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If you wish to advertise a position, e-mail your ad to Be sure to indicate how many two-week postings you wish. A two-week posting costs $40 per job advertised. Jobline postings are provided at no charge to MLA institutional members and to libraries that provide individual memberships for all their trustees. Ad copy should be included in or attached to your e-mail message. Ads shall not be edited but posted as received. When ads are posted below, a confirmation message and invoice will be e-mailed to sender. Payment is due upon receipt.

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Children's Librarian - St. Charles City-County Library District, St. Charles, MO

Immediate full time opportunity for a Children’s Librarian with the St. Charles City-County Library District. Responsibilities includes selection and collection management of children’s materials, and the marketing of children’s materials and services in the library and community. Promote library collections and services through programming, outreach visits, and community events. Provide general reference assistance to all ages, including reader’s advisory, homework help, and technology assistance. Assist the Branch Manager with administrative and supervisory duties. Work schedule includes day, evening, and weekend hours.

Candidate must have experience with children’s programming, knowledge of children’s literature, superior reader’s advisory skills, and be an engaging storyteller with innovative ideas for bringing children and books together. Experience with electronic resources is preferred. Master of Library Science degree, accredited by the ALA is required.>/

The St. Charles City-County Library District is comprised of twelve libraries throughout St Charles County, a growing suburban community west of St. Louis. The District is a dynamic, progressive library that circulates 7 million items per year and enjoys over 2 million visitors a year.

Full time employees receive a full benefit package which includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and retirement plan. Entry level salary $46,248.

For immediate consideration send resume and SCCCLD application to by 09/07/14. SCCCLD applications available on our website at

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet


Job posted 8/21/2014

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Director - Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library, Jefferson City, MO

Put your strong management and community outreach skills to work as Director of a very special library service. This active library serves over 11,000 visually and physically disabled users who use braille and audio formats. A great staff has worked to quickly move into digital services, assisting users with the transition to digital players and downloadable books. If you have experience in customizing services for a community with particular needs, we need you to help expand the library’s outreach program. We are looking for an experienced manager who wants a new challenge; prior experience with visually disabled users and accessible technologies is not required. Salary $52,680-$55,248 based on qualifications. Posting open until September 24, 2014.

Full job posting and instructions for applying are located at:


Job posted 8/14/2014

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Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian - Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian for the Greenlease Library of Rockhurst University. Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service. Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education. Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

This position reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the planning, coordination, and administration of the Research, Learning, Access, and Assessment Services department. This position manages direct reports which includes a full-time librarian and four part-time staff. Essential functions include: coordination of the Research Services and user experience initiatives; coordination of Learning Services instructional design and information literacy instruction for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff, and the wider Rockhurst community; guidance of the Access and Learning Services Librarian in continuous improvement in Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan Services and management of student assistants in those areas. In collaboration with the Library Director, this position helps identify, define, and develop appropriate assessment approaches, measures, and techniques, including cross-campus partnerships in areas such as assessment of student learning initiatives, institutional repository creation, accreditation related activities, or scholarly communication projects. This position consults with the Content Management and Discovery Services Librarian in regards to workflow which affects staff in the Content Management and Discovery Services department. This position has liaison responsibilities to academic departments to facilitate collection development. Service on university committees and in regional, state or national professional associations is expected. Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven success and progressively responsible experience in the following areas: public services areas of an academic library, supervisory experience with professional and paraprofessional library staff; incorporation of technologies such as an integrated library system, databases, virtual reference services, web editing software, collaborative software, cloud technology and Microsoft Office applications such as Excel into routine operations of the department.

The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence. An active approach to leadership by example along with a collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this position. Specific requirements include:

  • Master's of Library Science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited university or college
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking and analytical skills are required for this position, as are integrity and candor
  • Demonstrated customer service experience
  • Demonstrated initiative and project management skills

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.


Job posted 8/13/2014

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Integrated Library System Administrator - Municipal Library Consortium, Webster Groves, MO

This position is responsible for the ongoing support and administration of MLC’s ILS; coordination of shared digital media; ongoing coordination of cataloging and circulation procedures; and technical assistance and support to member libraries as needed.

The MLC is a consortium of nine municipal libraries in St. Louis County, which operate independently but share a catalog and a Sirsi/Dynix Horizon ILS.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate maintenance and development of Sirsi/Dynix Horizon ILS with staff and vendors. Monitor performance of system and develop strategies for changes, enhancements, testing and upgrades as required
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking and analytical skills are required for this position, as are integrity and candor.
  • Manage the reliable operation of the ILS across nine libraries in a consortium environment. Isolate problems and coordinate solutions with vendors to assure rapid resolutions and continuous operation
  • Perform maintenance of databases and tables. Publish and distribute various statistical and performance reports
  • Work with staff at all nine libraries for ongoing maintenance, development and support. Serve as primary contact for ILS-related issues and as liaison to staff and vendors
  • Participate in the ILS community at large to keep MLC informed of upgrades, updates and changes, and build relationships with other users of ILS
  • Stay abreast of relevant new technologies and keep MLC directors informed of them, including competing ILS solutions
  • Offer timely input to member library directors regarding necessary upgrades to ILS and/or digital media formats and their place within the budget cycle
  • Coordinate and lead staff meetings regarding cataloging issues and circulation procedures as needed
  • Provide training on various ILS modules for new and existing staff; provide training on new digital media formats
  • Maintain contracts and subscriptions with third-party vendors of digital content; coordinate purchases of digital collections


The person in this position must communicate effectively, both in person and in writing. The ability to write clear and concise instructions for ILS procedures is particularly important.

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with coursework and strong background in information systems and database management highly desired. Four years of work experience in a multi-server, multi-agency, integrated application environment highly desired.
  • Public library experience required. Library degree highly desirable.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Necessary Skills and Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of database management and tools
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems (Sirsi/Dynix Horizon preferred)
  • Knowledge of MARC format
  • Knowledge of library functional areas and technology resources pertinent to public libraries
  • Knowledge of current trends in all areas of library automation
  • Must possess valid driver's license

Ability To

  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues related to Horizon ILS and servers
  • Function within a nine-library consortium
  • Help plan and coordinate projects, maintenance and upgrades, adapting to ever-changing technology needs
  • Remain objective and non-biased in vendor relations
  • Work independently and in a collaborative environment as required
  • Travel between MLC libraries on a regular basis

Work Environment

Most work is performed in a standard office setting at one of the MLC member libraries. There are occasional new, hectic, or demanding situations. Some on-call status and travel to annual out-of-town meetings are required. Regular visits to all nine libraries in the MLC are required. Extensive keyboarding and PC monitor work are required. Occasional lifting and moving of computers and related equipment is required.

Salary and Benefits

Beginning salary of $40,000 to $50,000, depending on candidate’s qualifications and experience; we offer excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan and paid vacation. The Municipal Library Consortium is an equal opportunity employer. Send résumés to:

Tom Cooper, Director
Webster Groves Public Library
301 E. Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119



Job posted 8/8/2014

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Library Associate - Arts Resource Center, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University

The Library Associate for the Art Resource Center (ARC) is a specialist skilled in organizing and providing access to information on the visual and performing arts. This individual will support research, provide instruction, and promote public awareness of the arts to students, teachers, scholars, curators, artists and community members.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Edits OCLC bibliographic control records according to appropriate cataloging rules
  • Assists patrons at the Art Resource Center
  • Manages re-shelving of library materials
  • Facilitates processing of requested materials
  • Facilitates student coverage at the Art Resource Center service desk

Required Qualifications

  • Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively provide reference services
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, and practices
  • Library cataloging experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of MARC Formats and OCLC
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities
  • General knowledge of electronic information sources and PC/MAC operating systems
  • Ability to work and think creatively about emerging as well as established technologies
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by August 22, 2014. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Required Information:To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

About The Art Resource Center

The Arts Resource Center (ARC) is located on the first floor of the Seminary building at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The ARC exists to provide access to technology, preserve important collections and serve to enhance the Southeast learning environment for its students. The Center offers materials unique to students in the arts including: composition software, play scripts and reference materials, Broadway music scores, complete classical collections, and Art and Dance reference books.



Job posted 8/5/2014

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