Employment

Please check here for open jobs at the nine libraries of the Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County.

Current employment opportunities:

Children's Library Assistant, Richmond Heights Memorial Library

Richmond Heights Public Library is looking for a full time Library Assistant to help staff our Children's Library. A high energy/organized/creative person is needed to plan and perform story times and various children’s programs, as well as work the public service desk.

Excellent customer service skills are required.

Excellent computer skills are required.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Knowledge of early childhood development and children's literature preferred.

Library or classroom experience is preferred.

Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Salary range begins at $37,000, based on qualifications.

Excellent benefits. EOE.

Apply by 2/3/2020

Applications are available here: http://www.richmondheightslibrary.org/employment/ or at Richmond Heights Memorial Library, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Completed applications can be emailed to employment@rhmlibrary.org. No phone calls, please.

Reference Librarian - Full Time, University City Public Library

The University City Public Library has an immediate opening for a full-time professional librarian to work in the Reference Department. Duties are shared with two other full-time reference librarians and three part-time librarians. Required qualifications include the ability to: answer patron questions at a busy Reference Desk; develop and manage library programs for adults, contribute to collection development; evaluate electronic and web-based reference services; teach computer and library skills to patrons; troubleshoot PC problems; perform outreach to community groups; and provide readers’ advisory service.

Additional strongly desired skills include: demonstrated experience with fundraising and grant writing; basic design skills for producing promotional materials; and ability to market programs and services. The schedule for this position will include working some evening and weekend hours. An MLS from an ALA-accredited library is required. We will consider candidates with an MLS degree in progress.

The University City Public Library serves an inner suburb of St. Louis. The city of 35,000 has a diverse population which is 44% African American, 50% white, and 6% other ethnic and racial groups. The city is adjacent to Washington University, and the library is located at the west end of the bustling Delmar Loop business and arts district, recently named one of the “10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association. The collection numbers 185,000 print and audio-visual items, and circulation is 500,000 annually. The University City Public Library belongs to the nine-member Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County, which serves a combined population of 150,000 with 500,000 volumes and shares a joint Polaris/Innovative Interfaces, Inc. library automation system. We are looking for a bright, personable, service-oriented professional who will work well with the community and staff and be a patient teacher to those needing help with new technology. This individual should possess a sense of humor and creative problem solving skills, and have an interest in developing and implementing innovative services and programs.

Benefits include medical plan, four weeks paid vacation, sick leave, and education benefits. Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Applications should include a cover letter and current resume to the following email address: humanresources@ucitylibrary.org , or may be made by mail (6701 Delmar Blvd., University City MO 63130) or fax (3147276005). The University City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Essential physical abilities to be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively with the supervisor and other employees.
  • Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials,
  • written correspondence, reports, and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  • Manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a keyboard and any other assigned equipment to process library materials.
  • Personal mobility which permits the employee to monitor, supervise, and perform assigned library operations, and to attend Library district, community, and public meetings at various locations.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; push and pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds; bend, stoop and reach shelving from floor level to 6 feet high; and stand or walk for at least 1 hour at a time.
  • Tolerance for dust and mold which permits the employee to work with books and other library materials, as well as work in older buildings.

General requirements for all library employees:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Commitment to the library’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.
  • Ability to give and receive instructions in English.
  • Alpha-numeric recognition skill.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to use basic office equipment: telephone, fax, e-mail, copier.
  • Honesty, punctuality, accuracy, ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • One-year probationary period.

Coordinator of Library Technology/Assistant Director – Richmond Heights Memorial Library

Position Summary:

  • This position is responsible for assisting in the management and operations of the Richmond Heights Memorial Library in order to insure quality library service to the community. Duties include managing library staff and resources. A primary responsibility requires use of a sound knowledge of current and emerging Library technology. This position is responsible for implementation, integration & daily operations of the Library’s network systems, PC Time Management, & Internet access. This employee is responsible for the Library in the Director’s absence.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Works cooperatively with Director, Consortium Systems Administrator, professional and non-professional staff to insure high quality standards and services.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates the present and future automation needs of the Library, making recommendations for implementation to the director. This involves monitoring current Library technology (such as hardware, software and network equipment) and maintaining or recommending replacement technology.
  • Supervises the daily operation of the Library, including the automated systems and workstations, remaining on call.
  • Develops and recommends policy and procedures for use of computers and computer systems.
  • Oversees training and instruction of staff on computer services and evaluates performance.
  • Assists Director in managing all library staff, including coaching, training, evaluating, and professional development.
  • Compiles and interprets statistics and prepares reports.
  • Coordinates library-wide training on use of automated systems, creating in-house documentation as needed.
  • Communicates regularly with vendors.
  • Attends professional meetings.
  • Performs other reasonable duties as required.

Job qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent experience
  • Thorough knowledge of current library automation trends and computer security
  • High level of comfort working with technology necessary
    • Technology Overview – The most common technology skills this position uses are installing/uninstalling software; troubleshooting OS/software errors; troubleshooting WiFi connectivity; maintaining security through a firewall, system restore software and anti-virus measures; communicating with vendors to ensure hardware and software implementation is correct; and researching and testing OS/software updates.
    • Experience – Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher) intermediate proficiency required. WordPress and social media experience a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of current library technology trends and computer security preferred.
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Strong visionary skills to seek innovative uses of technology to further library service goals
  • Ability to read, write and speak at a professional level.  Able to present ideas in an easy-to-understand and engaging manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the public
  • Ability to think independently and work without direct supervision.

Send resume and cover letter to employment@rhmlibrary.org. Salary range begins at $55,000. Excellent benefits. EOE. Position open until filled.