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Public Safety Manager, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

JOB SUMMARY

Using a trauma informed approach, the safety and security coordinator will manage the organization’s safety, security and emergency preparedness programs. Ensuring a positive experience for library customers by balancing security authority with keeping the Library a friendly place to visit for everybody. Coordinates the safety and security programs to promote and ensure a safe working environment. Prepares and ensures presentation of safety and security related training to all library staff, including emergency preparedness and response.

OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

This is a full-time exempt position. Starting salary is $60,000 per year plus excellent benefits, negotiable and commensurate with experience. This position may be classified as a Manager or a Senior Manager depending on the qualifications of the selected individual. Position open until filled.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborates with senior leadership, Community Resources, HREE and public services to develop, prepare and implement public safety procedures and policies.
  • Recommends policies, practices, and services for daily operation and special events which maximize a safe and secure environment for people and library property.
  • Proactively collaborates with both Library staff and outside agencies, such as social workers, mental health professionals, and law enforcement and emergency responders, to anticipate, prevent, and respond to serious or emergency situations.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the Library’s safety, security, and emergence preparedness programs.
  • Reviews, prepares, and implements the Library’s safety and security training programs and coordinates. Conducting training for new hires and ongoing training for all staff. Liaisons with contract security to assure training for guards and ambassadors.
  • Collaborates with public services directors to monitor incident reports. Issues and manages suspensions of individuals as needed based on the Library’s policy on the enforcement of Library use rules and notice of suspension. Works with Library staff to prepare and review written incident reports and completing necessary incident follow-up. Notifies supervisors and/or Human Resources and Employee Experience (HREE) when additional support to affected employees may be beneficial.
  • Collaborates with Library’s Plant Operations Director to monitor security video systems.
  • Collaborates with Plant Operations, Special Events and Public Affairs to coordinate safety and security needs for special events.
  • Collaborates with Plant Operations to monitor security video systems.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • The ability to work with the public and other staff members in a professional, positive, and empathetic manner.
  • The ability to diffuse tense situations and engage in difficult conversations, communicating clearly and calmly regardless of the situation.
  • Ability to recognize potential security threats and diffuse them without significant disruption through the use of trauma informed crisis intervention practices and/or restorative justice practices when appropriate.
  • Broad cultural competency knowledge and skills, and the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and community.
  • Dedication to the pursuit of equity, diversity, and inclusion and commitment to to anti-racist behaviors and policies
  • Ability to follow and implement Library policies and procedures fairly and in accordance with the Library’s customer service philosophy and the Library Bill of Rights. .
  • Ability to exercise reasonable and independent judgment and discretion.
  • Can communicate clearly and calmly regardless of the situation.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Library ethics regarding intellectual freedom, confidentiality, and privacy,
  • Ability to speak and understand English. Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any additional languages spoken in the Kansas City area including Somali, Swahili, Spanish, Arabic, French, Dari, Pashto, and Vietnamese.
  • Minimum qualifications include Bachelor or advanced degrees in a field such as Social Welfare, Library Science, or Law Enforcement plus extensive related experience in a comparable setting. This requirement may also be met by an equivalent combination of education, work experience, and life experience.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at https://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 01/26/2023

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Systems Librarian, University of Missouri Libraries – University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Systems Librarian Job Ad 
Overview 

The University of Missouri Libraries seeks a dynamic individual to work across our four campuses and the State Historical Society of Missouri as a Systems Librarian. 

The University of Missouri System supports more than 70,000 students across four universities and serves all 114 counties. In addition to its four campuses—the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)—the UM System is comprised of a statewide health care system, multiple research parks and incubators, agricultural research stations, and a vast network of small business and technology development centers, extension centers, telehealth network sites and MOREnet sites. 

Summary Description 

The Systems Librarian will work across the four campuses and the State Historical Society of Missouri to maintain the integrity of the library platform and to develop and implement FOLIO system enhancements. This will include the technical functions of managing data integration and API access; coordinating data loads, setting priorities for system upgrades, communicating with appropriate vendors, and coordinating with the campuses to update and standardize the discovery layers. The position will report to the Director of Digital Initiatives at University of Missouri Columbia but can be located at any UM campus or work remotely. 

Description of Duties: 

  • Engage in the FOLIO Community; stay updated on FOLIO development (upgrades, hotfixes, roadmap) 
  • Manage 3rd party FOLIO integrations and API access/use to ensure data integrity 
  • Coordinate and schedule FOLIO dry-run testing and upgrades, collaborating with Missouri State University and other hosted libraries as needed. 
  • Coordinate with campuses to report issues in FOLIO Jira for the UM System and liaison with EBSCO and the FOLIO community on resolutions. 
  • Coordinate data loads and exports and the demand on system, i.e., monitor performance 
  • Create and maintain ILS-related documentation (Confluence); liaise with Functional Support Librarian on needed documentation 
  • Primary responsibility for shared settings and configurations 
  • Work with others to meet reporting needs (i.e., queries of data, but not to create visuals) 
  • Coordinate with campuses to update and standardize discovery layers 
  • Work with site coordinators to facilitate regular meetings, set priorities, and work on enhancements for system 
  • Liaison to cross campus committees on Circulation, Acquisitions, and Cataloging to coordinate and communicate issues and updates. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  For the rank of Librarian II, three years of professional library experience is also required.  

Applicants will be evaluated on: 

  • Commitment to working with and learning APIs and related software tools/scripting languages to extract, manipulate and report data (JSON).  
  • Project management skills 
  • Familiarity with library metadata schema (MARC, RDA) and linked data 
  • Experience with APIs, batch processing scripting (Python, JavaScript, etc.) and JSON 
  • Experience with systems deployment and configuration, particularly ILS platforms.  
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate policies and workflows with diverse stakeholders. 
  • Experience using a ticketing system like JIRA 

Salary:  

Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. Remote work options are negotiable.  

  • Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500 
  • Librarian II, negotiable from $56,500 
  • Librarian III, negotiable from $64,000 

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: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf 

Application Materials 

Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic with Job ID 45059. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Columbia Missouri Information 

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 (MU, Mizzou) was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, MU’s 31,000+ students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300-degree programs, including 89 online options, through 12 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that has a school of medicine, veterinary medicine college, and a law school. The MU Office of Extension & Engagement extends the benefits of MU research to Missouri’s citizens in all 114 counties in Missouri. 

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, MU is the only public institution in Missouri to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The University of Missouri Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Center for Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, and the statewide MOBIUS consortium. 

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

Benefit Eligibility 

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits 

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 

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 573-884-7278. 

EEO IS THE LAW 

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

Posted 01/25/2023

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Youth Services Supervisor – Kathryn Linnemann Branch, St. Charles City-County Library, St. Charles, MO

Youth Services Supervisor
Full-Time
Kathryn Linnemann Branch, St. Charles, MO

Do you recognize the importance of providing library services to children of all ages- birth through teens?  Do you thrive working in a collaborative and creative environment?  Do you excel in customer experience-based services and are you a positive and supportive leader?

The St. Charles City- County Library is seeking applicants for a Youth Services Supervisor at our Kathryn Linnemann Branch.  The Youth Services Supervisor oversees daily operations of the Youth Services Department and works to provide excellent customer experiences to youth, from birth to age 18.  They will directly supervise youth services staff members, perform and promote youth events and classes at the branch and in the community, and work collaboratively with the Director of Adult and Youth Services and youth services staff across the Library district to help support training, customer service, and the creation and implementation of library services for youth both inside and outside of the branch.

Requirements:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills
  • Extensive knowledge of general library operation and library technology
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships at all levels of the District and with the general public
  • Ability to lead change with a positive attitude
  • Must possess initiative, good judgement, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • 2 years of proven supervisory experience preferred

The ideal candidate is a team player who is excited to build relationships with staff, library customers, school partners and community organizations.  A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  Directly related public library experience is preferred as well as experience working with youth in a professional capacity.

Schedule: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, Tue 1:00pm-9:00pm. Saturday and Sunday shifts on rotation.

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! Our eleven library branches are located in some of the fastest growing communities in Missouri, and we are poised to grow right along with them. The future looks bright.  Join us!

We offer a full benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan, FSA and generous time off. Starting salary is $50,199.

For priority consideration a cover letter and resume along with a completed SCCCL Application can be submitted to any branch or emailed to jobs@stchlibrary.org by Monday, January 30, 2023.  Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled or an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been received.

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

1/20/23-1/30/23

Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number: 195
Position Title: Youth Services Supervisor
Salary Grade: 19
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Branch Manager
Revision Date: 04.08.2021

Position Summary

As part of the branch leadership team, this position manages the daily operations of the Youth Services Department. The Youth Services Supervisor focuses on delivering quality library services to youth, from birth to age 18.  In addition to staff management, duties include information services, readers’ advisory, providing classes and events, collection maintenance, maintaining external partnerships with organizations serving youth, and branch management support.

Essential Functions

  1. Manage all aspects of the daily operation of the Youth Services Department, including scheduling and managing staff, classes and events, outreach activities and collection management tasks.
  2. Understand theories of infant, child, and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service.
  3. Present classes and events to groups of children, teens, and/or adults.
  4. Lead department staff in communicating early literacy practices to parents and caregivers using accepted principles such as ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read Initiative.
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of youth literature in all formats that contribute to a diverse and relevant collection of library material.
  6. Mentor other staff in the branch in services to youth, including paraprofessionals and new librarians.

Duties

General Duties:

  1. Work collaboratively with branch leadership to ensure branch is running smoothly and Library mission and vision are being met
  2. Carry out duties in accordance with the Library’s Code of Ethics.
  3. Work cooperatively with all Library staff in planning, developing and deploying new services and act as an advocate for Youth Services.
  4. Collaboration with the Director of Youth Services and other Youth Services Supervisors to carry out Library-wide initiatives.
  5. Participate in professional development and continuing education activities, including ongoing review of professional literature.
  6. Attend meetings of Library staff as required.
  7. Participate on special project teams focused on system-wide goals and programs.

Supervisory:

  1. Ensure staff are meeting Library performance expectations.
  2. Participate in the screening and interviewing process for new hires.
  3. Oversee the on-site training program for new employees.
  4.   Manage routine tasks such as scheduling, time off request, timesheet approval.
  5. Complete staff evaluations and address any areas of concern through necessary channels.
  6. Assist Branch Manager with the daily operations of the branch and serve as designated person-in charge of branch when scheduled.

Public Service Duties:

  1. Plan, design, present, and evaluate services and programs for youth.
  2. Identify and engage skilled community partners to present programs.
  3. Assist customers in the use of library tools and resources.
  4. Provide informational assistance to all customers, including readers’ advisory, homework help, and technology assistance.
  5. Promote Library services through classes and events, merchandising, outreach visits, and community events and maintain relationships with community agencies.
  6. Resolve customer service issues as needed.

Collection Maintenance Duties:

  1. Assist with the selection and weeding of materials according to Library policies.
  2. Stay current on new materials by consulting a wide variety of reviewing sources and publishers’ catalogs, and attending professional meetings.
  3. Create displays to merchandise the collection.

Skills

  1. Expertise in the area of infant, child, and adolescent learning and development.
  2. Expertise in youth literature coupled with ability to recommend age-appropriate reading, listening, and viewing suggestions that match the customers’ interests.
  3. Extensive knowledge of general library operations and library technology.
  4. Ability to interact pleasantly and positively with customers and staff.
  5. Supervisory skills and experience.
  6. Strong technology skills and ability to troubleshoot problems and a willingness to ask questions
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Physical Abilities – Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.
  2. Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  3. Ability to lift and move materials and furnishings.
  4. Ability to reach high or low to review materials on shelves and move through aisles.
  5. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers.
  6. 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.
  7. Sufficient personal mobility to attend meetings at various locations within the Library.

Education and Experience

  1. Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  2. Experience working with youth in a professional capacity required.
  3. Two years of supervisory experience preferred.

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 01/22/2023

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Collection Management Services – Cataloging Specialist, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Do you find joy in syntax and order? Are you only satisfied when every detail is correct? Do you work well individually but simultaneously enjoy teamwork? SLPL’s Collection Management Services department is looking for two detail-oriented, computer-savvy, community-driven people to join our team as our new Cataloging Specialists. You will work closely with a customer-focused department to support Library users and branch staff by providing and troubleshooting access to library materials. 

In this role you will:

  • Edit and upload bibliographic records into the catalog we share with St. Louis County Library
  • Interpret technical cataloging rules and guidelines to produce bibliographic records in MARC format using RDA rules
  • Determine classification numbers according to a combination of Dewey Decimal Classification and local specifications 
  • Prioritize customer access and experience when interpreting cataloging rules
  • Collaborate across library systems to create a shared catalog that serves the greater St. Louis community 
  • Assist with database maintenance by communicating existing issues to the Manager of Cataloging and collaborating on solutions 

Tools that you will use include: 

  • OCLC Connexion
  • Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit
  • Bibliographic Formats and Standards
  • WebDewey
  • Library of Congress authority databases, such as LCSH and LCGFT
  • Polaris client and Polaris Leap
  • Google Workspace
  • Department procedure manuals 

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, willing to ask questions and consult with others
  • Able to focus on detail-oriented tasks for long periods of time
  • Organized and able to work with competing tasks and priorities
  • Able to analyze and solve practical problems
  • Dedicated to excellence in customer service

You will need to have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Some library experience, especially in a Technical Services or Collection Management department
  • Familiarity with bibliographic records in MARC format
  • Catalog searching skills
  • Computer skills – the ability to work with computers nearly 100% of your work time

It’s a plus for you to have experience with: 

  • OCLC Connexion
  • Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit
  • Bibliographic Formats and Standards
  • WebDewey
  • Library of Congress authority databases, such as LCSH and LCGFT
  • Polaris client and Polaris Leap
  • Google Workspace

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $33,333
  • 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

Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM 

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org and click on the Careers link, and submit both your cover letter and your resume with your application. Thank you!

Posted 01/19/2023 (Revised 01/26/2023)

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Research and Instructional Services Librarians (Multiple Positions), University of Missouri Libraries, Columbia, MO

Research and Instructional Services Librarians, University of Missouri Libraries (Multiple Positions: Arts & Humanities, Agriculture, Life Sciences)

We seek multiple engaged and innovative librarians to join our team in providing general and specialized services in support of teaching, research, scholarship, and creativity. Reporting to the Head of Research and Information Services, these librarians will provide outreach and discipline-specific services in either the arts & humanities or the sciences based on the candidate’s experience, background, and interests, as well as the needs of the organization. The Librarian will build strong relationships with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and with colleagues across the institution; collaborate with faculty to develop high quality collections; encourage and facilitate the use of library and information resources; provide instruction, reference and research consultations, both in person and online; and foster a supportive environment that encourages inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity. We especially seek candidates interested in music, fine and performing arts, digital storytelling, film studies, agriculture, or life sciences. Entry level and experienced librarians are encouraged to apply. Training and mentorship will be provided.

Description of Duties

  1. Engages in library liaison activities with assigned academic disciplines in the humanities or the sciences.
    • Serves as a proactive ambassador to highlight Libraries’ services, resources, and partnerships to meet student and faculty needs.
    • Keeps abreast of trends and developments in information resources, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and OER, especially in assigned disciplines.
    • Supports research output visibility and research impact.
  2. Provides the entire range of in-person and online reference and research support services (some evening and weekend hours required), providing high quality and timely services.
    • Provides research support to students and faculty in assigned disciplines, and general research support as needed.
    • Participates in the planning and delivery of team-based virtual research services (i.e., chat, text, email, and telephone).
    • Collaborates in the design, implementation, and maintenance of relevant online tools and services in order to integrate library services and resources into the workflow of teaching, learning, and research.
  3. Provides instruction/information literacy services.
    • Plans, coordinates, and delivers in-person and online library instruction that is inclusive and incorporates active learning and assessment.
    • Develops and maintains online guides and digital learning objects to support courses and disciplinary research.
    • Contributes, as needed, to teaching general and interdisciplinary instruction.
  4. Contributes to building and managing collections that are diverse, forward-looking, and that meet the research and curricular needs of assigned departments.
    • Communicates regularly with faculty regarding collection priorities, needs, and access.
    • Maintains familiarity with publishing and research trends.
    • Manages budget allocations and expenditures and monitors usage patterns.
  5. Actively engages in networking, professional development, and other scholarly activities.
    • Contributes to and learns from the profession through local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications.
    • Identifies and integrates best practices in service, teaching and learning, and scholarly activity.
  6. Advances the Libraries’ and University’s mission through service.
    • Participates in committees and task forces within the Libraries, University, and the profession.
    • Maintains professional collaborations with other campus constituencies, consortia colleagues, and community organizations.
  7. Works with colleagues to create a learning and working environment that is inclusive and welcoming and that supports the University’s diverse community.
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA. May 2023 graduates are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will also be evaluated on the following:

  • Strong commitment to user-centered library service.
  • Education, experience, and/or strong, demonstrated interest in providing research support in either the arts & humanities or the sciences. We especially seek interest in music, fine and performing arts, digital storytelling, film studies, agriculture, or the life sciences.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, and complete projects.
  • Positive, proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Commitment to fostering an environment of equity, inclusion, diversity, and access.
  • Library instruction and reference experience in a variety of modalities.
  • Interest in and aptitude for exploring new technologies and innovations supporting teaching and research.
  • Interest in or familiarity with collection development.
  • Desire to seek out new responsibilities, generate new ideas, and pursue self-development.

Application Materials

Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings with Job ID 44549. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary

Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience.

Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500
Librarian II, negotiable from $56,500
Librarian III, negotiable from $64,000

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:
http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf

Columbia Missouri Information

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 (MU, Mizzou) was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, MU’s 31,000+ students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300-degree programs, including 89 online options, through 12 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that has a school of
medicine, veterinary medicine college, and a law school. The MU Office of Extension & Engagement extends the benefits of MU research to Missouri’s citizens in all 114 counties in
Missouri.

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, MU is the only public institution in Missouri to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The University of Missouri Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Center for Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

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

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

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.

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer

Posted 01/18/2023

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Metadata Librarian (Digital Projects), University of Missouri – Kansas City Libraries, Kansas City, MO

The UMKC Libraries are seeking a collaborative individual responsible for managing and overseeing digital collections and digital exhibits metadata projects, training, documentation, and workflows, and quality control. The Metadata Librarian leads in all metadata aspects for projects, repository configurations, and digital project grants, providing input, training, documentation, and feedback, as appropriate. This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, ranked benefit-eligible faculty librarian appointment, possibly remote or hybrid eligible, has supervisory responsibilities, and reports to the Head of Digital Projects, a department within the Division of Special Collections and Archives.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with colleagues in the Division and across the UM System, leads the evaluation, selection, design, and application of metadata schemas and techniques, standards, application profiles, and thesauri to provide access to digital collections.
  • Provides metadata for digital collections according to national and local standards and guidelines, including performing complex subject and content analysis of each item according to national standards using Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms, and more.
  • Creates workflows for, and quality checks, digital exhibits metadata. Oversees metadata design, templates, and implementation of records for digital exhibits.
  • Performs metadata quality control, reconciliation and ethical remediation, and transformations of large batches of metadata to support digital projects and system migration efforts.
    • Specific emphasis on ensuring metadata meets diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) principles and evolving practices in digital librarianship.
  • Provides consultation and training with faculty and graduate students, as needed, for special projects and collaborations.
  • Provides input related to metadata design and workflows in grant proposals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS, MSLS, MLIS, etc.) from an ALA-accredited or equivalent program or a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (history, archival management, or related area);
  • Experience working with digital collections metadata or performing cataloging functions;
  • Familiarity with a variety of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies, such as LCSH, METS, MODS, Dublin Core, XML, or RDF;
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository, and/or digital library systems (e.g., Islandora, DSpace, Omeka, CONTENTdm);
  • Demonstrated past experience with, or the ability to learn, practices which automate repetitive data manipulation and normalization through tools and techniques such as Open Refine for data-parsing; and skills such as XSLT or scripting to transform and remediate metadata;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, in teams that encompass a range of roles and knowledge;
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical ideas to others and in written documentation;
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion;
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment, evidenced through service, research, leadership, innovation, and/or professional development.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, 12 month, ranked, non-tenure track faculty position.
(See the Promotion and Appointments Criteria for rank specifications.)

Salary

The minimum salaries for ranks are: Librarian I $50,000, Librarian II $52,500, Librarian III $57,500, and Librarian IV $65,000. Please note that these are minimum salaries, not ranges. Salaries are negotiable and commensurate with experience (University of Missouri Salary Report).

UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package and work schedules that promote a positive work/life balance.

Application Deadline

Applications received by February 5, 2023, will be given priority consideration. Position remains open until filled.

Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted online at UMKC Human Resources. Click View Jobs and search for ID 45122 to apply. Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

You may address your cover letter to: Megan Oliver, Search Committee Chair. For all inquiries about the position, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu.

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Special Collections & Archives at UMKC University Libraries

The UMKC University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (SCA) division consists of LaBudde Special Collections, Marr Sound Archives, University Archives, Cataloging & Metadata Management, and Digital Projects. SCA’s primary source materials are rich in the humanities, particularly in local performing arts, LGBTQ communities, social services organizations, and jazz as well as Kansas-Missouri late 19th century Western Americana and national radio broadcasts from the 1930s-1960s. Prominent collections include the Edgar Parks Snow PapersStarr Women’s Hall of Fame inductee collections, Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-AmericaJ. David Goldin Radio CollectionRaymond Scott CollectionSheet Music Collection, and Victorian Studio Portrait Collection.  SCA supports a major component of teaching and learning in the humanities, arts, and social sciences through the use of primary source materials; provides high impact learning experiences to a broad range of students including the development of national award-winning student-curated exhibits; and directly supports undergraduate research initiatives.

Our university is committed to becoming a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with diverse communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, more economically secure and socially just quality of life.

A City on the Rise:  Big City Life and Midwest Charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds – a vibrant, urban community with midwestern appeal at an affordable cost of living. The university is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of business activity, cultural arts, (some great barbeque and ethnic cuisine!) and health science research engagement for both the Volker and Health Sciences campuses. Our community boasts championship professional athletic teams, NASCAR racing, and a rich history of music and performing arts. Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/hiking trails and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts all within an easy drive.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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 – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

EEO IS THE LAW

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

UMKC Statement on Diversity

 The University Libraries are fully committed to equity and creating and supporting 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 learning, diversity, integrity, accountability, respect, and collaboration.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion
Annual Report 
Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility

Why UMKC?

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.
Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university’s most important resource.

Posted 01/18/2023

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Branch Manager – Corporate Parkway Branch, St. Charles City-County Library, Wentzville, MO

Branch Manager
Full Time
Corporate Parkway Branch, Wentzville, MO

The Corporate Parkway Branch is seeking a Branch Manager to provide leadership and support for one of our busiest locations.  The Branch Manager will assist in the planning, organizing, administering, coordinating and reviewing of library classes, events, activities and services.  This position will not only provide leadership and support to this location but work collaboratively with other branch locations and the Library administrative leadership.  The ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels and to prioritize and implement solutions are a requirement of this position. This position will be responsible for defining and establishing positive customer experiences and developing staff to be successful.

Requirements

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program, required.
  • Three years of library management experience required.
  • Extensive knowledge of the functions of public libraries, including operations and technologies.
  • Excellent communication, technology knowledge and organizational skills are required along with the ability to work as part of a team and positively interact with customers and staff.
  • Ability to manage, train and direct the work of staff and volunteers.

Schedule: Monday through Friday day shifts, with one weekday evening required.  Saturday and Sunday shifts required as assigned. 

We offer a full benefit package which includes medical, vision and dental and life insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and generous time off. Pay rate is per $59,788.70

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! Our branches are located in some of the fastest growing communities in Missouri, and we are poised to grow right along with them. The future looks bright.  Join us!

For priority consideration submit a SCCCL Application, cover letter and resume to any branch, or email application materials to jobs@stchlibrary.org, or send to SCCCL, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376 by the priority deadline of Monday, January 23, 2023.   Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled or an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been received.

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.
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Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number: 221
Position Title: Branch Manager
Salary Grade: 22
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Regional Branch Manager
Revision Date: 08.22.2022

Position Summary

Manage the daily operations of a Branch Library within the policies and procedures set by the Library. Responsible for implementing public service, programs, collection maintenance, facility maintenance and resolving customer service issues. Participate in interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluating branch staff. Position performs professional duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment. Assignments are given in broad terms of general objectives and performed with administrative supervision only.

Essential Functions

Operations:

  1. Oversight of services and programs according to policies and procedures.
  2. Interpret and implement policies and procedures for customers.
  3. Provide staff training on aspects of quality service and resolve customer service issues.
  4. Work at the reference desk, as scheduling requires.

Management of Staff:

  1. Interview, hire, and evaluate branch staff.
  2. Interpret and implement employment policies within the branch.
  3. Review employee performance and recommend salary increases.
  4. Address employee relations matters and manage corrective counseling.
  5. Manage time and attendance at the branch.

Collection Management:

  1. Oversee collection maintenance and weeding to generate space for new items.
  2. Work closely with the Director of Collection Services to ensure the collection is current and useful materials are available.

Budget:

  1. Participate in developing and monitoring branch budget for materials and technology.
  2. Follow set procedures for handling fines, fees, and petty cash.
  3. Determine adequate staffing for the branch and its impact on the personnel budget.

Marketing and Community Relations:

  1. Responsible for marketing and promoting library materials and services both in the Branch and in the community through presentations, promotions, and branch tours.
  2. Participate in local, state, or national professional organizations.
  3. Work cooperatively with local individuals and agencies in placing volunteers in useful positions in the branch.

Duties

  1. Work collaboratively with Library management.
  2. Communicate effectively with staff at all levels.
  3. Actively monitor library trends.
  4. Participate in professional development and continuing education activities, including ongoing review of professional literature.
  5. Attend meetings of Library staff as required.
  6. Carry out duties in accordance with the Library’s Code of Ethics.

Skills

  1. Extensive knowledge of library operations and technology, including library automation systems.
  2. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Google tools or other general office software.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Strong technology skills, including the ability to learn new and changing technologies and to problem solve using a variety of devices and systems.
  5. Ability to interact pleasantly and positively with customers and staff, and work effectively as part of a team.
  6. Ability to manage, train, and direct the work of employees and volunteers.

Essential Physical Abilities – Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  2. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers.
  3. Sufficient vision to review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  4. Sufficient personal mobility to attend meetings at various locations within the Library.

Education and Experience

  1. Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program, required.
  2. Three years of library management experience.
  3. Extensive knowledge of the functions of public libraries.
  4. Excellent communication, technology, and organizational skills.

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 01/14/2023

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Gift Shop Assistant, Springfield-Greene Library District (Schweitzer Brentwood), Springfield, MO

Position: Gift Shop Assistant
LOCATION: Schweitzer Brentwood – 2214 Brentwood Blvd – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $ 12.50 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a part-time position, approximately 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the gift shops are open. While primary responsibilities are at Schweitzer Brentwood, some travel between branches is required. 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 high school graduation, completion of a high school equivalent program such as a GED or current enrollment in high school or a high school equivalent program. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

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 http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the
link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org 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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Job Title: Gift Shop Assistant
Classification: Part Time
Salary Track: Library Worker II
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Essential Functions

  • Assists the Between Friends Gift Shop Manager in the volunteer staffing of the gift shops, and in the selling of Library related or general lines of merchandise
  • Supervises volunteers engaged in sales work
  • Assists with the taking of inventories, reconciling cash with sales receipts, keeping operating records, and preparing daily transaction records for accounting process
  • Assists with restocking and creative merchandising displays
  • Responsible for keeping store displays current, tracking inventory, and moving merchandise between storage areas and gift shops
  • May be required to keep sundries’ inventory current with purchasing trips to Sam’s as needed
  • May have contact with vendors and attend gift market shows
  • Coordinates bank deposits, enters sales receipts, and performs other bookkeeping duties as needed
  • Must have transportation to travel between The Library Center, Schweitzer Brentwood and Republic branches as needed
  • Reconciles monthly all cash receipts, Square transactions, and Visa statements via Quickbooks
  • Communicates when necessary with customers, vendors, suppliers, and banking contacts to solve any issues or problems
  • Performs other accounting and/or Gift Shop responsibilities as requested or assigned by management
  • Performs warehouse work, prepares and ships merchandise for selling at the branches and from the web store
  • May be required to occasionally fill in for last minute volunteer cancellations at the Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood Gift shops
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of retail sales, including creative merchandising techniques
  • Excellent supervisory, human relations and problem solving skills
  • Effective planning and decision-making skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively listen and respond to suggestions or concerns
  • Skilled in computer applications related to retail operations
  • General office skills – typing, filing, data entry, routine correspondence
  • Computer and keyboard skills

Education/Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required, but some college is preferred
  • Retail sales or management experience is preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers is preferred

Contact

  • Extensive contact with the general public, staff and volunteers
  • Works closely with the Friends of the Library organization

Supervision

  • Reports to the Gift Shop Manager
  • Supervises volunteer staff in accordance with the Library policies and applicable laws

Physical Demands

  • Performs occasional bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • May require standing for extended periods of time
  • May require lifting of materials up to 50 lbs.

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library, office or retail
    environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background and check
  • Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance on personal vehicle

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

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Posted 01/14/2023

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YFE Education Librarian, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Do you have a passion for connecting students to the public library, a love of learning, and the ability to work with educators and parents? If so, every day will bring a new experience and a new opportunity to keep you engaged.

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Youth & Family Engagement (YFE), the Education Librarian develops and provides effective outcomes-based library services for elementary and secondary schools, students, teachers, and homeschooling families. Seeks opportunities to work collaboratively with other YFE Librarians and with other Library departments to build relationships with schools, education focused organizations, and homeschools.

Other Things You Should Know

This is a full-time exempt position. Starting salary is $45,706 plus excellent benefits. Position open until filled. Hours of work will primarily be weekdays; some evening and weekend work may be required.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements an outcomes-based plan for library services for schools, homeschooling families, students, teachers, and parents.
  • Builds relationships and effective partnerships with public schools, charter schools, private, and parochial schools.
  • Oversees student library account partnership program with schools.
  • Attends school board meetings regularly. Participates in community led school district meetings as needed.
  • Coordinates Library education services, including but not limited to educator cards, the “book a librarian” program, classroom collections, and an e-newsletter.
  • Works collaboratively with other Library staff to ensure promotion of services online, in social media, and in printed pieces, as needed.
  • Creates bibliographic and library skill instruction that is easily replicable by other library staff and adaptable for online usage.
  • Works collaboratively with YFE librarians to create and maintain a database of schools and homeschooling organizations in our district and library services provided.
  • Seeks ways to connect youth services staff with education resources.
  • Participates in the planning and presenting of system wide youth and family programming.

Job Requirements

  • Experience working with students and teachers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with populations that are diverse in age, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.
  • Demonstrated flexibility which includes a willingness to readily respond to changing circumstances and expectations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to develop and grow new library services.
  • Working knowledge of children’s and teen literature and online resources. Demonstrated ability to promote usage of these materials and resources.
  • Demonstrated desire to gain knowledge and stay current with trends and developments in education and library youth services.
  • Basic understanding of Every Child Ready to Read and 21st Century Learning Skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to organize work effectively, plan programs, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • The ability to speak and understand English is required. Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in the Kansas City area including Somali, Swahili, Spanish, Arabic, French, Dari, Pashto, and Vietnamese.
  • Minimum requirements include: a degree or related experience in education or library science; significant experience working with children, teens, teachers, and parents; and understanding of child and adolescent development and a passion for excellent library services for and with youth. These requirements may also be met by an equivalent combination of education, relevant work experience, and life experience.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at https://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 01/12/2023

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Branch Manager, Scenic Regional Library – New Haven and Hermann locations, New Haven and Hermann, MO

Scenic Regional Library is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, shared branch manager position for its New Haven and Hermann locations.

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 New Haven branch is a 5,000 square foot facility built in 2018, serving a population size of 2,366, with an annual circulation of 24,015 items. The Hermann branch is an 8,800 square foot facility built in 2022, serving a population size of 2,180, with an annual circulation of 31,360 items. This position manages a staff of 6 FTE between both locations. The library also operates a 2,000 square foot public art gallery adjacent to the Hermann branch.

The two communities are located in Missouri Wine Country, only sixteen miles apart. Hermann is a tourism-driven community with over a dozen wineries, distilleries, and breweries, as well as around 50 bed and breakfasts. The town is located along the Missouri River and near the Katy Trail.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, or two+ years old college coursework and two+ years of related library experience. Public library experience is preferred. Candidates must be willing to work some evenings and weekends, and have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

The starting salary is $47,407 and includes a generous benefits package: 13 paid holidays; three weeks of vacation; and sick leave. Employer pays 100% health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and short-term disability premiums. Employer-sponsored retirement plan through LAGERS.

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: Tuesday, January 31 st , 2023.

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 01/10/2023

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Circulation Specialist / Interlibrary Loan & Mobius Processing, B.D. Owens Library, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

POSITION: Circulation Specialist / Interlibrary Loan & Mobius Processing
DEPARTMENT: B.D. Owens Library
REPORTS TO: Assistant Library Director, Access Services
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
CONTRACT TERMS: Full-time, 12-month position

PRIMARY DUTY: The Library Circulation Specialist position is a highly collaborative, service-oriented position. As a member of Access Services this position manages the Library Services Desk; supervises student assistants in customer service, circulation, course reserves, and stack management; assists patrons; and opens/closes the library. The holder of this position processes lending and borrowing
services to supply library resources to users and manages the equipment collection.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Manages circulation services, assists patrons, and directly supervises student employees in circulation processes
  2. Collaborates to screen, interview, hire, schedule, train, develop, and evaluate student employees working at the Library Services Desk
  3. Assumes supervision of library operations, student assistants, and the facility, including assisting patrons and responding to any emergency in the building
  4. Is cross-trained on library services in order to support library assistants in provision of top notch customer service
  5. Processes required documents for student employment
  6. Manages Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and MOBIUS borrowing requests by Northwest faculty, staff, and students and facilitates supplying requests received from other libraries for B.D. Owens Library holdings. Collaborates with other ILL personnel to effectively and efficiently deliver resources to patrons.
  7. Stays current on copyright law and policy
  8. Updates patron files in the integrated library system
  9. Coordinates patron requests for library holds and missing materials
  10. Provides back-up coverage for reserves, interlibrary loan, maintenance, and shelving functions
  11. Serves on library, institutional, and consortial working groups as necessary
  12. Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Experience: One to three years supervising experience in customer service setting; experience with standard office computer application software
Skills: Ability to communicate and work well with students, faculty, and staff; time management skills; ability to organize and prioritize independently; ability to understand and implement policies and procedures; ability to learn to enter brief catalog records; strong project management skills
Other: Available to work afternoons and evenings Sunday – Thursday, with some day and Saturday coverage as needed

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work within a library setting and requires availability to work afternoons and evenings Sunday-Thursday, when classes are in session, and 8 – 5 between
trimesters; with some day and Saturday coverage as needed

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises student employees

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical abilities include ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds, 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, 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri, and 110 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska. For more information visit the city’s website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of about 8,000 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, 98 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and nearly 100 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data.

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 $6,800 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: $31,720

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled

DATE AVAILABLE: February 1, 2023

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/nwmissouri 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.

Posted 01/06/2023

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Research Librarian / Electronic Resource Management, B.D. Owens Library, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

POSITION: Research Librarian / Electronic Resource Management
DEPARTMENT: B.D. Owens Library
FLSA Classification: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Assistant Library Director, Information Services
CONTRACT TERMS: 12-month position

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Oversee Electronic Resource Management system and integration of electronic resources. Manage electronic resource access and maintenance throughout the life cycle and track developments of new and changing electronic services and resources. Serve as primary contact for staff training and for troubleshooting with vendors. Gather, analyze, and disseminate database statistics.
  2. Serve as liaison to several academic disciplines, specifically online programs, monitor collection development and collaborate with university colleagues on procurement of appropriate materials to support curriculum and research in those areas.
  3. Partner with co-workers and academic faculty to deliver general education and subject-specific academic research instruction in-person and online, utilizing course management software, responsive web development tools, and library course guides to create research content for the curriculum and online instructional materials supporting departmental mission and vision for academic achievement.
  4. Effectively assist patrons with their research needs through personalized face-to-face and virtual services.
  5. Serve on library, institutional, and consortia working groups as necessary.
  6. Take an active role in the planning of the library’s annual conference.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: ALA accredited MLS/MLIS
Experience: experience in an academic library setting; demonstrated experience in completing projects in a team environment
Skills: Strong 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; ability to recognize and edit discrepancies in detailed information.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work within a library setting. Requires availability to work 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday with the possibility of additional hours as needed for special events. Must be able to move throughout the library to provide research assistance. Must be able to move around the campus to deliver instruction to academic department courses in buildings across campus.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise student employees as needed

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical abilities include ability to lift/move up to 35 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, 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri, and 110 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska. For more information visit the city’s website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of about 8,000 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, 98 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and nearly 100 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data.
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 $6,800 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled

DATE AVAILABLE: April 1, 2023

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking
https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/nwmissouri 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.

Posted 01/06/2023

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Reference Associate, Midtown Carnegie Branch, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Reference Associate
LOCATION: Midtown Carnegie Branch – 397 E Central Street – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
RATE OF PAY: $14.25 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a full time position, 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library is open: Monday through Saturday 9:30am – 6:00pm. Saturday hours will be required. 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.

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 http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org 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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position: Reference Associate
Classification: Full Time
Salary Track: Library Specialist I
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Greets patrons and provides proactive assistance at the public service desk/phone
  • Provides reader advisory service with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Helps patrons navigate the library catalog and databases
    Helps patrons with general reference and tech assistance
  • Routinely re-shelves reference materials
  • Processes materials, handles holds
  • May contribute to the Library District’s reference services by posting articles to the Library’s blog
  • May assist in the upkeep of social media or other services
  • Performs public speaking, programming, tours with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Provides handoff to various other specialist when appropriate
  • Assists in maintaining and merchandising the branch collection
  • Promotes library services, programs & offerings
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) -will be the acting building manager as assigned handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Serves as Passport Acceptance Agent when certified, in branches where service is offered
  • Performs set up, assists and/or instructs public training sessions and presents programs when assigned to the Midtown Carnegie branch
  • Assists participants of all ages at the Computer Training Center and Maker Space when assigned to the Midtown Carnegie branch
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature
  • Ability to follow extremely detailed instructions and complete tasks accurately

Education/Experience

  • Position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field
  • One-year public service experience preferred
  • Public library experience preferred

Contact

  • Daily in-person and telephone contact with the public
  • Works closely with other library personnel
  • Contact with all system departments and branches Supervision
  • Supervised by Reference Department Manager

Physical Demands

  • Routinely bends, squats, kneels and reaches from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routinely lifts library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Posted 01/06/2023

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Carpenter Assistant Manager, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library is seeking an Assistant Manager who is enthusiastic about working in a customer-centered environment and passionate about the mission of public libraries. Our ideal candidate is someone who is innovative and understands the importance of collaboration. Our new Assistant Manager must be committed to providing excellent customer service and serving a diverse community.

This position assists in the direct supervision of staff and will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, programming, and community outreach. The successful candidate will be an adaptable problem-solver with strong interpersonal and time-management skills.

In this role you will:

  • Assist in the management of branch staff, including the hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, and potential discipline of staff.
  • Motivate and coach staff through effective communication and embracing change.
  • Ensure customers are following library policies and help contribute to a safe environment.
  • Assist in the daily operation of a busy regional library including circulation, reference, readers’ advisory, technology assistance, and programming.
  • Work with librarians and managers systemwide to develop and execute strong public services.
  • Assist in the development of system policies and strategic plans.
  • Serve on system-level committees and assist with system projects.
  • Represent the Library at outreach events in the community.

You’ll 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.
  • Organized and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with three years of experience in public libraries OR a Master’s Degree in Library Science or a related field with two years of experience in public libraries OR a combination of education and experience. Candidates currently enrolled in library school are encouraged to apply.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.

We’d love it if you also have:

  • At least one year of supervisory experience
  • Experience with library software
  • Skill with Google Workspace

You will get:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $51,765
  • 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:

Tuesday 8:30-5:30, Wednesday & Thursday 11:15-8:15, Friday & Saturday 8:30-5:15 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 16 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 neighborhood:

Carpenter serves a diverse population, including the neighborhoods of Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Benton Park, Benton Park West, and Dutchtown. It recently celebrated its 95th 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.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org, click on the Careers link, and submit your application with cover letter & resume. Thank you!

Posted 01/04/2023

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Instructional Librarian, Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

Job Title: Instructional Librarian Date: 12/5/2022
Reports To:  Director, Smiley Library FLSA Classification:   /

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Central Methodist University is a four-year, private, liberal arts university, located in Fayette, MO (30 minutes outside of Columbia). Smiley Library is hiring an Instructional Services Librarian, who will be responsible for developing strategies to integrate information literacy into the curriculum, by applying learning theories and instructional technologies effectively into the teaching and learning process. In conjunction with the Director, this position will also be responsible for aligning instruction with curricular needs, assessing the impact on student learning, and ensuring that the library print and electronic resources support these efforts.

Energetic, innovative, adaptable, and learner-centered professionals are encouraged to apply for this full-time, 12-month staff with faculty rank position.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Instructional Services Librarian will be responsible for classroom instruction in information fluency, teaching bibliographic research techniques at the basic and advanced level, creating online tutorials and other aids for distance learners, and staying abreast of the professional literature and trends in this area.

The position will help establish and maintain a greater online presence to assist the increasing information needs of the growing distance student population.   The position will also be responsible for assisting with events and programming within the library for students, faculty, and staff designed to engage these populations with the library’s mission. Duties will also include general reference work, campus committee assignments, and other tasks as assigned.

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

n/a

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

An MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with students and faculty in a productive manner, is required.  Experience with teaching, marketing, educational technology, and electronic resources is preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have the ability to speak in a clear and loud voice.   Must have the ability to operate a personal computer and keyboard, printers, telephone, facsimile, typewriter, and other office equipment.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

The ability to work effectively with books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary.  Knowledge and fluency in web 2.0 and social networking tools is preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTES:

This position may require some work in evenings, on weekends, and/or travel.

Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcript of graduate coursework.  Applications and instructions are located on the university website at www.centralmethodist.edu

CMU Employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole.  They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented.  Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of CMU.   Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 12/5/2022

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