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Library Director - Bonner Springs City Library, Bonner Springs, KS

The Bonner Springs Kansas Library Board of Trustees seeks an energetic and innovative Director to lead a highly talented staff and to serve the needs of the community. The Library Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, and bring ideas and innovation to the Library. Governed by an eight member Board of Trustees, The Bonner Springs City Library has a staff of eleven and an annual budget of $560,000. In the fall of 2006, a successful $3.5 million bond issue was overwhelmingly passed by the community of Bonner Springs, and in July of 2009, the new Bonner Springs City Library was opened. The Library continues to be a vital and valued partner in the community, and provides excellent services and programs for all ages.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity of the policies established by the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be able to balance traditional service while implementing new, bold, thoughtful programs and services. For complete details and job description, visit the Bonner Springs City Library website:

Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and at least two years of progressively responsible professional public library administration and leadership experience; supervisory duties required.

Compensation. Salary range of $50,000-57,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

Send application (available at the Library or on the website at, a meaningful cover letter, resume, and three references to Bonner Springs City Library, Attn: Director Search, 201 N. Nettleton Ave, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 or email to Position is open until filled, but to ensure consideration apply by October 6, 2014


Job posted 9/13/2014

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STEM Librarian - Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Department: Pius XII Memorial Library

Recruiter: David Cassens, Dean of Libraries

Requisition Number: 20140620

Date Posted: 09-03-2014

Status: FT

Grade: 999

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for the position of STEM Reference Librarian, Pius XII Memorial Library at the rank of Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment.

Duties: Provide general reference services (including some evening and weekend hours), serve as liaison for the natural and physical sciences, engineering and aviation, and mathematics, teach use and searching of traditional and electronic library resources, prepare instructional materials, offer individualized research consultations, and provide subject-area collection development.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in librarianship from a library program accredited by the American Library Association (or the appropriate national body of another country).
  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree(s) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics from an accredited institution or at least three year experience as a STEM librarian.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal skills, positive public service orientation, effective oral/written communication skills, initiative, flexibility, commitment to professional growth, and research and analytic skills in a dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of professional library experience.
  • Knowledge of information sources related to STEM research.
  • Experience with library instruction using appropriate technologies.
  • Collection development experience in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of the unique information needs of scientists.
  • Awareness of emerging trends in science librarianship.

Interested candidates should apply online at Please include a cover letter and CV. We offer a competitive salary, attractive benefits including retirement program, insurance, tuition remission, vacation, and holidays.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and application from women and minorities.


Job posted 9/8/2014

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Collection Management/Public Services Librarian - Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO

POSITION AVAILABLE: Librarian – Collection Management/Public Services

DEPARTMENT: Technical Services/Public Services

HOURS/DAYS: Full-time, exempt position-working 40 hours per week, combination of daytime and evening hours required, average of ten Saturdays per year and 4 Sundays per year. Schedule will be determined based on the needs of the department.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by SEPTEMBER 15.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Collection Management – Perform responsible professional duties requiring the exercise of professional level skill, initiative and independent judgment. Primarily responsible for selecting adult fiction material for all DBRL locations. Will also advise weeding and inventory needs. (approximately 25 hours/week)

Public Services - Primarily responsible for providing professional level expertise in the delivery of library services to patrons, serve as a member of appropriate committees, provide leadership for paraprofessional staff in their service to the public, serve as professional in-charge, and assist in the management of the department and the work of the organization. (approximately 15 hours/week)

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS from an ALA accredited institution; 3 years increasingly responsible library experience with specific experience in collection management preferred. Public library and prior supervisory experience preferred. Need strong interpersonal skills as well as a high customer service orientation in working with all ages. Need working knowledge of computer equipment and software including knowledge of social media and eBook technologies. Must be comfortable selecting and ordering materials in a primarily online environment. Experience with database searching, reader’s advisory, demonstrated reference interviewing skills, training/teaching skills and public speaking/programming experience strongly preferred.

BENEFITS: Vacation and sick leave accrued each month; holiday pay; health, dental, vision and life insurance available; employee assistance program. A retirement plan is available to eligible employees.

SALARY: $36,068.34 annually

APPLICATION: Employment application available to download at or at any of our service centers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:Human Resources Manager at(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 9/2/2014

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Librarian I/II - The Missouri Department of Corrections, Potosi Correctional Center, Mineral Point, MO

The Missouri Department of Corrections has a Full-time classified Librarian I/II position Located at Potosi Correctional Center Mineral Point, MO

Full position description is available at

EASe Online job application is available at

For more information, contact Kimberly Bresnahan at 573-526-6540 or

APPLICATON DEADLINE: September 15, 2014


Job posted 9/2/2014

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Library Director - Rolla Public Library, Rolla, MO

The Rolla Public Library is seeking a Library Director. The successful candidate will have experience in developing and presenting programming, collection development, staff development, fiscal management, proposal writing and community relations. A Master in Library Science Degree is preferred, and applicants should have worked in a library or equivalent professional position for at least three years. Salary: $40,000 to $60,000, depending on qualifications, plus benefits. Applicants are encouraged to visit to learn more about the library. Rolla, with 20,000 residents, is located in rolling hills of the Ozarks in south central Missouri, and is home to the Missouri University of Science and Technology with 7000 students. Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and names and addresses of three or more references to : Board of Trustees, The Rolla Public Library, 900 North Pine Street, Rolla, MO 65401 or by email to Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2014. The Rolla Public Library is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job posted 8/28/2014

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Assistant Director - Scenic Regional Library, Union, MO

Scenic Regional Library is seeking an energetic and innovative individual to serve as Assistant Director of Branch and Adult Services. The Assistant Director is responsible for oversight of branch services, including direct supervision of branch managers. In addition, the position manages and coordinates the system’s adult programming, book discussion groups, and Adult Summer Reading program. The Assistant Director also shares responsibility for the operation of the library district by serving as a member of a management team with the Director and other administrative staff.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The work schedule will include some evening hours and Saturdays. The position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited library science program and at least five years of recent, progressively-responsible experience in library administrative work and management.

Scenic Regional Library serves 132,500 people in Warren, Gasconade, and Franklin counties with branches in Hermann, Owensville, New Haven, St. Clair, Union, Warrenton, and Pacific. The library’s administrative offices are located in Union, Missouri, about a 50-minute drive southwest of downtown St. Louis.

The starting salary range is $55,000-$65,000, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Scenic Regional Library offers a benefits package which includes sick leave, vacation leave, insurance (health, life and dental), and retirement (LAGERS).

A full job description can be found at Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to or Scenic Regional Library, Attention: Employment, 308 Hawthorne Dr., Union, Missouri, 63084. Application deadline is September 24 at 5:00 PM.


Job posted 8/25/2014

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