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Director of Wolfner Library – Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO

600 West Main, Jefferson City, MO  

Summary:  This is a high level position within the Secretary of State’s Office with responsibility to provide library services for Missouri’s citizens who have visual or physical disabilities. The director is responsible for long-range planning and managing the state’s regional Talking Book and Braille library.  Program operation is under guidelines and requirements of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. The director works extensively with local and national organizations serving people who have disabilities and Missouri residents who use the service. This position requires contact with all levels of staff, public, and partner agencies of the division.  

Job Functions and/or General Responsibilities:

  • Participates in meeting the goals and objectives of the Secretary of State’s Office and the State Library both in sharing initiatives and in response to requests by the Secretary and the State Librarian.
  • Manages and directs the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library, including services, personnel, fiscal operations, on-line systems, machine lending and collections.
  • Serves as Missouri’s regional librarian to the National Library Service (NLS) and ensures adherence to NLS guidelines and requirements through interactions with NLS staff.
  • Evaluates services and performs long-range and strategic planning for improvement of services to ensure library users’ needs are met and service is the best quality possible.
  • Creates awareness and understanding about Wolfner Library and its services to potential clients, libraries, agencies and organizations, and the general public.
  • Maintains good relations with library clients, resolving problems and ensuring clients receive prompt and courteous attention.
  • Maintains continuous contacts with consumer groups and referral agencies.  
  • Represents Wolfner Library at meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Coordinates the work of the Wolfner Advisory Council and maintains good relationships with groups supporting the library.
  • Recommends policy to the State Librarian and the Secretary of State.  Coordinates Wolfner services and programs with those of the Secretary of State.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with officials, library users, librarians, representatives of organizations and agencies related to persons with disabilities, staff, and the general public. Ability to speak eloquently and articulately in public settings.
  • Skill in writing material suitable for professional publication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, coordinate work within an agency.
  • Ability to conduct meetings effectively and lead the staff team to common goals.
  • Skill in evaluation of services and programs, formulation of long-range and strategic plans, and provision of excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated abilities and skills in management, including supervision of a diverse staff, establishment of work methods and procedures, budgeting and fiscal control, meeting program requirements of the National Library Service.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of library science; the administration of libraries, and the development of library collections.
  • Knowledge of online services, library automation, electronic information resources and assistive technology.  

Qualifications:

A Masters in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution is required.  Five years experience in providing customer service through a library or organization or agency serving a specialized clientele or the general public is required, with two years of experience at the director or senior management level.

Salary:  This is a full time position (40 hours) with a salary range of $4,333.50-$4,833.50/Monthly.  Benefits can be viewed at: https://oa.mo.gov/personnel/state-employees/employee-benefits

To Apply:  Apply at https://sosmo.applicantpro.com/jobs/980676.html before March 1, 2019.

Job posted 01/18/2019

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Paraprofessional – McClay Branch, St. Charles City-County Library, St. Charles, MO

20 hours per week

McClay Branch, St. Charles, MO

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

We are seeking a part time Paraprofessional to work at our McClay Branch.  If you have a passion for creating amazing experiences for customers from diverse age groups and backgrounds, this is the opportunity for you!

In this position, you will connect and build relationships with customers by answering general information questions and providing assistance with library technology and e-resources.  You will create and implement activities, classes, and events for all ages with a focus on teens and adults ages 18-30.  You will also promote library materials using attractive displays, help customers find just the right book, movie, or game, and help ensure the library maintains relevant materials and services for our customers.

Requirements:

  • Ability to connect and interact with diverse patron populations
  • Ability to plan activities and present classes and events with a focus on teens and adults ages 18-30
  • Strong technology skills and knowledge of various applications on mobile devices
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a changing environment
  • Previous experience working with teens, especially at-risk youth is a plus
  • Exceptional teamwork and sense of humor are a must

Full job description: Adult Services Paraprofessional

Schedule:  Tues. 2:00pm-7:00pm, Wed. 4:00pm-9:00pm, Thurs. 2:00pm-7:00pm, and Fri. 1:00pm-6:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays on a 4-week rotation

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.

Part time employees enjoy a partial 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 send application materials, including the SCCCL Application  to HR@stchlibrary.org or mail materials to SCCCL HR Department, PO Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376 by the deadline of Monday, January 21, 2019.

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.

1/11/19-1/21/19

Job posted 01/17/2019

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Coordinator, Infant Through Grade 12 Resources – Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries invites applications from experienced, innovative candidates with extensive knowledge of children’s literature. This is a new position reporting to the Head of the Infant Through Grade 12 (IG12) Resources area of Meyer Library on the MSU campus. MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students, located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000.

The Coordinator of IG12 is responsible for outreach, book selection, collection development, and supervision for the Children’s and Young Adult Book Review Board of Missouri (BRB). They will oversee and communicate with volunteer book reviewers and assist with planning and conducting workshops and other programs focused on book reviewing and children’s/young adult literature.  They will provide specialized reference and information services to a broad array of patrons for the IG12 and BRB collections.  Other responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student workers and a graduate assistant to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of IG12 and BRB.

The successful candidate will foster a positive environment of effective communication and collaboration with organizational staff and volunteers.

This is a full-time professional position with a competitive salary. Candidates desiring further information are encouraged to visit https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/43253  or contact the Committee Chair, Cherri Jones, at cherrijones@missouristate.edu or 417-836-4546.

Date of first consideration: February 11, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Missouri State University is an EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and institution.

Job posted 01/16/2019

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Branch Library Manager – Cabanne Branch, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Location: Cabanne Branch, 1106 North Union Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63113

Summary

The Branch Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a neighborhood branch to support its diverse community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in daily circulation operations of the branch to include check-in/out, readers’ advisory and reference, and desk coverage.
  • Evaluates fiction, serials, non-fiction and music in the adult collection for withdrawal, retention and performance.
  • Supervises branch staff by interviewing, scheduling and assigning work, training, evaluating performance, providing feedback, and carrying out disciplinary actions.
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates adult programming at branch.
  • Markets Library programming and provides community outreach through attendance and presentations at monthly neighborhood meetings, organizations, and community events.
  • Compiles branch performance and service statistics and submits in the monthly report.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities, including ongoing training.
  • Oversees performance of non-branch staff and provides feedback to their supervisors.
  • Supports branch staff and patron adherence to Library policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Performs Cash Management duties and ensures that cash levels and deposits are accurate.
  • Resolves patron complaints regarding policy and procedure at branch level, and seeks assistance from Regional Library Manager and/or Director of Neighborhood Services when unable to resolve.
  • Oversees building maintenance, safety, and security of branch, including identifying and recommending improvements for inclusion in fiscal year budget.
  • Maintains open communication with Regional Library Manager and Director of Neighborhood Services to facilitate successful operations of branch and staffing.
  • Establishes and nurtures networking contacts to increase Library opportunities for partnerships, programs, and collaboration.
  • Serves on Library workgroups, committees, and taskforces as assigned.
  • Assists in staffing other locations or departments as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Branch. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; providing feedback; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competencies

  • Ability to perform multiple duties simultaneously.
  • Skill to speak effectively to a wide audience range.
  • Ability to identify complex problems, evaluate options, and implement solutions.

Education and/or Experience

Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited university or equivalent with 2-3 years of supervisory experience.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Integrated Library System (ILS), preferably SirsiDynix Symphony Workflows.
  • Integrated Library System (ILS) reporting software, preferably BLUEcloud Analytics.
  • Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), preferably BiblioCommons.
  • Library research interfaces such as EBSCOhost, ProQuest, ABC-CLIO, NewsBank and JSTOR.
  • Web browsers including Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
  • Digital Library programs such as Overdrive, Hoopla Digital, Freegal, Mango Languages, and Baker & Taylor Titlesource360.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning software, preferably Serenic.
  • Facilities Management software, preferably Facilities Dude.
  • Human Capital Management software, preferably DayForce.
  • Employee Scheduling software, preferably When to Work.
  • Security reporting and tracking software, preferably Patron Incident Track system (PITS).
  • Print Management software, preferably Pharos.
  • Collection management software, preferably collectionHQ.

Schedule

Mon, 9 am-6 pm; Tue-Thu, 10:30 am-7 pm; alternating Fri (9:30 am-6 pm) and Sat (9 am-6 pm) 

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

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

The St. Louis Public Library has 17 locations, serving 61 square miles of the City and sees more than 2.3 million visitors each year. The Library has more than four million books and items in its collection and more than 83,000 Library cardholders. SLPL’s mission is to provide learning resources and information services that support and improve individual, family and community life through a variety of services, programs and initiatives. Our services include tools and collections for business, individual or organizational research and informational needs. We provide programming for everyone through exhibits, workshops, crafts, speakers and children’s events. SLPL also provides free Wi-Fi and computer access, outreach to new English speakers, visits to schools and retirement communities, book deliveries to senior citizen centers, computer workshops and orientations for grant-seekers. Visit slpl.org to learn more about us.

Job posted 01/08/2019

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Manager of Acquisitions and Collection Development, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Location: 1415 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO, 63103

Summary

The Manager of Acquisitions and Collection Development is responsible for overseeing plans and implementing systems and workflows relevant to the collection development and acquisitions unit of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads, manages, and coordinates the work of the Acquisition and Collection Development units.
  • Defines standards, policies, and practices to maintain database integrity.
  • Provides high quality, effective service to internal and external customers through continuous improvement and adoption of lean workflow practices.
  • Gathers, compiles, and analyzes statistics and data relevant to collections using Symphony reports, collectionHQ, and BLUEcloud Analytics.
  • Prepares reports for administration or staff to assist them with setting goals for weeding, building, or organizing their collections.
  • Hires, trains, and evaluates staff.
  • Creates, documents, and implements procedures and instructions.
  • Reviews cancellations and assigns reorders.
  • Reviews Collection Development material budgets and makes recommendations to Head of Collection Management Services.
  • Prepares and manages budget for the Acquisitions and Collection Development units.
  • Administers all vendor accounts and maintains vendor representative relationships.
  • Prepares serial renewals.
  • Rolls over fiscal year funds, vendors, and orders in the ILS at appropriate times.
  • Orders and distributes Banned Book Week materials.
  • Purchases materials for the system using Collection Development funds and Community Services fund.
  • Advises selectors on Acquisitions and Collection Development issues.
  • Maintains accurate acquisitions data, statistics, reports, and policies.
  • Ensures the ordering and receipt of library physical materials in all formats and media.
  • Serves as intermediary between vendor account receivable departments and SLPL business office when invoices go unpaid past 90 days.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises Acquisitions and Collection Development units, totaling 6 staff members. Supervisor responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; providing feedback; rewarding and disciplining; and addressing complaints or problems.

Competencies

  • Ability to analyze problems, evaluate results, and choose effective solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain and safeguard confidential information.
  • Knowledge of leadership techniques.
  • Skill to prioritize task urgency.
  • Skill to research, understand, and share the implications of new information and technology.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field with five years of library experience in Acquisitions or Collection Development. Technology conversion and modernization effort experience required.

Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

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

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

The St. Louis Public Library has 17 locations, serving 61 square miles of the City and sees more than 2.3 million visitors each year. The Library has more than four million books and items in its collection and more than 83,000 Library cardholders. SLPL’s mission is to provide learning resources and information services that support and improve individual, family and community life through a variety of services, programs and initiatives. Our services include tools and collections for business, individual or organizational research and informational needs. We provide programming for everyone through exhibits, workshops, crafts, speakers and children’s events. SLPL also provides free Wi-Fi and computer access, outreach to new English speakers, visits to schools and retirement communities, book deliveries to senior citizen centers, computer workshops and orientations for grant-seekers. Visit slpl.org to learn more about us.

Job posted 01/08/2019

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Head of Collection Management Services, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Location: 1415 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Summary

The Head of Collection Management Services position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the selection, acquisition, receiving, cataloging, and processing of Library material, as well as system-wide collection management, maintenance and bibliographic database control, providing information pertaining to changes in the field of acquisitions and cataloging, and maintaining communication with other departments and branches. This position provides supervision to the Collection Management Services staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages the CMS department and has full understanding of all essential department functions in relation to other departments and patrons.
  • Oversees hiring and evaluations of staff.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of Library policies and procedures for Collection Management Services.
  • Analyzes statistics and determines adjustments in order to maintain quality control.
  • Develops and maintains an effective acquisition process.
  • Oversees cataloging all print and non-print materials as needed, as well as the creation of original bibliographic records.
  • Contributes to the development of the annual collections budget, maintains budget limitations and manages resources effectively.
  • Assists Technology Services staff in analyzing problems in ILS database and creates solutions.
  • Contracts with vendors to provide services and materials and resolves problems with vendors as needed.
  • Works on long-term projects related to the department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises the Processing staff and two managers, including the Manager of Acquisitions & Collection Development and the Manager of Cataloging. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, planning and assigning work, evaluating performance, providing feedback, administering discipline, addressing complaints and coordinating training provided by CMS to other SLPL staff.

Competencies

  • Ability to analyze problems, evaluate results, and choose effective solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain and safeguard confidential information.
  • Knowledge of leadership techniques.
  • Skill to prioritize task urgency.
  • Skill to identify complex problems, evaluate options, and implement solutions.
  • Skill to research, understand, and share the implications of new information and technology.

Education and/or Experience

ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science with minimum 5 years senior level management experience in library collection management/technical services

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Cataloging systems and OCLC
  • ILS systems
  • Collection HQ

Schedule

Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm

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

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

The St. Louis Public Library has 17 locations, serving 61 square miles of the City and sees more than 2.3 million visitors each year. The Library has more than four million books and items in its collection and more than 83,000 Library cardholders. SLPL’s mission is to provide learning resources and information services that support and improve individual, family and community life through a variety of services, programs and initiatives. Our services include tools and collections for business, individual or organizational research and informational needs. We provide programming for everyone through exhibits, workshops, crafts, speakers and children’s events. SLPL also provides free Wi-Fi and computer access, outreach to new English speakers, visits to schools and retirement communities, book deliveries to senior citizen centers, computer workshops and orientations for grant-seekers. Visit slpl.org to learn more about us.

Job posted 01/08/2019

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Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian – 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 Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian will be responsible for maintenance and acquisition of electronic resources and will oversee the purchase of physical 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.

Responsibilities

  • Leads Acquisitions department, including supervising 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, knowledgebases, and usage statistics products
  • Maintains and updates EZproxy server
  • Oversees OCLC knowledgebase with journal holdings and interlibrary loan rules. Prepares quarterly electronic holdings files and a yearly embargoed titles list for Interlibrary Loan’s RAPID program
  • Gathers pricing information for potential database or online journal purchases and orchestrates demos of services/products with vendors
  • Works with selectors on collection maintenance
  • Gathers, compiles, and analyzes data for yearly portfolio review
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience maintaining and supporting electronic resources in an academic library setting
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated products
  • Experience with EZproxy
  • Experience with link resolvers, knowledgebases, usage statistics tools, and discovery tools (e.g., Summon)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in electronic resources and licensing
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in acquisitions and collection development
  • Strong organizational, analytical, 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

Required documents

Applicant is required to submit a current resume/CV and cover letter.

To apply: apply at http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/ with Job ID 28399. Please submit a cover letter, a current resume/CV, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications will be accepted through March 17, 2019.

Job posted 01/07/2019

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