Oklahoma Library Job Postings

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Adult Engagement Specialist II (Half-time)
Metropolitan Library System—Edmond Library

Job Description: Under the direction of the Engagement Manager I, or the Adult Engagement Supervisor, the Adult 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 adults, both inside and outside the library.

First application review will be Thursday, December 21, 2017.

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Reference & Instructional Services Librarian
(2 Openings)
University of Oklahoma—Tulsa, Schusterman Center Library

Areas of Responsibility:
The Reference and Instructional Services Librarians will provide general reference and information user services, user education and outreach services, and literature searches utilizing various library resources. The librarians in this position will assist in developing information literacy programming for the campus.

The librarians will provide embedded instruction, workshops, and utilize technology to instruct on searching resources for library research, bibliographic management tools (including EndNote), and other tools. The librarian will also develop online learning modules for library instruction. Audiences include students, faculty, staff, residents, and members of the community.

The first librarian (position 1) will be responsible for supervision of graduate student assistants in the Knowledge Commons. In addition, this librarian will assume a primary role in the management of the library’s digital gallery, including developing and scheduling interactive exhibits using touchscreens and targeted audio speakers, programming gallery-related events and openings, and managing daily operations of this space.

The second librarian (position 2) will be responsible for supporting library website design and management in coordination with the Technical Services Librarian. In addition, this librarian will assume a primary role in library marketing and social media outreach.

The librarians will have non-tenure-track faculty status and will be active in campus governance. Participation in professional organizations and special projects to enhance library services is supported and encouraged.

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Library Clerk (Part Time)
Catoosa Public Library

Under the supervision of the Library Director, this position provides one of the first points of customer contact as they enter the library. In a courteous and friendly manner, this position assists diverse customers issuing and receiving library materials. This position informs customers by phone and in-person of the many services the library provides; assists in locating books and publications; issues library cards; assists customers with various office machines; process new materials and reserves; and various other duties as assigned. This position requires exceptional customer service skills. This is a part-time position not eligible for benefits.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities—Ability to meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public. • Some technical knowledge including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows Operating System, Internet research, posting to social media and utilizing email. • Have the initiative to seek out library needs and help to resolve them. • Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive and harmonious working relationships with colleagues.

Special Requirements—While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit or stand for extended periods of time, squat, use hands and arms, speak and hear, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

Qualifications—High school diploma or GED required. Six months of public library experience is preferred. Public contact experience, knowledge of circulation systems, general office/library procedures, practices and ability to operate computers. Any combination of education, training and experience, which produces the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be accepted.

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Access Specialist I (Part Time)
Metropolitan Library System—multiple locations

Minimum Qualifications—One year of High school (9th grade) completed.

Skills and Abilities—Basic knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures • Typing or keyboard skills to enter and retrieve data using a computer terminal • Filing alphabetically, numerically, using good spelling, and performing basic math computations • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with internal and external customers in order to give and extricate information in a courteous and friendly manner.

Mental and Physical Abilities—Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables. • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms, handle or feel, speak and hear and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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Electronic Resources Manager—Support Services
Eastern Oklahoma District Library System, Muskogee

Job Description: Manages and administers the operation of all System electronic resources including the acquistion of e-material, administration of the E-rate program, maintaining and troubleshooting the System web presence. 40 hrs. per week.

Qualifications: MLS/MLIS; and three or more years related library experience. Duties include providing resource training for staff; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with vendors, building the e-materials collection using professional principles of the library field.

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Adult Engagement Supervisor
Edmond Library, Metropolitan Library System

Job Description: Under the direction of the Engagement Manager II or Library Manager, the Adult Engagement Supervisor provides leadership and direction for the Engagement staff at a large library, the collective Community Libraries or at the Downtown Library; supports the Library’s strategic goals and objectives by working with Learning Experiences staff along with local and system Engagement colleagues to provide relevant and timely programs and services to adults ages 19 and up, both inside and outside the library.

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience—Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited college or university in Library and Information Science; and one or more years of management experience with evidence of progressive responsibility and interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and decision-making.

Highly Preferred Qualifications: Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage.

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Branch Manager
Norman Public Library East

Job Description: Branch Managers for the Pioneer Library System have the opportunity to inspire innovation, engagement, and learning in our communities. In addition to supervising staff and overseeing collections, the branch manager is responsible for aligning branch programming and initiatives with the overall strategies and goals of the Pioneer Library System. As a leader in the civic and business community, the branch manager works to build and advance partnerships with organizations that support our vision.

Position is Open Until Filled, first interviews begin December 1, 2017

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Reference & Instruction Librarian
Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library—Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant

Job Description: The Librarian for Reference and Instruction will provide direction in the promotion, development, and implementation of library instruction. The librarian will advance and expand a student-centered library instruction program and enhance the effectiveness of library instruction.

Coordinates all aspects of Access Services including circulation, reserves, stack maintenance, ILL and copyright compliance.

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Library Manager III
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, Oklahoma City

Job Description: Under the direction of the Director of Member Services for the Central Region, the Manager of the Downtown Library (Library Manager III) provides leadership and direction for one of Metropolitan Library System’s largest libraries; plans, organizes and manages all operations of the library including supervising staff. Assists users in the use of materials, equipment, and/or services provided by the library. Provides oversight and leadership for the Downtown Library’s current and emergent services and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field • 3 or more years of personnel management experience with evidence of progressive responsibility and interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and decision-making.

First application review will be Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

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Oral History Archivist
Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater

Job Description: As the Oral History Archivist you will join an enthusiastic team of innovative individuals who contribute to achieving the strategic goals of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP). In this newly established position, you will provide leadership in the areas of collection management, preservation, and discovery of oral history resources. This position will report to the Head of the OOHRP but will work closely with other faculty and staff in the Library. This is a tenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Application review begins December 1, 2017, and continues until position is filled.

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Director of Digital Curation
Edmon Low Library/Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

As the Director, Digital Curation, you will join a growing team of innovative individuals who contribute to achieving the strategic goals of Special Collections. In this newly established position, you will provide leadership in the areas of access, preservation, and discovery of digital resources.

There is a target hire date of December 4, 2017, but application review continues until position is filled.

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Research and Instruction Librarian—Full-Time and Part-Time
Langston University

Provide Reference service to walk-in, telephone and web patrons. Assist students with online database searching and related academic activities. Provide engaging library instruction in the effective use of print and online information resources in a classroom environment. Build effective relationships with faculty to develop course-related instruction. Develop and promote library programs and services to faculty, staff and students. Develop the collection and serve as liaison to assigned academic departments. Compile reports and statistics as needed and required. Serve on library and University committees as required. Perform other duties as assigned.

Applications accepted until 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.

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