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Assistant Manager - Reference Department, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

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Assistant Manager - Reference Department

Clark Family Branch

St. Louis County Library

1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131-3598

The mission of the St. Louis County Library is to provide the resources and services to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

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

St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year. SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services. Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and diverse. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several award winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

The Clark Family Branch is currently under construction and will open late Spring 2024. The new branch will be a two-story, 74,000 square foot building with high windows, an outdoor courtyard and walking trail, a second-floor reading deck and a small-business center. Colorful spaces for children and teens will be upstairs, along with a Genealogy Center, a Children’s Space that will feature a large playhouse, along with other interactive learning activities for kids. The first floor will feature an event space for author events, programs, meetings and other special events, with seating up to 800. Teens will have access to a high-tech creative space that includes a 3-D printer, a recording studio and green screen for videos. Other amenities at the branch include numerous private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a computer lab, community meeting rooms and comfortable seating.

The Reference Department is a centrally located department of highly trained professional research staff at St. Louis County Library. Reference is a busy department who serves the entire St. Louis County community with their research and information needs. The department utilizes our collection of over 100 databases and a robust print collection to answer questions over the phone, over our chat service, at the Reference desk, through email, through postal mail, and through one-on-one librarian appointments. With all of these avenues for patrons to work with a reference professional, the Reference Department answers over 16,000 questions annually.

Reference also offers a strong selection of educational programs to the community and continues to grow outreach efforts across St. Louis to promote and demonstrate how to use our research resources. The resources of the Department are heavily used by entrepreneurs and job seekers who rely on the expertise of the staff to help with many different business needs, finding a job or new career, or interview preparation. Staff are responsible for a vast amount of educational programming, creating content for instructional videos, creation of libguides, community lists, and engaging in outreach and off-site programming to expand visibility to the local community. In addition to working with entrepreneurs and job seekers, the department works closely with nonprofits, students and educators, older adults, and justice involved. Reference offers over 300 educational programs on a variety of topics, over 200 outreach sessions with organizations, schools, and senior living facilities, and holds over 150 Book-a-Librarian sessions annually.

The Department has a Management Team consisting of a Manager and Assistant Manager, 10 professional research staff, including a Small Business & Employment Resources Coordinator.

This Spring, Reference will transition from their temporary space at the Lynn Beckwith Administration building to their permanent space at the Clark Family Branch. The area designated for the department will be located on the upper level and the space will be dedicated to all things small business. There will be flexible coworking stations, private gathering rooms, computer stations, and a copy center.

The ideal candidate for the Assistant Manager position will have a drive for innovation, an interest in creative technological solutions, and excels at sharing resources and research methods with the public. In this role, the incumbent will help drive programs and services to build meaningful partnerships, implement educational and timely programs that appeal to diverse audiences, expand access to resources and supervise a talented group of professionals.

Apply today to take the next step in joining our amazing team!

Hours:

Monday-Friday, two evenings per week

One Saturday and Sunday per month

Salary:

$67,368 and great benefits!

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

Job Purpose:

Assists the Reference Manager with the operation and supervision of the Reference Department to provide public and staff with excellent reference resources. Oversees the evaluation, acquisition, and maintenance of Library databases.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in supervising and monitoring Reference staff to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
  2. Supervises and monitors workflow and operations to ensure excellent and efficient customer service.
  3. Assists in the review and selection of print reference and database resources system-wide to ensure that the Library has a well-rounded and comprehensive selection that reflects the needs of the staff and patrons.
  4. Maintains department resources so that staff have proper tools to meet patrons needs and promote Library resources to patrons and Library staff system-wide.
  5. Coordinates with various staff to disseminate database information and training about research in order to ensure staff are well-informed when assisting patrons and promoting resources.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science
  • Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
  • Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
  • Must possess good judgment, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours per shift
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Ability to concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously in busy atmosphere with continual interruptions
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems and improve service
  • Ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with customers and staff
  • Ability to operate various types of Library equipment
  • Ability to use electronic hardware and software
  • Ability to push a full cart of books or other Library materials
  • Ability to bend to very low shelves or reach to very high shelves when retrieving Library materials
  • Ability to use a pc, word processing, and e-mail

Posted 2/21/2024

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Technical Services Manager, Missouri River Regional Library, Jefferson City, MO

This position has primary responsibility for the daily operations and staff of the Technical Services Department. Responsible for the operation of our ILS System. Creates original cataloging and upgrades copy catalog records, particularly for items involving difficult or unusual entries. Maintains professional cataloging standards. Works shifts on a public desk. Serves on library committees and participates in collection development activities. Participates in collection development activities. Provides statistics, data, and information for reports including the monthly Board Report and State Library Statistics. Requires a MLS from ALA accredited program. Two years relevant professional experience required and two years supervisory experience preferred.

Hours:

This is a full-time position. Generally, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend hours. Position will participate in the scheduled weekend work rotation.

Salary begins at $48,776.04

Employment applications may be obtained at the Circulation Desk; or Library website www.mrrl.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2024 @ 5:00 P.M.

Posted 2/18/2024

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Business Manager, North Central Kansas Library System (NCKLS), Manhattan, KS

The North Central Kansas Library System (NCKLS) is seeking a Business Manager. This position will support NCKLS through handling day-to-day accounting and human resources functions, accounts receivable, accounts payable, grant account reconciliations, payroll, benefits, personnel management, onboarding and offboarding, general administrative duties, and providing consulting services to member libraries.

This is a full time, exempt position with excellent benefits. The starting salary is $49,721.66 – $54,557.40 DOQ. Regular on-site working hours are 8-5 Monday through Friday. Occasional day trips to member libraries are required. This position reports to the NCKLS Director.

The skills necessary to be successful in the position are:

  • Knowledge of general business practices
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks or other accounting software
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Extensive knowledge of current local, state, and federal payroll and labor laws.
  • Knowledge of employee benefit programs.
  • Knowledge of property and liability Insurance – i.e. Directors and officers, Worker’s Comp, Vehicle, Employment practices insurance.
  • Knowledge of management and supervision principles.
  • Ability to assist in the preparation of the yearly budget and identify expenses necessary to operate NCKLS services.
  • Ability to interact and communicate cooperatively and constructively
  • Ability to work independently to identify, prioritize and accomplish tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to perform work that requires a high level of confidentiality, discretion, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to use Windows based computer hardware and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to travel to work related meetings and trainings.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field.
  • Library experience.
  • Three years’ work-related experience in administration, human resources and financial areas.
  • Hold a valid Kansas driver’s license.

To apply, submit a resume and complete the online application at lib.nckls.org. The complete job description is found on our web site. The review of applications will begin on February 19, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted 2/18/2024

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Dean, Kent Library - Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Southeast Missouri State University, a dynamic and competitive regional public comprehensive institution located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, invites applications for the position of the Dean of Kent Library. The Dean reports to the Provost and supervises a team of faculty and staff professionals providing an innovative and student-focused library. The new Dean is to assume office on August 1, 2024.

The Dean of Kent Library provides the vision for the University’s library in its creation, preservation, and delivery of information to students, faculty, and the public in a transformative environment affected by technological change. The Dean demonstrates a commitment to excellence and an appreciation for the pedagogical, scholarly/creative activities aligned with a public regional university.

Reporting to the Provost, the Kent Library Dean will develop strategic and innovative partnerships within the Library and with other deans and their colleges, faculty, students, staff, and committees. While providing strong leadership and a clear vision in the Library, the Dean’s role includes, but is not limited to, supporting and mentoring staff and faculty. The Dean serves in the role of department chairperson for Kent Library faculty. The Dean is responsible for representing the financial needs of Kent Library in the budgeting process. Participating in outreach activities, the Dean engages in admissions, recruitment, retention, and supports experiential learning. This position builds and maintains donor relationships in support of the Kent Library and its mission, priorities, and initiatives. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Council of Deans and multiple university committees.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALAaccredited program and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible leadership and supervision in an academic library environment. Other requirements include:

  • Minimum of five years of progressive administrative managerial experience in academic libraries
  • A substantial record of professional accomplishment through research, publication, service, and leadership in areas that affect and inform libraries
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, including contemporary library practices, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated competencies in information literacy and library instruction
  • Experience with resource sharing and working with consortial groups
  • Knowledge of and experience with assessment of library services
  • Demonstrated strong internal and external communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an organization that values professionalism and a positive work/learning environment
  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility, including budget management
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of external relations and fundraising

Kent Library

Since its dedication in 1939, Kent Library has grown and transitioned to meet the needs of the growing student body and is well positioned to support the needs of the 21st century learner. The library employs 28 faculty and staff who serve students and faculty across Southeast Missouri State University’s regional campuses as well as online learners. The library combines state-of-the-art technology and strong online resources with traditional library resources and services in one centralized, welcoming, comfortable academic environment.

Student needs in the areas of electronic research, media production, reference and research assistance, and collaborative and individual study space are met with the assistance of librarians and staff. A comprehensive information literacy program, offered through Kent Library, is available to all Southeast faculty and students.

Traditional library resources and services are folded into the new technologies to form a solid pltform for assisting students’ individual needs. The print and media collections and eBook collection is supplemented through the MOBIUS consortium. This consortium allows a Southeast Missouri State University student access to millions of items with delivery of books and videos to Kent Library. In addition, the Kent Library Interlibrary Loan department can obtain items from across the United States and around the world.

The library’s Special Collections and Archives department preserves and makes accessible research materials that document the historical, literary, and cultural experience of Southeast Missouri State University. The Rare Book Room contains materials from the 13th through the early 20th centuries, as well as a world-class William Faulkner literary and research collection. The Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center is purposefully designed to help students and faculty learn and expand their digital skills and provides customized, in-class instruction on sftware and technology for digital potfolio design and creation, digital media production and editing, and 3D modeling and rendering. Additionally, three production rooms that provide video, photo, and sound editing equipment, as well as collaborative space for group work and web conferencing are available.

Access Services offers access to a wide range of audiovisual materials; technology, such as digital video cameras and projectors, student laptops and power cords. The Instructional Materials Center is home to a selective collection of children’s and young adult literature. Kent Library collaborates with the Holland College of Arts and Media through the Arts Resource Center (ARC), located in the River Campus Seminary building. The ARC provides access to books, journals, and audio/visual materials on a variety of subjects, along with reference sources, scores, plays, CDs, and monographs on composers, artists, directors, and choreographers. Also found in the ARC are reserve materials.

Blending current technologies with traditional library resources, services and spaces, further combined with personalized assistance from trained staff and faculty, form the basis for this 21st century academic library.

Founded in 1873 as a teacher’s college, Southeast Missouri State University has grown into a comprehensive Master’s-level university that provides student‐centered education, with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, experiential and service-learning opportunities, cuttingedge technology, and exceptional instruction that prepares students for civic responsibility and professional careers.

Named among U.S. News’ Best Regional Universities in the Midwest, Southeast Missouri State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915 and 34 academic programs hold program-specific accreditations and certifications from 29 accrediting agencies.

For a complete position profile, please visit: https://semo.edu/hr/dean-search

Application Deadline: The position begins August 1, 2024 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 18, 2024.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu.

A complete application will include:

  • Letter of application addressed to Dean Rhonda Weller-Stilson, chairperson of the search committee. The cover letter should address why the applicant is interested in this position and how the candidate meets the required qualifications.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of five professional references familiar with the candidate’s qualifications.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)

Southeast Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted 2/18/2024

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Civic Engagement Specialist, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Summary

Reporting to the Community Specialists Manager and as a member of the Community Specialists Team, the Civic Engagement Specialist is responsible for supporting residents, especially marginalized groups, to be active participants in civic life to strengthen democracy and build a culture of informed, engaged, and empowered residents. Acts as a consultant and resource internally and externally so that community needs and skill development are supported.

Other Things You Should Know

This is a full-time exempt position. Starting salary is $49,137 plus excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Job Duties

  • Functions as Library’s expert and leader in civic engagement initiatives.
  • Plans, implements, evaluates, and collaborates on civic engagement, legal, and government programming for the Library system.
  • Coordinates voter registration and notary service at all library locations.
  • Seeks out, forms, and maintains relationships with the civic engagement community.
  • Teaches staff and patrons about civic engagement, legal, and government resources and programs.
  • Actively plans and participates in community meetings, tabling events, fairs and other events relating to civic engagement.
  • Consults with and provides recommendations to Collection Development, especially pertaining to government resources.
  • Curates and maintains content for the Digital Branch and social media in area of expertise.
  • May lead, develop, and mentor volunteers as needed.
  • Develops and maintains technology skills required to provide service and perform programming duties.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to create and implement meaningful and engaging informational presentations to groups and individuals.
  • Ability to create effective learning and educational materials in multiple formats, including print, digital, PowerPoint, and other formats.
  • Ability to deal in an effective and courteous manner with members of the public and possess the skills to interact with both children and adults in a professional manner. Ability to exhibit patience, cultural sensitivity, and establish boundaries and mutual respect with patrons.
  • Ability to maintain effective cooperative and positive working relationships with library staff, professionals in other organizations, community groups and community members. As needed, provide consultation and offer advice.
  • Ability to plan, analyze, and carry out projects.
  • Ability to represent the Library professionally.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work, particularly reference services, collection development, and circulating resources, with a knowledge of issues and trends in these areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and prioritize personal work routines and responsibilities, and to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail in reading, writing, spelling, and basic math functions.
  • Ability to speak and understand English is required, additional consideration may be given to individuals that are proficient in any non-English languages spoken in Jackson County, MO including Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Arabic, and Swahili.
  • Minimum requirements include Master’s in Library & Information science, Political Science, Education, Community Engagement, Legal Studies, or related field. This requirement may also by met by an equivalent combination of education, work experience, and life experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications include established relationships with civic engagement community, established proficiency in use of library resources, and strong facilitation and moderation skills.

How to Apply

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

Posted 2/18/2024

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Information and Data Services Librarian, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The University of Missouri J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library seeks an innovative, flexible, and collaborative Information and Data Services Librarian to join our dedicated, energetic team, and provide overall coordination, planning and training support for library reference and data management services. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director of Information Services and Resources and will provide overall coordination of reference services and leadership in developing research data support services. As part of the reference services team, the candidate will provide virtual and in-person consultations, including literature searching and training support, to assist users at all stages of their research process, and will serve as liaison to hospital nurses and medical staff in our graduate medical education programs.

Description of Duties

  1. Provide reference help and consultations to guide students, staff, and faculty through all stages of their research and educational activities.
  2. Provide leadership and coordination for library research data support services through curation, consultation, and the creation of instructional materials to increase the visibility and usability of research data in collaboration with the Research Support Librarian.
  3. Provide overall coordination, program planning and training for the library reference services team.
  4. Cover regular assigned shifts to monitor live chat and to provide reference backup for frontline staff.
  5. Coordinate support and training for residents and fellows engaged in research in our graduate medical education programs in collaboration with the Educational Services Librarian.
  6. Serve as liaison to hospital nursing personnel.
  7. May be assigned additional responsibilities to departments or research projects.
  8. Special projects/other duties as assigned.

While the Health Sciences Library is closed for renovations, the Information and Data Services Librarian will be 100% remote. The library is expected to re-open in Fall 2024. Options for hybrid work will be available after the library reopens.

Qualifications

Minimum:

Education: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Commitment to outstanding customer service
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a marked ability to communicate with many diverse groups of people
  • Experience in library services or a research or clinical environment
  • Experience in searching PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus; experience with Zotero &/or other personal file management programs
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Teaching experience
  • Course work in health sciences librarianship or experience in a health sciences library
  • Course work in managing, sharing or curating quantitative research data, or direct experience supporting researchers in managing, sharing and curating their data
  • Knowledge of data services concepts, such as: data management plans, data curation, data visualization, research and data lifecycle support, open data, and data literacy
  • Knowledge of programming languages, such as: Python, R, and SQL
  • Willingness to take an active role in developing a new library program and promoting a new suite of library services
  • Experience/familiarity with principles of evidence-based health care

Salary

This position holds non-tenure track (NTT) faculty status.

  • Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500

For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf

Application Materials

Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic with Job ID 50488. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Application review begins immediately, but will accept applications until position is filled.

About the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library and MU Health Care

The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, part of the MU Libraries system, serves a comprehensive academic health center that includes MU School of Medicine, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, MU College of Health Sciences, and MU Health Care.

The Health Sciences Library is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Region 3, and the MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.   

MU Health Care consistently receives recognition as a leader in providing high-quality health care services, with seven specialties recognized as “high performing” in U.S. News & World Report. The University of Missouri is the home of the NextGen Precision Health building, bringing expert health researchers and clinicians together under one roof in search of solutions to the world’s greatest health challenges.

About Columbia and the University

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou) was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, MU’s 31,000+ students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300-degree programs, including 89 online options, through 12 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that has a school of medicine, veterinary medicine college, and a law school. The MU Office of Extension & Engagement extends the benefits of MU research to Missouri’s citizens in all 114 counties in Missouri.

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, MU is the only public institution in Missouri to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The University of Missouri Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Center for Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia area, please visit the following:

University of Missouri - Columbia

J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library

University of Missouri Libraries

Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

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

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

Know Your Rights

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Posted 2/13/2024

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Development Coordinator, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Development Coordinator to work with the Library’s Foundation managing communications and events. Our ideal candidate is someone who is a strong communicator, is able to build relationships with colleagues, donors, and vendors and is someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about the mission of public libraries.

The successful candidate will be an adaptable problem-solver with strong interpersonal and time-management skills committed to providing excellent customer service and serving a diverse community.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the generation and coordination of Foundation communications, organization of Foundation events, and raising philanthropic support for St. Louis Public Library.

In this role you will:

  • Write content for donor communications; acknowledgement letters, direct mail, and email.
  • Develop and execute strategies to secure sponsorship support of key Library programs and events.
  • Coordinate all fundraising events, including committees, logistics, and sponsorship.
  • Develop and implement strategies for online giving.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage production of monthly e-newsletter and annual impact report.
  • Coordinate and manage the production of all Friends of the Library premiums.
  • Coordinate all planned giving communications.
  • Manage all paid and in-kind advertising.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage all Library Foundation print projects.
  • Monitor and report on Library Foundation marketing efforts using various analytic and/or survey tools.
  • Provide necessary research data on individual, corporate, and foundation donor prospects.
  • Coordinate communication with the Library’s Marketing and Events department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

You will need to be:

  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to convey information effectively through written and verbal communication.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to be flexible, positive, and willing to work with donors and staff to successfully resolve problems.
  • Available to occasionally work extended hours, including evenings and weekends.

You will need to have:

  • Experience using the following:
    • Donor software, preferably OneCause, and ETapestry.
    • MailChimp
    • Google Suite
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word).
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and 3 years of related experience in a non-profit organization; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

You will receive:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $46,154
  • 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

Hours for this position are:

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM / Occasional evenings and weekends

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. Established in 1865, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection and a diverse and dedicated staff.

Technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to meet the needs of our community. We operate 16 locations in the City of St. Louis. 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 each centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission today. 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.

About St. Louis Public Library Foundation:

First organized by the St. Louis Public Library’s Board of Directors in 1989, the St. Louis Public Library Foundation was reorganized in 2003 and given the charge to increase private-sector support to benefit the growing needs of the St. Louis Public Library.

The St. Louis Public Library Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the IRS and the State of Missouri. All donations to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

About the neighborhood:

This position works at St. Louis Public Library’s (SLPL) Administrative Building located at 1415 Olive Street in Downtown West in the City of St. Louis. SLPL’s administrative offices are just west of Central Library, the heart of the St. Louis Public Library system.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org/employment, and submit your cover letter & resume with your application. Thank you.

Posted 2/8/2024

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Non-Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Extension Professor, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Job Description

In coordination with the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement, the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) – the iSchool at the University of Missouri – seeks a full-time assistant extension professor specializing in health information and outreach. This position will contribute to the teaching, service, and extension mission of SISLT and the University of Missouri by teaching in our MLIS and other programs, as well as connecting and engaging with public libraries across the state to promote health information and partnerships to improve community health and rural engagement.

This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position between SISLT and MU Extension with the primary (70%) appointment being in SISLT and secondary (30%) in MU Extension Health and Human Sciences. The faculty reports to the SISLT Director with secondary supervision from the Extension Health and Human Sciences Senior Program Director.

The successful candidate for this position will contribute to SISLT and MU Extension by:

  • Successful teaching of required and elective classes in our online, highly- ranked, ALA-Accredited MLIS program and/or in SISLT’s other degree programs and certificates. This would include teaching courses related to public library outreach, programming, and/or health information
  • Advising and assessing SISLT students and evaluating their performance Leading SISLT
  • Contributing to continuous improvement and accreditation efforts.
  • Providing service to the School, College, University, and engaging with relevant professional societies and organizations.
  • Seeking grant opportunities to support health-related programming and services
  • Connecting rural libraries with health and wellness providers
  • Working with rural librarians to identify health information needs and potential supports in their communities
  • Collaborating with rural librarians on health-related program development and evaluation
  • Lead state-wide strategic planning to grow and improve support for libraries providing health information or services
  • Providing workshops and webinars for rural Missouri libraries to support health-related programs and services
  • Establishing strong working relationships with Missouri libraries and supporting agencies

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach both foundational and a variety of elective courses in a curriculum aligned with American Library Association (ALA) accreditation Standards.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for high-caliber teaching in an online format
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to work collaboratively with colleagues and to engage in community outreach
  • Professional experience in libraries, archives, digital humanities or other information organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for seeking and obtaining external funding.

Appointment:

  • Non-tenure-track, 12-month appointment beginning in either January or August 2024.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

At time of appointment, the successful candidate will have

  • EITHER an Earned doctorate in information science or a closely related field at the time of appointment,
  • OR a Master of Library and Information Science degree and a doctorate degree in any field

Application Materials

To Apply: Apply at the University of Missouri HR System website. Upload the following:

  • letter of application in which you describe the position you are applying for and detail your qualifications for the position
  • Two (2) sample scholarly artifacts
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews)
  • evidence of relevant experience in Extension or outreach
  • evidence of experiences in seeking or generating external funding
  • names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application.
  • Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Denice Adkins (adkinsde@missouri.edu), Chair of the Search Committee, 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia MO 65211.

Other Information

About the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

SISLT is one of six academic units within the College of Education & Human Development. SISLT (sislt.missouri.edu) offers the ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Learning Technologies and Design, a Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies, several graduate certificates, and a Bachelor of Educational Studies in Educational Game Design. SISLT faculty maintain active research programs across a spectrum of areas: librarianship and archives, scholarly publishing, metadata, information organization, digital libraries, information needs and uses, human-centered computing and user experience, learning analytics, designing games for learning, immersive technologies, and STEM education.

The mission of SISLT is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well-being of Missouri and the Nation. As a member of the iSchools consortium (http://ischools.org), SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. Our inclusion of online formats has increased the diversity of our student body, which brings exciting new opportunities for teaching and research, in addition to our research relationships with other academic units within the University of Missouri.

SISLT includes several research and development labs that support our mission. The Digital Humanities Commons supports research, tools, and techniques across academic disciplines. The Digitization Station provides professional experiences digitizing analog content for worldwide access. The Information Experience Lab is a usability laboratory that conducts research on the usability, effectiveness and information behavior of websites and software for on-campus, statewide, and global clients. Adroit Studios (adroit.missouri.edu) designs, develops and researches cutting edge games for education. The TELL (Technology to Enhance Learning Lab; tell.missouri.edu) focuses on Virtual Reality in educational settings.

About the College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students, and over 100 faculty. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement

MU’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit http://extension.missouri.edu.

About Extension Health and Human Sciences

MU Extension’s Health and Human Sciences unit promotes optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations. Through community-engaged scholarship and outreach, campus-based faculty and regional field specialists deliver evidence-based programs and develop research-informed educational tools and strategies in the areas of Human Development & Family Science and Health & Nutrition. Campus-based state faculty provide support for healthy home environments and family finance educational outreach areas.

Community Information

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884- 7278.

Posted 2/6/2024

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Liaison and Communications Librarian, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ

Description

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking a full-time exempt Liaison and Communications Librarian on the Mesa, Arizona campus. This position reports to the University Library Director. This librarian is responsible for being a liaison to one or more health sciences programs based on ATSU’s Arizona campus. In addition, this position will be responsible for external communications including coordinating the library’s social media channels, producing newsletters and press releases to internal and external stakeholders, and maintaining the library’s web site and LibGuides in conjunction with all staff across our three campuses, along with other technologies. Applicants can apply here. The first review of applications will be on February 9, 2024, until the position is filled.

Major Job Duties:

  • Directs LibGuides deployment and management plus library website (the latter via the university).
  • Serves as liaison to multiple programs or schools in a health sciences program.
  • Actively engages with a diverse community of faculty, administrators, clinicians, and students in assigned departments.
  • Markets, outreach, and communicates with assigned programs to understand their teaching, learning, and research needs.
  • Develops and teaches course-integrated instruction sessions and stand-alone workshops.
  • Provides research assistance for all university stakeholders.
  • Provides advanced support for comprehensive literature searching including evidence synthesis reviews and bibliometric analysis/research impact; provides general research assistance in accordance with the library's mission and user service guidelines for all university stakeholders.
  • Develops and coordinates library's external communications such as library newsletter and library social media presence.
  • Leads,and designs training through appropriate synchronous and asynchronous learning tools.
  • Work with Collection Services and Electronic Resources Librarian, manage, troubleshoot, and test electronic resources (e.g. platforms for databases, journals, eBooks, etc.) both on and off site.
  • Lead classroom coordination every semester and supervise room-booking software.
  • Work with library and university technology offices, departments, and committees.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.
  • Understanding of database navigation and advanced search techniques.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, taking initiative, proactively creating, and carrying out projects, amongst multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and take initiative.
  • Willingness to seek opportunities to provide librarian services to the university community at large.
  • Demonstrated ability using LibGuides or other web technologies, ability to learn new technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work individually and as a team.
  • Understanding of current trends in academic libraries and higher education preferably in the health sciences.
  • Willingness to contribute to the vision of the library and university.
  • 1-3 years library experience preferred.
  • Academic health sciences library experience is a plus.

Desirable Qualifications:

Desirable qualifications include digital scholarship experience, liaison librarian experience, LibGuides experience, and computer program management experience.

About A.T. Still University:

Established in 1892 by A.T. Still, DO, the founder of osteopathy, A.T. Still University (ATSU) began as the nation’s first college of osteopathic medicine and has evolved into a leading university of health sciences comprising two colleges and five schools on three campuses and online. Today, ATSU offers master’s degrees across allied health disciplines and doctorates in osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, athletic training, audiology, health administration, health education, health sciences, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

A.T. Still University’s Arizona campus is located in Mesa, a suburban community in the metropolitan Phoenix area. The campus has an osteopathic medical school, a dental school, and a health sciences school. Mesa is located in the Sonoran Desert with easy access to hiking and all manner of outdoor activities combined with all the activities you would expect to find in any large metropolitan area.

A.T. Still University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit: atsu.edu/employment/benefits.

Posted 2/6/2024

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Circulation Coordinator, Scenic Regional Library, Union, MO

Scenic Regional Library is seeking qualified candidates to fill a full-time Circulation Coordinator position at its administrative offices in Union.

The Circulation Coordinator maintains expert knowledge of the Evergreen ILS, ensuring effective use of ILS for staff and patrons. This position evaluates circulation procedures and makes improvements when indicated. Preparation of statistical reports for Board Meetings, as well as special reporting when requested. Training new and existing staff on ILS and circulation duties.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree; ALA-accredited MLS Degree preferred.

Experience with Evergreen MLS and circulation duties. Ability to instruct and train staff, as well as effective oral and written communication skills.  Must be willing to work some evenings Saturdays and be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

Starting salary range of $61,483.73 – 70,654.54 depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement plan, and employer-provided health insurance. 

Deadline: February 29, 2024

For an application and complete job description visit www.scenicregional.org/employment. Applications can be mailed or hand delivered to Scenic Regional Library, 251 Union Plaza Drive., Union, Missouri 63084, or scanned and emailed to employment@scenicregional.org.

Posted 2/1/2024

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Electronic Resources Librarian–Jung-Kellogg Learning Center, Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO

Position Description

Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

Area: Academic – Library services

Salary: $48,000-$52,000 (yearly) 12.7.2023

I.                    Basic Function

The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the entire lifecycle of electronic resource management including acquisition, access, administration, support and evaluation for the library collection databases, eBooks, and eJournals.

II.                  Responsibilities and Authority

Within the limits of authorized university policies, procedures, programs and budgets, the Electronic Resource Librarian is responsible for and has the authority to accomplish the following duties:

·         Provide collection development for electronic resources, including overseeing the budgeting and acquisition of electronic resources as well as evaluating resources and suggesting areas for improvement.

·         Troubleshoot electronic access issues, and other technical issues, including contacting IT, vendors, faculty/staff, and patrons.

·         Create and evaluate workflows, procedures and policies as they relate to the lifecycle of electronic resource management.

·         Maintain vendor relations as the primary point of contact and negotiate licensing agreements with publishers and other content vendors to meet University terms.

·         Compile statistics and usage data to evaluate electronic resources for presentations, surveys, and reports.

·         Provide e-resource training opportunities for faculty/staff, as well as organize trainings for students.

·         Maintain a relevant knowledge of electronic resource management topics and trends.

·         Other duties as assigned.

III.                Relationships

The Electronic Resources Librarian reports to the Director of Library Services for the interpretation and execution of responsibilities.

IV.               Performance Measurement Criteria

An annual performance review will be conducted by the Director of Library Services, including an assessment of the performance of all tasks related to the position based on a review of the job description and recent performance.

V.                 Minimum Requirements

Education & Experience

·         Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program.

·         Knowledge of electronic publishing and scholarly communication.

·         Understanding of library operations, trends, and practices.

·         Able to work as part of a team and independently.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Knowledge of database design, markup languages, discovery services, proxy services, standards, protocols and structures.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience working with proxy servers, preferably OpenAthens, e-resource management, integrated library systems/discovery services, specifically EDS and FOLIO.

·         Knowledge of electronic resource licensing, copyright, and fair use.

·         Able to troubleshoot e-resource issues.

·         Experience with metadata (cataloging, indexing, and classification)

·         Knowledge and understanding of the electronic resource lifecycle.

·         Experience with project management.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

·         Provide excellent customer service to patrons.

·         Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.

Spiritual Qualities

·         Must have personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ.

Adapted from “NASIG Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians”, (https://www.nasig.org/Competencies-Eresources) created by NASIG and is used under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 International License. The license can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Interested applicants should forward the following documents to the MBU Director of Library Services, Ms. Rachelle Brandel (Rachelle.Brandel@mobap.edu): cover letter, CV or resume, Christian statement of faith, unofficial copy of graduate transcript(s).

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