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Branch Manager, Scenic Regional Library, Wright City, MO

Scenic Regional Library is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, Branch Manger’s position at its new Wright City location.

The Branch Manager is responsible for daily operations at the branch including supervising, training, and scheduling staff, providing information and services, and modeling customer service. They ensure that all staff is providing exemplary service to library patrons. The branch manager serves as a liaison between their branch and the community by reaching out to area organizations and promoting the library and its services.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree. Supervisory experience preferred. Public library experience is preferred. Must be willing to work evenings and weekend with the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. The position will begin on or around April 9.
Starting salary $31,500.00 and includes benefits of paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Employer provides health insurance and retirement plan.
Application can be mailed or hand delivered to Scenic Regional Library 304 Hawthorne Drive, Union, MO 63084 or scanned and emailed to
Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 5 PM.
If you have applied for positions with the library in the past, please re-apply; we will only consider new applications for this position.

Job posted 02/16/2018

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Library Data Coordinator, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Location: Headquarters/Ladue, MO
Salary: $48,381
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week, Full-Time

Job Purpose:
Coordinates with the Support Services Administrator to maintain and report on the Library’s item and patron database, and provides technical support for ILS software and related peripheral software.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains the Library’s print templates.
  2. Assists in the maintenance of the Library’s online catalog.
  3. Performs updates to Library’s patron data, to ensure accuracy of patron information.
  4. Maintain and improve the Library’s access to statistical reports.
  5. Supports third party software setup and maintenance.
  6. Assists in coordinating ILS maintenance and updates.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree
Experience in writing HTML/CSS
Familiarity with formulating SQL queries
Experience working with scripting languages
Must possess strong attention to detail
Familiarity with exchanging data between different formats in Excel, Access, text file, and SQL

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
Willingness and ability to learn new technologies quickly
Exceptional skills with Microsoft Excel & Access, as well as related Google programs
Ability to work with branch managers and staff to facilitate learning how to use the ILS software
Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to operate various types of Library equipment

Want to join an award winning team?

St. Louis Top Workplaces, 2014-2017

What’s Right with the Region for Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, 2016

Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator, 2015, 2017

Library Journal Four Star Library, 2014-2017

St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year. SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services.

Want to work in a place that is valued by the community?
Do you want to work for an awarding winning employer?

It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library! Apply today!

Job posted 02/09/2018

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Head of Circulation, University City Public Library, University City, MO

University City Public Library, Head of Circulation: Full Time


The University City Public Library is looking for a full-time person to supervise the circulation function and employees who work the front desk.
The Head of Circulation is an integral member of the management team.
The successful candidate will be passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all of our patrons and able to thrive in an ever-changing environment.


  • Has overall responsibility for University City Public Library’s circulation desk.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the Library’s patrons.
  • Coordinates circulation desk schedule.
  • As a member of the Library’s management team, helps improve Library services and implement Library policies.
  • Has responsibility for circulation staff.
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of Library staff.
  • Communicates with patrons to answer questions and resolve issues.
  • Participates in collection development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Able to plan and work independently.
  • Able to analyze systems and procedures and suggest changes for improvement.
  • Demonstrates excellent organization and planning skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Able to effectively communicate with internal customers and vendors using verbal and written communication
  • Able to prioritize projects, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.
  • Be familiar with current library e-resource platforms and borrowing procedures.
  • Have confidence in ability to stay current with technology in a public library setting.

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

  • 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.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, push and pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds, bend, stoop and reach shelving from floor level to 6 feet high, 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s in Library Science preferred.
  • Three to five years of public library experience.

General requirements for all library employees:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Commitment to the library’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.
  • Ability to give and receive instructions in English.
  • Alpha-numeric recognition skill.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to use basic office equipment: telephone, fax, e-mail.
  • Honesty, punctuality, accuracy, ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • One-year probationary period.

Apply with resume and cover letter to
or via post to 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130

Job posted 02/07/2018

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Library Director, Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO

Trails Regional Library seeks an exceptional and innovative library professional to fill the position of Library Director.

Trails Regional Library District has a population of 80,000+ residents and a staff of 56 with an annual budget of $3.3 million. The library serves agricultural, manufacturing, and business communities in Lafayette and Johnson counties in Missouri. The library system, headquartered in Warrensburg, also serves a diverse university population in the University of Central Missouri. Amtrak has a station in the region. Whiteman Air Force Base is located near Knob Noster. Two coast-to-coast highways, I-70 and Highway 50, traverse our district. Kansas City, with its many sports teams, fountains, and rich culture, is just a short drive to the west. Kansas City is in the process of updating its international airport.

Our patrons are sophisticated users of information in many formats. They expect cutting-edge library services, collections, programs, and opportunities for personal development. Trails Regional Library has branches in eight communities which are an integral part of community life.

The position requires the Library Director to have highly effective communication skills to work with a diverse population of patrons and staff. The director must employ innovative interactions to connect with officials, boards, community leaders, and government representatives. The director is expected to live in the Trails Regional district.

Please submit resumes along with salary requirements in PDF format to:

For more information please see our website: or direct questions to the Search Committee at:

Director of Trails Regional Library
Job Description

The Director is employed by the Library Board of Trustees to serve as chief administrative and fiscal officer. The Director plans and organizes the overall work of the Library District, carries out policies set by the Board for delivery of public library services to residents of the Trails Regional Library service area and serves as technical advisor to the Board in reaching policy decisions.

The Director is a full-time, exempt position with a minimum of 40 hours per week, typically 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. Work schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system, including evening or weekend hours.

MLS from an ALA accredited library sciences program, with at least 3 years in administration in a medium sized or larger public library.

In addition to any other duties as assigned, the Director has these specific responsibilities:

  • Maintain control of library operations on a day-to-day basis through regular consultation with staff; coordinate programs and activities under the direction of various supervisors
  • Prepare the annual budget and salary schedule adopted by the Board and administer the budget once approved; prepare financial and statistical reports for monthly Board meetings, including an activities report and background information for the Board; manage the investment of operating and gift funds, with the Board’s approval.
  • Provide oversight of staffing needed to carry out services and programs for the district including developing job descriptions
  • Provide oversight and evaluate district collections, programs, technology and equipment within budgetary limitations and resources; prepare and distribute monthly and annual statistical reports for the Board.
  • Provide oversight for the development and maintenance of district facilities
  • Understand the statutory basis for library operation and ensure that library functions are within legal limits and meet legal standards. Keep the Board informed of current or pending legislation affecting libraries.
  • Develop and promote methods of communication about library concerns with staff, Board members, patrons and public officials; inform staff of Board actions and decisions affecting staff and library services
  • Participate in state and area library activities that enhance local services either directly or indirectly.
  • Serve as the Treasurer of the Friends of Trails Regional Library and as a member and executive secretary of the Trails Regional Library Foundation.
  • Maintain contact with community groups throughout the service area. Give presentations on library concerns.
  • Hear patron complaints on policies, procedures or materials; exercise judgment in satisfying patron complaints; advise and consult with the Board when library policies have been seriously challenged or protested by staff or the public


  • Work at varying paces to respond to needs of patrons and staff members
  • Discipline patrons or staff regarding infractions of library policies and procedures
  • Travel to branch libraries and mandatory training is required


  • Work with a wide variety of people, including patrons and library staff
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks effectively
  • Work without direct supervision.
    Professional public library experience in small town environments with rural communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage both professional and para-professional staff both locally and at a distance.
  • Demonstrated strength in communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of MS Office programs, with emphasis on Word and Excel


  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Maneuver materials, carts, tables and chairs
  • Operate computers, printers and copy machines.
  • Communicate with patrons and staff in person, in writing and on the telephone in English
  • Stand for up to 4 hours without sitting while presenting or assisting
  • Sit for up to 4 hours while doing work on the computer
  • Drive to branch locations or other locations for programming/workshops etc.


  • Salary Track: L (FY 2018: $72,217-$87,838)
    Reports to: Trails Regional Library Board of Trustees
  • Benefits: This position will receive the following paid benefits as detailed in the library’s Personnel Policies: holidays, time off, insurance (health, life, short and long term disability), and retirement. The library offers optional dependent health insurance, vision, dental, voluntary life insurance and AFLAC plans at the employee’s cost.

Revised: January 2018

Job posted 02/03/2018

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Scholarly Communications and Discovery Services Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; 253933

The St Louis Fed is one of 12 Reserve Banks serving all or parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The St. Louis Fed’s most critical functions include: promoting stable prices and economic growth, fostering a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury’s financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savvy Senior Librarian to ensure researchers have reliable access to the electronic products provided by the library. The duties include purchasing library materials, ensuring users have access to acquired materials, evaluating usage, tracking the budget, providing reference support, ensuring our Fed publications are available through multiple scholarly communication channels, and working with our digital platforms (Fed in Print and FRASER).
NOTE: Option for Part-time work hours may be considered for this position.


  • Plan and coordinate e-resource lifecycle management efforts to deliver a robust and reliable online experience for all library users. Duties include updating and maintaining links to electronic resources and resolving complex
    problems related to orders, renewals, and access.
  • Review licenses, maintain records, pay invoices, and ensure proper access and authentication.
  • Contribute to strategic library initiatives focused on resource discovery, access, and repository implementation.
  • Develops or utilizes available APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Stays current with developments in open access, scholarly publishing, open educational resource initiatives, etc.
  • Prepare management reports, providing statistical and budget analysis related to electronic resources.
  • Monitor and evaluate publisher and vendor products, services, and costs; oversee the library’s collection budget.
  • Provide timely and thorough research assistance to Research department and other Bank staff.
  • Limited cataloging of MARC records along with other metadata activities, discovery system and e-resource management system configuration and maintenance.
  • Collaborates with library staff in other Reserve Banks, participating on System-wide teams.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent skills/experience
  • 2+ years relevant experience
  • Library experience
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Willingness to learn about users’ research interests and anticipate information needs
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Self-starter, independent worker, team player
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with copyright and related issues as they support the creation and dissemination of scholarship, such as author’s rights, open access, archiving rights, institutional repositories, and scholarly publishing
  • Familiarity with exchanging metadata through web services
  • Familiarity working with digital libraries or institutional repositories
  • Familiarity with methods for streamlining or automating metadata creation and management, using various tools for metadata manipulation and scripting.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation (e.g. OpenRefine, Python, XSLT, etc.)
  • Travel (5%)

Ranked as a Top Workplace, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees’ diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, as well as cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Embracing our diversity encourages employees to bring their valued perspectives to the table when generating ideas and solving problems, and promotes an environment where innovation and excellence thrive.
Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job posted 01/26/2018

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Manager of Digital Library Services, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO 


The Manager of Digital Library Services directs and coordinates Digital Library Services projects by overseeing the digital collections and databases, as well as supervising and training the DLS staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hires, trains, and supervises the staff of the Digital Library Services department.
  • Oversees the acquisition, implementation, and promotion of the digital collections, reference/research databases, including contract negotiations.
  • Represents the Digital Library Services department in a number of Library department meetings, work groups, and committees.
  • Promotes the services of the department at public and Library-related programs, conferences, and community functions.
  • Coordinates the digitization of in-house projects.
  • Handles customer services questions and complaints.
  • Prepares department budget request.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Database management.
  • Creative software for video and audio creation.
  • VR technology.
  • 3D printers.
  • Digital makerspace application software.


  • Monday through Friday, 9 am-6 pm

Working at the St. Louis Public Library means you’re making a difference in your community. Come work with us!

The St. Louis Public Library employs over 400 full-time and part-time employees working together to accomplish the library’s mission of providing resources and services that support and improve individual, family and community life.

SLPL has 17 locations that serve 79 communities in City of St. Louis and sees more than 2.3 million visitors each year. The Library system has more than four million books and items in its collection and more than 83,000 Library cardholders.

Job posted 01/24/2018

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