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

Library Director

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

The Cedar County Library District is a countywide library system with library branches in both Stockton and El Dorado Springs, Missouri. There are currently 3 full time employees, including a Director and two Branch Managers, as well as 6 part time staff members. The Cedar County Library District serves a population of approximately 14,000 in a rural area located in Southwest Missouri.

Stockton is 60 miles northwest of Springfield, MO and El Dorado Springs is approximately 120 miles southeast of Kansas City, MO. Stockton is home of a 25,000 acre lake offering 300 miles of unspoiled shoreline with clean water for fishing, boating, and camping. El Dorado Springs is located just 19 miles from Stockton and has beautiful outdoor spaces, top notch medical facilities and affordable family housing and is surrounded by a plethora of hunting and fishing opportunities. Both communities have excellent school systems and offer many academic and sports activities for students. The Stockton Library Branch opened a brand new facility in 2008 and a new building promotion is currently underway for El Dorado Springs.

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Job Purpose/Duties Summary:

  • Advocate for the library in all settings
  • Communicate effectively with board of trustees regarding all operations and initiatives
  • Provide strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services including planning, budgeting, assignment, and the integrating of emerging technologies and trends
  • Seek external funding in support of strategic library initiatives
  • Oversee the daily management of the library and develop new and improvised spaces and services
  • Cultivate and sustain an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth and responsibility while rewarding learning, creativity, ownership, and innovation

General Qualifications:

  • College degree, minimum of three to five years demonstrated administrative experience
  • Broad knowledge of library objectives, functions, procedures and techniques
  • Broad computer knowledge with ability to manage Library’s technology services
  • Supervisory skills, proactive attitude, experience building community partnerships

How to apply: Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current resume, and complete contact information for three references to the Board of Trustees at kforest2009@hotmail.com Applications being accepted through May 31, 2020 or until position is filled.

Job posted 4/2/2020
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Technical Services Paraprofessional, Ferguson Municipal Public Library District, Ferguson, MO

Ferguson Municipal Public Library in Ferguson, Missouri, needs a meticulous, full-time Technical Services Paraprofessional! You would take charge of cataloging and processing, but also have regular hours for Library Assistant duties like helping at the circulation desk. It requires the meticulous detail of a cataloger, but also the people skills necessary to help the public face-to-face. This position has the potential to grow into a professional position, and could be so from the start for a well-qualified candidate with an MLS/MLIS.

Requirements for the position:

  • At least 2 years experience copy cataloging in a library setting, and willingness to train toward original cataloging skills.
  • Computer experience, including word processing, Internet, and the ability to learn and use the Library Circulation System effectively.
  • Read, write, and speak at a professional level.
  • Ability to establish and maintain courteous and effective working relationships with staff, patrons, and local citizens, and also maintain composure while handling complaints from the public.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, lift/carry 25 pounds, and reach shelves for retrieval or shelving of materials.
  • Dependable and ready for duty at/during scheduled times. Able to carry-out established procedures and policies. Positive work attitude.
  • Commitment to service, teamwork, professional standards.

The Cataloger reports to the Director. Duties include:

  • Classifying and cataloging Library materials, including books, videos, audio, and other materials in a timely manner, using an online bibliographic database. We use Polaris.
  • Performing catalog maintenance, and coordinating with other catalogers in the Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis.
  • Maintaining good relations with the public and staff in a courteous and tactful manner. You must be both patient and firm. Sometimes you will deal with people who are behaving very badly.
  • Serving as shift supervisor one morning a week and one evening a week and the occasional Saturday.
  • Training and supervising volunteers.
  • Ordering new materials and working within a planned ordering budget.
  • Performing the countless tasks necessary to keep a library running. Libraries have infinite work, and a lot of variety in tasks. This includes opening and closing the library and circulation desk, counting money, printing reports, and more.
  • Organizing and completing large projects on your own initiative.
  • Other duties as assigned. Sometimes it seems like the whole job is other duties as assigned.

Ferguson, one of the oldest cities in St. Louis County, has a rich history and strong identity. It is a diverse community of around 21,000 wonderful people. The Ferguson Municipal Public Library is independent, but also part of the Municipal Library Consortium, a collection of 9 municipal libraries across St. Louis County.

This is an hourly position. You will have a set schedule, mostly Monday through Friday but with one evening a week and approximately one Saturday a month. You may be asked to shift schedules occasionally.

Starting pay will be between $15/hr and $21/hr, depending on qualifications and experience, with a higher, salaried range if it turns into a professional position. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and health insurance.

Applications should include a cover letter and a current resume, and be sent to sbonner@fergusonlibrary.net, or to
Ferguson Library,
C/O Scott Bonner,
35 North Florissant Rd,
Ferguson, MO 63135

We will consider applications until the position is filled in a rolling interview process, so quick response will increase likelihood of getting an interview. The Ferguson Municipal Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer.

http://ferguson.lib.mo.us/employment/

Job posted 3/29/2020
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Director of Library Services, Henry County Library, Henry County, MO

The Henry County Library has an immediate opening for a director of library services. The Library is located in Henry County, Missouri with facilities in Clinton and Windsor Missouri. Serving approximately 22,000 residents, the library is “just the right size;” small enough that staff build personal relationships with appreciative library patrons, but large enough to provide quality, professional library service. The Library District also has the good fortune of operating with a permanent tax base with annual revenues of approximately $700,000.
The Board is looking for an innovative leader who has a passion for librarianship and is committed to providing quality library services to the community.
The Salary range is $40,000-$50,000 based on qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and a retirement pension plan through Missouri LAGERS.

Requirements
Skills: Excellent communication skills are needed to establish and maintain positive relationships with library users, staff, and the community. Effective management skills are needed for administrative and supervisory responsibilities and long and short-range planning. Requires special knowledge, training, and skills relating to library services, budgeting, district management, public advocacy, and grant writing,
Education: 4 year college degree. MLS preferred.
Experience: At least 3-5 years of library experience with managerial experience in a library preferred.
Prefer experience working in rural communities with diverse populations.
Candidates will be required to live in Henry County.
Duties Include:
Working with the Library Board and community agencies
Budgeting
Analyzing and developing services
Managing and supervising volunteers and staff
Using Quickbooks and other financial software
Creating and interpreting policies, procedures, and administrative rules and regulations

Job Description
Plan, direct, and oversee the delivery of library services within the District. Supervise a staff of 13 library personnel in two separate locations in the performance of their duties. Attend related meetings and training. Communicate with the Board, the Friends of the Library, committees, and the public in matters pertaining to library functions. Ensure adequate maintenance of all library facilities and budget. Planning of facility and services development, The director reports to a board of 5 members.
Essential Job Functions: Provide leadership in developing district vision, goals, and objectives in conjunction with the Library Board. Establish operational targets in compliance with overall goals and objectives. Plan and develop collections, programs, services, and activities based on analysis of District growth, usage patterns, workload, staffing levels, patron requests, and related legislative issues to provide appropriate library services to the community.
Represent the District at public forums. Attend various community group, professional, and civic organization meetings. Direct public relations program and maintain good visibility to promote and publicize the Library in the community. Prepare, present, and/or arrange for internal and external staff development and training programs.
Perform professional librarian duties, e.g. evaluate, select, and order new materials; classify and catalog materials; provide reference services; determine withdrawals from circulation; etc.
Evaluate, develop, and implement goals, programs, policies, and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of department responsibilities. Develop long and short-range plans for library services to the District. Maintain awareness of developing technologies and trends in the field of librarianship.
Prepare and present the annual budget. Monitor and approve expenditures for compliance to approved budget. Exercise budgetary authority within established guidelines. Prepare grant applications and seek funding for operational and improvement programs. Actively seek grants, gifts, and other new sources of non-tax funding for the library.
Work with the Library Board to develop short and long-range goals. Attend Board and various other meetings, providing input and receiving direction or other information.
Assign, supervise, and evaluate work of subordinates. Hear grievances and administer disciplinary action. Lead hiring and termination actions. Ensure adherence to personnel policies and the provision of adequate training within departments.
Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Mandatory Requirements: Broad knowledge of the principles, practices, and philosophy of public library administration, current methods and principles governing the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, maintenance, and circulation of print and non-print materials, reference, and outreach practices.
Knowledge of statutes and ordinances governing public library service.
Completion of a 4 year college degree with a preferred ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree.
At least 3-5 years professional experience and library management experience preferred or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above duties.

Physical Demands of Position: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 20 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required less than 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.
Working Conditions: Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work area is typical of most library and/or office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises. 40 hour work week is expected. Work schedule will include occasional evening hours and weekends.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for 11 staff members. Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of a 5 person Library Board of Directors.

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

HOW TO APPLY
Interested parties must submit a resume and cover letter along with, three letters of reference, and college transcripts to debbie.jones@henrycolib.org. or by mail to Henry County Library 123 E. Green Street Clinton, MO ATTN: BOARD OF TRUSTEES. All resumes and cover letter must be submitted by April 24. 2020 at 5 pm.

Job posted 3/25/2020
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Outreach Specialist, Christian County Library, Ozark, MO

Type of Position: Full-Time
Salary: $14.00/hour
Schedule: 40 hours/week; Tuesday-Saturday, a combination of days and evenings
Location: Ozark Branch Library (primary) All Branches (secondary)
To Apply: Submit application and resume to nholladay@christiancountylibrary.org

Essential Values of All Christian County Library Employees
All employees of Christian County Library are expected to accept the following values:
Customer Service: Responds to the needs of customers and staff.
Respect: Courteous, reliable, and dependable.
Positive Attitude: Represents the library to customers and staff in a positive manner; promotes a positive work environment
Accountability: Holds one’s self accountable for actions and decision
Innovation and Initiative: Ability and willingness to complete assigned tasks
Teamwork: Ability to work on a team

Educational and Experience Requirements
Minimum:
60+ hours of college
Public library youth services experience
Preferred:
Experience with program planning
Experience with public libraries

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills- written and oral
  • Basic computer skills- familiar with using internet, Microsoft Office Suite products, email
  • Excellent people skills
  • Working knowledge of reader interest levels, book, authors, and reference sources.
  • Working knowledge of automated library circulation systems and online databases.
  • Working knowledge of print, non-print, digital, and online information sources available from a wide variety of sources, including publishers, the Internet, and library and vendor-based systems.
  • Ability to develop or demonstrate the necessary supervisory, decision-making, leadership, team-building, strategic, conflict resolution, and marketing skills.
  • Ability to set priorities, organize, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to successfully maintain performance of assigned duties and responsibilities to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and by listening.
  • Ability to interact in a positive, effective manner with supervisors, coworkers, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform with minimum of supervision, to work collaboratively in a team environment, and to demonstrate professional standards, good judgment, dependability, and timeliness in work environments.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple demands and changing priorities and at times accommodate change in work schedule to meet job responsibilities.
  • Ability to present ideas and provide instruction. Comfortable with teaching and use of various forms of technology.
  • Able to lift 20 lbs
  • Able to bend over and pick up books for up to 8 hours
  • Must be able to provide three non-family references

Job Responsibilities
The following are the job responsibilities for this position. They are divided into categories with assigned duties that are specific to each section.

Job Responsibility No. 1: Assist with Coordination and Delivery Services to Homebound Patrons

  • Evaluate individuals to determine if they are eligible for homebound patron services
  • Interview homebound patrons to access their needs
  • Pull, request, and find items that meet the needs for patrons
  • Deliver items to homebound patrons weekly
  • Fill in for other staff members that deliver homebound materials when needed
  • Recruit members of the community as volunteers to assist with delivery of materials to homebound patrons

Job Responsibility No. 2: Assist with the Books-To-Go program

  • Process the materials taken to Books to Go Outreach Stops
  • Processing of holds to be delivered to community partner pick up locations
  • Place holds to fill patron requests at Outreach visits
  • Accurately and efficiently handle materials for the Outreach program
  • Maintain records
  • Semi-daily delivery of materials between branches

Job Responsibility No. 3: Coverage of the Circulation Desk at All 3 Branches and Serve as PIC (Person in Charge)

  • As scheduling allows, fill in when there are circulation and youth services desk shortages in the different branches
  • Serve as an Ozark Branch PIC (person in charge) during the day and some evenings

Job Responsibility No. 4: Community Engagement

  • Work as a library liaison in the community to make connections to further develop library relationships to allow for library growth
  • Assist with representing the library in the community through programing to populations in most need of library services
  • Keep Administration aware of ever changing community trends

Job Responsibility No. 5: Participation in Outreach and Youth Service Events

  • Coordination of materials needed for community and youth services events
  • Go-to person for specialized community-focused projects and events
  • Attend community outreach events in support of other staff members
  • Work to promote the library in the community
  • In conjunction with Youth Services staff, plan and present programs inside and outside of the library, including early literacy storytimes for community daycares and preschools

Job Responsibility No. 4: Communication with Co-Workers & Administration

  • Effective, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with co-workers in various forms such as, but not limited to: verbally (in person and on phone), written (day notebook, email, message on lockers, etc.), and other forms as dictated by the situation
  • Effective, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with Administration on the following topics:
    • Scheduling requests; Vacation or PTO submitted in writing via an email 4 weeks in advance
    • Absences, including whether or not employee is using leave for time missed
    • If there is an issue with a co-worker’s performance
    • Procedural changes or issues
    • Policy changes or issues and other topics not addressed here
  • Effective, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with IT on technological issues and use the IT Ticket document when appropriate

Job Responsibility No. 5: Other duties as assigned

  • Open the library, as needed
  • Staff circulation desk , as needed
  • Count daily deposits, as needed

Job posted 3/24/2020
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Branch Manager – Sparta, Christian County Library, Sparta, MO

Type of Position: Full-Time, Exempt
Schedule: 40 hours per week
Reports to: Executive Director
To Apply: Submit application and resume to ggodber@christiancountylibrary.org

Essential Values of All Christian County Library Employees
All employees of Christian County Library are expected to accept the following values:
Customer Service: Responds to the needs of customers and staff.
Respect: Courteous, reliable, and dependable.
Positive Attitude: Represents the library to customers and staff in a positive manner; promotes a positive work environment
Accountability: Holds one’s self accountable for actions and decision
Innovation and Initiative: Ability and willingness to complete assigned tasks
Teamwork: Ability to work on a team

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree
Supervisory experience
At least five (5) years of public library experience

Preferred:
A masters degree, as in MLIS or similar

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills- written and oral
  • Basic computer skills- familiar with using internet, Microsoft Office Suite products, email, Google products suite
  • Reliable, responsible, dependable, honest, organized, quick learner
  • Working knowledge of reader interest levels, book, authors, and reference sources.
  • Working knowledge of automated library circulation systems and online databases.
  • Working knowledge of print, non-print, digital, and online information sources available from a wide variety of sources, including publishers, the Internet, and library and vendor-based systems.
  • Ability to develop or demonstrate the necessary supervisory, decision-making, leadership, team-building, strategic, conflict resolution, and marketing skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to successfully maintain performance of assigned duties and responsibilities to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Ability to interact in a positive, effective manner with coworkers, Executive Director, and general public.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple demands and changing priorities, to learn, and be willing to embrace change. Remains flexible.
  • Ability to present ideas and provide instruction. Comfortable with teaching and use of various forms of technology.
  • Be able to lift 30 lbs
  • Be able to bend over and pick up books for up to 8 hours
  • Must be able to provide three non-family references

Job Responsibilities
The following are the job responsibilities for this position. They are divided into categories with assigned duties that are specific to each section.

Job Responsibility No. 1: Supervise Daily Operations of the Branch

  • Scheduling service desk- long term, vacations, sudden sick leave, etc.
  • Maintain knowledge of programs being completed within the library and verify all parties involved have what they need
  • Be the example of staff procedures to all staff, thus someone they turn to for assistance with questions
  • Work with Youth Services to staff to assist with overseeing operations in their department
  • Hire staff for the branch with the assistance of another administrative staff member
  • Discipline staff according to personnel policies when necessary
  • Terminate staff with assistance of Executive Director, HR Solutions representative, and Director of Finance and Business Operations

Job Responsibility No. 2: Supervise the Library Building

  • Coordinate meeting room reservations for branch
  • Train and schedule PIC (Person in Charge) coverage for their branch
  • Complete daily inspections of the building and lot for damaged items and/or trash
  • Report any maintenance issues to the appropriate individuals
  • Coordinate maintenance projects, as needed

Job Responsibility No. 3: Supervise Circulation and Reference

  • Lead the library desk staff in daily operations
  • Maintain branch staff schedule
  • Make sure library desk staff adhere to policies and procedures
  • Train new desk staff employees on circulation practices
  • Train new desk staff employees on reference practices
  • Assign training alternates, as needed

Job Responsibility: No. 4: Participation in the Administrative Staff Team for CCL

  • Attend monthly administrative staff meetings
  • Participate in the policy and procedural review for the library
  • Attend the Board of Trustees meetings on a monthly basis
  • Represent the administrative team to library staff and the people of Christian County

Job Responsibility No. 5: Participation in Community Organizations, Events, Conferences, Trainings, and Workshops

  • Plan and present programs outside of the library
  • Represent the library at community outreach events
  • Promote the library to the community
  • Become a member of community groups and participate in their functions
  • Record statistical information of programs and events presented
  • Attend conferences, training sessions, and workshops when appropriate. Use the information learned in Branch Manager role and share with staff and co-workers

Job Responsibility No. 6: Organization and Presentation of Library Programs for Adults and Branch Displays

  • Coordinate branch programming for adults
  • Maintain communications with youth services staff regarding programs for children and teens
    Present programs as needed
  • Organize branch library material displays and local artist displays

Job Responsibility No. 7: Communication with Co-Workers & Administration

  • Effective, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with co-workers in various forms such as, but not limited to: verbally (in person and on phone), written (day notebook, email, message on lockers, etc.), and other forms as dictated by the situation
  • Effective, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with Administration on the following topics:
    • Scheduling requests; Vacation or PTO submitted in writing via Paychex Flex Time 4 weeks in advance
    • Absences, including whether or not employee is using leave for time missed
    • If there is an issue with a co-worker’s performance
    • Policy changes or issues
    • Procedural changes or issues
    • Other topics not addressed here
  • Effective, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with IT on technological issues and use the IT Ticket document when appropriate

Job Responsibility No. 8: Miscellaneous- Other Duties as Assigned

    • Light plumbing and cleaning
    • Assist at service desk, as needed
    • Coordinate other projects at the Executive Director’s discretion
    • Assist the Maintenance staff and Executive Director with coordinating building and grounds projects

Job posted 3/24/2020
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Chief Executive, Kansas City (MO) Public Library, Kansas City, MO

BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF READERS. The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a Chief Executive who will lead the institution, championing a vision for the Library that promotes and advances its vital connections and continues to serve as an integral part of the fabric of the community. From its nationally renowned public programming, innovative outreach, and local, regional and national leadership in digital literacy, the award-winning Kansas City Public Library has helped redefine the role of public libraries. Governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees, the Library is an independent urban public library district serving 213,000 residents of the City’s central core, part of the neighboring City of Independence, and the City of Sugar Creek. Working from 10 library locations (plus a digital branch and an active outreach program), the Chief Executive will grow KCPL’s commitment to a diverse, multicultural, and engaged community of patrons and partners pursuing the Library’s 2020 Strategic Goals. Specific opportunities include: developing and implementing the strategic plan; completing immediate capital construction projects; fundraising to complete a capital development plan; recruiting and retaining staff at all levels that mirror the communities served; and rebuilding the development staff and infrastructure. Among the Library’s resources are a highly proficient staff of 260 (215 FTEs), a $24.5 million annual budget—plus support from the Friends of the Library and gift, grant and endowment sources. Most importantly, there is the goodwill of a community that loves its Library and provided a powerful community-wide endorsement when voters gave an 83% approval to the Library’s operating 2018 levy ballot measure.

Kansas City sits on Missouri’s western edge—and the Kansas City Public Library District is the heart of this metropolitan area— 14 counties with a population of 2.34 million. The Metro area is known for its quality of entertainment and cultural amenities, including barbecue, jazz heritage, fountains, art, educational facilities and professional sports teams (the 2020 Super Bowl LIV champion Kansas City Chiefs and the 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals). Downtown is Kansas City’s historic center and is home to the City’s original town site, business districts, residential neighborhoods, performance venues and the Central Library. Other attractions include the American Jazz Museum which shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the renovated Union Station, and Liberty Memorial—a National WWI museum and memorial. The Midtown/Plaza neighborhoods offer many cultural attractions (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art), shopping and entertainment areas, renown medical centers, universities and research facilities (University of Missouri–Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Kansas City Art Institute, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and Midwest Research Institute) and the metro area’s most densely populated neighborhoods. The surrounding areas contain many municipalities, both small and large, enhancing the Metro Area’s amenities, business presence, and quality of life for metro residents. Kansas City is a city of neighborhoods, fountains, parks and boulevards—a place you will be eager to call home. For more about the Chief Executive position, the Library District, and the Metro area and its attractions and amenities see Kansas City Links.

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive is responsible for the planning, directing, managing and overseeing all activities and operations of the Library. This position works closely with the Library Board and staff to establish and ensure that core values are upheld and excellent library service is met while achieving the Library’s longer term strategic goals. The Chief Executive also provides library advocacy and community outreach through public relations strategies, frequent contact with news media, preparation and delivery of presentations to community groups on library issues and needs, interaction with the Friends of the Library and private donors, and participation in community and professional activities and boards. The Chief Executive is a role model within the organization and must maintain a positive attitude, an innovative mindset and open communication and interaction with the staff and community.

Qualifications. Any combination of experience and training that will provide the required knowledge and abilities will qualify. A typical path to obtain the knowledge and abilities is (1) an advanced degree in public administration or a related field; (2) three years of supervisory experience at a senior management level in a complex organization; and (3) three years of executive leadership/administrative experience in the operation of a medium to large urban service organization. Alternate education, experience and qualifications may be considered. The successful candidate will also demonstrate visionary leadership skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to build productive relationships and promote collaborative partnerships through civic engagement; be successful in promoting library services to the community; possess comfort and skill in fund raising activities. The board will expect a candidate to have a demonstrated passion for the work of libraries and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies and “best practices” for library services.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $175,000 – $200,000, with placement dependent on qualifications. An exceptional benefits package is also offered.

For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury. This position will close April 12, 2020.

Job posted 3/19/2020

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Library Director, Richmond Heights Memorial Library, Richmond Heights, MO

POSITION TITLE: Library Director
REPORTS TO: Board of Trustees
SUPERVISES: Library personnel
FSLA STATUS: Exempt

The Richmond Heights Memorial Library has an opening for Library Director. The Library serves the nearly 10,000 residents of Richmond Heights, Missouri, an inner-ring suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metro area. Richmond Heights’ population is diverse, relatively young, well-educated, and middle class. More information can be found on the city website: http://www.richmondheights.org/departments/city_manager/national_citizen_survey_reports.php
The Richmond Heights Public Library was established in 1933 with a $16 gift from the Lions Club. The Library has evolved over the years, culminating in November 2000 when the Library moved into its new 13,000 square foot home at THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center and Memorial Library. The Richmond Heights Memorial Library is a full-service, independent municipal library. More than 50% of Richmond Heights’ residents are active Library card holders. The collection includes 134,000 items in a variety of media with circulation of 173,500 annually.
The Library belongs to the Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County, a nine-member cooperative of independent libraries with reciprocal borrowing privileges and a shared Polaris ILS and catalog.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

        • Supervises a staff of fifteen part- and full-time employees to ensure the smooth operation of the library and directs staff assistance to patrons to ensure quality service.
        • Plans, organizes and directs a balanced program of library services.
        • Develops and maintains the collection of library materials to respond to the unique needs of the community.
        • Drafts new policies and updates existing Board policies as appropriate, to be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval. Interprets and implements Board Policy for the day-to-day operation of the Library.
        • Prepares and administers annual operating budget for the Library. Directs and supervises the expenditure of library funds and security of physical assets.
        • Promotes the Library and its use. Ensures that a positive, high profile image of the Library is presented to the community.
        • Acts as library liaison to maintain a good working relationship between the Consortium, community leaders, public officials and groups, professional groups, citizens of Richmond Heights, and library patrons.
        • Attends all Board of Trustees meetings, prepares a director’s report in advance of each scheduled meeting and delivers these materials to the Trustees.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Studies, preferably from an ALA-accredited university.
Three to five years work experience in a supervisory capacity within a library preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary range is between $70,000 – $80,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
A competitive benefits package includes health insurance, a retirement pension plan through Missouri LAGERS, paid vacation and paid membership in professional associations.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to William Haggerty, Trustee at: <william_haggerty@att.net>. Resumes must be received by April 15 to be considered for this opportunity.

Job posted 3/12/2020

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