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Adult Literacy Coordinator, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Job Title: Adult Literacy Coordinator
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Headquarters/Ladue, MO
Salary: $47,424.00
Schedule: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends may be required

Job Description:


Job Purpose:
Leads initiatives and provides quality programs and services to promote adult literacy and education.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Manages the Career Online High School (COHS) program.
2. Develops, coordinates and facilitates system-wide programming for adults pertaining to literacy and education, to include but not limited to topics of basic literacy, English language, finance and health.
3. Establishes and fosters professional contact and represents St. Louis County Library in community collaborations to provide a wide range of program opportunities.
4. Compiles accurate statistics and writes evaluative reports to help assess the efficacy of program efforts.
5. Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (emphasis in adult education or related field preferred)
Demonstrates expertise in planning, development and implementation of adult literacy and education programs
Knowledge of the particular needs of different groups of adult learners, such as new English speakers, adult new readers, adults with disabilities, etc.
Must possess a commitment to a high level of customer service to Library patrons and staff
Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to manage several projects at one time, establishing priorities as needed
Ability to work effectively with others in a professional manner

Physical & Mental Requirements:
Ability to operate a motor vehicle
Ability to stand for up to 8 hours per shift
Ability to life a minimum of 25 lbs.
Ability to bend to low shelves or reach to high shelves when retrieving Library materials
Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to deal sensitivity and tactfully with patrons and staff
Ability to operate various types of Library equipment
Ability to use a PC, word processing and e-mail

Job posted 7/18/2017

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Head Librarian, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO


Minimum of Range: $68,126

REPORTS TO: Director of Learning and Engagement

SUPERVISES: Technical Services Librarian, Archivist, Public Services

SPECIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, three
to five years administrative experience in an academic or museum library, and extensive knowledge of art history and art literature required. Master’s degree in art history and working knowledge of two European languages preferred. Position requires awareness of administrative practices in special libraries, especially acquisitions, financial management, and library systems.

JOB PURPOSE: To direct the staff and operations of the Richardson
Memorial Library at the Saint Louis Art Museum; to administer Library activities in the areas of reference, circulation control, collection development, acquisitions, collection maintenance, and organization of materials; to manage the Library budget; and to create planning procedures for long-term policy development.


Establishes goals and objectives for the Library which further the mission of the Museum and the Division of Learning and Engagement.

Directs all Library reference services to Museum staff members and public patrons. Schedules and monitors the reference desk. Provides instruction to staff and volunteers in the use of library research materials.

Guides all Library technical services activities. Plans for future growth of the collection and approves materials for acquisition. Monitors staff activity in the organization of materials, including archival records, digital images, periodicals, books, and auction catalogues. Oversees collection maintenance activities, including preservation, shelving, digitization, de-accessioning, and offsite storage of materials. Develops the Library record-keeping procedures.

Prepares and manages the Library’s budget, tracking expenditures and reporting variances.

Supervises, trains, and evaluates Library staff and volunteers.

Plans for technological changes, as necessary for efficient access to library materials and information about art.

Establishes effective communication with the Museum’s administration through written reports and regular meetings.

Represents the Library as the institutional liaison with library consortia.

Collaborates with Membership, Development, and Curatorial departments as well as other Leaming & Engagement departments on the planning of projects and programs.

Participates in the Museum’s cross-functional strategic and core function teams as appropriate.

Promotes a positive image of the Library to the public, donors, volunteers, and other library professionals.

Maintains an awareness of trends and developments in the fields of art and art historical scholarship and publishing, and mentors library staff on their impact on the profession.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time. (06/17)

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Job posted 7/18/2017

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Library Director, Stone County Library, Galena, MO

Library Director

The Stone County Library Board of Trustees is now searching for a dynamic, creative Director who is an experienced administrator with a commitment to a high level of public service to library patrons and staff to continue the record growth that the library has experienced the past few years. Applicants must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

The Stone County Library is a countywide library system headquartered in Galena, MO with two branch locations: Crane and Blue Eye. The library has 6 full-time and 4 part-time staff members. The Stone County Library System serves a population of approximately 32,000 in a rural area located south of Springfield, MO. The library has a budget of $645,000. Additionally, the Stone County Library is a member of Missouri Evergreen.
Starting Salary Range:
Ø $55,000 – $65,000 (commensurate with experience)

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

ALA accredited master’s degree in Library Science or master’s degree in a related field with at least 5 years of current, relevant experience is preferred.
Other Preferred Qualification:
Ø Experience in a public library setting
Ø Demonstrated progression of supervisory responsibilities
Ø Demonstrated ability to build teams and foster a collaborative working environment
Ø Demonstrated administrative responsibilities of budgeting and planning. QuickBooks experience a plus.
Ø Effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills

How to apply:
Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current resume, and complete contact information for three references to the Board of Trustees at Applications accepted until July 21st or until the position is filled.

Job posted 7/4/2017

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Library Director, Maryville University, St. Louis MO

Brief Overview

The Director of the Maryville University Library will be a team member involved in the reinvention and transformation of the University Library, as our collaborative and active learning ecosystem continues to develop and expand. As plans for a major renovation in the building unfold, the director will be integral in the planning of Maryville’s Innovation Center.

Guided by the University Strategic Plan and focused on student-centered learning, the Director will be instrumental to the development and delivery of a cutting edge library of the future. The Library Director has the administrative responsibility for all library resources, services and operations. The Director works collaboratively with all areas on campus to ensure students, educational programs, and resources of the library are a central core of the University. The successful candidate serves as a key partner, representing the Library within the university and the external world. They must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse, student-centered atmosphere, infused with both critical thinking skills and innovation.

Specifically, the Library Director:

  • Serves as an active team member in the development of a novel and collaborative approach, as we create a new vision of what an academic library can and will be
  • Manages the library team by building effective internal relationships, while recognizing the ideas and strengths of those around them
  • Collaborates to create student initiatives which enhance learning, and are able to reach all genres of diverse student populations
  • Articulates, advocates, and measures the performance of the strategic vision for the future of the library which is transformational, avant-garde, and reinforces the University Strategic Plan
  • Supports students and faculty through the continuing assessment of online resources and serves to provide the most current and cost effective digital and physical library
  • Leads in the facilitation of student critical thinking and information literacy throughout the curriculum

Operational Leadership Expectations

  • Provides leadership and administrative expertise for library services and resources
  • Coordinates the hiring, review, and development of library staff
  • Supervises as well as provides leadership and mentoring to direct reports
  • Prepares and justifies the annual library budget, relating all priorities to the University Strategic Plan
  • Leads continuous assessment of library resources, services, and operations
  • Contributes to academic accreditation, evaluative reviews, and new program initiatives
  • Oversees the efficient organization, preservation, and digitization of the University Archives

General Expectations

  • Represents and networks locally, regionally, and nationally to expand existing, creative, and mutually beneficial relationships within the spheres of corporations, the public, nonprofits, library consortia, etc.
  • Identifies new sources of revenue and funding via grants, partnerships, as well as innovative business partnerships and solutions
  • Fosters and creates new library policy which aligns with the mission of the University
  • Understands the involvement required to create a new, transformational, innovative library

Minimum Qualifications             

  • Academic credentials to include an earned Master’s degree or doctoral degree, with relevant experience, from a recognized accredited institution.
  • Experience managing a group of diverse individuals, developing a cohesive, productive team
  • Familiarity with the Association of College & Research Libraries, library consortia, and accreditation
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to engage and inspire others
  • Experience with innovative practices that have enabled students, faculty, and staff to become more effective researchers and consumers of knowledge
  • Experience in collecting and utilizing data to inform strategic planning
  • Significant knowledge of the application of technologies in support of library services
  • Commitment to collegiality and collaborative decision making
  • Proven effectiveness and expertise in change management in a complex environment

Preferred Qualifications              

  • Terminal doctoral degree in library studies, higher education, or similar
  • Experience in higher education or corporate libraries
  • Demonstrated commitment to higher education and innovation
  • Experience renovating and expanding a library, or other large academic institution
  • Work Hours: Regular office hours. Some weekend and evening hours required based on university events.

Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background screenings.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on‐the job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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Job Posted 06/29/2017

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Cataloger and Metadata Specialist, Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO

Missouri State Library, Reference Services Division

Job Summary:
The Cataloger and Metadata Specialist Librarian has primary responsibility for original and copy cataloging of library materials. The position is responsible for original cataloging for books, media, and government publications, and assigning metadata for state government publications. The incumbent must also provide reference and information services to Missouri State government agencies, employees and the public, develop and maintain web pages and assist with outreach and training sessions.

Must have an earned Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Working knowledge of OCLC products and services is required. Experience with technical services modules of Innovative Interface’s Sierra or other automated systems is strongly preferred. Knowledge of automated library cataloging, metadata standards and authority control, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, MARC, LCSH, LC subject headings, RDA, LCNA, and SUDOC and MODOC classification. Experience using HTML, Bootstrap, JavaScript or LibGuides for creating and maintaining web pages, and experience with metadata creation in a library setting, and Previous reference experience or work with government information is desired.

Position Type: Full-time

Salary: $1,596-$1,654.50 Semimonthly

Contact Information: Waheedah Bilal,

Job Link:

Job Posted 06/20/2017

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