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Research Services Assistant, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University seeks a part-time Research Services Assistant 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 requires working 4 p.m. to midnight on assigned weekday evenings, additional hours on Saturday or Sunday each weekend plus occasional daytime hours.  This individual must have a flexible schedule and substitute as needed for other Research Services Assistants.

Responsibilities include: provide reference assistance to students, faculty and staff; monitor evening/weekend student assistants with circulation functions; assist with interlibrary loan requests; monitor library operations; assigned special projects based on the Research, Learning and Assessment Services department’s needs.

The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.   A collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this position.  Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite including Excel.

Preferred previous experience includes academic library reference services, knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces, social media management, basic web development, collaborative software, and cloud technology.

Interested candidates should apply cover letter, and contact information for three references at the following webpage: https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Job posted 10/04/2017

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Assistant Branch Manager-Jamestown Bluffs, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Join an award winning team!
-St. Louis Top Workplaces, 2014-2017
-What’s Right with the Region for Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, 2016
-Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator, 2015, 2017
-Library Journal Four Star Library, 2014, 2015, 2016
-Missouri Library of the Year from MLA 2014

St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year.  SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services. We surveyed our patrons and listened to what they needed in their public library. Family restrooms, private study rooms, more public computers, commons area with food and drink options, engaging children’s spaces and quiet, comfortable seating areas are just some of the additions to our branches. At several locations interactive Discovery Zones are embedded with tools and features that get kids ready to read. These literacy-packed play spaces feature pneumatic tubes, interactive LED displays, big screen tablets with learning apps, magnetic wall installations, family seating, reading hideouts and more!  By the end of 2017, 14 of the 20 branches will be completed with rave reviews from patrons. Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and diverse. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several awarding winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

Working in tandem with the Branch Manager, the management team ensures the library’s mission and strategic goals are continuously implemented at the branch while considering the  community’s needs and meeting them with relevant library services and programs. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual intent on providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, maintaining thriving community relations, and taking pride in being a part of the SLCL team!

Want to work in a library system that is valued by the community?

Do you want to work for this awarding winning library library system?

It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library, where facility innovations and creative public services are always growing! Apply today!

Job Purpose:

Assists the Branch Manager with the operation and maintenance of the branch and assumes the responsibilities of the Branch Manager in his/her absence in order to provide quality Library service to all Library customers.

Essential Job Functions:

1.  Schedules staff and monitors attendance to ensure adequate staffing.
2. Assists with overseeing branch operations, building, and grounds maintenance so the branch is clean, safe, and attractive.
3. Supervises and participates in public service activities including circulation and reference services to meet the needs of customers.
4. Participates in program planning and implementation to meet the needs of existing customers and to attract new customers.
5. Participates in hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining staff to ensure the Library staff is capable of giving the highest quality service.
6. Assists in the development and maintenance of the branch collection to ensure the branch meets the needs of the community it serves.
7. Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

-Master’s Degree in Library Science
-Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
-Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
-Must possess good judgment, analytical, and problem solving skills
-Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
-Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting  http://www.slcl.org/employment

Job posted 10/04/2017

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State Librarian for Missouri – Missouri State Library, Missouri Secretary of State’s Office, Jefferson City, MO

The Missouri State Library seeks a dynamic individual with proven leadership qualities to direct and further develop the Missouri State Library including the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library.  The successful candidate will be a forward-thinking leader and change agent, who can shape and communicate a compelling vision for Missouri’s motivated and engaged library community.  In addition, the Missouri State Librarian represents this innovative organization with nation and regional organizations.

The Missouri State Librarian reports to the Secretary of State (SOS) as detailed in Missouri Revised Statutes 181 and provides leadership to the Secretary’s Council on Library Development, the Wolfner Advisory Council, State Library Staff, Missouri local and regional libraries.  The State Librarian oversees a staff of 41 employees, with an annual budget of approximately $10 million in state, federal and other funds.

The Missouri State Library promotes the development and improvement of library services throughout the state, provides direct library and information service in support of the executive and legislative branches of Missouri state government and strives to ensure all Missourians have equal access to library services.

General Responsibilities:

Administers federal, state and other funds for libraries including funding appropriated for Missouri libraries through the state legislature.  Administers federal funding through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program and ensures implementation of programs under the LSTA as well as compliance with all federal guidelines and reporting requirements.

Administers policy development and service function in coordination with Directors of Library Development, References Services and Wolfner Library divisions.

Serves as an advocate for libraries to articulate the critical role of libraries in the state and local communities and to ensure stable and adequate funding for library programs.  Advocates for improvement of library services for persons with visual and physical impairments, as users of Wolfner Library.

Work with libraries, library groups, state agencies and those who use libraries to develop and implement programs to advance and improve library services. Ensure the provision of general and specialized consulting services for library staff and trustees. Develop instruments including an annual survey of public library services to monitor and report progress to the library community and other parties.

Facilitates the work of the Secretary’s Council on Library Development, in conjunction with the Secretary of State and Council Chair to provide effective advice to the State Library on its programs relating to libraries in the state.

Provides leadership in making information from and about government available and accessible to the public. Supports the information reference needs of state government as provided through Reference Services.

Represents the state library at local library events, attends meetings of library groups and stays apprised of developments in local libraries and their communities.  Represents Missouri State Library in state, national and international library activities; participates in national associations of state librarians.  Represents the State Library on boards including Missouri Library Association, MOREnet Council, Missouri Association of School Librarians, MOBIUS, MoEvergreen and others.

In partnership with State Archives, administers Missouri Digital Heritage program to expand access to information about Missouri’s history through the digitization of historical records, artifacts and documents.

The above job responsibilities in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Competencies in technological advances in library services.

Strong communication skills, both oral and written, including public speaking.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team and facilitate group discussions.

Management, financial, and leadership experience.

Legislative, budget, and policy development experience and abilities.

Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

Ability to prioritize work effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, peers, elected officials, other office personnel, and the public.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university and graduation from an American Library Association accredited library school is required. Four to five years’ experience in the administration of a public, academic, or governmental library is required.

Salary range: $75,000 to $91,000

Apply at: https://sosmo.applicantpro.com/jobs/584198.html

Minimum Posting Period Ends: October 23, 2017

Job posted 10/04/2017

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Part-time Circulation Clerk Position, Rock Hill Public Library, St. Louis, MO

The Rock Hill Public Library in the St. Louis area has an immediate opening for a part-time circulation clerk.

The person in this position will have excellent customer service skills, the ability to perform general circulation duties, and provide basic reference and readers’ advisory.

Additionally, the individual in this position will assist patrons on computers, scanners, and printers. Other duties include, but are not limited to, processing material, shelving, and creating displays.

20+ hours per week. Must be available to work 2 Saturdays per month, and one evening per week. 9.50/hr. Please submit a brief resume to jconroy@rhplmo.org or drop one off at the Rock Hill Public Library located at 9811 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO 63119. We will contact only those applicants we wish to interview. No phone calls, please.

Job posted 9/29/2017

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Position: Library Director 1
Location: Millington Public Library – Millington, TN
Status: Full Time
Company: www.lsslibraries.com
Link to position: https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/2376/library-director-1/job
Contact: mattthew.brown@lsslibraries.com

Summary

LS&S has an opening for a Library Director at the Millington Public Library in Millington, Tennessee. Millington is a small city of 10,000, just 20 minutes north of downtown Memphis, a metropolitan area offering sports, entertainment, museums, and world-famous Memphis barbecue. Officially designated “Flag City, Tennessee” by the state legislature, Millington hosts a Flag Day Celebration each June, International Goat Days in September, and a Christmas parade in early December. Millington is home to Naval Support Activity Mid-South. More than 7,500 military, civilian, and contract personnel are assigned to or work on base.

The Millington Public Library is a 10,000 square foot facility with a wide selection of popular books, movies, and access to digital media. It is open six days a week, and has a staff of 4.75 FTE. The city-appointed library board oversees the activities of the library. The Millington Public Library is a part of the Wolf River Library Consortium (WRLC), which includes the Germantown Community Library and the Sam T. Wilson Public Library in Arlington.
The Library Director supports the LS&S mission, vision, and values through exceptional leadership and dedicated customer focus. The Library Director is responsible for ensuring contract requirements are met in a single location library system. The Director will lead a team of library staff members who are committed to creating a thriving library in the heart of their community. The Library Director will be responsible for building a strong partnership with their local official(s) and managing the customer relationship.

Responsibilities

• Manages with integrity, honesty and knowledge to promote the culture, values and mission of LS&S and creates thriving libraries in the heart of our communities
• Evaluate library environments and key operational indicators to identify problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement
• Coaches library staff to help achieve operational goals
• Monitors and manages staffing levels; Seeks Regional Director input / Keeps Regional Director informed
• Develops the library team to deliver excellent customer service and patron experiences
• Evaluates and supports the performance of library staff
• Implements action plans that meet operational and organizational objectives
• Keeps current with library trends, issues and technology as well as political, economic and demographics issues that may affect library services and advanced programming
• Plans and executes local, regional and company initiatives to achieve both operational excellence and business results; follows up consistently to ensure accountability to plans
• Utilizes existing tools and best practices to ensure effective library operations
• Utilizes and helps Library staff utilize management information tools and analyzes financial reports and other library related data (usage, demographics, trends, etc.) to identify and address library system trends and issues
• Oversee the selection, acquisition and processing of library materials to meet public needs within the structure of library selection policies and budgetary limitations
• Responsible for the local management of the customer relationship (city/county officials, governing boards, library boards)
• Regularly solicits client, other stakeholder and patron feedback to understand client needs and the needs of the local community
• Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
• Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices
• Know, understand and administer the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement, recognizing that freedom of access is a fundamental tenet of a public library. In addition to these freedoms, support client discretion of materials available at your local library/libraries
• Follow all legal and policy requirements related to patron privacy and custodianship of patron records

Qualifications

• MLS or equivalent required
• Three years of supervisory experience preferred
• Three years of progressively responsible library managerial experience and/or administrative functions of a library, or equivalent knowledge preferred
• Experience analyzing and applying financial reports and library related data (usage, demographics, trends, etc.)
• Basic knowledge of programming and financial management
• Experience in a role that requires frequent interaction with patrons, fulfilling the requests of patrons and responsibility for addressing patron issues, questions and suggestions

Job posted 9/27/2017

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Part-time Programs Services Assistant, Amigos Library Services, St. Louis, MO
Amigos Library Services is hiring a part-time Programs Services Assistant for our St. Louis office! To respond to this ad, please send a cover letter and resume by October 16th to resumes@amigos.org.

Job Responsibilities:
Qualified Programs Services Assistant will perform highly skilled administrative duties. The Programs Services Assistant should be detail-oriented, impeccably organized, and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. The Programs Services Assistant must be able to anticipate needs, multi-task, and prioritize under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Job Duties:
• Provide support to members of Associations for which Amigos provides services
• Promptly respond to requests for support from association members and others
• Support events such as conferences and workshops by making all necessary arrangements
• Assist at in-person events as requested
• Enter data accurately, generate reports and learn new systems
• Become proficient in the use of the chosen membership systems to provide service in a timely and professional manner.
Skills and Qualifications:
• Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks and projects with limited direction, with a view towards contributing to the success of the organization
• Established self-starter who can listen and follow complex oral and written instructions
• Strong service-orientation and an understanding of libraries
• A team player
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to a maximum of 30 lbs and requires the ability to travel to different locations.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• 1-2 years’ experience in library-related or other applicable environment requiring regular contact with customers;
• 3-5 years of experience with computers in office environment;
• Familiarity with library services and library related associations preferred.

Job posted 9/26/2017

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Assistant Branch Manager III – Genealogy Collection Development, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

Position Overview: Position will expire no later than October 6
To apply visit: http://www.mymcpl.org/about-us/employment-opportunities?gnk=job&gni=8a78842b5e7ecbf3015e9beb6be93c54&gns=MLA

This Assistant Branch Manager III—Genealogy Collection Development is responsible for providing excellent customer service to all staff and customers. As part of the collaborative leadership team of the Library, the Assistant Branch Manager III—Genealogy Collection Development interprets and implements the direction of the Library to assigned staff members in the areas of supervision, Board policy, procedures, programs, and collection maintenance.
This position keeps abreast of current library trends and services. Also may be in contact with other neighboring library systems to compare policies and procedures and investigate potential new projects. Additionally, the position is responsible for selecting, de-selecting, and collection maintenance at the Midwest Genealogy Center. This is a full-time position and the salary range minimum for the position is $45,043.00 plus benefits.

Reports to: Midwest Genealogy Center Manager
Supervises: 25 or more Branch Library staff (Access Specialists and Library Pages)

Managerial Expectations:

• Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
• Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statement
• Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery, supporting a collaborative and inclusive workplace
• Consistently exhibits leadership qualities and professional attitudes and behaviors
• Consistently acknowledges and appreciates each Library employee’s contributions
• Develops a high-performance work team in an empowered environment
• Maintains an attractive, safe and welcoming environment
• Maintains regular and dependable personal attendance and punctuality based on commitment to the Library
• Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with co-workers and other departments/branches
• Plans and allocates library resources systematically
• Consistently meets expectations set forth in Branch Manager Core Job Responsibilities and Exempt Employee Expectations Documents

Essential Job Functions:

• Manages the Collection at the Midwest Genealogy Center
• Acts as a library system resource in the area of genealogy materials
• Makes collection development decisions regarding materials in all media types, including by not limited to print, film, audiobook and downloadable audio
• Oversees and administers materials budgets
• Partners with vendors to identify services and materials
• Initiates orders for genealogy materials
• Creates purchase orders for materials
• Resolves invoice and purchase order discrepancies with vendors
• Supervises inventory of collection as required
• Branch Supervision
• Assigns the work of Branch staff
• Fosters an empowered work place
• Interviews applicants and selects Branch staff
• Arranges appropriate training
• Evaluates performance of Branch staff
• Provides coaching and disciplinary action
• Maintains collaborative relationship with Branch Manager
• Acts as manager for daily operations
• Plans and coordinates all functions of Branch
• Develops and manages implementation of Branch services
• Performs duties of subordinates
• Promotes Library in a positive way
• Continually evaluates Branch processes and services
• Collects and provides statistics for Library reports
• Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in management of Branch budgets
• Performs basic custodial duties, as needed
• Demonstrates ability to learn consumer technologies
• Contributes to general neatness of the branch
• Takes responsibility for personal development, including technology

Non-essential Job Functions:

• Participates and contributes to system-wide Library committees and activities
• Promotes the Library to groups and community organizations
• Attends conferences and workshops

Requirements:

• Excellent customer service.
• Problem solving abilities.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills.
• A collaborative leadership style.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently.
• Proficiency in office productivity and other library operation software.
• Must be able to work with frequent interruptions and/or changing priorities
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Thorough knowledge of trends in library field.
• Regular and dependable personal attendance and punctuality.

Experience and Training:

• Master of Library Science degree issued by a library school of recognized standing is required with a minimum of 3 years of library-related experience
• 1 year supervisory experience preferred.
• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office software required
• Previous experience with genealogy material acquisition and knowledge of WorldCat or OCLC is highly desirable
• Knowledge of Sirsi/Dynix or other integrated library systems is preferred

Essential Physical Abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation are:

• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing which permits the incumbent to communicate effectively with all constituents.
• Sufficient vision which permits the incumbent to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
• Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the incumbent to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment to process library materials.
• Sufficient personal mobility which permits the incumbent to monitor, supervise, and perform assigned library operations, and to attend Library district, community, and public meetings at various locations. The incumbent must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, push and pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds, bend, stoop and reach shelving from floor level to 6 feet high.
• Sufficient tolerance for dust and mold which permits the incumbent to work with books and other library materials as well as working in older buildings.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Job posted 9/21/2017

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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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