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Information Services Specialist (Full-time)
Missouri Baptist University – Saint Louis, MO

Area: Academic – Library Services

I. 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.

II. 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 all 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 all 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.
  • Processes 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.
  • Expected to understand the transformation of delivery of library services through new technologies.
  • Commit to learning and deploying technologies as they emerge.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

III. Relationships
The Information Services Assistant reports to the Director of Library Services for the interpretation and execution of responsibilities.

IV. 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.

V. 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.

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.

VI. Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of faith via email to Rebekah McKinney (Rebekah.McKinney@mobap.edu).

Job posted 01/16/2020.

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YOUTH LIBRARIAN-FLORISSANT VALLEY
195 S New Florissant Rd, Florissant, MO 63031

St. Louis County Library

Florissant Valley

Youth Librarian – Full time

Job Purpose:
Coordinates and provides quality services for children and teens to promote reading and learning in support of the Library’s mission.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Coordinates branch programs and services for youth and caregivers.

2. Plans, prepares, schedules, and presents programs for youth ages 0-17 in order to support the Library’s mission to offer quality programs for children and teens which promote reading and learning.

3. Supports the branch by being the lead liaison to childcare providers, homeschoolers, schools, and educators to encourage their new and continued use of Library services.

4. Compiles accurate statistics and writes evaluative reports for the branch regarding programming and resources.

5. Provides customer service for youth ages 0-17 and their caregivers to assist them in making the best use of Library resources.

6. Performs duties as delegated by the Manager to provide support to branch staff.

Job Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library Science
Three years experience planning and implementing youth programs
Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers and staff
Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
Working knowledge of literature for youth ages 0-17
Must possess a valid drivers license

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Ability to stand for up to 8 hours per shift
Ability to bend to very low shelves or reach to very high shelves when retrieving Library materials
Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
Ability to push a full cart of book or other Library materials
Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to operate various types of Library equipment
Ability to use a pc, word processing, and e-mail

Other details
Pay Type: Salary         Hiring Rate: $50,431.00

Apply online at: https://usr57.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/slcl/Posting/View/367

Job posted 01/15/2020.

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Manager of Youth Services
St. Louis Public Library
January 13, 2020

Summary

St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Manager of Youth Services with leadership and management experience to join our administrative team. This position will play a critical role in shaping the future of youth services at the library. Our ideal candidate is someone who is innovative and engaged to help us move forward with our primary mission as a progressive and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. This position provides direct supervision of staff in the Early Childhood Outreach Department, Teen Services Specialist, Program Coordinator, as well as oversees and mentors staff who provide direct services to youth at 13 locations.  The role will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, quality programming, and effective outreach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of youth services.
  • Motivates and coach staff through effective communication and embracing change.
  • Works with managers and youth services staff system-wide to develop and execute strong public services.
  • Assists in the development of system policies and strategic plans.
  • Hires and oversees our first centralized teen services position and lead them to create and implement a direction for services to teens.

Competencies

  • Friendly, outgoing and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Strategic about engaging staff to meet and exceed library goals.
  • Able to see the big picture and promote system-wide consistency and excellence of youth services.
  • Capable of effectively presenting information to executive management, public groups and boards of directors.
  • Flexible, positive and willing to work with customers and staff to successfully resolve problems.

Education and/or Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university or equivalent.
  • Four years of progressive experience in working with youth in a public library or similar setting.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Strong communication, writing and speaking skills.

Starting Salary

$67,900

The St. Louis Public Library offers full benefits for our employees. They include:

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Company-paid pension plan
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance
  • 15 paid vacation days per year
  • 13 paid sick days per year
  • Company-paid long term disability
  • Employee-paid short term disability
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary benefits begin within 30 days of employment

Apply online at https://www.slpl.org/slpl-employment-application/

Job posted 01/14/2020.

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PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN
Columbia Public Library
January 10, 2020

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Public Services Librarian – Youth Services

DEPARTMENT:  Public Services

We are seeking a Youth Services Librarian to join our dynamic team!  Join the ranks of a staff recognized for their stellar customer service, having received a 96% approval rating for service from people in our communities (2019 Community Survey). The high satisfaction level extends to library services, too, with 92% satisfied with the overall quality of library services. Apply to be on the DBRL team where you would be part of a valued staff offering topnotch library services to an appreciative community.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: You will perform responsible professional duties requiring a high level of skill, initiative and independent judgment.  Primary responsibilities include providing expertise in the delivery of library services to patrons, developing and presenting engaging library programs for children and teens, assisting the collection management team with the marketing of collections and any other needs (manage a collection, displays, local articles and blog posts), providing leadership for staff, and assisting in the management of the department and the work of the organization.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS from an ALA accredited institution; 2-3 years of relevant public library work experience required.  Need strong interpersonal skills as well as a high customer service orientation in working with all ages.  Need an understanding of early literacy skills of young children (birth to 5 years).  Need working knowledge of computer equipment and software including knowledge of social media and eBook technologies.  Experience with database searching, reader’s advisory, demonstrated reference interviewing skills, training/teaching skills, public speaking/programming, community networking and advocacy experience strongly preferred.  Applicants must have or be able to obtain a Missouri driver’s license.

HOURS/DAYS:  Full-time, exempt position-working 40 hours per week, combination of daytime and evening hours required, average of ten Saturdays per year and four Sundays per year.  Schedule will be determined based on the needs of the department.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by February 7,2020. 

BENEFITS:  We offer an excellent benefits package including: paid time off, personal days, holiday pay; health, dental, life and vision insurance available; 401(k) retirement plan, LAGERS pension; and employee assistance program.

SALARY: $43,139.20 annual starting salary or commensurate with experience

APPLICATION: Employment application available to download at www.dbrl.org/employment or at any of our service centers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Human Resources Manager (573) 443-3161 or email hr@dbrl.org

The Daniel Boone Regional Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to social, ethnic and cultural diversity

Job posted 01/10/2020.

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Access Services & Instruction Librarian
Jefferson College Library
Hillsboro, Missouri

This is a 10-month non-tenure track faculty position.

Salary/Wage: $42,000 – $48,000

Schedule: Monday-Thursday 8:30am -5pm & Friday 7:30-4:00. Occasional evenings and Saturdays. This position requires occasional travel to other sites to deliver library services and outreach.

Responsibilities: Coordinates the technical and direct service functions of circulation, inter-library loan (ILL), reserves, stacks maintenance, and resource sharing. Collaborates with Assistant Director of Library Services to oversee access services operations, including maintenance of the Integrated Library System (SIERRA) and consortia responsibilities; creation, analysis and revision of work flows, policies, and procedures; and the hiring, training, and monitoring of library student workers. Shares primary responsibility with Emerging Technologies Librarian for teaching information literacy and library instruction and providing reference services to the campus and community, including the creation of research guides, information literacy curriculum, tutorials, and specialized training. Other professional responsibilities include collection development, assessment of library services and resources, policy and procedure review, and institutional committee assignments.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited graduate program or equivalent. Experience providing excellent public service in a library setting. Proven ability to collaborate, motivate, and work in a collegial way to further public and access services in a community college setting. Demonstrated ability to move between busy service environment and solitary tasks with ease.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with data collection and analysis. Demonstrated awareness of trends and best practices in access services and the broader library profession. Information literacy instruction and reference experience.

Physical Requirements: Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to move and shift library collections. Ability to work in an environment that may contain dust. Ability to answer phone calls and direct patrons to resources in-person or via phone, email, or chat. Ability to assist patrons with the use of library technologies such as telescopes, recorders, scanners, SMARTboards, computers, and other devices.

Machines, Tools, Software, Equipment and Work Aids that are representative but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position: digital devices, OPAC, ILS (Sierra), Banner, copier/scanner, databases, digital camera, card reader, online tools and software, word processing, e-mail, presentation software, Windows and Macintosh operating systems, database management, spreadsheets, and LibGuides.

Application materials available at https://jeffco.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/1449

Job posted 01/10/2020.

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Youth Services Manager – Youth Services Department

Position: Youth Services Manager – Youth Services Department
Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1288
# of Openings: 1

This position will be open until filled.

Position Overview:
The Youth Services Manager is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and customers by providing collaborative leadership to the Library in planning services to youth, including developing guidelines and procedures, assisting with programs and materials selection, planning workshops and in-services, and training staff.The successful Youth Services Manager will thrive when leading professional and enthusiastic collaboration and communication with stakeholders at all levels within MCPL as well as community partners. It is important that the Youth Services Manager is able to champion an environment of teamwork that acknowledges the roles of everyone involved in the planning and execution of the library’s youth services activities.
Salary/Wage:
  •  $58,457 – $87,686 per year plus benefits
  • This is a full-time, overtime exempt position
Schedule:
  • All scheduling is based on the needs of the department and is subject to change.

Reports to: Assistant Library Director

Supervises: Assistant Youth Services Manager, Reading Rocket Coordinator, Reading Rocket Liaison, Reading Rocket Associate, Reading Rocket Driver & Support Associate, Early Literacy Coordinator, Early Literacy Liaison, School Age Coordinator, School Age Liaison

Leadership Expectations:

  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery, supporting a collaborative and inclusive workplace
  • Consistently exhibits leadership qualities and professional attitudes and behaviors
  • Consistently acknowledges and appreciates each Library employee’s contributions
  • Develops a high-performance work team in an empowered environment
  • Maintains an attractive, safe and welcoming environment
  • Maintains regular and dependable personal attendance and punctuality based on commitment to the Library
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with co-workers and other departments/branches
  • Plans and allocates library resources systematically
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery, supporting a collaborative and inclusive workplace
Essential Job Functions:
  • Oversees and coordinates the Library system’s early literacy initiatives including story time and the Reading Rocket
    • Works with department staff to plan, coordinate and participate in workshops and in-service training for branch staff working with young children
    • Works with department staff to plan and coordinate outreach activities presented through the Reading Rocket
    • Works with branches to form outreach partnerships with community groups, Parents as Teachers, etc. to keep them informed of services available to youth, and works cooperatively on projects of mutual interest or benefit
    • Develops best practices for story times and other developmentally appropriate early literacy programming and supports the Early Literacy Associates who preform those programs in the branches
  • Oversees and coordinates the Library system’s youth programming, including teen services
    • Coordinates, plans, and organizes the Summer Learning Program
    • Works with department staff to plan, coordinate and participate in workshops and in-service training activities for branch staff working with elementary age children and teens
    • Develops best practices for developmentally appropriate elementary age and teen programming supports the Youth Services Associates who preform those programs in the branches
    • Works with the Homeschool Advisory Team to ensure programming needs are met
  • Department management and staff supervision
    • Interviews, hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises the department staff
    • Assists with the interviewing, hiring, and coordinating of youth services staff in all branch libraries
    • Oversees the maintenance of time-keeping and leave records of subordinates
    • Recommends and administers staff disciplinary actions, if required
  • Oversees the management of department budgets
  • Public Relations and Marketing
    • Works in cooperation with the Marketing and Communications Department, where appropriate, to carry out department goals and objectives
    • Develops and updates materials created within the department
    • Serves as a clearinghouse and quality control for youth services-related publications, brochures, and fliers created in the branches
    • Prepares and presents information on youth services to community groups
    • Works with the Electronic Resources Department to update the Kids Page on the website
  • Possession of a valid driver license and a reliable personal vehicle for use in carrying out the duties of this position including transportation of materials and equipment (mileage reimbursed)
Non-Essential Job Functions:
  • Participates in local, state, or national organizations for youth services, such as but not limited to Missouri Library Association and American Library Association
  • Maintains the department Intranet page
  • Consults as needed with the Collection Development Department on youth books, periodicals and other materials
Required Skills:
  • Demonstrates strong collaborative skills and teamwork both within and outside of the department
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
  • Demonstrates proven computer literacy with adequate keyboarding skills
  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, coworkers, 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
  • Demonstrates proven ability to work with youth, youth programming, and adults working with youth
  • 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
  • Learns and subsequently trains staff on youth services-related topics
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of trends relating to youth service
Experience and Training:
  • Master of Library Science degree issued by a library school of recognized standing is required with a minimum of 5 years of youth services-related experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of management or supervisory experience is required
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of brain development in relation to youth literacy activities
  • Through understanding of early childhood development principles and how it relates to library service
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.
  • 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 working 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 01/08/2020.

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Marketing Content Coordinator – Marketing Department

Position: Marketing Content Coordinator – Marketing Department
Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1287
# of Openings: 1

This position will be open until January 27, 2020.

Position Overview:
The Marketing Content Coordinator provides excellent customer service by developing content for use online and in email marketing. The person in this position will coordinate the development and deployment of digital communication to customers through multiple channels.

 

Salary/Wage:
  •  $42,663 per year plus benefits
  • This is a full-time, overtime exempt position
Schedule:
  • The position will be scheduled for primarily Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm.
  • All scheduling is based on the needs of the department and is subject to change.

Reports to: Marketing & Communications 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 including the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • 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
  • Models excellent customer service, attitude, and delivery, supporting a collaborative and inclusive workplace
Essential Job Functions:
  • Works in conjunction with the Manager and others in the department to develop a content strategy for email communication with multiple customer segments
  • Develops an email content marketing calendar to ensure regular communication to multiple customer segments
  • Works with subject experts within the organization to identify relevant content to be included in email campaigns
  • Works with content experts for key organizational initiatives to create enewsletters targeted to their customers
  • Writes original content for inclusion in email communication vehicles
  • Aggregates all content, solicits approvals, and deploys email messaging to customer groups
  • Supports proofreading of materials produced by the department
  • Responsible for keeping special customer email address lists updated in Savannah
  • Serves as a regular blog contributor
  • Provides monthly statistics and analysis to measure the impact of email campaigns
  • Creates original content and repurposes content for marketing-related print and digital materials, and web-pages tied to annual and one-time campaigns others
  • Coordinates with outside agency to develop and track promotional campaigns tied to Google Ad grants to drive traffic to MCPL catalog and electronic resources
  • Coordinates with Electronic Resources to develop landing page content for Google Ad grant program
  • Assists with cataloguing and tagging MCPL photos in a central archive
Required Skills:
  • Proficiency in email list management preferred
  • Proficiency in marketing/email automation technology in a professional setting preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Proven copywriting experience
  • Ability to work under deadlines
  • Strong project management skills
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, coworkers, and the public
  • Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Demonstratives excellent organizational and planning skills with ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently as directed by managers and supervisors
  • Learns the functions and organization of the Library
  • Understands and follows oral and written instructions
  • Must be able to work with frequent interruptions, able to prioritize and meet deadlines with guidance and oversight of the department manager and assistant manager
  • Able to exercise strict confidentiality related to administrative matters
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Preferred Skills:
  • Proven work experience as an email or digital marketing specialist and/or content creator
  • Experience in other Adobe Creative Suite programs
Experience and Training:
  • Associate’s Degree with coursework in Marketing, Communications, or related subjects required. Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in marketing/email automation technology
  • Demonstrated Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Experience in a professional office environment preferred
Essential Physical Abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation are:
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing which permits the incumbent to communicate effectively 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 to prepare written correspondence, reports, and related materials
  • Sufficient personal mobility which permits the incumbent to access required materials, and to attend library district meetings at various locations
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.

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Job posted 01/08/2020.

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Outreach and Reader Services Manager, Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO

Description:

This is a professional library position with the Secretary of State’s Office with broad responsibility for outreach and reader services provided by Wolfner Talking Books and Braille Library. The Outreach and Reader Services Manager supervises the library’s six Reader Advisors. The Outreach and Reader Services Manager is responsible for ensuring that library services meet the needs of print disabled citizens of Missouri, and follow the guidelines of the National Library Service (NLS). The Outreach and Reader Services Manager is responsible for implementing Wolfner’s outreach program and assisting with publicizing Wolfner Library services. Responsibilities include sharing the administrative functioning of the library’s Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS). The Outreach and Reader Services Manager serves as an important part of the Wolfner Management Team.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Implement Outreach Program:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the outreach program.
  • Actively participates in the promotion of Wolfner Library services to a wide variety of stakeholders, including library patrons, agencies, organizations, and the general public through presentations, exhibits, etc.
  • Assist as a community liaison to promote library services and programs through tours, demonstrations, presentations, and displays.
  • Represent the Library at community or professional meetings, as needed.
  • Initiates, plans, and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by print disabled citizens of Missouri, including, but not limited to, special events, book clubs, and school and community outreach.
  • Prepares community analysis and conducts surveys regarding current and future programming needs.
  • Actively seeks program presenters and exhibitions.
  • Promotes programs by working with the Secretary of State’s Communications team to create press releases, publicity releases, flyers, and social media posts.
  • Works with Director to curate web pages and social media.
  • Collects library statistics and other data to identify library user needs.
  • Conducts research and studies for potential and current library patrons.
  • Publishes and distributes findings to Wolfner, Missouri State Library (MSL), and other cooperating agencies.
  • Stay abreast of current trends in library services and materials.
  • Recommends strategies for providing and improving services and procedures.
  • Maintains and cultivates contact with the general community, the public schools, other libraries, state and regional library associations, and other professional organizations.

Directs, administers and coordinates the reader services program:

  • Ensures that services provided are in compliance with guidelines provided by the National Library Service (NLS) in the Guidelines of Service Manual found at loc.gov/nls/nlm and the current version of the Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate six Reader Advisors, Tech I, and support staff directly related to readers’ advisory work.
  • Facilitate reader services staff training and cross training.
  • Develop and implement procedures to improve patron services.
  • Maintain good relations with library patrons by resolving problems and ensuring patrons receive prompt and courteous service.
  • Update and maintain a public services policy and procedure manual.
  • Work with the National Library Service to reach, maintain, or exceed service standards.
  • Responsible for having a thorough working knowledge of the Patron and Cataloging modules of the KLAS system.
  • Train Wolfner staff in the use of various modules of KLAS.
  • Back-up as KLAS administrator to the Director.

Serve as member of the management team:

  • Serve on the management team by actively participating in weekly meetings.
  • Provide input for monthly Wolfpack meetings.
  • Provide input for quarterly Secretary’s Council, Advisory Council and Friends of the Library meetings.
  • Provide input for semi-annual Missouri Public Library Directors (MPLD) reports.
  • Provide input for annual NLS report.
  • Provide input for annual review of policies and procedures.
  • Works with the Wolfner Management Team to assist the Director formulate and update library policies for recommendation to the State Librarian.
  • Assist the Director with Advisory Council support services and meeting preparation.
  • Contribute to strategic plan and short- and long-term goals.
  • Advocate for improved funding of the Library and all libraries.
  • Assist with the development and enforcement of library policies and procedures.
  • Develop and conduct instructional training for personnel to implement policy and long-range objectives, to promulgate best practices, to reinforce standards of service delivery and to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Assist with the budget preparation in collaboration with staff and Director.
  • Assist the Director with recordkeeping and the preparation and submission of all required reports and grants.
  • Survey community for relevancy of Library goals and plans to attract users for services and programs.
  • Join appropriate regional, state, or national library organizations.Keeps current with library trends, issues, and technology as well as political, economic, and demographic issues that may affect library services and programs.

General Skills:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to work closely with patrons, staff and the public in a positive manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare written instructions and procedure manuals library operations.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to train and supervise clerical and technical staff.
  • Knowledge of online services, e-books, and electronic information resources.
  • Ability to identify and analyze needs of patrons and to plan and implement programs which respond to those needs.
  • Ability to function effectively as a leader of or participant in work teams.
  • Ability to travel as needed for outreach.
  • Possess strong working knowledge of library automation, Microsoft Office applications and other appropriate office computer applications.

Qualifications:

A Master’s degree, preferably in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited school, is required. Five years progressively responsible library work experience is required. Supervisory experience strongly preferred; experience in collection development and library automation is desired.

So, if you are ready for a big job that really makes a difference, complete your application at https://sosmo.applicantpro.com/jobs/1290374.html

Job posted 01/07/2020.

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Business and Career Specialist – Square One, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

Position: Business and Career Specialist – Square One
Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1263
# of Openings: 1
Position: Business and Career Specialist – Square One
Administrative Headquarters

This position will be open until filled.

NOTE: This is a one-year position, funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Please note that the Library cannot guarantee employment beyond the end of the grant funding.

The Business and Career Specialist is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and customers by providing outreach and training to the business community as well as library staff. This position also works within a team to continuously grow the Square One Small Business program.

Salary/Wage:

$19.23 per hour plus benefits
This is a full-time, overtime non-exempt position

Schedule:

The schedule for this position includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours.
The schedule for this position is based on the needs of the department and is subject to change.

Reports to: Information and Reader 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 including the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statement
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery, supporting a collaborative and inclusive workplace
  • Consistently acknowledges and appreciates all Library employees’ contributions
  • Contributes positively to the efforts of supervisors and peers
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with internal and external customers
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions:

  • System expert for workforce and employment skills softwareEducates business community, job seekers, and hiring organizations on workforce and employment skills software
  • Creates Job Skills workshops
  • Works with other organization to assess gaps in workforce related services
  • Liaison for the business community and job seekers
  • Conducts presentations to businesses, organizations, chambers, and staff on the Library’s business resources
  • Represents the Library by attending different business organizations meetings and events
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the Library’s business resources
  • Coordinates with Community Programming and Marketing on programs that will support the small business community
  • Trials and evaluates existing and potential online resources
  • Keeps up to date with trends in the business world
  • Assists staff with business related inquiries from the public
  • Maintains relationships with the business community
  • Writes blogs and articles, and assists with video creation on topics pertinent to small business
  • Assists with promotional posts and videos to market Square One events and classes
  • Contributes to Square One Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
  • Creates content for resource partners
  • Possession of a valid driver license and a reliable personal vehicle for use in carrying out the duties of this position including transportation of materials and equipment (mileage reimbursed)

Non-essential Job Functions:

  • Conducts one-on-one consultations on library and business resources
  • Participates in various business committees
  • Attends meetings as needed
  • Serves on MCPL committees as needed

Required Skills:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and deliveryDemonstrates 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
  • Possesses ability to adapt quickly to new technologies
  • Performs duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative, and independent judgment
  • Successfully handles matters of conflict
  • Remains current on trends in the business and library fields
  • Demonstrates skill in document creation, data entry, and manipulation
  • Demonstrates excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Possesses ability to maintain a flexible 40 hours per week schedule that occasionally requires capacity to change schedule on short notice
  • Demonstrates ability to learn and subsequently train staff on reference- and business- related topics
  • Possesses knowledge of the library’s business information resources

Experience and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable business experience required
  • Competent in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Workflows or other library software preferred
  • Knowledge of social media preferred
  • Public speaking ability

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.
  • Personal mobility which permits the employee to monitor and perform assigned library operations, and to attend Library meetings at various locations.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40-pounds, push and pull carts weighing up to 200-pounds, bend, stoop, and lift and move tables and chairs.

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.

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Collection Development Librarian – Digital and Media Materials – Collection Development Department, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

Position: Collection Development Librarian – Digital and Media Materials – Collection Development Department
Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1270
# of Openings: 1
Collection Development Librarian – Digital and Media Materials – Collection Development Department
Administrative Headquarters

This position will be open until filled.

Position Overview:

The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for the analysis, evaluation, selection, and disbursement decisions required in creating an educational, entertaining, up-to-date, diverse and balanced collection of materials in a single, or multiple, formats for a three-county, multi-branch library system. Additionally, the Collection Development Librarians have a fiduciary responsibility and are accountable for documenting and expensing a significant materials budget within their focus areas.

Salary/Wage:

$47,782.00 per year plus benefits
This is a full-time, overtime exempt position

Schedule:

All scheduling is based on the needs of the department and is subject to change.

Reports to: Collection Development Department 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 including the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery, supporting a collaborative and inclusive workplace
  • Consistently exhibits leadership qualities, professional attitudes, and behaviors
  • Consistently acknowledges and appreciates each Library employee’s contributions
  • Maintains regular and dependable personal attendance and punctuality based on commitment to the Library
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with co-workers and other departments/branches
  • Plans and allocates library resources systematically

Essential Job Functions:

  • Employs professional judgement in assessing the library collection and user needs to identify, evaluate, select titles, and manage disbursement decisions regarding materials in single or multiple formats for multiple branch libraries, serving rural, suburban, and urban communities of varying sizes and demographics.
  • Anticipates demand for materials and ensures that orders are submitted to Technical Services in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilizes online vendor suggestions and ordering tools, print reviews and other media/online sources to make selection decisions.
  • Continuously monitors each collection area and format for gaps, selecting appropriate titles to refresh and strengthen the collection.
  • Uses statistical data, reports, WorldCat and other tools to assess usage and popularity within the areas of responsibility for library system’s circulating collection.
  • Evaluates staff and customer requests to determine suitability for the collection, considering the collection development policy, date of published information, and product availability from library vendors. Responds to suggestions and requests in a timely manner.
  • Keeps current on literary and popular culture trends and notable events within the area of selection responsibility which may have collection development implications for the library system.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Directors of Public Services, the Branch Management teams and applicable Department Managers in system-wide initiatives.
  • Provides direction and support to the Branch Management teams in the implementation of the weeding schedule and guidelines for our multi-branch library system.
  • Contributes to the creation and revision of Mid-Continent Public Library’s Collection Development Policy and other policies effecting collection development.
  • Provides advice and guidance to branch staff with questions regarding collection development and maintenance and provides information and guidance to customers who contact the department with questions.
  • Collaborates with library staff to respond to specific resource or community needs and interests.
  • Monitors best practices, and developments in the field of collection development, shares knowledge and recommends improvements to department procedures and processes.
  • Maintains strong working relationships with vendors.
  • Utilizes statistical usage data and community demographics to determine annual collection development priorities to accomplish strategic plan initiatives.
  • Accountable for tracking and managing a significant budget; documenting, expenditures, applicable discounts for each collection area and format in order to ensure outcomes within 5% of target.
  • Participates in determining annual budget allocations for specific collection area.
  • Evaluates reconsideration requests to determine appropriate system-wide action and provides a written explanation to the customer.
  • Demonstrates professional, unbiased decision-making in order to build a library of materials that reflects the widest diversity of views to provide access to a balanced collection.
  • Possession of a valid driver license and a reliable personal vehicle for use in carrying out the duties of this position including transportation of materials and equipment(mileage reimbursed)

Essential Job Functions-Digital and Media Materials Emphasis:

  • Maintains an extensive knowledge of current, popular and classic film and documentary film titles and current and popular music across multiple genres and in multiple formats. Contributes to the development of local film and music collections.
  • Coordinates digital materials acquisition and collection maintenance for streaming and downloadable collections across all areas of the virtual collection for balance, age, and timeliness of information. Additionally, is responsible for contributing to the evaluation of the database collection and new content assessment.
  • Creates and updates content and promotion for the digital collection in partnership with the Adult, Children and Adult/Teen CDL’s.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitate the creation of web content, social media content to promote the materials collection.
  • Attend and/or participate in department and branch staff meetings and in-services.
  • Provide peer education on formats, trends & topics pertinent to area of specialization.
  • Represent Mid-Continent Public Library at state or national conferences through workshops or presentations.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • Fundamental concepts and practices of collection development and maintenance.
  • Principles of intellectual freedom and open access.
  • Popular and critically acclaimed titles, performers and artists in the film and music industries, trends in virtual library service, new media products, the limitations, requirements and specialized rules regarding e-books in libraries and/or the subjects and authors trending in the print publishing industry.
  • General budgeting and accounting processes and practices. General cataloging processes and practices.

Skilled in:

  • Utilizing library specific software; including, but not limited to, the Integrated Library System and the public interface of the ILS system.
  • Research using websites and databases.
  • Using Microsoft Office Products.

Ability to:

  • Prioritize and evaluate hundreds of title options per week and select those materials most likely to create the best customer experience, fill a community need or provide the maximum return on investment.
  • Use effective verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, coworkers, and the public.
  • Prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, work accurately and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills and perform multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Complete all work accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Successfully resolve matters of conflict.
  • Lead and work within a team environment.
  • Balance the requests of local community branches against the needs and priorities of the library system.

Qualifications and Experience
Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.

Preferred:

  • Full or part-time experience in collection development.
  • 2 years Branch Management experience.
  • Knowledge of Sirsi/Dynix
  • Knowledge of WorldCat and OCLC
  • Fluency in a second language spoken within the Mid-Continent Public Library Service area.

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.
  • 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.
  • Sufficient tolerance for dust and mold which permits the employee to work with books and other library materials as well as working in older buildings.
  • Must be able to transport oneself to other locations to perform work and/or work-related meetings, workshops or conferences.

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.

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Full-Time Early Literacy Association – South Independence Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

Position: Full-Time Early Literacy Associate – South Independence Branch
Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1281
# of Openings: 1
Full-Time Early Literacy Associate – South Independence Branch

This position will be posted until January 13, 2020

Position Overview:
Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly and really like helping people. The relationships made with families and children have a long-term impact. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are a team player and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution and their passion for working with children and their families shows in all of their interactions. They inspire fun in the people around them.

Salary/Wage:

$15.41 per hour plus benefits
This is a full-time, overtime non-exempt position

Schedule:

All scheduling is based on the needs of the branch and is subject to change

Reports to: Branch Management

Employee Expectations:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and assists customers in a tactful and effective manner
  • Provides a proactive level of customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the library
  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Contributes positively to the efforts of the Library
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Meets expectations set forth in Non-Exempt Employee Expectations Document
  • Exhibits self-motivation in managing changing priorities
  • Negotiates for win-win solution
  • Exhibits characteristics of life-long learner in willingness to investigate new ideas

Essential Job Functions:

  • Learns, embraces and demonstrates technology
  • Acts as a guide for customers in use of the library and its resources
  • Recommends materials to customers, based on interests, needs and availability
  • Assists customers with library card accounts, including the receiving and recording of payment
  • Processes library materials for customer access
  • Ensures that library and its grounds are clean and orderly
  • Attends trainings off-site where transportation to another location in the service area will be expected
  • Uses creative techniques in displays to reach browsers who do not approach staff
  • Plans and creates eye-catching displays to break up the monotony of the stacks and draw customers into the collection
  • Opens and closes branch library
  • Presents storytime for various ages using early literacy tips and tools
  • Evaluates program, keeps records, and reports branch activity
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of age appropriate literature
  • Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community based organizations, including daycares and schools.
  • Coordinates and implements Library initiatives, including reading programs
  • Understands basic child development theories and their implications for library programming
  • Demonstrates an ability to work with different age groups
  • Makes decisions quickly and with little need for supervision

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Shelves books and reads shelves for accurate material placement
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed
  • Assists with branch special programs or events
  • May present children’s programming to school age students
  • May present library resources to school classrooms

Required Skills:

  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication
  • Performs duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment
  • Successfully handles matters of conflict
  • Demonstrates proficiency in office productivity and other softwares
  • Exhibits knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
  • Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Perform multiple tasks concurrently

Experience and Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2 years of relevant work experience required.

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.

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Half-Time Customer Services Associate II – Camden Point Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, Camden Point, MO

Position: Half-Time Customer Service Associate II – Camden Point Branch
Location: Camden Point, MO
Job Id: 1283
# of Openings: 1
Half-Time Customer Service Associate II – Camden Point Branch

This position will be posted until January 16, 2020.

Position Overview:
Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly. They enjoy building relationships with people and thrive in an ever-changing environment. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are team players and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution. They inspire the best in the people around them.

Salary/Wage:

$14.53 per hour plus benefits
This is a half-time, overtime non-exempt position

Schedule:

The scheduling for this position includes a Monday evening rotation, daytime, evening and weekend hours.
All scheduling is based on the needs of the branch and is subject to change

Reports to: Branch Management

Employee Expectations:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and assists customers in a tactful and effective manner
  • Provides a proactive level of customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the library
  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Contributes positively to the efforts of the Library
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Meets expectations set forth in Non-Exempt Employee Expectations Document
  • Exhibits self-motivation in managing changing priorities
  • Negotiates for win-win solution
  • Exhibits characteristics of life-long learner in willingness to investigate new ideas

Essential Job Functions:

  • Learns, embraces and demonstrate technology
  • Acts as a guide for customers in use of library and its resources
  • Recommends materials to customers, based on interests, needs and availability
  • Assists customers with library card accounts, including the receiving and recording of payments
  • Processes library materials for customer access
  • Ensures that library and its grounds are clean and orderly
  • Attends trainings off-site where transportation to another location in the service area will be expected
  • Uses creative techniques in displays to reach browsers who do not approach staff
  • Plans and creates eye-catching displays to break up the monotony of the stacks and draw customers into the collection
  • Opens and closes branch library
  • Manages reports, order supplies, coordinates inventory, assists in organization of magazines and other processes
  • Acts as a liaison to Library’s Headquarter departments
  • Manages behind the scenes responsibilities as assigned
  • Provides opportunities for readers to meet and share with each other

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Shelves books and ensures accurate material placement
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed
  • Assists with branch special programs or events

Required Skills:

  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication
  • Performs duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment
  • Successfully handles matters of conflict
  • Demonstrates proficiency in office productivity and other softwares
  • Exhibits knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System

Experience and Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Customer service experience and demonstrated aptitude for learning technology required.

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.

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Half-Time Youth Services Associate – Claycomo Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, Claycomo, MO

Position: Half-Time Youth Services Associate – Claycomo Branch
Location: Claycomo, MO
Job Id: 1285
# of Openings: 1
Half-Time Youth Services Associate – Claycomo Branch

This position will be open until January 16, 2019.

Position Overview:
Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly and really like helping people. The relationships made with youth and their families have a long-term impact. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are a team player and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Coordinating with school librarians and filling in with services valuable to them is rewarding. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution and their passion for working with youth shows in all of their interactions. They inspire fun in the people around them.

Salary/Wage:

$15.41 per hour plus benefits
This is a half-time, overtime non-exempt position

Schedule:

The schedule for this position will include evening and weekend shifts.
All scheduling is based on the needs of the branch and is subject to change.

Reports to: Branch Management

Employee Expectations:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and assists customers in a tactful and effective manner
  • Provides a proactive level of customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the library
  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Contributes positively to the efforts of the Library
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Meets expectations set forth in Non-Exempt Employee Expectations Document
  • Exhibits self-motivation in managing changing priorities
  • Negotiates for win-win solution
  • Exhibits characteristics of life-long learner in willingness to investigate new ideas

Essential Job Functions:

  • Learns, embraces and demonstrates technology
  • Acts as a guide for customers in use of the library and its resources
  • Recommends materials to customers, based on interests, needs and availability
  • Assists customers with library card accounts, including the receiving and recording of payment
  • Processes library materials for customer access
  • Ensures that library and its grounds are clean and orderly
  • Attends trainings off-site where transportation to another location in the service area will be expected
  • Uses creative techniques in displays to reach browsers who do not approach staff
  • Plans and creates eye-catching displays to break up the monotony of the stacks and draw customers into the collection
  • Adheres to the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Opens and closes branch library
  • Presents programs for youth that bring fun and learning together
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of age appropriate literature
  • Evaluates program, keeps records, and reports branch activity
  • Presents library resources to school classrooms
  • Understands basic child and adolescent development theories and their implications for library programming
  • Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community based organizations around needs of youth
  • Coordinates and implements Library initiatives, including reading programs
  • Possession of a valid driver license and a reliable personal vehicle for use in carrying out the duties of this position including transportation of materials and equipment (mileage reimbursed)

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Shelves books and reads shelves for accurate material placement
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed
  • Assists with branch special programs or events

Required Skills:

  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication
  • Performs duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment
  • Successfully handles matters of conflict
  • Demonstrates proficiency in office productivity and other softwares
  • Exhibits knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
  • Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Perform multiple tasks concurrently

Experience and Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2 years of relevant work experience required.

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.

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Library Page – South Independence Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

Position: Library Page – South Independence Branch
Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1275
# of Openings: 2
Library Page – North Independence Branch

This position will be open until January 6, 2020.

Position Overview:

The Library Page is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and customers by providing the correct arrangement of library materials in a branch library. There are a designated maximum number of hours per budget year available for the Library Page to work and schedules are determined and adjusted based on the needs of customers.

Salary/Wage:

$10.50 per hour
This is a part-time, overtime non-exempt position
This position works a maximum of 950 hours per year

Schedule:

All scheduling is based on the needs of the branch and is subject to change.

Reports to: Branch 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 including the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery, supporting a collaborative and inclusive workplace
  • Consistently meets expectations set forth in Non-Exempt Employee Expectations Document

Essential Job Functions:

  • Shelves library materials correctly and efficiently
  • Straightens and shifts library materials to ensure adequate space and a neat appearance
  • Contributes to general neatness of the branch
  • Ensures that library materials are in correct order
  • Provides inventory control of materials
  • Pulls materials from lists provided by Library staff
  • Assists Library staff with Library programs and events, including rearranging furniture
  • Interacts with Library customers in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Reports safety and security issues to management
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed
  • Provides flexibility of schedule to meet branch needs, including availability to work evenings and weekends.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Empties book drop
  • Assists with Summer Reading Program
  • Assists with branch decorating (e.g., bulletin boards)
  • Assist customers with online catalog
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed

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, coworkers, 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
  • Exhibits ability to work with alphabetical and Dewey Decimal systems

Experience and Training:

None

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.

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Part-Time Customer Service Associate I – Raytown Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, Raytown, MO

Position: Part-Time Customer Service Associate I – Raytown Branch
Location: Raytown, MO
Job Id: 1282
# of Openings: 1
Part-Time Customer Service Associate I – Raytown Branch

This position will be open until January 10, 2019

Position Overview:

Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly. They enjoy building relationships with people and thrive in an ever changing environment. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are team players and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution. They inspire the best in the people around them.

Salary/Wage:

$13.21 per hour
This is a part-time, overtime non-exempt position
It has a maximum of 950 hours per year

Schedule:

The schedule for this position will include evening and weekend hours.
All scheduling is based on the needs of the branch and is subject to change.

Reports to: Branch Management

Employee Expectations:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and assists customers in a tactful and effective manner
  • Provides a proactive level of customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the library
  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Contributes positively to the efforts of the Library
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Meets expectations set forth in Non-Exempt Employee Expectations Document
  • Exhibits self-motivation in managing changing priorities
  • Negotiates for win-win solution
  • Exhibits characteristics of life-long learner in willingness to investigate new ideas

Essential Job Functions:

  • Learns, embraces and demonstrates technology
  • Acts as a guide for customers in use of the library and its resources
  • Recommends materials to customers, based on interests, needs and availability
  • Assists customers with library card accounts, including the receiving and recording of payment
  • Processes library materials for customer access
  • Ensures that library and its grounds are clean and orderly
  • Attends trainings off-site where transportation to another location in the service area will be expected
  • Uses creative techniques in displays to reach browsers who do not approach staff

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Shelves books and ensures accurate material placement
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed
  • Assists with branch special programs or events

Required Skills:

  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication
  • Performs duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment
  • Successfully handles matters of conflict
  • Demonstrates proficiency in office productivity
  • Exhibits knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System
  • Experience and Training:
  • High school diploma/GED Required
  • Customer service experience and demonstrated aptitude for learning technology required.

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

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

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Job posted 01/06/2020.

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Part-Time Early Literacy Associate – Edgerton Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, Edgerton, MO

Position: Part-Time Early Literacy Associate – Edgerton Branch
Location: Edgerton, MO
Job Id: 1284
# of Openings: 1
Part-Time Early Literacy Associate – Edgerton Branch

This position will be posted until January 16, 2020.

Position Overview:
Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly and really like helping people. The relationships made with families and children have a long-term impact. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are a team player and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution and their passion for working with children and their families shows in all of their interactions. They inspire fun in the people around them.

Salary/Wage:

$15.41 per hour
This is a part-time, overtime non-exempt position
This position works a maximum of 950 hours per year

Schedule:

The schedule for this position will include daytime, evening and weekend hours.
All scheduling is based on the needs of the branch and is subject to change

Reports to: Branch Management

Employee Expectations:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and assists customers in a tactful and effective manner
  • Provides a proactive level of customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the library
  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Contributes positively to the efforts of the Library
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement
  • Meets expectations set forth in Non-Exempt Employee Expectations Document
  • Exhibits self-motivation in managing changing priorities
  • Negotiates for win-win solution
  • Exhibits characteristics of life-long learner in willingness to investigate new ideas

Essential Job Functions:

  • Learns, embraces and demonstrates technology
  • Acts as a guide for customers in use of the library and its resources
  • Recommends materials to customers, based on interests, needs and availability
  • Assists customers with library card accounts, including the receiving and recording of payment
  • Processes library materials for customer access
  • Ensures that library and its grounds are clean and orderly
  • Attends trainings off-site where transportation to another location in the service area will be expected
  • Uses creative techniques in displays to reach browsers who do not approach staff
  • Plans and creates eye-catching displays to break up the monotony of the stacks and draw customers into the collection
  • Opens and closes branch library
  • Presents storytime for various ages using early literacy tips and tools
  • Evaluates program, keeps records, and reports branch activity
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of age appropriate literature
  • Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community based organizations, including daycares and schools.
  • Coordinates and implements Library initiatives, including reading programs
  • Understands basic child development theories and their implications for library programming
  • Demonstrates an ability to work with different age groups
  • Makes decisions quickly and with little need for supervision

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Shelves books and reads shelves for accurate material placement
  • Attends meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed
  • Assists with branch special programs or events
  • May present children’s programming to school age students
  • May present library resources to school classrooms

Required Skills:

  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication
  • Performs duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment
  • Successfully handles matters of conflict
  • Demonstrates proficiency in office productivity and other softwares
  • Exhibits knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System
  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
  • Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Perform multiple tasks concurrently

Experience and Training:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2 years of relevant work experience required.

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.

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Job posted 01/06/2020.

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Regional Branch Youth Services Supervisor – St. Charles City- County Library, Middendof-Kredell Branch, O’Fallon, MO

Employment Opportunity

Do you recognize the importance of providing library services to children of all ages – birth through teens? Do you thrive working in a collaborative and creative environment? Do you excel in customer experience based services and are you a positive and supportive leader?

The St. Charles City-County Library is seeking applicants for Regional Branch Youth Services Supervisor at our Middendorf-Kredell Branch. Middendorf-Kredell is one of our busiest branches and this position is a vital part of the branch leadership team. The Youth Services Supervisor oversees daily operations of the Youth Services Department and works to provide excellent customer experiences to youth, from birth to age 18. They will directly supervise five youth services staff members, perform and promote youth events and classes at the branch and in the community, and work collaboratively with the Director of Youth Services and youth services staff across the Library district to help support training, outstanding customer services, and the creation and implementation of library services for youth both inside and outside the branch.

Requirements:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills
  • Extensive knowledge of general library operations and library technology
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships at all levels of the District and with the general public
  • Ability to lead change with a positive attitude
  • Must possess initiative, good judgement, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • 2 years of proven supervisory experience preferred

The ideal candidate is a team player who is excited to build relationships with staff, library customers, school partners, and community organizations. A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required. Directly related public library experience is preferred as well as experience working with youth in a professional capacity.

Full job description: Regional Branch Youth Services Supervisor

Schedule:

Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, Wed 1:00pm-9:00pm Saturday and Sunday on rotation

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

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! With an operating budget of $20 million, our twelve library branches are located in some of the fastest growing communities in Missouri, and poised to grow right along with them.

For immediate consideration, submit a cover letter and resume along with completed SCCCL Application by Monday, January 20, 2020. Application materials can be emailed to HR@stchlibrary.org, or mailed to SCCCL, Human Resources Department., P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Job posted 01/06/2020.

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Executive Director – Jackson County Law Library, Inc., Kansas City, MO

The Jackson County Law Library, Inc., (JCLL) serves the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County and subscribing attorney members. Founded in 1871, JCLL became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and subscription library in 1976. The library is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of attorneys and judges.

JCLL provides access to modern and traditional legal research resources, in both print and electronic formats. Throughout the year, JCLL also provides CLE programming on a variety of topics; many of these programs are free. The library has an active social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @JacksonCoLawLib. Visit JCLL online at www.jcll.org.

Position

Executive Director

Description

The Executive Director is responsible for the administration of the library and related services to member attorneys and firms and for the judges and all court personnel of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County. In addition to the Kansas City location, there is a small branch library in the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence (MO). The Executive Director works from the main library in Kansas City (MO).

Duties

The Executive Director supervises one part-time librarian and reports to the library’s Board of Directors. In addition to the duties outlined below, the Executive Director often works on special projects as necessary or as requested by the Board of Directors or its committees.

Library Management

  • long-range planning
  • policy development and implementation
  • hire, supervise, and evaluate professional library staff
  • maintain relations with vendors, library members, and outside agencies and organizations
  • negotiate contracts for all products and services
  • plan and manage library space and facilities
  • provide recommendations to the Board of Directors on fiscal, technical and other matters
  • execute decisions made by Board of Directors
  • prepare and propose an annual budget to the Board of Directors and Court en Banc
  • manage annual membership and membership database
  • prepare monthly reports
  • facilitate board meetings (scheduling, generating reports, assisting committee chairs with reports, and attending meetings to provide answers and clarification for the Board of Directors)
  • assist committees with specific initiatives
  • represent the interests of the library staff before the Board of Directors
  • provide material support to board committees

Fiscal

  • budget development, implementation, and management
  • day-to-day financial operations (accounts receivable and payable)
  • maintain financial records in preparation for annual pension and independent audit
  • payroll
  • prepare checks for treasurer’s signature
  • prepare, audit, and make bank deposits
  • reconcile bank statements
  • maintain general cash and check journal
  • manage signature card for treasurer, president, and executive director
  • annual and quarterly financial report preparation

Reference, research, and member services

  • provide accurate and customized legal reference and research
  • assist and train patrons on use of research products
  • back-up front desk staff
  • answer phone and email
  • back-up assistance for technical services (processing mail, shelving, and loose-leaf filing)

Information technology

  • create and manage content for the library’s web site and social media presence
  • manage library’s internal local area network
  • provide general technology support
  • assess technology needs, research options, and purchase solutions
  • work with outside technology consultant to maintain hardware, licensing, and network

Collection development

  • balance electronic and print acquisition to reduce redundancy, manage cost, and maintain collection integrity
  • serve as a liaison with library members to ensure the collection meets their needs
  • develop and maintain appropriate materials collection within budgetary limits
  • ensure the continuing growth and currency of the resources of the library
  • weed collection as necessary

Marketing and CLE Programming

  • develop, administer, and present continuing legal education programs to court personnel and member attorneys
  • provide professional consultation to judges, other court personnel, and member attorneys
  • outreach to related legal organizations
  • involvement with and representation on governing board committees and professional associations
  • provide user services, such as training, password management, and reference guides
  • corresponds on behalf of the library with the library membership, other libraries, and the public

Qualifications

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.

Preferred: JD from an ABA-accredited law school, with a minimum of five years of professional experience in a law library with increasing responsibility, including two years of supervisory and management experience.

In addition, strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills with a comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems, management concepts, and legal research are necessary. Must be experienced in event planning. The Executive Director will foster effective working relationships, integrate current and future technologies, and have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. A customer service orientation is essential, and experience with integrated library systems, Westlaw and Lexis, and general computer skills are required.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@jcll.org by January 15, 2020.

Job posted 01/06/2020.

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Reference Librarian – University City Public Library, University City, MO

The University City Public Library has an immediate opening for a full-time professional librarian to work in the Reference Department. Duties are shared with two other full-time reference librarians and three part-time librarians. Required qualifications include the ability to: answer patron questions at a busy Reference Desk; develop and manage library programs for adults, contribute to collection development; evaluate electronic and web-based reference services; teach computer and library skills to patrons; troubleshoot PC problems; perform outreach to community groups; and provide readers’ advisory service.

Additional strongly desired skills include: demonstrated experience with fundraising and grant writing; basic design skills for producing promotional materials; and ability to market programs and services. The schedule for this position will include working some evening and weekend hours. An MLS from an ALA-accredited library is required. We will consider candidates with an MLS degree in progress.

The University City Public Library serves an inner suburb of St. Louis. The city of 35,000 has a diverse population which is 44% African American, 50% white, and 6% other ethnic and racial groups. The city is adjacent to Washington University, and the library is located at the west end of the bustling Delmar Loop business and arts district, recently named one of the “10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association. The collection numbers 185,000 print and audio-visual items, and circulation is 500,000 annually. The University City Public Library belongs to the nine-member Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County, which serves a combined population of 150,000 with 500,000 volumes and shares a joint Polaris/Innovative Interfaces, Inc. library automation system.

We are looking for a bright, personable, service-oriented professional who will work well with the community and staff and be a patient teacher to those needing help with new technology. This individual should possess a sense of humor and creative problem solving skills, and have an interest in developing and implementing innovative services and programs.

Benefits include medical plan, four weeks paid vacation, sick leave, and education benefits. Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Applications should include a cover letter and current resume to the following email address: humanresources@ucitylibrary.org , or may be made by mail (6701 Delmar Blvd., University City MO 63130) or fax (3147276005). The University City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Patrick Wall, Director
pjwall@ucitylibrary.org
University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Boulevard
University City MO 63130
3147273150; FAX, 3147276005

Essential physical abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with the supervisor and other employees.
  • Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports, and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  • Manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment to process library materials.
  • Personal mobility which permits the employee to monitor, supervise, and perform assigned library operations, and to attend Library district, community, and public meetings at various locations.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; push and pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds; bend, stoop and reach shelving from floor level to 6 feet high; and stand or walk for at least 1 hour at a time.
  • Tolerance for dust and mold which permits the employee to work with books and other library materials, as well as work in older buildings.

General requirements for all library employees:

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

Job posted 12/31/2019.

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University Librarian, Dean of Library and Information Services – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Position Title
University Librarian, Dean of Library and Information Services

Hiring Unit
Office of the Provost

Job Description/Responsibilities
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), Library and Information Services (LIS) invites applications from dynamic, proactive, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Dean of LIS. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, innovative, user-focused librarian and administrator who will provide leadership to LIS and be committed to the mission, vision, and values outlined in the University’s strategic plan. Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Dean of LIS serves as an institutional academic leader with other Deans, the Provost, and campus administrators.

The Dean of LIS serves as chief administrative officer of LIS, providing vision, strategic direction, and operational leadership to the unit. The Dean leads LIS in fiscal management, development, and outreach and is responsible for advancing the LIS’ services, technologies, and spaces to meet the needs of 21st century users. The Dean creates an environment that is innovative, student-centered, and supports expert practice and scholarly research. The Dean builds a community that fosters collaboration, communication, and diversity to support the missions of both LIS
and the University. The Dean is responsible for the recruitment, supervision, evaluation, and mentorship of all LIS personnel. Currently, the unit has a full-time faculty of 11 and a full-time administrative and civil service staff of approximately 24.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs the selected candidate will:

  • Ensure the ongoing vitality of LIS, with clear dedication to its practice, mission, and its commitment to research and discovery.
  • Navigate academic operations with support from the Chancellor and Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to further LIS’ efforts within the campus, system, and broader community.
  • Collaborate with SIUE Schools and the College of Arts & Sciences and the Southern Illinois University System to serve beyond LIS, acting as an institutional, academic leader.
  • Have a demonstrable and abiding commitment to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion within LIS operations and outcomes.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administrative
    • Leads LIS involvement in the University’s and LIS strategic initiatives.
    • Acts as fiscal manager for LIS, making decisions about budget, spaces, and personnel.
    • Recruits and supervises all full and part-time faculty librarians while overseeing the indirect supervision of administrative and civil service staff. meet their unique needs.
    • Collects and uses data to assess library impact of space, services, technologies, and collections to support student learning, faculty teaching, and scholarship.
    • Supports an outreach plan that embeds the LIS’ presence physically and virtually across campus and in the community.
    • Advocates for technology-rich collaborative spaces to promote community in teaching and learning.
    • Collaborates with the SIUE Foundation and the Friends of Lovejoy Library to raise funds to support LIS development efforts.
  • Leadership
    • Mentors and supports tenure-track faculty librarians through the tenure process.
    • Invests in ongoing professional development opportunities to support evolving roles for faculty and staff within LIS.
    • Inspires a rewarding workplace environment that emphasizes excellence, collaboration, and diversity.
    • Supports faculty librarians in creating policies and procedures to ensure currency in the field and to maintain best practices for an academic library.
    • Represents LIS on internal and external committees such as Dean’s Council.
  • Library Support Services
    • Ensures the success of all user populations by providing services and resources to meet their unique needs.
    • Engages campus and surrounding communities in activities to support research and scholarship.
    • Encourages the growth of the Information Literacy Instruction Program while modeling the information literacy skillset of a 21st century librarian.
    • Establishes an online learning environment that promotes the delivery of information literacy skills to distance, graduate, post-traditional, and international students.
    • Supports the application of new technologies that enhance information delivery and discovery.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science or library and information science from an ALA accredited university.
  • Eligibility for tenure as a full professor would require a scholarly record of distinction, a commitment to librarianship & teaching excellence, and a demonstrated commitment to service.
  • Progressive administrative experience in libraries.
  • Leadership style that emphasizes confidence, transparency, and collaboration.
  • Knowledge of current trends and new developments in information literacy programs and student impact.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in organizational management.
  • Working knowledge and application of technologically holistic approaches to library services and user support.
  • Understanding the role of LIS in fulfilling the mission of SIUE.
  • Commitment to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate.
  • Experience in organizational change management.
  • Evidence of grant writing abilities.
  • Scholarly publications that contribute to the field of library science.
  • Fundraising, marketing, and outreach experience.
  • Leadership roles in state and/or national library organizations.

Source of Funds

State

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Terms of Appointment

Continuing, tenure track fiscal year appointment beginning July 1, 2020.

Application Process

Please submit a letter of application, current vitae, a one-page statement of philosophy and vision regarding excellence in librarianship, and names and contact information of three professional references in one pdf via email to: lisdeansearch@siue.edu

Application Deadline

Initial screening will begin immediately. All application materials must be received by January 31, 2020.

Job posted 12/20/2019.

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Reference Librarian – The Library Station, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Reference Librarian
LOCATION: The Library Station – 2535 N Kansas Expressway – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $35,672.00 annually
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open: Monday – Saturday 8:30am to 9:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Ideal candidate will be available Tuesday through Saturday. 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 an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

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.

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

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 letter of interest or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position: Reference Librarian
Classification: Librarian I
Salary Track: L
FLSA Status: Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Primarily responsible for providing professional level expertise in the delivery of library services to patrons
  • Provides reader advisory services
  • Responsible for merchandising and marketing the branch collection
  • Promotes library services, programs & offerings
  • Prepare written reports and correspondence as required
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) – will be the acting building manager as assigned, handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Keeps abreast of developments and trends in technology and Library services
  • Contribute to material selection and collection development
  • Performs public speaking, programming, tours and guides Reference Associates in same
  • Works with Community Relations and Electronic Resources departments to see that Reference blogs and social media accounts have up-to-date content
  • Develops training to improve the knowledge, skill and ability of paraprofessional staff
  • Serves as Passport Acceptance Agent when certified, in branches where service is offered
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Education/Experience

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • One-year public service experience preferred
  • Public library experience preferred
  • Must be at least 16 years old

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Thorough knowledge of public library reference resources and services
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Ability to plan and implement adult programming
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Flexibility in dealing with a broad range of library functions
  • Effective public speaking skills
  • Knowledge of professional library theories, issues and trends
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public library operation and library materials selection

Contact

  • Daily in-person and telephone contact with the public
  • Works closely with other library personnel
  • May participate in professional library organizations

Supervision

  • Supervised by Reference Department Manager

Physical Demands

  • Perform bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Display 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

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

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

Job posted 12/19/2019.

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Circulation Manager – The Library Station, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Circulation Manager J
LOCATION: The Library Station – 2535 N Kansas Expressway – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $36,337.60 annually
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open: Monday – Saturday 8:30am to 9:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

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

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.

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

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 letter of interest or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position: Circulation Manager J
Classification: Library Associate IV
Salary Track: J5
FLSA Status: Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Assumes responsibility for daily operations of the Circulation Department
  • Responsible for overseeing Circulation and Paging staff including performance reviews and development
  • Schedules staff and volunteers to assure productivity and high levels of patron service
  • Assists with interviewing and selection of circulation and paging staff
  • Coordinates all department services in compliance with system policies and procedures
  • Performs regular circulation functions
  • Accountable for all monies collected in the Circulation Department
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) – will be the building manager as assigned, handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Participates on Circulation Committee
  • Assists other departments as needed
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library. These duties may include tasks such as compiling branch circulation statistics, processing voter registration, serving as a Passport Acceptance Agent, planning and presenting staff training, etc.

Education/Experience

  • BS/BA degree completion
  • Library experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Must be at least 16 years old

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Thorough knowledge of circulation functions and library policies
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Performs essential functions during high patron volume

Contact

  • Regular, daily, complex public contact
  • Work closely with other department managers both inside the Library Branch and across the Library District
  • Work closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone contact with patrons and staff

Supervision

  • Supervises circulation and paging department staff
  • Supervised by branch manager

Physical Demands

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

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

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

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

Job posted 12/19/2019.

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