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Catalog Department Supervisor, Riverside Regional Library, Jackson, MO

Job Announcement

Do you have a minimum of three-year’s experience working in public or academic library cataloging department? The Riverside Regional Library is in need of an organized professional to become our new Cataloging Department Supervisor. Applicants must be able to supervise and perform cataloging of Library’s print materials. Create MARC catalog records for Library’s online catalog, and perform or delegate processing tasks to make print materials ready for the shelves. We offer a casual, but professional work environment, a great comprehensive benefits package including health insurance options, participation in the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System, generous paid time off, professional development and more! Interested applicants can obtain the complete job description and an application via http://www.riversideregionallibrary.org/ or stop by the Main Library, 1997 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755
Bachelor’s degree required with major in Library science, education, or other relevant area.

Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications: Range $25,000 – $30,000
To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by July 31st, 2020.
The position is available August 1st, 2020 and will remain open until filled.

To apply: Please submit an application, resume, cover letter and three professional references as Word or PDF attachments to: jtrinkle@rrlmo.org
Or send by mail to:
Riverside Regional Library
Library Director
1997 E. Jackson Blvd.
Jackson, MO 63755

Job posted 7/16/2020
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Neighborhood Library Manager, St. Louis Public Library – Baden Branch, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Neighborhood Library Manager with leadership and supervisory experience to join our management team. This position will play a critical role in shaping the future of the library. Our ideal candidate is someone who is innovative and can engage with the Library’s service community. Our primary mission is to serve as a progressive and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. This position provides direct supervision of staff at a Neighborhood Branch as well as directing outreach activities for this service region. The role will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, and effective outreach.

In this role you will:

● Oversee the day-to-day operations of a busy urban neighborhood library branch.
● Motivate and coach staff through effective communication and embracing change.
● Form strong relationships with community partners and implement effective outreach programs to meet the needs of the service community.
● Work with librarians and managers system-wide to develop and execute strong public services.
● 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.
● Ability to assign, supervise, and evaluate employee work to ensure effective branch operations.
● Ability to resolve conflict and implement change.
● Able to see the big picture and promote system-wide consistency and excellence of service.
● Capable of effectively presenting information to executive management and public groups.
● Flexible, positive, and willing to work with customers and staff to successfully resolve problems.

You will need to have:

● A Bachelor’s Degree; or a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2 – 3 years of supervisory experience preferred.
● Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff. Must possess a high level of public service to Library customers.
● Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.

You will get:

● Competitive salary range starting at $54,100/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

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 Baden Branch:

● The Baden Branch first opened in a former mounted police station at 8316 N. Broadway Street in 1928. The library later moved to its present location at 8448 Church Road, opening in 1960.
● 8,400 square feet
● Collection size approximation is 20,000 titles (includes juvenile, adult, and foreign language material)
● 1 Public meeting room

About the neighborhood:

The Baden Branch is located in the heart of the Baden Neighborhood, not far from the Baden Business District along N. Broadway. The Baden Neighborhood became part of the City of St. Louis in 1876. The neighborhood was located on the Kansas City and Northwestern Railroad line and was known as “the Baden Station.” Since then, Baden has been home to several prominent local businesses, including Dogtown Pizza’s production site. The City of St. Louis has committed to the revitalization of Baden, assisting with a nearly one and a half million dollar streetscape project that included the installation of decorative lighting, new sidewalks, and concrete planters along the business corridor. The Baden Branch of the St. Louis Public Library has been a community anchor for residents and meeting place for community groups.

To apply:

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to jenwiese@slpl.org.

A link to apply can also be found at https://www.slpl.org/employment/

Job posted 7/16/2020
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Electronic Resources Librarian, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

The Rockhurst University Greenlease Library is currently accepting applications for a dynamic and innovative professional to serve as Electronic Resources Librarian, a full-time staff position in the Content Management and Discovery Services Department. This new position is part of the library’s growth in electronic resources and the health sciences. This position reports to the Content Management and Discovery Services Librarian. Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service. Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education. Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

General Responsibilities

The incumbent is responsible for managing the life cycle of electronic resources, including providing seamless access to the Library’s electronic resources, including online journals, databases, streaming video, and eBooks. This position is responsible to act as the lead liaison for the health sciences and serve on library and campus committees as appropriate. The successful candidate will bring a solid understanding of vendor publishing models, negotiating, licensing, and electronic resource management. The Electronic Resources Librarian works cooperatively with faculty and staff to identify new e-resources, communicate changes, evaluate content for discoverability and access, and to resolve issues. The collaborative professional who earns this position will excel at identifying, developing, and implementing best practices and procedures at all stages of the electronic resource life cycle.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited Master’s degree
3 years of related experience in managing electronic resources
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member, proactive approach to problem solving
Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to explain complex concepts.
Strong customer service attitude, as well as a positive, proactive approach to problem solving

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience managing electronic resources, establishing workflows, working with Sierra ILS, discovery layer and EZproxy.
Knowledge of the electronic product market, vendors, publishing issues and trends, pricing models, and licensing.
Working knowledge of digital tools, standards, and initiatives, such as SUSHI, Open URL and Counter.
Ability to provide and maintain access to electronic resources through software such as link resolvers, knowledge bases, discovery services, access management platforms.
Excellent knowledge of electronic content delivery and organizations, and best practices in improving discoverability.
Data analysis, assessment, and reporting experience.
Proven project management skills.
Strong interest in supporting the health sciences.
Respect for the Catholic, Jesuit tradition and enthusiasm for the library mission, values, and vision.

The salary range for this position is $56K-$61K.

Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the University, such as individuals from historically underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should provide a Curriculum Vita, cover letter and provide three reference contacts

Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system: https://apptrkr.com/1955514

Job posted 7/16/2020
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Information Services Specialist, Missouri Baptist University Library, St. Louis, MO

  1. Basic Function
    Incorporating emerging technology, this position supports and enhances user access to resources and information. This position is responsible for acquiring, processing, and maintaining all material orders and receipts for the Jung-Kellogg Learning Center, while also obtaining library resources not available at Missouri Baptist University through Interlibrary Loan services. Utilizes a variety of online, bibliographic databases (i.e. EBSCOhost, Nexis Uni, etc.), OCLC Worldshare Interlibrary Loan, and ArticleReach to process and monitor interlibrary loan requests to and from Jung-Kellogg Learning Center.  This is a full-time position under the supervision of the Director of Library Services.
  2. Responsibilities and Authority
    Within the limits of authorized university policies, procedures, programs and budgets, the Information Services Assistant is responsible for and has authority to accomplish the following duties:

    • Facilitates the ordering of materials purchased for the Learning Center by collaborating with the Director and faculty as well as through external sources required to identify the best resources.
    • Conduct reconciliation, approval, and payment of invoices and coordinates collection purchases made on the departmental credit card.
    • Manage budget accounts, keeping accurate records in ILS and other systems as needed to produce and communicate budget analyses as requested.
    • Copy cataloging all formats following the national standards, using Library of Congress Classification, OCLC and Sierra. Edit MARC records when necessary.
    • Process donated material and other gifts.
    • Process and monitor article requests from MBU students, faculty and staff to obtain research materials from lending institutions throughout the U.S. and internationally.
    • Employ software to view, compile, and report ILL borrowing and lending statistics. Monitor compliance with copyright regulations.
    • Assist patrons with questions concerning submission, verification, retrieval, and delivery of interlibrary loan requests and materials.
    • Support user access to information by providing circulation and reference services in person, by phone, or through email as needed.
    • Commit to learning and deploying technologies as they emerge.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  3. Relationships
    The Information Services Assistant reports to the Director of Library Services for the interpretation and execution of responsibilities.
  4. Performance Measurement Criteria
    An annual performance review will be conducted by the Director of Library Services, including an assessment of the performance of all tasks related to the position based on a review of the job description and recent performance.
  5. Minimum Requirements
    Education and Experience

    • Completion of a bachelor’s degree and related public service experience, or previous library experience with at least one (1) year of automated library system, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
    • Demonstrate an expertise with advanced computer skills, electronic information resources, integrated library systems, and search systems.
    • Knowledge of ILS (Sierra) and information technology as pertains to learning center policies and procedures.
    • Ability to quickly learn technical procedures using documentation, training, and customer service support and provide understandable interpretations of procedures and policies.
    • Expected to understand the transformation of delivery of library services through new technologies.

    Personal Qualities

    • Commitment to customer service, with a successful track record of working with diverse student populations in a positive manner.
    • Ability to interact in a professional and respectful manner with library co-workers, MBU faculty, staff, and students.

    Interpersonal and Communication Skills

    • Ability to resolve public concerns and difficulties related to the ILS with tact, courtesy, and good judgement.
    • Provide excellent customer service to patrons.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to maximize use of Excel spreadsheets.

    Spiritual Qualities

    • Must have personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. Must be a member of and participate in an evangelical Christian church.
    • The employee must be willing to perform duties consistent with, and not contrary to, the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
  6. Compensation
    Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants can send inquiries or applications (consisting of cover letter, current resume, and Christian statement of faith) to Dr. Lydia Thebeau, Lydia.Thebeau@mobap.edu.
Job posted 6/27/2020
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User & Engagement Services Specialist, Missouri Baptist University Library, St. Louis, MO

    1. Basic Function
      Incorporating emerging technology, this position supports and enhances user access and engagement with resources and information. This position provides research services and guides users in identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information in all formats.  This is a full-time position under the general direction of the Director of Library Services.
    2. Responsibilities and Authority
      Within the limits of authorized university policies, procedures, , programs and budgets, the User & Engagement Services Specialist is responsible for and has authority to accomplish the following duties:

      • Assist users and provide general and virtual research assistance to a diverse student body.
      • Provide direct public service at front desk including policy explanation, complaint resolution, fine collection, and circulation of library materials in conformity with learning center policies and procedures.
      • Develop, teach, and assess interactive, curriculum-integrated information literacy sessions campus-wide.
      • Develop, maintain, and promote knowledge of research trends, emerging instructional technologies, and scholarly communication.
      • Collaborate with librarians and university partners to integrate resources and services across the curriculum.
      • Design exhibits, public programming, social media posts, and graphics to engage a diverse community.
      • Locate, create, and integrate digital content such as tutorials, videos, podcasts, and infographics to support academic instruction.
      • Explore, evaluate, and encourage deployment of emergent technologies into programs and services.
      • Assist in writing, routinely evaluating, and explaining policies and procedures.
      • Develop and implement new programming opportunities and outreach for first-year students, including transfer, international, and first-generation students.
      • Lead efforts to publicize and market services, programs and resources to support research and instruction.
      • Work in conjunction with University Communications to assure all social media accounts and promotional materials are within guidelines
      • Explore strategies and technologies for integrating effective and sustainable online instruction practices into library services while supporting MBU’s course infrastructure.
      • Performs other duties as assigned.
    3. Relationships
      The User & Engagement Services Specialist reports to the Director of Library Services for the interpretation and execution of responsibilities.
    4. Performance Measurement Criteria
      An annual performance review will be conducted by the Director of Library Services, including an assessment of the performance of all tasks related to the position based on a review of the job description and recent performance.
    5. Minimum Requirements
      Education and Experience

      • Completion of a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
      • One to three years of experience working in an academic library.
      • Experience providing research service in the digital and web environment.
      • Experience teaching information literacy, including developing learning outcomes, activities, and assessment both in-person and online.
      • Knowledge of current research and information sources in a broad range of disciplines.
      • Ability to quickly learn technical procedures using documentation, training, and customer service support and provide understandable interpretations of procedures and policies.

      Personal Qualities

      • Commitment to customer service, with a successful track record of working with diverse student populations in a positive manner.
      • Ability to interact in a professional and respectful manner with co-workers, MBU faculty, staff, and students.

      Interpersonal and Communication Skills

      • Provide excellent customer service to patrons.
      • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.

      Spiritual Qualities

      • Must have personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. Must be a member of and participate in an evangelical Christian church.
      • The employee must be willing to perform duties consistent with, and not contrary to, the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
    6. Compensation
      Salary commensurate with experience.Interested applicants can send inquiries or applications (consisting of cover letter, current resume, and Christian statement of faith) to Dr. Lydia Thebeau, Lydia.Thebeau@mobap.edu

    Job posted 6/27/2020
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    Branch Manager (Full Time), Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, Savannah, MO

    The Rolling Hills Consolidated Library (RHCL) has an opening for a Branch Manager for our location in Savannah, MO.  This position oversees and manages a library branch, including all branch staff (6), collections, and services provided at the assigned location.  Also includes collection management responsibilities and public programming.  Master’s degree in library and/or information science and supervisory experience preferred. Experience in a public library is required.  Please submit a completed application, a resume, and a cover letter.  Full time position includes 100% paid health insurance, MOLAGERS retirement, generous paid time off (PTO), and a minimum salary of $39,520, with higher amount available based on education and experience.  Review of Applications begins August 1, 2020 and continues until filled.  Start date: September 15, 2020.

    Applications are available in the Administrative Office at 1912 N Belt Hwy, St. Joseph MO. Completed application, cover letter, 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 https://rhcl.org/jobsor fill out and save a copy of the application and e-mail it to job@rhcl.org.

    Job posted 6/22/2020
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    Assistant Manager of Reference, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

    Join an award winning team!
    St. Louis Top Workplaces, 2014-2019
    Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator, 2015, 2017
    Library Journal Four Star Library, 2014-2018
    What’s Right with the Region for Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, 2016
    Missouri Library of the Year from MLA 2014

    Known as the “Gateway to the West”, St. Louis and the surrounding area offers an array of lifestyles. From hip, trendy cafes and neighborhoods to a plethora of outdoor activities with hundreds of parks and trails to popular sporting events and cultural attractions. St. Louis County is a great place to live, work, and play!

    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.  Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and diverse. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several awarding winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

    The Reference Department plays a key role in the library’s mission to enrich our community by providing system-wide educational programs on various research topics, creating outreach opportunities and community partnerships, instructing patrons in one-on-one librarian consultations, creating subject guides, and more.  We are proud to provide over 7,000 print materials and nearly 100 electronic resources, and we work strategically to help people find and use them to enhance their lives.  We are particularly focused on expanding our research services for entrepreneurs and job seekers to connect them with our robust resources, thus supporting our community by strengthening the local economy.

    The Assistant Reference Manager supervises department staff, oversees operations to maximize quality and efficiency, and helps shape the collection by assisting with the evaluation, selection, and management of databases and print materials. This position is ideal for an enthusiastic person who values data-driven decision making and lifelong learning and who recognizes change as opportunity.  We are looking for an individual who is committed to providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, building thriving community relations, and taking pride in being a part of the SLCL team!

    Want to work in a library system that is valued by the community?
    Do you want to work for this awarding winning library system?

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

    Job Purpose:
    Assists the Reference Manager with the maintenance of the research collection and the operations of the department to provide excellent and useful information resources and services to the public and library staff.

        1. Assists in supervising and monitoring Research staff to ensure smooth operation of the department.
        2. Supervises and monitors workflows and operations to ensure excellent and efficient customer service.
        3. Assists in the review and selection of print reference and database resources system-wide to ensure that the Library has a well-rounded and comprehensive selection that reflects the needs of staff and patrons.
        4. Maintains department resources so that staff have the proper tools to meet patron needs and promote library resources to patrons and library staff system-wide.
        5. Coordinates with various staff to disseminate research information and training to ensure staff are well-informed when meeting patron needs and promoting the use of database resources.
        6. Other duties as assigned.

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

    Hours: 
    Monday-Friday, two evenings per week
    One Saturday and Sunday per month

    Hiring Rate:
    $54,886.00

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

    Job posted 6/4/2020

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