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  • 16 Oct 2019 12:15 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Teen Programmer- Full time public service position at the Main Library, in the Level 4 Teen Center of the Youth Services Department.  Seeking a dynamic and energetic teen programmer to provide programming for children ages 12-19, special events, and outreach.  In addition to programming, the employee will be responsible for coordinating teen volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, and further developing the teen volunteer program.  The employee must demonstrate excellent customer service to library patrons of all ages, attend all training inservices and travel to and from outreach visits.  Ideal candidate will be team oriented, have experience working with teens, and have some knowledge of young adult literature as well as video games and gaming platforms.  Some evenings and weekends are required.  Salary range starts at $12.32 per hour with excellent benefits.  Please send resume and application to Youth Services manager Amanda Ferguson at  Position open until filled.

  • 14 Oct 2019 10:02 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    LIBRARY SPECIALIST/SYSTEM SERIALS MANAGER- Full-time 40 hours/week public service position at the Main Library in the Information Services Department.  Seeking a motivated, enthusiastic applicant with excellent customer skills and  great attention to detail.  Essential duties includes training new and existing staff on serials management, managing the Serials collection for the system, binding collections of periodicals as needed, checking materials in and out, answering patron questions, registering patrons for library cards, information searching and shelving.  Familiarity with technology, digital media, and ability to do instructional assistance on devices preferred. Candidate must be technology savvy, willing to work with a diverse staff and have prior experience working in a library.  Schedule will include some nights and weekends.  Salary range starts at $11.55 per hour, plus excellent benefits.  Please send application and resume to Aldo Botti at  Position will be open until filled.



  • 14 Oct 2019 9:20 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Adult Programmer – Full-time public service position at Thompson Library. Seeking energetic, flexible, team-oriented applicant with a strong commitment to public service to create and implement adult programs and provide outreach to those in our service area. Responsibilities include planning in-branch and outreach programs for adults, creating displays, designing printed and digital materials and promotions, working public service desk, answering patron questions, information searching, and shelving. Excellent communication, technology and customer service skills are required. Must be able to work well with adults and children, and cooperatively with staff and public. Experience with adult programming, familiarity with adult literature and popular media desirable. Must be able to work some nights and weekends, travel to outreach events, push, pull and lift at least 25 lbs. without assistance.  Pay range starts at $12.32 per hour.  Submit resume and application to: Delphine Durst,  This position closes October 21.


  • 20 Sep 2019 9:31 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    We are now accepting applications for Outreach Librarian. We are a busy community college library with a team approach to library services. Teaching and reference are a required part of each librarians duties. We encourage new MLIS graduates and current MLIS students to apply. Feel free to contact Gwen Dobbs at with any questions.
  • 12 Sep 2019 8:39 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Here is the full job description for this position: Children's Librarian Position.pdf.

  • 26 Aug 2019 9:52 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)



    1. Provide advanced research assistance, readers' advisory, technical assistance and excellent frontline customer service.
    1. Create, develop, implement and evaluate multiple high-quality, youth programs for children birth through 18, including a multi-week summer reading program and a literary festival involving community partners. Participate in management of $50,000+ annual departmental programming budget, and with department offer approximately 200 diverse programs annually.  Programming emphasis is for kids ages 11-18 (middle and secondary levels).
    1. Select and purchase materials for assigned library collections. Monitor and manage a print and electronic materials budget of approximately $50,000 annually, ensuring collection areas are balanced, relevant and responsive to community needs.
    1. Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule.
    1. Oversee and administer one or more specialized Youth Services work activities, including but not limited to teen lock-ins, workshops or classes with multiple sessions, STEAM programming and technology, and other engaging, creative and relevant programs.
    1. Speak instruct and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences of all ages (up to 750+ participants). In general, promote library use in the community.
    1. Manage web content proficiently with appropriate tools.
    1. Monitor the work of departmental volunteers. Provide assistance to colleagues.
    1. Pursue professional development, which may include travel, to keep informed of current and emerging library trends.
    1. Serve as manager-in-charge of the Youth Services Department and/or the facilities as necessary.
    1. Staff other public service desks as assigned.
    1. Research and develop grant proposals to enhance and expand library services.
    1. Create print and web bibliographies, user guides and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs.
    1. Evaluate outreach being offered, prioritizing underserved groups and look for new opportunities to extend library services within the service area.
    1. Maintain connection with schools and specifically middle and high school librarians, seeking to support their work and promote our services within their schools, thus extending the reach of both the school and public library.
    1. Serve on and/or chair library committees.
    1. Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
    1. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.


    Graduate degree (MLS/ MLIS), plus 3 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Minimum qualifications:

    MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; or a master's degree in a related field; or a bachelor's degree plus concurrent enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree program and at least 1 year experience working directly with children and teens in a library or educational setting; or commensurate education and experience.


    The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

    Moderate diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which are not as varied as those positions with high-level diversity and decision- making.

    While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; frequently required to reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.


    Other Skills and Abilities:

    1. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Must love working with children.
    2. Creativity and awareness of community needs to design and implement library services for youth.
    3. Strong organizational and time management skills.
    4. Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.
    5. Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines
    6. Must love children and have knowledge of children’s and teen literature.

    Exempt: No


    $16.50 - $18.97 per hour, commensurate with experience

    To APPLY, Visit to download an application. 

    Please send completed application, résumé and cover letter to: Lindsi Huffaker, HR Manager, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Alternatively, you may email completed application, résumé and cover letter to Lindsi at:

  • 22 Aug 2019 6:38 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seek an experienced, user-centered, visionary leader with extensive knowledge of library public services, including best practices and latest trends in the evolving role of academic libraries. Through effective and efficient leadership, the successful candidate will plan, prioritize, implement, and evaluate public services and initiatives, establish policies and procedures, and coordinate operational activities related to public services of the MSU Libraries.    

    The ability to foster a positive environment of effective communication and collaboration with organizational staff and faculty through a consultative team approach is required.

    This is a full-time professional position, reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries and supervising staff.

    MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 24,000 students and is located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri, with a vibrant population of approximately 169,000.

    Date of first consideration: September 9, 2019. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit to apply or contact the MSU Libraries Administrative Services office at or (417) 836-4525 for further details.

    Employment will require a criminal background check at university expense. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution.

    To request reasonable accommodations during the employment process, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, MO 65897, 417-836-4252 (voice), 417-836-3257 (TTY) or at

  • 21 Aug 2019 7:58 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Laman Library Main Branch Youth Services Manager – salary range $14.42 - $30 per hour

    General Responsibilities Summary

    The William F. Laman Public Library Main Branch, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, seeks an innovative and collaborative Youth Services Manager to develop and support customer-oriented library services. The person in this position directs activities within the Youth Services Department and supervises programmers, librarians, library associates, library assistants, seasonal staff members, and volunteers in support of community engagement, programming, and materials selection for children and/or teens. This person works closely with colleagues to develop good staff relations, possesses enthusiasm and passion for libraries, and offers excellent customer service. This position is a member of the extended management team, leader of a staff team, and will serve as Supervisor in Charge of the Main Branch as scheduled. This employee communicates with colleagues, management, and the public with courtesy and maintains a professional, approachable manner. Flexible work hours; some evening and weekend hours. Initial salary based on education and experience.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Excellent problem-solving, communication, and customer service skills and previous professional library experience required. Master’s Degree in Library Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution preferred. Supervisory and computer expertise preferred.  

    Applying for this Position

    Resumes may be sent to The online application is available here:


    William F. Laman Public Library

    2801 Orange St. North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72114





  • 19 Aug 2019 11:14 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Pittsburg State University invites applications for the position of Digital Resources and Initiatives Manager for the campus library.  Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the successful candidate will plan, implement, and direct digital projects and initiatives for Library Services; supervise in-house and outsourced digitization; and provide a full range of collection management, preservation, and sustainability services and best practices for digital resources.  The position will also work collaboratively across the campus to promote the adoption and creation of open educational resources.

    Application instructions are found at  First consideration will be given to applications received by 17 September 2019.  Position is open until filled.  Position is contingent upon funding.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Pre-hire background check is required.  Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  

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