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Circulation Manager – The Library Center, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Circulation Manager J
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $36,337.60 annually
The Library Center is responsible for nearly 30% of the districts total circulation. This amounts to
between 60,000 and 70,000 books, CDs, and DVDs per month. The Library Center nearly 50,000
visitors per month. Nearly every visitor to the Library Center passes the circulation desk and often
starts their visit by asking for assistance at the Circulation Department.
This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work
any hours the library branch is open. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as
necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of
Greene County.
This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.
Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity.
Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.
Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the
Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment
Applications may be found online at then follow the link provided for this Job Posting.
Complete application and submit transcript (download under the tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.


Job posted 11/14/2019.

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Youth Services Librarian – Maplewood Public Library, St. Louis, MO

General Description: Performs work of a public service nature requiring knowledge of the operation of the library and the exercise of independent judgment. Responsible for all aspects of children’s services for the library: selection and cataloging of materials, planning and presentation of children’s programs.
Position is responsible for services to children from babies to young adults and their families and
caregivers. All work is performed in accordance with library policies and procedures. Reports to the
Library Director. Work schedule includes regular evening and weekend shifts.

Essential Duties:
1. Plan, organize, publicize and present library programs for children.
2. Select and catalog books and other materials for circulation by the library.
3. Meet with school and community groups and organizations serving children.
4. Attend meetings and workshops on job-related topics.
Marginal Duties:
1. Orient patrons in the use of the library.
2. Circulate items to patrons.
3. Assist in reference service, handle inquiries and complaints.
4. Staff the circulation desk, take in fines and fees, answer the telephone, maintain orderly patron
behavior in the library.
5. Assist in opening and closing the library.
6. Perform related duties as assigned.
7. In absence of director, perform duties as Head of Library.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to maintain a post at circulation desk for extended periods of time, to lift 25 pounds, to read
English, to use a telephone, to do simple arithmetic involving currency and dates, to convey information from patrons in person and by telephone.

Education and Qualifications:
A Master’s in Library Sciences from an ALA accredited program is preferred. At least two years of
experience working with children; experience in creating and participating in Summer Reading Programs
preferred. Knowledge of library working conditions, policies and procedures, general knowledge of
reference tools and library technology.

The hiring salary range is $43,000 – $46,000 depending on qualifications. Benefits include LAGERS,
Medical, and Dental Insurance through the City of Maplewood.

To apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, and completed employment application to Library Director Kathy
Condon-Boettcher at
Deadline: Friday, December 6 at 5:00 pm.

Job posted 11/14/2019.

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Adjunct Instruction Librarian, Part-time – St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

Provides library reference instruction for students, staff and community users.

Evaluates materials for addition to and withdrawal from the library collection.
Consults with classroom faculty on the integration of library resources in the learning process.
Assists faculty in materials selection to support the curriculum.
Assists in the maintenance of the library instruction materials and collection.
Keeps current with the resources offered on the libraries website.
May plan, organize, and teach credit courses in library and information studies.
May participate in the evaluation of library policies and procedures and assess library instruction impact.
May participate in department committee work.
May assist with other library functional areas.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library/Information Science, or its equivalent.
Applicants please apply

Job posted 11/13/2019.

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Public Services Manager – Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO

Have you ever been frustrated because you can’t see through a smudged window? Or tried to see where you were going on a really foggy day? Have you ever tripped over a toy in a darkened room in the night? For you, these eyesight challenges may be temporary, but for others they are not. Would you like to help people who happen to have a print disability, whether they can’t see at all, can only see blurry images, can’t hold a book steady, or can’t make the letters stop dancing across the page due to an organic challenge? If so, do we have a deal for you!!!

Wolfner Talking Books and Braille Library is looking for an energetic, positive MLS degreed librarian to take the lead of six fantastic readers’ advisors and one tech spec. Together, this team provides excellent customer service to 9,000 citizens of Missouri that count on Wolfner to provide audio, braille and large print books. This librarian will help run the library as part of the management team. So, if you are ready for a big job that really makes a difference, complete your application at

Job posted 11/8/2019.

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Volunteer Services and Recording Studio Manager – Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO

Like people? Like books? Like technology? Want to get paid for putting those three ingredients together? Wolfner Talking Books and Braille Library is looking for that special sparkplug that will oversee our volunteer program of narrators, monitors and reviewers that record books by Missouri authors, books set in Missouri or books about Missouri. The Volunteer Services and Recording Studio Manager and a team of two technicians will work together in our suite and recording booth to record books to make available to print impaired citizens of Missouri.
If you are a people person and can learn the technology or are a people person who knows the technology, please complete your application found at

Job posted 11/8/2019.

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Director of Central Library 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—The Central Library! The St. Louis Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and engaged leader for Central Library services to advance our primary mission as a progressive and customer- centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. As part of a three-member administrative team, the Director of Central Services (DCS) reports to the Chief Public Services Officer and works in tandem with the Director of Neighborhood Services—these three positions are responsible for providing excellent, effective, and efficient library services to our customers–working closely with the Library’s CEO 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), St. Louis 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 17 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 the St. Louis Public Library system. An architectural masterpiece by renowned architect Cass Gilbert, renovated and restored during a major three-year construction project costing $70 , 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 over 2.9 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 motivated staff of 109, including nine librarians and nine managers—and will be 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. For additional perspective on the position, the Library, and the area, see the complete Position Profile and SLPL Links.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program (or its equivalent in education and/or experience) and three or more 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 and team-building; a history of motivating high performance, implementing fair standards and resources, and clear evaluation of 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 technology innovations in library services: and excellent communication, writing, and speaking skills.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $95,000 – $115,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package—including potential relocation assistance.
For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and résumé in PDF format to Dan Bradbury,, before the closing date of December 22, 2019.

Job posted 11/6/2019.

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Mobile Services Manager – Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Note that this is a reposting of this opening. If you applied for it previously, you are still under consideration and there is no need to reapply.

Basic Information

  • Reports to Director of Library Outreach and Community Engagement
  • 40 hours/week
  • Salary: $56,947 plus excellent benefits
  • Position is open until filled.


  • Spearhead the development of Mobile Library Services (comprised of Senior Services, Home Bound Books, Books to Go, and community outreach) to bring library materials and services to the community. working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Build a dynamic Mobile Library Services Team: hiring, coaching, training, and onboarding of staff; modeling and establishing an expectation of high-quality customer service; creating departmental procedures and tools; and facilitating interdepartmental communication and collaboration
  • Participate in Mobile Library Service delivery, including driving of mobile vehicles
  • Serve as an embedded librarian at events relevant to community outreach and mobile services; promotes Library services
  • Strive to maintain the Library as a welcoming environment by exemplifying cultural sensitivity and trauma-informed responses
  • Keeping abreast of research for current trends and best practices in Library outreach services
  • Professionally addresses patron and circulation questions and concerns
  • Responsible for managing and evaluating the services on an on-going basis


  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to provide outstanding service to a wide range of customers
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues and the public
  • Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, services, and policies
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Project management, supervisory, and Library experience
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • The ability to adapt in a flexible environment which changes quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work effectively with minimum supervision; following oral and written communication
  • Must have a current driver’s license
  • Minimum requirements include a Master’s in Library & Information Science, or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position

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

Job posted 10/30/2019.

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Information Services Assistant – Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO

(Part-time 29 hrs./week position)

I. Basic Function
Incorporating emerging technology, this position supports and enhances user access to resources and information. This position is also responsible for obtaining library resources not available at Missouri Baptist University through Interlibrary Loan services. Utilizes a variety of online, bibliographic databases (i.e. EBSCOhost, Nexis Uni, etc.), OCLC Worldshare Interlibrary Loan, and ArticleReach to process and monitor interlibrary loan requests to and from Jung-Kellogg Learning Center.  This is a part-time, 29 hours/week position under the general direction of the Director of Library Services.

II. Responsibilities and Authority
Within the limits of authorized university policies, procedures, programs and budgets, the Information Services Assistant is responsible for and has authority to accomplish the following duties:

  • Support user access to information by providing circulation and reference services in person, by phone, or through email.
  • Provide support to faculty and students by teaching library instruction in classroom setting as needed, and provide supplemental support through creation and maintenance of research guides, tutorials, handouts, etc.
  • Process and monitor article requests from MBU students, faculty and staff to obtain research materials from lending institutions throughout the U.S. and internationally.
  • Employ software to view, compile, and report ILL borrowing and lending statistics. Monitor compliance with copyright regulations.
  • Perform tasks associated with the ILS (charge/discharge and renew materials, create holds and recalls, change item statuses).
  • Expected to understand the transformation of delivery of library services through new technologies.
  • Assist patrons with questions concerning submission, verification, retrieval, and delivery of interlibrary loan requests and materials.
  • Maintain stacks and general physical space of the library.
  • Commit to learning and deploying technologies as they emerge.
  • Primarily work evenings, but be available for daytime and weekends as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

III. Relationships
The Information Services Assistant reports to the Director of Library Services for the interpretation and execution of responsibilities.

IV. Performance Measurement Criteria
An annual performance review will be conducted by the Director of Library Services, including an assessment of the performance of all tasks related to the position based on a review of the job description and recent performance.

V. Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree and related public service experience, or previous library experience with at least one (1) year of automated library system, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
  • Demonstrate an expertise with advanced computer skills, electronic information resources, integrated library systems, and search systems.
  • Knowledge of ILS (Sierra) and information technology as pertains to learning center policies and procedures.
  • Ability to quickly learn technical procedures using documentation, training, and customer service support and provide understandable interpretations of procedures and policies.

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to customer service, with a successful track record of working with diverse student populations in a positive manner.
  • Ability to interact in a professional and respectful manner with library co-workers, MBU faculty, staff, and students.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Ability to resolve public concerns and difficulties related to the ILS with tact, courtesy, and good judgement.
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons.

Spiritual Qualities

  • Must have personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. Must be a member of and participate in an evangelical Christian church.

VI. Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of faith via email to Rebekah McKinney (

Job posted 10/21/2019.

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Library Director – Algona Public Library, Algona, IA

The City of Algona, Iowa (Pop. 5,560) is seeking a well-organized, energetic, and innovative Library Director to oversee and manage the operations of the Library. The Library Director reports to a 9-member Board of Trustees and serves as chief executive officer of the library and manages the facility, a staff of 9 people (6 FTE), the library finances, and all aspects of operations. The ideal candidate will have: 

  • The ability to work collaboratively 
  • Proven leadership ability 
  • The capability to be flexible and adaptable to change 

Bachelor’s degree required; Master of Library Science degree from ALA accredited institution preferred. Minimum two years of library experience required; some supervision experience preferred. State of Iowa Public Librarian Certification IV or higher is required, or the ability to obtain certification within six months. Candidates subject to pre-employment physical, drug testing, and background check. 

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references by end of the business day November 15, 2019 to: 

Curt Wiseman, City Administrator E-Mail: 

Additional information and job description can be found at 

Job posted 10/15/2019.

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Acquisitions Librarian – University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Job ID # 31770

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) has an immediate opening for an Acquisitions Librarian. Primary function is to administer and provide leadership for the Acquisitions unit of Acquisitions, Collections, and Technical Services (ACTS), in University Libraries.

Description of Duties:

  • Oversee the purchase and licensing of all materials, via physical or online, under the Libraries’ GRA for Collections according to University policies and guidelines.  Including the expenditure, processing, payment, and reconciliation of the collections’ budget.
  • Create and communicate reports as requested regarding expenditures, accounting, and budgets. 
  • Oversee the purchase of materials on gift funds according to endowment restrictions.
  • Coordinate with subject librarians on selection and collection development matters such as review, withdrawal, duplication, expansion, etc.  
  • Hire, train, and supervise the staff responsible for purchase and receipt of all materials which are either serials, one-time purchases, gifts, or government documents.
  • Represent MU at state and national collections meetings.

Required Qualifications: 

A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required. 

Knowledge about: collection development principles and processes, the domestic and foreign book trade, including current developments and trends; fiscal management principles; basic elements of bibliographic control; and, the various acquisitions systems.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Potential to provide creative and dynamic leadership. Strong service orientation. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong MS Office skills including expertise in Excel. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels, vendors, faculty, donors, and others. Ability to work with others in a collaborative team environment, with a participative management style. Initiative, flexibility, and the potential to excel in a rapidly changing environment. 

Willingness and ability to gain broad insights into technical services processes in general. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated involvement in professional organizations at a regional or national level.

Compensation:  Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. Negotiable from $50,000.

To Apply:  Apply online at with Job ID 31770.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application.  Preference for applications received by November 10, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University Libraries are an open, active, and accessible learning environment, a hub for global information, and a secure repository for scholarship. We value freedom of access, diversity and inclusion, service to our community and state, and responsible stewardship. We seek candidates who share these values, who are active leaders engaged in the pursuit and discovery of knowledge and the advancement of education, and whose work will reflect a strong commitment to advance the teaching, research, and services programs of an engaged public University. 

Benefit Eligibility:  This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist.  For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at

About Mizzou, the campus, the Libraries, and community

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. 

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It’s a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university. Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, Mizzou is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium. 

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools. Many departments also work closely with the University Extension program to bring the benefits of research to Missouri citizens. The University of Missouri has a statewide network of 10 research parks and business incubators, each designed to help faculty, entrepreneurs and businesses collaborate to move innovative research to the marketplace, and the Mizzou Advantage program encourages innovative interdisciplinary collaboration. 

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The fall 2015 student body includes Mizzou’s largest number of high-achieving students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, the state’s biggest international student enrollment and a record number of students from minority groups. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $237 million annually on scientific research. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 27 percent of all bachelor’s degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and 62 percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri’s public universities. 

Located in central Missouri with easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, MO is consistently ranked one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. 

For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia area, please visit the following: 

University of Missouri –
University Libraries –
Special Collections and Rare Books –
University Archives –
Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau – 

MU Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. 

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256. 

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-882-5835. 


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links: 

EEO is the Law English Version 

EEO is the Law Spanish Version 

EEO is the Law Chinese Version 

Job posted 10/11/2019.

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