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Local History Associate, The Library Center — Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO

JOB OPPORTUNITY

POSITION:                Local History Associate
LOCATION:              The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES:                    See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
RATE OF PAY:          $14.25 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Until Filled

Two part time positions, approximately 24 hours per week. These would be two 8 hour shifts and two four hour shifts or three 8 hour shifts per week. Shifts will include at least one evening per week, approximately 1 in every 3 Saturdays and 1 in every 5 Sundays. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are the greatest need during the week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library is open: Current hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field.  To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position:                 Local History Associate
Classification:        Part Time
Track:                      Library Specialist I
FLSA Status:           Non-exempt

Essential Functions

  • Assists patrons with reader’s advisory, information, and location of library materials
  • Assists and instructs patrons in the operation of personal computers (PCs), copy machines, printers, microfilm readers, scanners, and library materials
  • Routinely works at the public service desk providing patron assistance
  • Regular telephone reference and information work
  • Provides special reference services in designated areas (local history and genealogy)
  • Performs computer searches via internet and database
  • Operates technologically advanced computer equipment, databases, fax machines, PCs, microfilm readers, and scanners
  • Presents public programs on topics of local history and genealogy related to their expertise
  • Routine re-shelving of reference materials
  • Performs reference, patron advisory, and information services
  • Works with genealogical databases (ancestry.com, fold3, heritage quest, etc.)
  • Performs light maintenance of copy machines, printers, computers, and microfilm readers
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to interpret historical events and convey that history to others through exhibits, public programs, and writing
  • Ability to give meaningful presentations through public programs
  • Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
  • Ability to perform essential job functions during times of high public usage
  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools and local history genealogy resources
  • Proficiency in computer operating systems including, Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with scanning and image editing software preferred
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Ability to assist researchers with complex historical and genealogical inquiries
  • Research in archives or work with archival collections

Education/Experience

  • BS/BA degree in a related field is required
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in genealogy or local studies
  • Research experience in archives or working with archival collections
  • One-year public service experience needed
  • Public library experience helpful

Contact

  • Regular, daily public contact via phone, in person, internet, and written correspondence
  • Works closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone contact with other departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by Local History & Genealogy Manager

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually

Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein. I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Name: ______________________________________________________­__________
Signed: _____________________________________Date:  _____________________
Accommodation Requested:  __________________________________

Posted 9/23/2022

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Manager of Training & Development, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library logo and tagline "St. Louis" Original Search Engine"

Manager of Training & Development
Full Time
Administration, Saint Louis, MO, US

Summary

St. Louis Public Library’s Human Resources Department has an opening for a full-time Manager of Training and Development. The Manager of Training and Development is responsible for assessing, creating, developing and facilitating training to staff throughout the St. Louis Public Library system. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate technical concepts to an audience with a non-technical background, the knowledge of principles and methods for training design and instruction, the skill to speak effectively to a wide audience range, and a working understanding of current HR/compliance law. The Manager of Training and Development will work out of our Administration Building located Downtown West.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and maintain training materials for new hire orientation and ongoing staff training needs.
  • Create effective and engaging webinars, workshops, and instructor-led courses for new hires and existing staff.
  • Collaborate with staff and management to identify and assess training goals and needs.
  • Manage the training curriculum for staff via online Learning Management System.
  • Provide reports containing staff training metrics to the Director of Human Resources.
  • Create the training schedule for the entire library system.
  • Manage the Employee Tuition Reimbursement Program.
  • Coordinate travel needs for Library employees attending conferences and other trainings.
  • Participate in continuing education programs to stay updated on trends in library training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, patient, and able to build relationships at all levels
  • Willing to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities
  • Able to actively listen, infer, and respond
  • Able to communicate technical concepts to an audience with a non-technical background
  • Skilled in speaking effectively to a wide audience range
  • Knowledgeable of principles and methods for training design and instruction

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Effective communication, writing, and speaking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer skills and knowledge of:
  • Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail)
  • Human capital management software, preferably ADP

You will get:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $47,040 per year
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional development

Hours for this position are: 

Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis.  With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff.   Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 16 public locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles.  These range from our magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities.  St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission.   Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

To apply:

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please visit slpl.org, click on the Careers link, and submit your cover letter & resume with your application.

Posted 9/23/2022

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Buder Community Engagement Librarian, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library logo and tagline "St. Louis" Original Search Engine"

Buder Community Engagement Librarian
St. Louis Public Library

If you’re passionate about the importance of public libraries, the St. Louis Public Library may be the right place for you! SLPL invests in our employees and makes a committed effort to mentor and grow staff to move forward within the system and build meaningful careers in public service.

Buder Library is seeking a Community Engagement Librarian. We welcome professionals who are talented, creative, and enthusiastic about libraries and the value libraries bring to their community.  If you already have working experience in a public library but want to make it a career, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! At Buder, a busy branch with dedicated customers, you will gain experience and be able to share your ideas and create change.  We are looking for MLIS degree holders or those who have just begun the rewarding process of pursuing a career in libraries.

This position will play a critical role in shaping the future of the Buder Library. A Community Engagement Librarian who is innovative and has the ability to see the larger picture will help us continue our primary mission of being a forward-thinking and customer-centered institution providing vital services to the people of St. Louis.  You’ll be joining and helping to supervise a team of talented and curious staff who are dedicated to making customer’s visits to the library enjoyable, informative and sometimes life-changing. The role will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, quality programming, and effective outreach, as well as an ability to listen to and understand the needs of community organizations and figure out how the library can best serve them.

In this role you will:

  • Be part of the branch management team, overseeing workflows at the reference desk and computer labs and mentoring and evaluating six team members.
  • Conduct outreach in the community to establish and maintain relevant partnerships through attendance at monthly neighborhood meetings and community events.
  • Establish and maintain working relations with organizations to promote library services,  meaningful resources and learning opportunities that can help them in serving their respective constituents.
  • Represent the Library at outreach events in the community, promoting the wonderful work and services available.
  • Work with the Adult Specialist to support the needs of the community through creative and innovative Library programs.
  • Assist in the daily operations of the branch to include circulation, reader’s advisory, and reference and technology assistance.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Able to balance the big picture with the day-to-day needs of the branch.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
  • Able to become familiar with Zoom and Google Meet platforms and capable of running online programs.
  • Able to learn the Library’s ILS and catalog to assist customers with their needs.
  • Able to speak publicly in order to execute unique and exciting programs and represent the Library to community groups.
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of public libraries and making a difference in our community.
  • Committed to serving St. Louis Public Library’s diverse customer base and developing your own cultural awareness
  • Enthusiastic about helping customers learn and find information.
  • Comfortable talking to and helping a wide variety of people.

You will need to have:

  • An MLS from an ALA-accredited program;  candidates with an MLS in progress will be considered.
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong technical skills and an understanding of how technology can be incorporated into learning opportunities.
  • Strong people skills with an interest in helping staff achieve professional success and well being.

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $47,040
  • Comprehensive rewards package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Hours for this position are:

Schedule
Mon 8:45-5:15; Tues 8:45-5:15; Wed 11:45 – 8:15, Thur 11:45 – 8:15, Alternating Fri & Sat 8:45-5:15.   Candidates will also be expected to work one Sunday/month.  Hours are subject to change.

About SLPL: 

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 16 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library. The institution values its employees and makes a point to encourage and mentor staff to grow.

About Buder Library:

  • Originally built in 1922 at the Susan Buder School on Lansdowne,  Buder Library has moved twice since its original location.
  • 40,000 square feet
  • Offers public services on four levels
  • Collection size is 80,000 (includes children’s and adult materials)
  • 3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one smaller conference room, and a multipurpose room)

About the neighborhood:

Buder is part of St. Louis Hills, a dynamic and busy neighborhood situated in the southwest area of St. Louis. In 2018, Buder celebrated its 20-year anniversary at Hampton Ave and Sutherland Ave, surrounded by a thriving retail and restaurant scene. The neighborhood has a large number of families with young children, a strong Bosnian community and an increasingly multicultural population.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org, click on the Careers link, and submit your application with cover letter and resume.

Posted 9/23/2022

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Technical Services Manager, Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO

September 21, 2022

Job Opening for Technical Services Manager

Full time, exempt, administrative position with a minimum of 40-hours per week, typically 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.  Salary range $49,753.60 – $73,112.00.  Position requires a degree from an ALA accredited library sciences program and 1-year of cataloging experience. Work schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system, including evening hours and Saturdays.  This position will oversee system wide cataloging, acquisitions, and collection development while supervising a staff of three.  Position requires supervisory experience, strong technology skills, and RDA cataloging experience. Familiarity with Missouri Evergreen Consortium and collection development is preferred.

Administrative Offices are located at 432 N. Holden Street, Warrensburg, MO. Send resume and employment application to employment@trailslibrary.org.  Priority given to resumes submitted by October 31, 2022.  View job description and employment application at www.trailslibrary.org/about/jobs   Position open until filled.  Trails Regional Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 9/23/2022

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Access Services Librarian, Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO

OCC Access Services Librarian

Job Summary:

The Access Services Librarian manages and facilitates all aspects of the Seth Wilson Library circulation department. This includes but is not limited to the following: scheduling and overseeing all student employees, training personnel regarding circulation policy and procedure, working with the library director to implement best practices for the circulation department, and overseeing aspects of digitization, acquisitions, and basic reference assistance. Additionally, the Circulation Supervisor promotes a patron-centric model of library services that aims to provide the best resources possible to the Ozark Christian College community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation desk; Course Reserves: Inter-Library Loan departments; and the circulation component of non-print materials (i.e., audio visual materials).
  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the circulation counter and keeps the Library Director informed of any issues.
  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies, and employment.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates student workers.
  • Assists library patrons; monitors multiple library functions; and may provide combination reference service, instruction, collection department, and digitization duties.
  • Assists with ordering and acquisitions of books, materials, and supplies.
  • Catalogs and creates records, both bibliographic and item, in the library ILS.
  • Processes, or oversees the processing of items added to the collection, including serials.
  • Double-checks and approves timecards for student assistants.
  • Other job duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library systems and procedures
  • Proficient with computers and electronic access technologies Excellent active listening
  • Positive and optimistic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task and work through interruption Service-oriented; excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Innovative
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Collaborative team spirit; ability to function as a team member and a team leader

D. Supervision (if applicable):

  • Supervision of 8 to 12 employees.

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate will possess, the above-mentioned knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as these preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Library Science; Masters in Library Science preferred.
  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL (Inter-Library Loan) functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to access services.
  • Prior experience working in a library setting.
  • Prior experience in a supervisory and or training role.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs and to reach top and bottom shelves to place library resources is required
  • Occasionally lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds; modification may be available.
  • Visual acuity and accuracy are necessary to manage details and numbers.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@occ.edu or visit occ.edu/hr for more information.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER

Ozark Christian College is affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to train men and women for Christian service. The college seeks to educate and hire individuals who share its core values to accomplish its mission. It is the intent of the college to create and promote a diverse workforce consistent with its stated goals and mission.

It is the policy of Ozark Christian College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission and access to educational opportunities, programs, activities, or employment as applicable to ministries in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended and implementing regulations.

Posted 9/20/2022

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Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant or Associate Professor, Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Posted 9/19/2022

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Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian, University of Missouri Libraries, Columbia, MO

The University of Missouri Libraries seeks a user-focused, forward-looking, collaborative Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian (NTT position) to join our dedicated, energetic team to maintain and improve users’ access to online resources and maximize the value of the resources.  The successful candidate must demonstrate flexibility, open-mindedness, and the ability to adapt to changing and new technologies and services.  Under the direction of the Head of Research & Information Services, the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian will coordinate e-resource access, gather e-resources usage data and troubleshoot patron access problems.  In addition, this librarian will work closely with librarians and staff across departments (including subject librarians, Acquisitions & Technical Service’s staff and other departments).  Supervisor and mentors will provide training in systems (SpringShare, Ebsco Discovery Services, etc.). Entry level librarians are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain seamless access to electronic resource collections by actively managing access points available online through the libraries
    • Manage database listings utilizing LibGuides and in-house content management system
    • Assist in support of third-party services enabling full text linking, such as Full Text Finder
  • Update and customize interfaces for electronic resource access and discovery
    • Serve as the administrator for the libraries’ branded instance of Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) and the public interfaces for other online resources
    • Maintain the EDS knowledgebase
  • Identify methods for maximizing value and awareness of e-resources through marketing, workshops, etc.
  • Gather, organize, and present data to stakeholders for evaluation of electronic resource subscription decisions and local and national reporting requirements (ACRL, ARL)
    • Use tools and systems to gather COUNTER usage reports
  • Perform troubleshooting for access issues, communicate with users and vendors to identify and resolve issues
  • Coordinate product trials, including user access, manage user feedback and provide usage data to appropriate subject specialists
  • Coordinate librarian and staff training on e-resources
  • Provide user-centered reference assistance and support to students, faculty, staff and community patrons
  • May serve one or more academic programs as a subject librarian with responsibilities for outreach, research consultation, instruction and collection development for assigned area(s)
  • Stay current with emerging trends relating to electronic resources’ access and discovery to enhance library services
  • Participate in library and campus committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library and information science (MLS, MLIS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent

The successful candidate will also be evaluated on the following:

  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Positive, proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to plan, implement and assess projects
  • Familiarity with or interest in learning about tools and programs, such as:
  • standard usage metrics (e.g., COUNTER data)
  • library discovery service and full-text link resolver
  • e-resource access troubleshooting
  • SpringShare suite of products
  • Microsoft Excel and Access

Salary

Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. Negotiable from $50,000.

This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist. For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf.

Application Materials

Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings with Job ID 43268. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Preference for applications received by September 23, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Individuals interested in this position are welcome to contact the Search Committee Chair, Rhonda Whithaus, with questions or for further information.  Rhonda may be reached at whithausr@missouri.edu or (573) 882-9164.  Potential candidates are also welcome to join an informational webinar with the Chair and members of the Search Committee scheduled for September 8, 2022 at 10:00am (CST) via Zoom (https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/98615606175) .  Attendees will be able to ask questions via chat and will remain anonymous.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou) was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, MU’s 31,000+ students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300-degree programs, including 89 online options, through 12 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that has a school of medicine, veterinary medicine college, and a law school. The MU Office of Extension & Engagement extends the benefits of MU research to Missouri’s citizens in all 114 counties in Missouri.

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, MU is the only public institution in Missouri to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The University of Missouri Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Center for Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia area, please visit the following:

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

Diversity Commitment

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

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer

Posted 9/19/2022

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Digital Resources Coordinator, St. Charles City-County Library, St. Peters, MO

Employment Opportunity

Digital Resources Coordinator
Full Time
Central Services, St. Peters, MO

Are you passionate about providing access to information? We are seeking a full time Digital Resources Coordinator to provide system-wide leadership for the Library’s electronic resource offerings.  This position will also be responsible for selecting, acquiring, licensing and implementing diverse resource sharing services for the Library.  The Digital Resources Coordinator will develop and deliver digital resources for all ages and cultivate partnerships in our community.

Duties:

  • Select, evaluate and maintain databases, e-media and web services
  • Generate and utilize statistics and reports to measure staff and public usage
  • Budget planning and management related to electronic resources and resource sharing
  • Assist with development of staff training and marketing of digital resources and resource sharing
  • Supervise, hire and evaluate resource sharing staff
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors, verify compliance and maintain appropriate records, contracts and licensing agreements
  • Cultivate and sustain community partnerships

Education:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school strongly preferred
  • Two years related experience required

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

We offer a full benefit package which includes medical, vision and dental and life insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and generous time off. Starting salary is $50,199.75.

Our eleven library branches serve all residents of St. Charles County by providing a robust collection of materials, many classes and events, and superior customer experiences. Every day we get to live our mission: to inspire, to inform, and to enhance connections across St. Charles County. The future looks bright – join us!

For immediate consideration a cover letter and resume along with a completed SCCCL Application can be emailed to jobs@stchlibrary.org, by Monday, September 26, 2022.  Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled or an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been received.

The St. Charles City-County Library is committed to diversity and inclusion.  The Library provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.

9/16/22-9/26/22

Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number: 199
Position Title: Digital Resources Coordinator
Salary Grade: 19
FLSA Classification:   Exempt
Reports To:     Director of Collection Services
Revision Date:  9/14/22

Position Summary

This position provides system-wide leadership for the Library’s electronic resource offerings, including selection, acquisition, licensing, technical implementation, maintenance and evaluation. Additionally, the Digital Resource Coordinator develops and manages Resource Sharing services for the Library. The Digital Resource Coordinator is a leader in developing and delivering digital resources for all ages and cultivating partnerships in our diverse community.

Essential Functions

  1. Select and evaluate databases, e-media and for-fee web services to support the strategic goals of the Library.
  2. Measure staff and public usage and develop qualitative metrics, analyze statistical trends.
  3. Negotiate contracts with vendors and act as vendor liaison.
  4. Collaborate with the IT department to set up and maintain access to databases and resources.
  5. Supervise, hire, and evaluate resource sharing staff.
  6. Coordinate customer help desk services for digital resources and resource sharing.
  7. Assist with development of staff training and marketing of digital resources and resource sharing.
  8. Responsible for budget planning and management related to electronic resources and resource sharing.
  9. Manage implementation and operation of resource sharing services such as MOBIUS and OCLC ILL.
  10. Plan, determine, and oversee workflow and procedures; communicate any changes and procedures to staff.
  11. Verify copyright tracking/compliance and maintain appropriate records including contracts and licensing agreements.
  12. Participate on special project teams focused on system-wide goals and objectives.
  13. Cultivate and sustain community partnerships.

Duties

  1. Work cooperatively with all staff in planning, developing, and deploying new services.
  2. Maintain accurate records of all transactions.
  3. Generate statistics and other reports.
  4. Attend meetings of Library staff as required.
  5. Participate in professional development and continuing education activities, including ongoing review of professional literature.
  6. Carry out duties in accordance with the District’s Code of Ethics.
  7. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills

  1. Extensive knowledge of general library operations and library technology.
  2. Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office suite, Google Tools, and integrated library automation systems
  3. Experience working with interlibrary loan or management of electronic resources
  4. Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  5. Ability to multi-task and stay well organized in a rapidly changing environment.
  6. Ability to deal with a diverse group of customers.
  7. Strong technology skills, including the ability to learn new and changing technologies and to problem solve using a variety of software.

Essential Physical Abilities
Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Ability to sit at an office desk for extended periods of time.
  2. Ability to lift materials or push or pull carts weighing up to 30 pounds.
  3. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers.
  4. Sufficient vision to review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  5. Sufficient personal mobility to attend meetings at various locations within the District

Education and experience

  1. Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program strongly preferred.
  2. Two years related experience required.

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Posted 9/16/2022

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Programming Associate, Missouri River Regional Library, Jefferson City, MO

September 14, 2022

The following position is now open: 

 Programming Associate 

Programming Associate will plan and implement programming for tween and teens, ages 10-18, as well as provide reference and circulation services to patrons at various desks. May work public desk outside of Youth Services Department. Must have experience working with youth, and the public. Classes in education, child development or related fields are desirable. Must have a high degree of customer service skills to work with a diverse group of patrons of all ages, and abilities. 

Hours: 

This is a full time position. Generally 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend hours. Position will participate in the scheduled weekend work rotation. 

Salary Range: $31,449.60 – $47,174.40 

Employment applications may be obtained at the Circulation Desk; or Library website www.rnrrl.org 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 28, 2022@ 5:00 P.M. 

Posted 9/14/2022

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Full-time Youth Services Librarian, Green Forest Public Library, Green Forest, AR

Green Forest Library is hiring a full-time Youth Librarian. This person will:

  • Serve the patrons at the library, especially children, in help find books and resources
  • Assist with weekly storytime; read stories, sing songs, and be silly
  • Plan and implement programs in for children of all ages
  • Help the director in collection development for youth services
  • Assist in promoting the library services and programs
  • Perform general library work as needed

Benefits: Paid Holidays, paid Health and Dental Insurance for the employee, paid vacation. Starting pay is $13/hr.

Preferred requirements: Spanish/English bilingual, Associate’s degree in a child-related field, or equivalent work experience, outgoing and fun personality to attract youth to the library, some Saturdays required.

To apply: Send a Cover Letter, Resume, and references to Tiffany Newton at tnewton@greenforestlibrary.org

Posted 9/13/2022

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Reference Associate, The Library Center — Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO

JOB OPPORTUNITY

POSITION:                Reference Associate
LOCATION:               The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES:                    See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
RATE OF PAY:           $14.25 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Until Filled

This is a part time position, approximately 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library is open: Current hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field.  To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position:                 Reference Associate
Classification:        Part Time
Salary Track:          Library Specialist I
FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Greets patrons and provides proactive assistance at the public service desk/phone
  • Provides reader advisory service with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Helps patrons navigate the library catalog and databases

Helps patrons with general reference and tech assistance

  • Routinely re-shelves reference materials
  • Processes materials, handles holds
  • May contribute to the Library District’s reference services by posting articles to the Library’s blog
  • May assist in the upkeep of social media or other services
  • Performs public speaking, programming, tours with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Provides handoff to various other specialist when appropriate
  • Assists in maintaining and merchandising the branch collection
  • Promotes library services, programs & offerings
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) -will be the acting building manager as assigned handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Serves as Passport Acceptance Agent when certified, in branches where service is offered
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

Excellent communication skills both oral and written

  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature
  • Ability to follow extremely detailed instructions and complete tasks accurately

Education/Experience

  • Position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field
  • One-year public service experience preferred
  • Public library experience preferred

Contact

  • Daily in-person and telephone contact with the public
  • Works closely with other library personnel
  • Contact with all system departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by Reference Department Manager

Physical Demands

  • Routinely bends, squats, kneels and reaches from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routinely lifts library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.

Working Environment

  • Primarily in-doors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

 Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein.
I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Name:                                                                                                                                                           
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Posted 9/12/2022

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Instructional Librarian, Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

Job Title: Instructional Librarian Date: 4/27/2022
Reports To:  Director, Smiley Library FLSA Classification:   /

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Central Methodist University is a four-year, private, liberal arts university, located in Fayette, MO (30 minutes outside of Columbia). Smiley Library is hiring an Instructional Services Librarian, who will be responsible for developing strategies to integrate information literacy into the curriculum, by applying learning theories and instructional technologies effectively into the teaching and learning process. In conjunction with the Director, this position will also be responsible for aligning instruction with curricular needs, assessing the impact on student learning, and ensuring that the library print and electronic resources support these efforts.

Energetic, innovative, adaptable, and learner-centered professionals are encouraged to apply for this full-time, 12-month staff with faculty rank position.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Instructional Services Librarian will be responsible for classroom instruction in information fluency, teaching bibliographic research techniques at the basic and advanced level, creating online tutorials and other aids for distance learners, and staying abreast of the professional literature and trends in this area.

The position will help establish and maintain a greater online presence to assist the increasing information needs of the growing distance student population.   The position will also be responsible for assisting with events and programming within the library for students, faculty, and staff designed to engage these populations with the library’s mission. Duties will also include general reference work, campus committee assignments, and other tasks as assigned.

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

n/a

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

An MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with students and faculty in a productive manner, is required.  Experience with teaching, marketing, educational technology, and electronic resources is preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have the ability to speak in a clear and loud voice.   Must have the ability to operate a personal computer and keyboard, printers, telephone, facsimile, typewriter, and other office equipment.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

The ability to work effectively with books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary.  Knowledge and fluency in web 2.0 and social networking tools is preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTES:

This position may require some work in evenings, on weekends, and/or travel.

Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcript of graduate coursework.  Applications and instructions are located on the university website at www.centralmethodist.edu

CMU Employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole.  They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented.  Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of CMU.   Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 9/8/2022

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Adjunct Instruction Librarian, St. Louis Community College Libraries, St. Louis, MO

Adjunct Instruction Librarian

St. Louis Community College Libraries are seeking candidates to fill our part-time position of Adjunct Instruction Librarian. Successful candidates should expect to work primarily at either the Forest Park or Florissant Valley campus, and may be asked to work at libraries throughout the district. Varied schedule up to 24 hours per week, including some evening or weekend hours. Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited institution is required.

Instruction Librarians work with students, classroom faculty and staff to develop and reinforce information literacy for all students at STLCC.  What you’ll do:

  • Provide reference assistance to students, staff, faculty and community users.
  • Evaluate materials for addition to and withdrawal from the library collection.
  • Plan, organize and conduct formal and informal library instruction.
  • Consult with classroom faculty on the integration of library resources in the learning process.
  • Assist faculty in materials selection to support the curriculum.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the library instruction materials and collection.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Keep current with the resources offered on the libraries website.Other duties performed may include:
  • Plan, organize, and teach credit courses in library and information studies.
  • Participate in the evaluation of library policies and procedures and assess library instruction impact.
  • Participate in department committee work.
  • Assist with other library functional areas.

For a complete job description and to apply: https://careers.stlcc.edu/en/job/494549/adjunct-instruction-librarian

Posted 9/8/2022

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Cataloging and Metadata Trainer, Amigos Library Services, St. Louis, MO; Dallas, TX; or Remote

Cataloging and Metadata Trainer

Amigos Library Services seeks to fill the position of Cataloging and Metadata Trainer for its team in our Dallas or St. Louis offices, or remotely. Read the full description of this exciting opportunity and application instructions below.

Position Overview

Provide education, consulting, and support for cataloging, classification, and metadata standards used by librarians and archivists. Duties include developing and conducting training courses and presentations on cataloging, classification, and metadata standards; monitoring current and emerging regional, national, and international cataloging and metadata standards and practices; provide support and consulting for cataloging and metadata standards; and administering the RDA Toolkit member benefit and discount program.

This position reports to the Continuing Education Services Manager.

This position is available from our Dallas or St. Louis offices with the option to work remotely. Amigos staff currently work in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas. Work-related travel may be required.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3 years related professional experience in cataloging, metadata, and/or technical services.
  • 1 – 3 years of teaching, training, or instruction experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of current library principles and practices for cataloging, acquisitions, serials, authority control, and digital metadata.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Considerable ability in oral and written communication.

Preferred Experience:

  • Professional library experience in an academic or public library environment.
  • Experience managing electronic resources.
  • Experience working with Open Refine, MARC Edit and Python.

Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university with coursework in cataloging and classification.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated hiring salary is from $48,000. Amigos offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental coverage; optional vision and supplementary insurances; 401(k) retirement plan; vacation, personal, and sick days. Remote work and flexible schedule options are also available for this position.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to Tracy Byerly at byerly@amigos.org. Position is open until filled with first review of applications beginning September 29th.

About Amigos Library Services

Amigos Library Services is a not-for-profit library consortium dedicated to serving over 500 academic, public, and special libraries throughout the Southcentral and Southwest regions and across the United States. Amigos provides member libraries with group purchasing, materials delivery, continuing education, and technology hosting services.

Posted 9/6/2022

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Buder Assistant Manager, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Buder Assistant Manager

St. Louis Public Library 

If you’re passionate about the importance of public libraries, the St. Louis Public Library may be the right place for you! SLPL invests in our employees and makes a committed effort to mentor and grow staff to move forward within the system and build meaningful careers in public service.

Buder Library is seeking an Assistant Manager. We welcome professionals who are talented, creative, and enthusiastic about libraries and the value libraries bring to their community.  If you already have working experience in a public library but want to make it a career, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! At Buder, a busy branch with dedicated customers, you will gain experience and be able to share your ideas and create change.  We are looking for MLIS degree holders or those who have just begun the rewarding process of following this path.

This position will play a critical role in shaping the future of the Buder Library, so a candidate who is innovative and has the ability to see the larger picture will help us continue our primary mission of being a forward-thinking and customer-centered institution providing vital services to the people of St. Louis.  You’ll be joining and helping to supervise a team of talented and curious staff who are dedicated to making customer’s visits to the library enjoyable, informative and sometimes life changing. The role will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, quality programming, and effective outreach.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with the Regional Manager and Regional Youth Services Supervisor in the daily operations of the branch to include circulation, reader’s advisory and reference as well as technology assistance, programming, and outreach.
  • Supervise staff, including their hiring, training, scheduling, assigning, and evaluation.
  • Serve as a positive role model, embracing change, in order to motivate and coach staff to grow and further their skills.
  • Work with librarians and managers systemwide to develop and execute strong public services.
  • Conduct outreach in the community to establish and maintain relevant partnerships through attendance at monthly neighborhood meetings, organization and community events.
  • Resolve customer complaints effectively and with a customer-first mentality.
  • Work with the Adult Specialist to support the needs of the community through creative and innovative Library programs.
  • Establish and maintain working relations with organizations to promote library services,  meaningful resources and learning opportunities that can help them in serving their respective constituents.
  • Assist in the development of system policies and strategic plans.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Strategic about engaging staff to meet and exceed library goals.
  • Able to see the big picture and promote system-wide consistency and excellence of service.
  • Capable of effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Flexible, positive, and willing to work with customers and staff to successfully resolve problems.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
  • Able to become familiar with Google Meet and capable of running online programs.
  • Able to learn the Library’s circulation program and catalog to assist customers with their needs.
  • Able to speak publicly in order to execute unique and exciting programs and represent the Library to community groups.
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of public libraries and making a difference in our community.
  • Committed to serving St. Louis Public Library’s diverse customer base and developing your own cultural awareness
  • Curious and enjoy talking to and helping a wide variety of people.

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and MLS from an ALA-accredited program; candidates with an MLS in progress will be considered.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a customer service position.
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $51,765
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Hours for this position are:

The position’s schedule is 40 hours/week and will have some evenings and weekend shifts. Candidates will also be expected to work one Sunday/month.  Hours are subject to change.

About SLPL: 

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 16 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About Buder Library:

  • Originally built in 1922, Buder Library has moved twice since its original location and has been in the former Missouri Sewer District building near Hampton and Chippewa since 1998.
  • 40,000 square feet
  • Offers public services on four levels
  • Collection size is 80,000 (includes children’s and adult materials)
  • 1 computer lab (holds 16 computers and one copier)
  • 3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one smaller conference room, and a multipurpose room)

About the neighborhood:

Buder is part of the St. Louis Hills neighborhood, a dynamic and busy neighborhood situated in the southwest area of St. Louis. In 2018, Buder celebrated its 20-year anniversary in its current location, which is surrounded by a thriving retail scene as well as numerous restaurants. The neighborhood is family-oriented and includes a strong Bosnian community and an increasingly multicultural population.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org, click on the Careers link, and submit your cover letter and resume with your application. Thank you!

Posted 9/2/2022

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Buder Youth Specialist I, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Buder Youth Specialist I

St. Louis Public Library 

If a career focused on children, literacy, and the future of St. Louis interests you, the St. Louis Public Library may be the right place for you. We are a Library that invests in our employees and makes a committed effort to mentor and grow staff to move forward within the system and build meaningful careers in public service.

St. Louis Public Library’s Buder Branch is currently seeking a Youth Specialist I. Our ideal candidate is creative and outgoing and enjoys working with children of all ages but especially with Toddlers and School Age children.  The candidate should be enthusiastic, strongly customer-service oriented, and someone who wants to mentor youth into becoming life-long learners.  The person in this role will help us connect to our community through programs and outreach, sharing our primary mission as a progressive and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. This position is responsible for executing innovative and equitable children’s programs and services to foster a strong and diverse community and promote connections between populations.

A successful Youth Specialist will be someone who is organized, detail oriented, and thrives working independently as well as collaboratively. The role requires someone who can manage numerous complex projects at once and act as an ambassador for the library during programs and outreach activities.

In this role you will:

  • Provide circulation assistance, including checkouts and card applications, and assist customers utilizing Library equipment, such as computers, printers and copiers to complete homework assignments, research topics and utilize online databases.
  • Establish and maintain working relations with schools and other community organizations to promote library services to students, teachers and parents.
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory assistance for customers via face-to-face and telephone interactions.
  • Maintain a knowledge of children’s services including children’s literature and young adult literature.
  • Create library displays and book lists in BiblioCommons.
  • Represent the Library at outreach events in the community.
  • Create and facilitate meaningful interactions with unserved and underserved youth by reaching out to community agencies, groups and institutions who serve those populations.
  • Encourage children to be inquisitive and try new activities and opportunities.
  • Connect the library to community resources that support youth learning experiences
  • Foster critical thinking, goal setting, problem solving, conflict management, decision making and other important life skills.
  • Provide resources and materials (physical and digital) that can be used in a variety of ways to encourage imagination and creativity and to foster learning environments where youth develop creative skills and multiple literacies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
  • Familiar with Zoom and Google Meet platforms and capable of running online events.
  • Able to speak publicly in order to execute unique and exciting events.
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of public libraries and making a difference in our community.
  • A dedicated professional who shares a genuine love of working with children and teens with a passion for building a love of reading and lifelong learning.
  • An innovative individual who is inspired about empowering children to become creative critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers and skillful researchers.
  • Committed to serving St. Louis Public Library’s diverse customer base and developing your own cultural awareness

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Education, or related field; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Customer Service experience
  • Experience working with children in a professional setting
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong technical skills and an understanding of how technology can be incorporated into learning opportunities
  • A familiarity with current gaming consoles and popular games

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $35,385
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Schedule

Monday & Tuesday 11:45-8:15; Wednesday & Thursday 8:45-5:15, Alternating Fridays & Saturdays 8:45-5:15

About SLPL: 

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About Buder Library:

  • Originally built in 1922. Buder Library has moved twice since its original location.
  • 40,000 square feet
  • Offers public services on four levels
  • Collection size is 80,000 (includes children’s and adult materials)
  • 1 computer lab
  • 3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one smaller conference room, and a multipurpose room)

About the neighborhood:

Buder is part of the St. Louis Hills neighborhood, a dynamic and busy neighborhood situated in the southwest area of St. Louis. In 2018, Buder celebrated its 20-year anniversary in the current location which is surrounded by a thriving retail scene as well as numerous restaurants. The neighborhood is very family oriented with a large number of families with young children, a strong Bosnian community and an increasingly multicultural population.

To apply:

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please visit slpl.org, click on the Careers link, and submit your application with your cover letter and resume.

Posted 9/2/2022

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Adult Outreach Specialist, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library

Adult Outreach Specialist

The St Louis Public Library is seeking an Outreach Specialist to provide digital and information literacy to Seniors. You will be part of a flexible and patient staff who are committed to delivering library services to residential senior living facilities and community centers. Your role on the team is to engage seniors by helping them become proficient users of current mobile and digital technologies while also helping them explore the Library’s digital resources. You will also work with other library colleagues to develop literacy programs for adults.

The Library’s scholarship-based Excel Adult Online High School program provides the opportunity for people to earn a high school diploma. The Outreach Specialist is instrumental in promoting and running the program on a daily basis.

Our ideal candidate is someone who would enjoy working with the Senior population to facilitate lifelong learning, has strong digital skills to share and a passion for promoting literacy in all its forms.

If you find satisfaction in knowing your work has a direct and positive impact on people’s lives and are interested in serving as the Outreach Specialist, please submit your cover letter & resume with your application by going to slpl.org, clicking the Careers link, and filling out the application.

In this role you will:

  • Provide digital literacy outreach services to the senior population at outreach locations
  • Provide outreach services to increase knowledge and understanding of the Library’s digital resources
  • Assist with the implementation of Excel Online High School, including processing applications, responding to inquiries, interviewing applicants, awarding scholarships, monitoring progress, and promoting the program.
  • Assist with assessments to determine senior literacy needs related to information literacy
  • Collaborate with other Library departments on adult literacy projects
  • Represent the Library at monthly Literacy Roundtable meetings
  • Participate in regular team discussions regarding Library services, customer assistance, and other topics.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Strategic and patient about assisting customers with different levels of proficiency in using Library resources
  • Able to see the big picture and promote consistency and excellence of service.
  • Capable of effectively presenting information and responding to questions from customers and staff
  • Flexible, positive, and willing to work with staff and colleagues to successfully overcome challenges.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.

You will need to have:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; or two years related library, teaching or equivalent experience. Bachelor’s degree with experience in literacy training and/or adult education preferred.
  • Customer Service experience
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Personal vehicle for outreach use.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Computer Skills and knowledge of:
    • Google Workspace (Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail)
    • Windows 10
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
    • Digital library programs and resources
    • Mobile devices, including cell phones, tablets and laptops (Android & iOS)

You will get:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $33,333
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Professional development

Schedule

Mon – Fri  8:00 – 5:00 with occasional evenings and Saturdays as needed.

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis.  With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff.  Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles.  These range from magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities.  St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission.  Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About Central Library:

Central Library, an architectural masterpiece designed by Cass Gilbert, opened to the public on January 6, 1912, after more than four years of construction. As Central Library neared 100 years of service, a remarkable group of St. Louisans worked together to restore and renew this great Library and prepare it for the digital world of the 21st century, all while preserving its historic beauty and continuing to make available its remarkable physical collections.

About downtown St. Louis:

Central Library is located in downtown St. Louis, and is surrounded by other notable architecture and cultural destinations. Central is also within easy walking distance of many great restaurants, sporting (Cardinals and Blues – whose archives are housed at SLPL) and entertainment venues.

Posted 9/2/2022

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