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Director of Library Services, Henry County Library, Henry County, MO

The Henry County Library has an immediate opening for a director of library services. The Library is located in Henry County, Missouri with facilities in Clinton and Windsor Missouri. Serving approximately 22,000 residents, the library is “just the right size;” small enough that staff build personal relationships with appreciative library patrons, but large enough to provide quality, professional library service. The Library District also has the good fortune of operating with a permanent tax base with annual revenues of approximately $700,000.
The Board is looking for an innovative leader who has a passion for librarianship and is committed to providing quality library services to the community.
The Salary range is $40,000-$50,000 based on qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and a retirement pension plan through Missouri LAGERS.

Requirements
Skills: Excellent communication skills are needed to establish and maintain positive relationships with library users, staff, and the community. Effective management skills are needed for administrative and supervisory responsibilities and long and short-range planning. Requires special knowledge, training, and skills relating to library services, budgeting, district management, public advocacy, and grant writing,
Education: 4 year college degree. MLS preferred.
Experience: At least 3-5 years of library experience with managerial experience in a library preferred.
Prefer experience working in rural communities with diverse populations.
Candidates will be required to live in Henry County.
Duties Include:
Working with the Library Board and community agencies
Budgeting
Analyzing and developing services
Managing and supervising volunteers and staff
Using Quickbooks and other financial software
Creating and interpreting policies, procedures, and administrative rules and regulations

Job Description
Plan, direct, and oversee the delivery of library services within the District. Supervise a staff of 13 library personnel in two separate locations in the performance of their duties. Attend related meetings and training. Communicate with the Board, the Friends of the Library, committees, and the public in matters pertaining to library functions. Ensure adequate maintenance of all library facilities and budget. Planning of facility and services development, The director reports to a board of 5 members.
Essential Job Functions: Provide leadership in developing district vision, goals, and objectives in conjunction with the Library Board. Establish operational targets in compliance with overall goals and objectives. Plan and develop collections, programs, services, and activities based on analysis of District growth, usage patterns, workload, staffing levels, patron requests, and related legislative issues to provide appropriate library services to the community.
Represent the District at public forums. Attend various community group, professional, and civic organization meetings. Direct public relations program and maintain good visibility to promote and publicize the Library in the community. Prepare, present, and/or arrange for internal and external staff development and training programs.
Perform professional librarian duties, e.g. evaluate, select, and order new materials; classify and catalog materials; provide reference services; determine withdrawals from circulation; etc.
Evaluate, develop, and implement goals, programs, policies, and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of department responsibilities. Develop long and short-range plans for library services to the District. Maintain awareness of developing technologies and trends in the field of librarianship.
Prepare and present the annual budget. Monitor and approve expenditures for compliance to approved budget. Exercise budgetary authority within established guidelines. Prepare grant applications and seek funding for operational and improvement programs. Actively seek grants, gifts, and other new sources of non-tax funding for the library.
Work with the Library Board to develop short and long-range goals. Attend Board and various other meetings, providing input and receiving direction or other information.
Assign, supervise, and evaluate work of subordinates. Hear grievances and administer disciplinary action. Lead hiring and termination actions. Ensure adherence to personnel policies and the provision of adequate training within departments.
Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Mandatory Requirements: Broad knowledge of the principles, practices, and philosophy of public library administration, current methods and principles governing the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, maintenance, and circulation of print and non-print materials, reference, and outreach practices.
Knowledge of statutes and ordinances governing public library service.
Completion of a 4 year college degree with a preferred ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree.
At least 3-5 years professional experience and library management experience preferred or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above duties.

Physical Demands of Position: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 20 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.
Working Conditions: Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work area is typical of most library and/or office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises. 40 hour work week is expected. Work schedule will include occasional evening hours and weekends.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for 11 staff members. Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of a 5 person Library Board of Directors.

Benefits: The Salary range is $40,000-$50,000 based on qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and a retirement pension plan through Missouri LAGERS.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested parties must submit a resume and cover letter along with, three letters of reference, and college transcripts to debbie.jones@henrycolib.org. or by mail to Henry County Library 123 E. Green Street Clinton, MO ATTN: BOARD OF TRUSTEES. All resumes and cover letter must be submitted by April 24. 2020 at 5 pm.

Job posted 3/25/2020
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JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The City of Marion is seeking qualified applications for a Full Time

Technology Manager with the Marion Public Library.

 

Position Title:    Full-time Technology Manager

Salary Band:  $65,306 – $96,038

Bargaining Unit:  N/A

Reports to:  Library Deputy Director – Kelly Dybvig

Deadline:  End of day on May 31, 2020

 

Background:

It’s an exciting time to join the Marion Public Library. We have updated our Mission and Vision and are changing the way libraries do work. We are in the midst of finding innovative ways to serve our community and are building a new library, doubling our current size. Technology is crucial to our future and we are looking for someone who is ready to lead the design and implementation with us. This person will guide the direction for the technology products we use and offer to the public. We are looking for a collaborator and someone who isn’t afraid to embark on a new adventure with us.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Library and Information Science, and/or a related field. Six years of related professional experience to include:
    • Three years of library experience including reference, acquisition, library technology, research, cataloging; AND
    • Two years of supervisory experience; AND
    • Two years of experience managing an Integrated Library System (ILS)
    • OR
    • A Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Library and Information Science, and/or a related field. Four years of related professional experience to include:
    • Three years of library experience including reference, acquisition, library technology, research, cataloging; AND
    • Two years of supervisory experience; AND
    • Two years of experience managing an Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Demonstrated project management skills

 

Nature of Work Performed:

 

The successful candidate will possess a strong background in information technology, project management, library science, library system development, as well as teamwork and leadership skills.

This position performs expert-level work involving the development and maintenance of library technology information systems. The Library Technology Manager develops policies, procedures, and supports activities to ensure access to the full range of library technology and resources is available for public use and staff operations.

 

Please see attached job description for a full scope of work performed.

Please visit the City of Marion website to apply at  https://www.cityofmarion.org/government/administration/human-resources/employment

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Library Director, Cedar County Library District, Stockton/El Dorado Springs, MO

Library Director

The Cedar County Library District Board of Trustees is searching for a dynamic, creative Director who is an experienced administrator with a commitment to a high level of public service to library patrons and staff.  Applicants must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

The Cedar County Library District is a countywide library system with library branches in both Stockton and El Dorado Springs, Missouri.  There are currently 3 full time employees, including a Director and two Branch Managers, as well as 6 part time staff members.  The Cedar County Library District serves a population of approximately 14,000 in a rural area located in Southwest Missouri.

Stockton is 60 miles northwest of Springfield, MO and El Dorado Springs is approximately 120 miles southeast of Kansas City, MO.  Stockton is home of a 25,000 acre lake offering 300 miles of unspoiled shoreline with clean water for fishing, boating, and camping.  El Dorado Springs is located just 19 miles from Stockton and has beautiful outdoor spaces, top notch medical facilities and affordable family housing and is surrounded by a plethora of hunting and fishing opportunities.  Both communities have excellent school systems and offer many academic and sports activities for students.  The Stockton Library Branch opened a brand new facility in 2008 and a new building promotion is currently underway for El Dorado Springs.

Salary Range:  Commensurate with Experience

Job Purpose/Duties Summary:

      • Advocate for the library in all settings
      • Communicate effectively with board of trustees regarding all operations and initiatives
      • Provide strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services including planning, budgeting, assignment, and the integrating of emerging technologies and trends
      • Seek external funding in support of strategic library initiatives
      • Oversee the daily management of the library and develop new and improvised spaces and services
      • Cultivate and sustain an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth and responsibility while rewarding learning, creativity, ownership, and innovation

General Qualifications:

      • College degree, minimum of three to five years demonstrated administrative experience
      • Broad knowledge of library objectives, functions, procedures and techniques
      • Broad computer knowledge with ability to manage Library’s technology services
      • Supervisory skills, proactive attitude, experience building community partnerships

How to apply:

Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current resume, and complete contact information for three references to the Board of Trustees at kforest2009@hotmail.com  Applications being accepted through May 31, 2020 or until position is filled.

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Library Director, McDonald County Library, Pineville, Missouri

The McDonald County Library seeks community-minded and qualified applications for the position of Library Director.  The Library Director manages the daily administrative activities of the library, promotes the library in the community, partners with local agencies and educations facilities, writes and administers grants, maintains facilities, guides personnel, and is responsible for all programming.

The library serves a county population of 23,000.  The main library, built in 1984 and recently renovated, lies in the center of Pineville, just down the street from the elementary school.  There are two branches, one in Noel, opened in the late 1990s, and a new facility in Southwest City opened in 2011.  McDonald County is a rural collection of communities, and features a multicultural and economically diverse population.  The county is located just north of the Northwest Arkansas corridor, and was included in the Metropolitan NWA Region in the latest census because of the close proximity.

Library staff includes several full-time and part-time positions, and the annual operating budget is approximately $300,000.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS preferred or other bachelor’s degree with relevant experience considered
  • Professional administrative experience
  • Experience preparing and managing a balanced budget
  • Experience working with current technology and library services
  • Ability to provide quality children, teen and adult library programs
  • Ability to interact positively with community and educational leaders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience writing and administering grants

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will range between $35,000-$40,000, based on education and experience.  Benefits include vacation, holiday pay, and sick leave. Insurance and retirement may be negotiated.

Application Process:

Email or mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional letters of reference that include reference contact information to wmchamberlain@gmail.com or McDonald County Library, Attn: William Chamberlain, Bd. President, 808 Bailey Road, Pineville, MO 64856.

The first round of interviews will begin in June 2020.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted 5/8/2020
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Association Management Services Assistant, Amigos Library Services, St. Louis, MO

Amigos Library Services is seeking to fill the position of Association Management Services Assistant in the St. Louis office.

Read the full description of this exciting opportunity and application instructions below.

Position Overview

This position provides support for Association Management Services clients by responding promptly to customer inquiries, processing registrations and payments, creating reports and document packets, and keeping association websites up to date.

This position reports to the Association Management Services Supervisor.

This position is in the St. Louis office of Amigos Library Services.

Work-related travel is required.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

•Strong customer service skills

•Ability to work independently balancing multiple priorities simultaneously.

•Knowledge of Microsoft software (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.) and Windows

•Ability to quickly learn new computer software programs

•Excellent oral and written communication skills

Education:

Associate degree. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Relevant work experience may be substituted based on two (2) years of work for one (1) year of college level courses.

Experience:

•Experience in supporting customers through direct customer contact face-to-face or by phone and e-mail
•Experience in creating forms and schedules, as well as maintaining databases and creating reports
•Experience working in a library, non-profit organization or logistics preferred

To apply, send a cover letter and resume, as PDF attachments by May 22, 2020 to byerly@amigos.org

Posted 5/8/2020
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President and CEO—Amigos Library Services

The Board of Directors of Amigos Library Services seeks a visionary, engaging, and creative leader as the next President and CEO. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, with an office in St. Louis, MO, Amigos Library Services is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. A membership-based organization dedicated to uniting libraries in service to their communities, Amigos is committed to working in partnership with member institutions and industry leaders to deliver solutions that meet members’ changing needs. For more than 40 years, members have collaborated to obtain affordable services, shared library resources, and knowledge. The Amigos President and CEO will be a relationship builder with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, demonstrate executive presence, and be intellectually curious.

Responsibilities. The President and CEO’s primary role is to provide visionary leadership to the members, the staff, and the Board of Directors of Amigos Library Services. The President and CEO will conduct the business of the organization in an actively entrepreneurial, mission-driven, cooperative, and transparent manner; develop and deploy strategic and operational plans to provide cost-effective services; recommend and control an annual operating budget of $14.7 million; and provide ongoing oversight of a fiscally sound organization. The President and CEO will also lead and motivate a highly qualified staff of 23 FTE and provide member services to more than 500 libraries. To learn more about the position and the organization, please visit Amigos Links.

Qualifications. Required qualifications include a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience, including a minimum of three (3) years in progressively responsible management and leadership with an emphasis on team leadership. Experience working in or leading a library service organization is highly preferred. The board will expect the successful candidate to have a demonstrated passion for the work of libraries and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for library services. To view the complete job description, please visit Amigos President Job Description.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $130,000-$150,000 (placement dependent on experience and qualifications) with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume that support your candidacy for the position as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. This position closes June 14, 2020.

EEO Statement

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Posted 5/14/2020
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Employment Specialist – Mid-Continent Public Library, Administrative Headquarters – Independence, MO

Starting Salary: $53,515 annually plus a benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, LAGERS retirement plan, and 457(b) Retirement savings plan.

Mid-Continent Public Library is a consolidated library district and tax-supported political subdivision that serves nearly 800,000 people in the greater Kansas City metro area. The Library is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees, which includes four representatives from each of the three counties in its district—Clay, Jackson, and Platte. For over 50 years, MCPL has been striving to provide customers with the best possible library experience.

Position Overview:

The Employment Specialist is the coordinator of the full recruitment cycle for the library system. Starting with the creation and refining of job descriptions through the execution of the exit interview process, the Employment Specialist works with managers to recruit, select, and onboard the right person for the right position.

The successful Employment Specialist will be able to optimize technology and other resources to analyze data, design best practices, and continuously improve the Library’s recruiting and employment processes. New Hire Orientation and community outreach responsibilities require that the Employment Specialist enthusiastically represent the HR department and MCPL in front of small and large groups.

It is important that the Employment Specialist have detail-oriented organization and communication skills in order to oversee recruiting, selection, onboarding and New Hire Orientation. The Employment Specialist is the expert and workflow coordinator for the applicant tracking system, background check system and onboarding module of the HRIS.

The Employment Specialist will be joining an HR Team that values service, supportive collaboration, flexibility and open communication.

Reports to: Human Resources Director or designee

Essential Job Functions:
• Employment Opportunity Management
• Active Recruiting
• Hiring Process Management
• Applies labor and employment law knowledge to business decisions in an effort to reduce Library risk; ensures adherence to legal and administrative requirements including, but not limited to the EEOC, the ADA, the ADAAA, the FMLA and the FLSA
• Facilitates and coordinates New Hire Orientation
• Reviews and processes Personnel Action Forms for terminations, new hires, and staffing changes
• Monitors the termination process including administration and evaluation of exit interviews
• 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)

Experience and Training:
• Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field preferred
• Three years of related recruiting and/or human resources experience; or equivalent combination of experience and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
• Proven Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Software required
• Experience with Newton (Paycor Recruiting) or another comprehensive applicant tracking system required
• Experience with Paycor or another Human Resource Information System required
• SHRM or HRCI certification preferred
• Public sector experience a plus

To view the full job description and apply online, visit Mid-Continent Public Library Jobs

Posted 5/14/2020


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Branch Manager III – Mid-Continent Public Library,
Woodneath Library Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Starting Salary: $58,457 annually plus a benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, LAGERS retirement plan, and 457(b) Retirement savings plan.

Mid-Continent Public Library is a consolidated library district and tax-supported political subdivision that serves nearly 800,000 people in the greater Kansas City metro area. The Library is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees, which includes four representatives from each of the three counties in its district—Clay, Jackson, and Platte. For over 50 years, MCPL has been striving to provide customers with the best possible library experience.

Position Overview:

The Branch Manager III is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and customers. As part of the collaborative leadership team of the Library, the Branch Manager III interprets and implements the direction of the Library to assigned staff members in the areas of supervision, Board policy, procedures, programs, and collection maintenance. The Branch Manager III is responsible for clearing barriers to excellent customer service for staff and keeping abreast of current library trends and services. Specifically, a Branch Manager III supervises a destination branch. Destination branches have a specialty collection focus that serves the System as a whole.

Reports to: Associate Director for Public Services
Manages: 40 or more Library Branch Staff (Assistant Branch Manager II, Associates, Library Pages)

Essential Job Functions:

      • Manages a Branch Staff of 25 or more
        • Plans and manages the work of employees
        • Disseminates information in a timely manner to all staff members
        • Maintains a collaborative leadership style
        • Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with the Assistant Branch Manager
        • Interviews applicants, makes selections, and documents hiring decisions
        • Encourages appropriate training
        • Evaluates individual and team performance
        • Provides coaching and disciplinary action
      • Plans and coordinates all functions of the Branch
        • Develops and manages implementation of branch services
        • Performs duties of other staff members, as needed
        • Promotes the Library in a positive way
        • Continually evaluates branch processes and services
        • Demonstrates ability to learn consumer technologies
        • Contributes to general neatness of the branch
        • Collects and provides statistics for Library reports
        • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in management of Branch budgets
        • Meets deadlines for information requested by others
      • Curates collection of the Branch
        • Deselects library materials
        • Continually evaluates the branch materials collection
      • Attends and conducts meetings as required
        • 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)

Experience and Training:
• Master of Library Science Degree issued by a library school of recognized standing is required
• 5 years Library and/or supervisory experience preferred
• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office software required

To view the full job description and apply online, visit www.mymcpl.org/jobs


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