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Assistant Director, North Central Kansas Libraries System, Manhattan, KS

Employment Opportunity

The North Central Kansas Libraries System is seeking a qualified candidate for an Assistant Director. The assistant director coordinates the daily operation of NCKLS services and activities to ensure that librarians and trustees in member libraries receive professional support to operate local library services that serve the needs of individual communities.
The North Central Kansas Libraries System (NCKLS) is one of seven regional library systems in the state, established by state statute to establish cooperation across the state and provide adequate library services to all citizens of the state through joint planning and financing of library services to improve existing services and extend services in underserved areas. NCKLS includes 12 counties with a total service population of 232, 948 residents and 40 public libraries.

The assistant director reports to the NCKLS Director. This is a full time exempt position. Beginning salary is $67,209 per year and includes a generous benefits package including health insurance and KPERS retirement. The office is located in Manhattan, Kansas.

Essential duties of the NCKLS Assistant Director:

  • Responsible for the guiding and directing the work of the NCKLS staff, directly supervises four full-time employees, and indirectly oversees the work of two other employees
  • Assist the Director with planning and policy development to ensure NCKLS services meet the needs of member libraries
  • Evaluate and assess NCKLS services and activities
  • Consult with member libraries and boards on the topics of budget and finance, library governance, board development, operations, planning and policy
  • Oversee planning of an annual program of continuing education activities for librarians and board members including meetings, events, tutorials, and digital learning opportunities
  • Prepare and present programs and training to meet the goals of NCKLS continuing education activity
  • Provide oversight, direction, and content for NCKLS communications to librarians and board
  • Oversee the functioning of the shared regional catalog (NORCAT)
  • Work cooperatively with all NCKLS librarians, boards, and staff to ensure effective delivery of service

Education and formal training

Required: Master’s degree or equivalent in Library Science from ALA accredited university.

Experience
Required:

  • A minimum of three years’ management experience including supervisory duties.
  • A minimum of five years’ library work experience.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in public library service role.

A combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the job may be considered.

To apply, send your resume to Human Resources, North Central Kansas Libraries System, 629 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. A complete job description and other application materials can be found at http://lib.nckls.org. Screening of applications begins October 15, 2020.

Posted 9/23/2020
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Regional Library Manager, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

Regional Library Manager

St. Louis Public Library

St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Regional Library Manager with leadership and management experience to join our administrative team. This position will play a critical role in shaping the future of the library. Our ideal candidate is someone who is innovative and engaged to help us move forward with our primary mission as a progressive and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. This position provides direct supervision of staff at a Regional Branch and a mini-branch as well as two Branch Managers who run smaller neighborhood locations.  The role will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, quality programming, and effective outreach.

In this role you will:

●       Oversee the day-to-day operations of a regional branch and associated smaller branches.

●       Motivate and coach staff through effective communication and embracing change.

●       Work with librarians and managers system-wide to develop and execute strong public services.

●       Assist in the development of system policies and strategic plans.

You will need to be:

●       Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.

●       Strategic about engaging staff to meet and exceed library goals.

●       Able to see the big picture and promote system-wide consistency and excellence of service.

●       Capable of effectively presenting information to executive management, public groups and boards of             directors.

●       Flexible, positive, and willing to work with customers and staff to successfully resolve problems.

You will need to have:

●       A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university.

●       Four years of progressive experience in public libraries.

●       Two years of supervisory experience.

●       Strong communication, writing and speaking skills.

You will get:

●       Competitive salary range starting at $60,600/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

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 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles.  These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities.  St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission.  Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About Schlafly Library:

●       Built in 2002

●       25,000 square feet

●       Collection size approximation is 52,000 items (includes children’s, adult, and international language                 materials)

●       1 Quiet room/study room

●       3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one multi-purpose room & one smaller conference room)

About the neighborhood:

Schlafly is located in the bustling Central West End, an exciting and diverse residential neighborhood with people of all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic classes.  The neighborhood is located between St Louis University and Forest Park and forms one of the largest regional centers of employment with the combination of the medical campus, the college of Pharmacy and the Cortex Innovation District.

To apply:

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please apply at https://www.slpl.org/slpl-employment-application/ and submit your cover letter and resume.

Posted 9/22/2020
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System Director, Northeast Kansas Library System, Lawrence, KS

System Director – Northeast Kansas Library System

Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Northeast Kansas Library System (headquartered in Lawrence, KS), seeks an experienced library leader to manage a fourteen county multi-type library system that inspires and empowers member libraries to engage, educate and add value to their communities, as its next System Director.  NEKLS, one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 117 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With a $3.7 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 10 FTE system staff, NEKLS libraries serves more than 40% of the Kansas population. Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. NEKLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for being an incubator for statewide projects, for providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies. Key projects include Next (a Koha open source ILS), Recollections Kansas (a digitization project), KLOW (KS Libraries on the Web), Kansas Library Express (the statewide courier service), and the accreditation and grant program for member libraries.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the 18-member Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a fourteen county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active NEKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities.

Qualifications. Master of Library Science degree from a library science program accredited by the American Library Association, and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience, ten years preferred.  Experience in regional library systems or consortia is preferred.  Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, reports, evaluation, ongoing activities, and committee activities using effective planning and organizational skills.  Demonstrated ability to mediate differences among members and evaluate diverse needs of members using creative and effective solutions.  Willingness and flexibility to work irregular hours and to travel for extended periods as required by the needs of the system.  Experience with library trends and issues; computer skills including spreadsheets, accounting software, and remote-access technologies.  Bonding required

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $85,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.  The full position announcement and job description can be found on the NEKLS web site.

For further information, send questions to nekls.search@nekls.org.

Posted 9/18/2020
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Cataloger, St. Joseph Public Library, St. Joseph, MO

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:              Cataloger

LOCATION:             Technical Services Department – East Hills Library

Hourly rate:            $16.25 Minimum (with MLS)

JOB STATUS:          Full-time, Monday – Friday, Nonexempt (40 hours per week)

AVAILABLE:           October 21, 2020

General Statement of Duties:

Reports to the Technical Services Manager.  Responsible for managing the cataloging of materials; inputs data about materials into an electronic catalog to ensure patrons can locate materials efficiently; does related work as required.  These jobs include work of a routine and repetitive nature for which there are clearly prescribed procedures as well as new situations and problems for which no precedents have been set.  Persons in this class may also have charge of special programs or projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides exemplary customer service;
  • Assists other staff members when needed and contributes in a positive way to team morale;
  • Categorizes and classifies library materials, including physical and electronic forms;
  • Follows library standards and guidelines when classifying documents;
  • Considers rules of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress subject heading policies, Dewey Decimal Classification, MARC21, RDA and catalogs materials in categories;
  • Ensures all materials can be retrieved conveniently using standardized methods;
  • Performs original and copy cataloging and adapts online records according to guidelines in all subject areas and languages;
  • Works with vendor websites, finds appropriate bibliographic records online and edits them as needed;
  • Inputs details about new materials into the library catalog;
  • Organizes material according to highest priority;
  • Participates in workshops, webinars, and other continuing education activities;
  • Able to manage multiple tasks effectively;
  • Trains in other duties and departments to assist others when needed;
  • Routine lifting, bending, squatting, and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comfortable with computers and technology;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • An understanding of library objectives, functions, procedures, and techniques;
  • Familiarity with principles of library organization and administration;
  • An awareness of current trends, practices, and methods in librarianship;
  • Awareness of the varieties of form and content of information and bibliographic tools;
  • Ability to learn and retain procedures related to the operation of an automated integrated system;
  • Ability to handle clerical functions with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Comfortable with data entry;
  • Understanding of the ways to bring users and materials together;
  • Ability to think analytically, to plan, and to organize;
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex directions;
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and efficient relationships with library staff;
  • Ability to interact with the public and other staff members in a consistently tactful, courteous, and effective manner;
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding position, lifting of objects that can weigh up to 50 pounds.

Acceptable Education and Experience:

A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of one year of professional library experience, is preferred.

APPLICATION:

Apply online or download application at https://sjpl.lib.mo.us/job-openings/. Applications are also available at any of our library branches.

DEADLINE:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration will be given to applications received by September 30.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Director, Mary Beth Revels, 816-232-4038, mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us

The St. Joseph Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to social, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

 

East Hills Library, 502 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506, 816-236-1423

Downtown Library, 927 Felix St., St. Joseph, MO 64501, 816-232-7729

Carnegie Library, 316 Massachusetts St., St. Joseph, MO 64504, 816-238-0526

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. 3rd St., St. Joseph, MO 64505, 816-232-2052

Posted 9/16/2020
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Youth Programming Specialist, Sparta Community Library Branch, Sparta, MO

Christian County Library

Job Description

 Date of first consideration: October 2, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 To Apply: Visit christiancountylibrary.org/library-careers. Submit application and resume to info@christiancountylibrary.org.

 Job Title: Youth Programming Specialist

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Sparta Community Library Branch, Sparta, MO

Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday

Pay Scale: $15.00 – $17.00

Summary: Responsible for implementing library programming and outreach for ages zero to eighteen and their families by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Plans and presents youth programs on a regular basis for ages zero to eighteen.
  2. Assists with the planning and implementation of annual library reading challenges, including the Summer Reading Challenge.
  3. Records statistics of programs and evaluate for effectiveness.
  4. Maintains knowledge of youth programming and literature trends.
  5. Prepares booklist and promotional literature as assigned.
  6. Attends regular professional development training opportunities.
  7. Oversees an annual supply budget and make necessary purchases for programming.
  8. Helps patrons locate materials, use the online catalog and other equipment, and provide readers’ advisory services.
  9. Monitors Youth Services areas, enforcing policy as needed.
  10. Promotes youth programs while at the desk, including assisting patrons with registering for programs.
  11. Creates timely and innovative displays and decorations for the children and teen areas.
  12. Prepares passive activities for the children and teen areas of the library.
  13. Assists with general upkeep of the children and teen collections, including but not limited to shelving, straightening, shifting, and weeding.
  14. Conducts library tours for as requested.
  15. Plans, promote, and provide outreach services for area schools, preschools, daycares and community organizations.
  16. Represents the library at community outreach events.
  17. Expands existing outreach location visits in service area.
  18. Promotes the library to the community.
  19. Works with the Outreach Department as needed.
  20. Works to resolve patron or staff issues as they arise.
  21. Counts the cash drawers, printer and copier monies, branch cash reconciliation.
  22. Be the person in charge of the branch when needed.
  23. Works with the Branch Manager in whatever capacity needed.
  24. Checks out library materials to cardholders as set by library policies.
  25. Checks-in returned materials and processing items appropriately.
  26. Evaluates the condition of items upon return; Check audiovisual materials for all components; Assessing damage on items and charging people for damaged items.
  27. Collects payments on overdue, damaged, lost items.
  28. Issues receipts for monetary transactions.
  29. Collects money for printout and copies.
  30. Places holds for patrons.
  31. Maintains library records.
  32. Assists MOBIUS/ILL with processing items at the Ozark Branch.
  33. Processes returned materials.
  34. Effectively, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with co-workers in various forms such as, but not limited to: verbally (in person and on phone), written (day notebook, email, message on lockers, etc.), and other forms as dictated by the situation.
  35. Effectively, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with Administration on the following topics.
  36. Schedules requests; Vacation or PTO submitted in writing via an email 4 weeks in advance.
  37. Absences, including whether or not employee is using leave for time missed.
  38. Handles issues with a co-worker’s performance.
  39. Other topics not addressed here

Qualifications:

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.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

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.

Reasoning Ability:

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, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Basic computer skills- familiar with using internet, Microsoft Office Suite products, email, working knowledge or print, non-print, digital, and online information sources available from a wide variety of sources, including publishers, the Internet, and library and vendor-based systems. Ability to navigate the Google suite.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A. / B. S.) from four-year college or university 60 hours of college or comparable (determined by Administration) work experience; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Experience working with children and teens.

Specialized Training:

  • 2-3 years’ experience working in the Youth Services Department of a public library
  • Experience planning and implementing programs for families, children, tweens, and teens in a public library

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

  • Customer service
  • Respect: courteous, reliable, and dependable.
  • Positive attitude
  • Accountability
  • Innovation and initiative
  • Teamwork”
  • Excellent people skills
  • Reliable, responsible, dependable, honest, organized, quick learner
  • Working knowledge of reader interest levels, book, authors, and reference sources.
  • Working knowledge of automated library circulation systems and online databases.
  • Ability to develop or demonstrate the necessary supervisory, decision-making, leadership, team-building, strategic, conflict resolution, and marketing skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to successfully maintain performance of assigned duties and responsibilities to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and by listening.
  • Ability to interact in a positive, effective manner with supervisor, coworkers, director, and general public.
  • Ability to perform with minimum of supervision, to work collaboratively in a team environment, and to demonstrate professional standards, good judgment, dependability, and timeliness in work environments.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple demands and changing priorities, to learn, and be willing to embrace change. Remains flexible.
  • Ability to present ideas and provide instruction. Comfortable with teaching and use of various forms of technology

Physical Demands:

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 stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and ability to see color.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Posted 9/15/2020
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Youth Programming Specialist, Clever Community Library Branch, Clever, MO

Christian County Library

Job Description

 Date of first consideration: October 2, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 To Apply: Visit christiancountylibrary.org/library-careers. Submit application and resume to info@christiancountylibrary.org.

 Job Title: Youth Programming Specialist

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Clever Community Library Branch, Clever, MO

Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday

Pay Scale: $15.00 – $17.00

Summary: Responsible for implementing library programming and outreach for ages zero to eighteen and their families by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Plans and presents youth programs on a regular basis for ages zero to eighteen.
  2. Assists with the planning and implementation of annual library reading challenges, including the Summer Reading Challenge.
  3. Records statistics of programs and evaluate for effectiveness.
  4. Maintains knowledge of youth programming and literature trends.
  5. Prepares booklist and promotional literature as assigned.
  6. Attends regular professional development training opportunities.
  7. Oversees an annual supply budget and make necessary purchases for programming.
  8. Helps patrons locate materials, use the online catalog and other equipment, and provide readers’ advisory services.
  9. Monitors Youth Services areas, enforcing policy as needed.
  10. Promotes youth programs while at the desk, including assisting patrons with registering for programs.
  11. Creates timely and innovative displays and decorations for the children and teen areas.
  12. Prepares passive activities for the children and teen areas of the library.
  13. Assists with general upkeep of the children and teen collections, including but not limited to shelving, straightening, shifting, and weeding.
  14. Conducts library tours for as requested.
  15. Plans, promote, and provide outreach services for area schools, preschools, daycares and community organizations.
  16. Represents the library at community outreach events.
  17. Expands existing outreach location visits in service area.
  18. Promotes the library to the community.
  19. Works with the Outreach Department as needed.
  20. Works to resolve patron or staff issues as they arise.
  21. Counts the cash drawers, printer and copier monies, branch cash reconciliation.
  22. Be the person in charge of the branch when needed.
  23. Works with the Branch Manager in whatever capacity needed.
  24. Checks out library materials to cardholders as set by library policies.
  25. Checks-in returned materials and processing items appropriately.
  26. Evaluates the condition of items upon return; Check audiovisual materials for all components; Assessing damage on items and charging people for damaged items.
  27. Collects payments on overdue, damaged, lost items.
  28. Issues receipts for monetary transactions.
  29. Collects money for printout and copies.
  30. Places holds for patrons.
  31. Maintains library records.
  32. Assists MOBIUS/ILL with processing items at the Ozark Branch.
  33. Processes returned materials.
  34. Effectively, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with co-workers in various forms such as, but not limited to: verbally (in person and on phone), written (day notebook, email, message on lockers, etc.), and other forms as dictated by the situation.
  35. Effectively, timely, thorough, and respectful communication with Administration on the following topics.
  36. Schedules requests; Vacation or PTO submitted in writing via an email 4 weeks in advance.
  37. Absences, including whether or not employee is using leave for time missed.
  38. Handles issues with a co-worker’s performance.
  39. Other topics not addressed here

Qualifications:

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.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

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.

Reasoning Ability:

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, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Basic computer skills- familiar with using internet, Microsoft Office Suite products, email, working knowledge or print, non-print, digital, and online information sources available from a wide variety of sources, including publishers, the Internet, and library and vendor-based systems. Ability to navigate the Google suite.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A. / B. S.) from four-year college or university 60 hours of college or comparable (determined by Administration) work experience; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Experience working with children and teens.

Specialized Training:

  • 2-3 years’ experience working in the Youth Services Department of a public library
  • Experience planning and implementing programs for families, children, tweens, and teens in a public library

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

  • Customer service
  • Respect: courteous, reliable, and dependable.
  • Positive attitude
  • Accountability
  • Innovation and initiative
  • Teamwork”
  • Excellent people skills
  • Reliable, responsible, dependable, honest, organized, quick learner
  • Working knowledge of reader interest levels, book, authors, and reference sources.
  • Working knowledge of automated library circulation systems and online databases.
  • Ability to develop or demonstrate the necessary supervisory, decision-making, leadership, team-building, strategic, conflict resolution, and marketing skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to successfully maintain performance of assigned duties and responsibilities to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and by listening.
  • Ability to interact in a positive, effective manner with supervisor, coworkers, director, and general public.
  • Ability to perform with minimum of supervision, to work collaboratively in a team environment, and to demonstrate professional standards, good judgment, dependability, and timeliness in work environments.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple demands and changing priorities, to learn, and be willing to embrace change. Remains flexible.
  • Ability to present ideas and provide instruction. Comfortable with teaching and use of various forms of technology

Physical Demands:

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 stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and ability to see color.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Posted 9/15/2020
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Library Manager, Southern Boone County Public Library, Ashland, MO

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

SOUTHERN BOONE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY MANAGER

Southern Boone County Public Library

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

POSITION AVAILABLE:           Southern Boone County Public Library Manager

HOURS/DAYS:                         Full-time exempt position (40 hours per week)

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:    Manages the overall functions of the Southern Boone County public library and represents the library to the community. This position has primary responsibility for excellent customer service and community relations, strengthening community engagement and partnership development, and oversight of staff, collections, programs and services. Serves as a member of DBRL’s management team and participates in the strategic planning process. The successful candidate must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and enjoy the administrative challenges of working with an outstanding group of diverse people and projects. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:     MLS (Master’s degree in Library Science) from an accredited institution; minimum three years increasingly responsible library experience including supervision. Prefer five years of experience in a public library with two or more years of staff supervisory experience, collection development and reference experience. Prefer previous experience working with rural communities. Must have demonstrated organizational and project management skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and supervisory skills as well as high customer service orientation.

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:                                  $57,734.49 annually

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

DEADLINE:                              Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by September 23.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Human Resources

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

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

 

Callaway County Public Library, 710 Court St., Fulton, MO 65251, (573) 642-7261

Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203, (573) 443-3161

Holts Summit Public Library, 188 W. Simon Blvd., Holts Summit, MO 65043, (573) 606-8770

Southern Boone County Public Library, 109 North Main St., Ashland, MO 65010, (537) 657-7378

Posted 9/02/2020
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Director – Jefferson County Library District

The Jefferson County Library District located in Jefferson County, Missouri, just south and part of the St. Louis metro area, is looking for a new Director upon the pending retirement of the Director.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The Library Director is the chief executive officer responsible for the overall operations and administration of the Library District. The Director works with the senior management team to plan, create and implement programs, policies and procedures, identify funding sources and co-ordinate fund-raising activities, and develop long range service strategies, goals and objectives for the library district.

The Director oversees the hiring, evaluation, discipline and termination, and direction of all other district employees in the performance of their duties. The Director works with the Assistant Directors to supervise the preparation and administration of the district budget, as approved by the Board of Trustees.

The Director must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, other library consortia partners, library-related organizations, the administrators of the Fox, Windsor and Northwest School Districts, and of Jefferson College, public officials, community organizations and groups, the media and the general public. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, extensive community outreach and legislative advocacy.

The Director reports to the Jefferson County Library Board of Trustees, and serves as an ex officio (nonvoting) member of the Jefferson County Library Foundation. The Director works with each Branch Manager to maintain good relations with the Arnold, Northwest and Windsor Branch Friends of the Library groups.

The Director keeps the Board apprised of current and future trends in library services, and recommends appropriate library policies for Board adoption. The Director represents the Library District and is expected to participate in consortia governance and state, regional and national library associations as time and budget allow.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The Library Director is a full time position (executive exempt FLSA), Weekend and evening hours are required as needed to fulfill the duties of the position. The Director may also need to work from home, and the necessary equipment and technical support will be provided by the Library District.

Salary and Benefits:

Annual salary is negotiable based on experience, starting at $65,000. Benefits include health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, defined benefit pension plan, voluntary deferred compensation plan, Employee Assistance Plan, annual leave, sick leave, personal day, paid holidays, Flex Time Option.

Jefferson County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO APPLY:

Please send a single page cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position; a resume listing your contact information, education and relevant previous employment; a copy of your diploma or other verification of your Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science including the name of the institution and the date the degree was bestowed; and three letters of professional reference to:

DIRECTOR SEARCH, Jefferson County Library District, Central Services Office, 5678 State Road PP, High Ridge MO 63049 or e-mail documents to dbyron@jeffcolib.org

Search closes October 1, 2020

For more detailed advertisement go to:  https://www.jeffcolib.org/about-us/employment

Posted 8/18/2020
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