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Circulation Assistant, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Circulation Assistant
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
Schweitzer Brentwood Branch – 2214 Brentwood Blvd. – Springfield, MO
The Library Station – 2535 N Kansas Expressway – Springfield, MO (2 positions open)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
SALARY: $10.80 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

These are part-time positions, approximately 20 – 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library: Monday through Thursday 7:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 7:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm. Some weekend and evening hours will be required. 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 high school graduation, completion of a high school equivalent program such as a GED or current enrollment in high school or a high school equivalent program. 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 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
Classification: Library Worker II
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Essential Functions
• Routinely checks-in, checks-out and renews library materials
• Registers patrons for library cards, voter registration and other library functions
• Assists patrons with directional information
• Collects overdue fines, book deposits and other fees, makes change, and issues receipts
• Performs routine computer searches, data entry
• Operates multi-line telephone switchboard and intercom answering and directing calls including high volume telephone communication with public
• Routinely files and shelves
• Checks-in newspapers, magazines and sorts branch mail
• Performs light copy machine maintenance
• Prepares daily deposits of moneys collected by branch
• Handles departmental problems in absence of supervisor
• Assists with other related departmental duties as assigned
• Assists other departments as needed
• Performs essential functions during high patron volume
• 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.

Skills/Job Knowledge
• Excellent communications skills, oral and written
• Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
• Ability to perform essential job functions during times of high public usage
• Basic knowledge of circulation and library functions
• Computer and keyboard skills

Education/Experience
• High school diploma or equivalent or currently enrolled in high school or high school equivalency program
• Public service experience

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

Supervision
• Supervised by Circulation Department Manager

Physical Demands
• Routinely bends, squats, kneels and reaches from floor level to 6 feet in height
• Displays good coordination and mobility
• Routinely lifts library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
• Uninterrupted standing and walking for lengthy periods

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

Miscellaneous Requirement
• 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
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Posted 1/24/2022

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Manager of Genealogy, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Do you enjoy helping people connect with their past? Do you enjoy solving research puzzles when the trail of sources seems to hit a wall? Central Library has an opening for a full-time manager of the Genealogy Department. The Genealogy Department handles a high volume of reference requests and provides research assistance to both in person and remote customers. Our ideal candidate is someone who is enthusiastic, creative, patient, and committed to providing excellent customer service. This person must also be comfortable working with the public and providing technology-related assistance.

In this role you will:

  • Oversee the daily operation of the Genealogy Department including scheduling of staff, ensuring availability of materials and services, and coverage of reference desk. This position supervises a staff of 3 including one Librarian, one Adult Specialist, and one Information Specialist
  • Approve and coordinate all programming for the Genealogy Department
  • Provide in-depth reference assistance for customers via face-to-face, email, electronic, and telephone interactions, including locating items in the catalog or on shelf, assisting with database use, and looking up information
  • Supervise collection management of the Department’s rich, robust collection of circulating and reference materials, including binding, weeding, updating, and evaluating such collections
  • Conduct outreach in the community
  • Perform periodic evaluations of employees and map strategies for success
  • Collaborate with Library colleagues at Central and throughout the system on projects, programs, and committees
  • Create book displays and/or lists and blog entries for the Library website highlighting aspects of the collection in connection with current happenings or in support of Library programming
  • Perform circulation functions and technology assistance as needed.
  • Prepare monthly report using collected statistics
  • Assist customers with Library equipment including copier/scanner
  • Communicate as needed regarding maintenance with facilities or Help Desk tickets for issues with technology

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Friendly, patient, and able to build relationships with customers, colleagues, and community members
  • Able to manage a team consisting of both veteran and new employees
  • Able to see the big picture and promote consistent, excellent service
  • Capable of effectively presenting information and responding to questions from customers and staff
  • Flexible, positive, and willing to work with colleagues to successfully overcome challenges
  • Willing to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities

Job requirements include:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited university or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Genealogical resources such as Fold3, Ancestry, Census Records
  • Computer skills and knowledge of:
    • Google Workspace (Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail)
    • Windows 10
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn to use:
    • Digital reference tools
    • Social media platforms
    • Zoom and Google Meet platforms
    • BiblioCommons catalog software
    • Digital library programs (Overdrive, Hoopla, Freegal)

Benefits of this position include:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $47,040 per year
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional development

Hours for this position are:

40 hours/week: Monday-Thursday either 8:30-5:30 or 11-8 (work 1 evening shifts/week), alternating Friday & Saturday, 8:00-5, & Sundays (currently 1 per quarter), 1-5 – on weeks with a Sunday shift, those 4 hours are offset during the following week. (Hours are subject to change)

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from our magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About Central Library:

Central Library, an architectural masterpiece designed by Cass Gilbert, opened to the public on January 6, 1912, after more than four years of construction. As Central Library neared 100 years of service, a remarkable group of St. Louisans worked together to restore and renew this great Library and prepare it for the digital world of the 21st century, all while preserving its historic beauty and continuing to make available its remarkable physical collections.

About downtown St. Louis:

Central Library is located in downtown St. Louis, and is surrounded by other notable architecture and cultural destinations. Central is also within easy walking distance of many great restaurants, sporting (baseball Cardinals and hockey Blues – whose archives are housed at SLPL) and entertainment venues.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org and click on the Careers link near the top to reach our Career Center. Thank you!

Posted 1/19/2022

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Library Director, Lebanon-Laclede County Library, Lebanon, MO

Statement
The Lebanon-Laclede County Library is committed to providing excellent service to its community by informing, inspiring, educating and entertaining. All staff members are expected to interact with all patrons and staff with courtesy and respect.

Request for Applications for Library Director
The Lebanon-Laclede County Board of Trustees is searching for a candidate for the exempt position of library director. The person in this position is responsible for all day-to-day library operations, preparing budgets, developing and implementing policies and programs, supervising library operations and managing staff. The director will deal responsibly with patrons, staff and emergencies to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment.

Reports to: Library Board of Trustees

Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides the leadership role in the library and executes the orders and policies adopted by the Board
  • Evaluates operations and activities of the library, plans for future needs, develops library collections and services and adopts and implements new services
  • Advocates for the library by serving as the official representative of the library in the community and throughout the library field; speaks before community, civic and other groups about the library and its services
  • Have authority to hire employees for all positions authorized by the Board; develops staff job
  • descriptions, recommends and administers personnel policies involving hiring, evaluating, promoting and terminating staff
  • Defines expectations for staff performances, oversees and implements the staff evaluation process
  • Promotes staff morale through communication, staff meetings, and staff trainings
  • Attend all Board and committee meetings serving ex-officio, except those at which the appointment, salary or performance of the Director is to be discussed or decided
  • At the March Board meeting of each year, the library director will submit a report to the Board stating the condition of the library and its services as of the 31st day of December of the preceding fiscal year
  • Keep or cause to be kept the financial records and accounts according to generally accepted accounting standards
  • Develop policies, annual budgets and submits monthly financial reports to the Board and be the custodian of all records and keys to the building and rooms
  • Oversees grant proposals and submissions
  • Creates, organizes and implements solicitation of donations and/or gifts to the library, reviews and acknowledges receipt of donations and/or gifts
  • Works with the Library Foundation Board, Friends of the Library group and Route 66 Society
  • Oversees and maintains the technology needs of the library, software and hardware purchases and updates
  • Attends library and professional meetings and participates in regional and statewide professional activities, expenses will be paid by the district
  • Supports the administration and promotion of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Museum (physically attached to the main library) and promotes proper maintenance and storage of artifacts and records
  • Maintains records for annual reporting to the Missouri State Library in the Secretary of State’s Office

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of library philosophies, practices, procedures and technologies
  • Ability to set priorities, make decisions, and exercise discretion with patrons and staff
  • Ability to exercise initiative, prioritize work and meet established deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and with local and regional media
  • Ability to work effectively as a team
  • Knowledge of library budgetary and fiscal practices and Missouri library law
  • Knowledge of computers and the internet and especially integrated library systems software
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, and to prepare and present reports and other information in the appropriate format
  • Ability to work the hours needed to complete responsibilities of library director

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA)- accredited program
  • Five years library experience
  • Two years supervisory and management experience
  • Position requires day, evening and weekend hours

Salary and benefits:

This is an exempt position. The hiring salary is $50,000-$65,000 dependent on education and experience. We offer Board-paid health insurance, participation in Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System, 12 paid holidays, vacation days and employer-paid professional dues.

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of (3) three professional references as a word or PDF attachment to: employment@lebanon-laclede.lib.mo.us
Applications are accepted through February 9, 2022

Additional Information:

The Lebanon-Laclede County Library serves a population of 35,571, making it one of the 25 largest libraries in Missouri, a state with approximately 150 public library districts. It has an active foundation group and Friends of the Library, both of which provide outstanding support. The library is part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium and is known for its spacious, beautiful setting as a result of a successful remodeling project of a former K-Mart store. The library includes and houses the Route 66 Museum and a gift shop.

The town of Lebanon is the county seat of Laclede County, and has a current population of 14,932. It is located 52 miles northeast of Springfield on Interstate-44 and is close to many outdoor recreational areas, including Bennett Spring State Park (12 miles) and Lake of the Ozarks (35 miles). It is located on Route 66, has an active Route 66 group and has a community concert association. Building thousands of boats each year, Lebanon is known as a boat manufacturing center and is the home of Lowe Boats, G-3 Boats, Landau Boats and Tracker Marine. Other major manufacturing companies include Emerson Electric, The Durham Company, Independent Stave, Carmeco, Detroit Tool, and Justice Furniture.

Posted 1/19/2022

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Digital Initiatives & Resources Librarian, Park University, Kansas City, MO

The Digital Initiatives & Resources Librarian is responsible for designing, developing, sharing, and implementing digital-forward strategies in library content development, open-educational practices, user experience, technology, digital production and collections, and web maintenance and development. This position also provides research support and serves as a liaison to specific academic departments teaching library instruction sessions as needed.

Position Accountabilities:
• Digital Initiatives – Coordinates the implementation of new and updated technologies for the library. Ensures interactive user engagement with library digital content and investigates, creates, deploys, maintains, and promotes new methods, tools, digital learning objects (DLOs), online tutorials, learning aids, videos, and research guides. Collaborates with subject faculty, other librarians, and instructional designers to ensure the success of library digital initiatives. Serves as library liaison on all issues related to the existing course management system and digitization efforts with Fishburn Special Collections & Archives. Serves as project manager in roll-out and management of new digital information services. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and recommends and/ or implements new initiatives as appropriate.
• Digital Resources – Provides maintenance of the Library’s licensed digital resources, including tasks related to implementation, staff support, troubleshooting, and maintenance of resources. Designs, implements, maintains, and coordinates library content for web and mobile-enabled interactive services that provide a quality user experience. Uses data analytics and user feedback to evaluate the effectiveness and accessibility of current user interfaces, and identifies opportunities for improvements. Collaborates with the IT staff to develop information service strategies and initiatives that maintain a high level of patron satisfaction with digital technology resources.
• Open-Educational Practices – Participates in vision and support for open education practices in collaboration with various stakeholders. Advocates for faculty discovery, creation, dissemination, adoption, and evaluation of OER and affordable teaching materials as a social justice initiative to make university education more affordable and equitable and to increase usability and flexibility of educational resources. Creates OER-related instructional resources, including webpages, guides, and learning objects. Designs, markets, and delivers events and workshops related to open and affordable learning resources. Partners with university departments as necessary to promote OEP initiatives.
• Research Support and Teaching – Shares in providing circulation and reference services in-person as well as by phone, chat, email, text or other communication modes. Promotes library services and collections to the university community and seeks active partnerships and collaboration opportunities with colleagues at the university and at other institutions. In cooperation with the other librarians, serves as a liaison to specific academic departments and teaches library instruction sessions as needed.
• Instructional and Literacy Tools – Contributes to the creation of research guides, digital learning objects, and other digital and print tools to promote the usage of library resources.
• Enhancements – Stays abreast of trends in library digital initiatives, user-experience, OER, and digital content management through active participation in local, regional, and national associations, conferences, and relevant listservs. Serves as a liaison to library colleagues through sharing of relevant information from professional activities.
• Administrative – Assists with the development of policy guidelines and procedures for digital services and initiatives and content management in conjunction with library and university colleagues. Assists with the accumulation and analysis of statistical information related to the library’s collections and the library’s digital services.
• Other Duties –Performs other library duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
• Masters of Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited school.
• Demonstrated knowledge of library theory, as well as current practices and trends in librarianship.
• Knowledge of and/or experience managing digitization workflows and digital assets in an academic library.
• Experience in work that requires organizational skills including evaluation and assessment; diagnostics and problem solving; independent and collaborative decision making.
• Experience in project management, with an emphasis on website management.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with dynamic delivery of web content, accessibility and internet standards, and interactive web design and underlying architecture.
• Demonstrated knowledge of library-related OER trends and applications.
• Demonstrated knowledge of instructional theories and methods related to information literacy.
• Experience providing research and technology assistance to library users.
• Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work and interact professionally with a diverse group of individuals in a changing environment.
• A demonstrated ability and desire to fulfill the requirements needed for faculty tenure and promotion
• Willingness to serve on university-level, regional, state, and national level committees.
• Interest in participating in scholarly communications.
• A demonstrated ability and desire to learn and implement appropriate technologies.
• Flexibility to occasionally work during evenings or weekends.

About Park University
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Park University is a private, independent masters-level institution serving more than 15,000 students annually through its flagship campus in Parkville, MO; residential campus in Gilbert, AZ; 39 campus centers in 21 states; and a robust array of undergraduate and graduate degrees available fully online. Park provides innovative, accessible and flexible education through traditional, online and distance delivery modalities.

Honoring its founding mission to provide academic access to all qualified learners, the University continues to serve a highly diverse student population, with 56% coming from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education, including international students from 62 countries. Students system-wide primarily comprise working adults, and many are active-duty personnel serving all branches of the U.S. military.

Park University has an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition paid undergraduate classes for employees and dependents.

About the Kansas City Area
Park University’s historic flagship campus is located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Kansas City on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, in Parkville, Missouri.

With over 2.1 million people, Kansas City is a diverse urban area that is home to a vibrant arts community and includes galleries, museums, literary and music venues. The area includes several universities; research and teaching hospitals; nonprofit, governmental, and community organizations; and a growing technology sector. For more about living and working in Kansas City, see: http://www.thinkkc.com/life.

Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Qualified applicants must upload their curriculum vitae and cover letter. The cover letter must identify the candidate’s salary expectations.

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Posted 1/15/2022

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Information Technology Director, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Information Technology Director
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: Starting salary $83,200.00 – commensurate with experience
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available primarily Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Emergency and on call hours outside regular working hours will be required. 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 Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Information Technology or an MLIS specializing in Technology. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

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 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 My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position: Information Technology Director
Classification: Administration I
Salary: Starting salary $83,200.00 – commensurate with experience
FLSA Status: Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Manages the Library’s information systems needs including computer and telecommunications systems and support, network infrastructure, computer and other security systems, support and maintenance for hardware and software, acquisition and implementation of new systems and systems training
  • Responsible for data storage and back-up, data security, disaster recovery and documentation
  • Ensures compliance with all related laws and regulations
  • Maintains staff e-mail service, library website, internet filtering and wireless access
  • Assumes supervisory responsibility for the IT department including the Web Development and Technical/Help Desk teams setting and chairing regular department meetings
  • Provides focus on the user environment for all technologies deployed by the Library, both internally and externally, assessing sustainability and efficiency
  • Prepares, oversees and monitors the IT budget including oversight of inventory and replacement schedules for the district, ensuring that all established procedures are followed
  • Works closely with the Integrated Library System Department and manages the hardware associated with the Library ILS
  • Develops and implements technology standards and procedures for the department
  • Suggests policies and policy revisions on IT related issues in accordance with industry best practices
  • Serves on the Executive Director’s administrative team and represents the library at meetings as assigned
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual departmental and statistical reports, as well as any other reports as requested by the Director
  • Exercises professional responsibility by attending conferences and workshops and reading professional literature to keep abreast of trends and best practices within the field of technology
  • Assumes a leadership role in promoting communications and positive working conditions with peers, subordinates, and supervisors
  • Maintains positive and proactive customer service behaviors at all times and encourages all staff to do the same
  • 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.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Extensive experience with network administration, website administration, cyber security principles, disaster recovery, and project management
  • Familiar with Microsoft Active Directory, Google Workspace, SQL and common web design languages
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft desktop and server products and network architecture
  • Knowledge of library-related technology including software for time and print management, automation, and security and filtering systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to use office productivity software
  • Can define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Must be knowledgeable about and able to make decisions dealing with library security, emergency procedures and conflict resolution
  • Excellent, verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills including the ability to translate technical information to a nontechnical audience
  • Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment and work productively with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to delegate appropriately
  • Has a positive service attitude and the ability to deal effectively with the public and staff in a tactful, courteous manner

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science OR Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, specializing in technology, from an ALA accredited library school
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with increasing responsibilities for management and support of information systems and information technology
  • Direct supervisory experience required

Contact

  • Works closely with other branch staff and department personnel
  • Routine telephone and email contact with other departments and branches
  • Contact with patrons and vendors

Supervision

  • Supervised by the Executive Director
  • Supervises the IT Staff

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing ladders, and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routine lifting of materials/equipment weighing up to 25 lbs. and exerting force occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • Regular computer keyboard, desk work
  • May walk or stand for significant periods of time

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment
  • Occasional outdoor work may be subject to a variety of extreme weather conditions
  • Occasional driving of a Library or personal vehicle

Miscellaneous Requirement

  • Must pass a security background check
  • Must have a valid Class E driver license, current insurance and safe driving record

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
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Posted 1/13/2022

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Director, Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District, Poplar Bluff, MO

General Description: The Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Library and has responsibilities for legal, financial, and human resource management by developing policies, preparing budgets, developing and implementing strategic planning, supervising library operations and staff, and providing, implementing, and communicating a vision for library services for the staff, the Library Board of Trustees, and community.

Reports to: Library Board of Trustees

Supervises: Overall responsibility for staff, volunteers and library service providers

Education and Experience: MLS or MLIS from ALA-accredited institution with at least five years of diversified experience in senior-level public library management. Experience must include familiarity with fiscal management, human resources, general administration, library ethics, and public library law. Essential attributes are the ability to articulate the library’s vision and value to the community, build consensus, respond to staff, and commit to public service.

Pay Grade: $70,000-$90,000

This is an exempt position. The successful candidate begins the position January 24, 2023. Applications are accepted through January 28, 2022.

Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) references to: directorsearch@poplarbluff.org

For a complete job description go to: poplarbluff.org/careers

Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District is an equal employment opportunity employer. It complies with all federal, state and local laws protecting job applicants, employees, volunteers, and library users by prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

Posted 1/12/2022

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

Inman E. Page Library at Lincoln University seeks an innovative thinker with strong people skills to join our team as Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, this position oversees the lifecycle of all electronic resources and participates in licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, statistics, and support. This position further oversees the Institutional Repository (IR), Blue Tiger Commons.
The Electronic Resources librarian will implement and administer tools, features, and programs that enhance and improve electronic resource access and usability including the utilization of electronic resource management functions in Sierra, the consortium-managed library services platform.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library or Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • One year experience working in an academic library in electronic resource management, including experience with other ER-related applications such as link resolvers and proxy server configuration
  • Familiarity with best practices in digital projects and digital preservation
  • Ability to work with digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio, video) publishing and data management
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a flexible and adaptable attitude as well as a strong focus on customer service
  • Ability to work with vendors, campus IT, faculty, staff, and students to troubleshoot and resolve electronic resource access issues
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with current copyright issues/rights management issues in a digital environment
  • Demonstrated experience with ERMS (Electronic Resource Management Systems)
  • Knowledge of metadata and bibliographic principles
  • Experience creating and enhancing metadata for electronic resources
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis and data visualization
  • Experience with Sierra (preferred) LMS
  • Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software (Bepress preferred)
  • Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques
  • Experience managing technical support in areas relating to electronic resources
  • Experience using visualization software such as Springshare to create dashboards for ER use
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of individuals

Responsibilities:

  • Create, organize, promote, and curate digital materials
  • Provide training for the campus community to use ER and IR resources
  • Promote the IR to faculty, administrators, staff, students, and broader LU community
  • Support Open Access initiatives, intellectual property, data curation, and new forms of publications and research/creative activities.
  • Serve as Site Coordinator for the MOBIUS library consortium.
  • Perform reference service, library instruction, and collection development
  • Serve as library liaison to designated departments
  • Develop and maintain the library website and LibGuide pages to support subject areas
  • Perform instruction in the Library Science Minor program
  • Fulfill requirements of faculty status in areas of contributions to librarianship, scholarly activities, and service
  • Other duties as assigned

For more information and to apply, see https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/human-resource-services/job-opportunities./-/message_boards/category/158558

Posted 1/7/2022

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

Inman E. Page Library at Lincoln University seeks an innovative thinker, with strong instruction and people skills to join our team as the Reference & Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, this position coordinates the library’s instruction programs by collaborating with faculty, staff, and fellow librarians. This librarian assists other librarians with lesson planning and instructional objectives, teaches for assigned subject areas, advises on assessment methods, and brainstorms collaborative strategies. The librarian in this position also coordinates an embedded librarian program, including planning, promoting, and instructing based on a core set of goals and values. An emphasis on information literacy, in tandem with existing course outcomes, is expected. This librarian is also responsible for professional tasks within the reference area, including reference services, collection development for assigned subjects, and the creation of research support guides.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library or Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • One year of experience working in an academic library in providing reference and instruction in a postsecondary academic or adult services library.
  • Familiarity with best practices in Information Literacy instruction based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a flexible and adaptable attitude as well as a strong focus on customer service.
  • Ability to work with diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and community patrons.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second master’s degree, with a preference for business, psychology, or a related field.
  • Experience with teaching or library instruction.
  • Two years of professional experience in a library, with a preference for academic libraries.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of individuals.
  • Experience or familiarity in using and instructing an ILS (Sierra preferred)

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as library liaison to designated departments
  • Work with professors to align library instruction with assignments; advises on lesson planning and implementation for fellow librarians; teach in assigned subject areas; and seeks new course collaboration opportunities as a teaching and research partner.
  • Create scaffolded tutorials on research strategies, information sources, and digital literacy skills for in-person and digital use, while working with LibGuides and other content creation tools.
  • Plan and coordinates information literacy assessment models that can be adapted to suit varied course content
  • Develop and maintains LibGuide pages to support subject areas
  • Perform instruction in the Library Science Minor program
  • Provide quality internal training on digital and in-person information literacy instruction.
  • Participate in some capacity with the MOBIUS library consortium
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Faculty Research and Service:

  • Serve as a member of committees in the library and the University.
  • Remain current in the library discipline and assigned liaison areas.
  • Publish chapters, book reviews, or other peer-reviewed written content for theoretical or practical aspects of the library field.
  • Participate in conferences and professional organizations.
  • Pursue and assist with grants and other funding for special projects and initiatives.

To apply: https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/human-resource-services/job-opportunities./-/message_boards/message/35651227

Posted 1/7/2022

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Children’s/Youth Librarian, Riverside Regional Library, Jackson, MO

Do you have a minimum of one year experience working in public service area, preferably public library experience? Do you enjoy working with children? Bring your creativity and love of Children’s Services to our team! The Riverside Regional Library is in need of an organized professional to lead our Children’s/ Youth Services. We offer a casual, but professional work environment, a great comprehensive benefits package including health insurance options, participation in the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System, generous paid time off, professional development and more! Interested applicants can obtain the complete job description and an application via www.rrlmo.org or stop by the Main Library, 1997 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755

Bachelor’s degree required with major in Library science, education, or other relevant area.

Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications: Range $30,000 – $34,000
To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by January 6th, 2022.
The position is available January 17th, 2022 and will remain open until filled.

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

Job Description
Classification: 5

Responsibilities:
Responsible for children/youth programs and services at Central Center, assisting Branch Managers in the area of children/youth services, assisting Library users in obtaining materials, and maintaining the collection and its availability to the public. The Children’s/Youth Librarian is under the supervision of the Library Director.

Education/Work Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required with major in Library science, education, or other relevant area. Minimum one year’s experience working in public service area, preferably in public Library.
• Experience with children’s programs, books, authors, and materials.
• Experience and/or training in computer technology.
• Strong interest in reading preferred.
• Possession of a valid Missouri driver’s license or ability to obtain necessary license.

Special Requirements
• Ability to work well with the public, dealing with patrons tactfully and courteously.
• Ability to complete tasks; pay attention to accuracy; work with interruptions; maintain confidentiality; stay abreast on new procedures affecting Library services;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and Supervisors.
• Ability to adapt to changing job conditions.
• Ability to make decisions and give direction in a timely and positive manner.
• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to use a computer and operate Library machines; ability and willingness to learn how to operate new equipment and learn new software programs.
• Availability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
• Physical dexterity and the physical ability to lift up to 40 pounds, bend, reach, and spend up to 4 consecutive hours standing and walking.
• Ability to communicate fluently in English, both orally and in writing; type; file; calculate; read written material at a minimum of ¼ inch magnification; maintain records; prepare reports; write correspondence.
• Ability to work without supervision.
• Ability to perform professional duties requiring adherence to standards of accuracy, timeliness, tact, and confidentiality.

Specific Duties
• Plans, promotes, and provides youth activities such as story times, summer reading programs, and other special events at the Main Library that enhance the lives and promote reading to young Library users.
• Assists Branch Managers in the area of children/youth services by planning, coordinating, promoting and/or providing youth activities such as story times, summer reading programs, and other special events throughout the Library system.
• Conducts outreach programs to schools, preschools, and childcare centers throughout the Library service area.
• Assists with maintaining the children’s and YA collections at Central and their availability to the public. Selects and orders children’s books. Suggests children’s AV to purchase.
• Organizes attractive displays in the children’s section to attract young Library users and encourage reading.
• Assesses and weeds the youth collections at Main Library on an on-going basis. Assists in assessing and weeding the youth collections at the Branches, as needed.
• Provides reference and reader’s advisory assistance to children and youth.
• Assist Library users by answering questions, locating and obtaining materials.
• Organizes and provides tours of the Library and its services to students and other groups of young Library users. This duty is shared with the Circulation Staff when Children’s Librarian is not available.
• Enhances the programs of the local schools by providing consultative services and promoting school-Library cooperation throughout the Library system.
• Provides direction to Library staff and volunteers as they shelve and assist in the children’s and young adult’s sections.
• Maintains statistical records and writes monthly reports as required by the Library Director.
• Attends Staff Meetings.
• Maintains confidentiality of patron records and sensitive information.
• Attends training workshops, conferences, and/or other continuing education opportunities that relate to job duties and/or the improvement of Supervisory skills.
• Inputs statistics into circ computer on or before the last day of each month.
• Submits monthly statistical reports to Director by the 10th of each month.
• Submits monthly narrative report to Director by the 10th of each month.
• Maintains computer on a regular basis (clean screen & keyboard; use compressed air to dust back and inside of tower monthly; run virus scan at least weekly; delete history, cookies, and temporary files weekly; defrag monthly; install updates as needed—Adobe, Java, Microsoft, Windows).
• Work the circulation desk, as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

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