Oklahoma Library Job Postings

Welcome to ODL Library Jobline! Below are the latest Oklahoma announcements. Jobline is updated when new announcements are received or when announcements expire.

Jobline is a free service of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. All library positions listed guarantee equal employment and advancement opportunities.



Library Associate/Information Services Department
Norman Public Library

Job Description: Performs high-level customer service to Pioneer Library System and the Norman Public Library customers including reference, reader’s advisory, programming and outreach; has working knowledge in the operation of computers and standard office software products; performs other duties as assigned.

Applications accepted until July 1, 2018.

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Youth Engagement Specialist II —Half-time
Southern Oaks Library, Metropolitan Library System

Job Description: Under the direction of the Library Manager or Engagement Manager, the Youth Engagement Specialist II works with staff to support the Library’s strategic goals and initiatives by assisting members and providing relevant and timely programs and services for children ages birth to 18, both inside and outside the library.

First application review date will be Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

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Children’s Librarian I
Edmond Library, Metropolitan Library System

Job Description: Under the direction of the Library Manager or Engagement Manager, the Children’s Librarian I performs a variety of professional librarian duties including providing information and assistance to members of all ages; planning, scheduling and presenting programs and/or services for children (ages birth-eleven) and their parents and/or caregivers; performing reference, readers’ advisory services and bibliographic instruction to children and their parents and/or caregivers; building relationships with community organizations that serve a similar target audience; providing technology instruction to children; engaging in civic participation.

First application review will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

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Collection Development Manager
Downtown Library, Metropolitan Library System

Job Description: Under direction of the Director of Collection Anywhere, provides leadership and direction for staff in the Collection Development Department; the Collection Development Manager plans, organizes and manages all operations of Collection Development including supervising Collection Development staff; in collaboration with the Director of Collection Anywhere plans, organizes and develops the overall collection; evaluates the overall selection and management of materials for system libraries; assists in the development of policy recommendations, acts as the administrator on materials related issues in the absence of the Director of Collection Anywhere.

First application review will be Monday, June 25, 2018.

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Adult Librarian I —Half-time
Almonte Library, Southwest Oklahoma City, Metropolitan Library System

Job Description: Under the direction of the Library Manager, Engagement Manager I or the Adult Engagement Supervisor, the Adult Librarian I performs a variety of professional librarian duties including providing information and assistance to members of all ages; planning, scheduling and presenting programs and/or services for adults; performing reference, readers’ advisory services and bibliographic instruction for adults; building relationships with community organizations that serve adults; providing technology instruction to adults; engaging in civic participation.

First application review will be Monday, June 20, 2018.

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Technology Specialist
Tahlequah Public Library, Eastern Oklahoma District Library System

Job Description: Assists in directing strategic and system-wide planning for marketing, staffing and technology services.

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Library Manager
McAlester Public Library, Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, manages the daily operations of the library including circulation, facility oversight, library appearance, staff performance, promotion and safety issues. Serves as part of the library system leadership team. Supervises 14 staff. Necessary skills include leadership, change management, information technology, problem solving and customer service. Bachelor’s Degree and experience in library leadership preferred. Starting salary of $37,125 with competitive benefits.

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Associate Professor/Professor and Associate Dean for Library Operations
Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater

Job Description: The successful candidate will be a visionary administrator, educator, and leader supporting the Dean, department heads, faculty, staff, and students. The Associate Dean for Library Operations exercises direct administrative management for Access Services, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Digital Resources and Discovery Services, Facilities & Security, and Library Systems.

Qualifications include masters or doctorate in library or information science or other relevant disciplines. Minimum five years of significant and relevant professional experience in research libraries. Proven leadership, management excellence, and inspirational leadership. An exceptional record of creating an environment that encourages diversity and inclusion, and a record of excellence regarding scholarly engagement and professional service. Must love innovation!

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IT Director
Tulsa City-County Library—Central Library

Job Description: The Tulsa City-County Library has a dynamic opportunity for an Information Technology Director. The right individual is a proactive, team-oriented, flexible leader providing oversight for the Information Technology department as well as all location of the Tulsa City-County Library. As a member of the Library Leadership Team the IT Director will need to be future-focused, budget-aware, outcome-oriented, and possess an understanding of 21st Century customer service needs in a library setting.

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Library Director
Tulsa Community College

Job Description: Coordinates services of assigned Library including human and information resources. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and five years professional library experience required. Strong information technology skills including knowledge of and comfort with educational technologies, such as presentation and collaboration tools, web course management software, library management systems, discovery applications, and effective search strategies. Familiarity with information literacy instruction, including curriculum development and assessment, teaching in large- and small-group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom. Strong writing, speaking, presenting, and interpersonal skills in person and online.

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Children’s Librarian I
Metropolitan Library System, Bethany

Job Description: Under the direction of the Library Manager or Engagement Manager, the Children’s Librarian I performs a variety of professional librarian duties including providing information and assistance to members of all ages; planning, scheduling and presenting programs and/or services for children (ages birth-eleven) and their parents and/or caregivers; performing reference, readers’ advisory services and bibliographic instruction to children and their parents and/or caregivers; building relationships with community organizations that serve a similar target audience; providing technology instruction to children; engaging in civic participation.

Applications are currently under review.

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Assistant Director—Support Services
Eastern Oklahoma District Library System, Muskogee

Job Description: Create and oversees the System’s digital presence. Collection Development assistance for all branches, especially E-material collection. Oversees the IT dept. and administers the E-rate program with the assistance of our consultants. Other duties may include developing a Marketing plan for the System, and assisting in hiring and training staff in 15 branches.

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.

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Executive Director
Metropolitan Library System

Job Description: The Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the Library system’s staff, services, and programs administratively, under the direction of the Library Commission. The Executive Director serves as the Secretary and non-voting ex-officio member of the Library Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of MLS; providing effective leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with state and local elected officials. The Executive Director functions with a maximum degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Commission.

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Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Tulsa City-County Library

Job Description: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO), has overall strategic and operational responsibilities for the areas of system-wide customer services, product management, and revenue generating functions. This position directs and manages strategic and operating plans that support the delivery of high quality customer and program services to meet the needs of the diverse Tulsa community. The COO will accomplish this by leveraging external and internal resources to meet the Library’s mission, and by creating a solid infrastructure that will allow the library to continue to grow and fulfill its strategic plan. The COO will also provide leadership and direction while working collaboratively as a member of the Library Executive Team (C-Team) and the Library Leadership Team (LLT).

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Director—Library/History Center
Hennessey Public Library

Job Description: The Library Director is responsible for all aspects of library management (including administration, budgeting, public relations, programming, and collection development), and constantly strives to improve and enlarge library services. The Director must maintain a good relationship with local government, the school system, general public, and staff. Attendance at library meetings, workshops, and conventions is important and expected.

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Assistant/Associate Professor,
Scholarly Services Librarian
Edmon Low Library/Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Job Description: If you want to be part of a team that is actively engaged in expanding the learning potential of students and in the academic research lifecycle, the Oklahoma State University Library is the career destination for you! We are hiring individuals who are creative, have a passion for learning and teaching, and are eager to drive their own projects, to innovate, and to take on challenges.

In a leadership role, as the Assistant/Associate Professor, Scholarly Services Librarian, you will be actively involved in: Open access research and publishing practices • Author rights, copyright support, institutional repository, and scholarly impact • Scholarly technology tools and solutions • Liaising with academic departments • Broadening inclusion of diverse constituencies

You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, and have the flexibility to cultivate programming from the ground up.

To help candidates determine whether the culture at the Oklahoma State University Library is a good fit, Dean Sheila Johnson has posted her expectations for OSU Libraries leaders on her website.

Application review begins April 20, 2018, and continues until position is filled.

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Other Sources for Library Employment

In the Tulsa area, the Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) usually has a few job openings.  Check for those announcements.

In the local Oklahoma City area, The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County usually has a few Job openings—find out more about these opportunities.


Library Development Resources

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