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Branch Manager II – Grandview Branch, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

This position will be open until filled

Position Overview:
The Branch Manager II is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and customers. As part of the collaborative leadership team of the Library, the Branch Manager II interprets and implements the direction of the Library to assigned staff members in the areas of supervision, Board policy, procedures, programs, and collection maintenance. The Branch Manager II is responsible for clearing barriers to excellent customer service for staff and keeping abreast of current library trends and services. Specifically, a Branch Manager II supervises a large branch.

Reports to: Designated Associate Director for Public Service
Manages: 25 or more Library Branch Staff (Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Associates, Custodians, Library Pages)
Salary/Wage: Full-Time, exempt, $54,184, benefits eligible

MCPL Leadership Expectations:

  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Contributes positively to the efforts of the library
  • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statement
  • Models excellent, proactive customer service attitude and delivery and enthusiastically assists customers and other members of the MCPL Team in a tactful and effective manner
  • Consistently exhibits leadership qualities and professional attitudes and behaviors
  • Consistently acknowledges and appreciates each Library employee’s contributions
  • Develops a high-performance work team in an empowered environment
  • Actively participates in making the Library a welcoming and inclusive workplace
  • Exhibits self-motivation in managing changing priorities
  • Negotiates for win-win solution
  • Exhibits characteristics of a life-long learner and a willingness to investigate new ideas
  • Maintains an attractive, safe, and welcoming environment
  • Models dependability and punctuality by reporting to work on time, as scheduled, and prepared to work.
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with co-workers and other departments/branches
  • Uses best practices, MCPL policy, and good stewardship principles to plan and allocate library resources

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manages a Branch Staff of 25 or more
    • Plans and manages the work of employees
    • Disseminates information in a timely manner to all staff members
    • Maintains a collaborative leadership style
    • Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with the Assistant Branch Manager
    • Interviews applicants, makes selections, and documents hiring decisions
    • Encourages appropriate training
    • Evaluates individual and team performance
    • Provides coaching and disciplinary action
  • Plans and coordinates all functions of the Branch
    1. Develops and manages implementation of branch services
    2. Performs duties of other staff members, as needed
    3. Promotes the Library in a positive way
    4. Continually evaluates branch processes and services
    5. Demonstrates ability to learn consumer technologies
    6. Contributes to general neatness of the branch
    7. Collects and provides statistics for Library reports
    8. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in management of Branch budgets
    9. Meets deadlines for information requested by others
  • Curates collection of the Branch
    1. Deselects library materials
    2. Continually evaluates the branch materials collection
  • Attends and conducts meetings as required
  • Possession of a valid driver license and a reliable personal vehicle for use in carrying out the duties of this position including transportation of materials and equipment (mileage reimbursed)

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Participates and contributes to system-wide Library committees and activities
  • Promotes the Library to groups and community organizations
  • Attends conferences and workshops
  • Contacts other neighboring library systems to compare policies and procedures or investigate potential new projects
  • Performs basic custodial duties, as needed

Remote Work Classification:

  • Regular remote work is not available during normal operations.
  • Staff who are overtime exempt may complete some incidental tasks remotely as part of their regular duties and as approved by their supervisor. A signed Remote Work Agreement is required.
  • Full-time remote work may be temporarily assigned in the event of an emergency that prohibits employees from working on location for an extended period.

Required Skills:

  • Models excellent customer service attitude and delivery
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and planning skills with ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently
  • Demonstrates proficiency in office productivity and library operations software
  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, co-workers, and the public
  • Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities
  • Performs duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment
  • Successfully handles matters of conflict
  • Remains current on trends in the library field

Experience and Training:

  • Master of Library Science Degree issued by a library school of recognized standing is required
  • 3 years Library and/or supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office software required

Essential Physical Abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation are:

  • Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with customers, supervisors, and other employees.
  • Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports, and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  • Manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment to process library materials.
  • Personal mobility which permits the employee to monitor, supervise, and perform assigned indoor and outdoor library operations, and to attend Library district, community, and public meetings at various locations. This includes navigating outdoor sidewalks, curbs, parking lots, and landscaping safely while delivering books to customers who request curbside delivery.
  • Lift up to 40 pounds, push and pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds, bend, stoop and reach shelving from floor level to 6 feet high, and stand or walk for at least 1 hour at a time.
  • Reasonable tolerance for weather, dust, mold, scents, allergens, and communicable diseases which permits the employee to handle library materials, work in older buildings, and interact with coworkers and the public
  • Ability to perform job requirements while adhering to MCPL’s safety protocols. This includes wearing a mask and other protective equipment as directed during pandemic or other emergency operations.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Mid-Continent Public Library Human Resources Department at 816.836.5200.

Link to apply: https://www.mymcpl.org/library-information/working-with-MCPL/employment-opportunities

Posted 5/10/2021

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Coordinator of Library Technology, Richmond Heights Memorial Library, St. Louis, MO

POSITION TITLE: Coordinator of Library Technology
REPORTS TO: Library Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
JOB SUMMARY
The Richmond Heights Memorial Library is seeking a friendly and motivated Coordinator of Library Technology to handle all of the Library’s technology needs. This position is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and daily operation of the network and attached equipment including PCs, printers, receipt printers, scanners, and copiers. Software setup and maintenance including PC time and print management along with standard office software. This person will recommend equipment and assist with grant writing and management. This position is also responsible for assisting Library patrons and staff with one-on-one technology needs. Other library-related duties will apply.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
● Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a computer science or related field, or equivalent experience desired
● Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to instruct others
● Must possess a high level of commitment to public service
● Must have a sound knowledge of software, computer operations, systems architecture, hardware, and technology management techniques
● High level of comfort working with technology including: Network management, maintaining firewall security, troubleshooting OS/software errors, troubleshooting WiFi connectivity, installing/uninstalling software, system restore software and anti-virus measures, and researching and testing OS/software updates
● Google suite and WordPress experience desired
● Experience with Polaris or other integrated library database systems preferred

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
● Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
● Ability to stand for extended periods of time
● Ability to use a PC, word processing, and e-mail
● Ability to operate various types of Library equipment
● Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
● Ability to bend beneath desks and tables to connect cables and wires

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Works cooperatively with the Director and Library staff to ensure high quality standards and services.
2. Designs, plans, implements and evaluates the present and future automation needs of the Library, making recommendations for improvements. This involves monitoring current Library technology (such as hardware,
software and networking equipment) and maintaining or recommending replacement technology.
3. Establishes preventive maintenance, security, backup and disaster recovery procedures.
4. Implements system hardware updates, software upgrades and manages licensing for Library programs.
5. Troubleshoots issues with computer hardware, printers, copiers, scanners and Library software.
6. Manages internal software programs including PC Reservation, LPTOne, MobilePrint, SmartShield, Polaris ILS system (or other library database system) and Windows.
7. Develops and recommends policy and procedures for use of computers, computer systems, printers and copiers.
8. Oversees training and instruction for staff and patrons on computer services and other technologies in response to staff and community needs and interests.
9. Assists Library patrons using the public computers and technology by answering questions, searching the Web and teaching how to utilize software provided by the Library.
10. Develops staff and patron help guides and procedural documents as needed.
11. Communicates regularly and negotiates with vendors including GFI Digital, MOREnet and The Miller Group.
12. Compiles and interprets statistics or other data and prepares reports.
13. Works with Consortium Systems Administrator regarding Polaris Automation System.
14. Manages and updates Library website on WordPress including monthly updates, promotional images, menu options and text, and planning for future website needs.
15. Assists patrons and staff at the Circulation or Reference desks as needed by checking library materials in and out, updating patron records and answering phone calls.
16. Other duties as assigned.

SCHEDULE
This position works days, evenings and weekends.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Annual salary is $45,000.
A competitive benefits package includes health insurance, a retirement pension plan through Missouri LAGERS, paid vacation and sick leave.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit a City of Richmond Heights online employment application along with a cover letter and copies of all certifications as an attachment in the online application. The Coordinator of Library Technology application is available at https://richmondheights.applicantpro.com/jobs/1784738.html.

The Richmond Heights Memorial Library is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Richmond Heights Memorial Library is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen and background check is required for all positions. Additional pre-employment testIng may be required for certain positions.
It is the policy of the Richmond Heights Memorial Library not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex, or disability except where specific age, sex, or physical requirement constitute a bona fide occupational qualification.

EOE/AA/M/F/DN

Posted 5/10/2021
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Head of Library Learning Services, State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, MO

I. POSITION IDENTIFICATION AND SUMMARY
The Director of Library Services is a management level position. He/she is responsible for daily operations and the overall library administration, including planning, budgeting, development and maintenance of the library automation system, staffing, public relations, and facilities management. The position is responsible for providing strong and supportive leadership for the library and ARC staff and work effectively with faculty, students, and administration to ensure library support of curricular needs and student success efforts. This position is directly responsible for planning and implementation of a library and Academic Resource Center that meets standards associated with Higher Education accreditation, American Library Association (ALA), and support of technical programs offered by State Technical College of Missouri.

It is an exempt, non-faculty twelve-month “Professional” position.

This is a “Safety Sensitive” position.

II. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
A. This position reports directly to Vice President for Student Affairs.

B. This position is charged with the planning, development, management of the library automation system, and evaluation of overall library operations.

C. The Director will develop long range and strategic plans for services, facilities and technological resources, which meet the strategic learning goals of the College. The Director is responsible for guiding and integrating several key student academic support functions including library services, academic support services, and tutoring; and responsible for planning, implementing, supervising and assessing the resources and services of the Library space.

D. This position interacts with all academic departments of the College, academic affairs, and student affairs.

III. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with Vice President for Student Affairs and other college administration in development and implementation of learning services that help the college meet strategic goals.
  • Key areas of accountability include effective delivery of library services and oversight of operation of Academic Resource Center.
  • The Director must demonstrate experience supervising library staff with a well-rounded knowledge and appreciation of all aspects of library work, including integration of emerging technologies into library services, forward looking collection development, effective public services and information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrate leadership and innovation in providing library programs and services.
  • Provide leadership and facilitation of ongoing analysis and assessment initiatives.
  • Candidates must possess comprehensive experience in developing and managing multiple budget accounts; effective supervision, management, and leadership of staff; competency in assessment, to include the evaluation of the quality and utilization of learning services; and participation and leadership in local, regional and statewide library networks.
  • Guide the library forward in the area of electronic and information management.
  • In conjunction with faculty, develop a high quality technical library through traditional and technological resources.
  • Participate in collection development and preparation of informational handouts.
  • Work with and actively participate in the Missouri Bibliographic Instruction User System (MOBIUS) and in the MOBIUS/LANCE consortium activities.
  • Participate in the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) activities.
  • Maintain a quality bibliographic database such as MOBIUS/LANCE database.
  • Manage the bibliographic record control including authority records, headings reports, item records, serials cataloging, and order records.
  • Develop and teach general and subject specific library instruction sessions, orientations, and workshops to students, faculty, and staff on the Linn, Missouri campus along with the satellite library locations as needed.
  • Create and maintain handouts and bibliographies on library resources.
  • Work with instructors to develop individual education plans for students within the developmental studies program.
  • Prepare library policies and procedures manual.
  • Perform online and mediated database searching.
  • Provide interlibrary loan service.
  • Catalog books and other library materials using OCLC and the library automation system.
  • Provide resources for curriculum enhancement and to assist degree-seeking faculty.
  • Supervise library staff, ARC staff, and student workers.
  • Attend the MOBIUS consortium and other professional meetings.
  • Serve on campus-wide committees.
  • Coordinates the appearance of and maintains the content of the Library website (Library services, and Academic Resource Center).
  • Coordinates and/or assigns coverage for services in Library.
  • Initiates, develops and coordinates library programming.
  • Works in unison with the Director of Student Support Servicesto review, plan and coordinate daily operations.
  • Provides, coordinates, and/or assigns coverage for extended library hours as needed such as finals week, special events, SkillUSA, Must See STC, etc.
  • Work with college administration to develop strategic goals and objectives to design and implement a comprehensive learning commons structure – long term goal.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

IV. ACCOUNTABILITIES
A. General
This position is accountable for the maintenance and growth of a comprehensive academic library.

B. Fiscal
This position is accountable for the fiscal management of budgeted resources and adherence to fiscal guidelines established by the Chief Fiscal Officer, the President of the College, and The Board of Regents.

V. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A. Qualifications:

  • Master’s of Library Sciences from an ALA-accredited program with experience in library administration in higher education required. Working knowledge of library automation system, demonstrated ability to integrate and advance innovative programs in response to a changing technological and information environment, and record of leadership in collaborative and collegial environment required.
  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, planning, and evaluation of the Library Services. Also directly supervises librarian, para-professionals, and student workers.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Experience with and knowledge of computers and technology as it relates to the library automation system, machine-readable formats (MARC), and electronic access to information. Experience in using management, and supporting the use of instructional media. Knowledge and understanding of technical education preferred.
  • Preferred experience includes experience in a 2-year college setting; experience in a Learning Commons environment; 3 or more years’ experience supervising college library support staff; an understanding of the mission of the college; demonstrated involvement in support of diversity and/or experience working with students of varying backgrounds and abilities; familiarity with MOBIUS library information management system; experience with innovative technologies; promotion of Open Educational Resources across campus; evidence of interdisciplinary/cross-departmental collaborations; experience with computer-based instructional technology.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write correspondence, Institutional self-study reports, procedural and policy manuals, library guides, and other library informational materials.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small/large group situations to clients, students, faculty, staff, administration, general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply basic accounting principles, such as bookkeeping, income statements, and balance sheets.
  • Evidence of skill in resource development, budgeting, and securing grants. A combination of education and experience may be used in lieu of the above.

B. Human Relations Aspects:

  • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills.
  • Good command of the written English language, spelling, and grammar.
  • Good working relationships with all levels in the College.
  • Organizational abilities.

C. Problem-solving Skills:

  • This position regularly requires the incumbent to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.

D. Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. He/she must be able to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, such as books, chairs, tables, general office equipment and computer equipment. The employee must frequently reach with hands and arms. He/she must be able to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk to other locations on campus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

E. Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The Library and ARC do host events and study sessions that create a conversational atmosphere.

To apply, please visit https://www.statetechmo.edu/career-openings/
Posted 5/4/2021
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Head of Digital Services, UMKC Libraries, Kansas City, MO

POSITION: Head of Digital Services – Special Collections and Archives Division

Job opening: Head of Digital Projects, UMKC Libraries – Apply by May 16

Alternatively: Job posting or Job opportunity

The UMKC University Libraries are seeking a collaborative, team-oriented individual to fill the role of Head of Digital Projects, responsible for managing all digital projects for the Special Collections and Archives Division at UMKC University Libraries, including digital repository collections and digital exhibits. The Head of Digital Projects will also participate in digital humanities initiatives by providing leadership on project design and implementation, and consulting on digital exhibits, digital lifecycle management, and emerging digital technologies. The Head of Digital Projects collaboratively designs, develops, and maintains the University’s digital repository for special collections, UMKC Digital Special Collections, in order to support the management, digitization process, development of metadata, long-term preservation, and appropriate storage and retrieval of these collections at the University. This position is a non-tenure track, ranked faculty librarian appointment, has supervisory responsibilities, and reports to the Associate Dean of Special Collections and Archives.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:
• Coordinates and oversees all digital projects in the Special Collections and Archives Division, including projects for the digital repository and digital exhibits.
• Provides direction and oversight for Special Collections and Archives Division staff involved in digitization of text and still images, metadata creation, ingest, digital asset management, and access to digitized and born-digital materials; coordinates with the Marr Sound Archives on digitization of audio and moving image materials; collaborates with Curators to set priorities for digitization and access.
• Collaborates with UMKC and University of Missouri (UM) System colleagues to grow, enhance, and manage a suite of shared tools, services, and standards that promote sustainable and scalable digital scholarship and digital collections.
• Serves as UMKC’s Technical and Administrative contact for the Missouri Hub of the Digital Public Library of America.
• Works with library and external partners to identify and prioritize support needs, system improvement, and user experience for the libraries’ digital special collections repository and digital humanities projects.
• Participates in digital humanities initiatives by leading in digital projects assessment and evaluation to understand project contributor support needs.
• Oversees digital projects design and implementation, ensuring that research and pedagogy projects are delivered on time and are of high quality.
• Provides specialized consulting services to UMKC community members about digital exhibits, digital lifecycle management, and emerging digital technologies.
• Documents and maintains digital repository and services workflows, procedures, and activities, and gathers useful resources to support digital services program development.
• Establishes short and long-range goals that align with the Division, Library and University goals and objectives.
• Directly supervises 1 FTE staff.

See full job description for more details.

Diversity Commitment
The University Libraries are fully committed to creating and maintaining an anti-racist and anti-oppressive environment for a diverse academic community of faculty, staff and students. Recent initiatives are outlined on the University Libraries’ Equity Committee page: https://library.umkc.edu/dei-committee. We seek individuals who will contribute to library-wide efforts to implement and maintain anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in all services and who are committed to our core campus values of learning, diversity, integrity, accountability, respect, and collaboration.
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 Papers, Starr Women’s Hall of Fame inductee collections, Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, J. David Goldin Radio Collection, Raymond Scott Collection, Sheet 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.

Minimum Requirements:
• ALA accredited MLS or a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (history, archival management or related area)
• 2+ years or equivalent experience working with digital collections or archives, including demonstrated experience in managing projects;
• Successful supervisory experience or successful experience coordinating a team;
• Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository, digital exhibits, and/or other digital library systems (e.g. Islandora, DSpace, Fedora, CONTENTdm, Omeka);
• Knowledge of strategies and best practices for digital object creation, curation, delivery, and preservation;
• Familiarity with a variety of digital library standards for file formats, metadata content and structure;
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively, in teams that encompass a range of roles and knowledge;
• Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, evidenced through direct action;
• Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment.
Preferred qualifications:
• Successful grant-seeking experience.

Salary: This is a 12 month, ranked, non-tenure track faculty position. (See the Promotion and Appointments Criteria for rank specifications.) The minimum salaries for ranks are: Librarian I $48,500, Librarian II $51,000, Librarian III $56,000, and Librarian IV $63,500. 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.

Application Instructions: Application materials must be submitted online at https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/. Click View Jobs and search for ID ‘36401’ to apply. Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter that directly addresses how you meet the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a single attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

Applications received by May 16, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Applications received after this date will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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: Sandy Rodriguez, Search Committee Chair. For all inquiries about the position, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu.

Posted 4/30/2021
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History and Languages Librarian, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

POSITION: History and Languages Librarian

LOCATION: St. Louis Public Library, Central Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library seeks a creative and collaborative library professional to serve as the History and Languages Librarian at Central Library in downtown St. Louis. Our ideal candidate is someone who is enthusiastic, patient, and committed to providing excellent customer service.

In this role you will:
● Provide in-depth reference assistance for customers via face-to-face, email, and telephone interactions, including locating items in the catalog or on shelf, assisting with database use, and looking up information
● Develop and maintain collections highlighted by an extensive map collection, government documents in various formats, travel guides, and a rich American history collection; duties also include overseeing the continual weeding and evaluation of all collections
● Collaborate with local cultural institutions via outreach opportunities
● Create and present dynamic Library programs related to the developed collections, including hosting authors and educational groups
● Have the opportunity to pursue and share personal research interests within the subject areas
● Create displays and/or lists in BiblioCommons
● Serve as Government Documents Coordinator for Library

You will need to be:
● Friendly, patient, and able to build relationships at all levels
● Able to see the big picture and promote consistency and excellence of service
● Capable of effectively presenting information and responding to questions from customers and staff and conveying complex information through strong written as well as verbal skills
● Flexible, positive, and willing to work with staff and colleagues to successfully overcome challenges
● Knowledgeable of leadership techniques
● Willing to take on responsibilities and challenges
● Familiar with SUDOC numbering schema
● Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities
You will need to have:
● Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited university or equivalent; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
● Intermediate Excel skills
● Familiarity with:

○ Google Workspace applications
○ Digital reference tools
○ Social media platforms
○ Video conferencing
○ Integrated library system (ILS) software
○ BiblioCommons catalog software

You will get:
● Competitive salary range starting at $44,800 per year
● Medical, dental, and life insurance
● Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
● Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
● Professional development support

Hours for this position are:
Monday, Tuesday, 8:30-5; Wednesday 10-7; Thursday, 9-6; alternating Friday & Saturday, 8:30-5. 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 18 locations, 16 open to the public, 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.

To apply:
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please apply online and submit your cover letter and resume.

Posted 4/30/2021
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Library Director, Doniphan-Ripley County Library, Doniphan, MO

POSITION: Library Director

LOCATION: Doniphan-Ripley County Library – 207 Locust Street – Doniphan, MO

Regular Hours: 40 hours per week. May include evenings and weekends.

The Doniphan-Ripley County Library (a tax-supported city-county library) Board of Trustees seeks an energetic library director to manage and oversee the day to day operations of the Library. The director must be a person of high integrity and capable of creating a vision for the library and possess the skills necessary to bring that vision into reality. S/He must be detail-oriented, have clear communication skills, be comfortable with technology, have a working knowledge of library management systems, possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office and be willing to learn and teach staff and patrons.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution of higher education
• Computer and internet experience
• Clear communication skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
• Must possess a current driver’s license
• Previous library experience preferred

Responsibilities:
• Maintain positive and productive working relationships with the library board, city/county officials and community leaders.
• Manage accounts receivable and payable
• Oversee daily operations, equipment and maintenance of the library
• Perform administrative tasks including supervising employees and volunteers
• Place material orders and oversee the processing and maintenance of materials
• Prepares a yearly budget for board approval
• Prepares yearly data collection reports
• Oversee maintenance of Library’s website
• Develop and promote the services and programs of the library
• Seek grant funding opportunities for library programming and technology needs
• Administer policies approved by the board and in compliance with state and federal law.
• Complete the New Director Boot Camp from MO State Library and other training as necessary.
• Other duties as deemed necessary.

Benefits
Annually: 12 paid holidays/15 paid vacation days/10 paid sick leave days

Salary
$30,000 to $40,000 depending on experience

Applications
Applications may be emailed to doniphanlibrary@hotmail.com or mailed to:

Director Search
Doniphan-Ripley County Library
207 Locust St
Doniphan, MO 63935

Posted 4/29/2021
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Library Assistant, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Library Assistant
LOCATION: Ash Grove Branch – 101 E Main Street – Ash Grove, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $10.80 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 library branch is open. Current hours at the Ash Grove branch are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm. 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 may have hours assigned to the Willard branch as well.

This position requires high school graduation or completion of a high school equivalency program. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting.
Complete application and submit transcript (download under the tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to 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 Our Company > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a letter of interest 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: Library Assistant
Classification: Library Worker II
Salary: $10.80 per hour
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Essential Functions
• Routinely checks-in, checks-out and renew library materials
• Performs circulation duties
• Registers patrons for library cards, voter registration and other library functions
• Assists patrons with directional information
• Collects overdue fines, book deposits and other fees, makes change, and issues receipts
• Performs routine computer searches, data entry
• Assists patrons with location of library materials and information
• Assists and instructs patrons in the operation of patron access computer (PAC), copy machines, printers, and fax machines
• Answers telephone and direct calls
• Responds to regular telephone inquiries
• Performs routine filing and shelving
• May prepare daily deposit of monies collected by branch
• May act as Person In Charge (PIC) in absence of branch manager
• May provide programing at the branch as needed:
• Storytimes
• Youth programs
• Adult programs
• Assists supervisor with department reports and correspondence as needed
• Performs essential functions during high patron volume
• 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 communications skills, oral and written
• Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
• Basic knowledge of circulation and library functions
• Computer and keyboard skills, to include windows, word-processing and spreadsheet construction

Education/Experience
• High School diploma or equivalent
• One year public service experience required
• One year library experience is preferred

Contact
• Regular, daily public contact
• Works closely with other department personnel
• Routine telephone contact with other departments, branches, and the public
• Occasional work with other branch departments

Supervision
• Supervised by Branch Manager

Physical Demands
• Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
• May stand for long periods of time
• Displays good coordination and mobility
• Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs
• Uninterrupted standing and walking for lengthy periods

Working Environment
• Primarily indoors 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

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein. I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Name: __________________________________________________________
Signed: ____________________________ Date: ______________________
Accommodation Requested: ________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Posted 4/28/2021
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Collection Services Librarian, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Collection Services Librarian
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
Classification: Library Professional
SALARY: From $37,440.00 annually
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open, primarily Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. 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 an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution or commensurate experience. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at 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 Our Company > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a letter of interest 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: Collection Services Librarian
Classification: Library Professional
Salary: $37,440.00 annually
FLSA Status: Exempt

Essential Functions
• Evaluation and selection of library materials according to the Materials Selection Policy
• Maintain/develop the library’s collection to reflect community needs
• Evaluate the Library system’s collections in assigned areas
• Review, select and order materials for those collections system-wide
• Respond to customer suggestions for purchase in assigned areas
• Manage budget for selection areas and recommend materials budget allocations to meet the materials goals for the library system in assigned areas
• Select materials cost-effectively and assign them according to user and location needs
• Design and oversee weeding projects, replacement; redevelopment and specialized collection development projects
• Maintenance of collection for specified areas including weeding, floating, list making and replacements
• Lead projects related to collection services
• Assist in maintaining collection inventory
• Assist branches in maintaining collections
• Assist in planning, moving and installing collections in new or existing library branches
• Work with other departments and phone contact with other staff and public
• Good written communication
• Contribute to writing, updating, revising collection services policies, procedures and communicating to staff for collection services topics
• Prepares and presents training classes related to Collection Services areas
• Make decisions on disposition of donated or gift materials in assigned areas
• Keep current on trends and format changes in materials
• Statistical analysis and evaluative reports of specified collections
• Public service desk duties as needed
• Contribute to system committees as assigned
• Assist Collection Services Manager in department functions
• Assists in other department duties as assigned
• 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, oral and written
• Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with library patrons and staff
• Thorough knowledge of library policies
• Computer and keyboard skills, ability to type 35 wpm

Education/Experience
• MLS or MLIS degree
• Library experience
• Selector experience preferred

Contact
• Close contact within department and with sales representatives of various suppliers
• Works closely with other departments
• Routine telephone contact with patrons and system staff

Supervision
• Supervised by the Collection Services Manager

Physical Demands
• Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
• Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
• Displays good coordination and mobility

Working Environment
• Primarily indoors 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

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein.
I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Name: __________________________________________________________
Signed: ____________________________ Date: ______________________
Accommodation Requested: ________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Posted 4/28/2021
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Reference Associate, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Reference Associate
LOCATION: The Library Station – 2535 N Kansas Expressway – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $14.00 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a part time position at approximately 20 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work during hours the library branch is open. The Library Station is currently open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 6:00pm, but hours will be extended as the Covid-19 level in Greene County improves. 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 Our Company > 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: Library Specialist I
Salary: $14.00 per hour
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
• 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
• Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
• Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
• Displays good coordination and mobility

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

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein.
I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Name: __________________________________________________________
Signed: ____________________________ Date: ______________________
Accommodation Requested: ________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Posted 4/28/2021
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Community Engagement Librarian, Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Kansas City, MO

POSITION:             Community Engagement Librarian

LOCATION:            Plaza Branch – 4801 Main Street – Kansas City, MO 64112

Job Summary
Under general direction of the Plaza Branch Director, oversees services for adults at the Plaza Branch Library, including reference, programming, outreach, reader’s advisory, and instruction. Develops relationships and partnerships with community members and groups. Manages staff and building operations as necessary and develops strong working relationships with other locations and departments within the Library system.

What You’d Do
Oversee and champion the services offered for adults including reference, programming, outreach, reader’s advisory, and instruction.
Provide instruction in the use of Library resources. Promote new and existing Library materials, resources, and services in person and through print, and social media.
Represent the Library in the community and build relationships and partnerships with other community members and organizations.
Provide high quality information and readers’ advisory service. Regularly work shifts at the Help Desks.
Serve as a strong advocate and role model for providing excellent values based customer service. Act as a positive, proactive presence in the building, handling patron and building issues as needed.
Work with Community Reference Manager on provision of reference services and programming initiatives.
Other duties and special responsibilities as assigned.

You Need
Demonstrated ability to deal in an effective and courteous manner with members of the public. Enjoy working with and possess the skills to interact with both children and adults in a professional manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective cooperative and positive working relationships with Library staff, professionals in other organizations, community groups and community members.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead staff.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to organize work effectively and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of professional Library work.
Intermediate computer skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to create and present presentations and content for public and staff.
Minimum qualifications include an MLS/MLIS degree with emphasis on public librarianship. This qualification can also be met by an equivalent combination of education, work experience, and life experiences.

Schedule
Normal work schedule is Monday 8:30-5:00, Tuesday 12:30-9:00, Wed 8:30-5:00, Thu 8:30-5:00, Fri 8:30-5:00.

Other Things You Should Know
This is a full-time exempt position. The starting salary is $44,810 per year including excellent benefits. This position is open until filled.

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

Posted 4/28/2021
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Branch Manager, Missouri River Regional Library, Osage County Branch, Linn, MO

POSITION:             Branch Manager

LOCATION:            Osage County Branch – 22 Library Lane – Linn, MO 65051

This position has primary responsibility for the daily operations of the Osage County Library Branch. Duties to include day-to-day supervision of the Osage County Branch functions including work schedules and desk hours. Participates in interviewing, hiring, training and yearly evaluations of Branch’s staff. Evaluates the Branch’s collection for ordering, weeding and maintenance utilizing input from the Collection Development Manager. Provides circulation and reference services to the public. Monitors and maintains the library computer systems with the assistance of the Information Technology Staff. Collaborate with schools and various agencies of Osage County to provide information about the Branch and its programs and services. Coordinates publicity and printed information needs with the Marketing
Department. Responds to routine patron problems and complaints and serves as liaison to the Library Director. Oversees collection of fines and resolves problems associated with them. Compiles and reports Branch statistics as requested and prepares monthly Board reports.
Recruits and oversees the activities of library volunteers. Responsible for Branch programming events including summer reading and story hours. Schedules, implements, and staffs additional public programs for Osage County. Tracks budgeted Branch programming funds. Monitors the physical need of the library building such as lights, fixtures, janitorial services with the assistance of the Maintenance Manager, Assistant Director of Facilities and/or outside service providers. Attends monthly management team meetings, committee meetings, and Osage County Board meetings as scheduled. Services as liaison to Friends of Osage County Library. Oversees Osage County Library Gallery, obtaining artwork and displays of artwork, in various exhibits throughout the year. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited institution preferred. Two years library experience required. One year supervisory experience preferred. A combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and ability can be substituted for education and experience
requirements.

Expected Hours of Work:
Generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, with some evening hours and weekends as needed.
Applications may be obtained at www.mrrl.org/employment or at the Circulation Desk. The
Library is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, M/F/D/V.

Posted 4/28/2021
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Library Assistant, Springfield-Greene County Library, Strafford Branch, Strafford, MO

POSITION:             Library Assistant

LOCATION:            Strafford Branch – 101 South Highway 125 – Strafford, MO

DUTIES:                 See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

Salary:        $10.80 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 library branch is open. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County. This position may occasionally have hours assigned to the Fair Grove branch as well.

This position requires high school graduation or completion of a high school equivalency program. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting
Complete application and submit transcript (download under the tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to 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 Our Company > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a letter of interest 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 OPPORTUNITY

Position: Library Assistant
Classification: Library Worker II
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Essential Functions

• Acts as Person In Charge (PIC) in absence of branch manager
• Routinely checks-in, checks-out and renew library materials
• Performs circulation duties
• Registers patrons for library cards, voter registration and other library functions
• Assists patrons with directional information
• Collects overdue fines, book deposits and other fees, makes change, and issues receipts
• Performs routine computer searches, data entry
• Assists patrons with location of library materials and information
• Assists and instructs patrons in the operation of patron access computer (PAC), copy machines, printers, and fax machines
• Answers telephone and direct calls
• Responds to regular telephone inquiries
• Performs routine filing and shelving
• May prepare daily deposit of monies collected by branch
• May provide programing at the branch as needed:
• Storytimes
• Youth programs
• Adult programs
• Assists supervisor with department reports and correspondence as needed
• Performs essential functions during high patron volume
• 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 communications skills, oral and written
• Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
• Basic knowledge of circulation and library functions
• Computer and keyboard skills, to include windows, word-processing and spreadsheet construction

Education/Experience

• High school graduation or completion of a high school equivalency program
• One year public service and library experience is preferred
• Supervisory experience helpful

Contact

• Regular, daily public contact
• Works closely with other department personnel
• Routine telephone contact with other departments, branches, and the public
• Occasional work with other branch departments

Supervision

• Supervised by Branch Manager

Physical Demands

• Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
• May stand for long periods of time
• Displays good coordination and mobility
• Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs
• Uninterrupted standing and walking for lengthy periods

Working Environment

• Primarily indoors 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

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein. I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Name: __________________________________________________________
Signed: ____________________________ Date: ______________________
Accommodation Requested: ________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Posted 4/21/2021
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ILS Administrator, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION:             ILS Administrator

LOCATION:            The Library Center –4653 S Campbell Avenue– Springfield, MO

DUTIES:                 See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

Classification:           Library Professional (without MLIS) / Support Manager (with MLIS)

Salary Track:         $37,400 annually                         / $52,000 annually

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Until Filled

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open, primarily Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm.  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 an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution or commensurate experience. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity.  Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at 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 Our Company > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a letter of interest 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:                ILS Administrator
Classification:       Library Professional (without MLIS) / Support Manager (with MLIS)
Salary Track:         $37,400 annually                              / $52,000 annually
FSLA:                    Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for overall daily operation of the Library’s ILS
  • Troubleshoots ILS problems and escalate calls with ILS when necessary
  • Installs software and system enhancements
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with ILS vendors
  • Investigates and stays informed of new products, services, and releases
  • Communicates with SGCL branches and departments, and consortium libraries about ILS problems, procedures, and enhancement suggestions
  • Coordinates with IT staff concerning connectivity between ILS and our network
  • Establishes and maintains annual guidelines for cleaning the ILS database
  • Works with vendors to resolve any issues
  • Works with IT to determine the appropriate technology integration for new products and to resolve any technical issues for current subscriptions
  • Serves on various MOBIUS committees and task forces as necessary when ILS functions are involved
  • Attends annual ILS vender conferences (user group and annual meeting) as funding allows
  • Networks with other libraries who use the same ILS vendor as SGCL
  • Acts as emergency contact for nights and weekends for ILS functionality
  • Trains staff, patrons and consortium members on the use of ILS products
  • Negotiates contracts with Consortium Members
  • Assists staff/consortium members with use and setup of new software releases
  • Works effectively with consortium members including regular visits on site and annual meetings
  • Audits and approves time sheets for bi-weekly payroll
  • 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.

Education/Experience

  • MLS/MLIS or Commensurate experience considered
  • Public Library experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces that includes an understanding of the ILS from both the technical standpoint and a public service standpoint
  • Good understanding of all the Innovative modules/products used within the district
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a team environment facilitating the cooperation of several different staff/departments
  • Effective project manager
  • Technical writing skills

Contact

  • Works closely with other branch and department managers
  • Frequent contact with consortium members and ILS vendors
  • Routine telephone contact with other departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by Executive Director
  • Supervises ILS Associate

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Regular computer keyboard, desk work

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirement

  • 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

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.

I have the required credentials and experience stated herein. I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Name: ______________________________________________________­____

Signed: ____________________________   Date:  ______________________

Accommodation Requested:  ________________________________________

Posted 4/21/2021
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Librarian I, University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL), St. Louis, MO

Department: Reference Department

Reports to: Head of Public Services

The University Libraries at the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) seek an entry-level librarian to join our Reference Department. This position reports to the Head of Public Services. We are seeking someone with strong interpersonal skills who is enthusiastic, service-oriented, and interested in working in a highly collaborative, innovative, and diverse environment.

With more than 16,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. UMSL is also one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri with students from 49 states and 70 countries. UMSL offers a wide range of baccalaureate and master’s degrees, two education specialist degrees, and 17 doctoral degrees including the only professional Doctor of Optometry program in Missouri.

Required qualifications:
· Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution at the time of appointment
· excellent oral and written communication skills
· knowledge of emerging trends in academic libraries
· ability to work well with diverse populations
· familiarity with academic research resources and tools
· ability to work independently and collaboratively

Preferred qualifications:
· experience in an academic library
· coursework, research, or occupational experience in Education

Responsibilities:
· provide research assistance to students, faculty, and staff through research consultations, library instruction sessions, and other means
· complete assigned reference shifts in-person and/or online through chat
· select library resources, prepare research guides, and liaise with the College of Education and other academic departments in assigned subject areas
· participate in promoting the Library’s services through campus outreach efforts
· assist in the Library’s record management activities and initiatives
· take part in other departmental activities and serve on internal and external committees
· some evening and weekend work required
· other duties as assigned

Applicants must apply online at www.umsl.jobs

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

This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment. Applications will be accepted May 14, 2021. The successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check.

Please email Lindsay Schmitz (schmitzl@umsl.edu) if you have any questions regarding this position.

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

Posted 4/20/2021
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Youth Services Librarian – Children’s Services Focus, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO

POSITION:             Youth Services Librarian – Children’s Services Focus

LOCATION:            Independence, MO

Position Overview:
The Youth Services Librarian – Children’s Services Focus is responsible for fostering a community of readers and life-long learning across Mid-Continent Public Library’s (MCPL) service area. This role focuses on supporting a high-quality, equitable, and inclusive library experience for children ages 6-12.

Reports to: Youth Services Manager

Salary/Wage: $48,379 full-Time, exempt, benefits eligible

Schedule: M-F 8-5, may require some evenings and weekends based on department and programming needs

Link to apply: https://www.mymcpl.org/library-information/working-with-MCPL/employment-opportunities

MCPL Professional Expectations:
● Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
● Contributes positively to the efforts of the library
● Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom including the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read statement
● Delivers excellent, proactive customer service attitude and delivery and enthusiastically assists customers and other members of the MCPL Team in a tactful and effective manner
● Consistently exhibits professional attitudes and behaviors
● Actively participates in making the Library a welcoming and inclusive workplace
● Exhibits self-motivation in managing changing priorities
● Negotiates for win-win solution
● Exhibits characteristics of a life-long learner and a willingness to investigate new ideas
● Maintains an attractive, safe, and welcoming environment
● Displays dependability and punctuality by reporting to work on time, as scheduled, and prepared to work.
● Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships with co-workers and other departments/branches
● Uses best practices, MPCL policy, and good stewardship principles to plan and allocate library resources

Essential Job Functions:

Children’s Services Expertise
● Ensures a positive library experience for children and families
● Understands and applies knowledge of the impact of childhood learning and development stages on literacy
● Stays informed of current trends, emerging technologies, issues, and research in child development, education, and allied fields
● Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, websites, and other electronic media that are designed and intended for children and their caregivers
● Advocates on behalf of children and their families for the highest-quality library services and strives to eliminate barriers.
● Develops communications for staff and outside agencies in cooperation with the Youth Services Manager and Marketing Department
● Collaborates with branches to discern unique community needs to develop relevant staff-created programs for the community
● Assists with grant writing and management

Programming and Services
● Develops, coordinates, provides training for, and evaluates high-quality programming and services both virtual, pre-recorded, and in-person in partnership with branches and departments.
● Connect directly with children and caregivers in our area to gain insight into their needs for programming and services from their public library.
● Support MCPL’s Grow A Reader Page and Website by regularly maintaining links and create content in partnership with the Electronic Resources Department
● Create and promote Bibliocommons lists for MCPL Kids with support from the branch staff
● Creates and provides Reader’s Advisory training and lists in children’s literature trends for staff and parents/caregivers in partnership with the Information and Reader Services Department
● Evaluate and maintain materials in Booking to ensure the right equipment and materials are available

Training, Professional Development, and Communication
● Evaluates the needs for staff training on topics related to children and designs, schedules, and conducts training and professional development for Youth Services Associates
● Attends various school age programs to support Youth Services Associates and connect with community
● Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with members of the Homeschool community
● Connect with Youth Services Associates to identify areas of support
● Create and implement new hire youth services orientation for Youth Services Associates
● Create opportunities for Youth Services Associates to share ideas across the system
● Respond to recommendations from the branches and community on how to improve services
● Create and implement training on booking items to ensure branch staff are aware of the equipment available

Children’s Services Outreach Support
● Establish youth outreach priorities for children in the MCPL area
● Create Tier system for youth outreach partnerships for organizations that serve children
● Create best practices for managing these relationships
● Create menu of services in partnership with the organizations which includes analyzing the capacity of MCPL Departments and Branches
● Community Partners
● Support adoption of Student Accounts at participating school districts and implement strategies for engagement with schools and keeping student accounts active throughout the year
● Contribute to Educator Newsletter content
● Identify new community partners throughout the MCPL service area and develop relationships that connect the library to our community
● Possession of a valid driver license and a reliable personal vehicle for use in carrying out the duties of this position including transportation of materials and equipment (mileage reimbursed)

Non-Essential Job Functions:
● Substitutes for branch programming hosting when needed as Youth Services Department capacity allows
● Responsible for the maintenance of the Department Intranet page
● Serves on youth related committees
● Attends conferences and workshops
● Successfully communicates library policies, procedures, and best practices about the Youth Services Department, to internal and external customers of all ages
● Represents the MCPL Youth Services Department at various functions, meetings, and outreach events
● Represents the Library’s literacy initiatives in the community, locally, statewide, and nationally through presentations, trainings, and communications

Remote Work Classification:
Remote work may be available up to 2 days a week as scheduled by the supervisor and subject to the needs of the department or branch. Staff who are overtime exempt may complete some incidental tasks remotely as part of their regular duties and as approved by their supervisor. A signed Remote Work Agreement is required.
This position may be converted to full-time remote work temporarily in the event of an emergency that prohibits employees from working on location for an extended period.

Required Skills:
● Uses effective and appropriate verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, co-workers, and the public
● Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
● Demonstrates proven digital literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office software
● Ability to work as a contributing team member
● Ability to work efficiently, independently, and make sound decisions
● Polite, attentive, flexible, team oriented, and exuberant customer service to other departments and the public
● Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines while maintaining a flexible schedule
● Demonstrates proven ability to work with youth, youth programming, and adults working with youth
● Demonstrates leadership skills necessary to provide training and direction for branch youth services staff
● Ability to provide creative ideas and positive input

Experience and Training:
● Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program required
● 3 years of relevant experience working in a public library setting
● Minimum of 2 years of programming experiences is strongly preferred
● Grant management and reporting experience is preferred
● Intermediate level competency in Microsoft 365

Essential physical abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation are:
● Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with customers, supervisors, and other employees.
● Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports, and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
● Manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment to process library materials.
● Personal mobility which permits the employee to monitor, supervise, and perform assigned indoor and outdoor library operations, and to attend Library district, community, and public meetings at various locations. This includes navigating outdoor sidewalks, curbs, parking lots, and landscaping safely.
● Lift up to 40 pounds, push and pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds, bend, stoop and reach shelving from floor level to 6 feet high, and stand or walk for at least 1 hour at a time.
● Reasonable tolerance for weather, dust, mold, scents, allergens, and communicable diseases which permits the employee to handle library materials, work in older buildings, and interact with coworkers and the public.
● Ability to perform job requirements while adhering to MCPL’s safety protocols. This includes wearing a mask and other protective equipment as directed during pandemic or other emergency operations.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Mid-Continent Public Library Human Resources Department at 816.836.5200.

Posted 4/16/2021
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Director of Information Resources, Central Methodist University

POSITION:             Director of Information Resources

LOCATION:            Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Director of Information Resources is responsible for effectively overseeing and supervising library information services for students, faculty and staff.  This position is also responsible for the administration, budgeting, and strategic planning of library and information services. This administrative leadership position is classified as staff with faculty rank, non-tenure track.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Information Resources anticipates and plans for the provision of, and/or access to information resources in all formats to meet the needs of the curriculum and research activities of CMU.  The position also assists with daily hands-on operations including access services, circulation, IT troubleshooting, etc.  The Director will supervise the promotion of information fluency through curricular activities and will work closely with academic divisions to meet their informational and instructional needs.  The Director will serve as liaison to the MO United Methodist Archives and the CMU Museum of History, which are housed at CMU. This position will be involved with the Academic Support Council, facilitating the collaboration of services between academic support units, and serve on the Learning Resources committee and Faculty Chairs.

      • Contributes to planning and monitoring work with the university’s overall goals and interests paramount.
      • Supports the work and efforts of colleagues in achieving the institutional mission and vision.
      • Contributes creatively and helpfully to setting and meeting institutional goals
      • Seeks innovative, cost-effective solutions to institutional challenges
      • Sets and meets timelines; prioritizes own work and that of staff
      • Demonstrates an understanding of substantial higher education issues
      • Participates actively in appropriate state, regional and national professional organizations, as well as community groups

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Information Resources is responsible for supervising all library staff, including 2 paraprofessionals and 2 professional librarians.  The director manages all aspects of the library, including budgeting, informational and instructional needs, and strategic planning.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements for this position include an ALA-accredited masters degree in Library Science and a minimum of 3 years experience in an academic library, with demonstrated significant administrative responsibilities.   The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in:

      • Working effectively with faculty and students, as well as planning and decision making
      • An understanding of the application of technology in academic libraries and an in-depth knowledge of electronic resources/services and their related issues
      • A sophisticated understanding of the issues and trends in academic librarianship and information resources, with expertise in facilitating library services across higher education delivery modes
      • A strong background in project management and collaboration
      • A broad knowledge of the types of information needs and resources in all academic disciplines

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the ability to move a fully loaded book truck.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have the ability to operate a personal computer and keyboard, printers, telephone, digital scanning and other office equipment. Manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary. Knowledge of and practice with emerging technologies is preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTES: The position will, on occasion, require scheduled evenings or weekends and travel to state meetings.

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 4/14/2021
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Library Director, Livingston Public Library, Chillicothe, MO

POSITION:             Library Director

LOCATION:            Chillicothe, MO

Full-time, Overtime exempt
Salary Range: $50,000 – $65,000 annually
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021

COMMUNITY:
The Livingston County Library Board of Trustees seeks an energetic library director to manage
and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Library. The director must be a person of high
integrity and capable of creating a vision for the Library and possess the skills necessary to bring
that vision into reality. The director must have a deep level of commitment in public service to
library patrons and staff. Applicants must possess excellent communication and organization
skills.

The Livingston County Library is a county library located in Chillicothe, MO and serves the
Livingston County area with a two branch system, comprised of a main branch library and a
newly opened youth library. There are currently 9 full-time employees, including a Director and
two branch managers, as well as 5 part-time staff members. The Livingston County Library
serves a population of approximately 15,000 in a rural area located in Northwest Missouri.

The Library belongs to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with a shared open-source ILS and
catalog, is a member of the Grand River Consortium, and is a member of Missouri Libraries
2Go.

PRIMARY JOB PURPOSES/DUTIES (includes, but not limited to):
-Advocates for the library in all settings

-Communicates effectively with the Board of Trustees regarding all operations and initiatives, as
well as attends all board meetings, prepares a director’s report in advance of each scheduled
meeting, delivers these materials to the Board, and be the custodian of records

-Prepares and administers annual operating budget for the library. Directs and supervises the
expenditures of library funds and security of physical assets

-Provides strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services including
planning, budgeting, hiring, assignments, and the integrating of emerging technologies and
trends

-Seeks external funding in support of strategic library initiatives

-Oversees the daily management of the library, develops and maintains spaces and services, and
maintains a collection of library materials in response to the unique needs of the community

-Cultivates, manages, and sustains an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional
growth, and responsibility while rewarding learning, creativity, ownership, and innovation with
staff

-Acts as a library liaison to maintain a good working relationship between the Livingston County
Library Charitable Trust, the Evergreen Consortium, Grand River Consortium, community
leaders, public officials and groups, professional groups, citizens of Livingston County, and
library patrons

JOB QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
-B.S. Degree, with ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS preferred

-At least 3 years of experience in a supervisory capacity, within library system preferred

-Broad knowledge of library objectives, functions, procedures, and techniques

-Broad computer knowledge with ability to manage Library’s technology services.

-The Director must have sound decision making skills; proven ability to recruit and retain staff
through mentoring, coaching, and supervising, a commitment to a high level of public service;
budgeting and finance experience; support of diversity and inclusivity as core values, and a
desire to be the Library’s representative to external organizations and agencies

-Qualifications are any combination of experience and training that will provide the required
knowledge and abilities will qualify. Alternate education, experience, and qualifications may be
considered.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
-The hiring range is $50,000-$65,000, depending on experience and qualifications

-A benefits package includes a retirement plan through LAGERS, 13.5 hours per month of paid
vacation, 8 hours per month of paid sick leave, $400 per month of medical reimbursement
(following guidelines), 5 days of immediate family bereavement leave, 3 days of extended
family bereavement, paid membership to some professional organizations, and paid holidays off

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Interested candidates should either electronically submit an application consisting of a cover
letter, current resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to
Sadie Beetsma, President of Board of Trustees at lclsearchcommittee@gmail.com or mail
application information to The Livingston County Library, 450 Locust Street, Chillicothe, MO
64601. Applications being received through end of day May 15th. The Livingston County Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 4/2/2021
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