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- Library Administrator, Missouri Senate, Jefferson City, MO
- Outreach Assistant, Part-Time, Temporary, University City Public Library, University City, MO
- Youth/Teen Librarian, Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, AR
- The Missouri Department of Corrections Librarian Opportunities, various Missouri locations
- ILS System Administrator, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
- Informational Services Librarian – Special Collections and Archives, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO
- Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarian (Librarian I or II), Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO
- Collection Development Manager, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
- Adult Services Librarian, Brentwood Public Library, St. Louis, MO
- Library Director, Washington Free Public Library, Washington, IA
- Health and Wellness Librarian, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
- Reference Associate, Springfield Greene County Library, Springfield, MO
Library Administrator, Missouri Senate, Jefferson City, MO
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS & ABILITIES
Graduation with an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited program
Working knowledge of legal databases and other electronic resources
Knowledge of the legislative process preferred
Excellent customer service/interpersonal skills
Must be able to work collaboratively as well as independently
EXAMPLES OF JOB DUTIES
Maintains communication & relationships with House & Senate Staff
Provide reference services to the general assembly members and their staff, other state government entities, and the general public
Track expenditures for the library
Acquires and maintains collection of legislative documents, state documents, reports, monographs and publications for use by the general assembly, staff, and public.
Maintain database of current and former members of the Missouri general assembly
Please submit cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to Senate Human Resources Specialist, Cindy Winthorst, Room 434-B, State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or email@example.com
Job posted 03/20/2018
Adult Outreach Assistant, Part-time, Temporary, University City Public Library, University City, MO
May 1 – August 31, 2018
Under supervision of the Head of Adult Services, this grant-funded position provides outreach for the library’s adult summer reading program, delivering book discussions, readers advisory and assistance with library electronic resources to patrons unable to visit the library.
- Assists with planning, coordination, and presentation of programs or training for adult patrons outside the library
- Coordinates site visits and activities with
- Activities Directors at residential facilities in University City
- Ensures delivery of needed reading materials to program participants
- Plans appropriate activities based on participants’ abilities
- Prepares, collects and collates participant evaluation and feedback
- Prepares and conducts patron training on use of library e-resources such as the public access catalog and downloadable materials
- Documents all activities and prepares written summary for grant reporting
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Must provide own transportation for travel from library to residential facilities
- Ability to lift 25 pounds for transporting materials to off-site locations
- Strong computer skills; ability to quickly master new technology
- Ability to effectively develop and implement programs for adults and senior citizens
- Ability to meet and communicate with people of all ages in a friendly and helpful manner
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patrons
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patron information
- Ability to gather statistics, analyze information and write reports
- Ability to operate library business machines properly, which may require knowledge of databases and search methods
- Ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers, and supervisors
- Valid driver’s license and auto insurance coverage
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required; MLS or MLS student preferred
- Library experience preferred
- Experience working with senior citizens preferred
This is a part-time, temporary position with some flexibility in scheduling. All hours worked will be while the library is open to the public. Travel will be compensated at rate set by the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job posted 03/20/2018
Youth/Teen Librarian, Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, AR
YOUTH/TEEN LIBRARIAN NEEDED
The Fayetteville Public Library, in scenic NW Arkansas, is seeking an innovative and collaborative master’s level youth/teen librarian to develop and support customer-oriented library services.
Picture yourself in the 2005 Library Journal “Library of the Year” located in a charming college town listed as a “best place to live” 2 years in a row by US News & World Report. Join our dream team, where imagination, creativity, and knowledge are rewarded. We seek a vibrant individual who will help us take our library to the next level as we undertake a 70,000 square foot expansion. Flexibility, excellent customer service, and the ability to have fun required.
The Library serves its diverse community without regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity or income. It is open seven days (64 hours) a week and provides online access 24 hours a day. On average, 185 people visit the library each hour and, in 2017, 73,527 people attended 1,629 programs, including one of the largest Summer Reading programs in Arkansas. The library has over 90,000 registered cardholders, including student icards, who borrowed nearly 1,200,000 items in 2017.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Provide professional reference assistance and exceptional customer service to the public. Coordinate one or more specialized youth services work functions. Develop and deliver library collections, programs and services that reflect a wide spectrum of ideas and viewpoints, mirroring diverse and growing community needs.
All Library positions require customer-focused service to both internal and external customers, flexibility, teamwork, reliable attendance and compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide advanced research assistance, readers’ advisory, technical assistance and excellent frontline customer service.
- Create, develop, implement and evaluate high quality programs for children birth through 18, including a multi-week summer reading program and a literary festival involving community partners. Participate in management of $50,000+ annual departmental programming budget and, with department, offer approximately 1000 diverse programs annually.
- Select and purchase materials for assigned library collections. Monitor and manage a print and electronic materials budget of approximately $50,000 annually, ensuring balanced collection areas that are relevant and responsive to community needs.
- Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule.
- Oversee and administer one or more specialized Youth Services work activities, including but not limited to Sit-Stay-Read, 7-Ups volunteers, Teen Advisory Board, and/or Ink and Brush Literary magazine.
- Speak instruct and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences of all ages (up to 750+ participants). In general, promote library use in the community.
- Manage web content proficiently with appropriate tools.
- Monitor the work of departmental volunteers. Assist colleagues.
- Pursue professional development, which may include travel, to keep informed of current and emerging library trends.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serve as manager-in-charge of the Youth Services Department and/or the building as necessary.
- Staff other public service desks as assigned.
- Research and develop grant proposals to enhance and expand library services.
- Create print and web bibliographies, user guides, and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs.
- Serve on and/or chair library committees.
- Assume personal responsibility for the building’s condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
- Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduate degree (MLS, MLIS, MBA, MA, etc.), plus 1 year related experience and/or training. Applicants enrolled in ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree programs may be considered. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; or a master’s degree in a related field; or a bachelor’s degree plus concurrent enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree program and at least 1 year experience working directly with children in a library or educational setting; or commensurate education and experience.
- Valid Driver’s License.
SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED
Intermediate: Database/Integrated Library System Software, Word Processing/Typing, Presentation/PowerPoint
Basic: Content Management, Spreadsheet/Excel
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Must love working with children.
- Creativity and awareness of community needs to design and implement services for youth.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.
- Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines.
- Knowledge of children’s and teen literature.
Send cover letter, resume and completed application to email@example.com or mail to:
Fayetteville Public Library
Attn: Sharon Daniel
401 W Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Application is at https://www.faylib.org/fpl-info/employment-opportunities
Job posted 03/16/2018
The Missouri Department of Corrections Librarian Opportunities, various Missouri locations
The Missouri Department of Corrections Librarian Opportunities:
The Missouri Department of Corrections is looking for several exceptional Librarians to join our team.
The Missouri Department of Corrections operates libraries within each of their facilities. The position requires comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of library science. The librarian plans, directs library services and all related institutional operations of library programs within Departmental guidelines. This position is responsible for the daily operation of the library programs duties include collection development, budgeting, inventory and maintaining library records, supervision and training of offenders. The ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, offenders and external customers to ensure necessary information is accurately conveyed to accomplish desired outcomes is essential. Performs other related work as assigned.
Librarian I – $1232.50/bi-monthly
Librarian II – $1386.50/bi-monthly
*Increase after successful completion of nine month probationary period.
Librarian I: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Library Science, OR Four or more years of experience as an assistant in a library which involved the cataloging, indexing, classifying, issuing, and care of books and related materials.
Librarian II: One or more years of experience as a Librarian I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; OR A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science; OR A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Library Science; AND One or more years of professional experience involving the application of standard library techniques.
Positions are currently available at:
Algoa Correctional Center
8501 No More Victims Road Jefferson City, MO 65101
Booneville Correctional Center
1216 East Morgan Street Boonville, MO 65233
Chillicothe Correctional Center
3151 Litton Road Chillicothe, MO 64601
Tipton Correctional Center.
619 North Osage Avenue Tipton, MO 65081
All applicants must apply through the Office of Administration EASE application process to be considered. EASe Online job application is available at
Other helpful links:
Missouri Careers: https://mocareers.mo.gov/
Full Job description – Librarian I: http://oa.mo.gov/personnel/classification-specifications/3020
Full Job description – Librarian II: http://oa.mo.gov/personnel/classification-specifications/3021
Benefits, Policies and Related Information: http://oa.mo.gov/personnel/resources-state-employees
Library Services Coordinator
Missouri Department of Corrections
Division of Offender Rehabilitative Services
1717 Industrial Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Job posted 03/16/2018
ILS System Administrator, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
(Please apply for this position through our web application system at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=kclibrary&jobId=203672&lang=en_US&source=CC3. We will only be accepting applications submitted through this system. Please note that we are unable to respond to requests for application status.)
The ILS System Administrator reports to the Director of Information Systems and is responsible for managing the Library’s Integrated Library Software (ILS) database and organizing the support and functional requirements for the Kansas City Library Service Program (KC-LSP).
The System Administrator will maintain and enhance a hosted, SirsiDynix Symphony system and integrated applications that supports 50+ libraries in the metropolitan area. This position is highly collaborative and interacts with a variety of staff and vendors to support the core, ILS functions of the Library and its ILS partners. Duties include: responsibility for the day-to-day management of the ILS; monitoring server processes and maintaining the integrity of data tables in the configuration; planning and implementing software releases and enhancements for the ILS and advising enhancements on 3rd-party ILS integrated applications; analyzing training and process needs and designing supporting technology solutions, researching, evaluating, and testing proposed system solutions and products; consulting and aiding in creating documentation as appropriate; and resolving ILS-related service issues, coordinating problem resolution as needed with various groups to ensure system-to-system health and functionality.
Requirements include: experience with UNIX, able to read and write PERL, and ability to work at the command line; demonstrated knowledge of data taxonomies and relational databases; experience writing documentation for end users and process; the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks; the ability to learn new skills and systems quickly; and the demonstrated characteristics of being a self-motivated, independent worker and strong team player. This position participates in after-hours and on-call support rotation for Information Systems.
The ideal candidate will be an advanced problem solver who feels impassioned in using technology to build bridges and affect change. The preferred candidate will have experience with administrative and configuration tasks in a multi-site Integrated Library System, MARC, and LOC Authority Control. Minimum qualifications include a BS/BA degree with related computer networks experience and a demonstrated knowledge of scripting, specifically in PERL, and experience with UNIX (Linux, or SQL).
Must be able to travel to service sites. Experience working in libraries at any level is preferred. This is an exempt, full-time permanent position with salary beginning at $58,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits. Position open until filled. Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Job posted 03/09/2018
Informational Services Librarian – Special Collections and Archives, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO
Information Services Librarian: Special Collections and Archives – preserves, processes, and organizes special collections and archival materials following archival standards; plans and creates exhibits of special collections materials and coordinates outreach activities; provides reference assistance and instruction in the use of electronic and print resources including evening and/or weekend hours. REQUIRED: Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program with minimum of one year of related library, technical and/or reference experience including experience/coursework in archives; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Official transcripts must be provided prior to hiring. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume (including contact information for three references), and unofficial transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, please submit materials by April 6, 2018. EOE
Job posted 03/06/2018
Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarian (Librarian I or II), Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO
The Curtis Laws Wilson Library of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian.
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian will be responsible for maintenance and acquisition of electronic resources and will oversee the purchase of print materials. The librarian will manage the library’s electronic discovery tool, link resolver, knowledge base, EZproxy server, and usage statistics products, and will generate usage and budgetary reports to support collection development decisions. The librarian will actively collaborate with other library staff and participate on local and University of Missouri System library committees.
Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri, S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out. Rolla, a community of 19,000, enjoys an excellent educational system, competitive cost-of-living, and abundant recreational opportunities.
Areas of Responsibility
- Leads Acquisitions department, including two acquisitions staff
- Acts as liaison with vendors and University of Missouri Library Consortial Resources office for purchasing, renewing, and licensing of resources.
- Manages library’s electronic discovery tool, knowledge base, and usage statistics products
- Maintains and updates EZproxy server
- Oversees OCLC knowledge base with journal holdings and Interlibrary loan rules. Prepares quarterly electronic holdings files and a yearly embargoed titles list.
- Gathers pricing information for potential database or online journal purchases and orchestrates demos of services/products with vendors.
- Works with selectors on collection maintenance.
- Uses PeopleSoft and Innovative Sierra catalog to create and update reports and to project expenditures
- Works on streaming video purchases and locally digitized files; clears copyright/licensing for owned materials so we may digitize them for streaming.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
- Experience with maintenance and support of electronic resources
- Experience with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated products
- Experience with EZproxy
- Experience with link resolver, knowledgebase, and discover tool
- Supervisory experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of current issues and trends in electronic resources and licensing.
- Strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to perform effectively in a collaborative environment
- Successful and creative management of staff and operations
- Ability to work effectively with scholars and university partners
Environmental and Physical Demands:
This position requires working with (and in the vicinity of) materials that may contain or produce dust, molds, and other allergens; the ability to lift and handle books; and the ability to push a cart and handle boxes weighing in excess of fifty pounds.
Salary and Benefits
Positions are 12-month appointments at Librarian I or II level, with a minimum salary of $47,476. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes 28 days of vacation annually and 8 paid holidays.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three references to Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resources Office at http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/. Application deadline: March 30, 2018.
Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.
Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.
EEO IS THE LAW
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Job posted 03/05/2018
Collection Development Manager, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Columbia Public Library
MARCH 1 2018
POSITION AVAILABLE: Collection Development Manager
HOURS/DAYS: Full-time exempt position (40 hours per week)
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Administer and direct the operations of the Collection Management Department within the scope of the Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) system. Oversee the development and maintenance of the collection in all formats including online services. Collect, analyze, manipulate and provide interpretation of data. Serve as a member of DBRL’s management team and participate in the strategic planning process. This individual must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and enjoy the administrative challenges of working with an outstanding group of diverse people and projects. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS from an accredited institution; minimum three years increasingly responsible library experience with specific experience in the collections area preferred. Prefer five years experience in a public library with staff supervisory experience, collection development using online ordering technology and project management experience.
BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package including: vacation, sick leave, holiday pay; health, dental, vision and life insurance available; 401(k) retirement plan; and employee assistance program.
SALARY: $56,881.27 annually
APPLICATION: Apply online or download application at www.dbrl.org/employment. Applications also available at any of our service centers.
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by March 30, 2018.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Human Resources
(573) 443-3161 or email email@example.com
The Daniel Boone Regional Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to social, ethnic and cultural diversity.
Job posted 03/02/2018
Adult Services Librarian, Brentwood Public Library, St. Louis, MO
Do you love working with people? Do you long to flex your creative muscles on the job? The Brentwood Public Library in St. Louis, Missouri is looking for a customer service oriented librarian to fill our Adult Services Librarian position. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer relations. We are looking for someone who is willing to provide both front line service at the desk and to expand adult programming within the building and out in the community. We need a personable, self-motivated individual to join our small but mighty team.
Job duties include:
- Provide courteous, helpful, and efficient service to customers by checking out materials, issuing library cards, placing holds, accepting payments and answering questions about accounts.
- Supervise and train the part time circulation staff.
- Problem solve with the public and with staff when necessary.
- Field reference and technology questions from the public, including but not limited to: library e-materials on all devices, Microsoft Office product questions, file management-downloading and saving, helping with online job applications, copying, scanning and faxing.
- Develop our adult programming with an eye to creatively expand what this library currently offers.
- Readers’ advisory for all ages.
- Public relations duties include creating newsletters, submitting library events to various local news outlets, updating the library web site and social media accounts.
- Gather and maintain statistics for reporting to the public and to the state.
Qualifications and Abilities:
- MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program is required.
- Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience is required
- Knowledge of current and emerging library trends, services, technologies and practices.
- Competence with standard workplace computer applications and equipment. WordPress experience desired, but not necessary.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Qualities of enthusiasm and compassion, ability to work with a team and work independently and creatively.
- Flexible and positive attitude with the public and with staff. No sticklers, please.
- Ability to advocate for the public and for staff and keep the best interests of the community in mind.
- Ability to lift books, bend, and stoop. Able to be on your feet at the front desk for prolonged periods of time.
The Brentwood Public Library is an independent library in St. Louis County, Missouri. We are part of the Municipal Library Consortium, a group of nine libraries that serve their unique municipalities in St. Louis County. Brentwood is a tight knit community with approximately 8,000 citizens. We offer small town, personal service in a flourishing metropolitan area.
This is a full time position. This position reports to the library director. We offer health, dental, and vision benefits plus 80 hours of vacation per year. The salary range for this position is 45,000-49,000 per year.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact the director, Gina Gibbons, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume. We love references and we do contact them.
Job posted 03/01/2018
Library Director, Washington Free Public Library, Washington, IA
The vibrant city of Washington, IA and our dedicated Board of Trustees are seeking an innovative leader for the award-winning, community-transforming Washington Free Public Library.
About the Community:
The library serves the Iowa cities of Washington, Brighton, and Ainsworth and the surrounding rural population, whose communities are at the southern tip of the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Metro Area, also known as “Iowa’s Creative Corridor.” Washington has had a resurgence of retail, industry, and creative opportunities, especially in our nationally-recognized historic downtown.
“Take a wonderfully colorful town, fill it with nationally registered historic sites, vintage buildings and traditional festivities. Then add modern infrastructure, leading medical facilities and top notch educational programs. Stir in a limitless supply of community events and recreational opportunities and you have ‘One of the best small towns in America’ three time consecutive designation by author Norman Crampton.” (Washington Chamber of Commerce)
In Washington you will Discover a Classic.
About the Library:
The library was founded in 1877. Our service population is approximately 13,500 people. The collection consists of over 45,000 physical items and a strong digital collection. The Library Director manages an enthusiastic staff of 4 full-time and 1 part-time Librarians, 1 part-time Custodian, and 5-6 part-time Pages (for a total of 6.5 FTE). The FY18 budget is over $405,500 and proposed FY19 budget is almost $411,000.
The library is a well-supported and much loved institution in Washington. We occupy a beautiful 30,000 square foot LEED-certified facility, opened in 2009 in historic downtown Washington, IA. The library also houses the Grayson Archives, which is operated by the Washington County Genealogical Society, and provides office space on a weekly basis for an IowaWorks Advisor to meet with the unemployed.
The library has built strong relationships with local and regional organizations to support our mission and community. Examples of robust partnerships include University of Iowa Arts Share, L.E.T.’s Center for the Healing & Creative Arts, Latinos for Washington, Washington YMCA, and Washington School District. We are part of the Washington County Public Library Association and have an active Library Foundation.
The library has won the Larry Eckholt Award for Arts & Cultural Advocacy from the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance, the AAUW Education Award, and our Family Services Librarian was named the Washington Chamber’s 2016 Citizen of the Year for her work with youth.
The Washington Free Public Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and works closely with City of Washington officials. The Director’s responsibilities include:
- Hiring, supervising, and building resilience among library personnel
- Preparing and administering annual budget and maintaining financial records
- Understanding the city’s library ordinances and laws affecting libraries
- Advising Trustees of financial, legal, and internal matters affecting the library
- Implementing the library’s strategic plans and policies
- Representing the library in the community and promoting services and programs
- Developing library collections with the assistance of Librarians
- Managing and maintaining the library building, computer technology, and all equipment
- Keeping the library a safe space for all
A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited graduate school by start date is required. At least 1 year of supervisory experience in a library setting is required.
Vital qualities include:
- Excellent customer service skills
- Strong problem solving skills and willingness to get involved in day-to-day library tasks
- Passion for community service and partnerships
- The ability to think productively
- The ability to work well with people
- The ability to be an involved team leader of our enthusiastic library staff
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills
Compensation: Salary range of $48,500-$53,500 DOQ with excellent benefits package.
For more information, visit our position profile at www.washington.lib.ia.us/director
Submit a City of Washington application, cover letter and resume, including three professional references to: email@example.com
Questions, please contact Margi Jarrard, Library Trustee, at 319-653-2726
Priority will be given to applications received before March 23, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Job posted 02/27/2018
Health and Wellness Librarian, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
The Kansas City Public Library is looking to hire its first ever Health & Wellness Librarian. While working with staff across the 10 Kansas City Public Library location, this position will determine the health and wellness needs of our community while functioning as the Library’s expert in health and wellness resources and initiatives. This position will be responsible community engagement, programming, and securing funding for identified community needs. The successful candidate will report to the Community Reference Manager.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in Library & Information Science, Public Health, or related field and professional library experience. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with grant funded projects, bi-lingual,
established proficiency in use of library resources, strong facilitation and moderation skills, experience working in or knowledge of the healthcare community.
This full time position will include occasional nights and weekends. Starting salary is $41,035 DOQ plus excellent benefits. Position is open until filled. Kansas City Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please apply for this position through our web application system at http://www.kclibrary.org/jobs . We will only be accepting applications submitted through this system. The application link is available on the position description page. Please note that we are unable to respond to requests for application status.
Job posted 02/23/2018
Reference Associate at The Library Center, Springfield Green County Library, Springfield, MO
POSITION: Reference Associate
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $12.00 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 8, 2018
This a part-time position, 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open (Monday- Saturday 8:30-9:00, and Sunday 1:00-5:00). As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.
This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION.
Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.
Current library employees desiring consideration must:
- have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
- currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
- Log in to Genesis – Select Our Company > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
- Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
- If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.
Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment
Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting
Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.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
Position: Reference Associate
Classification: Library Associate I
Salary Track: G
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
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
- Greet patrons and provides proactive assistance at the public service desk/phone
- Provide reader advisory service with the guidance of Reference Librarians
- Help patrons navigate the library catalog and databases
- Help patrons with general reference and tech assistance
- Routinely re-shelve reference materials
- Process materials, handles holds
- May contribute to the Library District’s reference services by posting articles to the Library’s blog, may assist in the upkeep of social media or other services
Perform public speaking, programming, tours with the guidance of Reference Librarians
- Provide handoff to various other specialist when appropriate
- Assist in maintaining and merchandising the branch collection
- Promote library services, programs & offerings
- Act as PIC (Person In Charge) -will be the acting building manager as assigned handling safety and security matters as they arise
- Serve as Passport Acceptance Agent when certified, in branches where service is offered
- Interpret and implement the Library’s General Conduct Policy
- Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, the employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
- Ability to work with others and the general public: The employee’s job is interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. The employee also has a high degree of direct contact with Library patrons. Therefore, it is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
- This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.
- Position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field
- One-year public service experience preferred
- Public library experience preferred
- Excellent communication skills both oral and written
- Working knowledge of ready reference tools
- Computer and keyboard skills
- Knowledge and appreciation of literature
- Ability to follow extremely detailed instructions and complete tasks accurately
- Daily in-person and telephone contact with the public
- Works closely with other library personnel
- Contact with all system departments and branches
- Supervised by Reference Department Manager
- 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.
- Primarily in-doors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment
- Must pass a security background check
I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein.
I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Job posted 02/22/2018
This page was last updated 1/1/2018 by EBP