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.

Deputy Director
Arkansas State Library, Little Rock, AR

Job Description: Provides general direction to subordinate staff by developing short and long term organizational goals and objectives, determining the allocation of internal and external resources, advising staff seeking guidance, and overseeing the functions of program activities to ensure fulfillment of the organization’s mission and objectives. Plans and directs the overall operations of the State Library Services and Development Division through section managers, including Library Services, Network Services, Extension Services, and Blind and Physically Handicapped Services. Participates with other agency management representatives in the formulation and approval of policies, procedures, and short and long-range plans for administering the State Library’s mission, including integrating and maximizing the delivery of library services. Provides technical assistance to staff and other public library officials, by interpreting legislation, policies, and guidelines affecting library development, to determine the action required and resources needed to bring services into compliance. Establishes policies and procedures on public utilization of state library services, including the inter-library loan system, circulation, reference, and specialized reference to the U. S. Patent Depository. Oversees the provision of consultative expertise to local libraries to ensure effective program and services design and implements and coordinates in-house library development service delivery systems with the needs of local public libraries to enhance the availability of library materials to the public. Reviews and approves requests for new, expanded, and existing programs, including automation upgrades and other resource needs, implements approved program changes, and evaluates Division programs to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including services for the blind and visually handicapped. Plans and anticipates resource needs for new programs or automation upgrades, prioritizes requests submitted by subordinates, compiles biennial and annual budget requests, and reviews and approves interim expenditures to ensure they are within budgeted amounts. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Branch Manager
South Waco Library, Waco, TX

Job Description: Are you creative, energetic, and innovative? Do you believe in the mission of libraries and want to share that enthusiasm with the public? Then the Waco-McLennan County Library wants you to join its team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about providing excellent library services to the people of Waco and excited about new challenges. The Branch Manager works with the Library Director in furthering the library’s mission and accomplishing goals.

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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