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Branch Manager II,  Mid-Continent Public Library, Grandview, MO

Position Overview: (Posting will expire no later than July 10)

The 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, the Branch Manager II interprets and implements the direction of the Library to assigned staff members in the areas of supervision, Board policy, procedures, programs, and collection development. The Branch Manager II is responsible for clearing barriers to excellent customer service for staff and keeping abreast of current library trends and services. Specifically, a Branch Manager II supervises a 3- or 4-star branch. This is a full-time, overtime exempt position (minimum 40 hours / week) with a salary range minimum of $48,470.40 – 71,808.00 per year plus benefits.

Reports to: Designated Associate Director for Public Services

Manages: Library Branch Staff

Managerial 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:

  • Manages a Branch Staff of 25 or more
    • Plans and manages the work of employees
    • Disseminates information in a timely manner to all staff members
    • Maintains a collaborative leadership style
    • Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with the Assistant Branch Manager
    • Interviews applicants, makes selections, and documents hiring decisions
    • Arranges appropriate training
    • Evaluates individual and team performance
    • Provides coaching and disciplinary action
  • Plans and coordinates all functions of the Branch
    • Develops and manages implementation of branch services
    • Performs duties of other staff members, as needed
    • 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
    • Meets deadlines for information requested by others
  • Manages collection development of the Branch
    • Utilizes the MCPL Collection Development Plan to create and maintain the Branch plan
    • Selects and deselects library materials
    • Continually evaluates the 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
  • Contacts other neighboring library systems to compare policies and procedures or investigate potential new projects
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed

Required Skills:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
  • Demonstrates proven computer literacy with adequate keyboarding skills
  • Demonstrates proficiency in office productivity and library operations software
  • 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
  • Remains current on trends in the library field

Experience and Training:

  • Master of Library Science Degree issued by a library school of recognized standing is required
  • 3 years 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.
  • 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.

Apply online at www.mymcpl.org/about-us/employment-opportunities

Job Posted 06/21/2017

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Cataloger and Metadata Specialist, Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO

Institution:
Missouri State Library, Reference Services Division

Job Summary:
The Cataloger and Metadata Specialist Librarian has primary responsibility for original and copy cataloging of library materials. The position is responsible for original cataloging for books, media, and government publications, and assigning metadata for state government publications. The incumbent must also provide reference and information services to Missouri State government agencies, employees and the public, develop and maintain web pages and assist with outreach and training sessions.

Qualifications:
Must have an earned Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Working knowledge of OCLC products and services is required. Experience with technical services modules of Innovative Interface’s Sierra or other automated systems is strongly preferred. Knowledge of automated library cataloging, metadata standards and authority control, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, MARC, LCSH, LC subject headings, RDA, LCNA, and SUDOC and MODOC classification. Experience using HTML, Bootstrap, JavaScript or LibGuides for creating and maintaining web pages, and experience with metadata creation in a library setting, and Previous reference experience or work with government information is desired.

Position Type: Full-time

Salary: $1,596-$1,654.50 Semimonthly

Contact Information: Waheedah Bilal, waheedah.bilal@sos.mo.gov

Job Link: https://sosmo.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Job Posted 06/20/2017

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Reference Associate, The Library Center, Springfield, MO

LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell – Springfield, MO

DUTIES:                     See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

SALARY:                    $12.00 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This a part-time position, 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open. Candidate will work weekends as part of their regularly assigned schedule. 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.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

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 Our Company > 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.

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 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

 Job Description

Position:                   Reference Associate

Classification:        Library Associate I

Salary Track:          G

FLSA Status:            Non-exempt

 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:

Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something

Respect – To treat all people with dignity

Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Innovation – To start or provide something new

Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness

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

Essential Functions

  • Assist patrons of all ages and abilities with reader’s advisory, information needs, and the location of library materials in person, on the phone, via chat and email
  • Assist and instruct patrons in the use of the library catalog, databases and print resources
  • Assist patrons in accessing e-books and other digital materials on e-readers, computers, smartphones and other technological devices
  • Assist and instruct patrons in the operation and troubleshooting of personal computers (PC’s), copy machines, printers, and microfilm readers
  • Regular telephone and online reference and information work
  • Responsible for maintaining and merchandising the branch collection
  • Perform computer searches
  • Operate technologically advanced computer equipment, databases, fax machines, and PCs
  • Routinely re-shelve reference materials
  • 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, chat or other services
  • Perform reference, patron advisory, and information services in a pleasant, constructive and cooperative manner
  • Observe and implement library policies and procedures
  • Perform periodic public speaking, conducts tours, and attends meetings
  • Assist with collection management for the branch
  • May act as Person In Charge (PIC) in absence of branch manager
  • Must be eligible to certify as a Passport Acceptance Agent if employed at The Library Center or Library Station
  • Interpret and implement the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, 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: The employee’s job is interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. The employee also has a great degree of direct contact with Library patrons. Therefore, 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.
  • Employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Education/Experience

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

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively, and cooperatively with library patrons and staff
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
  • Ability to perform essential job functions during times of high public usage
  • Ability to follow extremely detailed instructions and complete tasks accurately
  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools
  • Computer and keyboard skills, to include windows, word processing, spreadsheet construction and PowerPoint presentations
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature
  • Public speaking skills, ability to plan, organize and execute programs, tours, and meetings

 Contact

  • Regular, daily public contact
  • Works closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone and online contact with other departments and branches

 Supervision

  • Supervised by Reference 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 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

Job Posted 06/20/2017

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SHARE Director, Illinois Heartland Library System, Edwardsville, IL

FLSA: Exempt                                                            Location: Edwardsville

Employee Type: Full-time                                         Pay Type: Salaried

Fiscal Classification: Library Professional              Salary Grade:  11

Summary:

The SHARE Director is responsible for coordinating the SHARE department and providing quality service to member libraries. This position works collaboratively and continually confers with SHARE Managers in the administration of the automation program. Maintains excellent communication with SHARE member leaders through the SHARE Executive Council.  Proffers advice, offers demonstrations, and provides information on best practices in delivering integrated library services and encouraging new memberships.

The Director is part of the Executive Team which participates in establishing strategic directions as well as goals and objectives for IHLS.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs SHARE managers and oversees SHARE department.
  • Develop and monitor processes to ensure accurate statistical and empirical data.
  • Oversee the development and monitoring of budgets for grant funded programs and projects.
  • Review financial information, activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and/or program improvement.
  • Provide continuing information to the SHARE Executive Council, acting as liaison between Users Group and IHLS to ensure a high level of service and support for the SHARE membership.
  • Interpret SHARE membership needs and recommend policy and policy changes related to best operational functionality of SHARE.
  • Market SHARE and the services it offers to potential members; provide cost and other information to libraries interested in joining SHARE.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate SHARE Managers
  • Seek out, apply for and administer grants that benefit SHARE members.
  • Assist the SHARE Managers to develop budget, strategic plans, and reports related to SHARE
  • Assist the SHARE Managers in working with the SHARE vendor and others to restore service when ILS, (integrated library system) SHARE is down.

Supervised by: Executive Director

Supervises: SHARE Managers, Catalogers, Cataloging Assistants

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • MLS and 3 years of library administrative experience or equivalent work experience 2:1 or 12 years
  • Five (5) years of experience working with library automation programs. .

Licenses or Certifications Required:

Valid driver’s license or ability to travel.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
  • Good knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, budgeting, human resources management, leadership techniques and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to monitor and assess performance of self, other individuals, and working teams to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Good knowledge of grant and proposal writing.
  • Experience negotiating and administering vendor contracts.
  • Extensive knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Broad knowledge of trends in library philosophy and library databases.
  • Good knowledge of consensus building and group decision making.
  • Ability to analyze internal processes and recommend and implement procedural changes to improve operations.
  • Ability to work in an organization that embraces customer service.
  • Ability to use a computer and Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, government representatives, potential funders, vendors, and member libraries.
  • Ability to be flexible, to use time wisely and to perform duties in a professional manner
  • Willingness to help others accomplish their objectives.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards co-workers, member libraries and job duties.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Working Conditions:

Work is usually performed in an office environment.  This position may need to be available for access 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Some evening and weekend work will be required, with occasional overnight travel.

Telecommuting:

This position allows for occasional and regular telecommuting.

Physical Effort:

  • Primarily sedentary work, but also requires standing, walking, stooping or crouching, kneeling, crawling, reaching, pushing, grasping, lifting, feeling, hearing and talking.
  • Requires the ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to adjust the eye to bring objects into sharp focus, clarity of vision at 20 or more feet, and the ability to distinguish colors.
  • Ability to effectively use a computer.

To apply:

hr@illinoisheartland.org

Job Posted 06/19/2017

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Adult Services Consultant, Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO

Job Title:             Adult Services Consultant

Institution:         Missouri State Library, Library Development

Job Description:

The Adult Services Consultant (ASC) provides leadership in the development of adult library services, including literacy services, in libraries throughout Missouri.  Through the ASC position, the Missouri State Library/Library Development offers a coordinated approach to adult services by providing workshops and training sessions for library staff on a variety of topics; manages the State Library’s Continuing Education subgrant program; plans and coordinates statewide projects to improve library services for adults, particularly focused on literacy, workforce readiness, small business support, seniors, veterans, and other special populations; and consults on grant programs to expand and improve adult library services.

Qualifications:

A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of two years of experience in a responsible, professional public library position is required. Experience in providing training and continuing education in a variety of formats is highly preferred. Experience in adult services programs is preferred.  As an alternative, a school library certification and Masters Degree in an appropriate education specialty will be considered.

Position Type: Full-time

Salary:  $1,782.50 to $1,815 semimonthly

Job Link: https://sosmo.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Contact Information:

Debbie Musselman
debbie.musselman@sos.mo.gov
573-751-2679

Job Posted 06/19/2017

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Director of Branch Operations, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Please apply for this position through our web application system. We will only be accepting applications submitted through this system. The application link is available on the position description page at http://www.kclibrary.org/jobs/director-branch-services.

The award-winning Kansas City Public Library is looking for an experienced, engaging professional Librarian to fill its Director of Branch Operations position. This position oversees eight community based branch libraries and supervises seven branch managers. Based at the Library’s administrative headquarters located in Kansas City’s revitalized downtown, the Director of Branch Operations is expected to work a great deal in each branch location. The ideal candidate will have experience working in and managing public library branches, will have experience working with community groups, experience evaluating, coaching and mentoring staff. The position requires outstanding written and verbal communication skills, the ability to identify, analyze and solve problems, and demonstrated ability to organize work effectively, lead and direct personnel and plan services.

Minimum Qualifications: M.L.S. degree with 4-7 years of library experience with emphasis on branch library management and operations; or equivalent combination of experience and education. This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Starting salary range of 62,000 -75,000 DOQ. The position is open until filled, review of applications will begin on June 26, 2017. The Library is an equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Posted 06/15/2017

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Youth Services Advocate, St. Louis Public Library Foundation, St. Louis, MO

The award-winning St. Louis Public Library serves children and their caregivers with a wide variety of services and materials throughout the City of St. Louis.  A skilled, passionate team of youth services staff are charged with serving children inside out 17 locations and outside our libraries through outreach to schools, daycares and other places and institutions.  Improving the lives of children and families is central to the Library’s mission and our strategic plan.

The Library is looking for a dynamic and innovative Youth Services Advocate (YSA) who is focused on youth services to guide the Library’s strategy around services to children and teens and their caregivers.  The YSA will be a voice for children in the Library’s administration and management, and for the needs and possibilities of the dedicated staff who serve them.  The YSA will pursue quality, consistency, and effectiveness in youth services throughout the Library’s diverse locations, neighborhoods, and customers.  The successful candidate is knowledgeable about current issues related to working with youth and cutting edge youth services and technology trends.

Responsibilities include overseeing services, programming, and outreach for youth from birth to age 18.  The Youth Services Advocate manages change, fosters team building, provides guidance, mentoring, and leadership for the system’s youth services staff, and assists in developing policies, standards, procedures, and training in the area of youth services.   The individual in this position represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and youth.  This is an opportunity to experiment with new service models.

Assets to assist the YSA in pursuit of these important goals are a motivated and professional youth services staff, including four regional youth services librarians located at the regional branches, youth services librarian or providers at neighborhood branches, and a youth services outreach team.  The Youth Services Advocate reports to the Director of Neighborhood Services (who has a background in youth services) and is a member of the Library’s Leadership management Team.  The position will have the support of an Administrative Assistant.

One of the goals of the Library’s current Strategic Plan is to become a center of early childhood literacy, learning, and discovery.  Born to Read is a new comprehensive, coordinated, branded initiative, reaching out to families of children, newborn through age eight.  The Youth Services Advocate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating early childhood literacy services and programs using the Every Child Ready to Read model, including the Born to Read Program, My 1st Library Card, outreach and community engagement, and grant initiatives.

Preferred qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Education or in Library or Information Science with a focus on Youth Services, or an equivalent degree with a focus on educating and serving children; with at least three (3) years in a leadership capacity; minimum of six (6) years working with youth.  Strong background in children’s services and children’s materials and formats.  An understanding of youth development, psychology, and education trends.

Applicants should be energetic leaders with a strong commitment to public service and will have experience working in large, diverse, urban environment.  The successful candidate must possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire staff, and develop and maintain excellent working relationships with others.

St. Louis Public Library offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume or application to:

St. Louis Public Library
Human Resources
1415 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO  63103
Fax: 314-539-0335
Email: employment@slpl.org
EOE

Job Posted 06/15/2017

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Communications and Sponsorship Coordinator , St. Louis Public Library Foundation, St. Louis, MO

Reports to:  Director of St. Louis Public Library Foundation

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Position Overview: The Communications and Sponsorship Coordinator is a mid-level position within a four-person development team responsible for raising philanthropic support for the St. Louis Public Library. This position is responsible for the development and management of printed, digital and multi-media communications, securing sponsorship for library programs and events, and the coordination of all Foundation events.

Position Responsibilities

Communications:

  • Support Library Foundation team in the development of messaging and content in donor communications that support the Library Foundation’s work plan and mission.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage production of quarterly e-newsletter and annual donor recognition report.
  • Coordinate and manage the production of all Friends premiums.
  • Manages all in-kind and paid media advertising.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage all Library Foundation print projects.
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of Library Foundation marketing and events using various analytic and/or survey tools.
  • Provides necessary research data on individual, corporate, and foundation prospects.
  • Works with Foundation team to assure proper acknowledgement of all donations.
  • Partner across the organization as needed to support strategic efforts.
  • Participates in donor cultivation and relations.

Sponsorship

  • Develop and execute strategies to secure sponsorship support of key library programs and events.
  • Generate proposals for corporate and individual sponsorship of library programs and events.
  • Coordinate sponsorship of St. Louis Public Library Foundation fundraiser.

Special Events

  • Manage volunteer event committee for gala held every two years.
  • Coordinate content and theme development including graphics and collaterals development and support for fundraiser held every two years.
  • Develop and manage all aspects of event budgeting and pricing.
  • Coordinate ticket sales and all revenue for fundraiser.
  • Coordinate publicity and marketing of fundraiser.
  • Coordinate and manage all event logistics.
  • Coordinate and manage all donor events.
  • Coordinate event volunteers and staff.

Position Qualifications:

  • Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills with experience developing donor communications.
  • Experience in event planning.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, performing well under pressure while managing multiple tasks.
  • Some evening and weekend work flexibility

Supervisor Responsibility:

  • Event planning Committees.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field.

Previous Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience, with a proven record of accomplishment in achieving measurable financial results.

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.

The St. Louis Public Library Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the IRS and the State of Missouri. First organized by the St. Louis Public Library’s Board of Directors in 1989, the St. Louis Public Library Foundation was reorganized in 2003 and given the charge to increase private-sector support to benefit the growing needs of the St. Louis Public Library.

St. Louis Public Library offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume or application to:

St. Louis Public Library
Human Resources
1415 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO  63103
Fax: 314-539-0335
Email: employment@slpl.org
EOE

Job Posted 06/15/2017

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Development Manager, St. Louis Public Library Foundation, St. Louis, MO

 

Reports to:     Director of St. Louis Public Library Foundation 

Employment Type:   Regular Full Time

Position Overview: The Development Manager is a mid-level position within a four-person development team responsible for raising philanthropic support for the St. Louis Public Library through the management of all annual giving programs. This includes donor recruitment, cultivation, and stewardship, grant writing and management, and meeting fundraising objectives in support of the Library’s strategic plan.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, coordination, implementation, and oversight of all St. Louis Public Library Foundation annual giving programs:
    • Friends of St. Louis Public Library, including; Tennessee Williams Society-leadership giving group and Young Friends of the St. Louis Public Library.
    • Tribute Fund
    • End of Year giving campaign
  • Identify prospects, research and analyze development options in order to predict business opportunities. Manage a personal portfolio of prospects.
  • Develop, execute and monitor development strategies to enhance cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
  • Coordinate research, writing, tracking, and reporting for all grants written in support of the Library Foundation’s annual fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Communicate the mission of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation with staff, volunteers and within the community in order to connect current and prospective donors with mission outcomes.
  • Accountable for all activities within the areas of responsibility, assuring all tasks are completed on time and within budget.
  • Assists Director with major gifts, capital projects, and other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • Proficient with donor management systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills with experience developing donor communications.
  • Experience managing direct mail.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, performing well under pressure while managing multiple tasks.
  • Some evening and weekend work flexibility.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Volunteer Committees

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Previous Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of non-profit fundraising experience with a proven record of accomplishment in achieving measurable financial results.

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.

The St. Louis Public Library Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the IRS and the State of Missouri. First organized by the St. Louis Public Library’s Board of Directors in 1989, the St. Louis Public Library Foundation was reorganized in 2003 and given the charge to increase private-sector support to benefit the growing needs of the St. Louis Public Library.

St. Louis Public Library offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume or application to:

St. Louis Public Library
Human Resources
1415 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO  63103
Fax: 314-539-0335
Email: employment@slpl.org
EOE

Job Posted 06/15/2017

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Early Literacy Coordinator, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

Youth Services Department (Administrative Headquarters)

This position will be open until filled.

Position Overview:

The Early Literacy Coordinator is responsible for modeling excellent customer service by coordinating community engagement and providing services that focus on early literacy for children, parents, caregivers, and library staff.   This position collaborates with staff, management and community partners as part of the Youth Services team.

This is an overtime-exempt position with an annual salary of $44,428.80.

Reports to: Youth Services Manager

Employee Expectations:

  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom
  • Consistently acknowledges and appreciates each Library employee’s contributions
  • Contributes positively to the efforts of supervisors and peers
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with co-workers and other departments/branches
  • Consistently meets expectations set forth in Exempt Employee Expectations 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Understands and applies knowledge of the impact of infant, child, and adolescent learning and development stages on early literacy
  • Researches and responds to the early literacy needs of parents, caregivers, teachers, and childcare providers.
  • Serves as a community expert in early literacy and learning.
  • Successfully communicates library policies and procedures, especially those pertaining to the Youth Services Department, to internal and external customers of all ages
  • Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, websites, and other electronic media that are designed for early literacy
  • In cooperation with department and/or other staff designs, promotes, presents, and evaluates a variety of early literacy programs based on community demographics, needs, and the strategic goals of the Library
  • Stays informed of current trends, emerging technologies, issues, and research in early literacy, child development, education, and allied fields
  • Proficient in use of  up-to-date computer and technology skills necessary for effective communications, presentations and research
  • Applies technological skills to provide regular training and programs for children and families, area childcare providers, teachers, community partners, and staff
  • Actively pursues avenues to promote library programs and services to underserved children and families

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Attends and participates in a variety of off-site meetings and workshops
  • Provides ongoing collaboration and communication with other metro area youth services staff
  • Serves on a variety of early literacy and/or early childhood education committees in the metro area
  • Attendance at conferences, workshops, or online classes dealing with child development, early childhood education, and early literacy as provided and approved by the Youth Services Manager
  • Grant writing assistance

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • Knowledge and communication skills to train, coach, and mentor parents and caregivers
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and a working personal vehicle in order to travel to various MCPL service area locations to perform essential job functions
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines while maintaining a flexible, 40 hour per week schedule
  • Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills,
  • Ability to provide creative ideas and positive input

       Education and Training:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Extensive knowledge of early literacy including familiarity ECRR, ECRR2, ALSC Core Competencies and other professional programs and organizations that focus on early literacy
  • Grant management  and reporting experience
  • Intermediate level competency in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

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

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

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

Apply online at www.mymcpl.org/about-us/employment-opportunities

Job Posted 06/13/2017

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Youth Services Assistant or Associate, The Library Center, Springfield, MO

LOCATION:             The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell – Springfield, MO

DUTIES:                    See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

SALARY:                  Assistant $10.00 per hour           Associate $12.00 per hour

TRACK:                    E / G

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   June 23, 2017

This is a part-time position, approximately 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open. 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.

The Assistant position requires a minimum of 60 hours college credit, and the Associate position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field. To be considered for this position, TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

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 Our Company > 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.

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

Job Description

Position:                  Youth Services Assistant / Associate

Classification:         Library Assistant III / Library Associate I

Salary Track:           E / G       ($10 per hour / $12 per hour)

FSLA Status:           Non – Exempt

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:

Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something

Respect – To treat all people with dignity

Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Innovation – To start or provide something new

Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness

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

Essential Functions

  • Ability to relate to youth from infants to age 18 and their families, and create age-appropriate programming
  • Develop and implement children’s, teen and family programs and activities, such as story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, or school age youth, family events
  • Work occasionally with teen advisory groups and teen volunteers
  • Develop Library services based on sound models of youth participation, allowing for social interaction, growth and learning
  • Assist patrons with reader’s advisory, information, and location of library materials
  • Assist and instruct patrons in the use of Library technology and reference materials
  • Assist and instruct patrons in the operation of patron access computer (PAC), copy machines, printers, microfilm readers, and reference materials
  • Perform computer searches, keyboard work at 35 wpm
  • Provide regular and telephone reference and information services to the general public
  • Assist Youth Services Manager with the promotion of youth services to local schools and community organizations through outreach, including periodic public speaking
  • Work with Youth Services Manager to plan, implement, and evaluate youth programs for the branch, based on the developmental needs of children
  • Is a member of the Youth Services Committee
  • Perform reference, patron advisory, and information services in a pleasant, constructive and cooperative manner
  • Assist in the training of teen and adult volunteers
  • Evaluate and document programs and services to contribute to institutional and professional memory and adapt and improve future programs and services
  • Perform periodic public speaking, conducts tours, and attends meetings
  • Interpret and implement the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, 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: The employee’s job is interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. The employee also has a high degree of direct contact with Library patrons. Therefore, 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.

Education/Experience

  • Youth Services Assistants require a minimum of 60 college credit hours / Youth  Services Associate requires a BA/BS Degree in a related field
  • One-year public service experience required
  • Public library experience preferred
  • Education including child/teen development and/or prior successful work with youth

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written
  • Working knowledge of children’s literature and age appropriate materials
  • Demonstrates artistic and creative ability in the production of children’s programming

Contact

  • Regular, daily public contact
  • Works closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone and email contact with other departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by the Youth Services Department 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 20 lbs.
  • May have some exposure to bodily fluids

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

Job Posted 06/13/2017

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Library Assistant, Park Central Branch, Springfield, MO

LOCATION:             Park Central Branch – 128 Park Central Square – Springfield, MO DUTIES:                        See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

SALARY:                  $10.00 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   June 23, 2017

This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work during the open hours of the library branch: Monday through Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and until 9:00pm on First Friday each month.  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 minimum of 60 college credit hours.  To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity.  Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

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 Our Company > 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.

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  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

Job Description

Position:                   Library Assistant

Classification:        Library Assistant III

Salary Track:           E

FLSA Status:           Non-exempt

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:

Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something

Respect – To treat all people with dignity

Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Innovation – To start or provide something new

Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness

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

Essential Functions

  • Routinely check-in, check-out and renew library materials
  • Perform circulation duties
  • Register patrons for library cards, voter registration and other library functions
  • Assist patrons with directional information
  • Collect overdue fines, book deposits and other fees, makes change, and issues receipts
  • Routine computer searches, data entry
  • Assist patrons with location of library materials and information
  • Assist and instruct patrons in the operation of patron access computer (PAC), copy machines, printers, and fax machines
  • Answer telephone and direct calls
  • Respond to regular telephone inquiries
  • Routine filing and shelving
  • May prepare daily deposit of monies collected by branch
  • Perform all duties in a pleasant, constructive and cooperative manner
  • May act as Person In Charge (PIC) in absence of branch manager
  • Assist with programs at the branch as needed
  • Perform essential functions during high patron volume
  • Interpret and implement the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, 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: The employee’s job is interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. The employee also has a great degree of direct contact with Library patrons. Therefore, 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.

Education/Experience

  • A minimum of 60 college hours required
  • One year public service experience required
  • Library experience is preferred

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively, and cooperatively with library patrons and staff
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written
  • Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
  • Ability to perform essential job functions during times of high public usage
  • Basic knowledge of circulation and library functions
  • Computer and keyboard skills, 35 wpm

Contact

  • Regular, daily public contact
  • Works closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone contact with other departments, branches, and the public
  • Occasional work with other branch departments

Supervision

  • Supervised by Branch Manager

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • May stand for long periods of time
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Uninterrupted standing and walking for lengthy periods

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

Job Posted 06/13/2017

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

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

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

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

General Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Competencies in technological advances in library services.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, including public speaking.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team and facilitate group discussions.
Management, financial, and leadership experience.
Legislative, budget, and policy development experience and abilities.
Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
Ability to prioritize work effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, peers, elected officials, other office personnel, and the public.

Qualifications:

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

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

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

To apply:
https://sosmo.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Job Posted 06/12/2017

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Assistant Branch Manager II – Woodneath Library Center, Mid-Continent Public Library , Kansas City, MO

Position Overview:  (Posting will expire June 21)

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 $41,516.55.

Reports to: Branch Manager

Supervises: Library Branch Staff

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 preferred.
  • 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.

Job Posted 06/7/2017

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Cataloging and Acquisitions Manager, Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, MO

Linda Hall Library, the nation’s largest independent research library devoted to the support of research and scholarship in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, is taking applications for a Cataloging and Acquisitions Manager. Scholars, students, researchers, academic institutions, and businesses across the nation and around the world use the Library’s collections to explore and increase knowledge.

Reporting to the VP for Access and Digital Services, the Cataloging and Acquisitions Manager is responsible for guiding the cataloging and acquisitions department in the acquisition, cataloging, and processing of materials in all formats, and the implementation of the exchange program. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility, the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communication and cooperation.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of the cataloging and acquisitions department to assure consistency in the application of policies and procedures; coordinate cataloging and other departmental activities and workflows with other Library functional areas; train and supervise staff
  • Work closely with the Associate Vice President for Collections to facilitate the acquisition of collections materials in a timely and cost-effective manner and to ensure effective oversight, management, and monitoring of collection fund expenditures
  • Perform and/or supervise the physical processing of all library materials, including exchange related materials
  • Develop and execute project plans to reduce cataloging backlogs
  • Serve as a resource for Library staff and users with cataloging questions and/or problems; perform original cataloging as required
  • Oversee annual renewal of serials subscriptions and payment; initiate monograph orders
  • Responsible for vendor relations and payments to vendors in coordination with the Finance Office
  • Participate in the evaluation of the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery
  • Implement an electronic audit trail for ordering, receipt, check-in, processing, and invoicing of all library materials using the accounting functions of the acquisitions module of the Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Gather and maintain acquisition and cataloging statistics in a broad range of areas.
  • Maintain current awareness and knowledge of cataloging standards, recommend training as appropriate
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications and Essential Skills:

  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution or program
  • Some experience managing a library cataloging unit (or cataloging/metadata); supervising support staff, including training and development, organizing and monitoring workloads, providing guidance and direction
  • Thorough knowledge of cataloging procedures and standards including BIBFRAME, RDA, MARC21, AACR2, LCSH, and LC classifications and authority formats
  • Familiarity with linked data environment and emerging library initiatives (BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (VIAF, ORCID, ISNI)
  • Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, vendor cataloging services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance
  • Excellent organizational and communication; ability to prioritize, and to solve problems creatively and constructively
  • Ability to lead projects and work collaboratively in team environments
  • Foreign language skills preferred (Western European, Cyrillic and/or Asian especially helpful)

Work Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a normal library environment
  • Lifting, handling, gripping, carrying, manipulating, and examining books and bound volumes ranging in weight from 3 to 40
  • Pushing and maneuvering book trucks
  • Use of a step stool
  • Movement between floors and departments within the library
  • Standing or sitting for extended periods
  • Normal corrective vision range; ability to see color and to distinguish letters, numbers, and symbols
  • Work involves operation of personal computer for extended periods
  • Exposure to dust and/or mold working with old or fragile library materials

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit an application (available at http://www.lindahall.org/employment), cover letter, resume, and references to personnel@lindahall.org .

Linda Hall Library is an “Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.”

Job Posted 06/6/2017

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

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: https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

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

Job Posted 05/23/2017

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Director, Polk County Library System, Bolivar, MO

The Polk County Library Board of Trustees are now searching for a dynamic, out-of-the-box thinker who is an experienced administrator with a commitment to a high level of public service to library patrons and staff. The Polk County Library is a well-funded, countywide library system headquartered in Bolivar, MO with three branch locations: Fair Play, Humansville, and Morrisville. The library has nine full-time and seven part-time staff members.  Applicants must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

Location: 1690 W. Broadway St., Bolivar, MO 65613

The Polk County Library System serves a population of 31,137 individuals in a growing, rural-suburban area located just north of Springfield, MO. The Polk County Library has recently gained a significant tax levy increase and is in the midst of adding staff and expanding patron services. Additionally, the Polk County Library is a proud member of Missouri Evergreen as of May 2016.

Starting Salary Range:

  • $55,000 – $65,000 (commensurate with experience)

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
  • Lead PCL collaborative efforts with other libraries and literacy organizations in the state and the region to optimize use of existing resources and to develop new initiatives
  • Cultivate and sustain an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth and responsibility while rewarding learning, creativity, ownership, and innovation

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

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
  • Effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills

How to apply:

Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references to President LeeAnn Clark at trustees@polkcolibrary.org. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Comments:

The Polk County Library is an equal access, equal opportunity, and affirmative action employer.

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check and employment verification process.

webpage link: http://polkcolibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Director_Job_Posting.pdf

Job Posted 05/10/2017

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