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

Employment Opportunity

Youth Services Paraprofessional 
24 hours per week
Kisker Branch, St. Charles, MO

The Kisker Road Branch has an immediate opportunity for a part-time Paraprofessional working with all ages, especially Youth. As a Paraprofessional you will develop and present interesting and engaging classes and events, in the library or at outreach locations or public events. Public service duties include assisting customers in locating library materials and information, including basic reference questions, readers’ advisory, and using technology. You will also promote the library collection through the maintenance of attractive displays and community outreach. If amazing customer service and commitment to lifelong learning are your passions, this is an opportunity for you!

Requirements:

  • Ability to plan and present classes and events for a variety of ages, especially youth age 0-18
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong skills using library equipment and technology such as e-readers and mobile devices
  • A minimum of one-year experience in customer, public or library service
  • Experience working with youth is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience required

Schedule 1: Mon 10:30am-7:00pm, Tues 8:30am-5:00pm, Wed 9:00am-1:00pm, Thurs 9:00am-1:00pm (Every 6th Sat work 9:00am-5:00pm and off on Tues), Sun availability required

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

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! With an operating budget of over $21 million, our 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 return a SCCCL Application, a cover letter and resume to any branch, or emailed to HR@stchlibrary.org, or sent to SCCCL, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376 by the priority deadline of October 4, 2021. Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

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.
9/24/21-10/4/21

Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number: 135
Position Title: Paraprofessional
Salary Grade: 13
FLSA Classification: Nonexempt
Reports To: Branch Manager
Revision Date: 03/07/2019

Position Summary

Performs public service duties under limited supervision of a Librarian. Responsibilities may include assisting customers in locating library materials and basic information; providing customers with assistance using library technology and mobile devices; developing and presenting classes and events in the library or at outreach locations.

Essential Functions

  • Provide basic reference and reader advisory assistance to customers.
  • Respond to customer inquiries in-person, by phone, or online.
  • Plan and present a variety of classes or events for all ages.
  • Assist customers in using library materials and equipment.
  • Make presentations at community events and represent the library at outreach activities.

Duties

  • Greet and welcome customers.
  • Assist customers with library card accounts and circulation transactions.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and requests for information in-person, by phone, or online; may refer complex inquiries to a librarian.
  • Assist customers with room or event registration.
  • Assist customers with accessing digital library resources.
  • Assist customers with finding and reserving materials, including interlibrary loan.
  • Prepare and present engaging classes for adults, teens, or children at the library or at community outreach locations.
  • Merchandise and promote the collection at the library or at outreach locations.
  • Weed the collection as directed by a librarian.
  • Provide specialized services such as passport application acceptance.
  • Serve on District committees and complete special projects as assigned.

Skills

  • Knowledge of general library operations and principles.
  • Knowledge of reference interview and research techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and host interesting and engaging classes and events.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Skill using technology such as an automated catalog, computers, and mobile devices.
  • Skills using Microsoft Office and Google products.
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform duties with high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to interact pleasantly and positively with customers and staff, and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to exercise initiative to achieve established goals and directives.

Essential Physical Abilities – Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability to lift materials and move book carts weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Ability to reach high or low to retrieve and return materials to shelves and move through aisles.
  • Sufficient vision to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  • Sufficient mobility to load and drive library vehicle to outreach locations for classes and events.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience.

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Posted September 24, 2021.

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

Employment Opportunity

 Paraprofessional 
24 hours per week
Cliff View Branch, Wentzville, MO

We have an immediate opportunity for a part-time Paraprofessional working with all ages at our Cliff View branch. As a Paraprofessional you will develop and present interesting and engaging classes and events, in the library or at outreach locations or events. Public service duties include assisting customers in locating library materials and information, including basic reference questions, readers’ advisory, and using technology. You will also promote the library collection through the maintenance of attractive displays and community outreach.

If amazing customer service and commitment to lifelong learning are your passions, this is an opportunity for you!

Requirements:

  • Ability to plan and present classes and events for a variety of ages
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong skills using library equipment and technology such as e-readers and mobile devices
  • A minimum of one-year experience in customer, public or library service
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience required
  • Experience working with youth is preferred

Schedule: Tues 9:00am- 1:00pm, Wed 9:00am-1:00pm, Thurs 9:00am- 1:00pm, Fri 9:00am-1:00pm and Sat 9:00am-5:00pm

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

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! With an operating budget of over $21 million, our 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 return a SCCCL Application, a cover letter and resume to any branch, or emailed to HR@stchlibrary.org, or sent to SCCCL, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376 by the priority deadline of October 4, 2021. Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

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.
9/24/21-10/4/21

Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number:   135
Position Title:              Paraprofessional
Salary Grade:               13
FLSA Classification:     Nonexempt
Reports To:                  Branch Manager
Revision Date:             03/07/2019

Position Summary

Performs public service duties under limited supervision of a Librarian.  Responsibilities may include assisting customers in locating library materials and basic information; providing customers with assistance using library technology and mobile devices; developing and presenting classes and events in the library or at outreach locations.

Essential Functions

  • Provide basic reference and reader advisory assistance to customers.
  • Respond to customer inquiries in-person, by phone, or online.
  • Plan and present a variety of classes or events for all ages.
  • Assist customers in using library materials and equipment.
  • Make presentations at community events and represent the library at outreach activities.

Duties

  • Greet and welcome customers.
  • Assist customers with library card accounts and circulation transactions.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and requests for information in-person, by phone, or online; may refer complex inquiries to a librarian.
  • Assist customers with room or event registration.
  • Assist customers with accessing digital library resources.
  • Assist customers with finding and reserving materials, including interlibrary loan.
  • Prepare and present engaging classes for adults, teens, or children at the library or at community outreach locations.
  • Merchandise and promote the collection at the library or at outreach locations.
  • Weed the collection as directed by a librarian.
  • Provide specialized services such as passport application acceptance.
  • Serve on District committees and complete special projects as assigned.

Skills

  • Knowledge of general library operations and principles.
  • Knowledge of reference interview and research techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and host interesting and engaging classes and events.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Skill using technology such as an automated catalog, computers, and mobile devices.
  • Skills using Microsoft Office and Google products.
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform duties with high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to interact pleasantly and positively with customers and staff, and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to exercise initiative to achieve established goals and directives.

Essential Physical Abilities – Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Ability to reach high or low to retrieve and return materials to shelves and move through aisles.
  • Sufficient vision to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  • Sufficient mobility to load and drive library vehicle to outreach locations for classes and events.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience.

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Posted September 24, 2021.

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Carpenter Regional Youth Services Supervisor, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library’s Carpenter Region is seeking a Regional Youth Services Supervisor. Our ideal candidate has experience working with youth in a variety of settings, a youth-centered customer service mindset, and experience leading teams to achieve outcomes.  The person in this role will provide leadership for Youth Services staff across the region. The Youth Services Supervisor is someone who is organized, detail-oriented, and is able to lead a team. The role requires someone who can manage numerous projects at once and act as an ambassador for the library during programs and outreach activities. This position advances the Library’s mission as a forward thinking and customer-centered public library by ensuring high-quality and equitable youth programs and services that meet the diverse needs of children and youth in St. Louis.

In this role you will:

  • Supervise and provide daily leadership/guidance for Youth Services staff, Homework Helpers, and teen volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain working relations with schools and other community organizations to promote library services to students, teachers and caregivers.
  • Maintain a knowledge of the Library’s collections and resources, and connect youth and caregivers to meaningful resources.
  • Develop high-quality and relevant programming for youth, and support Youth Services staff in doing so.
  • Represent the Library at outreach events in the community.
  • Work with Youth Services staff to create a welcoming environment for youth.
  • Encourage children to be inquisitive and try new activities and opportunities.
  • Connect the library to community resources that support youth learning experiences
  • Support youth and caregivers with resources and learning opportunities to nurture young minds and develop reading fundamentals.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Able to balance the big picture with the day-to-day needs of Youth Services.
  • Able to develop staff and hold them accountable to expectations.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
  • Familiar with Zoom and Google Meet platforms and capable of running online programs.
  • Able to speak publicly in order to execute unique and exciting programs.
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of public libraries and making a difference in our community.
  • A dedicated professional who shares a genuine love of working with children and teens, with a passion for building a love of reading and lifelong learning.   
  • An innovative individual who is inspired about empowering children to become  creative critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers and skillful researchers.
  • Committed to serving St. Louis Public Library’s diverse customer base and developing your own cultural awareness 

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Education, or related field; Master’s in Library Science preferred.
  • At least two years of related experience; management experience preferred.
  • Experience working with children in a professional setting.
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong technical skills and an understanding of how technology can be incorporated into learning opportunities.

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $40,700
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Hours for this position are:

Monday and Thursday 11:15-8:15, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30-5:30, alternating Friday and Saturday 8:30-5:30. Hours subject to change.

About SLPL: 

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library. 

About Carpenter Library:

  • Originally built in 1927, Carpenter Library has been renovated and expanded at its original location.
  • We are the second-busiest library in the system
  • Offers public services on one level
  • 1 computer lab (holds 14 computers and two copiers)
  • 1 large meeting room and 4 study rooms, as well as a mezzanine area

About the neighborhood:

Carpenter serves a very diverse population, including the neighborhoods of Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Benton Park, Benton Park West, and Dutchtown. It recently celebrated its 94th anniversary in its current location (although the building has been expanded and renovated since it opened in 1927). Our collections reflect the diversity of our community, as do our programs and services. We have a very robust youth services department, who connect with our community via outreach and popular in-person programming.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and submit both your cover letter and your resume. Thank you!

Posted September 24, 2021.

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Director of Central Services, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Be the advocate, catalyst, and curator for the premier cultural destination in downtown St. Louis—the recognized center of the arts, culture, and research for the City and region— Central Library! The St. Louis Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and engaged leader for Central Library to advance our primary mission as a progressive and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. The Director of Central Services (DCS) reports to the Chief Public Services Officer and works in tandem with the Director of Neighborhood Services and the Director of Customer Experience. These four positions are responsible for providing excellent, effective, and efficient library services to our customers, and function as key members of the Library’s administrative team to realize the Library’s Strategic Plan.

St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) is a true urban library and independent political subdivision of the state of Missouri, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region—the City of St. Louis.  With an increasingly diverse population of 310,000 (at the core of a metropolitan population of 2.85 million), the City has world-class cultural and recreational assets, but is also challenged with pockets of deep urban poverty and decline, high illiteracy rates, and low public education attainment, often existing in close proximity to great wealth and privilege. The Library is a vital bridge between those worlds. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service to this community, a large and varied collection, and a diverse staff of 400.  Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous annual investment in technology to provide state-of-the-art services. The Library operates 16 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles—and they range from magnificent Central Library–one of the world’s great public libraries—to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities.  St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission.   All St. Louis residents live within 1.7 miles of a library. With a 2020 budget of $28 million, the Library enjoys the support of an active and influential Foundation underwriting many programs and services.

Director of Central Services Responsibilities. Central Library is at the heart of St. Louis Public Library. An architectural masterpiece by renowned architect Cass Gilbert, renovated and restored during a three-year construction project costing $70 million, the nationally award-winning result reopened to the public in 2012. Today’s Central Library offers rich historical and digital resources as well as attractive popular collections and services. Central Library itself houses nearly three million items, and the DCS is also responsible for a remote storage facility located a few blocks from Central Library that houses an additional two million items. The DCS supervises a staff of 73, including ten managerial staff and seven librarians, and is responsible for not only managing but motivating and developing this staff. This position offers the chance to help grow and develop new visions for public librarianship from a strong tradition and extraordinary history.  The Library is looking for someone who wants to be part of and help create a strong culture of collegiality and partnership, and who believes a public library can only be truly excellent when its entire staff is proud of their mission and performance and enjoys their work.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in Library Science (or its equivalent in education and/or experience) and three years of positive and successful experience managing in a museum or a multiple-location library system, coordinating and balancing library operations, assuring excellence and uniformity of service. Additional desired skills and experience include a high level of experience in staff development, team-building, and accountability; a history of motivating high performance, implementing fair standards and resources, and thoughtfully evaluating staff; knowledge of how to draw in new users, particularly in an urban setting; experience in strategic institutional planning and project management; the ability to plan and communicate decisions clearly; to know when consensus is beneficial and when to drive decisions; familiarity with fiscal management and budgeting; knowledge of trends, best practices, and innovations in library services; and excellent writing and speaking skills.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $95,000 – $115,000, with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications. The salary accompanies an attractive benefits package that includes potential relocation assistance.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and submit both your cover letter and your resume before the closing date of October 15, 2021. Thank you!

Posted September 24, 2021.

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Buder Regional Youth Services Supervisor, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library’s Buder Region is seeking a Regional Youth Services Supervisor. Our ideal candidate has experience working with youth in a variety of settings, a youth-centered customer service mindset, and experience leading teams to achieve outcomes.  The person in this role will provide leadership for Youth Services staff across the region. The Youth Services Supervisor is someone who is organized, detail-oriented, and is able to lead a team. The role requires someone who can manage numerous projects at once and act as an ambassador for the library during programs and outreach activities. This position advances the Library’s mission as a forward thinking and customer-centered public library by ensuring high-quality and equitable youth programs and services that meet the diverse needs of children and youth in St. Louis.

In this role you will:

  • Supervise and provide daily leadership/guidance for Youth Services staff, Homework Helpers, and teen volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain working relations with schools and other community organizations to promote library services to students, teachers and caregivers.
  • Maintain a knowledge of the Library’s collections and resources, and connect youth and caregivers to meaningful resources.
  • Develop high-quality and relevant programming for youth, and support Youth Services staff in doing so.
  • Represent the Library at outreach events in the community.
  • Work with Youth Services staff to create a welcoming environment for youth.
  • Encourage children to be inquisitive and try new activities and opportunities.
  • Connect the library to community resources that support youth learning experiences
  • Support youth and caregivers with resources and learning opportunities to nurture young minds and develop reading fundamentals.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Able to balance the big picture with the day-to-day needs of Youth Services.
  • Able to develop staff and hold them accountable to expectations.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
  • Familiar with Zoom and Google Meet platforms and capable of running online programs.
  • Able to speak publicly in order to execute unique and exciting programs.
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of public libraries and making a difference in our community.
  • A dedicated professional who shares a genuine love of working with children and teens, with a passion for building a love of reading and lifelong learning.   
  • An innovative individual who is inspired about empowering children to become  creative critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers and skillful researchers.
  • Committed to serving St. Louis Public Library’s diverse customer base and developing your own cultural awareness 

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Education, or related field; Master’s in Library Science preferred.
  • At least two years of related experience; management experience preferred.
  • Experience working with children in a professional setting.
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong technical skills and an understanding of how technology can be incorporated into learning opportunities.

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $40,700
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Hours for this position are:

Mon 11:45 – 8:15; Tues 11:45 – 8:15; Wed 8:45-5:15, Thur  8:45-5:15, Alternating Fri & Sat 8:45-5:15.   Hours are subject to change.

About SLPL: 

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library. 

About Buder Library:

  • Originally built in 1922. Buder Library has moved twice since its original location.
  • 40,000 square feet
  • Offers public services on four levels
  • Collection size is 90,000 (includes juvenile and adult materials)
  • 1 computer lab (holds 16 computers and one copier)
  • 3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one smaller conference room, and a multipurpose room)

About the neighborhood:

Buder is part of the St. Louis Hills neighborhood, a neighborhood situated in the southwest area of St. Louis. In 2018 Buder celebrated its 20-year anniversary in the current location. The neighborhood is primarily older adults and young families and was originally marketed in the 1930s as “Country living in the City.”  St. Louis Hills is an active community with a supportive neighborhood association, the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association (SLHNA). SLHNA “encourages activity and participation in all aspects of community living.”

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and submit both your cover letter and your resume. Thank you! 

Posted September 23, 2021.

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Manager of Customer Service, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Manager of Customer Service with leadership and management experience to join our team. Our ideal candidate is someone who is innovative and engaged to help us move forward with our primary mission as a progressive and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. The Manager of Customer Service is organized, innovative, enthusiastic, and understands the importance of collaboration. The role requires decision-making with regard to circulation and remote reference policy, procedure, training, and day-to-day work.

In this role you will:

  • Assist in overseeing the daily workflow and operation of the Customer Services and Info Services (remote reference) department, ensuring that customers and staff are provided with helpful, accurate information by phone and via other remote methods and that daily work is completed correctly and efficiently.
  • Manage staff, including hiring, training, assigning work, evaluation, and potential discipline.
  • Develop and present training to groups and individuals on policies and procedures.
  • Handle escalated customer contacts with compassion, grace, and authority.
  • Motivate and coach staff to embrace change and efficiency while upholding the library’s mission, strategic plan, and policies.
  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues and vendors.
  • Assist in the development of circulation policies and procedures.
  • Analyze various metrics to determine the performance and future of the library’s customer services.

You’ll need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Strategic about engaging staff to meet and exceed department goals.
  • Able to see the big picture and promote consistency and excellence of service in a customer-first environment.
  • Knowledgeable about the circulation functions of ILS software, and capable of quickly learning more.
  • Familiar with trends in information services and circulation, and able to determine which might be effective at SLPL.
  • Capable of effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of staff and external colleagues.
  • Capable of leading team meetings and system-wide committees.
  • Flexible, positive, and willing to work with staff and colleagues to successfully overcome challenges.
  • Organized, detail-oriented,  and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.

You’ll need to have:

  • A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university and two years of experience in library circulation.
  • One year of management experience.
  • Strong writing, and speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • The ability to de-escalate customer situations and find the best outcome for the customer while upholding library policy

You’ll receive:

  • Competitive salary beginning at $54,100 per year
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional development

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis.  With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff.  Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles.  These range from our magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities.  St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission.  Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

This position will work in the heart of the St. Louis Public Library system in the library administration building. Located in Downtown West, the administration building is next door to the renowned Central Library, an architectural masterpiece designed by Cass Gilbert, and steps from all the shops, restaurants, and entertainment that downtown St. Louis has to offer.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and submit both your cover letter and your resume. Thank you!

Posted September 23, 2021.

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Library Associate III – Reference & Adult Services, Kirkwood Public Library, Kirkwood, MO

Kirkwood Public Library
September 2021
FLSA Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt

Position:  Library Associate III – Reference & Adult Services

Reports to: Director of Adult & Community Services

Job Purpose: Answer questions from the public by researching and citing articles and wowing them with the data you find. Know all the best places to find answers to questions. Provide education and training to the public through events you plan with community partners and other librarians. If you can do this while providing amazing customer service, we’d love to hear from you.

Current Schedule is Tuesdays 8:45AM – 5:15PM, Wednesdays 8:45AM – 12:45PM, Thursdays 5:15PM – 9:15PM, Fridays 8:45AM – 5:15PM, every other Sunday 12:45PM – 5:15PM

Skills & Tasks:

  • Run the Reference Desk (i.e. opening, closing). Assist our community with a range of information needs & questions, including use of our library catalog, public computers, databases, and making reading suggestions. If we don’t have what they need? Help them find it another way!
  • Get certified as a passport agent through training from the Department of State, and help people meet their travel goals & needs. You must meet all the requirements of becoming a passport acceptance agent.
  • Develop, organize, and present events in the Library and in the community that represent all backgrounds.
  • Assist in the selection of books, movies, music, etc to be added to the library’s collection. Assist in retiring items that may be in poor condition or replace things that need to be updated.
  • Marketing! At small libraries we create our own buzz! Blogs! Listicles! Do you know Canva or want to learn? Awesome, you’ll hop right in creating flyers and digital content to post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…you name it, we’ve got it.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (this could be jumping in to help customer service, home borrowing services, collecting data at programs, and more!).

Qualifications:

  1. Required: previous library or customer service experience.
  2. Professional level internet searching skills & curiosity to find the right answer
  3. The ability to help others use Windows computers, not just know how to use them yourself
  4. Strong customer service skills; communicate with the public in a professional manner in person and over the phone
  5. Willingness and ability to learn new technologies available in the library and the ability to translate that knowledge to the public and other staff members
  6. Ability to manage projects and events on your own (includes creating, promoting, facilitating, evaluating)
  7. Ability to complete tasks with or without reasonable accommodations.

Benefits: The library provides vacation, sick, and civic leave for part-time employees after one year of service.

For the full job description email mlambert@kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org. Please submit 3 references with phone numbers.

Posted September 21, 2021.

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Cataloging Librarian, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Discovery Services Manager, the Cataloging Librarian must be excited to work in a dynamic urban public library environment; know and apply cataloging metadata theories and practices; use diverse technologies; and oversee communication with cataloging and processing vendors.

Duties

Reporting to the Discovery Services Manager, the duties of this position include:

  • Managing and performing day-to-day cataloging operations.
  • Acting as team leader or project manager for special projects as assigned.
  • Knowing, developing, and documenting cataloging and processing specifications for outsourcing and internal application.
  • Participating in metadata management for both the ILS and OPAC, ensuring accuracy and consistency.
  • Helping develop local cataloging practices within national and professional standards and practices.
  • Serving the department and library as the main cataloging contact for information and issues resolution.
  • Maintaining appropriate vendor relationships and communicating with them effectively.

Qualifications

The requirements of this position include:

  • Strong understanding of MARC, DDC, & RDA cataloging standards.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrating moderate to advanced knowledge of ILS & intermediate computer skills; willingness to expand knowledge.
  • Demonstrating working knowledge of metadata.
  • Demonstrating strong problem-solving skills.
  • Possessing strong attention to detail.
  • Displaying good decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Minimum qualifications include:
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred
    • Two years cataloging experience or other relevant experience required, in a professional position preferred.
    • These requirements may also be met by an equivalent combination of education, work experience, and life experience

Other Things You Should Know

This is a full-time exempt position.  Starting salary range DOQ at $45,706. Position open until filled. Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. This position may be classified as a Librarian or a Senior Librarian depending on the qualifications of the selected individual.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at www.kclibrary.org/jobs . Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Posted September 21, 2021.

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Research Librarian/Acquisitions, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

   JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Research Librarian/Acquisitions
DEPARTMENT: B.D. Owens Library
REPORTS TO: Assistant Library Director, Information Services
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EMPLOYMENT TERMS: 12-month position

PRIMARY DUTY: The Research Librarian / Acquisitions position is a highly collaborative, service-oriented position. The primary responsibility is the acquisition of library materials in all formats for the University’s libraries. This position contributes to instruction and research assistance services which includes some evening and weekend hours.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Coordinates acquisition of all library material types. Tasks include but are not limited to: searching bibliographic databases; creating; preparing purchase orders and transmitting orders electronically.
  2. Processes invoices and subscription renewals; partners with the Assistant Library Director, Information Services to monitor expenditures to ensure that funds are encumbered at an appropriate rate; reviews allocation of funds according to subject area and reports current budget allocation status; manages the yearly fiscal close.
  3. Organize and coordinate RFP/bid process with the University Purchasing Department and Assistant Library Director, Information Services for library materials, including researching possible vendors, assessing and determining RFP specifications, and evaluating proposals to select vendors.
  4. Maintains vendor files and contacts; monitors vendor information; facilitates contact with vendors in relation to ordering, claiming, report generation, and record supply.
  5. Provides statistical, financial, and evaluative reports to library administration as scheduled or requested.
  6. Collaborate in the processing of all library material types.
  7. Perform database maintenance using the integrated library system
  8. Serve as library liaison to specific schools and disciplines.
  9. Effectively assist patrons with their information needs through personalized face-to-face and virtual research services.
  10. Provide library instruction to a variety of courses.
  11. Serve on library, institutional, and consortium working groups as necessary including maintenance to ILS records for cluster-wide projects.
  12. Collaborates with team members to screen, interview, hire, schedule, train, develop, and evaluate student employees.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master’s degree in related/appropriate field

Certification/License:

Experience: Acquisitions or cataloging experience; experience with an integrated library automation system (Innovative Interfaces experience preferred); understanding of classification of all formats of library material using Dewey Decimal and MARC records

Skills: Strong record keeping, customer service, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; strong analytical abilities; ability to communicate and work well with students, faculty, staff, and vendor representatives; ability to learn to enter brief catalog records; ability to work in a team environment; ability to understand and implement policies and procedures; strong attention to detail to recognize and edit discrepancies in detailed information; demonstrate strong organizational and collaborative skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work within a library setting. Requires availability to work 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and including a weekly evening shift and the possibility of additional hours as needed. Must be able to move throughout the library to provide research assistance and across campus to provide library instruction.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise student employees

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical abilities include ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds manually or with the assistance of mechanical leverage, ability to traverse flights of stairs throughout the day, walking, standing, pushing, reaching, and grasping

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’s website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.

Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.

Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.

SALARY:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled

DATE AVAILABLE: October 1, 2021

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email bbadger@nwmissouri.edu for more information.

This job description is not a contract of employment. Unless otherwise agreed in writing signed by the Board of Regents and subject to any applicable law, all University employees are employed on an at-will basis. Northwest Missouri State University reserves the right to alter the job description at any time without notice. Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted September 20, 2021.

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Assistant Manager, Julia Davis Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library

St. Louis Public Library is seeking an Assistant Manager with leadership and management experience to join our management team. This position will play a critical role in shaping the future of the Julia Davis Library and the Library. Our ideal candidate is someone who is innovative and engaged to help us move forward with our primary mission as a forward thinking and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. The Assistant Manager is someone who is enthusiastic, understands the importance of collaboration, and is skilled at inspiring a talented team. This position assists in the direct supervision of staff at the largest and busiest Regional Library. The role will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, quality programming, and effective outreach.

In this role you will:

  • Assist in the daily operation of a busy regional library including circulation, reference advisory, technology assistance, programming, and outreach
  • Resolve customer complaints
  • Assist in staff supervision, including the hiring, training, scheduling, assigning, evaluation, and potential discipline of staff
  • Motivate and coach staff through effective communication and embracing change.
  • Work with librarians and managers system-wide to develop and execute strong public services.
  • Assist in the development of system policies and strategic plans.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Strategic about engaging staff to meet and exceed library goals.
  • Able to see the big picture and promote system-wide consistency and excellence of service.
  • Capable of effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Flexible, positive, and willing to work with customers and staff to successfully resolve problems.

You will need to have:

  • A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university; or
  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience in public libraries.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.

You will get:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $49,300/year
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional development

Hours for this position are:

Current schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:40am – 8:10pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:40 AM – 5:10 PM; alternating Friday & Saturdays 8:40 AM – 5:10 PM. Some Sundays 1-5pm.  Hours subject to change.

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis.  With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff.  Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles.  These range from our magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities.  St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission.  Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About the Julia Davis Library:

  • Originally opened in 1974 at 4666 Natural Bridge Avenue.  The branch was relocated to a brand new facility at its present location in September 1991.
  • The Library broke with tradition by dedicating the branch in 1991 in honor of a living person, local educator and activist Dr. Julia Davis.
  • 15,000 square foot facility with 2 meeting spaces (one auditorium & one computer lab)
  • Collection size approximation is 50,000 (includes juvenile, adult, and audio-visual materials)
  • Branch houses the Julia Davis African American Collection

About the neighborhood:

The Julia Davis Branch is located north and slightly west of Downtown St. Louis City on Natural Bridge Avenue, a major thoroughfare in North St. Louis.  The library is within the Penrose neighborhood.  The Julia Davis Branch has a special connection to the community it serves.  In 1961, local educator and activist Dr. Julia Davis donated funds for the creation of the Julia Davis African American Collection.  This collection explores the unique contributions of African American literature, history, and culture.  Her initial contributions have been carried on by the St. Louis Public Library and today feature more than 3,000 items, including biographies, literature, music, and films.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and submit both your cover letter and your resume. Thank you!

Posted September 17, 2021.

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Branch Manager, Scenic Regional Library, Union, MO

Scenic Regional Library is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, Branch Manger’s position at its Union location.

The Branch Manager is responsible for daily operations at the branch including supervising, training, and scheduling staff, providing information and services, and modeling customer service. They ensure that all staff is providing exemplary service to library patrons. The branch manager serves as a liaison between their branch and the community by reaching out to area organizations and promoting the library and its services.

The Union branch is a 17,000 square foot facility, serving a population size of 11,475, with an annual circulation of 98,000 items. This position manages a staff of 4.5 FTE.

Candidates must possess a MLIS degree. Supervisory experience and Public Library experience is required. Must be willing to work evenings and weekend with the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Starting salary of $50,000.00 with a 5% increase after six months due to pension plan enrollment. Includes benefits of paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, employer provided health, dental and life insurance, and short-term disability.

Application can be mailed or hand delivered to Scenic Regional Library 251 Union Plaza Drive, Union, MO 63084 or scanned and emailed to employment@scenicregional.org.

Deadline: Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

If you have applied for positions with the library in the past, please re-apply; we will only consider new applications for this position.

Posted September 13, 2021.

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Regional Library Administrator, Carroll and Madison Library System, Berryville, AR

The Carroll and Madison Library System is seeking a full time Regional Library Administrator to oversee the progress of six public libraries in Carroll and Madison Counties in Northwest Arkansas. MLIS from an ALA accredited school required. Minimum 5 years of supervisory and administrative roles, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities include budgeting, working with library boards, managing funds, weekly deliveries to libraries, and administrating the use of Atriuum ILS.

Annual salary is $42,900. Benefits include 100% paid health insurance, APERS matching retirement, accrual of 7 hours sick leave per month, and 35 hours vacation after 1 year of employment. Start date is September 20, but negotiable.

Application packets available at all Carroll and Madison Public Libraries and www.camals.org. Applications, cover letters, and resumes are due October 1, 2021, to:

Martha Fargo
Carroll County Library Board
106 Spring Street
Berryville, AR  72616

Or

admin@camals.org

The Carroll and Madison County Library System and Carroll County are equal opportunity employers.

Posted September 13, 2021.

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Catalog Librarian, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University (located in St. Louis, MO), a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service, is seeking applicants for the position of Catalog Librarian in the Collection Management Services Department of Pius XII Memorial Library. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collection Management Services, the person in this position will work collaboratively with other Collection Management Services staff and faculty to support the teaching, learning, and research mission of Saint Louis University by providing efficient, thorough, and accurate access to the Library’s holdings in a variety of formats and languages. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, forward-thinking, detail-oriented, committed to equity and diversity, and demonstrate the ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely and independent manner.

Rank: Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment.

Salary/Benefits: Minimum salary $48,000.
Attractive benefits including retirement program, insurance, tuition remission, vacation, and holidays.

Characteristic Duties:
• Perform tasks associated with cataloging, database maintenance and authority work
• Serve as a resource regarding cataloging policies and practices
• Participate in the activities of the department, library, and university by serving on committees and planning teams, and performing other duties and projects as needed
• Stay abreast of relevant trends, new products/tools, and professional practices and contribute to the profession

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program
• Minimum of 1-2 years’ relevant experience in a library or other cultural heritage institution or relevant cataloging/metadata coursework completed in LIS program
• Reading or bibliographic knowledge of German, Italian, Spanish, and/or French
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with all levels of staff
• Demonstrated interest in professional development
• Demonstrated service orientation
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with an integrated library system such as Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra (preferably cataloging and/or acquisitions modules)
• Familiarity with MARC21, AACR2R, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Library of Congress Classification
• Familiarity with tools such as OCLC Connexion and/or WorldShare, RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, and Classification Web
• Familiarity with the NAF (National Authority File) and the creation of name authority records
• Experience using collaborative and office productivity tools such as Google Drive, MS Office, etc.

For more information and to apply with a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation visit https://www.slu.edu/working-at-slu.php (Requisition # 2021-02903). Rolling review begins Monday, August 23, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted August 25, 2021

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

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

Job Duties include advocate for the library in all settings, communicate effectively with board of
trustees regarding all operations and initiatives, provide strategic leadership for the
coordination and management of library services, seek external funding in support of strategic
library initiatives, oversee the daily management of the library, and cultivate and sustain an
organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth and responsibility.

General Qualifications require a college degree, minimum of three to five years of
demonstrated administration experience, broad knowledge of library objectives, functions,
procedures/techniques, broad computer knowledge with ability to manage Library’s technology
services, supervisory skills, proactive attitude, and experience building and maintaining
community partnerships.

Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter,
current resume, and complete contact information for three references to the Board of Trustees
at kforest2009@hotmail.com Applications being accepted through September 30, 2021 or until
position is filled.

Posted August 2, 2021

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