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Assistant Branch Manager II, Mid-Continent Public Library-North Oak Branch, Kansas City, MO

The Assistant Branch Manager II is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and customers. As part of the collaborative leadership team of the Library and in partnership with the Branch Manager, the Assistant Branch Manager II interprets and implements the direction of the Library to staff members in areas assigned by the Branch Manager. The Assistant Branch Manager II keeps abreast of current library trends and services and is expected to direct staff in support of the Branch Manager’s leadership. Specifically, the Assistant Branch Manager II works in a 3-, 4-star or destination branch. This is a full-time position and the salary range minimum for the position is $40,217.00 plus benefits.

Supervisor Expectations:

  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Consistently exhibits leadership qualities and professional attitudes and behaviors
  • Develops a high-performance work team in an empowered environment
  • Maintains an attractive, safe and welcoming environment
  • Plans and allocates library resources systematically
  • Consistently meets expectations set forth in Core Job Responsibilities and Exempt Employee Expectations Documents

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervises a Branch Staff of 25 or more
    • Develops and maintains collaborative relationship with the Branch Manager
    • Disseminates information in a timely manner to all staff members
    • Maintains a collaborative leadership style
    • Acts as manager for daily branch operations
    • Interviews applicants, makes selections, and documents hiring decisions
    • Arranges appropriate training
    • Assigns and supervises the work of assigned staff members
    • Evaluates individual and team performance
    • Provides coaching and disciplinary action
  • Plans and coordinates functions of Branch
    • Develops and manages implementation of branch services
    • Performs duties of other staff members, as necessary
    • Promotes the 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
  • Assists manager with branch collection development
    • Utilizes Collection Development Plan
    • Selects and deselects library materials
    • Continually evaluates branch materials collection
    • Attends and conducts meetings as required

    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
    • Makes recommendations for non-print materials purchases

    Required Skills:

    • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
    • Demonstrates proven computer literacy with adequate keyboarding skills
    • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, co-workers, and the public
    • Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
    • Demonstrates excellent organizational and planning skills with ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently
    • Performs duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment
    • Successfully handles matters of conflict
    • Demonstrates proficiency in office productivity and library operation software
    • Remains current on trends in the library field

    Experience and Training:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • 1 year Library and/or supervisory experience preferred.

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

    • Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with the supervisor and other employees.
    • Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
    • Manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment to process library materials.
    • Personal mobility which permits the employee to monitor, supervise, and perform assigned library operations, and to attend Library district, community, and public meetings at various locations.
    • 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, and stand or walk for at least 1 hour at a time.
    • Tolerance for dust and mold which permits the employee to work with books and other library materials as well as work 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.

    To apply:

    Job posted 8/22/2017

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    Library Assistant Coordinator, Rolla Public Library, Rolla, MO

    Library Assistant Coordinator, Rolla Public Library

    Full-Time (40 hours per week)

    Duties include, but are not limited to, general library work in public and technical services, assisting with daily operations such as circulation, outreach, acquisitions, programming, marketing, and in-house IT support. Supervises all part-time and volunteer staff and manages the daily operation of the library in the absence of the Director. Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and a minimum of every other weekend. Ability to exhibit good judgement and establish good working relationships with colleagues. Minimum of 4 years college level coursework, preferably in library science, IT, or education. 2 years work experince with a diverse public, preferably in a library setting. Or any combinations of the education and work experience totaling 6 years.
    Management and/or Public Library experince preferred. Starting salary $27,000 to $28,300, dependent on qualifications with competitive benefits package. Resume and application required.
    Applications and full job description available at front desk of the Rolla Public Library, 900 Pine Street, Rolla, MO 65401, or contact the director at
    Successful applicant must be able to operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license. Must be 18 and able to pass a background check. For consideration, submit applications and resumes to the Director by 5:00 PM September 10, 2017.
    Rolla Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job posted 8/22/2017

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    Discovery Services Assistant, Greenlease Library, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

    Discovery Services Assistant – Greenlease Library

    Rockhurst University seeks a Discovery Services Assistant for the Greenlease Library who will demonstrate support of the University’s Jesuit mission and values. 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. 
    The position is responsible for modifying and creating exceptional bibliographic records to make content in all formats accessible and discoverable. Responsibilities require consistent decisions when interpreting cataloging rules regarding bibliographic and authority records, mastery in the use of cataloging tools, and application of local policies. The successful applicant will also assist in the development of policies and procedures in the department, which includes teamwork in problem solving, planning, executing solutions, and evaluating results.
    The position involves responsibility for performing a wide range of para-professional cataloging and collection maintenance tasks and assigned special projects, which may include growth in the area of digitization, based on the Content Management and Discovery Services department’s needs.

    Specific requirements include:
    Bachelor’s degree from accredited higher education institution
    Demonstrated aptitude for detailed and precise work
    Use of effective and proactive verbal and written communication
    Ability to effectively select, train and supervise student assistants
    General familiarity with library data standards, including RDA, AACR2, MARC, and LC Classification
    Computer skills necessary to effectively utilize word processing, spreadsheet, ILS and database software applications

    Ideal candidate will have:
    Knowledge of cataloging tools and the ability to keep abreast of changes in cataloging rules and advances in technology.
    Working knowledge and understanding of the principles, methods and practices of library operation
    Self-motivation to organize, prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities
    Ability to implement new technologies to enhance services and content

    This position reports to the Content Management and Discovery Services Librarian and works closely with the Content Services Librarian. This is a full-time, non-exempt position (37.5 – 40 hours/week) and the pay range is $30,000 – $35,000 plus benefits.
    Interested candidates should apply cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, and contact information for three references at the following webpage:
    Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

    Job posted 8/21/2017

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    Regional Branch Manager, St. Charles City-County Library District, St. Peters, MO

    We are seeking a talented Librarian to fill the position of Regional Branch Manager. The position reports to the Assistant Director and will responsible for managing the daily operations of three branch locations.

    Working closely with managers throughout the organization, the Branch Manager ensures programs and services meet the needs of the community, customers receive courteous and prompt service, and the branch is welcoming and orderly. The Branch Manager is responsible for recruiting and training staff to provide these services. The Branch Manager also participates in long-range planning for the District and annual budget preparation. Supervises 35-50 employees and oversees volunteer assignments. Participation in community organizations and local events to promote the Library is also encouraged.

    The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and five years library experience with a least two years in a public library. Extensive knowledge of library operations and technology, proven supervisory experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong technology skills are required.

    The St Charles City-County Library District is comprised of twelve branches that served 1.9 million visitors plus 1.4 million virtual visitors in 2016. Customers checked out over 6 million items from our branches and close to 650,000 electronic materials.

    We offer a full benefit package which includes healthcare insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan, and generous time off. Our location, just minutes from St. Louis, MO offers affordable housing, highly rated school districts, and close proximity to major attractions. Entry level salary is $63,000. Additional compensation commensurate with experience.

    Visit our website, to learn more about this exciting opportunity! Application materials can be submitted to or mailed to the HR Department at PO Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376. Please respond by August 28, 2017.

    The St Charles City-County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job posted 8/11/2017

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    LSTA Grants Officer, Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO

    Job Description: The Missouri State Library, Library Development Division seeks a skilled, motivated, innovative, and highly organized individual to serve as LSTA Grants Officer. This position is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the areas of grant application and administration of the Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) federal grant program to meet Missouri library service goals and comply with federal requirements.

    Job Duties: The Grants Officer facilitates the development of a broad five-year plan as well as more specific single year plans for how funds will be used. Projects must address LSTA priorities and Missouri State Library goals and can be statewide projects or competitive grants to individual libraries.

    This position takes the lead in the application review, award and monitoring of all competitive subgrants with assistance from the Library Development team.

    This individual provides training on grant application and management with a strong emphasis placed on outcome-based evaluation reporting.

    This position does require travel.

    A more complete list of job responsibilities is at

    Salary Range: $1,782.50 to $1,883 semi-monthly.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Experience in grant application and management; basic knowledge of operation of all types of libraries, but particularly public libraries; excellent verbal and written communication skills; outstanding ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; and strong ability to lead and work within a team

    Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or a Masters Degree in Business, or other applicable area is required. A minimum of three years of experience in a responsible, professional position, either as a department or program director, director of a library, or equivalent experience is desired. Experience or formal education in long range planning, financial analysis and budgeting, evaluation processes preferred.

    Application Instructions: Apply online at

    Minimum Application Deadline: August 30, 2017

    For further information contact: Debbie Musselman at or (573) 751-2679.


    Job posted 8/9/2017

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    Adjunct Faculty Reference Librarian, St. Louis Community College, Ferguson, MO

    Position Duties and Responsibilities
    *Reference assistance to students, staff, faculty and community users
    *Evaluation and selection of materials for the library collection
    *Preparation of research guides
    *Planning, organizing and conducting formal and informal library orientations
    *Assisting in the general maintenance of the library catalogs
    *Consultation with classroom faculty on the integration of library services into the learning process

    Required Qualifications
    MA in Library or Information Science and Learning Technologies

    Preferred Qualifications
    *College level teaching experience
    *2 years of higher education library experience
    *Advanced computer and technology skills

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    This posting is to create a pool of applicants for potential openings at the Meramec, Forest Park, and Florissant Valley campuses for various academic semesters throughout the school year.

    To apply, please visit

    Job posted 8/7/2017

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    Library Director, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO

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

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

    Job posted 8/6/2017

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    Public Services Librarian, Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, St. Joseph, MO


    This full-time position at Rolling Hills Consolidated Library plans and presents library programming at the Belt Branch and performs reference and circulation services for library users. Works with library staff to coordinate programming and promotion of library events. Assists with library’s social media and marketing. Night and weekend duty rotation required. Master’s degree in library science highly preferred, other experience considered. Starting wage at $15.00/hour, $31,200 annual. Includes 100% paid health insurance, LAGERS retirement, and a generous leave package. Send cover letter, resume, and completed application.

    Applications are available in the Administrative Office at 1912 N Belt Hwy, St. Joseph MO. Completed application and resume (if desired) can be returned to the library in person, by mail or by fax to the RHCL Administrative Office. You can also download and print a copy of the application form online at or fill out and save a copy of the application and e-mail it to Applications accepted until August 30, 2017.

    Job posted 8/5/2017

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    Youth Services Consultant, North Central Kansas Libraries, Manhattan, KS

    North Central Kansas Libraries Youth Services Consultant
    Works with public and school librarians in member libraries within a twelve county regional system to develop and implement programs and services for children and young adults from birth through teen years. Has primary responsibility for implementing the collaborative summer reading program and early literacy programs in conjunction with the State Library of Kansas and the other Kansas regional systems.

    Requirements for the position are: MLS degree, one year library experience, one year experience working with children, and one year experience coordinating programs or activities. Requires the ability to: operate a PC and use relevant computer software programs pertaining to library services for children and youth; provide instruction and training for small and large groups; operate a motor vehicle, and possession of a valid driver’s license.

    Send professional resume and application to:
    Human Resources
    North Central Kansas Libraries System
    629 Poytnz Avenue
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Application form and complete job description are available at: Salary: $37,108/year. Review of applications begins September 15, 2017. Anticipated start date is November 1, 2017.

    Job posted 8/3/2017

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    Library Director, Stone County Library, Galena, MO

    Library Director:
    Search Reopened
    The Stone County Library Board of Trustees is now searching for a dynamic, creative Director who is an experienced administrator with a commitment to a high level of public service to library patrons and staff to continue the record growth that the library has experienced the past few years. Applicants must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

    The Stone County Library is a countywide library system headquartered in Galena, MO with two branch locations: Crane and Blue Eye. The library has 6 full-time and 4 part-time staff members. The Stone County Library System serves a population of approximately 32,000 in a rural area located south of Springfield, MO. The library has a budget of $645,000. Additionally, the Stone County Library is a member of Missouri Evergreen. 

    How to apply:
    Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current resume, and complete contact information for three references to the Board of Trustees at  Applications accepted until Aug 30th or until the position is filled.
    Job Purpose/Duties: 
    ●  Advocate for the library in all settings
    ●  Communicate effectively with board of trustees regarding all operations and initiatives
    ●  Provide strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services including planning, budgeting, assignment, and the integration of emerging technologies and trends.
    ●  Seek external funding in support of strategic library initiatives
    ●  Develop new and improvised spaces and services
    ●  Oversee the daily management of the library
    ●  Cultivate and sustain an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth and responsibility while rewarding learning, creativity, ownership, and innovation 

    ALA accredited master’s degree in Library Science or master’s degree in a related field with at least 5 years of current, relevant experience is preferred. 

    Other Preferred Qualification:
    ●  Experience in a public library setting
    ●  Demonstrated progression of supervisory responsibilities
    ●  Demonstrated ability to build teams and foster a collaborative working environment
    ●  Demonstrated administrative responsibilities of budgeting and planning. QuickBooks experience a plus.
    ●  Effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills 

    Job posted 8/3/2017

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