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Manager, Youth & Teen Services, Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, AR

The Fayetteville Public Library, in scenic Northwest Arkansas, is seeking an innovative and collaborative Manager of Youth and Teen Services 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” three 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.


Direct activities within the Youth Services Department. Supervise Librarians, Assistant Librarians, Library Associates and Assistant Manager of Youth & Teen Services in support of these functions. Manage optimal workflow and staffing patterns. Train staff members on all aspects of library services, including reference, readers’ advisory, and youth programming to deliver high quality customer service.  Manage the acquisitions and programming budgets. Communicate library policy to staff and customers. Provide guidance to staff on all customer service issues and manage customer relations. Work with the Director of Library Services to evaluate and improve Youth & Teen Services Department functions and, as a member of the management team, to evaluate and improve overall library functions.


  1. Manage all activities within Youth & Teen Services. Oversee delivery of excellent customer service, programming, collection development, homework help, and technical assistance.
  2. Administer annual budget exceeding $350,000 and establish budget priorities.
  3. Hire, schedule, train, coach, evaluate, and dismiss Assistant Manager of Youth & Teen Services, Librarians, Assistant Librarians and Library Associates.
  4. Direct and evaluate youth & teen services workflow to continually improve work processes. Establish and monitor performance metrics, analyze data and prepare reports.
  5. Oversee the development, scheduling, implementation and evaluation of approximately 800 high-quality programs annually for youth ages birth through 18, including a multi-week summer reading program (one of the largest in the state of Arkansas). Review and edit website, calendars and other publicity for accuracy.
  6. Oversee development and maintenance of children’s and teen collections, ensuring they remain well rounded and relevant. Manage and monitor selectors’ spending goals, hold ratios, and de-acquisition schedules.
  7. Train, assign, and supervise volunteers assigned to Youth & Teen Services.
  8. 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.
  9. Fulfill public speaking roles presenting information to various library boards, professional, and civic associations. Represent the library to the public and the media.
  10. Communicate with patrons about policies, responsibilities, and code of conduct. Diffuse irate, volatile, and/or inappropriate customer behaviors. Train staff to manage these same behaviors. Monitor customer feedback.
  11. Seek competitive grants on a national scale and assure compliance with all requirements.
  12. Develop and maintain excellent relationships with vendors and negotiate purchases and annual contracts. Research vendors for electronic databases, e-book services and related services and make recommendations on vendor selection.
  13. Pursue professional development, which may include travel to keep informed of current and emerging library trends, particularly as related to Youth & Teen Services.


  1. Assist customers at other public service points and deploy youth staff to do the same, as needed.
  2. Serve as manager-in-charge of facility, as needed.
  3. Assist Director of Library Services in managing book/material challenges in accordance with policy and best practice.
  4. Assume personal responsibility for the building’s condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
  5. Serve on/chair library committees.
  6. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.


Graduate degree (MLIS, MLS, M.B.A., M.A., etc.) plus 3 years work experience as a professional-level librarian and 2 years supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Valid driver’s license.


Intermediate: Database, Presentation/PowerPoint, Integrated Library System Software,

Content Management, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing


Other Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to perform effectively before a large audience.
  2. Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  3. Creativity and awareness of community needs to design and implement library services.
  4. Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  5. Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.
  6. Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines.
  7. Must love children and have knowledge of children and teen literature.
  8. Must be able to manage projects and meet deadlines.




Send application, cover letter, and resume to Sharon Daniel:

Fayetteville Public Library
401 W. Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR  72701

The application is available on the library’s website:  Position is open until filled.

Job posted 7/10/2018

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Cataloging Associate, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Full Time; 12 Month Professional Position

The Cataloging unit is responsible for description and discovery of and access to library resources by university students, faculty, staff and guest users. Catalogers create and maintain bibliographic and local data records in OCLC and bibliographic, holdings and item records in the library’s management system for new, uncataloged or unclassified library materials. The Cataloging unit is also responsible for managing and maintaining the physical Federal Government Documents collection, authority work, physical processing of new materials, mending and book repair, leading materials deselection projects and problem resolution.

The Cataloging Associate will catalog library materials in multiple formats; including books, eBooks, government documents, reference titles, online and print journals, serials, streaming and physical videos, children’s books, teaching aids, models, archival materials, kits and more. This position will assign Library of Congress (LC) classification numbers to new materials, participate in Kent Library’s Dewey to LC reclassification project and lead classifying previously unclassified collections. Work includes cataloging of new and Special Collections & Archives materials as well as retrospective projects. The Associate will share responsibility for importing records sets into the library management system. This position has a key role in authority work.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent, courteous, friendly user services
  • Edit and/or create original cataloging records that accurately describe library materials in multiple formats; original records to be contributed to OCLC, a shared international bibliographic database
  • Build Library of Congress Classification numbers to replace Dewey Decimal Classification numbers
  • Assign Library of Congress Classification numbers to previously unclassified library collections
  • Share responsibility for name, subject, title and series authority control work
  • Edit large scale record sets and import records into the library management system
  • Create and update OCLC local data records to ensure accurate serials holdings information is available for resource sharing activities
  • Maintain currency with national, regional and local cataloging policies, standards and practices such as the Marc 21 Format for Bibliographic Data; RDA (Resource: Description and Access) and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2); Library of Congress Name Authorities; Library of Congress Subject Headings (LSCH); Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems; and the OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards
  • Participate in training and other professional development opportunities to enhance job skills and gain expertise
  • Lead materials relocation, deselection and inventory projects
  • Serve on library and university committees
  • Participate in special projects as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum two years of work experience in a library (cataloging experience a plus)
  • Experience using computers and computer software effectively in a work setting
  • Experience, or familiarity, with a library management system
  • Knowledge of either the Library of Congress or Dewey Decimal classification systems
  • Evidence that indicates excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in work
  • Capacity to organize work effectively and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead and/or participate in project planning, implementation and completion
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

Application Deadline:  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 27, 2018. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Name and contact information of professional references may be asked for at a later date

Library Information:  Information about Kent Library can be found at

University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,000. Southeast is a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.


Job posted 7/5/2018

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Library Assistant III (Cataloging), Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Clerical, Full-Time, 12 month position

The Library Assistant III will work in Kent Library’s Catalog unit. The Assistant will work closely with other library staff to provide discovery of, and access to, library resources. This position has a key support role in the Library of Congress Reclassification project. The Library Assistant III will report to the Catalog Librarian.

Cataloging (40 hours/week, Monday—Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm)

The Cataloging unit is responsible for library resources’ description, discovery and access. Kent Library’s online database, journal, streaming media, print and physical media collections support student, faculty, staff and community guest learning, teaching, research and information needs. This position will primarily support locating and physical processing of library materials.

  • Participate in physical processing of new library materials in multiple formats according to Kent Library’s policies and practices.
  • Create, maintain and update bibliographic, holdings and item records in the library management system.
  • Share responsibility for physical processing and relabeling books and other collection materials for the reclassification project.
  • Provide quality control for reclassified and relabeled materials.
  • Train student employees to assist in physical processing of library materials.
  • Share responsibility for in-house library materials mending and repair.
  • Participate in deselecting and withdrawing materials from Kent Library collections.
  • Copy catalog print materials for specified Kent Library collections according to national, regional and local cataloging policies, standards and practices.
  • Share responsibility for documenting unit policies and procedures.
  • Serve on library committees.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel (testing required by review date)
  • Evidence of using a computer in a work setting
  • Previous work experience that indicates high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; library experience a plus
  • Ability to successfully perform physical processing of library materials tasks; such as printing, labeling, stamping, security
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to learn new skills; such as materials mending and repair
  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with, one or more library classification system
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and as part of a group
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to bend, push and/or lift 30 pounds daily with or without accommodation
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

Additional Information:

For full consideration, Microsoft Office testing is required to be completed within the past year and by the deadline date listed above.  To schedule the Microsoft Office skills tests, please call Testing Services at (573) 651-2836.   Proof of Microsoft Office Specialist Certification can be submitted in place of required testing.

 Application Deadline: The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 20, 2018.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of professional references may be asked for at a later date


Job posted 7/5/2018

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Teen Paraprofessional (Part-time) St. Charles City-County Library, St. Charles, MO

St. Charles City-County Library, St. Charles, MO

Schedule:  Mon 2:00pm-6:00pm, Tues 2:00pm-6:00pm, Wed 2:00pm-6:00pm, Thurs 1:00pm-9:00pm and Fri 2:00pm-6:00pm

Some weekend and alternate evening hours may be required

Advertised schedule may change based on the operational needs of the Branch.  Applicants should have some flexibility in their schedules to accommodate schedule changes as needed.

The St. Charles City-County Library District is a fun place to visit…and to work!

We are seeking a part time Teen Paraprofessional to work at our Kathryn Linnemann Branch. If you enjoy working with children, especially teens, and creating amazing customer experiences this is the opportunity for you.

In this position, you will connect and build relationships with the dozens of teens and children that visit the library every day after school. In collaboration with the Teen Librarian, you will create and present classes and events for teens to provide a one of a kind experience and develop life-long library patrons. You will assist patrons with general information inquires and with utilizing the library’s catalog, eMedia and electronic resources. You will also promote library materials using attractive displays, help children and teens find just the right book, movie or game and help to ensure the library maintains attractive and relevant material for our patrons.

Skills needed for this job:

  • Ability to connect and interact with teens from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Experience with at risk youth is a plus
  • Ability to plan and present classes and events for ages 10-18
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency speaking and reading Spanish is a plus
  • Strong technology skills and knowledge of various applications on mobile devices
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a fast pace environment
  • Patience and a sense of humor are a must

Click for a full job description: Youth Services Paraprofessional

We offer a benefit package that includes Paid Time Off and a Deferred Compensation Plan with employer match.  Starting rate is $17.01 per hour

For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with completed SCCCL Application.

Please send application materials electronically to, or mail to SCCCL HR Dept.

P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376 by Friday July 13, 2018.

 We appreciate your interest in the Library District, but due to the high volume of responses, we may only be able to contact those applicants that we wish to interview.

The St. Charles City-County Library is committed to diversity and inclusion.  The Library provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.

6/28/18- 7/13/18

Job posted 7/5/2018

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Reference Associate, Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO

LOCATION: Midtown Carnegie Branch – 397 E Central Street – Springfield, MO

DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

SALARY: $12.00 per hour


This a part-time position, 20 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

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

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

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
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  • 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 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 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.


 Job Description

Position:                   Reference Associate

Classification:        Library Associate I

Salary Track:          G

FLSA Status:            Non-exempt

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

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

Essential Functions

  • 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
  • Must be at least 16 years old

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • 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

Physical Demands

  • Perform bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Display good coordination and mobility
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

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.


Signed:                                                                                                 Date:                                             

Accommodation Requested:                                                                                                                  

Job posted 6/29/2018

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Library Assistant, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Human Resources website (, Job Code: 40751

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Position hours are generally 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Brown School of Social Work. This position is for the Danforth Campus.


Under the limited supervision of the Library Director, directs and manages the effective functioning of circulation, reserve, shelving, public service and materials purchasing aspects of the Library. Interviews, hires, trains, schedules, and manages student library assistant staff; maintains departmental policy manuals, remains current with any changes in campus circulation procedures and policies, and incorporates new technologies and procedures as they become available for circulation functions; maintains records of serials, database, and book expenditures to keep the unit within the allocated budget.


  • Supervise circulation desk activity. Post student job vacancies, interview potential student library staff, hire, train, schedule, and direct student assistants’ circulation interactions with the public. Student activities include, but are not limited to: checking-out and checking-in of library materials, answering routine questions, processing library mail and materials, assist patrons with material location problems, and reshelving of library materials.
  • Manage circulation issues (over dues, fines, lost or missing books, etc.).
  • Conduct instruction sessions for use of library’s catalog and electronic reserves.
  • Manages Brown School Lost and Found.
  • Establish and maintain electronic reserve materials on BlackBoard course sites (on average 1000 e-reserve items per semester).
  • Oversee procurement and shelving of requested reserve materials (on average 800 items per semester).
  • Create and maintain reserve binders for classes.
  • Maintains communication with Brown School faculty regarding course reserve materials and processes.
  • Advise new faculty regarding Brown School course reserves.
  • Assure copyright compliance for reserve materials.
  • Order, track, and process new items for the Brown School collection (books, serials, and audio-visual materials in print and electronic format).
  • Catalog rush reserve items for circulation before they are fully processed for general circulation after the course is completed.
  • Assess space considerations to accommodate collection. Assess and recommend disposition of out-of-date or unusable resources.
  • Maintain catalog database with accurate holdings information.
  • Manage annual book inventory.
  • Interview, hire, train, and supervise all student employees (av. 15-20 per semester). Post openings and fill vacancies as they occur.
  • Schedule all student work shifts. Review and submit student time sheets. Revise and maintain student employee procedures manual.
  • Work with faculty to resolve bibliographic and citation reserve conflicts. Provide back up to reference librarians regarding basic database or collection questions.
  • Maintain serials Access Database with accurate holdings and payment information.
  • Maintain book order Access database for materials ordered through Olin Library or the Brown School Business Office to track encumbered funds and receipt of requested materials.
  • Other administrative responsibilities: Assist Director and Reference Librarian in establishing library policies and procedures. Maintain a written manual of library policies and procedures.
  • Assist Director and Reference Librarian with maintaining library web site. Assist Director and Reference Librarian with writing and editing documents.
  • Track and order library supplies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure with minimal amount of supervision.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated detail orientation.
  • Proficiency with computers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous library technical services experience.
  • Previous customer service experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, hire, train, schedule student assistants.
  • Friendly, outgoing personality with interest in other cultures.
  • Previous experience with automated circulation system and functions.
  • Familiarity with an online course reserve management system, preferably BlackBoard or Canvas
  • Curiosity and interest in research materials and methods.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $15.99 – $19.99 per hour.


  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • 22 vacation days
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Sick Time
  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Other Benefits

Human Resources website (, Job Code: 40751

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job posted 6/28/2018

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Library Director, Coffeyville Public Library, Coffeyville, KS

Reports to: Library Board of Trustees

General Summary: Administrate overall service programs of library, including budget development and management, staff supervision and human resources functions, collection development, technology planning and implementation, community relations, and coordination of programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and management for library development
  • Meets with library board, and provides reports as required to board, City, state and federal agencies
  • Prepares and administers library budget, and defends budget to City Commission
  • Selects, evaluates and oversees work of staff
  • Manages payroll functions
  • Monitors building maintenance and upkeep
  • Supervises library collection development and program activities
  • Writes and implements operational policies and procedures at the direction of the board
  • Provides direction in planning and implementing new library technologies
  • Represents library to community groups and participates in community and professional activities and boards
  • Acts as resident agent for the Coffeyville Public Library Foundation
  • Participates in fundraising and partnership development efforts to secure support for continued library growth
  • Performs a variety of other duties as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong management abilities
  • Must have excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work with staff, board members, governing officials and the public
  • Strong bookkeeping skills and knowledge of Quickbooks or similar software
  • Working knowledge of automated library systems (Koha) and technologies and online information resources
  • Knowledge of budgetary procedures
  • Knowledge of philosophy and techniques of public library service
  • Ability to evaluate services and plan for improvement of services
  • Ability to meet the public and serve patrons of all ages
  • Knowledge of library materials and resources
  • Ability to prioritize duties and tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of situations


  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited university
  • 3 years progressively responsible public library experience
  • Administration and management experience

Working Conditions:

  • Normal library working conditions
  • Periodic reaching, stooping and bending
  • Lifting and carrying 50 pounds or less
  • Flexibility in hours worked, involves some evening and weekend hours

Salary & Benefits:

  • $46,000-$51,000, DOQ
  • KPERS Retirement
  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation (20 days per year), sick, and 11 paid vacation days

Applications will be accepted through July 17th.

Send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:
Gary Bailey, Board President

Job posted 6/28/2018

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Library Assistant Coordinator, Rolla Public Library, Rolla, MO

Full-Time (40 hrs)

Duties include, but are not limited to, performing a wide variety of general library work in public and technical services, assisting with daily operations such as circulation, acquisitions, programming, marketing, and in-house IT support. Supervises all part-time and volunteer staff and manages the daily operations of the library in the absence of the director. Must be willing and able to work flexible schedule, including nights and a minimum of every other weekend.  Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with colleagues. Minimum of 4 years college level course work, preferably in library science, IT or education. 2 years work experience with a diverse public, preferably in a library setting. Or any combinations of the education and work experience totaling 6 years. Management and/or Public Library experience preferred. Resume and application required. Applications and full job description available at front desk of Rolla Public Library, 900 Pine Street, Rolla, MO. 65401. Successful applicant must be 18 or older and able to pass background check. For consideration, submit applications and resumes to the Director by 5:00 pm July 6, 2018. Rolla Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Job posted 06/25/2018

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Part-Time Evening Circulation Assistant/Interlibrary Loan, Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO

The Jung-Kellogg Library is seeking a part-time Circulation Assistant. This position is responsible for providing services that are normally delivered at the Circulation Desk, including circulation of library materials, reserves, copy machine and scanning services, and processing MOBIUS/Interlibrary Loan requests.

Please see the complete job description on our website.

Job posted 06/26/2018

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Webster University, Webster Groves, MO

Full time
Application Due: Open Until Filled

Posting Number: S0371

Department: Library

Location: St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Job Description Summary
Webster University Library seeks an innovative and collaborative librarian to join the Resources Management Services Department team. The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the library’s electronic resources (including databases, eBooks, and the products used to manage electronic resources) throughout the life cycle, including evaluation, setup, renewals, and troubleshooting. For details and application instructions, see

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science
  • Library experience
  • Evidence of experience with library technology
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and the University
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic library experience
  • Experience or coursework in managing electronic resources
  • Demonstrated experience in completing projects in a team environment

Essential Duties

Responsible for the library’s electronic resources (including databases, e-books, and the products used to manage electronic resources) throughout the life cycle, including evaluation, setup, renewals, and troubleshooting.

  • Serves as the primary contact with vendors for setting up trials, negotiating licensing, and obtaining quotes for new electronic resources. Evaluates technical requirements for new resources; supports subject liaison librarians in evaluating interface and content of resources being considered.
  • Tracks and monitors new electronic resources throughout the acquisitions process; works with appropriate library staff to ensure timely access to resources. Maintains relevant records about electronic resources.
  • Works with vendors to provide access to new electronic resources. Implements updates as needed.
  • Works with liaison librarians and vendors to renew electronic resources within budget and negotiate annual renewals.
  • Configures access via the proxy server for trials and new databases.
  • Maintains the databases that feed the library’s A-to-Z list and link resolver (currently from Serials Solutions), adds, modifies, or deletes resources from these databases as appropriate.
  • Adds new databases to the main database pages on the library’s web site and LibGuides; works with subject liaison librarians to ensure that new databases are also added to subject-specific pages.
  • Serves as the point person for troubleshooting problems with access, content, and indexing of electronic resources by using the e-Resources ticketing system within LibAnswers. Monitors delivery and continuing availability of electronic resources. Interfaces with vendors, university IT, and consortia as needed to resolve problems. Supervises Resources Management Services Assistant and Resources Development Librarian in troubleshooting e-resources; provides training and guidance; communicates and prioritizes to share troubleshooting workload effectively and deliver superior service.
  • Identifies and obtains MARC records for electronic resources when available, coordinates with library staff to evaluate records for quality, and coordinates with consortium staff to load the records on a regular basis to ensure updated records.
  • Tracks and communicates information to library staff about database licensing and content and changes for major database vendors and interdisciplinary databases.
  • Identifies possible platform/interface configuration changes to databases, A-Z list, and link resolver; discusses these changes with relevant staff; makes changes as needed.
  • Coordinates collection review projects, including the library’s database and circulating collection review projects (each performed every four years), as well as annual projects to select new databases, journals, and standing orders.
  • Works with Resources Development Librarian on collection review projects including journals and standing order/Reference Collection. Provides statistics and gathers other information to support decision-making for these projects, works with subject liaison librarians to reach consensus decisions, tracks decisions, and passes information to the library’s Management Team.
  • Coordinates staff or student workers in special projects related to electronic resources.
  • Serves as the subject liaison to an academic department. Handles other collection development tasks for the department, including weeding. Takes initiative to identify, meet, and facilitate ongoing communication about their resource needs and service expectations. Develops and manages collections to support research and instruction. Participates in the Library-wide Liaison Committee to review the collection, evaluate new resources, and to discuss other library issues.
  • Provides research support to students through individual consultations and to faculty with services ranging from identifying course-appropriate teaching resources, preparing literature reviews and assistance in preparing for publishing or presenting.
  • Designs and implements strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction through a variety of methods for library users. Promotes library services and collections to the global Webster University community.
  • As needed, researches and manages online initiatives such as projects to purchase and install new systems.
  • Assists with marketing to increase awareness and usage of electronic resources.
  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates usage statistics for review purposes.
  • Assists with overseas catalog migrations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Full Time (>30 hrs/wk) or Part Time (<30 hrs/wk): Full Time

Open Date: 06/18/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Information
Contact: Human Resources
Webster University

Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Job posted 06/26/2018

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Library/Learning Commons Director, Avila University, Kansas City, MO

Appointment Date: Until Filled

Responsibilities: The Library/Learning Commons Director provides leadership for the Hooley-Bundschu Library Learning Commons. This position has oversight of the library staff and all initiatives working with faculty, students, and the community for services provided in the library. Additionally, the Director is responsible for the development and implementation for strategic directions in line with the Avila University strategic plan. This position works with the Associate Vice President for Information Services for oversight of the library/learning commons budget.

Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution required and a second Masters is preferred in a relevant field. A record of success in increasingly responsible positions as a library administrator, with at least five years of upper-level leadership and at least two years of supervisory experience in an academic library setting.

The successful candidate will have a combination of academic library administrative background skills, a proven record of building strategic programs and partnerships across organizational boundaries. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate in their previous employment collaboration with faculty, students and staff and active participation in state, regional, and/or national library and professional organizations.

Salary: Competitive salary.

Benefits: This is a full-time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application Information: Send cover letter and résumé to (email preferred) or mail to:

Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community:  Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job posted 06/25/2018

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Library Director, Ste. Genevieve County Library, Ste. Genevieve MO

The Ste. Genevieve County Library is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Library Director. The library, located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, serves a county population of slightly over 18,000. The successful candidate must have strong supervisory skills to manage the day-to-day operations, develop and train staff, prepare schedules, assign duties, and direct activities while maintaining excellent customer service.
Working closely with and under the direction of the Library Board, the Library Director is charged with implementing policies and programs and is responsible for the overall direction, organization and coordination of all activities in the library system. An understanding of library automation software for collection and inventory is a must.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received 30 days from posting date.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primarily responsible for providing professional level expertise in the delivery of library services to patrons, provide leadership for staff in their service to the public, serve as the professional in-charge. Will be responsible for the development and promotion of reader services and programming, be involved in collection management, and technology instruction. The Director serves as primary contact with vendors, negotiates contracts ensuring their compliance; writes grants and other funding requests.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a minimum of an Bachelor’s Degree in business from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree in Information Technology/Library Science would be preferred. Public library experience which demonstrates the ability to administer the activities of a Community Library and to supervise the work of others is strongly preferred. Must possess excellent communication skills. Residential domain within the Ste. Genevieve City or County is required within six months of accepting the position. A background check and drug screening will be required.

SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS: $28,000 – $34,000 based on education and experience. Benefits include medical, pension and paid leave.

Send a letter of interest and resume to: Ste. Genevieve County Library, Library Search Committee, 21388 Highway 32, Ste. Genevieve MO 63670 or via e-mail to

The Ste. Genevieve County Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to social, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Job posted 06/25/2018

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Assistant Manager of Reference, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Join an award winning team!

  • St. Louis Top Workplaces, 2014-2018
  • Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator, 2015, 2017
  • Library Journal Four Star Library, 2014-2017
  • What’s Right with the Region for Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, 2016
  • Missouri Library of the Year from MLA 2014

Assistant Manager of Reference

Known as the “Gateway to the West”, St. Louis and the surrounding area offers an array of lifestyles. From hip, trendy cafes and neighborhoods to a plethora of outdoor activities with hundreds of parks and trails to popular sporting events and cultural attractions. St. Louis County is a great place to live, work, and play!

St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year.  SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services.  Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and diverse. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several awarding winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

The Reference Department plays a key role in the library’s mission to enrich our community by providing system-wide educational programs on various research topics, creating outreach opportunities and community partnerships, instructing patrons in one-on-one librarian consultations, creating subject guides, and more.  We are proud to provide over 7,000 print materials and nearly 100 electronic resources, and we work strategically to help people find and use them to enhance their lives. We are particularly focused on expanding our research services for entrepreneurs and job seekers to connect them with our robust resources, thus supporting our community by strengthening the local economy.

The Assistant Reference Manager supervises department staff, oversees operations to maximize quality and efficiency, and helps shape the collection by assisting with the evaluation, selection, and management of databases and print materials. This position is ideal for an enthusiastic person who values data-driven decision making and lifelong learning and who recognizes change as opportunity.  We are looking for an individual who is committed to providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, building thriving community relations, and taking pride in being a part of the SLCL team!

Want to work in a library system that is valued by the community?

Do you want to work for this awarding winning library system?

It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library, where facility innovations and creative public services are always growing! Apply today!

Job Purpose:

Assists the Reference Manager with the maintenance of the research collection and the operations of the department to provide excellent and useful information resources and services to the public and library staff.

  1. Assists in supervising and monitoring Research staff to ensure smooth operation of the department.
  2. Supervises and monitors workflows and operations to ensure excellent and efficient customer service.
  3. Assists in the review and selection of print reference and database resources system-wide to ensure that the Library has a well-rounded and comprehensive selection that reflects the needs of staff and patrons.
  4. Maintains department resources so that staff have the proper tools to meet patron needs and promote library resources to patrons and library staff system-wide.
  5. Coordinates with various staff to disseminate research information and training to ensure staff are well-informed when meeting patron needs and promoting the use of database resources.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Science
Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
Must possess good judgment, analytical, and problem solving skills
Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting

Job posted 06/25/2018

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Assistant Director/Coordinator of Library Technology, Richmond Heights Memorial Library, Richmond Heights, MO

Richmond Heights Memorial Library is seeking candidates for an Assistant Director/Coordinator of Library Technology. This newly created, full-time, exempt position requires a dedicated, self directed, team player who can wear many hats. Richmond Heights Memorial Library is a municipal library serving the community of Richmond Heights and beyond. The Library is one of nine libraries that make up the Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County. We are looking for a take-charge person who will work cooperatively with the Director, Consortium System Administrator, and a staff dedicated to excellent public service. A solid knowledge of computer hardware and software and a curious, forward thinking mind are required. This position will be responsible for the operation of the Library in the absence of the Director. A Masters in Library Science and three years of library experience, or an equivalent combination is desired. Patience and a sense of humor are necessary. This position offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate.  Job description is below.

Position Title:

Coordinator of Library Technology/Assistant Director

Reports To:

Library Director


Library Staff

FLSA Status:


Position Summary:

Using a sound knowledge of current and emerging technology, this position is responsible for design, implementation, integration & daily operations of the Library’s network systems, PC Time Management, & Internet access. Also responsible for assisting in the management and operations of the Richmond Heights Memorial Library to insure quality library service to the community. Is responsible for the Library in the Director’s absence.


  • Works cooperatively with Director, Consortium Systems Administrator, professional and non-professional staff to insure high quality standards and services.
  • Designs, plans, implements and evaluates the present and future automation needs of the Library, making recommendations for implementation to the director.
  • Supervises the daily operation of the Library, including the automated systems and workstations, remaining on call.
  • Develops and recommends policy and procedures for use of computers and computer systems.
  • Oversees training and instruction of staff on computer services and evaluates performance.
  • Compiles and interprets statistics and prepares reports.
  • Coordinates library-wide training on use of automated systems, creating in-house documentation as needed.
  • Communicates regularly with vendors.
  • Attends professional meetings.
  • Performs other reasonable duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent. Three years’ library experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of current library automation trends and computer security.
  • Strong commitment to public service.
  • Strong visionary skills to seek innovative uses of technology to further library service goals.
  • Ability to read, write and speak at a professional level. Able to present ideas in an easy to understand and engaging manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to think independently and work without direct supervision.


  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Ability manipulate equipment and machinery requiring fine manual dexterity.
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl.
  • Ability to communicate in English.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.

Please apply by sending resume and cover letter to We will be accepting applications through July 31, 2018, or until the position is filled.

Job posted 06/25/2018

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Collection Development Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library, St. Peters, MO

The St. Charles City-County Library is seeking a Librarian who is a strategic shopper and passionate reader to select materials for the youth collections in all of our twelve locations. From board books for toddlers to young adult literature and everything in between, the Collection Development Librarian will find, share, and promote materials for our library’s young customers.
You will be working in a dynamic new full-time position, collaborating with the Collection Services Department, and librarians and staff at locations large and small. Team players only! We want staff to engage the community and consider their wants, but also closely monitor what they actually use and respond to their needs. You will develop new collections, evaluate current collections, and brainstorm promotion and merchandising for all of it! If this sounds like a dream come true, please apply.

We offer a full benefit package which includes healthcare and dental insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan and generous time off.

Starting salary is $47,358 annually.

Full job description and requirements can be found here: Collection Development Librarian

Applications are available at any Library Branch or on our website at

For immediate consideration a cover letter and resume with completed application should be submitted to, or mailed to SCCCLD, Human Resources, 77 Boone Hills Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376 by Monday, June 25, 2018.

Please note: We appreciate your interest in the Library District, but due to the high volume of responses, we may only be able to contact those applicants that we wish to interview.

The St. Charles City-County Library is committed to diversity and inclusion. The Library provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.

Job posted 06/19/2018

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Library Technology Coordinator, St. Charles City-County Library, St. Peters, MO

Do you have a passion for libraries and technology? Do you have a vision of how technology will shape the future of public libraries? Do you have your finger on the pulse of current and future technology trends? Most importantly, do you see everything through the lens of providing an exemplary customer experience? Then we want you!

We recently redesigned our organization to better integrate our technology services with our customer experience group, and we are looking for a Library Technology Coordinator. Reporting to the IT Manager, this newly created position will plan, design, and improve on a wide range of technology used by staff and customers. You will help set and realize goals for innovative service. In short, you will innovate, implement, and evaluate everything that makes the library hum, and you’ll help us keep our finger on the pulse of technology trends that will shape the way our customers use the library in the future.

The St. Charles City-County Library District is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery. Located in the western portion of the Greater St. Louis area, St. Charles County offers the culture and amenities of a big city while giving residents the safety and convenience of a suburban center. With a low cost of living and plenty of free, family-friendly festivals and attractions, over 350,000 people call St. Charles County home. Recent publications have named the area one of the best places to live in America, with Money magazine citing its low crime, good public schools, and modest housing prices (“Best Places to Live 2017”, Sept., 2017). With an operating budget of over $18 million, our twelve library branches are located in some of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Missouri, and poised to grow right along with them. The future looks bright. Join us!

This full time position has a starting salary of $50,199. The Library offers a full benefit package with generous employer subsidies for medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and deferred compensation (457) plan. New employees also enjoy a generous amount of paid time off in the first year of employment.

Click here for a full job description and requirements: Library Technology Coordinator

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume with the SCCCL employment application by Monday, June 25, 2018. Send application materials to or by mail to Human Resources Office, 77 Boone Hills Drive, P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376.

Please note: We appreciate your interest in the Library District, but due to the high volume of responses, we may only be able to contact those applicants that we wish to interview.

The St. Charles City-County Library is committed to diversity and inclusion.

The Library provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.
Library Technology Coordinator
Full time

Job posted 06/19/2018

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Library Director, Marion County Library, Subdistrict #1, Palmyra, MO

The Board of Trustees for the Marion County Library Subdistrict #1 (MCL) is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced leader to serve as Library Director upon the retirement of the current director.  The MCL serves the Northeast MO community of Palmyra, MO and its surrounding areas.  MCL is a dynamic, growth minded institution focused on providing relevant and innovative library services to its patrons and neighboring communities. The use of technology and thriving children’s programs have enhanced the library’s steady growth in circulation.

The Library Director will lead the staff in a professional and collaborative manner, will enthusiastically promote the library and its services to the community and its patrons and will move the library forward with a future thinking mindset.  The director will possess the following qualities; creativity, intellectual curiosity, will be self-directed, have a passion for learning and growing and an extreme comfort level with all technology.

Interested candidates need to possess at least a BS in Library Sciences from an ALA accredited college/university or related field experience.  Two years plus experience in library leadership is preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, current resume and three professional references to the contact information below.

Leeanna Yager-Delaney

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and will not discriminate against any candidate because of race, color, religion, nation origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Job posted 06/13/2018

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