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Research Librarian, Sea of Tranquility, Earth’s Moon, Space Exploration Society of America

Applicants from across the Missouri are invited to apply for the unique position of serving as a librarian on the moon. The location will be the research institution on the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon’s northern hemisphere. Due to the multinational crew at the station, one must be willing to work with people of various backgrounds.

Potential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services plus teach research classes.
  • Oversee the database of reading and research material and curate research, reference, and recreational collections.
  • Create and maintain metadata for items in the library, all of which are digitally transmitted from Earth.
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of base technology.
  • May be asked to assist other individuals with their duties research duties.
  • Willingness to step into any situation to assist, especially ones where your life may depend on the outcome.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the library.
  • Once a month cleaning of the observatory.
  • Could be asked to interact with extraterrestrial life forms.
  • Pilot a moon rover between research bases.
  • Be able to operate a binary water evaporator.
  • Cook meals in a low-gravity situation for the research station on a rotating basis.

Experience Requirements:

  • MLIS or equivalent.
  • Experience with building and using databases and creating metadata.
  • Previous experience in librarianship preferred.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred.
  • Degree in science or technology preferred.
  • Fluency and literacy in multiple languages; preference for those who know
  • French, Russian, and/or Martian.
  • Willingness to travel in space and live in a low gravity environment.
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Certified as fit by a NASA physician.

Hours/Days: 24/7

Salary: $240,000-250,000.

Job posted 04/01/2018

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Anti-Gravity, Active Learning Instructional Designer Librarian, Moon, Earth, U.S., Florida, Space Exploration Society of America

The Space Exploration Society of America is looking for an adventurous Instructional Designer Librarian to join our team on the Moon. Our anti-gravity classrooms provide unique active learning experiences for the 500 habitants of our Moon colony. These classrooms are in need of fundamental assessment of the program and the curriculum systematically reviewed. The ideal candidate would engage in program reform and curriculum rewrites to Earth colony educational standards. This experience and research could provide many publication opportunities for the properly motivated individual.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Job posted 04/01/2018

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April Fools! 



And now for the real Jobline as of March 29th:

Youth Services Paraprofessional, St. Charles City-County Library – Corporate Parkway, Wentzville, MO

Youth Services Paraprofessional – 24 hours per week
Corporate Parkway, Wentzville, MO

Week 1: Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm, Mon 1:00pm-9:00pm, Wed 5:00pm-9:00pm, Thurs 8:30am-5:00pm
Week 2: Mon 1:00pm-9:00pm, Wed 1:00pm-9:00pm, Thurs 8:30am-5:00pm
1 Saturday shift per month

Advertised schedule may change based on the operational needs of the Branch. Applicants should have some flexibility in their schedules to accommodate schedule changes as needed.

The St. Charles City-County Library District is a dynamic place to visit…and to work. We are seeking a part time Youth Services Paraprofessional to work at our Corporate Parkway Branch. If amazing customer service is your passion, this is an opportunity for you.

Position Summary:

Corporate Parkway is a busy and growing General Purpose Branch in Wentzville, Missouri. The Corporate Parkway Branch circulates over 430,000 items and enjoys 182,000 customer visits per year. As a Youth Services Paraprofessional, you will focus on children and teen services. You will plan and present programs, classes and events, assist children and teens with material selection and basic information, and promote the Library at a variety of community events.


  • Experience working with children ages birth to 18 years
  • Experience creating and deploying engaging story times and classes for children and teens
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong technology skills with Microsoft Office and Google Application software
  • Strong skills using library equipment and technology such as e-readers and mobile devices
  • BA/BS degree required
  • A minimum of one year experience in customer or public service

The full job description can be found on our website.

Benefits & Salary: Partial benefit package available to part time employees that includes Paid Time Off and a 457 (b) Deferred Compensation plan with employer match. Starting rate is $17.01 per hour

Deadline for applications: Monday, April 9, 2018

Applications are available at any Library Branch or on our website at

For immediate consideration: Cover letter and resume with completed application can be returned to the Library Branches, emailed to, or mailed to SCCCL, Human Resources, 77 Boone Hills Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376.

Please note: We appreciate your interest in the Library District, but due to the high volume of responses, we may only be able to contact those applicants that we wish to interview.

Job posted 03/29/2018

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Library Administrator, Missouri Senate, Jefferson City, MO

Graduation with an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited program
Working knowledge of legal databases and other electronic resources
Knowledge of the legislative process preferred
Supervisory/management experience
Excellent customer service/interpersonal skills
Must be able to work collaboratively as well as independently

Maintains communication & relationships with House & Senate Staff
Provide reference services to the general assembly members and their staff, other state government entities, and the general public
Track expenditures for the library
Acquires and maintains collection of legislative documents, state documents, reports, monographs and publications for use by the general assembly, staff, and public.
Maintain database of current and former members of the Missouri general assembly
Please submit cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to Senate Human Resources Specialist, Cindy Winthorst, Room 434-B, State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or

Job posted 03/20/2018

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Adult Outreach Assistant, Part-time,  Temporary, University City Public Library, University City, MO

May 1 – August 31, 2018

Under supervision of the Head of Adult Services, this grant-funded position provides outreach for the library’s adult summer reading program, delivering book discussions, readers advisory and assistance with library electronic resources to patrons unable to visit the library.


  • Assists with planning, coordination, and presentation of programs or training for adult patrons outside the library
  • Coordinates site visits and activities with
  • Activities Directors at residential facilities in University City
  • Ensures delivery of needed reading materials to program participants
  • Plans appropriate activities based on participants’ abilities
  • Prepares, collects and collates participant evaluation and feedback
  • Prepares and conducts patron training on use of library e-resources such as the public access catalog and downloadable materials
  • Documents all activities and prepares written summary for grant reporting


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must provide own transportation for travel from library to residential facilities
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds for transporting materials to off-site locations
  • Strong computer skills; ability to quickly master new technology
  • Ability to effectively develop and implement programs for adults and senior citizens
  • Ability to meet and communicate with people of all ages in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patrons
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patron information
  • Ability to gather statistics, analyze information and write reports
  • Ability to operate library business machines properly, which may require knowledge of databases and search methods
  • Ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers, and supervisors
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance coverage

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MLS or MLS student preferred
  • Library experience preferred
  • Experience working with senior citizens preferred

This is a part-time, temporary position with some flexibility in scheduling. All hours worked will be while the library is open to the public. Travel will be compensated at rate set by the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to

Job posted 03/20/2018

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The Missouri Department of Corrections Librarian Opportunities, various Missouri locations

The Missouri Department of Corrections Librarian Opportunities:

The Missouri Department of Corrections is looking for several exceptional Librarians to join our team.

The Missouri Department of Corrections operates libraries within each of their facilities. The position requires comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of library science. The librarian plans, directs library services and all related institutional operations of library programs within Departmental guidelines.  This position is responsible for the daily operation of the library programs duties include collection development, budgeting, inventory and maintaining library records, supervision and training of offenders. The ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, offenders and external customers to ensure necessary information is accurately conveyed to accomplish desired outcomes is essential.  Performs other related work as assigned.

Base Salary:

Librarian I – $1232.50/bi-monthly

Librarian II – $1386.50/bi-monthly

*Increase after successful completion of nine month probationary period.

Education Requirement: 

Librarian I: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Library Science, OR Four or more years of experience as an assistant in a library which involved the cataloging, indexing, classifying, issuing, and care of books and related materials.

Librarian II: One or more years of experience as a Librarian I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; OR A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science; OR A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Library Science; AND One or more years of professional experience involving the application of standard library techniques.

Positions are currently available at: 

Algoa Correctional Center
8501 No More Victims Road Jefferson City, MO 65101

Booneville Correctional Center
1216 East Morgan Street Boonville, MO 65233

Chillicothe Correctional Center
3151 Litton Road Chillicothe, MO 64601

Tipton Correctional Center.
619 North Osage Avenue Tipton, MO 65081

All applicants must apply through the Office of Administration EASE application process to be considered.  EASe Online job application is available at   or 

Other helpful links:

Missouri Careers:

Full Job description – Librarian I:

Full Job description – Librarian II:

Benefits, Policies and Related Information:

Or contact

Kimberly Bresnahan
Library Services Coordinator
Missouri Department of Corrections
Division of Offender Rehabilitative Services
1717 Industrial Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
573.526.6540 (phone)
573.526.3009 (fax)

Job posted 03/16/2018

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ILS System Administrator, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

(Please apply for this position through our web application system at We will only be accepting applications submitted through this system. Please note that we are unable to respond to requests for application status.)

The ILS System Administrator reports to the Director of Information Systems and is responsible for managing the Library’s Integrated Library Software (ILS) database and organizing the support and functional requirements for the Kansas City Library Service Program (KC-LSP).

The System Administrator will maintain and enhance a hosted, SirsiDynix Symphony system and integrated applications that supports 50+ libraries in the metropolitan area. This position is highly collaborative and interacts with a variety of staff and vendors to support the core, ILS functions of the Library and its ILS partners. Duties include: responsibility for the day-to-day management of the ILS; monitoring server processes and maintaining the integrity of data tables in the configuration; planning and implementing software releases and enhancements for the ILS and advising enhancements on 3rd-party ILS integrated applications; analyzing training and process needs and designing supporting technology solutions, researching, evaluating, and testing proposed system solutions and products; consulting and aiding in creating documentation as appropriate; and resolving ILS-related service issues, coordinating problem resolution as needed with various groups to ensure system-to-system health and functionality.

Requirements include: experience with UNIX, able to read and write PERL, and ability to work at the command line; demonstrated knowledge of data taxonomies and relational databases; experience writing documentation for end users and process; the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks; the ability to learn new skills and systems quickly; and the demonstrated characteristics of being a self-motivated, independent worker and strong team player. This position participates in after-hours and on-call support rotation for Information Systems.

The ideal candidate will be an advanced problem solver who feels impassioned in using technology to build bridges and affect change. The preferred candidate will have experience with administrative and configuration tasks in a multi-site Integrated Library System, MARC, and LOC Authority Control. Minimum qualifications include a BS/BA degree with related computer networks experience and a demonstrated knowledge of scripting, specifically in PERL, and experience with UNIX (Linux, or SQL).

Must be able to travel to service sites. Experience working in libraries at any level is preferred. This is an exempt, full-time permanent position with salary beginning at $58,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits. Position open until filled. Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job posted 03/09/2018

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Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarian (Librarian I or II), Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

The Curtis Laws Wilson Library of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian will be responsible for maintenance and acquisition of electronic resources and will oversee the purchase of print materials. The librarian will manage the library’s electronic discovery tool, link resolver, knowledge base, EZproxy server, and usage statistics products, and will generate usage and budgetary reports to support collection development decisions. The librarian will actively collaborate with other library staff and participate on local and University of Missouri System library committees.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri, S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out. Rolla, a community of 19,000, enjoys an excellent educational system, competitive cost-of-living, and abundant recreational opportunities.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Leads Acquisitions department, including two acquisitions staff
  • Acts as liaison with vendors and University of Missouri Library Consortial Resources office for purchasing, renewing, and licensing of resources.
  • Manages library’s electronic discovery tool, knowledge base, and usage statistics products
  • Maintains and updates EZproxy server
  • Oversees OCLC knowledge base with journal holdings and Interlibrary loan rules. Prepares quarterly electronic holdings files and a yearly embargoed titles list.
  • Gathers pricing information for potential database or online journal purchases and orchestrates demos of services/products with vendors.
  • Works with selectors on collection maintenance.
  • Uses PeopleSoft and Innovative Sierra catalog to create and update reports and to project expenditures
  • Works on streaming video purchases and locally digitized files; clears copyright/licensing for owned materials so we may digitize them for streaming.


Education and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association


  • Experience with maintenance and support of electronic resources
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated products
  • Experience with EZproxy
  • Experience with link resolver, knowledgebase, and discover tool
  • Supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in electronic resources and licensing.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to perform effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Successful and creative management of staff and operations
  • Ability to work effectively with scholars and university partners

Environmental and Physical Demands:

This position requires working with (and in the vicinity of) materials that may contain or produce dust, molds, and other allergens; the ability to lift and handle books; and the ability to push a cart and handle boxes weighing in excess of fifty pounds.

Salary and Benefits

Positions are 12-month appointments at Librarian I or II level, with a minimum salary of $47,476. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes 28 days of vacation annually and 8 paid holidays.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three references to Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resources Office at Application deadline: March 30, 2018.


Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

EEO is the Law English Version
EEO is the Law Spanish Version
EEO is the Law Chinese Version

Job posted 03/05/2018

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Collection Development Manager, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO

Columbia Public Library
MARCH 1 2018

POSITION AVAILABLE: Collection Development Manager

HOURS/DAYS: Full-time exempt position (40 hours per week)

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Administer and direct the operations of the Collection Management Department within the scope of the Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) system. Oversee the development and maintenance of the collection in all formats including online services. Collect, analyze, manipulate and provide interpretation of data. Serve as a member of DBRL’s management team and participate in the strategic planning process. This individual must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and enjoy the administrative challenges of working with an outstanding group of diverse people and projects. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS from an accredited institution; minimum three years increasingly responsible library experience with specific experience in the collections area preferred. Prefer five years experience in a public library with staff supervisory experience, collection development using online ordering technology and project management experience.

BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package including: vacation, sick leave, holiday pay; health, dental, vision and life insurance available; 401(k) retirement plan; and employee assistance program.

SALARY: $56,881.27 annually

APPLICATION: Apply online or download application at Applications also available at any of our service centers.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by March 30, 2018.

(573) 443-3161 or email

The Daniel Boone Regional Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to social, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Job posted 03/02/2018

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Reference Associate at The Library Center, Springfield Green County Library, Springfield, MO


POSITION: Reference Associate
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $12.00 per hour

This a part-time position, 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open (Monday- Saturday 8:30-9:00, and Sunday 1:00-5:00). As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select Our Company > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at then follow the link provided for this Job Posting
Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.


Job Description

Position: Reference Associate
Classification: Library Associate I
Salary Track: G
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Essential Functions

  • Greet patrons and provides proactive assistance at the public service desk/phone
  • Provide reader advisory service with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Help patrons navigate the library catalog and databases
  • Help patrons with general reference and tech assistance
  • Routinely re-shelve reference materials
  • Process materials, handles holds
  • May contribute to the Library District’s reference services by posting articles to the Library’s blog, may assist in the upkeep of social media or other services
    Perform public speaking, programming, tours with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Provide handoff to various other specialist when appropriate
  • Assist in maintaining and merchandising the branch collection
  • Promote library services, programs & offerings
  • Act as PIC (Person In Charge) -will be the acting building manager as assigned handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Serve as Passport Acceptance Agent when certified, in branches where service is offered
  • Interpret and implement the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, the employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: The employee’s job is interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. The employee also has a high degree of direct contact with Library patrons. Therefore, it is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.


  • Position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field
  • One-year public service experience preferred
  • Public library experience preferred

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature
  • Ability to follow extremely detailed instructions and complete tasks accurately


  • Daily in-person and telephone contact with the public
  • Works closely with other library personnel
  • Contact with all system departments and branches


  • Supervised by Reference Department Manager

Physical Demands

  • Perform bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Display good coordination and mobility
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.

Working Environment

  • Primarily in-doors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein.
I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Signed: Date:
Accommodation Requested:

Job posted 02/22/2018

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