Regional Library Job Openings

Welcome to ODL Jobline! Below are the latest library positions from individual institutions in states sharing borders with Oklahoma. Jobline is updated when new announcements are received or when announcements expire. Below the current list are links to other sites with possible job opportunities. For national and international listings there is the American Library Association Job List.

Youth Services Manager
Saline County, Benton, AR

Job Description: The Youth Services Manager will lead the youth services department at the main library and work closely with branch library youth services staff to provide the best library service possible to the Saline County community. The Youth Services Manager must have a passion for creating an environment of teamwork that embraces change and provides excellent customer service. The ideal candidate must possess effective management experience and skills and be knowledgeable about the administrative and programmatic operations of public libraries in a suburban setting. Youth Services is a vibrant and busy department providing quality children’s programming for all ages. Our staff spend their days developing story times, conducting experiments and STEM programming for school-aged children, passing on a love for reading to our youngest patrons, and dreaming up innovative new services the library can offer to children and their caregivers.

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Associate Librarian/Librarian, Head of the Selection & Acquisitions Unit
University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Job Description: Want to work in a collaborative environment, helping to set the direction for collection development of traditional and emerging materials? The University of North Texas is seeking a Head of the Selection & Acquisitions Unit to help coordinate evaluation, negotiation, and acquisition of resources. You’ll be joining a pioneering team committed to building a representative and accessible collection. We are looking for someone who can creatively solve complex problems; likes to learn new things; has skills managing diverse people doing detailed activities, and can apply principles of accessibility, privacy, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’ll need you to have an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree (or equivalent) and have at least 4 years’ experience in collection development and electronic resources.

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Dean of Library Services
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Job Description: Fort Hays State University, a regional comprehensive teaching institution, invites applications and nominations for the Dean of Library Services. The role of the dean is to be an administrative leader, collaborator, communicator, and a successful teacher scholar. A successful candidate will be an ethical academic leader who will respect the culture and history of this student-centered institution. They will embrace the practice of effective learning, the impact of research on the education of our students, and the role of professional service and mentoring. A successful candidate will be a strong team member who values students, advocates for library faculty and staff, and the needs of the university community, cultivating impactful relationships internally, locally, nationally, and globally. The candidate appreciates and demonstrates accountability, and utilizes data to inform decisions and measure success. They will foster a strong commitment to the educational role of libraries informed by reflection and a forward-thinking vision. The dean reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as a member of the Academic Council, the President’s Cabinet, the Senior Leadership Team, and other university groups and committees related to administrative and planning activities. The appointment is a 12-month academic administrative position.

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Regional Jobline Websites

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Arkansas—Arkansas Library Association Jobline

Kansas—Kansas Library Association Job Bank

Missouri—Missouri Library Association Jobline

Texas—Texas Library Association Jobline

Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Jobline
MPLA Members—Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming.

For National and International Job Listings

American Library Association Job List