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.

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Director of Special Collections
University of Oklahoma Libraries

Job Description: The OU Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative and highly motivated individual to provide leadership and strategic vision for its Special Collections, comprised of manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, art, artifacts, and audio, video, and digital collections. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the changing nature of today’s research libraries and the implications for special collections. The position reports to the Dean of Libraries, works closely with the Libraries’ Chief Technology Officer on special collections digital initiatives, and serves as a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team.

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Asst Professor/Maps and Spatial Data Curator
Edmon Low Library/Oklahoma State University

Job Description: The Oklahoma State University Library seeks a highly motivated and creative professional with a strong commitment to access and discoverability to serve as the Maps and Spatial Data Curator. The Maps and Spatial Data Curator is a member of the OSU Library faculty reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and will work closely with other departments in the Library. Although this position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Special Collections, close cooperation and indirect reporting relationships with the Associate Deans for Library Operations and Research & Learning Services and other library administrators are required of all library faculty. This is a tenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

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Assistant Head of Archives
Edmon Low Library/Oklahoma State University

Job Description: The Oklahoma State University Library seeks a highly motivated and innovative professional with a strong commitment to preservation and access to serve as Assistant Head of Archives. Among other duties, this position will be responsible for assisting the department head in carrying out the strategic goals of the department and managing the digital aspects of the Archives. This will include, among other tasks; supervision and administration; preservation and curation of born-digital files and analog materials converted to digital; development and implementation of electronic record workflows; coordination with metadata specialists for access, preservation, and discovery purposes; conversion of analog materials to appropriate digital formats; and the processing of digital materials in a wide variety of formats.

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System-wide Support Services Director
Tulsa City-County Library, Central Library

Job Description—Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the System-wide Services Director, is a member of the Library Leadership Team (LLT) who has responsibilities for the areas of Youth Services (YS), Central Library (CE), Customer Care Department (CCD), Starbucks store operations, the Friends and Events coordination as well as our flagship Creative Writing and Tutoring Center. Working collaboratively with the Regional Directors and the LLT, this position directs and manages strategic plans that support the delivery of high quality customer and program services to meet the needs of the diverse Tulsa City-County community. The successful candidate will have a genuine commitment and passion for libraries and the ever changing roles libraries play in the quality of life of their community. Libraries provide a commonplace and natural platform for inter-generational learning, as well as a place for entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups to succeed. The successful candidate will cultivate community connections and have exceptional interpersonal, people and communications skills with a strong background in community and stakeholder engagement. The successful candidate will bring an innovative approach to our goal and value of life-long learning. Openness to new ideas and willingness to engage staff and other key stakeholders in the decision making process is an integral part of our organization and a key attribute we are seeking from the system-wide services director.

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Part-Time Research and Instruction Librarian
Langston University, Tulsa

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.

Comments: One position open in Oklahoma City. Evenings 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, when class is in session. 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.