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

Full-time director position available at the Green Forest Public Library in Green Forest, Arkansas. 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 desirable.

To apply, mail or email letter of intent, resume and references to Library Director Search Committee c/o April Griffith, 44 Kingshighway, Ste. A3, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.

All inquiries should be directed to April Griffith 870-423-5300 or

Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2023.

The Carroll County Library Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Electronic Resources Strategist, University of Missouri Libraries, Columbia, MO

The University of Missouri Libraries seek a creative and collaborative librarian to oversee the University of Missouri System Electronic Resources Cooperative Office (UMECO). The position is responsible for managing the acquisition, renewal, and cancellation of e-resources on behalf of the libraries of the UM System. This includes negotiation and ongoing administration of licenses, contracts, budgets, and pricing. UMECO consists of four employees, and this position supervises the other three employees in the unit. This position reports to the AUL for ACTS at the University of Missouri Libraries in Columbia, MO. Options for hybrid work are available.

Description of Duties

  • Budget and purchase system-wide electronic resources for the four UM campus libraries, for each individual campus in the UM System, and for affiliated organizations.
  • Coordinate and monitor shared funding arrangements.
  • Negotiate licensing agreements with publishers and other content providers to secure terms that meet UMECO values and goals and comply with UM System policies and procedures. Work with UM System General Counsel, Accounting, and IT as needed.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of guidelines for standard license terms.
  • Establish ongoing relationships with vendors, publishers, members, and affiliates as a primary point of contact to manage e-resource collections and meet system needs.
  • Contribute to maintenance of Electronic Resources Management Systems (ERMS), currently FOLIO and ConsortiaManager.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings, resource sharing, or collection quality improvements. Make recommendations for system-wide collection development planning.
  • Serve as liaison to related projects, committees, task forces, and the Collections Development and Reference Services Committee (MCDRSC).
  • Provide budget plans, research, analysis, and data as requested by UM System libraries.
  • Enhance and maintain UMECO communication methods to disseminate information to the system libraries.
  • Provide support on e-resources for libraries, working with vendors, librarians, and UM/MU internal offices to resolve problems on issues such as abuse, access, and availability of resources.
  • Maintain awareness of the industry in all matters relating to the position including open access and transformative agreements.
  • Supervise, hire, evaluate, and train three employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA.

Candidates will also be evaluated on the following

  • Experience in some aspect of licensing, vendor negotiations, acquisitions, or library consortia. Preferably, 2+ years experience, including electronic resources licensing in an academic or consortia environment.
  • Experience with fiscal management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to both lead and work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership experience and ability to promote teamwork, with the ability to foster collaborative relationships and provide creative and dynamic leadership.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with electronic resources licensing in an academic or consortia environment.


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

  • Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500
  • Librarian II, negotiable from $56,500
  • Librarian III, negotiable from $64,000

For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at:

Application Materials

Apply online at with Job ID 48969. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application.

Application review begins October 16, 2023, but will accept applications until position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

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

Values Commitment

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

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

Know Your Rights

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

About Columbia and the University

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

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

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

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

University of Missouri - Columbia

University of Missouri Libraries

Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

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Outreach Youth Library Associate (2 Openings) – Mobile Services, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Outreach Youth Librarian in collaboration with the Mobile Services Manager and the Youth and Family Engagement department, this position plays a key role in the expansion the Library's outreach efforts to build a dynamic presence across the community. Engages children, youth, and families where they are by conducting youth programming at various community locations, providing outreach services to youth in the community, and partnering with youth-serving organizations.

Basic Information

· This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $19.51 including excellent benefits.

· There are two openings available.

· Positions open until filled.

What You’d Do

· Serve as an embedded youth library associate at events relevant to community outreach and mobile services, including bookmobile stops; showcases Library resources and promotes Library services.

· Provide and promote youth programs ranging from storytimes to STEAM programming and teen activities at community sites visited by children and families, such as shelters, parks, after-school programs, health care facilities, housing developments, and juvenile detention.

· Support the development and maintenance of youth- and family-focused reading spaces at partner organizations.

· Identify new community partners and events by monitoring local news sources and social media channels, collaborating with branch and outreach staff members, and participating in relevant stakeholder group meetings. Maintain connections with existing partners through routine communication.

· Participate in the planning and implementation of system-wide programming for youth.

· Drive a 23-foot youth programming vehicle to and from outreach locations across Kansas City.

· Perform other related work and undertake special projects as assigned.


· An ability to create a welcoming environment for youth and their families in community settings and to provide engaging and effective library services.

· Outstanding customer service and engagement skills with strong understanding of trauma-informed service.

· An ability to plan and present programs for mixed-age groups of children in varied settings.

· The ability to maintain connections with organizations in the service area that serve youth and create new partnering opportunities.

· The desire and ability to work with diverse populations (i.e. age, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.) with a desire to help close the learning opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect youth of color and those living in poverty.

· Flexibility, which includes a willingness to readily respond to changing circumstances and expectations and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

· Ability to speak and understand English is required. Ability to speak Spanish highly desirable. Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in the Kansas City area including Somali, Swahili, Arabic, French, Dari, Pashto, and Vietnamese.

· Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a Missouri Class E driver’s license or equivalent.

· Able to lift 30 lbs.

· Minimum requirements include a desire to work with youth.


The schedule is primarily Tuesday 9:30 AM-7:30 PM, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM– 6:30 PM, Fridays 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, and a half-day Saturday to cover events. Schedule can flex on weeks without a Saturday event. Helping with system-wide events will occasionally require additional evening or weekend hours.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Archives and Outreach Librarian, Stafford Library at Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Archives and Outreach Librarian

Department: Stafford Library

Location: Columbia, MO

Type: Staff, Full-time

Pay: $39,000-$43,000 per year (Pay range may vary based on geographic location)

Diversity Statement:

Columbia College is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. The college maintains a safe place for open discourse; supports activities that promote diversity and inclusion; and overall, fosters a sense of community that welcomes everyone.

Job Summary:

The Archives and Outreach Librarian manages, develops, and encourages the use of the college’s archives and library resources. This position will be responsible for all future archival collection development and material deselection. Importantly, this position will play a key role in evaluating existing collections in the College’s archives and deselecting items no longer useful to the collection, with an eye towards creating a more concise and strategic collection. The Archives and Outreach Librarian will work with partners throughout the college and community to promote all library and archival resources through general outreach, research and circulations duties, and library instruction.

Essential Functions:

· Responsible for the organization, retrieval, and display of items in the archives, including the institutional repository.

· Oversee the ongoing deselection of archival materials no longer relevant to the collection.

· Create a strategic plan, policies, and process to assist with archival collection development, including ongoing deselection.

· Assist faculty in developing research topics and providing access to Stafford Library & Archives’ materials for student assignments, projects, or displays.

· Provide research assistance to college and public users using all Stafford Library & Archives resources

· Supervise access to the Archives’ materials and arrange loans to other cultural institutions.

· Receive archival items, research and record the origins and historical significance of materials, and communicate when necessary with donors.

· Attend meetings and events to promote use of Stafford Library & Archives’ services and materials to create and maintain college and community alliances.

· Manage the institutional digital repository and the ongoing digitization of archival materials

· Train, supervise, and direct activities of student assistants, interns, volunteers, and others to assist in handling, arranging, cataloging, exhibiting, and maintaining Stafford Library & Archives materials.

· Liaise with assigned academic departments regarding library instruction, library collection development, and creation of subject and course guides.

· Perform general research and circulation duties.

· Gather, compile, and present relevant statistics to administration.

· Participate in Columbia College & MOBIUS consortium committees and state library organizations, as appropriate.

· Perform job duties in accordance with Columbia College’s vision, mission and values, and contributes to the development of the Stafford Library Department.

· Practice superior customer service.

· Fulfill additional responsibilities as assigned.

· Attend work timely and on a regular basis during the established hours of operation; work additional hours as business necessitates.

Supervisory Responsibility: Yes, Student Assistants, interns and/or volunteers

Position reports to: Director, Library & Content Strategy

Required Core Competencies and Professional Experience:

· Ability to fluently read, write, and understand the English language.

· Proficiency with the following, but not limited to: active listening; speaking; writing; critical thinking; judgment and decision making; monitoring; reading comprehension; time management; coordination; and management of personnel resources.

· Proficiency for using a variety of computer and technology-related software and equipment, including Microsoft Office products and database systems.

· Proficiency in using web-based technologies, including database systems.

· Ability to work independently and in a team environment, with or without direct supervision.

· Excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, and organizational skills.

· An ALA Accredited Master’s degree in Library Science

Preferred Core Competencies and Professional Experience:

· Coursework or training in archival practices and procedures.

· Supervisory experience.

Required Level of Education: Master’s In: Library Science

Other Requirements: Ability to satisfy, within the parameters set by the College and consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

Special Requirements (if any): Ability to work occasional evening and weekends.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals seeking accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department without delay. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, talk, and hear. The employee is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crawl. Employee must be able to type on a computer keyboard and use a computer monitor on a regular basis.

Work Conditions: The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions; however, possible exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safety may occur while operating certain equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild.

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive of every duty and responsibility required by the employee in the position.

Eligibility for employee benefits and perks is determined by employment status. For more information please see

The offer of employment and assignment to duties is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. The information may include, but is not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, attendance, disciplinary, employment history, credit history, driving history, and criminal history of public record.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer.

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Department of Campus Safety for Columbia College has provided the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and crime statistics for the main campus and venues nationwide.

Columbia College is required to distribute this information to all current and prospective employees and students. Please follow the link below for the full report or contact Human Resources at 573-875-7495 for a printed copy.

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Substitute Library Assistant (24 hours per week), Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO

POSITION: Substitute Library Assistant

LOCATION: Springfield-Greene County Library District – All Branches

DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications

SALARY: $13.02 per hour


This is a part-time position, approximately 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open. This position will require work in any of the library branches and departments. 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 completion of a High school diploma or GED. 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 then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit college transcript through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to 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.


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
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  • 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: Substitute Library Assistant

Classification: Part Time

Track: Library Worker II

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

● Works on an on-call basis as needed, travels to all branches in Greene County as needed

● Routinely checks for schedule requests

● Responds promptly to schedule requests

● May work in any public service department in any branch as needed

● Routinely checks-in, checks-out, and renews library materials

● Issues and renews library cards

● Assists patrons voter registration

● Assists patrons with reader's advisory, information and location of library materials

● Assists and instructs patrons in the use of patron access to computers, copy machines, and other electronic resources and reference materials

● Collects overdue fines, book deposits and other fees, and issues receipts

● Routine filing and reshelving

● Routine keyboard work, computer and typing

● Routine telephone communication with public and other branches or departments

● Light copy machine maintenance

● 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.


● High school diploma or GED

● Public service experience

● Library experience is preferred

Skills/Job Knowledge

● Basic knowledge of computer and keyboard skills, ability to type 35 wpm

● Good communicative skills, oral and written

● Basic knowledge of circulation, reference, and library functions

● Routine clerical and filing skills

● Adaptability


● Supervised by Human Resources Director

Physical Demands

● Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height

● Displays good coordination and mobility

● Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.

● Uninterrupted standing and walking for lengthy periods

Working Environment

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

Miscellaneous Requirement

● 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

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.

I have the required credentials and experience stated herein.

I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Name: __________________________________________________________

Signed: ________________________________ Date: ___________________

Accommodation Requested: ________________________________________

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Youth Services Assistant, St. Louis Public Library - Walnut Park, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library's Walnut Park Library is seeking a Youth Services Assistant to support its Youth Services team. Our ideal candidate is approachable and comfortable working with children of all ages. The Youth Services Assistant will engage children, teens, and families, and enhance their experience at the Library. This position will provide individual assistance and homework help to young customers, as well as implement key Library initiatives like 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Summer Challenge. This position advances the Library's mission by ensuring that all young people who visit the Library feel welcomed and supported. This is a regular part-time role, 20 hours per week, that can be a great first step towards a career in libraries.

In this role you will:

  • Ensure all young people feel welcome at the Library.
  • Build rapport with young customers to enrich their Library experience.
  • Assist in facilitation of regularly scheduled youth programming activities, including programs and camps.
  • Promote and implement key Library programs like 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
  • Help children and teens master homework assignments.
  • Read books to young customers.
  • Provide reference assistance to customers.
  • Support with daily circulation tasks.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to work with children and their caregivers.
  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Comfortable providing homework support to children of all ages
  • Able to supervise children and teen use of the Library, including setting boundaries and redirecting children and teens as needed
  • Comfortable supporting with group activities

You will need to have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience working with children in a professional setting
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills
  • Able to learn Google Workspace (Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail)

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $12.90 per hour (for 20 hours/week)
  • Paid sick and personal leave
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Professional development opportunities


Monday through Wednesday 2-6 pm, every other Friday or Saturday 8:40 am-5:10 pm, hours subject to change.

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 16 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About Walnut Park:

  • Originally opened in 1917 as a mini-branch located on 5553 Robin Ave. It relocated to 5778 West Florissant Avenue in 1928, before moving to its present location at 5760 West Florissant Avenue in 1972. A complete renovation was performed in 2000.
  • Collection size approximation is 12,500 items (includes juvenile, adult, and audio-visual materials)
  • Auditorium with built-in project and audiovisual connectivity
  • Services include: Mobileprint, Curbside, Printer/Copier, WiFi

About the neighborhood:

The Walnut Park Branch is located in the historic Walnut Park East neighborhood and near the boundary line of Walnut Park West. Not far from the Library are two notable burial grounds, Cavalry and Bellefontaine Cemetery. Several prominent persons are buried in these cemeteries, including Dred Scott, General William T. Sherman, Adolphus Busch, Thomas Hart Benton, Rush Limbaugh and William S. Burroughs. The surrounding neighborhood is still very much alive. The West Florissant Business Association actively promotes local entrepreneurs and small business start-ups. The Library remains a prominent anchor in the surrounding community.

To apply:

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

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Director of Jannes Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

POSITION TITLE: Director of the Jannes Library
DIVISION:        Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT:    Library
REPORTS TO:        Associate Vice President, Institutional Assessment Academic Affairs
CATEGORY:        Exempt
DATE:        November 2023
SALARY:        $65,000 - $68,000


The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) seeks nominations and applications for a creative, transformative, and dynamic leader for its next Director of the Jannes Library. This position is an excellent opportunity for a thoughtful, pragmatic, and inclusive leader to provide strategic vision and leadership, expert day-to-day management of people and processes, and collections expertise appropriate to the depth and breadth of KCAI’s noted collections. KCAI seeks an individual who can collaboratively design new and innovative services that demonstrate the value of its distinctive collections to the intellectual work of a global community of scholars, teachers, creative practitioners, and the broader public.

NARRATIVE GENERAL DESCRIPTION Responsible for all aspects of library collections, budget, services, personnel, and facilities including direct services for students, faculty and staff, technical services, and special collections. Responsible for the ongoing development and promotion of instructional resources to meet the needs and interests of the campus community, and to support the mission of the college. Collaborates in long range planning for the library and the college.  Represents the college’s interests in the local and national library communities.  

●    Minimum of three to five years’ library experience at the director level required
●    Working knowledge of MARC format for bibliographic records; working knowledge of RDA and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules currently in use.
●    Masters’ degree in library science from an American Library Association-accredited program required

●    Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in art history; or a BFA with art history coursework
●    Previous library experience in a collegiate environment.

EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets

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Library Director, Cass County Public Library, Harrisonville, MO

The Cass County Public Library is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Library Director. As the Library Director, you will lead a team of dedicated staff to provide exceptional library services to our community. Your passion for literature, commitment to education, and innovative thinking will be vital in managing our library's resources, implementing strategic plans, and engaging with our community.

The Library Director will have a strong sense of financial responsibility and business acumen as they will play a crucial role in managing our annual revenue and ensuring the effective utilization of resources. The Library Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the library and carries out the mission of the library under the direction of the Board of Trustees.

The passage of the Proposition L tax levy increase has given the library opportunities to expand current services and create new services for the Cass County community. Cass County Public Library has an annual revenue of $5m and provides library services to approximately 110,000 residents through 6 locations, a bookmobile, an express library kiosk, and a Genealogy branch. After having completed a staff compensation study, and adopting a new Strategic Plan, the library has a strong foundation to continue its growth into the future.

Your experience in library management, commitment to excellence, and ability to inspire and manage a diverse team will contribute to our library's continued success. If you are passionate about libraries and have the required qualifications, we welcome your application. Full job description available upon request. Please send a resume and completed application to: Open until 12/13/2023.

Qualifications/Position Requirements

MLS (Master of Library Science) or MPA (Master of Public Administration)

OR, an equivalent combination of specific library-related workshops and training, or related education and experience.


·       Health insurance

·       Dental Insurance

·       Vision insurance

·       Life insurance

·       Paid time off

·       Retirement plan

Salary Range: $84000 - $94500

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Institutional Repository Librarian, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, MOng>

Position Summary: Institutional Repository Librarian (Apply Here)

The Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University is seeking an outgoing, creative, and service-oriented individual to serve in the newly created position of Institutional Repository Librarian. Collaborating with a wide range of colleagues in the library and across a welcoming university campus representing more than 100 countries, the successful candidate will have primary responsibility for launching, maintaining, and enhancing Arkansas State University's institutional repository using Digital Commons. The Institutional Repository Librarian will collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly output of Arkansas State University faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will have the flexibility to help define this position as part of the Library's Research and Educational Support Department, and must possess a strong blend of public service and technical skills. They will serve as the primary spokesperson and champion of the Institutional Repository.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages and develops workflows and best practices for collecting, ingesting, and preserving the research and creative works of students, faculty, and researchers
  • Acts as a liaison for the repository to faculty, researchers, and students throughout Arkansas State University; advocates for the retention of author rights; and serves as a resource for copyright questions
  • Promotes the institutional repository to the campus community and solicits content from university constituents and stakeholders
  • Creates and updates institutional repository policies, procedures, and other necessary documentation in consultation with colleagues within Dean B. Ellis Library and Arkansas State University
  • Ensures the institutional repository materials are discoverable via multiple online platforms
  • Provides the library and university faculty, researchers, and students with information, training, and assistance in depositing materials into the institutional repository
  • Works with the Metadata Librarian and head of Archives and Special Collections to develop appropriate workflows and schemas for ingesting and maintaining data and digital materials
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge of and experience with accessibility best practices for digital documents

Experience with mark-up languages including XHTML, XML

Current knowledge of background, trends, and best practices in institutional repositories with the ability to articulate a strategic vision for institutional repositories in a rapidly evolving library landscape

Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with department staff, librarians, and various university personnel

Project management skills including prioritizing workload, managing a variety of tasks, and completing projects in a timely manner

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Additional hours as requested and/or needed

Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Participation in state and national library networks is encouraged

Membership and participation in local, state and national professional organizations is expected

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience with publishing platforms, open source

Knowledge of and experience with the full life cycle of publishing, including copyright, author agreements, and publisher self-archiving policies

Knowledge of relevant metadata schemas, i.e. Dublin Core, EAD

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree

Experience with library digital repositories

Proposed Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience.

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

>This position supervises adult programming, technology training librarian, and reference services. Provides professional library services to the public. Must have an MLS from ALA-accredited program. Provides leadership for the library's reference and reader's advisory services. Advanced courses in appropriate specialized fields are desirable, two years library experience, two years supervisory experience. Must have a high degree of customer service, management, and conflict resolution skills to work with patrons of all ages and library staff, community groups and library donors.


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

Salary: $48,776.04

Missouri River Regional Library is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, M/F/D/V.

Employment applications may be obtained at the Circulation Desk; or Library website

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2023 @ 5:00 P.M.

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Senior Services Supervisor/Assistant Manager, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Senior Services Supervisor/Assistant Manager

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Mobile Services Manager, the Senior Services Supervisor/Assistant Manager leads the Senior Services team and works as second in charge of managing daily operations at the Mobile Services Facility. As the supervisor for the Senior Services team, this position builds structures and processes to support the growing delivery of services to our senior patrons. The position works closely with outside organizations to deliver services and build partnerships in the community that support services to our senior patrons. The position provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.  This position will serve as the liaison between the Mobile Services and Library Collections departments.

Other Things You Should Know

This is a full-time exempt position. The starting salary is $52,613 plus excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as second in command of Mobile Services daily operations.
  • Supervises the Mobile Services senior services programs.
  • Build partnerships in the community to expand Senior Services programs.
  • Provides direct service to the organizations and partners that serve seniors, building Library presences and patron engagement in the senior service sector.
  • Provides readers advisory, viewers, and listeners assistance to Library patrons.
  • Works with Mobile Services Manager to develop programs and engage community partners to provide services to meet the needs of existing patrons and to attract new patrons.
  • Works with other Library departments to facilitate access to services and information.
  • Schedules staff, substitutes, and volunteers to ensure adequate staffing for senior services programs. Resolves issues and notifies Mobile Services Manager or assigned manager of impact to services or personnel.
  • Maintains a safe, secure, and inclusive environment, completing incident reports and making management aware of trends.
  • Facilitates basic circulation and registration services to assure patrons ready access to library materials. Performs circulation control duties, management, and workflow. Assigns collection maintenance tasks and ensures proper workflows.
  • Participates in hiring, training, and evaluating staff to ensure the Library staff can give the highest quality service.
  • Coordinates with supervisor to ensure proper staff coverage. This may include adjusting or augmenting your own schedule if other staff cannot be found to provide coverage.
  • Ensure effective, courteous working relationship between staff and Library patrons and resolves patron issues using the Library's customer service philosophy.
  • Performs office tasks to maintain the effective execution of departmental activities.
  • Serves as the liaison between the Mobile Services and Library Collections departments.

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with staff and public.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work effectively and supervise personnel.
  • Working knowledge of current library practices.
  • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills.
  • Ability to work during all hours of department operations should staffing needs arise.
  • Ability to speak and understand English is required, additional consideration will be give to individuals that are proficient in any non-English languages spoken in Jackson County, MO including Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Arabic, and Swahili.
  • Ability to be bonded to provide notary services.
  • Ability to obtain a Missouri Class E License or equivalent. Must have an acceptable driving record and willingness to drive Library Fleet Vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in library/information science or equivalent combination of education, work experience with emphasis on public services, and life experience.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at . Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Career Specialist, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

Career Specialist – October 2023


Reporting to the Community Specialists Manager, the Career Specialist is responsible for engaging in the local career and employment ecosystem with the goal of supporting all Kansas Citians, and especially persons in marginalized groups, in the areas of career and skill development. In pursuit of that goal, acts as a consultant and resource within the Library, with individuals, and in the community so that community needs are supported. 

Other Things You Should Know

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

Job Duties

  • Functions as Library’s expert in job readiness and career development resources and initiatives.
  • Plans, implements, evaluates, and collaborates on workforce development information and programming for the Library system. Teaches staff and patrons about career development resources and programs.
  • Plans and actively participates in community meetings, tabling events, fairs, and other events relating to job and career readiness.
  • Works with branches to establish relationships and encourage participation in Library career and job readiness initiatives.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with others in the workforce development community.
  • Consults with and provides recommendations to Collection Development related to career and job readiness resources.
  • Curates and maintains content for the Digital Branch and the Library’s social media platforms.
  • As needed, leads and/or mentors volunteers as needed.
  • Serves as a test proctor, managing communication and appointment coordination with test-takers and institutions.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to create and implement engaging informational presentations to groups and individuals as well as effective educational materials in multiple formats.
  • Ability to communicate in an effective, empathetic, and culturally sensitive manner with colleagues and members of the public. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective healthy relationships with Library staff, professionals in other organizations, community groups and community members. 
  • Possession of strong facilitation and moderation skills
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library work, particularly reference services
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize work responsibilities.
  • Intermediate computer skills. Specific skills should include Microsoft Office products, particularly Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Previous experience with Canva helpful but not required.  
  • Preferred qualifications include possession of a network of workforce or career development contacts in the greater metropolitan community.
  • Ability to speak and understand English is required. Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish is preferred, fluency will be more highly preferred. Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in the Kansas City area including Somali, Swahili, Spanish, Arabic, French, Dari, Pashto, and Vietnamese.
  • Minimum requirements include master’s degree in library or information science, education, social work, or other related field. This requirement may also be met by an equivalent combination of education, work experience, and life experience.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Director, Camden County Library District, Camdenton, MO

Camden County Library District Job Opening

Lake of the Ozarks Missouri

Position: Director


Location: 89 Rodeo Rd., Camdenton, MO 65020

Central Missouri has something for everyone. Camden County possesses Lake of the Ozarks natural beauty, with rural living, agricultural communities, and metropolises remaining reasonably accessible. Camden County’s industry, retail, tourism, and retirement community continue to grow. The four area high schools’ ACT scores are consistently competitive with state, and national averages. The area has two technical career centers, a four year liberal arts college extension campus, and a satellite community college. The region provides outstanding quality of life combined with low cost of living. Comprehensive local health care services are provided by a state designated Level III trauma facility.


The CCLD seeks a director who will efficiently, and safely serve a population of 42,745 with approximately 32 employees, and the latest annual budget of approximately 1.9m.

Job Description:

The ideal candidate will possess a master's degree in library science, a bachelor's degree with a business, or finance minor (as a plus), and at least five years of professional experience working in a public library. Equivalency of education and experience will be considered. Experience should include proven success with supervision of staff through effective interpersonal collaboration and problem solving skills. The candidate must also possess a broad knowledge of library principles and practices, library technologies and advances.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications. Comprehensive benefits are also available.

To apply successfully, send a meaningful cover letter and resume via email to CCLD Board of Trustees President Vicky Simbro,, and Vicki Granneman, Submit all inquiries to both emails.

Accepting Resumes beginning October 2, 2023 until position filled.

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Assistant Branch Manager – Westport, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, 

Assistant Branch Manager – Westport

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Plaza and Westport Sr. Manager, manages daily operations at the Branch Library. Assists the assigned Manager with the operation and maintenance of the branch and assumes the responsibilities of the Branch Manager in their absence to provide quality library service to all Library patrons. The position also works closely with outside organizations to deliver programs and build partnerships. The position provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability level, or background.

Other Things You Should Know

Full-time exempt position. Starting salary is $49,137 plus excellent benefits. The basic schedule is Mon-Thurs 9-6 and Friday 8:30-5:00 with some Saturdays required: additional hours will sometimes be required at this or another branch. Position open until filled.

Job Duties

  • Schedules staff, substitutes, and volunteers while monitoring attendance to ensure adequate staffing. Approves time sheets for assigned staff. Resolves issues and notifies Plaza and Westport Sr. Manager of impact to services or personnel.
  • Supervises assigned staff to ensure productivity and quality of service.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and inclusive environment, completing incident reports and making management aware of trends and issues.
  • Facilitates basic circulation and registration services to assure patrons ready access to library materials: charges and discharges library materials; issues library cards; collects fees; clears patron records; explains and interprets circulation and conduct policies and procedures; pulls unclaimed reserves.
  • As the Westport Branch is a facility designated by the Department of State to accept and process United States Passport applications, serves as the Passport Facility Manager. Assures smooth operation of the function, orders passport supplies, answers questions (if any) from the Department of State, and trains new staff in the processing function. 
  • Performs circulation and collection maintenance control duties: maintains and troubleshoots self-check machines, schedules a regular shelf reading schedule, and monitors Library displays and merchandising
  • Works with other Library departments to facilitate access to services and information.
  • Schedules and provides public training sessions in the use of Library resources, computers, digital devices and other resources and equipment available to patrons. Assesses the need of such trainings and adjusts to best suit the community's need.
  • Provides research assistance to patrons using all resources available in the Library as well as accessing outside resources.
  • Provides reading, viewing, and listening advisory assistance to library patrons.
  • Works with the Plaza and Westport Sr. Manager and engages community partners to develop programs and provide services to meet the needs of existing patrons and to attract new patrons.
  • Participates in hiring, training, and evaluating staff to ensure the Library staff can give the highest quality service.
  • Ensures effective, courteous working relationship with all Library patrons; resolves patron issues using the Library’s customer service policy.
  • Performs office tasks such as preparing and submitting deposits, ordering supplies, and other organizational tasks.

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with staff and public.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work effectively and supervise personnel.
  • Working knowledge of current library practices.
  • Demonstrated Intermediate computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow oral and/or written instructions.
  • Able to work at any KC Public Library location.
  • Meet guidelines of National Passport Office and maintain Passport Agent Certification.
  • Ability to speak and understand English is required. Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish is preferred, fluency will be more highly preferred. Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in the Kansas City area including Somali, Swahili, Spanish, Arabic, French, Dari, Pashto, and Vietnamese. 
  • Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library/information science or equivalent combination of education, work experience with emphasis on public service, and life experience.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at  Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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