Regional Library Job Openings

Welcome to ODL Jobline! Below are the latest regional library positions from individual institutions around the country. Jobline is updated when new announcements are received or when announcements expire.


Technical Services Assistant Librarian
Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR

General Description of Position and Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities—Under the direction of the Library Director, the Technical Services Librarian serves as part of the library management team participating in short and long-range planning, training of faculty and staff, data collection and reporting, policy development, and other professional support of library operations.

Candidates should have an MLIS degree. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Questions may be addressed directly to Gwen Hobbs, Director of the library at NWACC

Closing Date: 09/29/2017

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Sr. Librarian—Branch Manager
Rockwell and Comotara Branch Libraries—Wichita, KS

To be a successful candidate you must work with patience, courtesy and empathy during all customer interactions; communicate pleasantly and effectively; and think quickly, logically and critically to expedite effective responses to customer inquiries. In addition, you must enjoy interacting directly with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds and be adept at understanding the needs of Library customers. It is important that you have the ability to thrive in a constantly changing work environment, and are able to identify and implement process improvements.

Specific duties of the position include but are not limited to: maintaining onsite supervision and management of the assigned branch locations. Ensuring consistent, high quality service delivery from the assigned branch locations. Developing and overseeing programs and services in each location that meet the rapidly evolving needs of community residents within the branch service areas. Implementing activities in support of the Library’s strategic plan as it relates to service from branch locations. Implementing process improvement techniques to provide continuous improvement as it relates to branch operations and work processes. Resolving operational issues and customer concerns in a timely manner. Selecting, scheduling, training, supervising and coaching staff assigned to the branch locations. Recommending library materials collection additions to fulfill needs and expectations of branch users. Coordinating assigned activities with other branches and sections of the Library. Actively participating in work of the Library’s supervisory team. Focusing on outcomes; prepares and submits reports and statistics. The successful candidate must also maintain a strong knowledge of current trends and emerging technologies, including electronic devices such as e-readers and tablets. Possesses a strong working knowledge and use of Microsoft operating system and software, Internet software and media applications, digital technologies, android, iOS, and other software and it is also preferable that the individual possesses ILS systems experience with Polaris.

To be considered for the position, candidates must have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution plus a minimum of two years of professional library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. The salary range for this position is $51,880 – $95,424. The starting salary range for the position is $51,880–$73,652, commensurate with experience.

Candidate qualifications for this position will be determined on the basis of the information presented in the online applications. For more information about the position and to submit an application to City of Wichita.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. September 15, 2017.


Librarian—Tech Team
Wichita Public Library Information Services Division—Wichita, KS

Specific duties of the position include but are not limited to assist customers in person and on the telephone. Create content for technology training classes. Teach and facilitate technology classes to the public and to staff. Collection development duties. Knowledge of and experience with Motor Manuals a plus. Serves as a team member on various library teams. Promotes Library collections, through displays, programs and services. Assists customers one-on-one with technology needs, through the Book-A-Librarian service. Prepares cash reports and counts money on a daily basis. We are looking for an individual who maintains a strong knowledge of current trends and emerging technologies, including electronic devices such as e-readers and tablets. Possesses a strong working knowledge and use of Microsoft operating system and software, Internet software and media applications, digital technologies, android, iOS, and other software. It is also preferable that the individual possesses ILS systems experience with Polaris. The schedule for this position is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30-5:30pm Friday and every other Saturday, 9:00 or 9:15-6:00 or 6:15. Tuesday 11:15-8:15. About every 4th Sunday.

To be considered for the position, candidates must have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Offers of employment will be made contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which will include drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal records check. The salary range for this position is $39,709 – $70,604. The starting salary range for the position is $39,709–$55,157, commensurate with experience.

Candidate qualifications for this position will be determined on the basis of the information presented in the online applications. For more information about the position and to submit an application to City of Wichita.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. September 15, 2017.


Regional Jobline Websites

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Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Jobline
MPLA Members—Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming.

Arkansas—Arkansas Library Association Jobline

Iowa—State Library of Iowa

Kansas—Kansas Library Association Job Bank

Mississippi—Mississippi Library Job Opportunities,
PO Box 10700, Jackson, MS 39289–0700 or call 601–359–1036.

Missouri—Missouri Library Association Jobline

Texas—Texas Library Association Jobline