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Outreach & Adult Services Librarian, Sedalia Public Library, Sedalia, MO

The Sedalia Public Library is looking for an outgoing person to fill a full-time position for the Outreach & Adult Services Librarian. This position is dedicated to roughly 30% Outreach Services in our community and 70% to the Adult Services department.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to host & lead a variety of innovative and engaging programs/events for adults in the community.
  • The willingness to grow our Outreach and Adult Services programs in order to reach more library patrons; which requires delivering books to patrons that are unable to come into the library.
  • The desired candidate is dependable, organized, a learner, motivated, energetic, has a positive attitude, is flexible, and is an advocate for the library, its services, and its patrons.
  • Must be knowledgeable of various forms of technology available, possess a willingness to learn, and work well on a team.
  • Seeks out community engagement opportunities.

Other requirements: A reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license are necessary. This position requires lifting of materials in order to make deliveries. This position does require some evenings and weekends.

Desired Education and Experience: Some college experience in the areas of library science, education, or related field is desired, but comparable experience will be considered. Experience working in a library setting and/or community outreach is helpful, but not necessary. We can train the right person.

Benefit Package: Basic Health and Life Insurance, MO LAGERS Retirement Plan provided to employees at no cost; Dental and Vision Insurance available to purchase. Salary range is $18.30-$23.86 and is dependent on education and experience. We offer full time employees: two weeks’ vacation (which increases with experience), one personal day, 13 paid holidays annually, and earned sick leave.

To Apply: (Preferred method) Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume and 3 letters of recommendation to: 311 W. Third St. EOE or

Additionally, an application can be submitted through:

Deadline for application: April 26, 2024 at 5pm.


Posted 04/09/2024

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Children's Services Supervisor, Library Center of the Ozarks, Branson, MO

Are you creative, energetic, and innovative? Then the Library Center of the Ozarks wants you to join its team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about providing excellent library services to children and families and excited about new challenges.

  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons, primarily children and caregivers, by assisting them with reference, readers' advisory, and general computer questions.
  • Design, promote, present, and evaluate a variety of programs for children of all ages, based on their developmental needs and interests and the goals of the library.
  • Develop and maintain the children's collections by reviewing, evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and withdrawing materials.
  • Instructs patrons, primarily children, in the use of library materials, databases, and online catalog.
  • Promotes children’s programs and services to community agencies, advocates, and citizen groups.
  • Maintains discipline and order in the children’s department.
  • Gathers and compiles data for reports and prepares statistical and analytical reports of children’s activities.
  • Organize, maintain, and purchase appropriate supplies.
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as required.

Specific knowledge and skills required:

  • Ability to relate well with children and be comfortable working with children individually and in groups.
  • Knowledge of authors, titles, and reading interests of children.
  • Knowledge of childhood development and learning stages.
  • Knowledge of library materials, services, and operations for children.
  • Knowledge of emerging information and library technologies for children.
  • Ability to deliver quality library children's programs and services to the community.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, leadership, and independent judgment.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, and meet deadlines.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in library science is required.
  • Experience working with children is required.
  •  Experience planning and implementing a variety of programs for children from birth to 12 years is required.
  • Supervisory experience is required.
  • Public Library experience is preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling, and reaching from floor level to a height of 6 feet.
  • Displays good coordination and mobility.
  • Routine lifting and handling of library materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to perform work at a computer terminal for extended periods.

Reporting Structure

  • Reports to Library Director

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 

Please email a resume and cover letter to

Posted 04/09/2024

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Library Director, Green Forest Public Library, Green Forest, AR

The Green Forest Library is seeking a new Director. Could this be you? This opportunity is perfect for someone looking to enjoy small town life in the Arkansas Ozarks, including a 35-hour work week for a healthy work-life balance, easy access to both the Springfield, MO and Bentonville/Rogers/Fayetteville, AR metropolitan areas as well as popular vacation destinations like the Buffalo National River, Branson, and Eureka Springs. This position allows for the exercise of creative and compassionate leadership as the library strives to extend its reach and impact in a diverse community. A great benefit package is included, with 100% of the cost of health insurance covered by Carroll County.

Minimum requirements are:

  • Completion of studies earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from a 4-year institution of higher education
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with the public
  • Extensive knowledge of computers and computer programs
  • Good managerial skills
  • Adept at long-range planning and budgeting

Knowledge of Spanish and/or library experience is highly desirable.

  • Starting salary – $34,500 to $40,020 based on education and experience.
  • Medical benefits through UnitedHealthcare.
  • Dental benefits through Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield.
  • Retirement benefits with Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System.
  • FT-35 hrs per week/one-week vacation after one year of employment, additional days added in succeeding years of employment.

To apply, pick up application packet from any Carroll County Library or download it here. Return application, cover letter and resume to:

Vicki Brown
Chair, Library Director Search Committee
44 Kingshighway A-3
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Or email application materials to

All inquiries should be directed to Vicki Brown at

Position is open until filled.

The Carroll County Library Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted 04/03/2024

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Interlibrary Loan and Reserves Librarian, Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, MO

Interlibrary Loan and Reserves Librarian

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), one of the world’s leading technological research universities, seeks a dynamic and creative Interlibrary Loan and Reserves Librarian.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries the Interlibrary Loan and Reserves Librarian provides leadership and management of the interlibrary lending and borrowing and course reserves operations. The librarian develops policies, procedures and workflows for the interlibrary loan and reserves operations including copyright compliance and routine statistical reporting. Additionally, the Interlibrary Loan and Reserves Librarian assesses existing operations and implements new services to meet the University's research, teaching, and learning needs. The librarian supervises both full-time staff and part-time student employees. As a supervisor the librarian is responsible for training and professional development of all direct reports; analyzes and evaluating work processes and workflows; creating/maintaining manuals and documentation; providing verbal and written feedback to employees including performance evaluations; monitoring quality and quantity of work; leading departmental meetings; and providing materials and support for staff.

Other duties include coordinating activities with other library units; planning and supervising major projects; serving on various committees and teams; serving as site coordinator for systems we share across the University of Missouri System; and participating in regional and national library organizations as appropriate and shares expertise with colleagues.

  • Responsible for the administration of ILLiad, RapidILL, and other systems related to interlibrary loan and reserves processing and management.
  • Plans, oversees, and evaluates the daily operations of interlibrary loan and reserves services.
  • Maintains the fiscal integrity of the interlibrary loan process.
  • Resolves satisfactorily problems relating to interlibrary loan, reserves, and copyright issues.
  • Collects and analyzes data for patterns and trends that suggest needed change and anticipates future actions.
  • Evaluates resource alternatives in terms of cost effectiveness, service quality, and larger institutional priorities.
  • Promotes and seeks growth opportunities for interlibrary loan and reserve services.
  • Coordinates high level communications regarding interlibrary loan and reserves policies and procedures with library users, academic units, and external institutions participating in interlibrary loan and reserve services.
  • Builds relationships with other institutions, and coordinates actions with libraries within the University of Missouri System, the state of Missouri, and nationally.
  • Represents the University in facilitating interlibrary loan cooperation through reciprocal interlibrary loan agreements with other institutions and through cooperative arrangements.
  • Maintains statistics and prepares reports related to interlibrary loan and reserves.
  • Keeps the Dean apprised of current issues and developments in interlibrary loan.
  • Participates in library planning, including developing unit and project goals, priorities, and procedures.
  • Develops procedures, sets priorities, assigns work activities, and monitors workflow within assigned areas.
  • Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates staff. Ensures that personnel policies are correctly and consistently carried out.
  • Works with staff to develop and follow personalized professional development plans.
  • Contributes to grant proposals as appropriate based on library priorities.
  • Actively participates in professional development activities including committees, regional and national organizations, research and publishing, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Performs additional job duties as assigned.

Apply Here:


Posted 3/29/2024

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Executive Director, Springfield Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO

Springfield Greene County Library District

Executive Director

Search Announcement

Scion Executive Search (SES) has been exclusively retained by the Springfield Greene County Library District (SGCLD) to conduct an immediate search for their next Executive Director. SES is thrilled to partner with the SGCLD, which is dedicated to “building a stronger community by enabling lifelong learning and enrichment!” This full-time, on-site leadership opportunity is in beautiful Springfield, MO, and offers a $150,000-$160,000 DOE annually and a robust benefits package, including a pension plan. Missouri candidates with an MLS, MLIS, library administration, public library employment, or board experience with a public library are highly encouraged to apply.

About SGCLD:

In 1903, citizens of the small town of Springfield, Missouri, watched a dream come true when the granite cornerstone of the new Public Library was laid. The ceremony was the culmination of three years of negotiations with prominent library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, whose $50,000 contribution was the financial cornerstone of the community's dream.

The Springfield Public Library officially opened in 1905 with 700 books and an annual circulation of 8,657. More than a century later, the Springfield-Greene County Library boasts an annual circulation of 3,926,602 and has expanded its holdings to over 550,000 volumes, including audiobooks, compact discs, DVDs, and toys.

During this time, the library's commitment to public service also grew. The Library's mission has always been to provide citizens with free access to information for their recreational, educational, cultural, and business needs. To address these needs, the library offered many innovative services, such as walking books (the delivery of library materials to the homebound), a circulating educational toy collection, a summer reading club for kids, and computerized reference services.


Reporting directly to the Library Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will spearhead the strategic direction and execution of library services operations within Greene County. With keen foresight and meticulous planning, the Executive Director is entrusted with identifying, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive array of library programs tailored to community members' diverse needs. By exercising astute leadership and fostering collaborative initiatives, the Executive Director ensures the delivery of high-quality library services that enrich the lives of Greene County residents. This role serves as a foundation for fostering a culture of lifelong learning, literacy, and community engagement, thereby enhancing the vitality and well-being of the locality.


  • Budget development and administration.
  • Serves as technical advisor to the Board.
  • Executes orders and policies adopted by the Board and those mandated by Missouri State Statute.
  • Strategic planning for short term, long term and stretch goals.
  • Directs library operations, ensures high-quality programs, and services, and implements improvement plans.
  • Establishes and manages records, reporting systems, and schedules.
  • Consistently updates the Library Board, local government officials, and the public on new opportunities and initiatives.
  • Familiar with local and state laws; advocates for relevant library legislation at state and national levels, presenting lobbying opportunities to the Board when necessary.
  • Strong people skills; capable of working collaboratively and constructively with colleagues and the general public.
  • Knowledge of and competencies in working with technological advances in library services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, EQ, sensitivity, leadership ability, honesty, integrity, and strong moral character.


  • 10+ years of leadership experience for a staff of 50+.
  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • Management of budgets exceeding $5M+.
  • Strategic Planning experience.
  • Fundraising expertise.
  • Prior experience engaging with Boards of Trustees.

Masters, MLS, MLIS, library administration, or board experience with a public library is highly preferred.


In addition to a competitive base salary of $150,000-$160,000 DOE, the Springfield Greene County Library District offers a very generous benefits package that includes medical (100% paid for employee), dental, and vision, along with generous PTO, deferred compensation, and a robust pension plan!


Springfield Greene County Library District has retained the services of Scion Executive Search, a national executive search firm specializing in mission-driven organization recruitment, to assist in conducting this important search. Please apply with your resume and cover letter formatted in Microsoft Word for immediate consideration via

Please address applications to:
Krista Sietsema, Senior Executive Search Principal
Scion Executive Search
(888) 487-8850 Extension 140

Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made.


Scion Executive Search is a national award-winning executive search firm. Our track record and recruitment process have made us one of the top recruitment firms in the United States. Through innovative team building and recruitment solutions, Scion Executive Search seamlessly bridges the gap in interim and executive searches.

We are proud to be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm and a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online

Scion Executive Search is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent.

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair chance, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Executive Search proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partner.


Posted 3/27/2024

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Manager, Access and Delivery Services, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Are you a staff-centered manager who can balance the details while providing a forward-thinking vision for library services? Are you excited for the opportunity to innovate and develop creative solutions to serve an evolving and diverse community?

Saint Louis University Libraries invites you to apply for the position of Manager of Access and Delivery Services in Pius XII Memorial Library. The successful candidate will be a leader in implementing and evaluating access and delivery services in the Pius library. This work will directly support students, faculty and researchers. Collaborating with a talented team, the Manager for Access and Delivery services will contribute to advancing the Libraries’ strategic and operational priorities and supporting the University’s R1 research status.

Key Information:

Please note: Research suggests that potential job seekers may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who is interested in this opportunity to apply. We seek diverse candidates who believe they have the skills and experience to be successful in this role.


Posted 3/27/2024

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Library Director, Ozark Technical College, Springfield, MO


JOB TITLE: COLLEGE DIRECTOR—LIBRARY                                              DEPARTMENT: LIBRARY

SALARY RANGE: $60,000 - $70,000                                                             FLSA: EXEMPT


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Support

SCHEDULE DETAILS: Full-time (may require work beyond normal work hours)/12 month position/PSRS

Position Summary

The College Director—Library is responsible for planning and directing the operations of OTC Library Services. Major responsibilities include supervision of library staff, collection development, and representing the library to internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Job Duties

  • Ensure the goals, priorities, and activities of the library are aligned with those of the College through completion of the college’s integrated planning process.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and supervision for full-time and part-time library staff, to include the hiring process, day-to-day management, training, scheduling, and annual evaluations.
  • Manage collection development; ensure collection is adequate and appropriate to meet the needs of the college community.
  • Oversee processes related to library databases and FOLIO.
  • Manage patron financial encumbrances.
  • Manage library budget.
  • Responsible for fiscally prudent and innovative long-range planning related to library collection and services and Hamra Library facilities.
  • Conduct regular department meetings and participate in division meetings.
  • Represent the library in a professional manner at college councils and committees, and at area, state, and regional library consortia, such as MOBIUS and Amigos.
  • Maintain library web page(s).
  • Provide friendly and effective service for patrons at reference/circulation desks as needed.
  • Assist patrons with library related questions, including via live chat during work hours.
  • Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
  • Comply with college policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including attending college functions, serving on committees, and attending community events.

Non-Essential Job Duties

  • Produce departmental displays and documents, to include an annual usage report submitted to the Assistant Vice Chancellor.
  • Provide library orientation classroom tours as requested and scheduled.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, including contemporary library practices, trends, and emerging technologies.
  • Three years of relevant experience.
  • Good understanding of research procedures in one or more academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • One year of leadership experience.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite).

Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Two years of experience with instruction and training of diverse learners.
  • Two years of experience managing electronic databases.
  • Two years of experience with WordPress, or similar content management system.
  • Experience with Colleague, or similar enterprise resource planning or student information system.
  • Experience working within a collegiate setting.

Working at Ozarks Technical Community College Provides Great Benefits

  • Medical insurance coverage for employees through the CoxHealth network at no cost to employees.
  • Dental, LTD and group life insurance coverage for employees at no cost to employees.
  • Access to the on-site OTC Health and Wellness Clinic at no cost for employees and their dependents.
  • Use of the OTC fitness center at no cost to employees.
  • Twelve (12) tuition free college credit hours per fall and/or spring semester and six (6) college credit hours per summer term for employees and/or their dependents.
  • College matches the employee PSRS/PEERS retirement at 14.5% or 6.86%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions. Requires extended periods of time viewing computer monitor or standing; may require adjustment of schedule to include some evening and/or weekends; may encounter occasional exposure to inclement weather during travel.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard.



Posted 3/25/2024

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Branch Manger (Sullivan location), Scenic Regional Library, Sullivan, MO

Scenic Regional Library is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, Branch Manger’s position at its Sullivan location.

The Branch Manager is responsible for daily operations at the branch including supervising, training, and scheduling staff, providing information and services, and modeling customer service.  They ensure that all staff is providing exemplary service to library patrons. The branch manager serves as a liaison between their branch and the community by reaching out to area organizations and promoting the library and its services.

The Sullivan branch is a 10,000 square foot facility, serving a population size of 6,855 with an annual circulation of 59,000 items. This position manages a staff of 3.5 FTE.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent coursework in a related specialized field or two+ years of related experience. Supervisory experience preferred. Public library experience is preferred. Must be willing to work evenings and weekend with the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Salary range of $50,775.81 to $58,392.18 and includes benefits of paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Employer provides health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short-term disability and retirement plan.

Application can be mailed or hand delivered to Scenic Regional Library 251 Union Plaza Drive, Union, MO 63084 or scanned and emailed to

Deadline: April 15th, 2024

If you have applied for positions with the library in the past, please re-apply; we will only consider new applications for this position.


Posted 3/25/2024

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Branch Manger (Union location), Scenic Regional Library, Union, MO

Scenic Regional Library is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, Branch Manger’s position at its Union location.

The Branch Manager is responsible for daily operations at the branch including supervising, training, and scheduling staff, providing information and services, and modeling customer service.  They ensure that all staff is providing exemplary service to library patrons.  The branch manager serves as a liaison between their branch and the community by reaching out to area organizations and promoting the library and its services.

The Union branch is a 17,000 square foot facility, serving a population size of 12,458 with an annual circulation of 115,000 items. This position manages a staff of 4.35 FTE.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent coursework in a related specialized field or two+ years of related experience. Supervisory experience preferred. Public library experience is preferred. Must be willing to work evenings and weekend with the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Salary range of $50,775.81 to $58,392.18 and includes benefits of paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Employer provides health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short-term disability and retirement plan.

Application can be mailed or hand delivered to Scenic Regional Library 251 Union Plaza Drive, Union, MO 63084 or scanned and emailed to

Deadline: April 15th, 2024

If you have applied for positions with the library in the past, please re-apply; we will only consider new applications for this position.


Posted 3/25/2024

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Part-Time Library Associate III – Reference & Adult Services, Kirkwood Public Library, Kirkwood, MO

Position: Part-Time Library Associate III – Reference & Adult Services, Kirkwood Public Library

Pay: 16.02/hr

FLSA Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt

Job Purpose: Answer questions from the public by researching and citing articles and wowing them with the data you find. Know all the best places to find answers to questions. Provide education and training to the public through events you plan with community partners and other librarians. If you can do this while providing amazing customer service, we’d love to hear from you.

Current Schedule is Tuesdays 8:45PM – 1PM, Wednesdays 5:15PM – 9:15PM, Every other Friday from 8:45AM - 1:15PM, Every other Saturday 8:45AM - 5:15PM (first Sat would be May 11th), and one Sunday per month 12:45PM - 5:15PM (first Sun would be June 23rd)

Skills & Tasks:

  • Run the Reference Desk (i.e. opening, closing). Assist our community with a range of information needs & questions, including use of our library catalog, public computers, databases, and making reading suggestions. If we don’t have what they need? Help them find it another way!
  • Get certified as a passport agent through training from the Department of State, and help people meet their travel goals & needs. You must meet all the requirements of becoming a passport acceptance agent.
  • Develop, organize, and present events in the Library and in the community that represent all backgrounds.
  • Assist in the selection of books, movies, music, etc to be added to the library’s collection. Assist in retiring items that may be in poor condition or replace things that need to be updated.
  • Marketing! At small libraries we create our own buzz! Do you know Canva or want to learn? Awesome, you’ll hop right in creating flyers and digital content to post to Facebook, Twitter, name it, we’ve got it.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (this could be jumping in to help customer service, home borrowing services, collecting data at programs, and more!).


  1. Required: previous library or customer service experience.
  2. Professional level internet searching skills & curiosity to find the right answer
  3. The ability to help others use Windows computers, not just know how to use them yourself
  4. Strong customer service skills; communicate with the public in a professional manner in person and over the phone
  5. Willingness and ability to learn new technologies available in the library and the ability to translate that knowledge to the public and other staff members
  6. Ability to manage projects and events on your own (includes creating, promoting, facilitating, evaluating)
  7. Ability to complete tasks with or without reasonable accommodations.

Benefits: The library provides vacation, sick, and civic leave for part-time employees after one year of service. EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and ability to get a Kirkwood Recreation Station Employee ID available to all employees.

For the full job description email Please submit 3 references with phone numbers.


Posted 3/14/2024

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Technical Services Librarian, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Technical Services Librarian

**This posting is for either an Assistant or Associate Librarian. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Richardson Memorial Library’s mission is to support research of the Museum’s encyclopedic collection, its exhibitions, its programs, and to serve as a community resource for art research. The successful hire will be expected to help us fulfill our mission by managing and overseeing the Library’s cataloging and technical services activities, both essential to user discovery and access.

This position offers a unique opportunity to oversee cataloging and preservation activities, manage the Library’s electronic resources, and to facilitate the migration to a new Library Management System.

Summary: To manage and oversee the library’s cataloging and technical services activities, including quality control of bibliographic records, cataloging materials in multiple formats, creating original MARC records, and maintaining electronic resources.

To manage the library’s processing and general preservation activities, liaise with relevant consortial and institutional teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing key technical services areas as they pertain to automation, cataloging, electronic resources, and serials
  • Establishing goals, developing processing workflows and procedures, preparing plans and projects, compiling statistics, and supporting the integration of new technologies
  • Applying library cataloging standards and procedures according to current best practices. Providing original and complex cataloging of library materials in all languages and formats
  • Employing strong knowledge of web-based applications for library resource management
  • Contributing to inter-departmental and cross-divisional planning activities related to web-based content management systems, cataloging and metadata creation
  • Liaising with MOBIUS consortium partners in matters pertaining to technical services and cataloging
  • Managing life cycle of Library’s electronic resources, communicating with vendors, and resolving access issues
  • Overseeing collection maintenance activities, including physical processing, stacks maintenance, and preservation
  • Providing skilled reference and technical services to staff and the general public
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head Librarian

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of two years post-MLIS library cataloging experience for the assistant level and a minimum of four years post-MLIS library cataloging experience for the associate level. Experience in the use and management of networked cataloging utilities, integrated library systems (ILS) or library management systems (LMS). Working knowledge of national cataloging standards; ability to catalog library materials in multiple languages and formats. Background in archaeology, material culture, museum studies or art history, experience performing fine arts reference services.

Additional Details:

Minimum of Range: Assistant Level: $21.71/hour. Associate Level: $50,792/annually.

Status: Regular full-time (37.5 hours/week)

The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.

The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience, without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Posted 3/14/2024

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Chief Executive, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City Public Library (Missouri) (“Library”) is seeking a dynamic and visionary Chief Executive to collaboratively develop and implement the Library's strategic vision. In partnership with the Board of Trustees (“Board”), the Chief Executive ensures the fulfillment of the Library’s mission and its future success, while promoting and supporting the highest level of customer service. A forward-thinking leader will operate with a high degree of autonomy, expertly communicate, and problem-solve while keeping the Board and other stakeholders appropriately apprised of both internal conditions and external developments. The Library has been recognized nationally for over 15 years for its presentations of signature events in library facilities, often in cooperation with major regional institutions and independent bookstores, bringing new and diverse groups into the Library for topical and timely programs. Located in the center of a bi-state metropolitan area with a population of over 2.2 million, the Kansas City Public Library is its own taxing jurisdiction with a main Central Library, nine other physical branches, a digital branch, and an established outreach program reaching over 250,000 people. Library highlights include the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library and vibrant and welcoming branch locations. With 236 FTE and a $30 million annual budget, the next leader will focus attention on institutional culture, developing and implementing the Library’s next strategic plan, developing professional relationships with staff and other stakeholders, promoting collaborative partnerships through civic engagement; and defining and develop an effective internal organizational structure. In addressing the needs of the Library’s service district, the Chief Executive will champion diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) within the Library and the community to ensure that the Library is a welcoming and supportive environment for all community members. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be comfortable and effective in fundraising activities, and through knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for library services, demonstrate a personal passion for the mission and work of libraries.

As would be expected, several of the Library’s current initiatives address challenges and opportunities related to its service district including social justice, immigrant services, addressing the digital divide, social services, and physical security within and adjacent to its branches. The Library has begun a comprehensive review of the capacities and locations of its existing 10 locations relative to community needs and new requirements. Other initiatives include collection development, especially digital materials and services, and the promotion and use of internet technologies to augment physical branches and materials.

Situated on Missouri's western border with Kansas, near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Kansas City is often recognized for its affordability and quality of life with over 240 distinctive, eclectic neighborhoods. Rich with cultural experiences such as museums, theaters, public parks, and festivals and music clubs highlighting the local tradition of jazz music and the blues. The City sponsors several professional sports teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals.

Responsibilities: Provide leadership to achieve the mission and goals of the Library by implementing system-wide strategic planning, development, and evaluation of all library services. Oversees all functions of the library system, including public and support services, fundraising campaigns, facility renovations and expansions, finance, human resources, support of emerging technology, and public relations. Establishes and leads a Diversity Equity and Inclusion vision in partnership with the executive leadership team that fosters a culture of continuous learning, feedback, and best practices. Formulates or revises policies and procedures affecting the library's operations; directs and works with senior leadership in matters related to the library; advises and supports the Library Board of Trustees in the board’s governing role through the development of appropriate policies for institutional and board governance, development of reports and other information and provision of Library Board orientation, ongoing training, and professional involvement. Provides leadership in library advocacy and community outreach through public relations strategies, regular and frequent contact with news media, and delivery of presentations to community groups on library issues. The Chief Executive participates in community and professional activities and boards and cultivates effective professional relationships with local government and legislative bodies, library staff and management, professional and institutional organizations, state and national library organizations, educational institutions at all levels, and the community at large. Additional responsibilities and information are included in the job description on our website linked below.

Qualifications: Qualifications include an advanced degree in library sciences (preferred), public administration, or a related field, plus either three years of supervisory experience at a senior management level in a complex organization or three years of executive leadership experience in the operation of a medium to large organization. Alternative education, experience and qualifications may be considered.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $190,000 - $215,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates ( Apply via our application portal ( with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments. This position closes on Sunday, April 7, 2024.

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Posted 3/4/2024

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