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Instructional Librarian, Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

Job Title: Instructional Librarian Date: 4/27/2022
Reports To: Director, Smiley Library FLSA Classification:/

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for developing strategies for integrating information literacy into the curriculum, by applying learning theories and instructional technologies effectively into the teaching and learning process. This position would also be responsible, in conjunction with the director, for targeting instruction towards curricular needs of CMU, assessing the impact in student learning, and ensuring that print and electronic resources support these efforts. This will include classroom instruction in information fluency and bibliographic research techniques at the basic and advanced level, creating online tutorials and other aids for distance learners, and staying abreast of the professional literature and trends in this area.

Energetic, innovative, adaptable, and learner-centered professionals are encouraged to apply for this full-time, 12-month staff with faculty rank position.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Instructional Services Librarian will be responsible for classroom instruction in information fluency, teaching bibliographic research techniques at the basic and advanced level, creating online tutorials and other aids for distance learners, and staying abreast of the professional literature and trends in this area.
The position will help establish and maintain a greater online presence to assist the increasing information needs of the growing distance student population. The position will also be responsible for assisting with events and programming within the library for students, faculty, and staff designed to engage these populations with the libraries mission. Duties will also include general reference work, campus committee assignments, and other tasks as assigned.

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
n/a

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
An MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, with 1 year teaching experience, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with students and faculty in a productive manner. Experience with marketing, educational technology, and electronic resources preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The ability to move a fully loaded book truck is required for this position.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have the ability to operate a personal computer and keyboard, printers, telephone, facsimile, typewriter, and other office equipment. Manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary. Knowledge and fluency in web 2.0 and social networking tools is preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTES:
This position may require some work in evenings, on weekends, and/or travel.
Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources. Applications and instructions are located on the website at www.centralmethodist.edu.

CMU Employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole. They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented. Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of CMU. Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 6/22/2022

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3 Youth Services Assistants/Associates: 2 at The Library Center and 1 at the Midtown Carnegie branch, Springfield Green County Library, Springfield, MO

JOB OPPORTUNITY

POSITION: Youth Services Assistant / Associate
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO Midtown Carnegie Branch – 397 E Central Street – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
PAY RATE: $10.80 per hour for Assistant / $14.00 per hour for Associate
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

These are part-time positions, approximately 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library is open. Hours for The Library Center are Monday through Thursday 8:30 – 9:00, Friday 8:30 – 8:00, Saturday 8:30 – 7:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 6:00. Hours for Midtown Carnegie are Monday through Saturday 9:30am – 6:00pm. Weekend hours will be required on a rotating basis. 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 High School diploma or equivalent; 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.

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

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:
• have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
• currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
• Send a Letter of interest to humanresources@thelibrary.org
• If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position: Youth Services Assistant / Associate
Classification: Part Time
Track:Library Worker II / Library Specialist I
FSLA Status: Non – Exempt

Essential Functions
• Ability to relate to youth from infants to age 18 and their families, and create age-appropriate programming
• Develops 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
• Works occasionally with teen advisory groups and teen volunteers
• Develops library services based on sound models of youth participation, allowing for social interaction, growth and learning
• Assists patrons with reader’s advisory, information, and location of library materials
• Assists and instructs patrons in the use of Library technology and reference materials
• Assists and instructs patrons in the operation of patron access computer (PAC), copy machines, printers, microfilm readers, and reference materials
• Performs computer searches, keyboard work at 35 wpm
• Provides regular and telephone reference and information services to the general public
• Assists Youth Services Manager with the promotion of youth services to local schools and community organizations through outreach, including periodic public speaking
• Works 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
• Performs reference, patron advisory, and information services in a pleasant, constructive and cooperative manner
• Assists in the training of teen and adult volunteers
• Evaluates and document programs and services to contribute to institutional and professional memory and adapt and improve future programs and services
• Performs periodic public speaking, conducts tours, and attends meetings
• Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
• Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
• Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
• This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

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

Education/Experience
• Youth Services Assistant requires High School diploma or equivalent
• 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

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

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

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

Name: ______________________________________________________¬___
Signed: ____________________________ Date: __________________
Accommodation Requested: ______________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Posted 6/22/2022

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Reference Librarian (part time), University City Public Library, University City, MO

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

University City Public Library is hiring! If you have a passion for working with the community, assisting
those needing help with new technology, and creatively solving problems, please apply. UCPL serves a
highly diverse, civic-minded, eclectic population and enjoys tremendous community support. Our facility is currently in the middle of a full-scale renovation, making it an exciting time to join us as we explore new ways to be of service, while continuing to offer one of the finest standalone library collections in metro St. Louis and an array of lifelong learning and entertainment opportunities for patrons.

Schedule: Part-time, including regular Sunday hours, as well as Saturdays on a rotating basis

Reports to: Head of Adult Services

Education: MLS from an ALA-accredited program, or an MLS in progress

Pay: starting at $22.63-per hour for MLS; starting at $18.04 for MLS in progress

Essential Job Duties:
• answer patron questions at a busy reference desk while monitoring activity throughout the
building
• serve as building supervisor during evening and weekend shifts
• evaluate electronic and web-based reference services
• teach Internet, computer, and library skills to patrons
• troubleshoot computer problems
• provide readers’ advisory service
• other related work as needed

Required Competencies:
• excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
• ability to multi-task
• firm knowledge of current and emerging library trends
• creative problem-solving skills

General qualifications for all library employees:
• Commitment to the library’s mission and goals
• Knowledge of and/or ability to quickly learn Dewey Decimal system
• Ability to file numerically and alphabetically
• Ability to follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively in English
• Ability to work without supervision once trained
• Strength and agility to maneuver heavy book carts, bend and reach, and lift library materials
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Ability to work cooperatively with public
• Ability to exercise good judgment
• Ability to use basic office equipment: telephone, fax, e-mail, copier
• Honesty, punctuality, accuracy, ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to pass a criminal background check
• One-year probationary period

Essential physical abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation:
• Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with the supervisor and other employees
• Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written
correspondence, reports, and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form
• Manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment to process library materials
• Personal mobility which permits the employee to monitor, supervise, and perform assigned library
operations, and to attend Library district, community, and public meetings at various locations
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; push and pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds; bend, stoop and reach
shelving from floor level to 6 feet high; and stand or walk for at least 1 hour at a time
• Tolerance for dust and mold which permits the employee to work with books and other library materials, as well as work in older buildings

TO APPLY: Stop by the library and get an application from the front desk, download a PDF copy
from the library website at www.ucitylibrary.org/employment/ or contact
humanresources@ucitylibrary.org to receive an application and complete job
description via email. Please include resume and cover letter with application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer University City Public Library is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and will continue to recruit, hire, promote, train, and develop into all job levels without regard to race, color, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), religion, national origin, genetic information or disability. In recognition of the essential rights of all employees and applicants as individuals, it is the policy of the University City Public Library to recruit, hire, train, develop, and promote in all job classifications without discrimination to achieve equality in employment practices. The Library does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability. It is also the policy of the Library to act affirmatively in those areas where societal discrimination has denied equality of opportunity, particularly where under-representation exists. Special emphasis will be placed upon recruiting
qualified minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals.

Posted 6/15/2022

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Youth Librarian or Youth Services Specialist II – Florissant Valley
St. Louis County Library

Youth Librarian or Youth Services Specialist II – Florissant Valley, St. Louis County Library
195 N New Florissant Road, Florissant, MO 63031

Whether you are looking to start your library career or you are ready for a new rewarding experience, the St. Louis County Library has a lot to offer!

Known as the “Gateway to the West”, St. Louis and the surrounding area offer an array of lifestyles. You’ll find hip, trendy cafes and neighborhoods, a plethora of outdoor activities with hundreds of parks and trails, sporting events, and cultural attractions. St. Louis County is a great place to live, work, and play!

The Florissant Valley Branch is a bustling, vibrant, newly renovated Regional Branch that features a literacy play space dedicated to fostering a love of reading and learning in children. A talented staff of over 30 go above and beyond to make their branch a known community gathering destination. Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and dynamic. Florissant Valley takes pride in offering fun, spirited programming for all patrons. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several award-winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

A successful candidate will work well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment in order to provide a wide range of programming options to the nearby community.

Are you dynamic, an out-of-the-box thinker with a passion for literature and services for children and teens? Apply today! We look forward to you joining our team!

Salary:
MLS degree- Youth Librarian – Salary: $50,431
Bachelor’s degree – Youth Services Specialist II – Salary: $37,440

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
One Saturday per month, One Sunday per month

Job Purpose:
Provide quality services for children and teens to promote reading and learning in support of the Library’s mission.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Plans, prepares, schedules, and presents programs for youth ages 0-17 in order to support the Library’s mission to offer quality programs for children and teen which promote reading and learning.
2. Supports the manager in being a liaison to childcare providers, homeschoolers, schools and educators to encourage their new and continued use of Library services.
3. Compiles accurate statistics and writes evaluative reports for the branch regarding programming and resources.
4. Provides Readers’ Advisory and Reference service for youth ages 0-17 and their caregivers to assist them in making the best use of the Library Resources.
5. Performs duties as delegated by the Manger to provide support to branch staff.

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Two years’ experience planning and implementing youth programs
• Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers and staff
• Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
• Working knowledge of literature for youth ages 0-17
• Must possess a valid driver’s license

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Ability to stand for up to 8 hours per shift
• Ability to bend to very low shelves or reach to very high shelves when retrieving Library materials
• Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
• Ability to push a full cart of books or other Library materials
• Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to operate various types of Library equipment
• Ability to use a pc, word processing, and e-mail

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting http://www.slcl.org/employment

Posted 6/13/2022

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Librarian 1, Tarleton State University, Fort Worth, TX

The University Libraries at Tarleton State University is seeking applications for a Librarian I for the Rickett Library at the Fort Worth, TX location.

Under the direction of the Rickett Library Manager, the primary function of this job is to provide equitable delivery of services to reach diverse populations of undergraduate, and graduate students and faculty through the development of programs and practices in both online and in-person contexts. As a librarian, some holiday, evening, or weekend duties are required.

Responsibilities:
40% Reference & Instruction: Responsible for library reference, instruction, and outreach to Rickett constituents.

Reference
• Provide reference services through various communication methods to on-campus and off-campus students and faculty and keep accurate counts.
• Develops and delivers necessary training for traditional and new reference services.
• Staff Reference services as assigned.
• Provide point-of-use instruction and assistance to individuals or groups as needed.

Instruction
• Actively solicit, create and teach library instruction to support the university’s curriculum and students in both traditional and online formats.
• Provide both general and subject-specific bibliographic instruction to classes as requested by faculty members which teach information literacy skills via embedded sessions, bibliographic sessions, video creation, and instruction as necessary for student and faculty development.
• Prepare instructional materials for classes and other groups as needed including but not limited to videos, LibGuides, pathfinders, and programming.

30% Programming & Outreach: Responsible for programming and outreach primarily to the student community.
• Responsible for developing and implementing outreach activities that promote library resources and services which can include but are not limited to presentations, organizing events, designing publications, exhibits, and displays.
• Organizes events/programs which advocate library resources and services and communicates with library staff, campus divisions, and departments promoting those events/programs.
• Designs publications, print and electronic, which promote library services and resources working with peers to create and sustain a unified message.
• Represents the library at student orientations and other campus events.

30% Professional Librarian: Serve the community using expertise in reference, instruction, liaison, and professional duties.

Subject Liaison
• Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments, working with faculty to meet their information needs and the needs of their students.
• Work with assigned departments and coworkers to enhance the library’s collections and act as a point of contact for services.
• Collection development for reference, serials, and all academic areas of Rickett Library including evaluation, selection, and weeding.

Professional
• Recommends policy and procedure changes as it deals with the library, instruction, reference, liaising, and services.
• Actively develop and implement ideas for the promotion of the library to the university community including but not limited to programs, activities, and services.
• Work within teams and departments to recommend and assess new programs, policies, procedures, and services.
• Assists in covering library service points as needed.
• Attends professional meetings and remain abreast of relevant current developments in the field.
• Positively represent Tarleton State University in professional, community, and state organizations.
• Maintains professional demeanor and appearance in representing the Library and the University.
• Serve on university committees.
• Attend meetings of faculty/staff.
• Maintains “open door” to internal and external customers.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent required 1 – 3 years of experience in college or university libraries preferred.

Applications only accepted on‐line at https://www.tarleton.edu/jobs . Job requisition# R-050717.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
• Knowledge of library operations, systems, and services.
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and research skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Capable of handling multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions required.
• Ability to work independently, as a team member, and as a team leader.

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

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by
inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs
for more than 14,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, at RELLIS Academic
Alliance in Bryan, and Online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while
sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability
Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for
employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and
equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.

Posted 6/13/2022

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Executive Director, Emporia Public Library, Emporia, KS

Executive Director – Emporia Public Library (KS) Due to retirement, the Emporia Public Library’s Board of Trustees seeks an innovative and experienced Executive Director. Emporia Public Library serves 30,000 residents in Emporia and Lyon County with its mission to provide users of all ages access to informational, educational and recreational services, materials and programs. Governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees appointed by the mayor, the library provides excellent services and programs with 20 staff (16 FTEs) and a $1.2 million annual budget.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director oversees library operations including management of library staff; the delivery of high-quality library programs and services to the community; prepares the annual operating budget; resolves complex, sensitive, and/or controversial issues and complaints; works with the board on strategic planning and with community partners on collaborative projects; and stays abreast of trends and innovations in the field of public library leadership and management, while fostering a positive working environment that allows for creativity and continued library development.

Qualifications: Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, five (5) years of progressively responsible library administration experience, residency within 30 miles of the Emporia Public Library within 30 days of hire.

This is a full-time, fully benefited, exempt position with a competitive compensation package. Salary range is $72,000 – $99,500. For a complete job description and to apply online, please visit emporialibrary.org, complete an application and include a cover letter, resume and three professional references whom you have known for a minimum of three years. Review of applications begins July 5, 2022.

Posted 6/7/2022

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Technology & Facilities Coordinator, Little Dixie Regional Libraries, Moberly, MO

Little Dixie Regional Libraries is seeking a dynamic, customer-focused Technology and Facilities Coordinator. This position maintains all library computers and related support applications. The Technology and Facilities Coordinator assists in implementing and maintaining new technologies and providing training to library staff and patrons. In addition, the Coordinator provides facilities maintenance in all branch locations directly and indirectly through contracted service providers.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A two-year or four-year degree in computer science or a closely related field is preferred. Two years of hands-on equivalent experience in personal computer repair or any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability to perform the job is required. Customer service experience required.

$24.25/hour. 40 hours per week. The library offers a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and life insurance.

Submit resume with three references at the Moberly Library by Thursday, June 30th or electronically to director@little-dixie.lib.mo.us

Posted 6/7/2022

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Digitization Technician, Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, MO

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Digitization Technician

Linda Hall Library is seeking a Digitization Technician to join our team.

The Linda Hall Library is one of the world’s foremost independent research libraries devoted
to science, engineering, and technology. Through the Library’s collections, programming,
and strategic partnerships, the Linda Hall Library brings science to life in new and relevant
ways to help others better understand the world in which they live. A nonprofit, privately
funded institution, the Library is open to the public free of charge.

JOB PURPOSE:
The Digitization Technician is responsible for the digitization of library materials, the
uploading and maintenance of digital assets, supplying patron requests using the library’s
catalog and other finding aids, and working in a productive and cooperative manner with
both external and internal stakeholders. This position will report to the Digital Initiatives
Manager.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Receive, prioritize, and process document requests received through library systems
• Perform procedures for image capture, metadata creation, and post-processing of
digital images
• Review requests for copyright compliance, making copyright payments when
appropriate
• Perform routine review and maintenance to ensure the integrity of equipment and
digital assets
• Manage and track materials loaned from the library’s physical collection
• Work in close cooperation with staff attached to collections, reference services, the
fellowship program, and stacks
• Communicate with and assist library patrons and fellows
• Other duties as required

Education and Experience
• Experience with digital scanning and data entry.
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop a plus.
• Ability to handle oversized and fragile materials with care.
• Comfort performing repetitive tasks in a high production environment.

Core Capabilities
• Attention to Detail: Performs small tasks in a thorough and careful manner. Checks
work to ensure accuracy, completeness, and freedom from errors.
• Time Management: Manages own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals in a
timely manner.
• Teamwork: Willingly participates in accomplishing group goals.
• Flexibility: Alters normal procedures to fit a specific situation to get a job done and/or
meet goals.
• Patron Focus: Views operations and collections through the eyes of the patron,
proactively identifying and meeting patron needs; uses patron inquiries and activity to
inform the collecting strategy.
• Technology Proficiency: Keeps up with new technology associated with a field of
work. Is proactive and learns new technical skills quickly

Benefits:
• Work life balance including generous Paid Time Off schedule
• Medical and dental insurance
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and HSA option
• 403(b) plan with company match after 6 months of service
• Life insurance
• Paid long-term disability
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Work is performed in a normal library environment. Exposure to dust and/or mold working
with old or fragile library materials.

COMPANY VALUES/STATEMENTS
The Linda Hall Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying
physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by
appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business
need.

Posted 6/7/2022

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Assistant Branch Manager (3 positions), Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Job Summary
The Library seeks candidates to fill three Assistant Branch Manager positions. These positions will serve at our Bluford, North-East, and Waldo branches. Under general supervision of assigned Manager or Sr. Manager, works as second in charge of managing daily operations at the Branch Library. Assists with the operation and maintenance of the branch and assumes the responsibilities of the Branch Manager in their absence to provide quality library service to all Library patrons. The position also works closely with outside organizations to deliver programs and build partnerships. The position provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Schedule staff, substitutes, and volunteers while monitoring attendance to ensure adequate staffing. Resolve issues and notify supervisor of impact to services or personnel.
• Supervise assigned staff to ensure productivity and quality of service. Assign collection maintenances tasks and ensures proper workflows.
• Facilitate and assist with basic circulation and registration services. Perform circulation control duties including management and workflow, maintaining self-check machines, and monitoring library displays.
• Provide research assistance to patrons as well as assistance in choosing Library materials and services.
• Work with Branch Manager to develop and present programs to meet the needs of existing and potential patrons.
• Assist the Branch Manager by participating in hiring, training, and evaluating staff and by performing assigned office tasks.
• Ensure effective, courteous working relationship with all library patrons and resolve patron issues to satisfaction using the Library’s Values Based Service philosophy.
• Depending on the branch for which you work, your duties may include providing postal services or U.S. Passport services.

Requirements
• Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with staff and public.
• Demonstrated ability to organize work effectively and supervise personnel.
• Working knowledge of current library practices.
• Demonstrated Intermediate computer skills.
• Demonstrated ability to follow oral and/or written instructions.
• Depending on the branch for which you work, you must additionally be able to meet the requirements to become a U.S. Passport Agent.
• Ability to speak and understand English is required. Additional consideration mayl be given to individuals that are proficient in any non-English languages spoken in Jackson County, MO including Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Arabic, and Swahili.
• The minimum requirements for this position include a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science. This requirement may also be met by an equivalent combination of education, work experience, and life experience.

Other Things You Should Know
These are full-time exempt positions. Starting salary is $45,706 plus excellent benefits. Positions open until filled.

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

Posted 6/7/2022

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Youth Services Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library, St. Charles, MO

Do you recognize the importance of providing library services to youth? Do you thrive working in a fast paced and collaborative environment? We are seeking a full-time Youth Services Librarian to work at the Kisker Road Branch. This position will focus on delivering library services to youth of all ages through reference help, readers’ advisory and creating dynamic classes and events. Duties will also include assisting customers of all ages with the use of technology, providing outreach services, and supporting the branch and branch management in a supervisory role.

Requirements:
· Experience working with youth
· Proven ability to make positive connections and help youth from diverse backgrounds with library services
· Extensive knowledge of general library operations and library technology
· Must possess initiative and have excellent customer service and critical thinking skills
· Must have leadership skills along with an ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team
· Should have the ability to multitask and stay well organized in a rapidly changing environment
· Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required

Schedule:
· Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, Tue 10:30am-7:00pm;
· every 7 weeks, off Friday and work 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday;
· Sunday availability is a must

Our eleven library branches serve all residents of St. Charles County by providing a robust collection of materials, many classes and events, and superior customer experiences. Every day we get to live our mission: to inspire, to inform, and to enhance connections across St. Charles County. The future looks bright – join us!

We offer a full benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan, FSA, and generous time off. Starting annual salary is $47,358.25.

For priority consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with completed SCCCL application by Monday, June 6, 2022. Please send application materials electronically to jobs@stchlibrary.org, or mail to SCCCL HR Dept., P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376. Applications will be accepted until position is filled or an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been received. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide status updates.

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.

5/27/2022 – 6/6/2022

Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number: 183
Position Title: Youth Services Librarian
Salary Grade: 18
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: General Purpose Branch Manager or Regional Branch Youth Services Supervisor
Revision Date: 08/01/2018

Position Summary
The primary focus of the position is delivering library services, specifically reference, readers’ advisory and programming services to youth. Additional duties may include technology training, provision of off-site services, and supervisory duties. Youth services librarians are expected to serve all ages, however there may be a specialty designation of children’s, teen, or a combination of the two depending on branch assignment.

Essential Functions
1. Understand theories of infant, child, and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service.
2. Communicate early literacy practices to parents and have a familiarity with the ALA Every Child Ready to Read Initiative.
3. Present programs to large or small groups of children, teens, and/or adults.
4. Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of youth literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, websites, and other electronic media that contribute to a diverse and relevant collection.
5. Use technology in programming when appropriate.
6. Mentor other staff in the branch in services to youth, including paraprofessionals and new librarians.

Duties

General Duties
1. Carry out duties in accordance with the District’s Code of Ethics.
2. Work cooperatively with all District staff in planning, developing and deploying new services.
3. Participate in professional development and continuing education activities, including ongoing review of professional literature.
4. Attend meetings of District staff as required.
5. Participate on special project teams focused on system-wide goals and programs.

Public Service Duties
1. Plan, design, present, and evaluate services and programs for youth.
2. Identify and engage skilled community partners to present programs.
3. Instruct customers in the use of library tools and resources, empowering them to choose materials and services on their own.
4. Provide reference assistance to all customers, including readers’ advisory, educational support, and technology assistance.
5. Promote library collections and services through programming, merchandising, outreach visits, and community events and maintain relationships with community agencies.
6. Explain library policies and procedures to customers.
7. Resolve customer service issues as needed.

Collection Maintenance
1. Assist with the weeding of materials according to District policies to ensure that the collection is current and relevant materials are available.
2. Collaborate with collection services staff on providing a diverse variety of electronic resources, audiovisual materials, and print materials, to best serve the needs of youth and caregivers.
3. Stay current on new materials by consulting a wide variety of reviewing sources and publishers’ catalogs, and attending professional meetings.

Supervisory Duties in a General Purpose Branch
1. Assist the Branch Manager with supervising the daily operations of the branch by handling staff and customer issues as needed.
2. Assist Branch Manager with staff scheduling, as needed.
3. Participate in the interview and selection process for new employees in the department or branch.
4. Oversee training in the department and conduct performance evaluation of direct reports.
5. Communicate or interpret policies and procedures to staff.

Skills
1. Expertise in the area of infant, child, and adolescent learning and development.
2. Expertise in youth literature coupled with ability to recommend age-appropriate reading suggestions that match the customers’ interests.
3. Extensive knowledge of general library operations and library technology.
4. Ability to interact pleasantly and positively with customers and staff.
5. Supervisory skills and understanding of workflow processes.
6. Strong computer skills and ability to troubleshoot problems or answer customer questions.
7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Physical Abilities – Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.
1. Ability to stand for long periods of time in public service area.
2. Ability to lift and move materials and furnishings for program set up.
3. Ability to reach high or low to review materials on shelves and move through aisles.
4. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers.
5. Sufficient vision to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
6. Sufficient personal mobility to attend meetings at various locations within the District.

Education and Experience
1. Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required.
2. Experience working with youth in a professional capacity preferred.

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Posted 5/31/2022

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Warrensburg Assistant Branch Manager, Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO

Job Opening for Warrensburg Assistant Branch Manager

Full time, non-exempt position. Salary range $34,944.00 to $42,536.00. BA/BS + 1-year public library experience or a high school diploma (or equivalent) + 3-years public library experience required. Supervisory and customer service experience preferred, as well as strong technology skills. Will work 40-hours per week, typically five days a week, including evening hours and Saturdays. Work schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system. The Warrensburg branch of Trails Regional Library is located at 432 N. Holden, Warrensburg, MO.

Send resume and application to employment@trailslibrary.org. View job description and job application at www.trailslibrary.org/about/jobs Priority given to resumes received by June 22, 2022.
Position open until filled. Trails Regional Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 5/31/2022

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Technical Services Manager, Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO

Job Opening for Technical Services Manager

Full time, exempt, administrative position with a minimum of 40-hours per week, typically 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.  Salary range $49,753.60 – $60,569.60.  Position requires a degree from an ALA accredited library sciences program or a Bachelor’s degree + 5 years relevant library experience. Work
schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system, including evening hours and Saturdays.  This position will oversee system wide cataloging, acquisitions, and collection development while supervising a staff of three.  Position requires supervisory experience, strong technology skills, and RDA cataloging experience. Familiarity with Missouri Evergreen Consortium and collection development is preferred.  Administrative Offices are located at 432 N. Holden Street, Warrensburg, MO.

Send resume and employment application to employment@trailslibrary.org.  Priority given to resumes submitted by July 1, 2022.  View job description and employment application at www.trailslibrary.org/about/jobs
Position open until filled.  Trails Regional Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 5/31/2022

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Circulation Coordinator, Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO

Job Opening for Circulation Coordinator

Full time, non-exempt position. Salary range $39,312.00 to $47,840.00. MLS from an ALA accredited library sciences program, or a Bachelor’s degree + 3-years relevant experience required. Clerical and computer experience, including word processing and the use of the Internet are required. Experience in libraries and familiarity with online catalogs or databases is preferred, along with strong technology skills. Will work 40-hours per week, typically, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday. Work schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system. Works from the Administrative Office of Trails Regional Library, located at 432 N. Holden, Warrensburg, MO.

Send resume and application to employment@trailslibrary.org. View job description and job application at www.trailslibrary.org/about/jobs
Priority given to resumes received by June 22, 2022. Position open until filled. Trails Regional Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 5/31/2022

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Children’s and Teen Materials Selector – Collection Management Services, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Children’s and Teen Materials Selector. Our ideal candidate is innovative and engaged. The candidate will help us move forward with our primary mission as a customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. The Children’s and Teen Materials Selector is organized, innovative, enthusiastic, and understands the importance of collaboration. The successful candidate will have a passion for both collection development and daily interactions with branches and customers.

In this role you will:

  • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues, customers and leadership.
  • Use an ILS and vendor websites to purchase materials for the collection.
  • Use trade journals, professional review tools, and vendor websites to cultivate digital and audio-visual collections.
  • Use statistical tools and data driven strategies for both selection and deselection of children’s and teen collections.
  • Prioritize and maintain budgets as assigned by the Manager of Collection Development and Head of Collection Management Services.
  • Keep detailed and organized records of budgets and spending using spreadsheets and share those records on an ongoing basis.
  • Analyze various metrics and look for opportunities to improve both the collection and customer experience.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Strategic and data-driven about cultivating collections so as to maximize budgets and exceed customer expectations.
  • Capable of effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of staff and external colleagues.
  • Flexible, positive, and willing to work with colleagues to successfully overcome challenges.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.

You will need to have:

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university.
  • Experience working with children or children’s library services.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Collaborative spirit and excellent teamwork skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong dedication to intellectual freedom.
  • Strong change management skills and flexibility.
  • Experience in collection development preferred.

You will get:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $47,040/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 our magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About downtown St. Louis:
This position will work in the heart of the St. Louis Public Library system in the library administration building. Located in Downtown West, the administration building is next door to the renowned Central Library, an architectural masterpiece designed by Cass Gilbert, and steps from all the shops, restaurants, and entertainment that downtown St. Louis has to offer.

To apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org and click on the Careers link, and submit both your cover letter and your resume with your application. Thank you!

Posted 5/25/2022

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Library Director, Conception Abbey and Seminary College, Conception, MO

Conception Abbey and Seminary College seeks a library director who will provide strategic vision for and management of all library operations. The director is responsible for selecting library resources, collection development as well as providing reference and instruction services. This is a 12 month, non-tenure position.

The position reports to the President-Rector of the seminary.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
– Articulates and implements a vision of the library that supports student learning, cooperation with
faculty, and meaningful engagement with the monastic community and employees
– Collaborates with the monks, students, faculty and employees to ensure that the library is considering their needs in designing services and providing resources
– Oversees the budget, library services, and selection of resources
– Assesses library needs and identifies goals in strategic planning
– Leads the development and implementation of library policies and procedures
– Promotes library resources and provides library instruction
– Provides leadership, planning, and day-to-day management of the library
– Directly supervises a staff of 3 employees: 2 full time and 1 part time
– Maintains the special collections room
– Serves as the institutional coordinator to the Mobius Consortium

Required Qualifications:
– MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program
– At least 5 years of library experience, including experience in multiple areas of the library and
supervisory experience
– Knowledge of Catholic faith and life
– Leadership and strategic planning skills
– Good oral and written communication skills
– Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills
– The ability to work both independently and in a team environment
– The ability to work in a library environment with a small staff

Conception Abbey, Seminary College, and Library
Conception Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located in northwest Missouri where all we do is dedicated to the glory of God as St. Benedict instructs in his Rule. We exist to praise God in our daily cycle of prayer and work, welcome guests, educate future priests, and share the Gospel.

The Mission of Conception Seminary College is the preparation of candidates for the ordained ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, through spiritual, intellectual, pastoral, and human formation in the Benedictine tradition.

The library serves the informational needs (spiritual, intellectual, and recreational) of the communities of Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College. The collection is around 125,000 physical items and over 200,000 eBooks. The library is a member of the Mobius Consortium and the atla.
Contact Amy Schieber at aschieber@conception.edu or (660) 944-2847 for questions or to apply.

Posted 5/25/2022

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Library Director, William Woods University, Fulton, MO

Job Title: Library Director
Department: Library
Reports To: Director, School of Education
Job Type: This is a full time, exempt position.

Apply online at: https://www.williamwoods.edu/employment/job_details.aspx?id=338

General Description:
Plans, organizes, and evaluates library resources and staff to assist in meeting the educational mission of the university; establishes procedures, policies and systems for effective library operation; communicates with university administration, faculty, and staff to identify informational and instructional needs and acquire resources to meet those needs; prepares library budget; represents the library on campus and off campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning
• Provides leadership in planning and implementing new library services
• Identifies information needs of the academic community and initiates new resources/services and/or changes in existing resources/services to meet those needs
• Develops and articulates a vision for the library
• Plans for effective use of the library building and the acquisition and use of equipment, furniture, etc.

Communication
• Communicates effectively with university constituents regarding the needs and mission of the library
• Interprets library policies and goals to students, staff, faculty and administrators
• Publicizes library collections and services
• Represents the Library at various functions and with various internal and external organizations

Leadership
• Serves as a member of the Provost’s Academic Council
• Participates in university activities and committees to support the library’s role in the university’s educational mission
• Identifies job functions and performance standards for library staff
• Provides direction, motivation and support for library staff
• Provides service to the library profession by participating in state and national library organizations and committees
• Serves as WWU representative to the MOBIUS Council
• Participates in opportunities for professional development
• Keeps up-to-date in all areas of librarianship

Management
• Develops and implements policies and procedures for effective library operation
• Develops and monitors the library budget
• Plans, organizes and monitors work to meet the goals and objectives of the library
• Evaluates library staff members’ job performances
• Conducts regular library staff meetings
• Evaluates the library collections and oversees the selection and acquisition of new resources
• Provides library staff development opportunities
• Completes required statistical reports, such as the ACRL Annual Library Survey and IPEDS Academic Library Survey Service
• Participates in University events and activities as required
• Works collegially with other campus offices and departments to promote the academic mission of the University

Position Requirements:
• Master’s Degree in Librarianship (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program.
• Minimum of five years progressively more responsible library administrative experience, preferably in an academic library.
• Knowledge of all operational areas of an academic library, including reference, circulation, cataloging, and acquisitions
• Ability to express ideas clearly in both written and oral communications.
• Ability to speak publicly before large groups of people.
• Ability to understand and utilize computer applications effectively and to operate a microcomputer and peripheral hardware.
• Ability to work successfully with people of varying educational and cultural backgrounds and experience levels.
• Ability to work cooperatively with other library and university employees.
• Ability to prioritize tasks effectively, solve problems creatively and constructively, cope with a changing work environment, and be self-motivated.

Typical Physical Demands:
• Ability to conduct business over the telephone
• Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for periods of time
• Ability to lift, move, and carry a minimum of twenty pounds up and down stairs.
• Ability to speak and read English fluently
• Ability to hear
• Ability to use a computer keyboard and phone
• Effective mobility skills required to move about freely and quickly in office and on campus

Work Schedule:
This is a twelve-month (40 hours per week), benefit-eligible, exempt position with faculty rank.

Posted 5/24/2022

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Library Associate II (Bookmobile), St. Charles City-County Library, St. Charles, MO

Employment Opportunity
Library Associate II (Bookmobile)
24 hours per week

Want to be part of the newest service the Library has to offer? The St. Charles City-County Library is seeking candidates to fill two part-time Library Associate II positions to work on our Bookmobile. As a Bookmobile LA II, you will be responsible for driving the 32’ Bookmobile to locations throughout St. Charles County and maintaining a safe environment for customers and staff. You will work directly with customers helping to check out and place items on hold, help with technology, and provide classes and events. The LA II also helps maintain the collection, perform light housekeeping and maintain maintenance records of the Bookmobile. If you enjoy working with a diverse customer base and providing amazing customer experiences is your passion, this is an opportunity for you!

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of a public library’s function and purpose required
  • Public service experience preferred
  • General computer and technology skills, including Library Software, Google Workspace, Microsoft
    Office, iOS, Android and other devices
  • Willingness to drive and work in Library vehicles, including the Bookmobile in all types of weather
  • Basic knowledge of routine and preventative vehicle maintenance
  • Must be 18 years or older and have a current valid Missouri Driver license with an excellent driving record
  • Ability to obtain a Class E driver’s license

Schedule A: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm, Tuesday 11:00am-7:00pm, and Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm. Saturday
shift on a rotation.

Schedule B: Tuesday 11:00am-7:00pm, Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm, and Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm.
Saturday shift on a rotation.

Applicants should have flexibility to meet the scheduling needs of the Bookmobile.  Once the service is
operational, the schedule will include Saturday hours on a rotation.

Part time employees enjoy a partial benefit package that includes paid time off and a deferred compensation plan with employer match. Starting rate is $17.01.

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! Our branches are located in some of the fastest growing communities in Missouri, and poised to grow right along with them. The future looks bright. Join us!

For priority consideration, submit a SCCCL Application, cover letter and resume to any branch, or email application materials to jobs@stchlibrary.org, by the priority deadline of Monday, May 16, 2022. Applications materials will be accepted until the position is filled or an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been received.

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.

5/6/22-5/16/22

Description Number: 32.139
Position Title: Library Associate II (Bookmobile)
Salary Grade: 13
FLSA Classification: Nonexempt
Reports To: Bookmobile Manager
Revision Date:

Position Summary 
The Library Associate II (Bookmobile) position works directly with customers via service on the Bookmobile at locations outside the Library’s branches. It includes, but is not limited to, checking items out, putting items on hold, helping with technology or providing classes and events. This position helps to maintain the Bookmobile collection, performs light housekeeping duties on the bookmobile and maintains maintenance records. The Library Associate II (Bookmobile) is responsible for driving the bookmobile to designated locations and maintains a safe and orderly environment for customers and staff. The Library Associate II will understand they will work within a team environment with colleagues and other branches within the Library. They will understand that to a library user, they are the Library and will maintain enthusiasm, respect, and foster positive interactions. The Library Associate II will demonstrate a desire to learn and a willingness to develop new skills. This person will communicate clearly and effectively and display initiative to create an excellent customer experience.

Essential Expectations 
1. Performs processes and duties to maximize Bookmobile usage
2. Illustrates flexibility and adaptability
3. Exhibits high expectations of self and others
4. Demonstrate clear communication and active listening
5. Comfortable providing service to diverse communities in a variety of settings
6. Willingness to work in all types of weather conditions
7. Promotion of the library and all of its events and programs
8. Planning and execution of age appropriate activities with enthusiasm
9. Participate on library committees as needed
10. Skilled in technology including but not limited to Library Software, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, iOS, Android and other devices
11. Basic knowledge of routine and preventative vehicle maintenance
12. Ability to serve as lead library staff person when out on mobile visits
13. Provide circulation, reference, readers’ advisory, and programming services to customers.

Skills 
1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong reading skills.
2. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically using the Dewey Decimal System
3. Office skills including computer usage, fax, scan, copiers, phones, etc.
4. Flexibility to adapt to changing and unexpected situations
5. Ability to exercise initiative to achieve established goals and directives
6. Ability to effectively multi-task and work well under pressure
7. Tactfully handle concerns and disruptive behavior
8. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Must be able to drive Library Bookmobile

Physical Abilities 
1. Must be able to drive Library vehicles, including but not limited to the Library Bookmobile in all types of weather
2. Must be able to travel as a passenger in Library vehicles, including but not limited to the Library
Bookmobile in all types of weather
3. Ability to work in a variety of different environments and weather conditions.
4. Ability to stand for up to 8 hours a shift
5. Ability to lift materials or push carts weighing up to 30 lbs.
6. Ability to reach high or low to access or return materials to shelves and move through aisles
7. Ability to perform repetitive bending and stretching to load and unload materials from Library vehicles
8. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers
9. Sufficient vision to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, reports and other materials both electronic and hard copy

Education and Experience 
1. Must be 18 years or older
2. High school diploma or GED preferred as well as some college
3. Knowledge of a public library’s function and purpose required
4. Public service experience preferred
5. Current valid Missouri driver’s license with an excellent driving record

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Posted 5/20/2022

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Library Associate II, St. Charles City-County Library, St. Charles, MO

Employment Opportunity
Library Associate II
Full Time
Corporate Parkway Branch, Wentzville, MO

The Corporate Parkway Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library is seeking a full time Library Associate II (formerly known as a Paraprofessional). If you enjoy working with a diverse customer base and providing amazing customer experiences is your passion, this is an opportunity for you! In this position, you will assist customers throughout the library with general inquiries, information requests, account issues, and technology help as well as develop and present engaging classes and events for all ages.

Requirements:

  • Ability to plan and present classes and events for a variety of ages
  • General computer and technology skills with the ability to navigate mobile devices and learn new
    technologies
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a rapidly changing environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and forward thinking along with a positive attitude

Schedule: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm, Tuesday 1:00pm-9:00pm, Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm, Thursday
8:30am-5:00pm and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. One Saturday shift a month and Sunday shifts on
rotation.

Applicants should have flexibility to meet the scheduling needs of the branch.

We offer a full benefit package which includes medical, vision and dental and life insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan, FSA and generous time off. Pay rate is $17.01 per hour.

The St. Charles City-County Library is a Kaleidoscope of Discovery! Our branches are located in some of the fastest growing communities in Missouri, and poised to grow right along with them. The future looks bright. Join us!

For priority consideration submit a SCCCL Application, cover letter and resume to any branch, or email application materials to jobs@stchlibrary.org, or send to SCCCL, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376 by the priority deadline of Monday, May 30, 2022. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled or an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been received.

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.

5/20/22-5/30/22
Please see the following job description for more information.
Library Associate II
Full Time

Corporate Parkway Branch, Wentzville, MO

Description Number: 32.135
Position Title: Library Associate II
Salary Grade: 13
FLSA Classification: Nonexempt
Reports To: Branch Manager
Revision Date: 04.10.2022

Position Summary
The Library Associate II position works directly with customers in person, by phone and electronically to assist them with their library needs. It could be checking items out, putting items on hold, answering their questions, or any number of other activities. Additionally, the Library Associate II shelves materials and does light housekeeping as well as opening and/or closing the branch. Library Associate II staff are expected to fully plan and implement events for various ages in the library and as outreach into the community. The Library Associate II will understand they will work within a team environment with colleagues and other branches within the Library. They will understand that to a library user, they are the Library and will maintain enthusiasm, respect, and foster positive interactions. The Library Associate II will demonstrate a desire to learn and a willingness to develop new skills. This person will communicate clearly and effectively and display initiative to create an excellent customer experience.

Essential Expectations
1. Perform processes and duties to maximize library usage
2. Illustrates flexibility and adaptability
3. Display exceptional organizational skills
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
5. Exhibits high expectations of self and others
6. Demonstrate clear communication and active listening
7. Interest in learning new skills and expanding the library community
8. Promotion of the library and all of its events and programs
9. Planning and execution of age appropriate activities with enthusiasm
10. Community outreach
11. Assist with opening/or closing branch
12. Participate on library committees as needed
13. Skilled in technology including but not limited to Library Software, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, iOS, Android and other devices
14. Provide prompt and friendly service to all customers
15. Assist with all branch needs as assigned

Skills
1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong reading skills.
2. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically using the Dewey Decimal System
3. Office skills including computer usage, fax, scan, copiers, phones, etc.
4. Flexibility to adapt to changing situations
5. Attention to detail and ability to perform duties with a high level of accuracy
6. Ability to exercise initiative to achieve established goals and directives
7. Ability to effectively multi-task and work well under pressure
8. Tactfully handle concerns and disruptive behavior

Physical Abilities
1. Ability to stand for up to 8 hours a shift
2. Ability to lift materials or push carts weighing up to 30 lbs.
3. Ability to reach high or low to access or return materials to shelves and move through aisles
4. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers
5. Sufficient vision to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, reports and other materials both electronic and hard copy

Education and Experience
1. Must be 18 years or older
2. High school diploma or GED preferred as well as some college
3. Knowledge of a public library’s function and purpose required
4. Public service experience preferred

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as
required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Posted 5/20/2022

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Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO

Title: Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian
Department: Library and Learning Resources
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time, Benefits Eligible

Position Summary
Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian advances the library’s scholarly communications and research initiatives. This position develops collaborative partnerships to support faculty and students in the proper application of copyright in teaching, research, and publication. The librarian identifies, develops, and manages services and programs related to copyright, open access, research impact, and other scholarly communications initiatives. The librarian also provides specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas.
The librarian serves as a subject liaison for select departments, working with faculty to develop and maintain an appropriate core collection for each assigned department. Additionally, the librarian creates and organizes events and programs that promote library resources and services. Additional duties include providing reference services in person, via email, chat, and phone as well as service desk hours.

Minimum Required Education
Master’s degree (MLS/MLIS) in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of scholarly communications issues and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, authors’ rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property.
  • Experience in library instruction, liaison work, or collection development.
  • Strong public service orientation and a high degree of facility with technologies and systems relevant to the 21st century library.
  • Commitment to supporting cultural competencies, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for teaching and effective presentation and teaching skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects.

Preferred Education Requirement
A second graduate level degree in a related discipline and/or formal training in copyright or intellectual property law is desirable.

Preferred Experience
Previous library experience in scholarly communications, instruction, collection development, and/or reference is preferred.

Responsibilities

Scholarly Communications (40%)

  • Serves as a resource for questions and issues related to copyright, intellectual property, and fair use.
  • Leads educational and outreach programs on copyright, intellectual property, and fair use principles for faculty, graduate students, and staff.
  • Leads initiatives to raise awareness of open access and alternative publishing.
  • Promotes open publishing options through our institutional repository and works with librarians, faculty, and graduate students to acquire additional content for the institutional repository.
  • Encourages the adoption of open course materials and systems to mitigate the university’s reliance on traditional textbooks and other licensed content.
  • Assists faculty in tracing their scholarly research and determining its impact using traditional and alternative metrics. Enhances discoverability and attribution of scholarship with ORCID and DOI.
  • Assists faculty and graduate students with publishing choices and licensing agreements related to their scholarly output.

Liaison Services (20%)

  • Serves as a subject liaison for select departments, working with faculty to develop and maintain an
    appropriate core collection for each assigned department.
  • Cultivates working relationships with faculty and graduate students across the university.
  • Creates and organizes events/programs that promote library resources and services for graduate students and communicates with library staff, campus divisions, and departments about those events/programs.
  • Represents the library at student and faculty orientations and other campus events.

Library instruction (20%)

  • Serves as liaison to faculty to assist with library instruction and research needs.
  • Develops and delivers programs on issues related to scholarly communication for the libraries and the campus community.
  • Assesses instructional programs, including collecting session attendance data and feedback regarding library instructor effectiveness, student satisfaction, and faculty satisfaction; incorporates assessment data to improve instruction and demonstrate student success.
  • Creates and maintains customized course and research guides, as well as promotional and informational publications.
  • Coordinates with other librarians in creating electronic instruction resources, digital materials,
    videos/tutorials, etc. and making those resources and materials accessible to students, faculty, and staff.

Reference and Research Services (15%)

  • Assists faculty and students with locating quality resources supporting their research and educational needs.
  • Provides general reference services to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Staffs the service desk during assigned hours.

Other Duties (5%)

  • Participates in library professional staff activities including policy development, evaluation and
    organization of library materials, software, equipment, collection development, etc.; assists in selection of resources.
  • Keeps abreast of latest trends and current methods and materials through journals, professional
    meetings, etc.
  • Attends and participates in departmental and campus meetings as assigned.
  • Participates with other staff and librarians in programs of continuing professional growth; serves on library, campus, and/or statewide committees; attends meetings and workshops.
  • Assists in developing and implementing long and short‐term plans, goals, objectives, and strategic
    activities for the library.
  • Engages in teaching, research, and service in ways consistent with promotion requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Comments
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.
Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.

This position is open until filled, with rank and salary commensurate with experience.

For more details and to apply, visit the Missouri S&T’s job site.

Posted 5/19/2022

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Library Assistant (2 positions), Barbara Roche, SL Library at Nerinx Hall, St. Louis, MO

The Barbara Roche, SL Library at Nerinx Hall is seeking two part-time Library Assistants to work closely with the Library Director to provide a positive and effective experience for Nerinx students and faculty.

Job Duties include:

  • Circulation duties for students and faculty
  • Designing, planning and facilitating topical book displays
  • Accurate shelving of returned books
  • Basic reference questions from students and faculty
  • Assist in processing new books
  • Data collection of student usage and reference questions
  • Other duties as assigned

Education

  • Someone with a high school diploma
  • Preference is given to someone with previous library experience.

Schedule and Pay

  • Hours are 7:30 am – 12 pm Monday-Friday OR 12 pm – 5 pm Monday-Thursday
  • Rate is $13/hour.

Requirements

  • Ability to use basic computer programs like Excel and GoogleDocs
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively with coworkers, students and faculty
  • Ability to be a dependable and reliable team member

To apply, please send a resume to Katie Mulhall at kmulhall@nerinxhs.org

Posted 5/17/2022

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Cataloging Associate I, Jefferson County Library District, Jefferson County, MO

Cataloging Associate 1

About Jefferson County Library District: Jefferson County Library District is located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. We have three branches, an administrative office, and are renovating a space for a satellite location to open in the fall of 2022. We are part of the Missouri Evergreen consortium, resource sharing over 2 million items all over the state. Our library serves the community in the Fox school district (Arnold), the Windsor school district (Barnhart), and the Northwest school district (High Ridge and Cedar Hill).

Pay & Hours: $15.31 per hour, 40 hours a week, M-F

About the job: The Cataloging Associate is tasked with duties related to the daily operations of the Technical Services department and performs specialized and highly detailed tasks related to library cataloging. Tasks may include creating original bibliographic catalog records, editing existing bibliographic records, and assisting in the maintenance of our shared library catalog. Missouri Evergreen requires a Basic and Advanced cataloging certification be completed within the first three months of employment.

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum of two years of college required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Recent library experience required, and familiarity with Missouri Evergreen is desirable, but not required
  • Must live locally, this is not a remote position

What you’ll need for success:

  • Ability to function as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of bibliographic MARC records
  • Experience using an ILS
  • Knowledge of Dewey Decimal system
  • Experience using Google Docs
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to carry 15 lb. loads over 100 feet and ability to push a loaded book cart (approx. 50 lbs.)
  • Must pass background check

Benefits of employment with Jefferson County Library District:

  • 14 paid holidays a year
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurances
  • A comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, such as sick leave and accumulating vacation time
  • MO LAGERS retirement plan
  • Employee assistance Program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Education Reimbursement Program on qualifying courses

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Jefferson County Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To be considered:
Send resume with three references to Kate Coleman at kcoleman@jeffcolib.org. May call 636-677-8689 with inquiries.

Posted 5/17/2022

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Olathe Public Library, Olathe, KS

The CITY OF OLATHE invites applications for the position of: Electronic Resources Librarian

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $54,857.00 – $69,668.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/09/22
CLOSING DATE: 06/09/22

DESCRIPTION:
The City of Olathe, Kansas, seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the Electronic Resources Librarian for the Olathe Public Library. This position, reports to the Collection Services Manager, is an outstanding
opportunity to lead a forward- focused library that embraces the community it serves.

The successful candidate will have a history of providing outstanding customer service. They will demonstrate enthusiasm for OPL’s customer experience philosophy and supporting pillars to Greet, Give and Guide. The candidate should possess a spirit of curiosity, infectious enthusiasm and bring a sense of discovery to work each day.

The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the acquisition and management of electronic resources for the Olathe Public Library system. This position will oversee the library website and ensure content is current, participate in the design and maintenance of the library catalog interface, provide staff training in electronic resources and troubleshoot issues. The person in this position will provide leadership and expertise related to user experience for library customers and staff and act as a technology ambassador between the library, IT and vendors. In addition, this position will serve as the Olathe Public Library liaison

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Employs professional judgment in assessing the library collection and user needs to identify, evaluate, select and manage electronic resources, such as databases, ebooks and streaming services in accordance with the Olathe Public Library Collection Development Policy.
  • Serves as the OPL lead on the Database Advisory Team, a joint committee with the Johnson County
    Library to purchase electronic resources collaboratively.
  • Coordinates the content creation and maintenance for the library website and intranet. Implements time-sensitive updates to website information. Participates in the design of library web pages and the redesign of the library website when it is due for renewal.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and design input for the library web catalog interface. Serves as the OPL representative to the catalog vendor. Assists with troubleshooting customer issues.
  • Recommend and make user experience improvements to web and related technologies for the library.
  • Communicates new resources, updates and issues to staff so they are equipped to answer customer
    questions.
  • Coordinates staff training on electronic resources, including databases, ebooks and other web-based
    services.
  • Develops and presents statistical reports on the use of electronic resources and the web environment.
  • Troubleshoots electronic resources and assists customers and staff with access issues.
  • Keeps informed of new developments in information technology and can identify those that are worthy of consideration and potential implementation.
  • Works collaboratively with the Collection Development Team, including team committees or work groups.
  • Participates on organizational committees, special project or work groups; may lead special projects.
  • Contributes to the revision of the Olathe Public Library’s collection development policy.
  • Participates in library staff meetings and community and professional activities related to their area of responsibility.
  • Accountable for tracking and managing a significant budget and meeting spending deadlines set by
    Collection Manager.
  • Participates in determining annual budget allocations for specific collection area.
  • With the Collection Development Manager, evaluates reconsideration requests to determine appropriate action.
  • Knows and explains library services to customers and assists library customers in the location and use of library materials, equipment, and service technology. Provides reader’s advisory services for customers.
  • Accepts responsibility as person in charge of the building.
  • Other duties as assigned.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Attending workshops and training sessions as needed to fulfill job duties.
  • Provide backup and support to other library staff.

KNOWLEDGE SET

  • Knowledge of electronic resource pricing models and licensing.
  • Current knowledge of user-centered design principles, best practices and their application to web
    technologies in libraries.
  • Fundamental concepts and practices of collection development and maintenance.
  • Principles of intellectual freedom and open access.
  • Popular titles and authors, trends in library service, including virtual service, the limitations, and specialized rules regarding e-books in libraries, the subjects and authors trending in the publishing industry as required in area of expertise.
  • Remains current on advancements and changes in the field of library science, related specifically to job duties.
  • General budgeting practices.

SKILLS

  • Research using websites and databases.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel.
  • Knowledge of web design and web-related programming languages is preferred.
  • Affinity for digital devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and eBook readers used by customers to access library services. Ability to learn such technologies quickly.

ABILITIES

  • Use effective verbal, written and discreet communication with management, coworkers, and the public.
  • Prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, work accurately, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate excellent organization and planning skills and perform multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Complete all work accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Successfully resolve matters of conflict.
  • Lead and work within a team environment.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.
  • Minimum of three years library experience, preferably public library experience.

Preferred:

  • Experience with the Sirsi library information system.
  • Experience with iOS and Android operating systems, including Kindle and Fire OS.
  • Three years related experience in managing electronic resources.
  • Experience in collection development.
  • Can inspire and motivate entire divisions of the organization, ability to communicate a compelling
    and inspired vision as well as a sense of purpose.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the public.
  • Expertise with user experience.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Must successfully pass a background investigation and a physical and drug screening.
SUPERVISED BY: Collection Services Manager
SUPERVISES: None

About the Olathe Public Library
The Olathe Public Library system consists of two libraries. The Indian Creek Library is an award-winning adaptive re-use building turned into a 47,125 square-foot destination library. External features include a beautiful front sunshade sculpture, 2-acre park with play structure, picnic shelter, outdoor amphitheater, quarter mile walking trail with story- walk, children’s reading garden, water fountain, fire pit and art sculptures. Internal features include eight study rooms, board room, 240-person event space, children’s programming room, makerspace, recording studio, teen gaming room, café, children’s bubble wall, fairytale play structure and interactive Everbrite system.
The new Downtown Library will be another 21st century destination library. This new 36,900 square-foot build will have space for a café, a large multi-use room, a creative space, numerous meeting and study rooms, a local history area as well as core library services. In addition, the library will reach beyond the walls with several inviting outdoor spaces such as a park, story steps, an amphitheater, outdoor plaza and a rooftop terrace. The new library is projected to open spring 2023.

About the City of Olathe
Olathe (145,000 pop.), the county seat of Johnson County, is the fourth most populous city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Olathe offers a high quality of life while also providing the convenience of easy access to the larger Kansas City Metro region.
The City of Olathe, an award-winning organization, is known for being a customer focused, data driven and values-based organization. The City Council recently adopted the Olathe 2040 Future Ready Strategic Plan and uses performance measures and citizen surveys to ensure they are always setting the standard for excellence in public service.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.olatheks.org

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
P.O. Box 768
100 E Santa Fe St.
Olathe, KS 66051
9139718735

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 5/17/2022

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Gift Shop Assistant, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

Position: Gift Shop Assistant
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $ 10.80 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a part-time position, approximately 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the gift shops are open. While primary responsibilities are at The Library Center, some travel between branches is required. 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 high school graduation, completion of a high school equivalent program such as a GED or current enrollment in high school or a high school equivalent program. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

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

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Job Title: Gift Shop Assistant
Classification: Part Time
Salary Track: Library Worker II
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Essential Functions

  • Assists the Between Friends Gift Shop Manager in the volunteer staffing of the gift shops, and in the selling of Library related or general lines of merchandise
  • Supervises volunteers engaged in sales work
  • Assists with the taking of inventories, reconciling cash with sales receipts, keeping operating records, and preparing daily transaction records for accounting process
  • Assists with restocking and creative merchandising displays
  • Responsible for keeping store displays current, tracking inventory, and moving merchandise between storage areas and gift shops
  • May be required to keep sundries’ inventory current with purchasing trips to Sam’s as needed
  • May have contact with vendors and attend gift market shows
  • Coordinates bank deposits, enters sales receipts, and performs other bookkeeping duties as needed
  • Must have transportation to travel between The Library Center, Schweitzer Brentwood and Republic branches as needed
  • Reconciles monthly all cash receipts, Square transactions, and Visa statements via Quickbooks
  • Communicates when necessary with customers, vendors, suppliers, and banking contacts to solve any issues or problems
  • Performs other accounting and/or Gift Shop responsibilities as requested or assigned by management
  • Performs warehouse work, prepares and ships merchandise for selling at the branches and from the web store
  • May be required to occasionally fill in for last minute volunteer cancellations at the Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood Gift shops
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Education/Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required, but some college is preferred
  • Retail sales or management experience is preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers is preferred

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of retail sales, including creative merchandising techniques
  • Excellent supervisory, human relations and problem solving skills
  • Effective planning and decision-making skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively listen and respond to suggestions or concerns
  • Skilled in computer applications related to retail operations
  • General office skills – typing, filing, data entry, routine correspondence
  • Computer and keyboard skills

Contact

  • Extensive contact with the general public, staff and volunteers
  • Works closely with the Friends of the Library organization

Supervision

  • Reports to the Gift Shop Manager
  • Supervises volunteer staff in accordance with the Library policies and applicable laws

Physical Demands

  • Performs occasional bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • May require standing for extended periods of time
  • May require lifting of materials up to 50 lbs.

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library, office or retail environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background and check
  • Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance on personal vehicle

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do
Posted 5/15/2022

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Library Assistant, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Library Assistant
LOCATION: Park Central Branch – 128 Park Central Square – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
RATE OF PAY: $10.80 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a part-time position, approximately 20 – 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open. Park Central is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm, but may stay open until 9:00pm during First Friday Art Walks. 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 high school diploma or completion of a high school equivalency program. All candidates for this position must be at least 16 years old.

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

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

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position: Library Assistant
Classification: Part Time
Salary Track: Library Worker II
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Essential Functions

  • Routinely checks-in, checks-out and renew library materials
  • Performs circulation duties
  • Registers patrons for library cards, voter registration and other library functions
  • Assists patrons with directional information
  • Collects overdue fines, book deposits and other fees, makes change, and issues receipts
  • Performs routine computer searches, data entry
  • Assists patrons with location of library materials and information
  • Assists and instructs patrons in the operation of patron access computer (PAC), copy machines, printers, and fax machines
  • Answers telephone and direct calls
  • Responds to regular telephone inquiries
  • Performs routine filing and shelving
  • May prepare daily deposit of monies collected by branch
  • May act as Person in Charge (PIC) in absence of branch manager
  • May provide programing at the branch as needed:
    • Storytimes
    • Youth programs
    • Adult programs
  • Assists supervisor with department reports and correspondence as needed
  • Performs essential functions during high patron volume
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written
  • Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
  • Basic knowledge of circulation and library functions
  • Computer and keyboard skills, to include windows, word-processing and spreadsheet construction

Education/Experience

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

Contact

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

Supervision

  • Supervised by Branch Manager

Physical Demands

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

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do
Posted 5/15/2022

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Maintenance Worker, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Maintenance Worker
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $13.50 per hour plus benefits
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm. 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. Some travel throughout the Springfield-Greene County Library District from The Library Center in library vehicle will be required.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent with work related experience. All candidates for this position must be at least 18 years old.

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

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

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position: Maintenance
Classification: Full Time
Salary Track: Maintenance Worker
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Essential Functions

  • Performs general maintenance tasks for all library buildings, such as drywall repair, carpentry, flooring repair, painting, basic plumbing and electrical and more
  • Detects, identifies and repairs building issues, including basic electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems
  • Safely operates library vehicles and other motorized equipment as needed
  • Conducts routine maintenance on equipment and building systems
  • Completes safety checks and insures that all safety equipment and systems are functioning properly including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Keeps repair tools and supplies clean and organized
  • Performs basic groundskeeping including, but not limited to, some mowing and snow removal
  • Performs supplementary pest control
  • Performs inventory on repair supplies
  • Assembles and installs new furniture or equipment
  • Moves shelving, furniture, equipment and supplies
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written, and effectively listen to and respond to inquiries
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills to regularly have to diagnose issues and develop effective solutions
  • Basic understanding of electric systems, painting, carpentry and plumbing
  • Some expertise in a variety of systems, equipment and tools to effectively complete complex projects
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and work responsibly without direct supervision
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic knowledge of MSDS, safety practices and procedures

Education/Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Mechanical aptitude and some evidence of successful experience required
  • Some on-the-job training will be provided
  • Must be at least 18 years old (Minimum age for MO Class E Driver’s License)

Contact

  • Works closely with other maintenance personnel
  • Routine contact with library staff

Supervision

  • Supervised by Director of Buildings and Grounds

Physical Demands

  • This job can be physically demanding, requiring workers to adjust heavy equipment, squeeze through tight spaces, climb tall ladders and carry heavy objects.
  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling, crawling, climbing, twisting and reaching both to ground level and overhead, hold and grips objects, subject to working in awkward positions and periods of prolonged walking, sitting, or standing

Working Environment

  • Will perform work indoors and outdoors with exposure to a variety of extreme weather conditions
  • Susceptible to mechanical and electrical hazards associated with equipment and wiring
  • May be exposed to potential safety hazards such as noise, poor lighting and ventilation, fumes, odors, etc.
  • Must be able to perform work on ladders and in confined spaces

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must pass current motor vehicle record review
  • Valid Class E driver’s license and safe driving record

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do
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Human Resources / Training Associate, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Human Resources / Training Associate
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
RATE OF PAY: $ 16.00 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. Occasional hours after 5:00 p.m. may be required. Attendance at some meetings will require travel to alternate sites within the Library District: Mileage paid as eligible. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

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

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

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position: Human Resources / Training Associate
Classification: Full-Time
Salary Track: Library Specialist II
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Accountable for sourcing and contributing to the creation and presentation of high quality training for staff
  • Stays current on training methods and techniques
  • Coordinates trainers and schedules meeting rooms and equipment
  • Travels between library branches in Greene County as needed
  • Creates and maintains all records necessary for the full training life cycle
  • Promotes training opportunities, encourages participation, and maintains training records
  • Maintains Travel and Training expense records and assists with the process of reimbursements
  • Assists with conference registrations, travel and reservations
  • Works as a part of the Human Resources Department to support the needs of employees and volunteers to enhance their development in the organization
  • Maintains confidentiality and security in working with personnel matters and records.
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Education/Experience

  • BS/BA, or relevant training experience
  • Adult training experience preferred
  • Prior experience in a public library is very helpful

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, ability to see projects through to completion
  • Knowledge of library environments
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google Products and an aptitude for learning new technology

Contact

  • Regular, daily, staff contact
  • Routine contact with vendors for training opportunities, resources, conferences, etc.

Supervision

  • Reports to the Human Resources Director

Physical Demands

  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routine lifting and handling of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • May require sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • May require performing work at a computer terminal for extended periods

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirement

  • Must pass a security background check
  • Valid Class F driver’s license and safe driving record

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do
Posted 5/15/2022

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Buder Teen Specialist I, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

If a career focused on children, literacy, and the future of St. Louis interests you, the St. Louis Public Library may be the right place for you. We are a Library that invests in our employees and makes a committed effort to mentor and grow staff to move forward within the system and build meaningful careers in public service.

St. Louis Public Library’s Buder Branch is currently seeking a Teen Specialist I. Our ideal candidate is creative and outgoing and enjoys working with children of all ages but especially with pre-teens and teens. The candidate should be enthusiastic, strongly customer-service oriented, and someone who wants to mentor teens into becoming life-long learners. The person in this role will help us connect to our community through programs and outreach, sharing our primary mission as a progressive and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. This position is responsible for executing innovative and equitable teen programs and services to foster a strong and diverse community and promote connections between populations.

A successful Teen Specialist will be someone who is organized, detail oriented, and thrives working independently as well as collaboratively. The role requires someone who can manage numerous complex projects at once and act as an ambassador for the library during programs and outreach activities.

In this role you will:

  • Provide circulation assistance, including checkouts and card applications, and assist customers utilizing Library equipment, such as computers, printers and copiers to complete homework assignments, research topics and utilize online databases.
  • Establish and maintain working relations with schools and other community organizations to promote library services to students, teachers and parents.
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory assistance for customers via face-to-face and telephone interactions.
  • Maintain a knowledge of children’s services including children’s literature and young adult literature.
  • Create library displays and book lists in BiblioCommons.
  • Represent the Library at outreach events in the community.
  • Engage teens in college and career readiness activities that build on their strengths and meet their individual needs, interests, learning styles and abilities.
  • Create opportunities for teens to express their needs and interests in a non-judgmental and welcoming environment.
  • Create and facilitate meaningful interactions with unserved and underserved youth by reaching out to community agencies, groups and institutions who serve those populations.
  • Encourage teens to be inquisitive and try new activities and opportunities.
  • Connect the library to community resources that support teen learning experiences
  • Foster teen critical thinking, goal setting, problem solving, conflict management, decision making and other important life skills.
  • Provide resources and materials (physical and digital) that can be used in a variety of ways to encourage imagination and creativity and to foster learning environments where teens develop creative skills and multiple literacies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
  • Familiar with Zoom and Google Meet platforms and capable of running online events.
  • Able to speak publicly in order to execute unique and exciting events.
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of public libraries and making a difference in our community.
  • A dedicated professional who shares a genuine love of working with children and teens with a passion for building a love of reading and lifelong learning.
  • An innovative individual who is inspired about empowering teens to become creative critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers and skillful researchers.
  • Aware of current teen cultures, including use of digital tools, language and popular media.
  • Committed to serving St. Louis Public Library’s diverse customer base and developing your own cultural awareness

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Education, or related field; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Customer Service experience
  • Experience working with children in a professional setting
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong technical skills and an understanding of how technology can be incorporated into learning opportunities
  • A familiarity with current gaming consoles and popular games

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $35,385
  • 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 Opportunities

Schedule
Monday & Tuesday 8:45-5:15; Wednesday & Thursday 11:45-8:15, Alternating Fridays & Saturdays 8:45-5:15

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 Buder Library:

  • Originally built in 1922. Buder Library has moved twice since its original location.
  • 40,000 square feet
  • Offers public services on four levels
  • Collection size is 80,000 (includes juvenile and adult materials)
  • 1 computer lab (holds 16 computers and one copier)
  • 3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one smaller conference room, and a multipurpose room)

About the neighborhood:
Buder is part of the St. Louis Hills neighborhood, a dynamic and busy neighborhood situated in the southwest area of St. Louis. In 2018, Buder celebrated its 20-year anniversary in the current location which is surrounded by a thriving retail scene as well as numerous restaurants. The neighborhood is very family oriented with a large number of families with young children, a strong Bosnian community and an increasingly multicultural population.

To apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org and click on the Careers link, and submit your cover letter and resume in our Career Center.

Posted 5/12/2022

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Buder Community Engagement Librarian, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

If you are interested in public service and feel strongly about the importance of public libraries to the community and want to help develop mutually beneficial relationships between the Library, people and organizations, the St. Louis Public Library may be the right place for you. We are a Library that invests in our employees and makes a committed effort to mentor and grow staff to move forward within the system and build meaningful careers in public service.

The St. Louis Public Library’s Buder Region is seeking a Community Engagement Librarian. Our ideal candidate has a passion for libraries and their services, a customer service mindset, strong communication skills and an ability to listen to and understand the needs of community organizations and figure out how the library can best serve them.

The Community Engagement Librarian plays a key role in promoting the Library’s mission as a forward thinking and customer-centered public library.

In this role you will:

  • Conduct outreach in the community to establish and maintain relevant partnerships through attendance at monthly neighborhood meetings, organization and community events.
  • Work with the Adult Specialist to support the needs of the community through creative and innovative Library Programs.
  • Assist in the daily operations of the branch to include circulation, reader’s advisory and reference and technology assistance.
  • Establish and maintain working relations with organizations to promote library services, meaningful resources and learning opportunities that can help them in serving their respective constituents.
  • Represent the Library at outreach events in the community, promoting the wonderful work and services available.
  • Provide passport and notary services to customers.
  • Be part of the branch management team, occasionally serving as Person In Charge when managers are absent.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Able to balance the big picture with the day-to-day needs of the branch.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
  • Able to become familiar with Zoom and Google Meet platforms and capable of running online programs.
  • Able to learn the Library’s circulation program and catalog to assist customers with their needs.
  • Able to speak publicly in order to execute unique and exciting programs and represent the Library to community groups.
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of public libraries and making a difference in our community.
  • Committed to serving St. Louis Public Library’s diverse customer base and developing your own cultural awareness
  • Curious and enjoy talking to and helping a wide variety of people.

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and MLS from an ALA-accredited program; Candidates with an MLS in progress will be considered.
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong technical skills and an understanding of how technology can be incorporated into learning opportunities.

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $47,040.
  • 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 Opportunities

Hours for this position are:
Schedule

Mon 8:45-5:15; Tues 8:45-5:15; Wed 11:45 – 8:15, Thur 11:45 – 8:15, Alternating Fri & Sat 8:45-5:15. Candidates will also be expected to work one Sunday/Month. Hours are subject to change.

About SLPL:
St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 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. The institution values its employees and makes a point to encourage and mentor staff to grow.

About Buder Library:

  • Originally built in 1922. Buder Library has moved twice since its original location.
  • 40,000 square feet
  • Offers public services on four levels
  • Collection size is 80,000 (includes juvenile and adult materials)
  • 1 computer lab (holds 16 computers and one copier)
  • 3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one smaller conference room, and a multipurpose room)

About the neighborhood:
Buder is part of the St. Louis Hills neighborhood, a dynamic and busy neighborhood situated in the southwest area of St. Louis. In 2018, Buder celebrated its 20-year anniversary in the current location which is surrounded by a thriving retail scene as well as numerous restaurants. The neighborhood is very family oriented with a large number of families with young children, a strong Bosnian community and an increasingly multicultural population.

To apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org and click on the Careers link, and submit your cover letter and resume in our Career Center.

Posted 5/12/2022

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Reference Associate, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

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

This is a part time position, approximately 20 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library is open: Current hours are Monday through Saturday 7:30am – 7:00pm. Open hours will be extended July 18 th to Monday through Thursday 7:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 7:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

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

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

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description
Position: Reference Associate
Classification: Part Time
Salary Track: Library Specialist I
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Greets patrons and provides proactive assistance at the public service desk/phone
  • Provides reader advisory service with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Helps patrons navigate the library catalog and databases
  • Helps patrons with general reference and tech assistance
  • Routinely re-shelves reference materials
  • Processes materials, handles holds
  • May contribute to the Library District’s reference services by posting articles to the Library’s blog
  • May assist in the upkeep of social media or other services
  • Performs public speaking, programming, tours with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Provides handoff to various other specialist when appropriate
  • Assists in maintaining and merchandising the branch collection
  • Promotes library services, programs & offerings
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) -will be the acting building manager as assigned handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Serves as Passport Acceptance Agent when certified, in branches where service is offered
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature
  • Ability to follow extremely detailed instructions and complete tasks accurately

Education/Experience

  • Position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field
  • One-year public service experience preferred
  • Public library experience preferred

Contact

  • Daily in-person and telephone contact with the public
  • Works closely with other library personnel
  • Contact with all system departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by Reference Department Manager

Physical Demands

  • Routinely bends, squats, kneels and reaches from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routinely lifts library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do
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Reference Associate / Reference Librarian, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Reference Associate / Reference Librarian
LOCATION: The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: Associate $14.00/hour (non exempt) / Librarian $37,440/year (exempt)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a full time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library is open: Current hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 7:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm. Weekends and evenings hours will be required on a rotating basis. 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 Reference Associate position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field. The Reference Librarian position requires a MLIS. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

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

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description
Position: Reference Associate / Reference Librarian
Classification: Library Specialist I / Library Professional
FLSA Status: Non-exempt / Exempt
Essential Functions for Reference Associate

  • Greets patrons and provides proactive assistance at the public service desk/phone
  • Provides reader advisory service with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Helps patrons navigate the library catalog and databases
  • Helps patrons with general reference and tech assistance
  • Routinely re-shelves reference materials
  • Processes materials, handles holds
  • May contribute to the Library District’s reference services by posting articles to the Library’s blog
  • May assist in the upkeep of social media or other services
  • Performs public speaking, programming, tours with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Provides handoff to various other specialist when appropriate
  • Assists in maintaining and merchandising the branch collection
  • Promotes library services, programs & offerings
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) -will be the acting building manager as assigned handling safety and security matters as they arise

Essential Functions for Reference Librarian

  • Primarily responsible for providing professional level expertise in the delivery of library services to patrons
  • Provides reader advisory services
  • Responsible for merchandising and marketing the branch collection
  • Promotes library services, programs & offerings
  • Prepares written reports and correspondence as required
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) – will be the acting building manager as assigned, handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Keeps abreast of developments and trends in technology and Library services
  • Contributes to material selection and collection development
  • Performs public speaking, programming, tours and guides Reference Associates in same
  • Works with Community Relations and Electronic Resources departments to see that Reference blogs and social media accounts have up-to-date content
  • Develops training to improve the knowledge, skill and ability of paraprofessional staff

Essential Functions for both

  • Serves as Passport Acceptance Agent when certified, where service is offered
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge for Reference Associate

  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature
  • Ability to follow extremely detailed instructions and complete tasks accurately

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of public library reference resources and services
  • Ability to plan and implement adult programming
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Flexibility in dealing with a broad range of library functions
  • Effective public speaking skills
  • Knowledge of professional library theories, issues and trends
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public library operation and library materials selection

Skills/Job Knowledge for both

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Computer and keyboard skills

Education/Experience

  • Position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field for Associate / MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution for Librarian
  • One-year public service experience preferred
  • Public library experience preferred

Contact

  • Daily in-person and telephone contact with the public
  • Works closely with other library personnel
  • Contact with all system departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by Reference Department Manager

Physical Demands

  • Routinely bends, squats, kneels and reaches from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routinely lifts library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do
Posted 5/12/2022

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Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant or Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Position Title
Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant or Associate Professor

Hiring Unit
Library & Information Services

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Open Educational Resources (OER) & Scholarly Communications Librarian works collaboratively across Library & Information Services (LIS) to partner with campus units for coordinating the creation, education, and archiving of OER, promotes scholarly communication practices on campus including management of the institutional repository, SPARK. This position reports to the Dean of LIS. The OER & Scholarly Communications Librarian:
-Contributes to the creation, education, and archiving of OER and promotion of OER initiatives across the university.
-Guides faculty in the discovery, creation, dissemination, identification, adoption, and assessment of open and affordable course content.
-Works to enhance scholarly communication activities at SIUE, including management of the institutional repository, SPARK.
-Seeks out and works with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives, to support the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) initiatives of LIS and the campus as a whole.
-Actively participates in the shared governance and service opportunities of LIS.
-Engages in research and contributes through service at the institutional and professional levels suitable to the assignment and rank.
-Participate in the University’s mandatory tenure and promotion review process that assesses on a yearly basis each individual’s performance in teaching (librarianship), professional service (LIS, university, regional, or national), and scholarly research (related to librarianship and information science and/or other area chosen by the individual).

Salary
Minimum of $55,000. Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. Excellent benefits program. For more information about employment benefits and policies, visit: www.siue.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff

Minimum Qualifications
-Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or another relevant advanced degree
-Knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their function in higher education
-Knowledge of current practices in scholarly communication
-Awareness of the challenges of and opportunities for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) as they relate to librarianship and higher education
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Ability to contribute to the profession via research and service

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply.

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience working in an academic library.

Source of Funds
State

Terms of Appointment
Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure/tenure-track position beginning August 2022

Application Process
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application; a page long DEIA statement that details your knowledge, track-record, and ideas for advancing DEIA in academia; curriculum vitae; contact information for three professional references; and transcripts in one PDF via email to:
Tracey Price, Office Manager; trprice@siue.edu

Application Deadline
All application materials should be submitted by June 15, 2022.

Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center has partnered with SIUE’s Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Visit them online at: https://www.siue.edu/career-development-center/faculty/NSF-Advance GrantLanding

Posted 5/12/2022

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Library Assistant – Full-time, Jefferson College Library, Hillsboro, MO

Perform daily Circulation Desk operations. Locate and check-out library materials, make reservations for study rooms & equipment and use a wide variety of library technology. Assist library patrons in person, on the phone, and via email by answering general college related and library questions. Operate office and library specific software and hardware including Integrated Library System (SIERRA), reservations software, copiers, ID machines, printers, tablets, scanners, SMART Boards, and other devices. Process MOBIUS/ILL items, perform software & hardware troubleshooting, record and gather statistics, and work with other staff to resolve patron issues. Assist with collection maintenance, including shifting, sorting, shelving, and digital records editing. Follow state and federal library laws and regulations. Assist with cleaning and special projects.

Associate’s degree or minimum of high school diploma and two years of related experience. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail, and experience in a public service area are needed. Successful candidate will have the ability to follow directions, work with others in a collaborative and courteous manner, work independently, and take initiative. Knowledge of common office software programs is expected and a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot hardware and software issues is required. Physical demands include bending, standing, stooping, sitting, lifting up to 25lbs, reaching, grasping, and pushing book carts up to 250lbs.

40 hours/week.

Hourly Rate: $15.01 per hour
Desired Start Date: July 6, 2022
Closing Date: June 09, 2022

Questions about this position should be directed to Alicia Smith in Jefferson College’s Office of Human Resources at 636-481-3153. Online application must be completed. Resume, Cover Letter, and three references are required.

Posted 5/5/2022

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Assistant Professor, 12- Month Appointment

Director of Resource Management and Discovery

Missouri State University Libraries

Missouri State University Libraries seeks an experienced, user-centered leader, who has extensive knowledge of library content management and metadata services, including best practices and latest trends in the evolving role of libraries. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, located in the Duane G. Meyer Library on the university’s main Springfield, Missouri campus.

The Director of Resource Management and Discovery plans, implements, and evaluates operations, establishes policies and procedures, sets priorities, collaborates with other library divisions, and manages all operational activities of the Resource Management and Discovery programs. The Director of Resource Management and Discovery also provides collaborative support for scholarly communication and digital scholarship, particularly in areas like impact metrics and article processing fees. This includes acquisitions, cataloging, discovery/accessibility, metadata, serials, physical processing, collection evaluation, and scholarly communication support. The Director must foster a user-centered environment of effective communication and collaboration with organizational employees – with the University Libraries, throughout the University, and beyond.

A minimum of three years library leadership experience is required. A minimum of two years management experience is required. The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

First date of consideration: April 18, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary Range: $72,000-$76,000 annually. A cover letter, current CV, Statement of Research Interest, and a copy of unofficial transcripts are required upon application. For complete posting details and to apply, visit https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/60581.

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer and institution.

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