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Assistant Professor – Director of Resource Services, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Assistant Professor/Director of Resource Services
Kent Library
Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month position

The Director of Resource Services provides leadership and strategic visioning for the technical services functions of library materials licensing and acquisitions and resource description management and metadata activities to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the university community. The Director provides leadership for a user- centered approach to resource services operations. The Director manages the areas of acquisitions, cataloging, database and electronic resource management, government documents, periodicals and physical processing of new and deselected materials. This position is responsible for developing standards and best practices: 1) for acquiring electronic and print resources from publishers and vendors in a variety of formats, 2) for organizing, classifying and processing library materials and 3) for daily operations of the Federal Depository Library Program. The Director supervises tenure track faculty librarian(s) and professional staff.

Primary Responsibilities
• Lead, plan, manage, coordinate and evaluate Kent Library’s resource services units by overseeing the acquisition of online, streaming, print and other materials; the description and discover of and access to electronic and print library resources; and the receiving and processing of Federal and State documents
• Assist in creating, developing, documenting and maintaining resource services policies and procedures and administrative guidelines and processes; manage and streamline workflows; and set priorities for library technical and collection services areas
• Train, evaluate and supervise resource services staff performing acquisitions, cataloging and government documents processing in accordance with Library and University policies
• Share responsibility for managing and administering the integrated library system and provide leadership for resource services functions
• Ensure Kent Library collaborates with University Finance and Administration and follows all University and State budgeting, business and accounting best practices
• Oversee staff working in metadata and responsible for duties such as record loads and troubleshooting data problems
• Assist in preparing the annual acquisitions budget and tracking of fiscal year expenditures and create budget, finance, statistical and narrative reports as required or requested
• Oversee evaluation, acceptance or refusal and processing of materials donated to Kent Library; including acknowledging donor gifts
• Facilitate and participate in the creation, maintenance and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems; including use of applicable tools for manipulating data (such as, MARCEdit, XML and import/export rules)
• Maintain knowledge of national, regional and local cataloging policies, standards and practices; including Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging rules, MARC records, Library of Congress Subject (LCSH) headings, authority control, Dewey Decimal classification and bibliographic utilities such as OCLC
• Lead bibliographic authority work
• Serve as liaison librarian to assigned academic departments; liaison activities include: building and maintaining close relations with students and faculty in order to meet their learning, teaching and research needs through information literacy instruction, communication, program development, information sharing (using tools such as LibGuidesTM), collection development and information gathering
• Provide leadership in the assessment of library services and collections
• Contribute to the library management team and library committees, activities, and outreach, and to Southeast Missouri State University through faculty governance, committees, councils, and other working groups
• Lead and complete a wide range of projects
• Establish and maintain a personal professional development program consistent with promotion, tenure, and post-professorial review

Required Qualifications
• ALA accredited Master’s degree
• Minimum of three years of experience as professional librarian; experience in academic library resource services a plus
• Minimum of two years of experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role
• Knowledge of cataloging principles, standards, practices and technologies; including RDA, authority control, LCSH, MARC and OCLC or other utility
• Experience working in a library management system
• Evidence, or awareness of, acquisitions budgeting, licensing or acquiring of materials
• Knowledge, or awareness of, current trends in library acquisitions, cataloging or government documents and physical processing
• Ability to effectively implement change
• Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body and a diverse faculty throughout the University
• Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with other and effectiveness in working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.

Application Deadline: The position is available January 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 27, 2017.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

• Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
• Current curriculum vitae
• Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
• Name and contact information of three professional references

Departmental Information: Information regarding Kent Library can be found at http://library.semo.edu/.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 12,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Job posted 9/15/2017

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Assistant Professor – Director of Public Services, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Assistant Professor/Director of Public Services
Kent Library
Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month position

The Director of Public Services provides leadership and strategic visioning for Information Literacy, Information Services, Reference Services and Access Services. This position is responsible for developing Library-wide user-centered public services standards and best practices. The Director supervises tenure track faculty librarians and professional staff.

Primary Responsibilities
• Lead, plan, manage and coordinate Kent Library’s public services units
o Oversee Information Literacy and Information Services; including library instruction and the library/academic department liaison program
o Oversee Reference services; including in-person, virtual and online references assistance and research consultations
o Oversee Access Services; including circulation, reserves, collection maintenance, and resource sharing, interlibrary loan and document delivery
o Liaise with University Information Technology on Kent Library’s student computer lab
• Promote and provide expert guidance on Kent Library’s services, resources and spaces
• Ensure high quality user services and foster an inclusive learning environment for users
• Provide leadership on information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies and assessment
• Evaluate and assimilate new teaching methods and changing student learning styles in a rapidly evolving, information driven environment
• Hire, train and evaluate public services faculty and staff in accordance with Library and University policies
• Participate in the overall development, management and assessment of library services and collections
• Provides leadership in the assessment of information, reference and access services
• Coordinate and support a work environment that allows all employees to actively contribute to the successful operation of Kent Library for all users
• Serve as liaison librarian to assigned academic departments; liaison activities include: building and maintaining close relations with students and faculty in order to meet their learning, teaching and research needs through information literacy instruction, communication, program development, information sharing, collection development and information gathering
• Create digital learning materials; such as LibGuidesTM or video tutorials
• Provide research assistance in-person, online, or by telephone and share in the chat and reference desk staffing rotation; may occasionally include nights and weekends
• Maintain confidentiality of library users, library records and university information
• Assist in creating, developing, documenting and maintaining public services policies and procedures and administrative guidelines and processes
• Make recommendations in areas such as library policy formulation, budget management and short- and long-range planning
• Participate in work related to the library management system as appropriate
• Maintain an awareness of and respond appropriately to users issues; consulting with the dean as needed
• Contribute to the library management team and library committees, activities, and outreach, and to Southeast Missouri State University through faculty governance, committees, councils, and other working groups
• Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide range of projects
• Establish and maintain a personal professional development program consistent with promotion, tenure, and post-professorial review

Required Qualifications
• ALA accredited Master’s degree
• Minimum of three years of experience as professional librarian; experience in an academic library public services area a plus
• Minimum of two years of experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role
• Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of information literacy, reference services and/or access services functions
• Strong user centered public services philosophy
• Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies
• Experience with planning, delivering or assessing information literacy education
• Knowledge, or awareness of, current trends in library services, resources and spaces
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body and a diverse faculty throughout the University
• Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
• Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
• Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with other and effectiveness in working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.

Application Deadline: The position is available January 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 27, 2017.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

• Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
• Current curriculum vitae
• Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
• Name and contact information of three professional references

Information regarding Kent Library can be found at http://library.semo.edu/.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 12,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Job posted 9/15/2017

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Library Director, Crawford County Library District, Crawford County, MO

The Crawford County Library District is seeking community-minded and qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Crawford County Library District is a newly formed library district consisting of three branches located in Cuba, Steelville and Bourbon. Crawford County is a multicultural and diverse economical county with a population of approximately 25,000. We are located on I-44 between St. Louis and Springfield.

The Crawford County Library Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, civic engager, and strong staff supporter. The candidate will demonstrate ability to solidify partnerships and articulate the Library’s strategic vision, mission, and values to the community. The Library Director will work directly with the Board of Trustees to develop a state of the art library system in Crawford County, manage the daily administration of the three libraries, actively promote the libraries in the communities, partner with local agencies and education facilities, write and administer grants, maintain facilities, supervise personnel, prepares and manages a balanced budget and is responsible for all programing. The library staff currently consists of eight part time employees with an annual operating budget of approximately $500,000.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from a graduate library program accredited by the America Library Association and professional library experience, preferably in administrative and/or managerial/supervisory capacity in a public library
• At least two years professional library experience
• A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may substitute for minimum qualifications. Completion of MLS required within 4 years of hire date

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF:
• Principles and practices of public library system administration
• Public library policies, procedures, and standards of service
• Federal, State and Local regulations governing library operations
• Current trends in library services, programing and technology
• Methods for evaluating public library programs, policies and operational requirements
• Processes for developing and administrating budgets
• Supervisory principles, practices and methods

REQUIRED SKILL IN:
• Directing public library operations, programs, and services
• Ensuring the delivery of quality library programs and services to the community
• Developing and implementing library goals, objectives, policies and procedures
• Responding to and resolving complex issues and complaints involving library related matters
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others
• Developing and administering budgets and monitoring expenditures
• Supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority
• Evergreen ILS
• Working with library and other vendors (i.e. database vendors like EBSCO and Overdrive, book vendors, etc.)

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION
• Must possess a valid Missouri Driver’s License

SALARY
• This is a full-time position. Salary range is $32,000 – $42,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Pre-employment Drug/Alcohol testing and Background check is required.

APPLICATION PROCES
• Email or mail a cover letter, resume and three professional letters of reference that include reference contact information to annalwilliams@centurytel.net or Crawford County Library District %Annalee Williams, 710 South Bond, Cuba, Missouri 65453
Applications must be received no later than October 31, 2017. Interviews will begin immediately after that date.

Job posted 9/11/2017

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Associate Professor – Catalog Librarian, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Assistant or Associate Professor – Catalog Librarian
Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month Position
Kent Library
Southeast Missouri State University

The Catalog Librarian position provides description of, discovery of and access to electronic and print library resources through creation of original metadata records for all library materials. Work includes cataloging of new general collection and Special Collections & Archives materials as well as retrospective projects. The catalog librarian ensures that titles are accurately described in the integrated library system (ILS) and other systems, such as OCLC, to facilitate discovery and access by university students, faculty and staff and guest users.

The catalog librarian manages cataloging unit operations and supervises assigned staff. Unit operations include creation and maintenance of materials records, prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely access and/or problem resolution. The librarian will provide leadership on cataloging unit workflow and improvements.

This position plays a key role in management of the ILS, in authority work for Southeast and other libraries in a shared catalog, and Southeast content in the MOBIUS union catalog. MOBIUS is a consortia of Missouri and Midwest libraries collaborating on resource sharing and acquisition.

The catalog librarian must establish and maintain a personal development program consistent with the promotion and tenure criteria for librarian effectiveness, scholarly activity, professional development and service to the library, the university and the community.

Primary Responsibilities:

Maintain currency with national, regional and local cataloging policies, standards and practices
Maintain and/or establish Southeast Missouri State University cataloging policies and procedures and serve as the local resource person regarding cataloging and metadata
Create original cataloging for materials in Special Collections & Archives and the general collections
Manage the cataloging unit and supervise assigned staff
Train copy cataloger(s)
Participate in ILS management and provide leadership for cataloging functions
Share responsibility for working effectively with MOBIUS libraries
Serve as library liaison to assigned University academic department(s); liaison activities include but are not limited to: instruction, research consultations, departmental outreach, creating and maintaining LibGuides, collection resource review and collection development
Serve on library, university and professional committees

Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited Master’s degree
Two years cataloging experience in an academic library
Experience with Resource Description & Access (RDA), MARC 21 and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Experience with name, subject and uniform title authority work
Experience cataloging materials through a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC
Ability to create original bibliographic records and familiarity with MARC holdings records
Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats
Familiarity with, and an understanding of, national and international cataloging standards such as RDA and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2); MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic Data; classification system such as Library of Congress Classification or Dewey Decimal Classification; Library of Congress Name Authorities; LSCH; CONSER Cataloging Manual (for Serials); and OCLC (or other utility) Bibliographic Formats and Standards
Experience with modifying/updating MARC records and complex copy cataloging practices
Skill in training copy catalogers
High level experience with an integrated library systems (ILS) (Kent Library has an Innovative Sierra system)
Understanding of ILS bibliographic, holdings and item records
Knowledge of large scale record loads and cross-walking Marc or non-Marc data into the ILS
Ability to participate in projects, planning and initiatives to establish and refine cataloging/metadata policies and procedures on both the library and consortium levels
Evidence of effective communication skills
Strong service orientation and flexibility
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others
Ability to meet Kent Library’s and Southeast Missouri State University’s tenure and promotion requirements
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast Missouri State University seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional blended and online formats and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.

Application Deadline: The position is available January 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 29, 2017.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1
Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required when offer of employment accepted)
Name and contact information of three professional references

Library Information: Information about Kent Library can be found at: http://library.semo.edu/.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast is a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, maters, and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Job posted 8/31/2017

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Library Director, McDonald County Library, Pineville, Missouri

The McDonald County Library seeks community-minded and qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Library Director manages the daily administrative activities of the library, promotes the library in the community, partners with local agencies and educational facilities, writes and administers grants, maintains facilities, guides personnel, and is responsible for all programming.

The library serves a county population of 23,000. The main library, built in 1984, lies in the center of Pineville, just down the street from the elementary school. There are two branches, one in Noel, opened in the late 1990s, and a new facility in Southwest City, opened in 2011. McDonald County is a rural collection of communities, and features a multicultural and economically diverse population. The county is located just north of the Northwest Arkansas corridor, and was included in the Metropolitan NWA Region in the latest census because of the close proximity.

Library staff includes several full-time and part-time positions, and the annual operating budget is approximately $300,000.

Preferred Qualifications:

MLS preferred or other bachelor’s degree with relevant experience considered
Professional administrative experience
Experience preparing and managing a balanced budget
Experience working with current technology and library services
Ability to provide quality children, teen, and adult library programs
Ability to interact positively with community and educational leaders
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience writing and administering grants

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will range between $35,000 – $40,000, based on education and experience. Benefits include vacation, holiday pay, and sick leave.

Application Process:

Email or mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional letters of reference that include reference contact information to alicesnodgrass@gmail.com or McDonald County Library, Atten: Alice Snodgrass, Bd. President, 808 Bailey Road, Pineville, MO 64856.

The first round of interviews will begin late September 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted: 8/28/17

Job posted 8/30/2017

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Access and Learning Services Librarian, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

Access and Learning Services Librarian

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Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Access and Learning 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 Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian and is responsible for the planning, coordination and administration of Access Services. This position manages 20+ part-time student assistants. Essential functions include: oversees Access Services functions such as opening and closing the library, circulation processes, shelving, fines and billing, interlibrary loan, reserves, patron gate count; participation in learning services such as library instruction, creation of instruction design tutorials and research guides; oversees hiring, training and supervision of student assistants and coordinates with other library staff for daily supervision responsibilities of student assistants; provides reference assistance to patrons; compiles statistics, analyzes data, and prepares reports relating to areas of responsibility; confers regularly with supervisor, reviewing, suggesting, and developing services, policies, and procedures consistent with the Research, Learning and Assessment Services department’s mission; participates in library staff meetings and regional access services meetings. 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 and supported.
Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven successful progressively responsible experience in the following areas: supervision, instruction, circulation, interlibrary loan and document delivery systems, databases, face-to-face and virtual reference services, collaborative software, cloud technology and Microsoft applications used in routine operations, such as OneDrive, Word and Excel.
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 educational and experience requirements:

Master’s of Library Science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited university or college
Supervisory experience
Demonstrated instructional teaching skills and understanding of instructional pedagogy and interactive teaching models
Evidence of progressively responsible library experience that includes use of library circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, and document delivery systems
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 submit their application through the link provided below. Application process requires a cover letter, salary requirement, resume, and contact information for three references.
https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Job posted 8/29/2017

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System Director, Southwest Kansas Library System, Dodge City, KS

System Director – Southwest Kansas Library System

Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Committee of the Southwest Kansas Library System (headquartered in Dodge City, KS), seeks an experienced library leader—responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next System Director. SWKLS, one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 83 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. SWKLS serves a 21 county region, with 8 staff members. SWKLS is a member-focused organization providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies.
Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a twenty-one county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active SWKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For complete details, visit SWKLS System Director Job Description.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and  prior experience in regional systems or consortia are additional preferred qualifications.
Compensation. The hiring salary range is $69,500-75,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Tandy Ritchhart, swkls@swkls.org, via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Tandy Ritchhart. This position is open until filled. Please visit Dodge City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for community and regional information. Dodge City is home to an excellent and progressive school system and a two year community college.

Job posted 8/24/2017

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Library Director, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO

Service Excellence—Free and Equal Access—Integrity and Trust.

The Daniel Boone Regional Library (MO) Board of Trustees seeks its next successful
Library Director who exemplifies these core values. The incoming leader will assume leadership of a thriving two-county (Boone and Callaway) Library
system with a stellar staff, committed communities, and stable funding (regularly setting aside funds for future
expenditures).
Key opportunities include: leading a committed board and staff to develop and implement innovative
services to meet the needs of the region; continuing conversations about new and alternative points of service throughout
the service area; working with strong, supportive Friends of the Library groups and Foundation; developing collaborative
community partnerships; and implementing the new 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. With a $10.5 million annual operating
budget, 126FTE, three locations, and two bookmobiles, the Library annually circulates 2.3 million items and sees 750,000
visitors.
The Library serves a diverse region of 1500 square miles. Columbia (DBRL headquarters and Boone County Seat) offers
small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. With excellent
schools, state of the art healthcare, cultural and entertainment opportunities, and a low cost of living, the area is a great
place to flourish. As a midwestern college town (home to the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia
College), the city has a reputation for progressive politics, public art, and celebrated journalism. Daniel Boone Regional
Library’s centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as the State Capitol in Jefferson City,
and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. A variety of affordable housing is available—ranging from neardowntown
Columbia to suburban development to rural country acreage. Fulton (Callaway County Seat), a full-service city
of 13,000, is home to Westminster College and Williams Woods University and has five uniquely designated historical
districts featuring distinctive architecture and areas. It is a comfortable community with many amenities thirty minutes
southeast of Columbia. Ashland, the third library location, is a convenient commute to both Columbia and Jefferson City.
For more information on the Library and the area, see Daniel Boone Links.
Responsibilities. The Library Director, under guidance of the Regional Board of Trustees, develops and maintains the
library service program meeting the needs of its constituents in the Daniel Boone Regional Library System. Through
ensuring delivery of quality programs and services, the Director works closely with the Board and staff recommending and
developing policies; developing and implementing the Strategic Plan; actively engaging in public relations and media
opportunities; understanding regional community needs; actively participating in DBRL communities; serving as liaison to
the Friends of the Library groups and Foundation Board; understanding and developing the annual operating budget;
seeking collaborative partnership opportunities; staying abreast of industry trends; and creating and sustaining a positive
work environment.
Qualifications. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and
six years of professional library experience with at least three years of director or other senior level administrator
experience; or equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to perform effectively the work
required. Essential skills include (1) knowledge of library principles, practices and trends through active professional
development; (2) commitment to staying well-informed on legal, financial and other relevant issues dealing with Missouri
public library law and general operations; (3) ability to analyze data and information for decision making,
recommendations and preparing reports; (4) excellent verbal and written communication skills serving as the Library’s
spokesperson; (4) an understanding of personnel management to lead an engaged and thriving staff; (5) initiative,
awareness and vision in developing library services; and (6) skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with
the Library Boards, staff, elected and appointed officials and community leaders. Public library experience, including a
successful track record of reporting to a governing board, is preferred. For additional details, the essential duties and
qualifications, visit DBRL Director Description.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $101,866 – 127,332 dependenton qualifications with a competitive benefits package.
For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and
résumé as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury.
This position will close September 24, 2017.

Job posted 8/6/2017

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