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Library Training Coordinator, Mid-America Library Alliance, Independence, MO

25 hours per week, hybrid schedule

Develops, manages, and implements professional development, targeting management, supervisory, and technical skills for library employees. Works independently and collaboratively with subject matter experts and leadership to identify new educational and developmental opportunities for library professionals in all sizes and types of libraries. Responsible for coordinating and arranging all aspects of training events.

Skills/attributes required:

  • Excellent communication skills essential. Must be self-motivated and comfortable working independently.
  • Knowledge of libraries and library development needs required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in group and individual settings.
  • Strong demonstrated soft skills.
  • Experience arranging and implementing trainings or events.
  • Experience facilitating professional learning with online platforms and in person.
  • Social media experience in a professional setting
  • Marketing software experience such as Constant Contact
  • Online design experience such as Canva
  • Proficiency with computers and software Microsoft Office, Adobe, online scheduling tools and online conferencing tools such as Zoom and GoToWebinar.

Work Schedule: 25 hours per week between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday-Friday – Hybrid schedule

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

Salary: $30,000

Benefits: Generous PTO plus 12 annual holidays, Healthcare Stipend

Job Qualifications: College degree required. Experience working in either public, academic or special libraries required

Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to jane.mulvihill-jones@malalibraries.org. No phone calls.

About the Mid-America Library Alliance

Located in Independence, Missouri, the Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA) is an active consortium consisting of nearly 900 libraries or library systems in eight states. MALA was established in 1978 as the Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network (KCMLIN) with a mission to “develop, coordinate, promote, and share information resources and facilitate professional development.” MALA offers interlibrary loan courier delivery service, professional development workshops and consulting.

Posted 3/31/2023

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Executive Director, Missouri Evergreen, MO

CONSORTIUM DIRECTOR MISSOURI EVERGREEN CONSORTIUM (MEC)

Independent Contractor, 25-40 hours per week

www.moevergreenlibraries.org

Manages operations of Missouri Evergreen 

Supervised by the ME Board of Directors

Flexible, remote work schedule with periodic travel to ME current and prospective libraries, and, if needed, to state, regional or national conferences and events 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Create annual budget in partnership with Chair and Treasurer
  • Maintain member fee schedule 
  • Grant Writing and reporting
  • Contract Relations 
  • Be lead contact for ILS Management Company
  • Prepare agenda and packets for board and membership meetings 
  • Attend committee meetings as needed 
  • Meet periodically with State Library to update on consortium activities 
  • Be lead on Recruitment/Migration projects 
  • System management/support/Development Coordinator
  • Member relations with strong communication skills
  • Virtual Meeting (Zoom) proficient

Supervisory Responsibilities  

No supervisory responsibilities. 

Qualifications 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Qualified candidate should be knowledgeable of accounting principles and business management.  

Individual should have knowledge of and be proficient in library management software (Evergreen preferred), office suite software, email, and internet searching abilities. 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as policies, procedures, and instructional manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Grant writing experience is a plus. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or consortium member libraries. 

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

Education and/or Experience  

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; and at least two years related experience and/or training. Experience working in a library is required. Masters in Library Science preferred.

Pay & Benefits

Hourly rate of pay will be $24-28 dependent on experience and qualifications based on a 25-40 hour per week flexible remote work schedule. Former Library Directors with consortium experience are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, send resume and cover letter to chair@moevergreenlibraries.org with subject line ED SEARCH. For full consideration, resumes should be received no later than April 10, 2023.

Posted 3/29/2023

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Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Missouri Libraries, Columbia, MO

The University of Missouri Libraries (MU Libraries) invites applications for the full-time, NTT Librarian position of Community Engagement Coordinator. This librarian represents the University Libraries to new users, enriches the user experience, and expands opportunities for users to engage with library programs and services. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Libraries, and working closely with members of the Library Management Team, the Community Engagement Coordinator works collaboratively with colleagues across the Libraries to further develop services, spaces, and programming that promote student learning, with particular attention to supporting the library needs of students, both undergraduate and graduate. The position will support engagement activities at all levels including exhibits in the libraries, and library programming directed at various user populations, library organizations, including the community at large. This librarian maintains communication with student groups for the purpose of gathering input to be used in libraries planning; and serves as point of contact regarding tours of the Ellis Library.

Responsibilities

  • Represent the University Libraries at specific university events to promote University Libraries services. This includes participation in student-focused events, at freshman orientations, as well as recruiting and coordinating volunteers for events that promote the use of library services. These events include, but are not limited to, a homecoming open house, end of semester support activities for students, and National Library Week.
  • Serve as liaison to the University Libraries Student Advisory Council, Library Student Ambassador program, and other student groups for the purpose of library services enhancement. This role includes ensuring that student input regarding library services is solicited, communicated to, and addressed by library administration. The liaison role includes providing reports to the Student Financial Review Committee on spending of the student fee for libraries fund, in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Library Business Services, and facilitating the students’ annual update to the Student Library Vision document for the Libraries.
  • Develop and lead creative programming to enhance the library user experience. Foster the development of meaningful library programming in collaboration with internal library partners or other campus partners, particularly with those who operate within Ellis Library. Provide advice and support for library staff who are providing programming to specific user groups.
  • Serve as a member of the Libraries Marketing Team, which creates and implements a cohesive marketing strategy for the MU Libraries. The Marketing Team works with library staff to promote library events and services using a variety of communication tools, including social media, news articles, press releases, digital signs, and print materials.
  • Identify sources of exhibit material and communicate as needed with potential exhibitors. Coordinate the display of exhibits within Ellis Library. Exhibit material may be provided by faculty or student groups, libraries staff, or external partners. The coordinator will ensure that the exhibit materials are appropriate for, and visually interesting to, library users, and that they are installed and removed according to an arranged schedule managed by the coordinator.
  • Coordinate outreach activities in collaboration with partners, such as the Art & Archeology Museum Education Coordinator, regarding public events in Ellis Library. Seek partnerships and projects with librarians and other professionals in external agencies or with other community entities to enhance University Library services. These partners could be librarians in public libraries, school libraries, other academic libraries or specialized libraries. They may also be service professionals in public service organizations that have meaningful library-related programming.
  • Assist with creating and updating University Libraries promotional materials in collaboration with the Communications Officer.
  • Serve as a member of the Libraries Events Team and participate in Library Society events, Friends of the Libraries events, and other Library events as appropriate.
  • Participate actively on library and university-wide committees, task forces, and working groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Some evening or weekend hours required.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited degree (or equivalent) in Library/Information Science.
  • Two years of experience related to libraries, museums, or similar public-facing education- focused organization.

The successful candidate will also be evaluated on the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to provide excellent service in a culturally diverse academic environment
  • Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed
  • Commitment to user-centered, high quality library services
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to produce effective promotional materials
  • Familiarity with program planning and assessment.

Salary

Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. Negotiable from $51,500.

This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist. 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 https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings with Job ID 43167. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application.

Preference for applications received by September 6, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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.

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:

Benefit Eligibility

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

Diversity Commitment

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.

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 Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

EEO IS THE LAW

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

Posted 3/29/2023

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Collection Development Librarian – Youth Specialist, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

About the Library

The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine physical branches, a digital branch, and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing library services to residents, the Library also serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.

Job Summary

This position reports to the Collection Development department under the direction of the Collection Development Supervisor. It focuses on the development and management of the youth collection within the department’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities for collections.

The person filling the position must demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Apply knowledge of Collection Development theories and practices
  • Understand and apply the vision of “one collection, many locations”
  • Ascertain, analyze, and assess the collection needs of Library patrons and staff
  • Determine the strengths and weaknesses of existing collections and resources
  • Identify, evaluate, and select and deselect materials as appropriate
  • Use diverse resources and technology
  • Engage in regular onsite collection management at all locations
  • Display independent decision making and take appropriate actions
  • Communicate interdepartmentally in a knowledgeable and thoughtful manner
  • Participate in department activities as a colleague and team member
  • Serve as a representative and contact for the department
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant trends in librarianship, publishing, and education

Other Things You Should Know

This is a full-time exempt position. Starting salary range DOQ starting at $45,706. Position open until filled.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understands the patron base and needs of each location as well as the system as a whole
  • Selects appropriate materials for the branches, staff, and administration
  • Displays knowledge of library services and programs and selects materials for them
  • Designs and performs appropriate and efficient procedures for materials selection
  • Identifies, collects, and analyzes applicable data
  • Prepares reports and presentations relevant to department activities and responsibilities
  • Manages spending within established budgets in assigned collection areas
  • Participates in collection assessment, de-selection, and distribution
  • Analyzes, assesses, and reports on the location, arrangement, and accessibility of collections
  • Identifies, analyzes, and assesses electronic resources for the staff and administration
  • Participates in library and industry meetings, workgroups, and committees as appropriate
  • Cultivates and maintains professional relationships and partnerships with staff and administration
  • Promotes and educates staff and administration about department activities
  • Communicates openly and professionally with management and colleagues
  • Attends relevant professional development activities
  • Performs other duties and undertakes special projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Knowledge of current collection development principles and techniques and ability to apply them
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work activities in an efficient and streamlined manner
  • Familiarity with electronic methods and resources to analyze and evaluate collections
  • Proficient in oral and written communication and social relations
  • Experience with automated systems and electronic databases and resources
  • Willingness and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master of Library Science degree from an accredited program preferred
  • Minimum of five years public library experience required
  • Minimum of one year relevant collection development experience required
  • Minimum of five years experience with youth literacy in an educational setting required
  • These requirements may be met by a relevant combination of education, work experience, and life experience

How to Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at http://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 3/23/2023

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Reference Librarian, University City Public Library, St. Louis, MO

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

Schedule: Part-time, including regular weekday hours and occasional evenings, as well as Saturdays on a rotating basis

Reports to: Head of Adult Services

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

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

Essential Job Duties:

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

Required Competencies:

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

General qualifications for all library employees:

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

Essential physical abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with the supervisor and other employees
  • Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports, and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form
  • Manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment to process library materials
  • Personal mobility which permits the employee to monitor, supervise, and perform assigned library operations, and to attend Library district, community, and public meetings at various locations
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; push and pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds; bend, stoop and reach shelving from floor level to 6 feet high; and stand or walk for at least 1 hour at a time
  • Tolerance for dust and mold which permits the employee to work with books and other library materials, as well as work in older buildings

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

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

Posted 3/23/2023

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Page (Part-time), Brentwood branch,  Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Page / Shelver

LOCATION: Schweitzer Brentwood – 2214 Brentwood Boulevard – Springfield, MO

DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

RATE OF PAY: $12.00 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

This is a part-time position, approximately 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open. Current need includes Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; morning availability is required. The Schweitzer Brentwood branch is open Monday through Thursday 8:30-9:00, Friday 8:30-8:00, Saturday 8:30-7:00 and Sunday 10:00- 6:00. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

Part time benefits include Paid Time Off and holiday pay. Employee Assistance Program, Vision and Dental insurance, Telehealth and a retirement savings plan are also available.

This position requires a high school diploma or completion of a high school equivalent program such as a GED or current enrollment in such program. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

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

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

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

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

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

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


Job Description

Position: Page / Shelver

Classification: Part Time

Salary Track: Library Worker I

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

This job is quite physical in nature. In addition to working with library materials, employees in this position may also have to assist with the set-up of meeting rooms. This can include moving and lifting tables, chairs, a portable stage or other equipment. They may also be needed to assist with donated books which can require the filling, stacking and moving of boxed books.

  • Efficient sorting, filing and shelving of library materials alphabetically and numerically
  • Retrieves periodicals, newspapers, microfilm and other library materials as requested
  • Daily, routine lifting and carrying of library books and materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Routine re-shelving of returned library materials
  • Retrieves materials for patrons upon request
  • Maintains library materials in proper alphabetical and numerical order
  • Assists staff with transfer of material and equipment as directed
  • Assists with setting up meeting rooms
  • Assists with donated books
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Ability to sort material alphabetically and numerically
  • Ability to understand verbal or written instructions
  • Ability to work with accuracy, consistency, and dependability while maintaining a fast pace during times of high volume

Education/Experience

  • High school graduate or currently enrolled in high school or high school equivalent program
  • No experience is required, knowledge of Dewey decimal system and experience with alpha and numeric filing preferred

Contact

  • Routine contact with library patrons and staff

Supervision

  • Supervised by Circulation Manager

Physical Demands

  • Routinely performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Handles library materials, equipment and donated items weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Routinely pushes or pulls library carts weighing up to 300 lbs.
  • Performs daily tasks requiring mobility, coordination and endurance

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually

Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something

Respect – To treat all people with dignity

Inclusion – To invite and welcome

Innovation – To start or provide something new

Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness

Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Posted 3/19/2023

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Reference Associate, Midtown Carnegie Branch, Springfield-Greene County Library, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Reference Associate

LOCATION: Midtown Carnegie Branch – 397 E Central Street – Springfield, MO

DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

RATE OF PAY: $14.25 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

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

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

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

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

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

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

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

Job Description

Position: Reference Associate

Classification: Part Time

Salary Track: Library Specialist I

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

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

Skills/Job Knowledge

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

Education/Experience

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

Contact

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

Supervision

  • Supervised by Reference Department Manager

Physical Demands

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

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check


The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually

Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something

Respect – To treat all people with dignity

Inclusion – To invite and welcome

Innovation – To start or provide something new

Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness

Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Posted 3/14/2023

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Assistant Branch Manager (Full-time), Middendorf-Kredell Branch, St. Charles City-County Library, O’Fallon, MO

We are seeking applicants for an Assistant Branch Manager at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch, one of our busiest branches. The Assistant Branch Manager works closely with the Branch Manager to oversee daily operations and provide an excellent customer experience.  This is achieved by training staff on aspects of quality service and resolving customer service issues, by implementing programs and services for customers both inside and outside the branch, ensuring the collection is current and attractive, and by working with staff at our service desks.  

Requirements:

  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships at all levels of the Library and with the general public
  • Ability to lead change with a positive attitude
  • Must possess initiative, good judgement, sound critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Prior customer service experience is required
  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.
  • Directly related public library experience is preferred.

Schedule: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm, Tuesday 1:00pm-9:00pm, Wednesday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. Saturday and Sunday shifts as assigned.

We offer a full benefit package which includes medical, vision and dental and life insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan, FSA and generous time off. Starting salary is $56,404.

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

For immediate consideration, submit a cover letter and resume along with completed SCCCL Application by priority deadline of Monday, March 20, 2023. Application materials can be emailed to jobs@stchlibrary.org, or mailed to SCCCL, Human Resources Department., P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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

The St. Charles City-County Library is committed to diversity and inclusion.  The Library provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status. 3/10/23-3/20/23

Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number: 210

Position Title: Assistant Branch Manager

Salary Grade: 21

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Branch Manager

Revision Date: 12.11.2018

Position Summary

Assist the Branch Manager in the management of the daily operations of a Branch Library within the policies and procedures set by the Library. In the absence of the Branch Manager, the Assistant Branch Manager assumes the responsibility for managing the branch and providing an excellent customer experience. Position performs professional duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative, and independent judgment.

Essential Functions

Operations:

1. Assist in the daily operations and management of the branch.

2. Assist in the development of policies and procedures both within the branch and district-wide.

3. Coordinate and implement programs and services for customers both inside and outside the branch.

4. Interpret and implement policies and procedures for customers.

5. Provide staff training on aspects of quality service and resolve customer service issues.

6. Participate in the development and monitoring of the branch budget.

7. Work at service desks, as scheduling requires.

Management of Staff:

1. Interview, hire, and evaluate branch staff.

2. Work with the Branch Manager to address employee relations matters and manage corrective counseling.

3. Manage time and attendance of staff at the branch.

Collection Management:

1. Assist with the development and maintenance of the branch collections.

2. Work closely with Branch Manager to ensure the collection is current and attractive. Coordinate the marketing and promotion of library materials.

Duties

1. Work collaboratively with all levels of Library staff.

2. Communicate effectively.

3. Actively monitor library trends.

4. Participate in professional development and continuing education activities.

5. Serve on district-wide committees, task forces, and groups.

6. Participate in local, state and national professional organizations.

7. Participate in community events or service clubs as directed by the Branch Manager.

8. Carry out duties in accordance with the District’s Code of Ethics.

Skills

1. Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines.

2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, peers, customers, and the general public.

3. Ability to comprehend, follow, and implement the Library’s policies and procedures.

4. Ability to lead change with a positive attitude.

5. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing.

6. Must possess initiative, good judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

7. Knowledge of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in public library services.

8. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of supervising and managing personnel and the ability to utilize that knowledge in performing the job well.

9. Must have a passion for serving the public and the knowledge and ability to provide an excellent customer experience.

Essential Physical Abilities - Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

2. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communication well with staff and customers.

3. Sufficient vision to review a wide variety of materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.

4. Sufficient personal mobility to attend meetings at various locations within the Library.

Education and Experience

1. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program

2. Customer Service experience required

3. Directly related public library experience preferred

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

Posted 3/14/2023

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Library Associate II (Full-time), Corporate Parkway Branch, St. Charles City-County Library, Wentzville, MO

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

Requirements:

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

Schedule: Monday 1:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 12:30pm-5:00pm shifts as needed.

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

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

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

For priority consideration submit a SCCCL Application, cover letter and resume to any branch, or email application materials to jobs@stchlibrary.org, or send to SCCCL, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376 by the priority deadline of Monday, March 20, 2023. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled or an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been received.

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

3/10/23-3/20/23


Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number: 32.135

Position Title: Library Associate II

Salary Grade: 13

FLSA Classification: Nonexempt

Reports To: Branch Manager

Revision Date: 04.10.2022

Position Summary

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

Essential Expectations

1. Perform processes and duties to maximize library usage

2. Illustrates flexibility and adaptability

3. Display exceptional organizational skills

4. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

5. Exhibits high expectations of self and others

6. Demonstrate clear communication and active listening

7. Interest in learning new skills and expanding the library community

8. Promotion of the library and all of its events and programs

9. Planning and execution of age appropriate activities with enthusiasm

10. Community outreach

11. Assist with opening/or closing branch

12. Participate on library committees as needed

13. Skilled in technology including but not limited to Library Software, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, iOS, Android and other devices

14. Provide prompt and friendly service to all customers

15. Assist with all branch needs as assigned

Skills

1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong reading skills.

2. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically using the Dewey Decimal System

3. Office skills including computer usage, fax, scan, copiers, phones, etc.

4. Flexibility to adapt to changing situations

5. Attention to detail and ability to perform duties with a high level of accuracy

6. Ability to exercise initiative to achieve established goals and directives

7. Ability to effectively multi-task and work well under pressure

8. Tactfully handle concerns and disruptive behavior

Physical Abilities

1. Ability to stand for up to 8 hours a shift

2. Ability to lift materials or push carts weighing up to 30 lbs.

3. Ability to reach high or low to access or return materials to shelves and move through aisles

4. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers

5. Sufficient vision to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, reports and other materials both electronic and hard copy

Education and Experience

1. Must be 18 years or older

2. High school diploma or GED preferred as well as some college

3. Knowledge of a public library's function and purpose required

4. Public service experience preferred

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

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Library Associate II (Full-time), Deer Run Branch, St. Charles City-County Library, O'Fallon, MO

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

Requirements:

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

Schedule: Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-5:30pm, Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm, Friday 8:30am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm. Sunday shifts as needed at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch.

Applicants should have flexibility to meet the scheduling needs of the branch and be willing to work after hours programs as needed

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

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

For priority consideration submit a SCCCL Application, cover letter and resume to any branch, or email application materials to jobs@stchlibrary.org, or send to SCCCL, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 529, St. Peters, MO 63376 by the priority deadline of Monday, March 20, 2023. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled or an acceptable number of qualified candidates have been received.

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

Description Number: 32.135

Position Title: Library Associate II

Salary Grade: 13

FLSA Classification: Nonexempt

Reports To: Branch Manager

Revision Date: 04.10.2022

Position Summary

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

Essential Expectations

1. Perform processes and duties to maximize library usage

2. Illustrates flexibility and adaptability

3. Display exceptional organizational skills

4. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

5. Exhibits high expectations of self and others

6. Demonstrate clear communication and active listening

7. Interest in learning new skills and expanding the library community

8. Promotion of the library and all of its events and programs

9. Planning and execution of age appropriate activities with enthusiasm

10. Community outreach

11. Assist with opening/or closing branch

12. Participate on library committees as needed

13. Skilled in technology including but not limited to Library Software, Google Workspace,

Microsoft Office, iOS, Android and other devices

14. Provide prompt and friendly service to all customers

15. Assist with all branch needs as assigned

Skills

1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong reading skills.

2. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically using the Dewey Decimal System

3. Office skills including computer usage, fax, scan, copiers, phones, etc.

4. Flexibility to adapt to changing situations

5. Attention to detail and ability to perform duties with a high level of accuracy

6. Ability to exercise initiative to achieve established goals and directives

7. Ability to effectively multi-task and work well under pressure

8. Tactfully handle concerns and disruptive behavior

Physical Abilities

1. Ability to stand for up to 8 hours a shift

2. Ability to lift materials or push carts weighing up to 30 lbs.

3. Ability to reach high or low to access or return materials to shelves and move through aisles

4. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers

5. Sufficient vision to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, reports and other materials both electronic and hard copy

Education and Experience

1. Must be 18 years or older

2. High school diploma or GED preferred as well as some college

3. Knowledge of a public library's function and purpose required

4. Public service experience preferred

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

Posted 3/14/2023

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Human Resources Manager, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO

Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) seeks a Human Resources Manager to join its leadership team headquartered in Columbia, Missouri. Our library system consists of four branch locations in a two-county area with approximately 190 employees.

Principal Responsibilities (Full job description):

  • Provide leadership and administration in all phases of the human resources function for DBRL.
  • Manage all stages of the employee life cycle
  • Maintain job classifications and compensation programs
  • HRIS System Administrator for recruitment, onboarding and timekeeping
  • Administer group benefit programs with the assistance of a broker and third-party vendors
  • Mentor and assist managers and supervisors with employee related matters
  • Ensure the deployment of a comprehensive employee development program
  • Manage department budget

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree with an emphasis in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, Organizational Development, or a related field and at least five (5) years experience in a human resources management role.
  • Knowledge of fair employment and civil rights practices and legislation.
  • Work experience in a not-for-profit or government environment and three years labor relations experience in a union environment preferred.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred.

Compensation: Full-time, professional exempt position. M-F 8am-5pm (evening and weekend meetings as needed). We offer an excellent benefits package including: paid time off, personal days, holiday pay; health, dental, life and vision insurance available; 401(k) retirement plan, LAGERS pension; and employee assistance program.

Salary: $83,158.40 annual starting salary

Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by March 24, 2023. Please use the online application process to submit your information. Please submit a resume, cover letter and three current professional references. For further information, contact Human Resources at (573) 443-3161 or hr@dbrl.org.

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

Posted 3/6/2023

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Dean of Libraries, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications from experienced and innovative university librarians for the position of Dean of Libraries. Serving as the chief administrator of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, the Dean is an integral part of the academic community at Missouri S&T and provides strategic vision for Missouri S&T’s library services. As the institution grows enrollment and drives toward achieving an R1 Carnegie Classification by the year 2030, the Dean is tasked with developing and executing a vision for Missouri S&T’s library that aligns with broader institutional priorities while incorporating emerging trends in college and university libraries. The Dean of Libraries will report directly to the Provost and must partner routinely with academic deans, faculty, and other campus constituents to cultivate library resources and services that are commensurate with that of an R1 university. The Dean will also work to modernize Missouri S&T’s library operation and cultivate a library that is accessible and responsive to the needs of the campus community.

The Curtis Laws Wilson Library at Missouri S&T supports the teaching and research mission of the university through the creation, dissemination, use, and preservation of information. The library aims to serve as a community space that is conducive to both study and collaboration. With campus libraries serving the S&T community since 1871, the Curtis Laws Wilson Library first opened its doors in 1968. With 11 full-time staff members, the Missouri S&T library provides the campus community with access to a comprehensive collection of books, electronic databases, and archival materials. The library’s institutional repository, Scholar’s Mine, catalogues research activity from the Missouri S&T campus community and records over 1 million downloads annually. As one of four universities within the University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T works collaboratively with system partners to obtain and curate cutting-edge scholarly resources.

Minimum qualifications for the Dean of Libraries position include a Master’s of Library and Information Science or equivalent terminal degree from an ALA-accredited institution, plus 10 years of relevant experience in library administration and leadership. Successful applicants to the Dean of Libraries role will exhibit a history of – or potential for – visionary leadership within academic library settings. Candidates must have considerable supervisory skills and experience with budget management and/or library operations. The ideal candidate will also exhibit the ability to serve as a positive change agent and successfully lead fundraising and capital projects on behalf of the library. Strong candidates will also demonstrate their experience in cultivating a student-centered library operation, an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities related to library services at a STEM-forward research university, and an orientation toward enhancing accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and equity within academic library spaces.

An expanded position profile and additional info is available on the Dean of Libraries search page.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of five professional references to: hrrecruit@mst.edu. Professional references will be contacted later in the process prior to any hiring decision and the university will not contact references without prior candidate authorization. All applications received by April 3, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Nominations and inquiries for this search may be directed to Andrew Crain (amcrain@mst.edu), Lead Recruitment Consultant with the University of Missouri System.

About Missouri S&T

Founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the top STEM-focused institutions in the nation and one of the first technological learning institutions established west of the Mississippi River. A U.S. News and World Report Top 100 national public university, Missouri S&T serves over 7,000 students and counts over 55,000 living alumni, including world-famous astronauts, scientists, engineers, inventors, and business leaders. S&T has three colleges: the College of the Arts, Sciences, and Education; the College of Engineering and Computing; and the newly established Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development. Over 300 faculty offer 101 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, education, engineering, science, computing, social sciences, and the humanities. In a recent study, 80 Missouri S&T researchers were cited as being among the top 2% in their field.

Today, Missouri S&T offers a unique constellation of comprehensive programs that build on the university’s rich history and continue to benefit Missouri, the nation, and the global community. The university has received numerous accolades in recent years, including the following:

  • No. 1 public university in Missouri for return on investment (Georgetown’s Center on Education and Workforce, 2022)
  • No. 1 best value public university in Missouri (SmartAsset, 2022)
  • No. 5 Best College for Engineering Majors in the U.S. (Money, 2022)
  • No. 7 graduate online engineering program for military veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • No. 9 graduate online engineering program (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • No. 4 graduate online Industrial Organization program (Forbes Advisor, 2023)

A philanthropic gift of $300 million from alumnus Fred Kummer and his wife June has spurred new faculty endowments, research centers, and STEM education and outreach initiatives. These investments have been further leveraged through subsequent public and private funding, with exciting initiatives such as the Missouri Protoplex Facility being planned to support advanced manufacturing research and economic development throughout the region. Missouri S&T’s excellence in STEM degree programs, student career outcomes, and broadening access also provide exciting opportunities to further impact students and communities across Missouri, throughout the region, and beyond.

Posted 3/3/2023

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Access Services Librarian (Librarian I), University Libraries at University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL), St. Louis, MO

Access Services Librarian (Librarian I):
The University Libraries at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) seek an entry-level librarian to join our team. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, this position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the rank of Librarian I. The Access Services Librarian is responsible for the provision of excellent service and the efficient operation of interlibrary loan and other circulation duties. We are seeking someone with strong interpersonal skills who is enthusiastic, customer service-oriented, and interested in working in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and innovative environment.
With more than 15,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. We serve a diverse student body and are responsible for educating a large portion of the metropolitan area’s professionals. UMSL offers a wide range of baccalaureate and master’s degrees, as well as 22 doctoral degrees.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program at the time of appointment strong customer service orientation excellent oral and written communication skills ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues commitment to equity and inclusion in library services outstanding organizational skills ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience in an academic library setting
  • experience in access services (student or clerical work acceptable)
  • familiarity with Tipasa or other Interlibrary Loan software, Sierra, Adobe Acrobat, and/or Springshare software
  • experience supervising student workers
  • background in reference services, collection development, and/or instruction
  • experience providing culturally appropriate service to diverse clients

Department Responsibilities:

  • coordinate and perform Access Services functions including circulation and interlibrary loan
  • keep statistics describing the use of access services and assist library administration in the preparation of various reports requiring those statistics
    communicate, administer, and recommend updates to library policies and procedures
  • coordinate hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of student assistants assigned to Access Services in conjunction with other Access Services staff
  • provide scheduled and unscheduled support for Access Services as needed, including some nights and weekends
  • keep abreast of current trends in policy, practices, and technologies as they pertain to public services, information literacy, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and professional librarianship in general
  • contribute to a welcoming and inclusive working and learning environment

Additional Responsibilities:

  • provide research assistance to students, faculty, and staff through research consultations, library instruction sessions, shifts at the Public Service Desk, and other means
  • select library resources, prepare research guides, and liaise with academic departments in the Sciences
  • participate in library and university activities as well as engage in scholarly and professional service activities
  • work collegially and effectively with the library’s professional and support staff as part of the library team
  • other duties as assigned

Applicants must apply online at www.umsl.jobs

Please attach a resume and cover letter addressing the duties and requirements of the position. Provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references. Only references for finalists will be contacted.

This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2023. The successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check.

Please email Lindsay Schmitz (schmitzl@umsl.edu) if you have any questions regarding this position.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Posted 02/10/2023

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