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.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Tulsa City-County Library

Job Description: This key member of senior leadership will be charged with strategic and operational oversight of the library’s multiple branches, community outreach activities, and the Starbuck’s store located at Central library. The COO will design and implement strategies that promote a positive customer experience and provide for continued community growth and sustainability. They will be responsible for establishing policies and programs that promote the library’s culture, mission, and values; and will identify trends and new technology necessary to keep the organization relevant over time.

Qualified individuals must have MLIS/MLMIT and ten or more years of proven progressive operations experience and strategic responsibility in a large library system. Strong analytic skills and a proven ability to effectively manage organizational change is required. Must also have a solid understanding of:
• information technology • building programs • customer service • product management • performance measures

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Deputy Executive Director/Public Services
Metropolitan Library System, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, Oklahoma City

Job Description: The Deputy Executive Director/ Public Services is an executive who has overall strategic responsibility and operational accountability for all aspects of management for the Public Services division. The DED/PS provides leadership, direction, and resource stewardship for the subordinate managers who oversee the libraries and departments within the division. As the organization’s senior-most Public Services leader, the DED/PS is accountable for the overall performance of libraries, for the achievement of divisional goals, and for aligning system-wide strategic objectives with firm access and engagement business plans. The DED/PS is an active member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

First application review will be Friday, March 2, 2018.

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Youth Engagement Specialist II—Edmond Library
Metropolitan Library System

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

First application review will be Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

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Part-time Librarian
Tuttle Public Library

Job Description: Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following areas: working at the circulation desk, cataloging books, liaison with the Friends of Tuttle Public Library volunteer coordinator, promote library activities within the community, collection management, and programming coordination.

Qualifications: Library Sciences degree or currently working toward such or recent experience working in a modern library; computer skills including MS Office Suite and internet research; energetic and customer service oriented.

This is a part time position, averaging 20 hours per week, and not eligible for benefits. The position will be for the period of one year with the possibility of extension. To apply please submit resume and references to Tuttle Library. Resumes may be sent by mail to PO Box 383, Tuttle, OK 73089 or emailed to info@tuttlelibrary.org with “Librarian” as the subject line. You may also drop off a resume at the library during regular library hours.

Applications will be accepted through 2/16/2018.


Access Services Librarian
Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa

Job Description: Management of access to electronic resources and bibliographic tools. The mission of this position is to provide timely and license-compliant accessibility to the library’s current and emerging electronic resources, and to provide excellent public service. 20 hours per week, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Science Librarians [two positions]
University of Oklahoma Libraries, Norman

Job Description: The successful candidates will have a strong understanding of scholarly information and research methods across multiple science disciplines, and will join a diverse team of librarians and specialists serving the STEM fields and collaborating to promote scholarly communication, open educational resources, emerging technologies, research data management, digital scholarship and geospatial information systems supporting the learning and research needs of science departments. Visit the OU Libraries’ website for a full job description [pdf]. Job Number: 173793

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Library Branch Manager
Altus Public Library

Job Description: Organizes, directs, promotes and implements the activities of the branch library. • Develops and presents programs for all ages, maintains library collections, provides leadership and supervises staff. • Provides excellent customer service.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with library science coursework preferred and two years of library experience with management responsibilities. • Preferred Qualifications: MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: High level competency with computers, software, electronic resources, social networking and digital literacy programming. • Strong public service orientation with excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. • Demonstrated leadership, team building skills, and community involvement.
Schedule: Full-time position, 40 hours per week, works a flexible schedule to include evenings and Saturdays as required

Salary: Compensation based upon education, qualifications, and experience. • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, complete resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references to: Executive Director, Southern Prairie Library System, 421 North Hudson Street, Altus, OK 73521

Adult Engagement Supervisor
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 initiatives 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 Requirements: 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.

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Collection Development Librarian
Rogers State University, Claremore

Job Description: Rogers State University is accepting applications for a Collection Development Librarian to work in the Stratton Taylor Library on the Claremore campus. The Collection Development Librarian will provide leadership and coordination for all collection development activities of the university library including policy development, planning, collection analysis and assessment, program accreditation review, and information resource budgeting. The Collection Development Librarian will develop and employ strategies to ensure a collection development program that reflects the academic needs of a 21st century university.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree

Desired start date: 03/05/2018

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Reference & Instructional Services Librarian [two positions]
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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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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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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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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