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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Associate Professor/Professor and Associate Dean for Library Operations
Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater

Job Description: The successful candidate will be a visionary administrator, educator, and leader supporting the Dean, department heads, faculty, staff, and students. The Associate Dean for Library Operations exercises direct administrative management for Access Services, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Digital Resources and Discovery Services, Facilities & Security, and Library Systems.

Qualifications include masters or doctorate in library or information science or other relevant disciplines. Minimum five years of significant and relevant professional experience in research libraries. Proven leadership, management excellence, and inspirational leadership. An exceptional record of creating an environment that encourages diversity and inclusion, and a record of excellence regarding scholarly engagement and professional service. Must love innovation!

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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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Library Director
Tulsa Community College

Job Description: Coordinates services of assigned Library including human and information resources. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and five years professional library experience required. Strong information technology skills including knowledge of and comfort with educational technologies, such as presentation and collaboration tools, web course management software, library management systems, discovery applications, and effective search strategies. Familiarity with information literacy instruction, including curriculum development and assessment, teaching in large- and small-group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom. Strong writing, speaking, presenting, and interpersonal skills in person and online.

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Librarian II—Reference
Muskogee Public Library

Job Description: Successful candidate will provide a high level of customer service to all library users. Qualifications: MLS/MLIS or Master’s degree in a related field AND 3 to 5 years of relevant experience. Experience developing library programs. Prefer demonstrated performance in a management position including supervisory experience and quality computer skills. Duties include managing the library building, staff, and collection using professional principles of the library field. Manager will oversee the successful long term and daily operation of the reference department. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Salary dependant on level of experience and library education, starting at $37,128 plus excellent benefits.

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Children’s Librarian I
Metro Library System, Bethany

Job Description: Under the direction of the Library Manager or Engagement Manager, the Children’s Librarian I performs a variety of professional librarian duties including providing information and assistance to members of all ages; planning, scheduling and presenting programs and/or services for children (ages birth-eleven) and their parents and/or caregivers; performing reference, readers’ advisory services and bibliographic instruction to children and their parents and/or caregivers; building relationships with community organizations that serve a similar target audience; providing technology instruction to children; engaging in civic participation.

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Adult Engagement Specialist II
Metro Library System, Almonte

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.

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Adult Librarian I
Metro Library System, Capitol Hill

Job Description: Under the direction of the Library Manager, Engagement Manager I or the Adult Engagement Supervisor, the Adult Librarian I performs a variety of professional librarian duties including providing information and assistance to members of all ages; planning, scheduling and presenting programs and/or services for adults; performing reference, readers’ advisory services and bibliographic instruction for adults; building relationships with community organizations that serve adults; providing technology instruction to adults; engaging in civic participation.

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Library Director
Stillwater Public Library

Job Description: The Library Director provides professional library and research services and supervises the daily operations of the City’s library and its collections. The Director is responsible for ensuring effective services are provided to patrons, ensuring library materials are current and accessible to patrons, and maintaining library policies and procedures.

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Archivist/Records Management Specialist II
Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City

Job Description: The Archivist/Records Management Specialist job family consists of three levels of work, which are distinguished by the depth, and breadth of accountability the experience required to perform assigned duties and responsibilities, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others. • Level II: This is the career or full performance level where incumbents will be expected to perform assigned duties at all levels of complexity. They will provide guidance and training to lower level staff.

Filing Deadline: 6/1/2018

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Archivist/Records Management Specialist I
Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City

Job Description: The Archivist/Records Management Specialist job family consists of three levels of work, which are distinguished by the depth, and breadth of accountability the experience required to perform assigned duties and responsibilities, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others. • Level I: This is the basic level where employees are responsible for maintaining and preserving archived materials or assisting agencies in developing and maintaining their records management program and records disposition schedules.

Filing Deadline: 6/1/2018

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Adult Engagement Specialist II
Wright Library, Oklahoma City

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 Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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Assistant Director—Support Services
Eastern Oklahoma District Library System, Muskogee

Job Description: Create and oversees the System’s digital presence. Collection Development assistance for all branches, especially E-material collection. Oversees the IT dept. and administers the E-rate program with the assistance of our consultants. Other duties may include developing a Marketing plan for the System, and assisting in hiring and training staff in 15 branches.

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.

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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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Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Tulsa City-County Library

Job Description: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO), has overall strategic and operational responsibilities for the areas of system-wide customer services, product management, and revenue generating functions. This position directs and manages strategic and operating plans that support the delivery of high quality customer and program services to meet the needs of the diverse Tulsa community. The COO will accomplish this by leveraging external and internal resources to meet the Library’s mission, and by creating a solid infrastructure that will allow the library to continue to grow and fulfill its strategic plan. The COO will also provide leadership and direction while working collaboratively as a member of the Library Executive Team (C-Team) and the Library Leadership Team (LLT).

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Director—Library/History Center
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.

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Library Circulation Technician
Oklahoma City University

Position Summary: The Circulation Technician assists in the operation of the circulation department of the library, including interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves. This position supervises student assistants and is responsible for learning policies and procedures governing circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loans.

The expected start date for this position is May 7, 2018.

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Assistant/Associate Professor,
Scholarly Services Librarian
Edmon Low Library/Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Job Description: If you want to be part of a team that is actively engaged in expanding the learning potential of students and in the academic research lifecycle, the Oklahoma State University Library is the career destination for you! We are hiring individuals who are creative, have a passion for learning and teaching, and are eager to drive their own projects, to innovate, and to take on challenges.

In a leadership role, as the Assistant/Associate Professor, Scholarly Services Librarian, you will be actively involved in: Open access research and publishing practices • Author rights, copyright support, institutional repository, and scholarly impact • Scholarly technology tools and solutions • Liaising with academic departments • Broadening inclusion of diverse constituencies

You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, and have the flexibility to cultivate programming from the ground up.

To help candidates determine whether the culture at the Oklahoma State University Library is a good fit, Dean Sheila Johnson has posted her expectations for OSU Libraries leaders on her website.

Application review begins April 20, 2018, and continues until position is filled.

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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


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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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

    June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Public Library Directors Council

    June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. SmartStart Committee Meeting

    June 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness

    June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Oklahoma Library Association | Legislative Committee

    July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm