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Librarians, Comité Américain pour les Régions Dévastées, Blérancourt, France

Applicants from across the United States of America are welcome to apply for multiple librarian positions within the Comité Américain pour les Régions Dévastées (CARD/American Committee for the Devastated).  This volunteer organization will operate out of a château in the northern French village of Blérancourt near the Belgian border in order to provide assistance to citizens of war-torn France.

Potential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Set up libraries in communities, including cataloging books and shelving books by the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Oversee adult and children’s reading rooms.
  • Conduct storytimes for French children.
  • Provide reader’s advisory and reference services.
  • Oversee the circulation reading materials to patrons.
  • Drive a bookmobile to isolated villages.
  • Serve as a resource for societal needs, including the ability to refer to other social service organizations.
  • Assist illiterate patrons in filling out needed forms and applications for social services or other war-related needs.
  • Cleaning of the facility to which you are assigned.
  • Assist in teaching French librarians about the needs of readers and ways to serve readers to make French libraries more open, user-friendly spaces.
  • Help French librarians to understand that books are for readers to use and enjoy, not just to serve research needs.
  • Assist in establishing the first open-access library in Paris.
  • May be asked to assist with the duties of other units within CARD, including but not limited to: working shifts in the dispensaries, teaching home economic classes, managing kindergarten classrooms, operating cinemas, and/or overseeing sporting events.
  • As the war continues, do your best to find a secure place to stay should the location of your assignment come under fire or siege.  Also, be prepared to assist in first aid endeavours.
  • Once the war is over, assist in the reconstructing of livelihoods of the French people who have suffered tremendously during this great war.

Experience Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel widely throughout France.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Must be self-driven and willing to work independently.
  • Minimum of a high school education.
  • Previous experience in librarianship preferred.

Other requirements: Must speak French, hold a driver’s license, and be financially self-sufficient.

Hours/Days: Monday-Saturday, must be available to assist during all daylight and evening hours.

Salary: None; this is a volunteer position.

For more information or to apply please write to Ms. Anne Tracy Morgan in Blérancourt, France. Additional information can also be found at this link.

Job Posted: April 1, 1917

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Youth Services Manager, Kirkwood Public Library, Kirkwood, MO

FLSA Classification: Full time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Library Director

Supervises: Assistant Manager Youth Services
Library Associates III

Supervise employees, including hiring, firing, scheduling, monitoring attendance, evaluating performance, employee discipline, training and orientation.

Establishes and maintains youth services procedure manual. Recommends policies and procedures to Library Director. Creates and maintains new hire checklist for department.
Defines, establish and monitor goals and objectives for the department.

Prepare and monitor department budgets. Directs expenditure of funds and oversees all department operations.

Supervise the maintenance of Children’s & Teen Rooms, including keeping the materials shelved, the rooms clean and straightened, and displays full and timely.
Research possible grants and awards, apply or delegate application to appropriate staff members.

Provide professional development training for staff. Provide information to staff, including new developments within the library profession.
Prepare and provide to Director various reports monthly.

Review and interpret KPL policies and procedures to maintain and strengthen department service as well as service to entire library.

Act as a liaison between the library and the community. Network with other agencies and organizations to facilitate cooperative projects.

Maintain the library’s youth services’ collections through collection development and maintenance so that the collection supports the educational and recreational needs of youth customers and builds a love of learning and libraries. Collection is representative of the diversity in the world. Work collaboratively with Youth Services Cataloger.
Act as a member of the programming committee to work cooperatively with Adult Services to organize and coordinate all aspects of programming for children, teens, and adults including Summer Reading Program for all ages.

Present in-house and outreach programs for children, teens and families.

Defines standards for programs and outreach.

Participate in professional organizations and maintains awareness of developments and trends applicable to the Library profession.
Serves as designated person in charge when needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Work with and maintain effective communication with other department managers and staff. Continually look for ways to improve communication and relationships between departments. Serve as a member of the management team to achieve efficient use of library facilities, resources and staff. Participate in long range planning.
Regular attendance as schedule and performing tasks as assigned as essential job functions.

Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution obtained or being pursued, or equivalent experience.
Library experience preferred.
Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, child development, school curriculum, and ability to work well with children and young adults.
Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff members.
Commitment to high level of public service. Must be willing to work cooperatively with and around people of all ages.
Good judgment with analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to bend and stoop frequently to reach low shelves, reach high shelves, lift heavy books, and push a full book cart.
Ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds.
Be willing to acquire knowledge of new technology available in the library and have the ability to translate that knowledge to patrons and fellow staff members.
Ability to work in a public service area that is busy, sometimes noisy and with frequent interruptions.
Strong computer skills including basic knowledge of Windows based computer and Internet searching applications.

Kirkwood Public Library, located in the heart of downtown Kirkwood, MO, is seeking a full-time Youth Services Manager. Candidates must be creative, tech-savvy leaders with excellent customer service skills who are devoted to creating young readers and celebrating the diversity of our world. Effective oral and written communication skills are required, as well as the skills to develop and deliver traditional, non-traditional, and innovative library services for all youth patrons. A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution obtained or being pursued or equivalent experience is required. Salary range is $35,000-$38,000 and the work schedule will include some evenings and weekends. The Library offers a variety of benefits including vacation, sick leave, health insurance and a pension plan. For a complete job description and accompanying requirements, please visit Cover letters and resumes may be emailed to Sarah Erwin, Library Director, and are due by 5PM April 12th.  No phone calls, please. Preferred start date for this position is May 8th.

Job Posted 3/31/2017

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Assistant or Associate Director for Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB), University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an Assistant or Associate Director for Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB).  The successful candidate will provide leadership for the SCARaB Division, which is responsible for selecting, preserving, and making accessible materials of the Libraries’ special and rare book collections.  These collections house rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years, and vary from a tiny Charlotte Bronte manuscript to the Lanford Wilson papers to the Comic Arts Collections and dime novels.   The Assistant/Associate Director is also responsible for supervising the University Archivist in the selecting, accessioning, and control of the official records of MU and the UM System’s central administration; and supervising the organization and preservation of manuscript collections and organizational records that document the history of the University of Missouri and its various activities and communities. We seek candidates whose work will reflect a strong commitment to the Libraries’ and the University’s mission, vision, and values, including diversity and inclusion.


Leadership:  The Assistant/Associate Director works with library managers and supervisors to establish goals and objectives and to set priorities, and also has responsibility for the overall planning, resource allocation, and administration of the SCARaB Division.  He or she is a member of the Libraries’ management team and participates in establishing library-wide policy, serves on committees, and supports fundraising and development activities.  He or she evaluates personnel, analyzes costs and efficiency of operations, and coordinates projects with other divisions.  The position actively encourages and supports professional development and training of librarians, archivists, and staff.

Collection Development:  The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for supervising the ongoing development of collections in the areas of manuscripts, rare books, university archives, and other special collections through donations, purchases, and records management.  The incumbent proactively cultivates relationships with donors and seeks out gifts, grants, and other external support for the Division in cooperation with the Libraries’ Development Officer.  In particular, the position pursues donations of materials that correspond to the Division’s collection development policies.

Digital Projects:  The Assistant/Associate Director supervises the Digital Services unit and develops strategies and priorities for digitizing the historical and rare holdings of the Libraries and University Archives.  He or she works with service providers and granting agencies to facilitate integrated access to library collections and information resources and to increase capacity for in-house digital projects.

Public Services:  Experience in planning student engagement with special collections and rare material along with a commitment to working collaboratively with the whole library system is essential.  The incumbent must be committed to promoting and enhancing instruction and research services. .

This position will be hired at the rank of Librarian II or higher, according to the qualifications of the final candidate.

Required Qualifications:

  • L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent.
  • Strong knowledge of book history, archival administration, and current and emerging trends in archives and special collections, including collection development for rare books, archives, and special collections, records management principles, and digital preservation.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital projects.
  • At least six years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian working with rare books and special collections, with two years supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of techniques for book preservation and conservation.
  • Experience with successful grants and/or donor relationships.
  • Excellent supervisory and public speaking skills. Ability to advocate for SCARaB with peers, donors, faculty, and university administrators.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree in literature or history.
  • Knowledge and experience supervising metadata creation and Hathi trust uploading; experience in digital humanities.
  • Language skills in French, German, Latin or other non-English languages.
  • Experience in an ARL or other large research library.
  • Experience working with library donors and large gifts.
  • Demonstrated professional activity and leadership in the profession.
  • Experience with building projects.

Compensation:  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:  Apply online at with Job ID 22743.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV are required.  Preference for applications received by June 10, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility:  This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

About the Libraries, the campus, and community: The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It’s a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university. Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, Mizzou is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools.  Many departments also work closely with the University Extension program to bring the benefits of research to Missouri citizens.  The University of Missouri has a statewide network of 10 research parks and business incubators, each designed to help faculty, entrepreneurs and businesses collaborate to move innovative research to the marketplace, and the Mizzou Advantage program encourages innovative interdisciplinary collaboration.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $237 million annually on scientific research.  The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities.  Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 27 percent of all bachelor’s degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and 62 percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri’s public universities.

Located in central Missouri with easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, MO is consistently ranked one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life.  For more information on the MU Libraries, the University, and Columbia, please visit the following:

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA employer.

Job Posted 3/30/2017

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Reference Librarian, Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO

Missouri Baptist University is seeking a Reference Librarian. Individuals interested in this position should review the description posted below and then submit application materials as instructed at the bottom of this page. Application materials will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Basic Function
The Reference Librarian provides reference services and guides library users in identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information in all formats; participates collaboratively with colleagues and faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy; and participates in collection development for print and electronic materials.

  • Responsibilities and Authority
    Assist and provide research assistance at the reference desk, over the phone, by email, and in one-on-one meetings in a team-based environment. Includes some evening and weekend hours.
  • Develop and teach interactive, curriculum-integrated library instruction sessions campus-wide.
  • Create tutorials, learning objects, or other curricular resources in a variety of media.
  • Develop, maintain, and promote knowledge of research trends, emerging instructional technologies, and scholarly communication.
  • Serve as the collection development liaison to specified departments, working with faculty to develop and maintain the general collection and the reference collection.

The Reference Librarian is directly accountable to the Director of Library Services.

Performance Measurement Criteria
The Director of Library Services shall conduct an annual performance review. This review will include an assessment of the performance of all tasks related to the position, an analysis of the Reference Librarian’s strengths and weaknesses based on a review of the job description and recent performance, and proposed personal and professional development.


  • A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or foreign equivalent is required.
  • One to three years of experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience providing reference service in the digital and web environment.
  • Experience teaching library instruction or information literacy, including developing learning outcomes, activities, and assessment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize projects, work independently, and collaborate with library colleagues.
  • Knowledge of current research and information sources in a broad range of disciplines.
  • Current awareness and comfort with technology pertaining to library services.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To inquire and/or apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, a statement of Christian Faith, and the contact information for three professional references. These materials should be submitted via e-mail to Mrs. Jeanna Ryner, Director of Library Services, at — Subject: Reference Librarian position.

Job Posted 3/28/2017

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Library Director, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

Application Deadline
April 11, 2017

Full Time/Part Time

Job Description
The Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), a technological research university which is part of the University of Missouri System, seeks a collaborative, flexible, experienced leader for the position of Library Director. This position reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
It is an exciting time for the Curtis Laws Wilson Library as we have many areas for growth and development. We have recently absorbed the campus archives, which allows for new collaboration in the areas of collection development and digitization. Our institutional repository, Scholars’ Mine, just had its one millionth download and is entering a period of increasing support from campus. Our learning commons is strategically growing in phases, with new opportunities to embed technology and improve spaces to support student success. The library and university strategic plans appear at and

The director will:
• Establish a shared vision that promotes the missions of the University and the Library.
• Advocate for the library in all settings.
• Communicate effectively with the Missouri S&T Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, regarding all operations and initiatives; work with the Provost Leadership Cabinet to further the needs of the campus.
• Work closely with Faculty Senate Library and Learning Resources Subcommittee, IT, and Educational Technology to support research, teaching, service, and learning.
• Provide strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services including planning, budgeting, assessment, and the integration of emerging technologies and trends.
• Seek external funding in support of strategic library initiatives.
• Develop new and improved spaces and services for students to enhance learning and collaboration.
• Lead the Missouri S&T Library’s collaboration efforts with the other libraries in the University of Missouri System, and libraries and library organizations in the region, to optimize use of existing resources and the development of new initiatives.
• Cultivate and sustain an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth, and responsibility; and which rewards learning, creativity, ownership and innovation.

Minimum Qualifications
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or master’s degree in related field, with at least 8 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Second master’s degree. Experience in an academic library setting. Demonstrated progression of supervisory responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to build teams and foster a collaborative working environment. Demonstrated administrative responsibilities with budget and planning. Effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.

About Missouri S&T
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.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references.

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:
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Job Posted 3/8/2017

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