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Reference and Outreach Librarian, Conception Abbey and Seminary Library, Conception, MO

Conception Abbey and Seminary Library seeks a Reference/Outreach Librarian who will be responsible for instruction and reference services as well as the coordinator for outreach programs. This is a full time position with benefits package.

General Responsibilities
Prepare and present library instruction presentations
Collaborate with faculty for classroom instructional sessions and course websites
Promote and market library services and resources
Provide reference assistance to patrons
Maintain library website content
Coordinate library events
Oversee subscriptions to library electronic resources and databases
Other duties, as assigned by the Library Director

Education
Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited school
Experience working in a library, preferably an academic setting

Qualifications
Excellent customer service skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills
The ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Agreeable to the possibility of working occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred
Knowledge of Catholic faith and life
Experience using online research databases
Familiarity with Microsoft Office

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but those received by March 15, 2017 will be given first consideration. Additionally, finalists for the position will be asked to submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Please mail or email a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three references to: Chris Brite, Conception Abbey and Seminary Library, PO Box 501, Conception, MO 64433. cbrite@conception.edu

Conception Seminary College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, age, disability or other classes protected by law. Some positions require employment of Roman Catholics in good standing and others require employment of ordained members of the Roman Catholic priesthood.

Job Posted 2/16/2017

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Young Adult and Adult Services Librarian, Little Dixie Regional Libraries, Moberly, MO

TITLE: Young Adult & Adult Services Librarian

HOURS/DAYS: Full-time, position-working 40 hours per week, combination of daytime and evening hours required. Schedule will be determined based on the needs of the department.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by March 15, 2017.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS from an ALA accredited required; The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the public library’s role in the community and be knowledgeable about the current and future service and technology trends. Prior public library experience necessary.

JOB DESCRIPTION
This position heads the Adult Services/Young Adult Department, which is responsible for general reader’s service, and programming to adults and young adults. Young adult service is loosely defined as those persons age 13 or older, recognizing that younger children use reference services also.

 

Duties include:

  • Provide reader’s advisory services and other desk services for all users.
  • Select YA materials
  • Provide assistance to customers using library equipment and computers.
  • Coordinate volunteer program.
  • Provide information services to general reading public, including reader’s advisory, displays, and special subject reference areas.
  • Coordinate programming for adults and young adults.
  • Prepare program statistics, reports, and other documents for department.
  • Prepare bibliographies, displays, and exhibits.
  • Aid and add input into adult and young adult collection development.
  • Act as liaison to Friends of the Library groups.
  • Maintain LDRL information calendar & publicize through a variety of means
  • E-reader trainer
  • Help promote library awareness and programs
  • Perform special duties as assigned by Director.
  • Maintain reading groups
  • Strong community commitment
  • Facilitate social media as needed
  • Radio interviews to promote events.
  • Monthly programs to senior center.

 

Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • MLS degree and library experience
  • Strong reference/reader’s advisory skills
  • Working knowledge of computer applications for library services.
  • Working knowledge of using library equipment and assistive devices.
  • Ability to apply principles of library science to solve practical problems
  • Ability to comprehend patron needs quickly and accurately
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff and public

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to push a loaded book truck weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, climb, balance, and sit
  • Ability to operate a keyboard at sufficient speed and typical office equipment, including computer hardware
  • Regularly required to talk and/or hear; use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Vision and hearing at or correctable to “normal ranges”
  • Occasionally required to attend off-site meetings.

Salary: $35,000-$40,000 based on experience. Excellent health insurance, retirement and other benefits.
APPLICATION: Apply by submitting letter of recommendation and resume at www.ldrl.org/jobs
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 660-263-4426 or email help@little-dixie.lib.mo.us
Little Dixie Regional Libraries is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to social, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Job Posted 2/16/2017

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Integrated Library System Administrator—Municipal Library Consortium (MLC)

The System Administrator position is responsible for development, implementation, support and administration of the Municipal Library Consortium’s integrated library system–supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reports, external interface functions, and public access. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.

The MLC is a consortium of nine municipal libraries in St. Louis County, which operate independently but share a catalog and an Innovative Interfaces/Polaris ILS.

Essential Duties

 Coordinate maintenance and development of Innovative Interfaces/Polaris ILS with staff and vendors. Monitor performance of system and develop strategies for changes, enhancements, testing and upgrades as required

  • Manage the reliable operation of the ILS across nine libraries. Isolate problems and coordinate solutions with vendors to assure rapid resolutions and continuous operation
  • Perform maintenance of databases and tables. Publish and distribute various statistical and performance reports
  • Work with staff at all nine libraries for ongoing training, maintenance, development and support. Serve as primary contact for ILS-related issues, and as liaison to staff and vendors
  • Participate in the ILS community at large to keep MLC informed of upgrades, updates and changes, and build relationships with other users of ILS
  • Stay abreast of relevant new technologies and keep MLC directors informed of them
  • Offer timely input to member library directors regarding necessary upgrades to ILS and/or digital media formats and their place within the budget cycle
  • Coordinate and lead staff meetings regarding cataloging issues and circulation procedures as needed
  • Provide training on various ILS modules for new and existing staff; provide training on new digital media formats
  • Maintain contracts and subscriptions with third party vendors of digital content
  • Maintain patron access to digital collections across MLC libraries; coordinate upgrades and troubleshoot problems
  • Coordinate purchases of digital collections

Communication

The person in this position must communicate effectively, both in person and in writing. The ability to write clear and concise instructions for ILS procedures is particularly important.

Education and Experience

 Graduation from a four-year college or university with coursework and strong background in information systems and database management highly desired. Four years of work experience in a multi-server, multi-agency, integrated application environment highly desired.

  • Public library experience required. Library degree highly desirable.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Necessary Skills and Knowledge

 Working knowledge of database management and tools

  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems (Innovative Interfaces/Polaris ILS preferred)
  • Knowledge of MARC format
  • Knowledge of library functional areas and technology resources pertinent to public libraries
  • Knowledge of current trends in all areas of library automation
  • Must possess valid driver’s License
  • Working knowledge of digital media platforms and collections

Ability To

  •  Troubleshoot hardware and software issues related to Polaris ILS and servers
  • Function within a nine-library consortium
  • Report to a nine member Board of Library Directors
  • Help plan and coordinate projects, maintenance and upgrades, adapting to ever-changing technology needs
  • Remain objective and non-biased in vendor relations
  • Work independently and in a collaborative environment as required
  • Travel between MLC libraries on a regular basis
  • Organize and lead groups
  • Work within a fiscal year budget cycle

Work Environment

 Most work is performed in a standard office setting at Kirkwood Public Library. There are occasional new, hectic, or demanding situations. Some travel to annual out-of-town meetings and on-call status are required. Regular visits to all nine libraries in the MLC are required. Extensive keyboarding and PC monitor work are required. Occasional lifting and moving of computers and related equipment is required.

Salary and Benefits

 Beginning salary of $55,000 to $65,000, depending on candidate’s qualifications and experience; we offer excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan and paid vacation. The Municipal Library Consortium is an equal opportunity employer.

Send résumés by 5 pm on March 6, 2017 to: personnel@mlc-stl.org

Job Posted 2/15/2017

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

Position Overview: (Posting will expire February 23)

To apply: www.mymcpl.org/about-us/employment-opportunities

The Branch Manager II is responsible for modeling excellent customer service to all staff and customers. As part of the collaborative leadership team of the Library, the Branch Manager II interprets and implements the direction of the Library to assigned staff members in the areas of supervision, Board policy, procedures, programs, and collection development. The Branch Manager II is responsible for clearing barriers to excellent customer service for staff and keeping abreast of current library trends and services. Specifically, a Branch Manager II supervises a 3- or 4-star branch. This is a full-time position with a minimum salary range of $48,470.40 annually.

Reports to: Chief Customer Experience Officer (CXO)

Manages: Library Branch Staff

Managerial Expectations:

  • Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs
  • Consistently exhibits leadership qualities and professional attitudes and behaviors
  • Develops a high-performance work team in an empowered environment
  • Maintains an attractive, safe and welcoming environment
  • Plans and allocates library resources systematically
  • Consistently meets expectations set forth in Core Job Responsibilities and Exempt Employee Expectations Documents

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manages a Branch Staff of 25 or more
  • Plans and manages the work of employees
  • Disseminates information in a timely manner to all staff members
  • Maintains a collaborative leadership style
  • Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with the Assistant Branch Manager
  • Interviews applicants, makes selections, and documents hiring decisions
  • Arranges appropriate training
  • Evaluates individual and team performance
  • Provides coaching and disciplinary action
  • Plans and coordinates all functions of the Branch
  • Develops and manages implementation of branch services
  • Performs duties of other staff members, as needed
  • Promotes the Library in a positive way
  • Continually evaluates branch processes and services
  • Collects and provides statistics for Library reports
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in management of Branch budgets
  • Meets deadlines for information requested by others
  • Manages collection development of the Branch
  • Utilizes the MCPL Collection Development Plan to create and maintain the Branch plan
  • Selects and deselects library materials
  • Continually evaluates the branch materials collection
  • Attends and conducts meetings as required

Non-Essential Job Functions:

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

Required Skills:

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

Experience and Training:

  • Master of Library Science Degree issued by a library school of recognized standing is required
  • 3 years Library and/or supervisory experience preferred 

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

  • Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with 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.
  • Tolerance for dust and mold which permits the employee to work with books and other library materials as well as work in older buildings.

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

After you complete your application – *You may start the optional interview process now by copying and pasting this link into your search bar: http://hire.li/1tJIayW

Job Posted 2/13/2017

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Assistant/Associate Professor – Catalog Librarian, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month Position

The Catalog Librarian position provides description of, discovery of and access to electronic and print library resources through creation of original metadata records for all library materials. Work includes cataloging of new general collection and Special Collections & Archives materials as well as retrospective projects. The catalog librarian ensures that titles are accurately described in the integrated library system (ILS) and other systems, such as OCLC, to facilitate discovery and access by university students, faculty and staff and guest users.

The catalog librarian manages cataloging unit operations and supervises assigned staff. Unit operations include creation and maintenance of materials records, prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely access and/or problem resolution. The librarian will provide leadership on cataloging unit workflow and improvements.

This position plays a key role in management of the ILS, in authority work for Southeast and other libraries in a shared catalog, and Southeast content in the MOBIUS union catalog. MOBIUS is a consortia of Missouri and Midwest libraries collaborating on resource sharing and acquisition.

The catalog librarian must establish and maintain a personal development program consistent with the promotion and tenure criteria for librarian effectiveness, scholarly activity, professional development and service to the library, the university and the community. Appointment at the Associate Professor rank is tenured.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain currency with national, regional and local cataloging policies, standards and practices
  • Maintain and/or establish Southeast Missouri State University cataloging policies and procedures and serve as the local resource person regarding cataloging and metadata
  • Create original cataloging for materials in Special Collections & Archives and the general collections
  • Manage the cataloging unit and supervise assigned staff
  • Train copy cataloger(s)
  • Participate in ILS management and provide leadership for cataloging functions
  • Share responsibility for working effectively with MOBIUS libraries
  • Serve as library liaison to assigned University academic department(s); liaison activities include but are not limited to: instruction, research consultations, departmental outreach, creating and maintaining LibGuides, collection resource review and collection development
  • Serve on library, university and professional committees

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree
  • Minimum two years cataloging experience in an academic library (additional years experience required for associate rank)
  • Experience with Resource Description & Access (RDA), MARC 21 and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • Experience with name, subject and uniform title authority work
  • Experience cataloging materials through a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC
  • Ability to create original bibliographic records and familiarity with MARC holdings records
  • Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats
  • Familiarity with, and an understanding of, national and international cataloging standards such as RDA and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2); MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic Data; classification system such as Library of Congress Classification or Dewey Decimal Classification; Library of Congress Name Authorities; LSCH; CONSER Cataloging Manual (for Serials); and OCLC (or other utility) Bibliographic Formats and Standards.
  • Experience with modifying/updating MARC records and complex copy cataloging practices
  • Demonstrated ability in training copy catalogers
  • High level experience with an integrated library systems (ILS) (Kent Library has an Innovative Sierra system)
  • Understanding of ILS bibliographic, holdings and item records
  • Knowledge of large scale record loads and cross-walking Marc or non-Marc data into the ILS
  • Ability to participate in projects, planning and initiatives to establish and refine cataloging/metadata policies and procedures on both the library and consortium levels
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Strong service orientation and flexibility
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others
  • Demonstrated excellence in librarianship, research and service sufficient to meet Kent Library’s and Southeast Missouri State University’s tenure and promotion requirements
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional blended and online formats and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Application Deadline: The position is available August 2017 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 17, 2017.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required when offer of employment accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three professional references

Library Information: Information about Kent Library can be found at: http://library.semo.edu/.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast is a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, maters, and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Job Posted 2/12/2017

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Public Services Librarian, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Public Services Librarian

DEPARTMENT:  Public Services

HOURS/DAYS:  Full-time, exempt position-working 40 hours per week, combination of daytime and evening hours required, average of ten Saturdays per year and 4 Sundays per year.  Schedule will be determined based on the needs of the department.

DEADLINE:  Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by February 24, 2017.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Primarily responsible for providing professional level expertise in the delivery of library services to patrons, provide leadership for staff in their service to the public, serve as the professional in-charge, serve as a member of appropriate committees, and assist in the management of the department and the work of the organization. Will be responsible for the development and promotion of reader services and be involved in collection management, traditional and online reference, technology instruction, community presentations and programming.  All DBRL Librarians are expected to participate and contribute to the strategic planning process.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  MLS from an ALA accredited institution required; 3 years increasingly responsible public library experience, prior supervisory experience and experience developing web content and delivering online services strongly preferred.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the public library’s role in the community and be knowledgeable about the current and future service and technology trends.

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

SALARY:  $42,504.99 annually

APPLICATION:  Employment application available to download at www.dbrl.org/employment or at any of our service centers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:   Human Resources Manager (573) 443-3161 or email hr@dbrl.org

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

Job Posted 1/25/2017

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Head of Instructional Services, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused Head of Instructional Services.  The successful candidate will work closely with librarians, campus partners, and classroom faculty to provide students with opportunities to attain information literacy skills necessary for academic success and life-long learning and in support of our campus Core Learning Objectives.  The Libraries recognize that support for online learning is increasingly important to our campus.  The ideal candidate will help us build capacity to support online learners.  We are seeking someone who will initiate ongoing dialogue within the libraries and with campus partners about how to effectively integrate information literacy concepts into the curriculum.  We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service will reflect a strong commitment to the Libraries’ and the University’s mission, vision, and values, including diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and support for library initiatives to integrate information literacy into the curriculum
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate and form partnerships with campus programs and initiatives that support teaching and student learning
  • Work with colleagues to design instruction and develop learning materials in support of information literacy concepts as defined by ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy
  • Deliver effective instructional sessions
  • Conduct needs assessments, assess instructional outcomes and report on the impact of the Libraries’ instructional initiatives
  • Support teaching librarians by initiating professional development opportunities
  • Supervise one or more librarians
  • Serve as an ex officio member of the University Libraries’ Instruction Committee
  • Contribute to general reference services in Ellis Library
  • May serve one or more academic programs as a subject librarian
  • Participate in library and campus committees
  • All librarians are expected to be professionally engaged

The University of Missouri Libraries has a robust instructional outreach program that includes close engagement with the campus English 1000 composition course, the Student Success Center, the Campus Writing program, and a subject liaison program focused on discipline-specific research skills.  The Libraries also offer a variety of workshops both in person and online.  The Head of Instructional Services will join a team of Department Heads in the Research & Information Services Division that share responsibility for user outreach.  The position will work particularly closely with the Instruction Committee, the Head of User Engagement, the Head of Research Services, and the E-Learning Librarian.  The Instruction Committee includes representation from across the Libraries.  The Head of Instructional Services reports to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services.

This position will be hired at the rank of Librarian II or higher, according to the qualifications of the final candidate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent
  • Minimum three years post-MLS experience, with at least two years teaching experience in libraries or higher education
  • Committed to supporting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Understanding of information needs and information-seeking habits of undergraduates
  • Experience using web applications and technologies in the delivery of library instruction
  • Evidence of successful program development and assessment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience in a library or higher education setting
  • Experience with innovative educational/instructional technologies and design
  • Evidence of professional engagement related to information literacy and instruction in libraries
  • Graduate of ACRL’s Information Literacy Immersion Program

Compensation:  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php with Job ID 22209.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV are required.  Preference for applications received by February 24, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility:  This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA employer.

Job Posted 1/24/2017

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Special Collections Librarian, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Comprehensive research university library at America’s creative crossroads in an affordable and vibrant city seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services for the position of Special Collections Librarian in the UMKC University Libraries.

The Special Collections Librarian implements major components of the UMKC University Libraries strategic plan to embed Special Collections into student and faculty success. This position has primary responsibility for:

  • Providing reference service for all types of users of LaBudde Special Collections;
  • Initiating or supplying library instruction to support the UMKC curriculum;
  • Processing incoming manuscript collections;
  • Managing the daily operation of the LaBudde Special Collections service desk, including supervision of two staff and additional student assistant positions
  • Pursuing personal professional development and contribute to the profession.

The position reports to the Assistant Dean of Special Collections and Archives, and will join a unit that encompasses LaBudde Special Collections, the Marr Sound Archives, the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, Digital Special Collections, and UMKC University Archives.

UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration. UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and innovative technologies.

Minimum qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or Master’s degree in Archives.
  • Experience working in special collections and/or archives.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing practices, understanding of archival standards including DACS and EAD, and awareness of national issues and trends in archives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in a dynamic environment.
  • Evidenced ability to work in a collegial fashion with undergraduate, professional and graduate students, faculty, researchers, alumni and community members.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based, service-oriented environment.
  • Evidence of professional initiative, mature judgment.
  • Excellent oral, written, planning, and interpersonal skills.
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment.                                                               

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Kansas City history
  • High density automated storage and retrieval system experience
  • Grant-writing experience
  • Exhibit curation, fabrication, and/or installation experience

Salary:  Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent retirement/benefits package.

Application Instructions:  Application materials must be submitted online at http://www.umkc.edu/hr/career-opportunities/default.asp.  Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

Applications received by February 27, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

You may address your cover letter to: Stuart Hinds, Chair of Search Committee. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.

Job Posted 1/12/2017

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Library Director, Washington Public Library, Washington, MO

The City of Washington, Missouri is accepting applications for the position of Library Director.  The full-time exempt position requires supervisory and leadership ability to manage the operations of a busy community library in a rapidly growing area.  The library consists of 50,000+ items in a newly renovated and expanded building; open 70 hours a week with a yearly budget of $650K.  The person filling this position must be able to direct the activities of others while maintain excellent customer relations, strong professional skills in project management, programming, community outreach and customer services are necessary.  A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or equivalent is required; prefer a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.  Hours include some evenings and weekends.  Salary range commensurate with education and experience.  An application and job description are available on request at 636-390-1006 or at www.ci.washington.mo.us.  Application and resume are due no later than 5:00 p.m. March 1, 2017.  EOE M/F

Job Posted 1/11/2017

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