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.



Librarian/Library Associate
Norman Public Library East

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

Applications Accepted: August 10 through August 20, 2018

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Head of Technical Services/Instructor of Library Services
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah

Job Description: The Head of Technical Services provides leadership to many of the “behind-the-scenes” functions of the libraries, including the acquisition of library materials; classification, organization, and accessibility of collections both physical and electronic; repair and protection of library materials from normal wear-and-tear; withdrawal of superceded, deselected, and heavily damaged materials; maintenance of bibliographic data for use within NSU and by other libraries; reporting and analysis about the libraries’ holdings; and maintaining relationships with the libraries’ many materials and bibliographic vendors. The Head of Technical Services accomplishes much of this by delegating the work to paraprofessionals under her or his supervision. Technical Services includes Cataloging and Classification, which is one of the most specialized career trajectories in librarianship. The Head of Technical Services must be qualified to train and mentor copy catalogers, and to oversee a complex workflow. Excellent public service begins with precision in the technical services. Without excellent organization, it becomes difficult to connect researchers with appropriate materials. Technical Services provides the organization.

Anticipated Start Date: 10/01/2018

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Youth Engagement Specialist II (Half-time)
Del City Library

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.

Our first application review date will be Thursday, August 8, 2018. • This position will close to applicants on Thursday, August 15, 2018.

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Access Manager I
Edmond Library

Job Description: Under the direction of the Library Manager or Access Manager III, the Access Manager I provides leadership and direction for Access Specialist I staff. Assumes responsibility for issuing and receiving library materials, issuing library cards, providing information about library accounts and services, locating books and other materials for customers, assisting with self-service equipment and technology, and providing information about library programs.

Our first application review date will be Tuesday, August 14, 2018. • This position will close to applicants on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

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Youth Engagement Specialist II (Half-time)
Del City Library

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.

Our first application review date will be Thursday, August 8, 2018. • This position will close to applicants on Thursday, August 15, 2018.

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Manager of Access
Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City

Job Description: The Manager of Access provides leadership and direction for the Access Managers and staff throughout the Library System. This position is responsible for system-wide circulation policies and procedures, reviewing and evaluating work products and methods for system-wide circulation services, materials maintenance, and set up of library rooms. Serves as the system expert and training coordinator for the full range of circulation desk procedures using an automated circulation system including issuing and receiving library materials, issuing library cards, and assisting with self-service equipment and technology. Collaborates with other departments to ensure the success of Access-related processes. May conduct ad hoc queries for Library staff to provide information not available through canned reports available in the integrated library system (ILS).

Our first application review date will be Thursday, August 9, 2018. • This position will close to applicants on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

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Instructor of Library Services—First Year/ Information Literacy Instruction and Assessment Librarian
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah

Job Description: Northeastern State University invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position as First Year Experience and Assessment Librarian. This position is responsible for overseeing the provision of information literacy instruction and curriculum to first-year students and to assess those efforts. The position also participates in the assessment of information literacy instruction more broadly.

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Director
Montfort & Allie B. Jones Memorial, Bristow

Job Description: Serve as the chief executive office of the library, implement library policies and projects, maintain the library website, submit an annual report to the state library, and provide leadership for improving public library service to the community.

An ideal candidate will demonstrate commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service, as well as the ability to work effectively with elected officials, community groups, and library trustees and staff, through either academic or prior work experience. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.

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Branch Manager III
Muskogee Public Library

Job Description: 40 hrs. week, some evenings and Saturdays. Qualifications: MLS/MLIS; and five or more years related library experience; and experience developing programs for library users. Demonstrated performance in a library management position. Duties include managing the library building, staff, and collection using principles of the field. Manager oversees the successful long term and daily operation of the library including awareness and use of the library facility, staff supervision and training, financial transactions and successful development of good relationships with local government, library friends and civic groups. Beginning salary $52,000 plus benefits.

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Systems Librarian
Mabee Learning Center/Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee

Job Description: The Systems Librarian is responsible for electronic resources, databases, services, and discovery. The incumbent will also assist as a team member to promote, develop and deliver library instruction, reference services, online resource support.

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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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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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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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Library Director/Historical Librarian
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.

Deadline for applications is 8/13/2018.

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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

Upcoming Training & Events

  1. Oklahoma Library Association | Legislative Committee

    September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. SmartStart Committee Meeting

    September 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness

    September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Oklahoma Library Association | Legislative Committee

    October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Public Library Directors Council

    October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm