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University City Public Library
Head of Youth Services
Description

Are you committed to literacy? Do you enjoy experimenting with technology and innovative programming? The Youth Services department at University City Public Library is looking for a creative, tech-savvy leader with excellent customer service and library skills who will help us create young readers and celebrate the diversity of our community. We are seeking an imaginative librarian who approaches challenges with flexibility and a touch of humor. We need a department head who will:

  • Lead and supervise all Youth Services staff.
  • Provide timely and objective feedback on YS staff performance.
  • Foster the professional development of YS staff.
  • Provide and model exceptional public service toward all Library patrons.
  • Develop and deliver traditional, non-traditional, and innovative library services for all YS patrons.
  • Integrate new technologies into our existing programs and services.
  • Build on our current successful summer reading program.
  • Manage Youth Services collection development in all formats.
  • Use creative and collaborative strategies to make decisions and solve problems.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff members and with our diverse patron base.
  • Promote library services through social media, blogs and other outlets.
  • Set priorities and organize multiple tasks and projects for the department.
  • Collaborate with our management team members to ensure consistent messaging and leadership.
  • Manage and participate in youth services programming and outreach to the community; act as liaison with community groups.
  • Share knowledge of library trends for Youth Services, as well as national or state initiatives, with other local agencies serving kids and teens.

University City is a diverse suburb of St. Louis with 35,000+ residents and about the same number of card holders.

Requirements

Master’s degree in library science from an A.L.A.-accredited program preferred, or equivalent degree with commensurate experience working in a library setting. Five years professional experience as a librarian or in a similar field; experience in youth services essential, with supervisory experience preferred. Experience writing and administering grants a plus. Experience with Polaris ILS is also desired, but not required.

This is a full-time position with a competitive starting salary. Work schedule will include some evenings and weekends. The library offers a variety of benefits including vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and a pension plan.

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to humanresources@ucitylibrary.org

Job posted 03/21/2019

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Circulation Clerk & Marketing Coordinator

The Rock Hill Public Library is looking for a part-time circulation clerk with the additional responsibility of marketing for the library. While the primary functions of the job are in customer service, this particular position will also maintain our social media accounts, update the website as needed, generate statistical reports, create event flyers, and maintain contact with certain outlets for publicity purposes. Daily circulation clerk duties include, but are not limited to: checking out books to patrons, materials promotion through creative displays, assisting the Director with components of collection development, event support, providing basic reference and readers’ advisory, and general computer assistance for patrons. We’re looking for someone who has worked directly with kids and adults in a professional capacity as you will work directly with the public on a daily basis. Excellent computer skills and social media experience are required, library experience is strongly preferred, and familiarity with WordPress, blogging, and graphic design software will be helpful. We are seeking an applicant who demonstrates creativity. Working in a small library environment serving a municipality of almost 5,000 residents, you will join a staff of two full-time and three other part-time employees. 16-20 hours per week. 10.50/hr. Must be available to work mornings and alternating Saturdays. Please submit a brief resume to jconroy@rhplmo.org We will only contact those we will interview. 9811 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO 63119. No phone calls please.

Job posted 03/19/2019

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Library District #1 Doniphan County is hiring a library director! Doniphan County is in the far NE corner of Kansas, about 20 minutes from St. Joseph, MO and about 45 minutes from the KC metro area.

Library District #1 Doniphan County is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and passionate leader to serve as the Library Director. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and education in library management, budget development, and operations. The Library Director must be personable, friendly, and outgoing and must also exhibit adaptability, flexibility, and innovative thinking to advance programs, increase patrons, and implement new ideas and technologies. Critical job responsibilities include community advocacy and outreach, relationship building, and program development. The library director must also provide leadership in the training, motivation, and professional development of staff and volunteers.

Education Requirements: Completed Graduate Degree in Library and Information Science. Will consider someone well along in the process of completing a graduate degree, depending on their level of relevant experience in library management.

Work Experience: Prefer at least three years of management experience in the areas of personnel, budget, library automation systems, and program development. Prefer experience in working with a board of directors and establishing community and municipal relationships.

This is a full time, salary exempt position that reports directly to the Board of Trustees.  Starting salary range for this position is $46,500 to $48,000 based on qualifications. Benefits for full-time employees include paid health insurance, a retirement matching program, paid holidays, and a generous vacation and sick leave package. Applicant screening and interviews will begin as soon as possible, and this position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to library@librarydistrict1.org.

More info here: https://bit.ly/2GgbHRr

Job posted 03/18/2019

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Part-Time Customer Service Associate I – Blue Ridge
Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly. They enjoy building relationships with people and thrive in an ever-changing environment. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are team players and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution. They inspire the best in the people around them.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Job Id: 1110
# of openings: 2
Salary: $12.70 per hour
Open until March 29, 2019

Job posted 03/15/2019

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Part-Time Customer Service Associate II – Claycomo
Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly. They enjoy building relationships with people and thrive in an ever-changing environment. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are team players and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution. They inspire the best in the people around them.
Location: Claycomo, MO
Job Id: 1109
# of openings: 2
Salary: $13.79 per hour
Open until March 27, 2019

Job posted 03/15/2019

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

St. Louis County Library
Library Assistant-Customer Connect Department (2 Part-Time Vacancies)

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 Customer Connect Department is the informational hub of the St. Louis County Library. The department is similar to a call center, but so much more! The dynamic staff of 10, soon to be 12, are responsible for connecting callers with the correct information, providing exceptional customer service by following our “Say Yes” initiative both to our patrons and staff, developing new processes to improve the flow of information, and working as a team to maintain positivity, energy, and a well-stocked snack table.

The individuals who will be joining our Customer Connect team will need to possess excellent communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced, loud environment while focusing on providing stellar customer care to each caller. Making good judgements, employing multi-level problem solving skills and having the tactful manner of turning “having a bad day” callers into “the rest of the day is going to be great” will be most beneficial for the success of these two new hires. Most importantly, the Customer Connect team is a TEAM and the individuals will need to seamlessly meld well with the terrific 10.

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:
Performs a variety of circulation and reference duties over the phone to meet the needs of Library customers

Essential Job Functions:
1. Answers and routes numerous phone calls quickly and accurately so that the Library runs smoothly and efficiently.
2. Interviews customers to assess their needs in order to provide appropriate assistance or information.
3. Performs Circulation duties to establish and maintain accurate customer records.
4. Reserves Meeting Rooms and registers customers for all Library events and computer classes.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree
Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers and staff

Hours:
Schedule One*:
Monday, 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.,
Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays and One Sunday per month

Schedule Two*:
Tuesday, 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Saturdays and One Sunday per month

*Customer Connect staff are flexible with their schedule to ensure adequate phone coverage.

Hiring Rate:
$16.22/Hourly

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting https://www.slcl.org/content/employment

Job posted 03/14/2019

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Transportation Librarian – University of Missouri-Columbia College of Engineering
in partnership with Missouri State Library and Missouri Department of Transportation

Job Summary

Application deadline: Applications received by March 28, 2019 will receive priority consideration.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Job Hire Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

The College of Engineering has an opening for a position that will provide library and reference services, training and technical support for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). MoDOT partners with the College of Engineering for this program which provides reference services pertaining to the research needs of MoDOT. Other limited services may be provided to other public agencies and state DOTs; stakeholders such as legislative representatives; and the public. The position also manages a special collection at the Missouri State Library; catalogs, maintains and expands the collection; circulates materials; develops administrative systems as needed; and liaises with information professionals on a national level. Publication design and web development skills are used to facilitate the dissemination of project findings. This full time position is located in Jefferson City, Missouri. The position splits time between MoDOT’s Research Section offices (1617 Missouri Blvd) and the Missouri State Library (600 West Main Street). Employment is contingent upon the availability of external grant funds.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution (Degree candidates who expect to graduate prior to September 1, 2019 will be considered.)
  • Valid Missouri driver’s license
  • Ability to work very independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra software
  • Experience in cataloging
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience working with transportation and/or engineering research
  • Familiarity with the OCLC Connexion client
  • Experience with national cataloging rules and working with MARC formats
  • Experience with using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and LC classification
  • Familiarity with the Transportation Research International Documentation (TRID) and Research in Progress (RiP) databases
  • Experience with Web development (such as HTML or Cascading Style Sheets) and/or working with web publishing software
  • Proficiency in ability to format print or online publications using desktop software, graphic design software or web-based methods
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Any experience in technical writing or editing a plus

Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Grade: GGS-008
University Title: Program/Project Support Coordinator I

Application Deadline

Applications received by March 28, 2019 will receive priority consideration.

Application Instructions

Apply at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff (select current or prospective employees; then search for vacancy number 29419)
Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter in addition to your online application.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the application or application process, please contact Anna Coleman, Administrative Associate, University of Missouri College of Engineering at phone 573-884-1118 or email ColemanA@missouri.edu. If you have questions related to the position, please contact Renée McHenry, Transportation Librarian, Missouri State Library at phone 573-751-3075 or email renee.mchenry@sos.mo.gov.

Job posted 03/14/2019

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HENRY COUNTY LIBRARY
OPEN POSITION: DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES

Job Posting: The Henry County Library has an opening for a director of library services. The Library is located in Henry County, Missouri with facilities in Clinton and Windsor Missouri. Serving approximately 22,000 residents, the library is “just the right size;” small enough that staff build personal relationships with appreciative library patrons, but large enough to provide quality, professional library service. The Library District also has the good fortune of operating with a permanent tax base with annual revenues of approximately $700,000.

The Board is looking for an innovative leader who has a passion for librarianship and is committed to providing quality library services to the community.

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

Requirements

Skills: Excellent communication skills are needed to establish and maintain positive relationships with library users, staff, and the community. Effective management skills are needed for administrative and supervisory responsibilities and long and short-range planning. Requires special knowledge, training, and skills relating to library services, budgeting, district management, public advocacy, and grant writing.

Education: 4 year college degree. MLS preferred.

Experience: At least 3-5 years of library experience with managerial experience in a library preferred.

Prefer experience working in rural communities with diverse populations.

Candidates who live in Henry County or are willing to relocate to Henry County will be preferred.

Duties Include:

  • Working with the Library Board and community agencies
  • Budgeting
  • Analyzing and developing services
  • Managing and supervising volunteers and staff
  • Creating and interpreting policies, procedures, and administrative rules and
    regulations

Job Description

Plan, direct, and oversee the delivery of library services within the District. Supervise a staff of 11 library personnel in two separate locations in the performance of their duties. Attend related meetings and training. Communicate with the Board, the Friends of the Library, committees, and the public in matters pertaining to library functions. Ensure adequate maintenance of all library facilities and budget. Planning of facility and services development. The director reports to a board of 5 members.

Essential Job Functions: Provide leadership in developing district vision, goals, and objectives in conjunction with the Library Board. Establish operational targets in compliance with overall goals and objectives. Plan and develop collections, programs, services, and activities based on analysis of District growth, usage patterns, workload, staffing levels, patron requests, and related legislative issues to provide appropriate library services to the community.

Represent the District at public forums. Attend various community group, professional, and civic organization meetings. Direct public relations program and maintain good visibility to promote and publicize the Library in the community. Prepare, present, and/or arrange for internal and external staff development and training programs.

Perform professional librarian duties, e.g. evaluate, select, and order new materials; classify and catalog materials; provide reference services; determine withdrawals from circulation; etc.

Evaluate, develop, and implement goals, programs, policies, and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of department responsibilities. Develop long and short-range plans for library services to the District. Maintain awareness of developing technologies and trends in the field of librarianship.

Prepare and present the annual budget. Monitor and approve expenditures for compliance to approved budget. Exercise budgetary authority within established guidelines. Prepare grant applications and seek funding for operational and improvement programs. Actively seek grants, gifts, and other new sources of non-tax funding for the library.

Work with the Library Board to develop short and long-range goals. Attend Board and various other meetings, providing input and receiving direction or other information.

Assign, supervise, and evaluate work of subordinates. Hear grievances and administer disciplinary action. Lead hiring and termination actions. Ensure adherence to personnel policies and the provision of adequate training within departments.

Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.

Job Qualifications

Mandatory Requirements: Broad knowledge of the principles, practices, and philosophy of public library administration, current methods and principles governing the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, maintenance, and circulation of print and non-print materials, reference, and outreach practices.

Knowledge of statutes and ordinances governing public library service.

Completion of a 4 year college degree with a preferred ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree.

At least 3-5 years professional experience and library management experience preferred or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above duties.

Physical Demands of Position: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 20 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.

Working Conditions: Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work area is typical of most library and/or office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises. 40 hour work week is expected. Work schedule will include occasional evening hours and weekends.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for 11 staff members.
Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of a 5 person Library Board of Directors.

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

HOW TO APPLY

Interested parties must submit a completed job application along with a cover letter, three written references and college transcripts to Kristin.evans@henrycolib.org. Candidates may also submit personal resumes and other supporting documents. The job application can be found at http://henrycolib.org/?q=node/518. This job is open until filled. Any questions should be sent to Kristin Evans at Kristin.evans@henrycolib.org.

The Henry County Library adheres to all federal, state, and local laws regarding equal employment opportunity.

Job posted 03/11/2019

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Reference Assistant—Full Time, Webster Groves Public Library

Assist patrons with computer questions and reference questions, use of digital media and general computer training. Position includes learning to apply for and administer grants, organization and scanning of historical documents, and other clerical duties. Must also become certified as a U.S. passport agent.

37.5 hour work week, includes evenings and weekends. Salary plus medical, dental, paid vacation, and pension plan.

Candidate must have a 4-year college degree; experience in libraries preferred, though not required.

Apply in Person, or mail résumé and cover letter:
Webster Groves Public Library
301 E. Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119

NO PHONES CALLS

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

Job posted 03/11/2019

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Full-Time Early Literacy Associate – North Independence Branch

Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly and really like helping people. The relationships made with families and children have a long-term impact. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are a team player and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution and their passion for working with children and their families shows in all of their interactions. They inspire fun in the people around them.

Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1105
# of openings: 1
Salary: $30,791 per year plus benefits
Open until March 15th, 2019

Job posted 03/09/2019

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Human Resources Specialist – Administrative Headquarters

The HR Specialist will be the primary, day-to-day service contact for inside and outside HR customers. The successful HR Specialist will enjoy one-on-one problem solving with employees and enthusiastically representing the HR department and MCPL in front of small and large groups in addition to performing behind-the-scenes HR administrative tasks and organization.
It is important that the HR Specialist have detail-oriented organization and communication skills in order to oversee employee benefits communication and enrollment, FMLA and other types of leaves of absence and Worker’s Compensation claims. The Human Resources Specialist also serves as the HRIS workflow coordinator focusing on data entry and maintenance, basic security access, reporting and manager training.
The HR Specialist will be joining an HR Team that values service, supportive collaboration, flexibility and open communication.

Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1107
# of openings: 1
Salary: $45,944 per year plus benefits
Open until March 18, 2019

Job posted 03/09/2019

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Part-time Customer Service Associate I – Lee’s Summit Branch

Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly. They enjoy building relationships with people and thrive in an ever-changing environment. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are team players and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution. They inspire the best in the people around them.

Location: Lee’s Summit, MO
Job Id: 1106
# of openings: 2
Salary: $12.70 per hour
Open until March 11, 2019
Job posted 03/09/2019

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Join an award winning team!
St. Louis Top Workplaces, 2014-2017
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, Circulation – Natural Bridge Branch

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. We surveyed our patrons and listened to what they needed in their public library. Family restrooms, private study rooms, more public computers, a commons area with food and drink options, engaging children’s spaces and quiet, comfortable seating areas are just some of the additions to our branches. 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 winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

The Natural Bridge Branch received a full remodel in 2016 and features a colorful children’s area, private study rooms, a revamped teen area, after-hours computer lab, and a business center. Known for exciting programs like Hip Hop Architecture and dynamic and impactful community partnerships, this branch is dedicated to delighting it’s diverse community and focused on bringing positivity and energy to the neighborhood.

Working with the Branch Manager and Assistant Branch Manager as part of the management team, this position ensures the library’s mission and strategic goals are continuously implemented at the branch while considering the community’s needs and meeting them with relevant library services and programs. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual intent on providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, maintaining 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 branch management in maintaining operation and supervision of the branch to provide quality Library service to all Library patrons.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Schedules staff and monitors attendance to ensure adequate staffing.
  2. Assists with overseeing branch operations
  3. Oversees and participates in public service activities.
  4. Assists in hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining staff to ensure the Library staff is capable of giving the highest quality service.
  5. Assists in the development and maintenance of the branch collection to ensure the branch meets the needs of the community it serves.

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

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

Hours:
Monday-Friday, two evenings per week
One Saturday and Sunday per month

Salary:
$53,810 and great benefits!

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting http://www.slcl.org/employment

Job posted 03/08/2019

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Head of LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri–Kansas City

We are accepting applications for the position, Head of LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. This position is primarily responsible for overseeing public services and processing collections that document Kansas City’s performing arts, culture, politics, LGBTQ+ community, and more. Kansas City is an affordable city with a thriving arts community.

Details:
The Head of LaBudde Special Collections is responsible for a wide variety of duties related to providing access to materials, assisting the public in use of the collections, processing archival collections for patron use and preservation, providing assistance on use of collection materials, maintaining collections, coordinating on bibliographic access to materials, and supervising staff. The Head of LaBudde Special Collections actively manages departmental workflow and contributes to establishing priorities and policies. In addition to these responsibilities, the position monitors trends and developments in rare book and archives management, and recommends appropriate adoption and implementation of new technologies and methods for acquisition, access, and preservation. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Special Collections and Archives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, Master’s degree in Archives, or another appropriate field that includes relevant course work;
  • Experience working in special collections and/or archives;
  • Supervisory experience or successful experience managing a team;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing practices, understanding of archival standards including DACS and EAD, and awareness of national issues and trends in archives;
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in a dynamic environment;
  • Evidenced ability to work in a collegial fashion with undergraduate, professional and graduate students, faculty, researchers, alumni and community members;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based, service-oriented environment;
  • Evidence of professional initiative, mature judgment;
  • Excellent oral, written, planning, and interpersonal skills;
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Kansas City history;
  • High density automated storage and retrieval system experience;
  • Grant-writing experience;
  • Experience implementing archival management software.

Salary:

This is a 12 month, ranked, non-tenure track faculty position . (See the Promotion and Appointments Criteria for rank specifications.) The minimum salaries for ranks are: Librarian I – $47,500, Librarian II – $50,000, Librarian III – $55,000. Librarian IV salary is commensurate with rank and experience. UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package.

Apply:

UMKC Libraries | Jobs or directly at https://bit.ly/2TsUFFr by March 24 for first consideration.

Job posted 03/05/2019

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MISSOURI SENATE

Library Administrator

The Legislative Library, a central nonpartisan library is seeking to fill the Library Administrator position.

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

Supervisory/management experience

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 by March 22, 2019 to Senate Human Resources Specialist, Cindy Winthorst, Room 434-B, State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or cwinthorst@senate.mo.gov.

Job posted 03/05/2019

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Full-time Customer Service Associate I – Midwest Genealogy Center, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

Individuals who are successful in this position are warm and friendly. They enjoy building relationships with people and thrive in an ever-changing environment. They are passionate about providing exceptional customer service to all customers. They are team players and have their co-workers and organization’s back. Learning about the organization and its products is exciting, and knowing that change will continue is part of the reason they want to work here. Working for the library gives them a sense of real community contribution. They inspire the best in the people around them.

Location: Independence, MO
Job Id: 1104
# of openings: 1
Salary: $12.70 per hour plus benefits
Open until March 11, 2019

Job posted 03/01/2019

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Youth Services Specialist – Natural Bridge, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Join an award winning team!

St. Louis Top Workplaces, 2014-2018

Library Journal Four Star Library, 2014-2018

Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator, 2015, 2017

What’s Right with the Region for Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, 2016

Missouri Library of the Year from MLA 2014

 

Youth Services Specialist – Natural Bridge

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.

Do you have a passion for children and teen services? Are you dedicated to community based partnerships and service? Apply today!

The Natural Bridge Branch received a full remodel in 2016 and features a colorful children’s area, private study rooms, a revamped teen area, and business center. Known for exciting programs like Hip Hop Architecture and dynamic and impactful community partnerships, this branch is dedicated to delighting it’s diverse community and focused on bringing positivity and energy to the neighborhood.

Starting Salary: $33,758.00 (salary commensurate with education and experience)

Job Purpose:

Provide quality services for children and teens to promote reading and learning in support of the Library’s mission.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, prepares, schedules, and presents programs for youth ages 0-17 in order to support the Library’s mission to offer quality programs for children and teen which promote reading and learning.
  2. Supports the manager in being a liaison to childcare providers, homeschoolers, schools and educators to encourage their new and continued use of Library services.
  3. Compiles accurate statistics and writes evaluative reports for the branch regarding programming and resources.
  4. Provides Readers’ Advisory and Reference service for youth ages 0-17 and their caregivers to assist them in making the best use of the Library Resources.
  5. Performs duties as delegated by the Manger to provide support to branch staff.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years’ experience planning and implementing youth programs
  • Muss possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers and staff
  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
  • Working knowledge of literature for youth ages 0-17
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours per shift
  • Ability to bend to very low shelves or reach to very high shelves when retrieving Library materials
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Ability to push a full cart of books or other Library materials
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to operate various types of Library equipment
  • Ability to use a pc, word processing, and e-mail

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting  http://www.slcl.org/employment

Job posted 2/28/2019

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Legal and Government Information Specialist – Kansas City Public Library

HOW TO APPLY: 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. If you are chosen for an interview, the hiring team will reach out to you directly. Once the position is filled, other applicants will receive an email from us. Please note that we cannot respond to requests for application status and generally do not provide interim updates to applicants.

DESCRIPTION: Under immediate supervision of the Community Reference Manager, the Legal and Government Information Specialist is responsible for identifying and interpreting user needs, engaging the community and community groups to connect with and promote Library resources, provides outreach to community and one-to-one training to the public and staff on library resources. Essential functions include: functioning as the Library’s expert in legal and government resources and initiatives; collaborating on government and legal information and programming; attends community meetings and other events relating to civic engagement; seeking out, forming, and maintaining relationships with the civic community; teaching staff and patrons about legal resources and programs; participates in Collection Development; maintaining relevant content for the Digital Branch and social media; coordinating with community partners on free tax preparation; and oversees voter registration and elections at all branches.

Requirements include the ability to create and implement high-quality informational presentations and materials groups and individuals; and the ability to deal in an effective, empathetic and courteous manner with members of the public on a daily basis and with other Library staff members. Also requires effective project planning, intermediate computer skills, the demonstrated ability to work independently, and effective problem solving and critical thinking skills. Bilingual skills and strong facilitation skills preferred. Preferred qualifications include established relationships with civic community, bi-lingual skills, established proficiency in use of library resources, and strong facilitation and moderation skills. Minimum qualifications are a Master’s in Library & Information Science, Legal Studies, or related field. Experience may substitute for education. Fulltime. $42,676 plus excellent benefits. This position is 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 2/22/2019

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Small Business Specialist – Kansas City Public Library
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. If you are chosen for an interview, the hiring team will reach out to you directly. Once the position is filled, other applicants will receive an email from us. Please note that we cannot respond to requests for application status and generally do not provide interim updates to applicants.
 
Under immediate supervision of the Community Reference Manager, is responsible for collaboratively planning and implementing business programming for the Library system, identifying and interpreting user needs, engaging the community and community groups to connect with and promote Library resources, extending outreach to the business community, and providing one-to-one training to the public and staff on Library resources. Provides in-depth, specialized business research assistance; seeks out, forms, and maintains relationships with the business community; participates in business resource collection development; and assists job seekers with resumes and job applications. Requirements include the ability to create and implement high-quality informational presentations and materials groups and individuals; and the ability to deal in an effective, empathetic and courteous manner with members of the public with varying skills and of all ages on a daily basis and with other Library staff members. Also requires effective project planning, intermediate computer skills, the demonstrated ability to work independently, and effective problem solving and critical thinking skills. Bilingual skills and strong facilitation skills preferred. Minimum requirements include Master’s in Library & Information Science, Business, or related field. Experience may substitute for education. Experience working in or knowledge of business, small business, or entrepreneurship. Salary: $42,676 plus excellent benefits. Full-time. This position is 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 2/20/2019

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Young Adult & Adult Services Librarian, Little Dixie Regional Libraries, Moberly, MO

Young Adult & Adult Librarian at Little Dixie Regional Libraries. Full-Time. Evenings and Saturdays occasionally.  Must be an energetic, team-oriented Youth Services Librarian with a strong public service commitment for adult services.  Provides library service and programming for and with young adults and adults.  Must be organized, able to lift book bags, push book carts, have customer service experience and ability to work independently. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required and experience in public libraries is necessary.  Please email resumes to director@little-dixie.lib.mo.us by March 1st, 2019. 

TITLE: Adult Services/Young Adult Librarian

HOURS/DAYS: Full-time, position-working 40 hours per week, combination of daytime and evening hours required. Schedule will be determined based on the needs of the department.

DEADLINE: Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to resumes received by
March 1, 2019.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS from an ALA accredited required; The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the public library’s role in the community and be knowledgeable about the current and future service and technology trends. Prior public library experience
necessary.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position heads the Adult Services/Young Adult Department,
which is responsible for general reader’s service, and programming to adults and young adults. Young adult service is loosely defined as those persons age 13 or older, recognizing that younger children use reference services also.

Duties include:

  • Provide reader’s advisory services and other desk services for all users.
  • Select YA materials
  • Provide assistance to customers using library equipment and computers.
  • Coordinate volunteer program.
  • Provide information services to general reading public, including reader’s advisory, displays, and special subject reference areas.
  • Coordinate programming for adults and young adults.
  • Prepare program statistics, reports, and other documents for department.
  • Prepare displays, and exhibits.
  • Aid and add input into adult and young adult collection development.
  • Act as liaison to Friends of the Library groups.
  • Maintain LDRL information calendar & publicize through a variety of means
  • E-reader trainer
  • Help promote library awareness and programs
  • Perform special duties as assigned by Director.
  • Maintain reading groups
  • Strong community commitment
  • Facilitate social media as needed
  • Radio interviews to promote events.
  • Monthly programs to senior center.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • MLS degree and library experience
  • Strong reference/reader’s advisory skills
  • Working knowledge of computer applications for library services.
  • Working knowledge of using library equipment and assistive devices.
  • Ability to apply principles of library science to solve practical problems
  • Ability to comprehend patron needs quickly and accurately
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff and public

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to push a loaded book truck weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, climb, balance, and sit
  • Ability to operate a keyboard at sufficient speed and typical office equipment, including computer hardware
  • Regularly required to talk and/or hear; use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Vision and hearing at or correctable to “normal ranges”
  • Occasionally required to attend off-site meetings.

Salary: Based on experience. Excellent health insurance, retirement and other benefits.

APPLICATION:
Please email resume to
director@little-dixie.lib.mo.us

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 660-263-4426 or email director@little-dixie.lib.mo.us

Little Dixie Regional Libraries is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to social, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Job posted 2/19/2019

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Library Director, Joplin Public Library, Joplin, MO

Choose Joplin Public Library (MO) – A thriving library in a thriving community! Join the Joplin Public Library as its next Library Director. The nine-member Board of Trustees seeks a smart, seasoned professional to lead the Library into its future from a stunning 57,000 sq. ft. contemporary library which opened in May 2017. Funded by $12 million federal grant, the Library is a destination offering current technologies in its new maker space, collaborative group spaces, and strong collections. The Library has an excellent staff with a strong customer service focus and a unique partnership with the Post Art Library, a privately endowed 501(c)3 not-for-profit housed in the public library, providing public access to arts-related resources and programs.  The Library operates on a $2.2 million annual budget with a committed staff of 17FTE. Key opportunities include creating and expanding external partnerships with local agencies and organizations, visioning and implementing a new strategic plan, and seeking new funding sources—including the possibility of a tax levy increase in the next two to three years.

Joplin is “A Thriving Community of Great Neighbors” and a crossroad of culture tucked away in the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri where Interstate 44, Interstate 49, and Historic Route 66 unite in an up- and-coming community. Joplin residents (50,175) enjoy small town living with big city amenities. The community boasts excellent public schools, health care, and four colleges and universities. There are also cultural and recreational amenities to explore including public art, arthouse cinemas, the Murphysburg Historic District, Shoal Creek, and many trails to enjoy beautiful southern Missouri. Joplin  has a low cost of living and an energized, vital Downtown blooms daily as artists, chefs and entrepreneurs invent new ways of resurrecting century-old structures. Enjoy historic preservation mixed with contemporary living. For more information on the Joplin Public Library and the City of Joplin, please see Joplin Links.

Responsibilities. The Library Director, under guidance of the Board of Trustees, develops and maintains the library service program meeting the needs of its constituents in the Joplin Public Library service area.  Through ensuring delivery of quality programs and services, the Director works closely with the Board and staff recommending and developing policies; developing and implementing the Strategic Plan; actively engaging in public relations and media opportunities; understanding community needs; actively participating in the Joplin community; understanding the funding structure and developing the annual operating budget; seeking and establishing collaborative partnership opportunities; staying abreast of industry trends; and creating and sustaining a positive work environment.

Qualifications. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of library experience with at least three years of administrative/supervisory experience; or equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to perform effectively the work required.  Essential skills include (1) knowledge of library principles, practices and trends through active professional development; (2) commitment to staying well-informed on legal, financial and other relevant issues dealing with Missouri public library law and general operations; (3) ability to analyze data and information for decision making, recommendations and preparing reports; (4) excellent verbal and written communication skills serving as the Library’s spokesperson; (4) an understanding of personnel management to lead an engaged and thriving staff; (5) initiative, awareness and vision in developing library services; and (6) skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff, elected and appointed officials and community leaders. Public library experience, including a successful track record reporting to a governing board and experience with a tax levy, are preferred qualifications.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $70,000 – 80,000 (dependent on qualifications) with a competitive benefits package. For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth BradburyThis position will close April 7, 2019.

Job posted 2/19/2019

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Technical Services Coordinator – Cass County Public Library

Working under the supervision of the Library Director, this position is responsible for coordinating daily technical services workflows including cataloging, processing, inter-library loan, and courier delivery. Also included are coordination of material and supply acquisition, weeding, donation sorting and inventory. This position actively works with other administrative staff in troubleshooting and analyzing best options for software, new formats and affordable vendor solutions to current workflows.

Primary assignment is to catalog library materials, coordinate processing, acquisition and delivery workflows and to provide inter-library loan services. This position supervises part-time staff performing assigned tasks.

This position provides a positive attitude, professional attitude and interacts with other employees in a friendly, courteous and respectful manner. This position also participates in and actively supports library, departmental and consortium goals and objectives.

Requirements include a Master of Library Science degree and 3 years supervisory experience in libraries or a related field plus some library technical experience, OR, an equivalent combination of specific library training or related education and experience. Click here for a full job description and to apply.
Salary: $19.15/hr. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). The position includes health insurance, vacation, sick, and holiday leave, and retirement through LAGERs. Applications may be emailed to ckessler@casscolibrary.org.
Posted 2/15/2019. Open until 3/8/2019.
Applications will be reviewed as received.

Job posted 2/15/2019

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Access Services and Resource Librarian, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO

Position Title: Access Services and Resource Librarian

Department: Library

Reports to: Director of Library Services

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary

The Access Services and Resource Librarian is a full-time position (approximately 40 hours per week) and serves as the primary support position for the Library Department’s technical services, print and electronic resources, and specialized library systems. This position requires a library technical background, experience with best practices, current, and emerging technologies in fields of library and information science, and strong customer service skills. This individual must possess the ability to successfully and positively interact with students, faculty, staff and visitors. This position reports to the Director of Library Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates access to and troubleshoots connectivity of electronic resources
  • Communicates with vendors and the Office of Information Technology to ensure persistent access to resources, including administrating EZ Proxy or other authentication methods
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate holdings and ensuring access to resources in EBSCO Discovery Service, Full-Text Finder, and other library vendor ERM systems and platforms
  • Manages the Library’s system services in coordination with MOBIUS, vendor technical services, and the Library Director including but not limited to set-up, implementation, and integration
  • Provides Library Director with database usage and circulation statistics on demand and for semi-annual and annual ROI analysis and other annual reports as needed
  • Maintains Course Reserves and communicates with faculty on a semester schedule to ensure accurate holdings and efficient workflow processes
  • Maintains the library’s DVD, technical equipment, and Student Life collections for checkout in the Pryor Learning Commons
  • Responsible for the Library’s fine and billing processes and oversees coordination with the Accounts Receivable Specialist to collect and distribute revenue
  • Promotes campus awareness of library services by means of programming, displays, and social media
  • Works with the Library Director and Faculty to develop online research guides that support the curriculum, resource instruction, and reference services  
  • Maintains and facilitates access to equipment for campus lecture recording and maintains the campus historical event recording collection
  • Oversees the digitization of materials for projects as identified by the Library Director utilizing specialized equipment and software
  • Creates and maintains policies and procedures in the areas of reserves, loan rules, document digitization, and other library services as needed
  • Oversees Pryor Learning Commons (PLC) information desk functions and ensures consistent staffing as needed
  • Provides supplemental support of technological services in collaboration with IT and Teaching & Learning Technologies to facilitate student access, Learning Management System (LMS) integrations, and printing services
  • Aids faculty, staff and students in locating and accessing information through print and electronic library resources using instruction processes put in place by the Library Director
  • Receives and interprets requests from patrons and uses interlibrary loan or other appropriate resources to deliver requested materials in a timely manner
  • Responsible for interlibrary loan processes and provides oversight for processing of materials for lending and borrowing both internally and externally
  • Oversees procedures for physical processing of library materials
  • Represents the library on regional automation committees and serves as the LMS manager and authority on automation issues
  • Actively participates in ongoing professional development opportunities relating to the field of Library and Information Science as well as opportunities specific to Jewell initiatives
  • Administers and develops the library’s website on the Stacks by EBSCO platform. Coordinates with the Stacks engineering team when necessary to resolve technical difficulties
  • Maintains a website best practices guide and trains other staff members and student workers to effectively use website functionality
  • Supervisory duties including hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising work of student employees

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Master’s Degree required; preferably with one-year post-graduate work in an area related to position responsibilities
  • MLA or MLIS from an ALA-Accredited Master’s program is desired
  • Three years previous library, information management, or information technology experience in a professional environment
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in new programming and outreach initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and a fundamental knowledge of scholarly resources
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a diverse and ever-changing professional academic environment

Working Conditions

  • Some lifting (up to 40 pounds) and moving of carts and equipment is required
  • This position requires a flexible schedule to meet library needs throughout the academic calendar cycle

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit the following documents via email to jobs@william.jewell.edu:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • William Jewell College application
  • Salary Requirements

The application can also be found on our website at http://www.jewell.edu/jobs.

Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:

William Jewell College
Office of Human Resources
500 College Hill Box 1017
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 415-6904

Availability
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. 

All final candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.  

Our Mission: We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought, and act with purpose.

William Jewell College 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 veteran status.

Job posted 2/14/2019

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Summer Reading Intern (Outreach Services), St. Charles City-County Library

Schedule varies, approximately 20 hours per week

General Administrative Office, St. Peters, MO

 Be a part of the team that makes one of most important library services of the year happen- Summer Reading!

Under the general direction of the Outreach Services Manager, interns will perform a variety of entry level duties related to the Summer Reading program.  The Intern will help plan, execute and document the Summer Reading program, including planning and implementing programming at summer camps, senior living facilities, and at risk-youth organizations throughout St. Charles County.  You will also assist with signing up individuals for the Summer Reading program at outreach locations, assisting at outreach events, registering participants, evaluating results for grant reporting, weekly Lunch @ the Library responsibilities, and other duties as assigned.  This position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of working in an office environment
  • Clerical skills and ability to use Microsoft Office and Google applications, with strong spreadsheet skills
  • Pleasant manner, patience, problem solving ability and dependability
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Education and experience:

  • At least one year of college completed
  • Strong interest in Library Science
  • Prior employment or volunteer experience in a library preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Reports to: Outreach Services Manager

Length of appointment: May- August 2019

Rate: $12.00 per hour. This position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! With an operating budget of over $19 million, our twelve library branches are located in some of the fastest growing communities in Missouri, and poised to grow right along with them. The future looks bright.  Join us!

For immediate consideration a cover letter and resume along with completed SCCCL Application can emailed to HR@stchlibrary.org, or mailed to SCCCL, Human Resources Department., P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376, by Monday, March 11, 2019

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.

2/8/19-3/11/19

Job posted 2/8/2019

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Executive Director, Mount Prospect Public Library, Mount Prospect, IL

The Board of Trustees of the Mount Prospect Public Library seeks a dedicated leader and manager to be Executive Director. The Mount Prospect Public Library is a mid-size, independent public library located about 20 miles northwest of Chicago in the Village of Mount Prospect, Illinois with one branch library. Do you have a passion for collaboration, community, public service, collections and learning? This is an exceptional opportunity to direct and lead a Chicago Tribune’s Chicagoland Top Workplace and be an active member and leader in the community.

The Director:
Communicates the library’s vision and role to the community and staff
Fosters an excellent work environment that attracts and retains dedicated staff
Ensures the Library’s strategic directions, goals and deadlines are fulfilled
Plans and coordinates the operation and administration of the Library
Responsible for fiscal management

Requires an individual with the following qualities:
Analytical and project management skills
Demonstrated coaching and mentorship
Demonstrated service approach
Enthusiasm for relationship building and engaging others inside and outside of the Library.
Excellent communication and writing skills
Demonstrated leadership
Strategic thinking

Required:
ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science
Progressively responsible management experience in public library. Minimum of seven years executive level experience

Compensation:
Salary $120,000/year (negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications)
IMRF position

To be considered for this position, please submit to the contact information below:
Letter of interest
Resume
Three professional references
One page statement of management philosophy
One page statement elaborating on your specific experience with public service, managing teams and groups, board and staff development
Respond to the following questions: What is motivating you to make a career change at this time? What do you find exciting about this opportunity at the Mount Prospect Public Library?

Please include your last name in the title of any attached files and MPPL in the subject line of your email.

Sylvia Fulk, President
Email: executivedirectorsearch@mppl.orgPosition is open until filled.

Job posted 2/7/2019

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Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

University of Missouri-St. Louis seeks an experienced, innovative individual to become the Associate Dean of Libraries.  This position reports to the Dean of Libraries. The candidate will possess strong interpersonal and demonstrated managerial skills, as the person in this position is responsible for the management and oversight of the day-to-day activities of the Thomas Jefferson Library. The Associate Dean of Libraries will develop and execute a vision to further the mission of the Library. S/he is charged with fostering an organizational climate based on respect, service, and teamwork, in which diversity, communication, and innovation thrive while effectively managing and enhancing the Library’s resources.

With nearly 17,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. The University is a diverse community of scholars that includes 2,000 dedicated faculty and staff and 100,000 alumni. The beautiful 470-acre campus is located in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan region and is the perfect place to advance your career in a traditional campus setting with all the big city benefits. The University of Missouri St. Louis Libraries include the Thomas Jefferson Library, which serves as the main research library for the Campus, and the prestigious St. Louis Mercantile Library, a special collections library that was founded in 1846 and specializes in Western Expansion, the history, development, and growth of the St. Louis region, and the American rail and river transportation experiences.

  Required:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing professional librarians and staff in an academic library. The candidate will have a record of demonstrated success in increasingly responsible positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and implement decisions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the preparation of reports, analysis of data, and creation and dissemination of policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in academic libraries and librarianship.

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, prioritize, and delegate across multiple departments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to managing multiple departments in an academic library.
  • Experience with library budgets and financial oversight.
  • Familiarity with library systems including integrated library systems, databases, and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse community.
  • A second Master’s degree.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise department heads for each Thomas Jefferson Library department including hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation.
  • Work closely with the Dean of Libraries to advocate for and promote the needs of the Thomas Jefferson Library.
  • Coordinate and support a team-oriented work environment that allows all employees to actively contribute to the successful operation of the Thomas Jefferson Library.
  • Serves as Acting Dean in absence of the Dean.
  • Oversee building maintenance and security issues in coordination with building security officers and campus facilities.
  • Promote and implement library goals.
  • Maintain an awareness of and respond appropriately to users issues, consulting with the Dean as needed.
  • General Reference and Public Service responsibilities (e.g., shifts at the Public Service Desk, collection development, etc.).
  • Oversee library wide committees.
  • Some travel and evening/weekend work may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.umsl.edu/services/hrs/careers/faculty.html

Attach a resume and cover letter addressing the duties and requirements of the position. Provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references.

This position is a 12 month non-tenure track faculty appointment.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2019.  The successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check.

If you have questions regarding this position, please email John Hoover, jhoover@umsl.edu.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Job posted 2/4/2019

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Summer Reading Intern (Adult and Youth Services), St. Charles City-County Library

Schedule varies, approximately 20 hours per week

General Administrative Office, St. Peters, MO

 Be a part of the team that makes one of most important library services of the year happen- Summer Reading!

Under the general direction of the Adult and Youth Services Managers, interns will perform various entry-level duties related to executing and documenting the Summer Reading Program.  Primary tasks include managing the participant database and assisting at library events across the county for adults, teens and children.  Interns will also help distribute materials to the District’s twelve branches, register participants, and report results to school districts, with other duties as assigned.

While interns will have regular weekly duties, they can also expect a fun and dynamic work atmosphere where they will meet new people and try new assignments each week.

Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of working in an office setting
  • Clerical skills and ability to use Microsoft Office and Google applications, with strong spreadsheet skills
  • Pleasant manner, patience, problem solving ability and dependability
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Education and experience:

  • At least one year of college completed
  • Strong interest in Library Science
  • Prior employment or volunteer experience in a library preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Reports to: Adult and Youth Services Managers

Length of appointment: May- August 2019

Rate: $12.00 per hour. This position is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! With an operating budget of over $19 million, our twelve library branches are located in some of the fastest growing communities in Missouri, and poised to grow right along with them. The future looks bright.  Join us!

For immediate consideration a cover letter and resume along with completed SCCCL Application can emailed to HR@stchlibrary.org, or mailed to SCCCL, Human Resources Department., P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376, by Monday, March 11, 2019

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.

2/1/19-3/11/19

Job posted 2/1/2019

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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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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.

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