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Children’s and Young Adult Services Librarian, Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District, Poplar Bluff, MO

Our library invites you to apply to join our team as the Children’s and Young Adult Services Librarian. Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is committed to lifelong learning and our staff. We provide reading, cultural growth, and free access to information opportunities. We accomplish this with our collections, programming, and community involvement. We work to implement our mission in our service area:
Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District with its community partners provides and promotes equal access to reading, information, cultural and intellectual resources.

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is seeking a dynamic individual who will help grow and evaluate current programming while implementing new opportunities for children, promoting library collections, and strengthening and increasing outreach. This is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking, fast-moving and ever-evolving organization in a rewarding role that offers ample room for both personal and professional growth.

Under the supervision of the director, individuals in this position develop, plan, and implement programming including story times and reading programs, recommending and purchasing both traditional and non-traditional materials for the children’s and young adult collection (print, games, toys, maker spaces, and eresources) The Children’s and Young Adult Librarian trains, grows, and directs the work of employees and volunteers including a full time early childhood coordinator. The successful candidate participates in community events both on site and off site as appropriate and assists patrons with research, reader’s advisory, and other library services. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to understand and implement engagement of their patrons cognitively and kinesthetically.

Individuals in this position work in a team environment while managing services and staff. This position works primarily with the Adult Services, User Services, Tech Services, and Building Administrator. The Children’s and Young Adult Services Librarian develops and coordinates with the Business Services Associate marketing and promotions of children’s library services and programs.

An MLS from an accredited college or university is preferred. Candidates with a Master’s in Education and library studies emphasis will be considered. Public library experience is preferred. Candidates must have a strong customer service philosophy with an ability to implement across the library; excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude; ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships; ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others; knowledge and use of social media for communication and marketing; and ability to exercise leadership and motivate others. Additional skills needed include proficiency with basic office software and equipment including mobile devices in a library setting; understanding and use of library databases.

This is an exempt position and compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. PBMLD has a full benefit package including health, dental, vision, education, and retirement with personal time off.

PBMLD has proven itself a leader in technology integration and staff are dynamic and customer focused. Come be a part of our team!

Applications, resumes, and references may be emailed to careers@poplarbluff.org. Applications are available on poplarbluff.org/careers.

Applications should be received by June 15, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered.

Candidates may email the director at szostak@poplarbluff.org, visit our website www.poplarbluff.org, visit our Facebook page, or call the director at 573-686-8639 to learn more about us.

Job posted 05/18/2018

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Library Director, Marion Public Library, Marion, IA

The Marion Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking the next Director of the friendliest public library in the world. This is a special opportunity to lead a team that is fiercely customer-focused, excited to try new things and take risks, and to build actively on present success to improve services every day. This position offers unparalleled support, opportunity, collaboration, and community.

The Library Director reports to a supportive, enthusiastic, and engaged nine-member Board of Trustees and participates in City of Marion initiatives and projects in cooperation with other City department heads. The library leadership team works very closely with the Director to coordinate workflow, set goals, and improve services.

Support also comes from the nimble, responsive, and change-ready library staff. MPL employees are united in their dedication to library service for all, open to new ideas about what the library does and how work is structured, and truly engaged in the shared work of the agency. This is a group of people that welcomes big ideas, has impressive attention to detail, and has the energy to shake things up every day.

Expectations: The selected candidate will provide strategic direction for all operations of the Marion Public Library, including supervisory and management responsibility for all staff; oversight of service and program design, implementation, and evaluation; facility management; coordination with other City of Marion departments; work with City administration and with the Library Board to ensure effective resource stewardship; and managing and allocating an agency budget of $1,650,000+.

Opportunities: The incoming Director will be able to implement a newly crafted strategic plan (which has significant staff support and which will institutionalize our strong customer service ethic) and to shepherd the library and community through the building process of a new library facility (much of the heavy lifting is done, but many decisions are still to be made).
MPL is one of the busiest public libraries in the state, sees nearly 900 visitors each day, and circulates around 700,000 items annually.

MPL works closely with community schools, day care facilities, and senior care centers to extend its exceptional service throughout the community. The agency prides itself on providing the programs and materials the community needs and wants, with an emphasis on patron-driven service design.

MPL is a member of the Metro Library Network, a local consortium that includes the Cedar Rapids Public Library and the Hiawatha Public Library. MLN collaboration is growing all the time, and includes shared services for the public, unified vendor agreements to maximize economies of scale, joint materials usage and transport, and some shared programming.

The successful candidate can look forward to hiring a Deputy Directory within the first six months of hire.

Community: Marion is a fast-growing community of over 38,000, adjacent to Cedar Rapids and 40 minutes north of Iowa City and the University of Iowa. It is one of the fastest-growing small cities in the Midwest, and one of the youngest per capita. Marion offers residents the best of all worlds with many cultural and shopping opportunities available nearby while retaining a quaint small-town charm.

Marion was a 2017 USA Tree City Growth Award recipient and was awarded a grant through MidAmerican Energy’s Trees Please! program in 2017. The community boasts 19 public parks and is part of an extensive regional trails system. Marion is ranked in Family Circle’s Top 10 for Best Places for Families and is home to two excellent school districts.

Over the past decade Marion was accredited as a Blue Zones community, which resulted in Iowa’s Healthiest Large City Award in 2015. Through Blue Zones, the National Citizen Survey’s Community Livability Report revealed that an astounding 93% of Marion residents rate the community as an excellent or good place to live. Uptown Marion became a Main Street district in 2013.

ArtPlace America selected Marion as the only place in the state to receive a placemaking grant to transform its most underutilized historic alleys into community gathering spaces through public art. The resulting project, called the Uptown Artway, received Main Street Iowa’s Best Beautification Project award in April 2018.

Marion’s designation in 2009 as an official Iowa Great Place served as a catalyst for several grassroots projects that have now come to fruition. The Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts, created through this program, has brought distinction to Marion with an All-Star Community Award from the Iowa League of Cities.

You can view the 2018 State of the City video at https://youtu.be/tP2bBAwlimo. Visit the community’s website at http://www.cityofmarion.org to learn more.

The Board of Trustees welcomes application materials from all qualified candidates with an MLS or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. A State of Iowa Public Librarian’s Certificate will be required. The board will prefer at least five years of public library and administrative experience, experience working with a governing board and in a municipal government environment, and experience working with library building or renovation projects.

Compensation: The salary range is $86,302-$126,915 commensurate with experience, with a competitive benefits package.

Job Title: Library Director Civil Service: No
Department: Marion Public Library Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining
Reports to Position: City Manager / Library Board Pay Grade: NB Payscale
Location: Marion Public Library Overtime Status: Salary
Effect. Date: 5/3/2018 FLSA Status: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY
Provide a brief description as to the primary purpose of this job (no more than three to five sentences):
This is a professional position with the rank of department head within the municipal government system. Customer service is fundamental to the mission of the Marion Public Library. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the library director to manage the staff, physical facilities, services, and financial operation of the library in accordance with the policies established by the board of trustees and city administration. The library director is accountable for all library activity and reports to the library board.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/WORK PERFORMED
List essential job functions that comprise the job; describe in terms of actions (verbs) and desired outcomes in order of most important first:
• Directs the development and implementation of strategic and long-range plans for the library consistent with
the city’s long-range plans and with library-specific visioning
• Develops and administers the library budget; approves expenditures and implements budget adjustments as
appropriate and necessary
• Assumes management responsibility for all library services and activities, identifies and assigns staff
responsibilities, and recommends and administers policies and procedures
• Reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with leadership staff to plan for change and to
identify and resolve problems
• Coordinates selection, training, and evaluation of all library personnel; evaluates and determines staffing needs
• Coordinates implementation of new services and programs
• Provides governance assistance to the board of trustees; meets with the board of trustees at regular and special
meetings and prepares materials and reports
• Represents the library by attending or designating attendees to meetings such as: board meetings, Friends
meetings, library foundation meetings, city staff meetings, council meetings, library and state library association
meetings, etc.
• Explains, justifies, and defends library services, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and
controversial issues
• Responds to and resolves sensitive citizen inquiries, comments, and complaints, including behavior problems
• Participates in community activities to coordinate with and promote library services
• Responds to operational problems and alarms at the library during all hours of the day or night
• Performs other duties as required or assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
List key dimensions (measurements for success) for this position:
• Ability to prioritize hospitality, service curation, and shared joy into strategic management
• Ability to think flexibly about service provision and the future of libraries
• Passion for implementation of patron-driven services
• Bold in approach to risk-taking in service design and talent development
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
• Enthusiasm for leading change
• Ability to be flexible and to adapt to a changing environment
• Ability to act and lead with political savvy
• Voracious curiosity
• Ability to determine the gravity of interactions and intercede appropriately
• Knowledge of principles and practices of library and information science
• Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and management
• Knowledge of public sector and municipal budget development and administration
• Knowledge of personnel management and conflict resolution
• Knowledge of interpersonal communication
• Familiarity with library and office information technology
• Familiarity with applicable U.S., state, and municipal public finance, laws, and regulations
• Familiarity with U.S. and state level library and information policy
• Familiarity with grants, grant writing, and alternative public library funding sources
• Ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate staff
• Ability to select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
• Ability to delegate authority and responsibility
• Ability to identify and respond to community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs
• Ability to analyze the community’s needs for library services and programs
• Ability to prepare and present public presentations
• Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and
implement recommendations in support of goals
• Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Ability to follow all safety rules and regulations

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & PHYSICAL ABILITIES
List key relationships (to whom and the nature of the relationship) and leadership received and from whom associated with this position:
• Ability to sit, bend, stoop, reach, stand, push, pull as required
• Physical agility, strength and dexterity necessary for handling library materials up to 35 pounds.
• Dexterity to use basic technology equipment, including a keyboard, mouse, and touchpad
• Interpersonal skills and cognitive flexibility to interface with a variety of internal and external customers in
diverse, sometimes high-stress, situations
• Executive functioning skills appropriate for a busy, fast-paced environment
• Work includes reading library materials and computer screens, working with all library equipment, moving
throughout the library, and working directly with patrons, staff, and volunteers.
• Work also may involve frequent interruptions, high stress situations, and working alone.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

QUALIFICATIONS
List the minimum requirements to be considered for this position:
• Graduation from a four-year college or university and MLS from an accredited library school, or its equivalent,
is required.
• Five years public library and administrative experience is preferred.
• State of Iowa Public Librarian’s Certificate is required.
• A valid driver’s license is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS
List working conditions for this position:
• Works in an office environment
• Works a standard work week with occasional work outside of regular library hours, including weekends.
• Work outside the facility may include community festivals, city meetings, and responsibilities, and
presentations to professional or service organizations.
• May be required to work some overtime upon demand of workload

REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS
List working conditions for this position:
• Sex Offender Registry
• Criminal Background Check
• Drug Screening
• Driving Record
• Pre-Employment Physical

Interested candidates should email a completed City of Marion Application form, cover letter, and resume to hr@cityofmarion.org by Friday, June 8, 2018.

Job posted 05/11/2018

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Collection Management Librarian, Columbia Public Library, Columbia, MO

DEPARTMENT:  Regional Technical Services

HOURS/DAYS:  Full-time exempt position working 40 hours per week.

DEADLINE:  Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by June 8, 2018.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the general guidance of the Collection Development Manager, this librarian position performs responsible professional duties requiring the exercise of professional level skill, initiative and independent judgment. Primarily responsible for assisting the Collection Development Manager in managing the library’s collections; specifically in selecting adult nonfiction materials in print, digital and audio formats. Will also advise weeding and inventory needs as well as assist patrons and staff with digital collections and services.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS from an ALA accredited institution; 3 years increasingly responsible library experience with specific experience in the collections area preferred. Public library and prior supervisory experience preferred.  Need working knowledge of computer equipment and software including integrated library systems and electronic resources. Understands the collection inventory and weeding process. Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with a wide variety of individuals who participate in the selection of materials.

BENEFITS:  We offer an excellent benefits package including: vacation, sick leave, holiday pay; health, dental, vision and life insurance available; 401(k) retirement plan; and employee assistance program.

SALARY:   $42,504.99 per year (beginning hiring range)

APPLICATION: Apply online or download application at www.dbrl.org/employment.  Applications also available at any of our service centers. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION   Human Resources

CONTACT: (573) 443-3161 email: hr@dbrl.org

The Daniel Boone Regional Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to social, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Job posted 05/11/2018

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Adult Services Paraprofessional, St. Charles City-County Library District, St. Charles, MO

Adult Services Paraprofessional – 24 hours per week

Kathryn Linnemann Branch, St. Charles, MO

Mon 1:00pm-9:00pm, Wed 1:00pm-9:00pm, Fri 2:00pm-6:00pm and Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm

Advertised schedule may change based on the operational needs of the Branch.  Applicants should have some flexibility in their schedules to accommodate schedule changes as needed.

The St. Charles City-County Library District is a dynamic place to visit…and to work!

We have an immediate need for a Paraprofessional to join the Kathryn Linnemann Branch, located in the city of St. Charles.  As a Paraprofessional you will assist customers in locating library materials, answer reference and general information inquiries, create and present classes and events for adults, and offer assistance using library technology on mobile devices.  Proficiency in Spanish speaking and reading is a plus.

If amazing customer service and commitment to lifelong learning are your passions, this is an opportunity for you!

Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use library technology and assist others with e-readers and mobile devices
  • Ability to use and assist others with a variety of software packages, including Microsoft and Google
  • Experience developing and presenting classes and events for adults
  • BA/BS Degree and customer service experience are required
  • Fluency in Spanish Language is preferred

Click here to view the Adult Services Paraprofessional job description

Benefits & Salary:  Partial benefit package available to part time employees that includes Paid Time Off and a 457 (b) Deferred Compensation plan with employer match.  Starting rate is $17.01 per hour

Deadline for applications:  Monday, May 21, 2018

Applications are available at any Library Branch or on our website at www.youranswerplace.org.

For immediate consideration:  Cover letter and resume with completed application can be returned to the Library Branches, emailed to HR@stchlibrary.org, or mailed to SCCCL, Human Resources, 77 Boone Hills Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376.

 Please note:  We appreciate your interest in the Library District, but due to the high volume of responses, we may only be able to contact those applicants that we wish to interview.

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

Job posted 05/11/2018

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Youth Services Assistant/Associate, Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO

LOCATION:              The Library Station – 2535 N Kansas Expressway – Springfield, MO

DUTIES:                    See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

SALARY:                  Assistant $10.00 per hour           Associate $12.00 per hour

TRACK:                    E / G

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   May 25, 2018

This is a part-time position at 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.

The Assistant position requires a minimum of 60 hours college credit; the Associate requires a BS/BA degree in a related field. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

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

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.

 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.

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.

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Description

Position:                  Youth Services Assistant / Associate

Classification:         Library Assistant III / Library Associate I

Salary Track:           E / G       ($10 per hour / $12 per hour)

FSLA Status:           Non – Exempt

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

Innovation – To start or provide something new

Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness

Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Essential Functions

  • Ability to relate to youth from infants to age 18 and their families, and create age-appropriate programming
  • Develop and implement children’s, teen and family programs and activities, such as story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, or school age youth, family events
  • Work occasionally with teen advisory groups and teen volunteers
  • Develop Library services based on sound models of youth participation, allowing for social interaction, growth and learning
  • Assist patrons with reader’s advisory, information, and location of library materials
  • Assist and instruct patrons in the use of Library technology and reference materials
  • Assist and instruct patrons in the operation of patron access computer (PAC), copy machines, printers, microfilm readers, and reference materials
  • Perform computer searches, keyboard work at 35 wpm
  • Provide regular and telephone reference and information services to the general public
  • Assist Youth Services Manager with the promotion of youth services to local schools and community organizations through outreach, including periodic public speaking
  • Work with Youth Services Manager to plan, implement, and evaluate youth programs for the branch, based on the developmental needs of children
  • Is a member of the Youth Services Committee
  • Perform reference, patron advisory, and information services in a pleasant, constructive and cooperative manner
  • Assist in the training of teen and adult volunteers
  • Evaluate and document programs and services to contribute to institutional and professional memory and adapt and improve future programs and services
  • Perform periodic public speaking, conducts tours, and attends meetings
  • Interpret and implement the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, 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: The employee’s job is interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. The employee also has a high degree of direct contact with Library patrons. Therefore, 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

  • Youth Services Assistants require a minimum of 60 college credit hours / Youth  Services Associate requires a BA/BS Degree in a related field
  • One-year public service experience required
  • Public library experience preferred
  • Education including child/teen development and/or prior successful work with youth
  • Must be at least 16 years old

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written
  • Working knowledge of children’s literature and age appropriate materials
  • Demonstrates artistic and creative ability in the production of children’s programming

Contact

  • Regular, daily public contact
  • Works closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone and email contact with other departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by the Youth Services Department Manager

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.
  • May have some exposure to bodily fluids

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

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:  ________________________________________

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Job posted 05/11/2018

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Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA) Executive Director Position

Position Details

Job Title: Executive Director

Hiring Manager: MALA Board of Directors

Work Schedule: Full time, 40 hrs/week, Monday – Friday

Office Location: 15624 E.US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64050

Web site: www.mid-americalibraryalliance.org

Pay Range: $60,000 – $70,000 per year

Benefits: 3 weeks’ vacation; Health Insurance stipend; Life insurance;

Disability insurance; TIAA-Creff 7.5% match

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience managing a budget of at least $100,000
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
  • Minimum three years of supervisory experience
  • At least one year of grant writing experience
  • Valid driver’s license – United States

Job Description

The MALA Board of Directors is a seeking an Executive Director to lead the Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA), a non-profit library support organization. The successful candidate will have experience in working with a non-profit organization, be a strong, independent, self-starter, with initiative and curiosity. Major tasks include

    • Manage a multi-state courier service including supervising a group of part time couriers. This will include managing routes, working with libraries who subscribe to the service, working with vendors, hiring and supervising staff.
    • Grant writing – submitting grant applications to the State Library of Missouri or other possible organizations to support the courier service and potential programming
    • Writing and responding to Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications
    • Proficient technology experiences; Managing a web site – job postings, digital class editing, sharing library resources; advanced Excel skills
    • Budget management and accounting – this year’s budget is approximately $700,000. You will be asked to produce spreadsheets and reports regarding accounting and budget expenditures; this also includes managing payroll
    • Project Management experience – depending on the direction of the board and council, you will be required to lead projects
    • Promotion of the Association – marketing and recruiting; using Constant Contact to communicate with members
    • Board Management – you will report to a Board of Directors and will meet monthly with them. You will meet quarterly with the MALA Council – representatives from member libraries, and will meet annually with all of membership
    • Basic office management – taxes; dues management; maintain policies and procedures; bill payment; payroll; fund management

Contact: Please send letter of introduction and resume to: maladirector@mid-americalibraryalliance.org

Job posted 05/04/2018

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Library Director – Stillwater, Oklahoma

Stillwater is located in north-central Oklahoma centered between Wichita, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. This vibrant, growing community of near 50,000 is a regional hub for higher education, health care, and technology. The City operates under a council-manager form of government. The city council, comprised of a mayor and four council members, appoints a city manager to lead and manage the day-to-day operation of the organization. The Stillwater Public Library (SPL) vision as a core community service is to provide equal access to the best sources of information, current technology, quality collections, outstanding programs, and exceptional service. SPL is managed by a seven-member Library Board established by the City Charter.

The City seeks a participatory, results-oriented Library Director who is dedicated to public service, quality customer service, and continuous improvement. The Director is responsible for ensuring effective services are provided to patrons, ensuring library materials are current and accessible to patrons, and maintaining library policies and procedures. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and will be an innovative manager who can work effectively in an exemplary library that provides quality service. Demonstrating and maintaining effective working relationships within the organization and with elected officials is essential.

The selected candidate must hold a master’s degree in library science or a closely related field and have five years of experience, including two years of supervisory experience, in library operations. An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills will be considered. The starting salary is up to $80,000 with performance-based growth opportunities.

Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information on this position contact:
Gary Holland, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources
GaryHolland@governmentresource.com
405-269-3445

Job posted 05/02/2018

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Library Director, Cape Girardeau Public Library, Cape Girardeau, MO

The Cape Girardeau Public Library is seeking its next great Library Director. Located in southeastern Missouri on the banks of the Mississippi River, Cape Girardeau is a city filled with history, art, and amazing scenery.

The library serves approximately 39,000 residents in a state-of-the-art “Destination Library” built with public support through a tax increase in 2007. The next Library Director will be someone who can enthusiastically advocate for the library, engage in community partnerships, and continue to steer this popular institution that is so central to life in Cape Girardeau.

Please visit www.johnkeister.com/capegirardeau for details and to apply. We welcome inquiries. For full consideration, please apply by May 29. Salary is $85,000 or higher, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

John Keister & Associates
Executive Search for Libraries
www.johnkeister.com
847-955-0541

Job posted 05/02/2018

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Library Director, Collegedale Public Library, Collegedale, TN

Collegedale Public Library
Collegedale, Tennessee
Full Time

Library Systems & Services (LS&S) has an opening for a Library Director at the Collegedale Public Library in Collegedale, Tennessee. Collegedale is a city on the move that sits in Hamilton County and is 19 miles east of Chattanooga. It’s a destination of choice for neighbors who want to live away from larger communities but still want access to excellent schools, premier shopping, fine dining, airports, parks and recreation.

The Collegedale Public Library is a valuable community resource that is open seven days a week. The collection of the library contains 45,282 volumes and circulates 72,597 items per year. Located adjacent to Collegedale City Hall, the branch offers a variety of programs such as the String Theory Knitting Club for adults, Baby Talk and Toddler Time, Chess Club for Kids and the Young Writers Club.

The Library Director supports the LS&S mission, vision, and values through exceptional leadership and dedicated customer focus. The Director is responsible for ensuring contract requirements are met in a single location library system. The Director will lead a team of library professionals who are committed to creating a thriving library in the heart of their community. The Director will be responsible for building a strong partnership with their local official(s) and managing the customer relationship.

Qualifications

  • MLIS or equivalent required
  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Three years of progressively responsible library managerial experience and/or administrative functions of a library, or equivalent knowledge
  • Experience analyzing and applying financial reports and library related data (usage, demographics, trends, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of programming and financial management
  • Experience in a role that requires frequent interaction with patrons, fulfilling the requests of patrons and responsibility for addressing patrons issues, questions and suggestions

Join Library Systems & Services (LS&S) and enjoy the flexibility, support, and values that come with being part of the nation’s third largest library network. In our unique company, you will find an abundance of opportunities and satisfaction as you:

    • Join a caring community of people who love libraries
    • Share insights with highly credible library professionals, many with MLS degrees
    • Become a trusted partner to our libraries communities
    • Effect positive change for libraries and library science

Being a library professional is a way of life – so we believe in making our employees’ lives as rewarding as possible. Some of the programs we offer our employees include:

Loan Forgiveness Program for degreed MLS & MLIS employees –
Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage – 401K Retirement Plan – Tuition Reimbursement
Short & Long-term disability coverage – Dependent Daycare Plan
Critical Illness Policy – Life Insurance Policies

Applications to be submitted using this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3e9c849c-5112-4331-bf57-b870341df7be&jobId=230120&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001.

Job posted 05/01/2018

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Circulation Manager, Springfield Greene County Library – The Library Station, Springfield, MO

JOB OPPORTUNITY

POSITION: Circulation Manager J
LOCATION: The Library Station – 2535 N Kansas Expressway – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $28,080.00 annually
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This full-time position at The Library Station is approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

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

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.

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

Job Description

Position: Circulation Manager J
Classification: Library Associate IV
Salary Track: J
FLSA Status: Exempt

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
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for overseeing the circulation and paging staff including scheduling, performance reviews, and staff development
  • Arrange work schedules to accommodate service needs
  • Audit and approve time sheets for bi-weekly payroll
  • Perform circulation and managerial duties in a pleasant, constructive and cooperative manner
  • Routinely check-in, check-out and renew library materials
  • Issue and renew library cards Assist patrons with directional information
  • Coordinate the reservations of 2-8 person conference rooms / Reserve conference rooms through the circulation desk
  • Collect overdue fines, book deposits and other fees, makes change, and issue receipts
  • Account for all money collected at circulation desk
  • Daily deposits of money collected by branch
  • Computer, keyboard work, typing 35 wpm
  • Perform high volume telephone work with public
  • Operate multi-line telephone
  • Routine filing and shelving
  • Be familiar with electronic/digital products provided by the Library
  • Play an active role on the system wide circulation committee
  • Assist with interviewing, selection, and training of circulation and paging staff
  • Assist other library departments as needed
  • Act as PIC (Person In Charge) -will be the acting building manager as assigned handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Interpret and implement the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, 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: The employee’s job is interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. The employee also has a high degree of direct contact with Library patrons. Therefore, 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. These duties may include tasks such as include compiling branch circulation statistics, processing voter registration, serving as a Passport Acceptance Agent, or planning and presenting staff training.

Education/Experience

  • BS/BA degree completion
  • Library experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Must be at least 16 years old

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with library patrons and staff
  • Thorough knowledge of circulation functions and library policies
  • Computer and keyboard skills, ability to type 35 wpm
  • Performs essential functions during high patron volume

Contact

  • Regular, daily, complex public contact
  • Work closely with other department managers both inside the Library Branch and across the Library District
  • Work closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone contact with patrons and system staff

Supervision

  • Supervise circulation and paging department staff
    Supervised by branch 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

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:

Job posted 04/27/2018

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Institutional Repository Librarian, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

Inman E. Page Library at Lincoln University seeks an innovative thinker with strong people skills to manage our Institutional Repository Blue Tiger Commons. This position reports to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will possess strong skills to plan, develop, implement, grow and maintain the Blue Tiger Commons by promoting, disseminating and providing services that support the long term curation of scholarly output in a range of media. The Institutional Repository Librarian will build excellent relationships with faculty, administrators, staff, and students at the University as well as with peers at other institutions in support of the delivery of the Libraries’ scholarly communication services. This position will create policies, procedures, workflows and reports as needed. This position will also participate in library liaison services, reference, library instruction, and collection development.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Library or Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • One year experience working in an academic library
  • Familiarity with best practices in digital projects and digital preservation
  • Knowledge of relevant metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS and MODS
  • Basic knowledge of web page design, HTML, XML and CSS
  • Ability to work with digital objects in various formats (text, image, audio and/or video)
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship, including open access, scholarly publishing and data management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse community

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with current copyright issues/rights management issues in a digital environment
  • Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software (Bepress preferred)
  • Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques

Responsibilities:

  • Create, organize, promote and curate digital materials
  • Provide training for the campus community to use IR resources
  • Promote the IR to faculty, administrators, staff, students and broader LU community
  • Support Open Access initiatives, intellectual property, data curation, and new form of publications and research / creative activities.
  • Perform reference service, library instruction and collection development
  • Serve as library liaison to designated departments
  • Teach Library Science Minor program
  • Some weekend work required
  • Other duties as assigned

This position is a 12 month non-tenure track faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Minimum: $42,000. Applications received by May 31, 2018, will be given first consideration. The successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check.

To apply please submit the following applications materials for consideration: a Lincoln University employment application (available at www.lincolnu.edu), a cover letter delineating your interests and qualifications, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, contact information for 5 References, University Transcripts (may be unofficial but must provide official transcripts prior to hire).

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Haiying Qian Li, Director of Library Services at Qianh@lincolnu.edu.

Job posted 04/25/2018

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Access Services Librarian, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

Inman E. Page Library at Lincoln University seeks an innovative thinker with strong people skills to manages circulation, re-shelving, and resource sharing (Inter-Library Loans) of library collections; collects and monitors library usage information; develops circulation desk goals, policies, and procedures; manages circulation desk student workers; assists users in using library resources and services; provides liaison services to assigned areas; and teaches Library Science Minor classes. This position reports to the Director of Library Services. The Access Services Librarian will build excellent relationships with faculty, administrators, staff, and students at the University. This position will create policies, procedures, workflows and reports as needed. This position will also participate in liaison, reference and library instruction.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Innovative Sierra Systems
  • Knowledge of relevant electronic resources
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse community

Preferred qualifications:

  • One year experience working in an academic library
  • Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with library accounts, overdue and fines, reserves, circulation and shelving
  • Assist with processing inter-library loans, MOBIUS, and Worldshare
  • Assist patrons with Using library services and resources, and research questions
  • Serve as library liaison to assigned department and subject areas
  • Assist with arrangements for programs, exhibits and speakers
  • Teach classes in the Library Science Minor program

This position is a 12 month non-tenure track faculty appointment. Salary: $38,000. Applications received by May 31, 2018, will be given first consideration. The successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check.

To apply please submit the following applications materials for consideration: a Lincoln University employment application (available at www.lincolnu.edu), a cover letter delineating your interests and qualifications, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, contact information for 3 References, University Transcripts (may be unofficial but must provide official transcripts prior to hire).

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Bradley Kuykendall, Reference and Instruction Librarian at kuykendallb@lincolnu.edu

Job posted 04/25/2018

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Library Director, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO

Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO seeks an experienced, motivated individual for the position of Library Director with a targeted start date of July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and demonstrated managerial skills. M.L.S. degree from an ALA accredited institution or with collegiate, academic librarian experience required; 3-5 years professional library experience necessary, with supervisory administrative experience preferred. The successful candidate will continually work to improve use of library materials, increase engagement of faculty and students, and integrate technology into library services.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and copies of all unofficial transcripts to Diane Bartholomew, Vice President of Academic Affairs, at bartholomewd@moval.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately.  EOE. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Missouri Valley College is a private liberal arts college with growing national and international outreach, a destination for students from all fifty states and forty foreign countries. Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, the College provides students opportunities to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society.

Job posted 04/18/2018

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