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Adult Services Coordinator - Maplewood Public Library

General Description

Performs work of a public service nature requiring knowledge of the operation of the Library and the exercise of independent judgment, work related to the selection, ordering, and cataloging of books and other materials. Creates adult programs using in-house resources as well as contracting with authors and other performers. Work includes regular evening and weekend shifts. All work is performed in accordance with Library policies and procedures. Reports to the Director.

Essential Duties

1. Create adult programs and contract with performers to present programs. Keep statistics of programs.
2. Assist in the selection, ordering and tracking of books and other materials purchased for circulation.
3. Assist in cataloging books for circulation.
4. Orient the public in the use of the Library.
5. Circulate items to the public.
6. Assist in reference service, handle inquiries and complaints.
7. Staff the Circulation Desk, take in fines and fees, answer the telephone, maintain orderly patron behavior in the Library.

Marginal Duties

1. Assist in opening and closing the Library.
2. Empty the Book Drop box.
3. Keep Library furniture and shelves neat and orderly.
4. Retrieve books from shelves for patrons, telephone requests or other purposes.
5. Lift and move delivery boxes and their contents.
6. Process daily newspapers.
7. Retrieve items from the basement as needed.
8. Select and arrange delivery and pickup of items for homebound patrons.
9. Organize, acquire and maintain travel-related materials.
10. Perform related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements of Essential Duties

Ability to maintain post at Circulation Desk for extended periods of time, to lift 25 pounds, to read English in printed and CRT forms, to use a telephone, to do simple arithmetic involving currency and dates, to convey information to and receive information from patrons in person and by telephone.

Knowledge Requirements of Essential Duties

Knowledge of library working conditions, policies and procedures, general knowledge of reference tools and library technology, knowledge of alphabetical, numeric and chronological filing systems.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Benefits include LAGERS, Medical, and Dental Insurance through the City of Maplewood. Starting pay is $12.75/hour.

To apply: send resume and cover letter to Kathy Condon-Boettcher, Maplewood Public Library Director: kcondon@maplewoodpubliclibrary.com

Position is open until filled; however, candidates applying by February 26, 2020 will receive priority review.

Director - Maplewood Public Library

The Maplewood Public Library has an opening for library director. The Library serves the approximately 8,000 residents of Maplewood, Missouri, an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis. Maplewood, which was incorporated in 1908, is a diverse, middle class, historic residential area. Its vibrant downtown includes a wide variety of shops and restaurants. More information may be found on the city website: www.cityofmaplewood.com.

Maplewood Public Library was founded in 1935 and is one of the oldest libraries in the St. Louis area. The Library belongs to the Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County, a nine-member cooperative of independent libraries with reciprocal borrowing privileges.

Overview: Under the general supervision of the Library Board of Trustees the Director performs and is responsible for varied administrative and professional work related to planning, organizing, and directing all aspects of library services for the City of Maplewood.

The Board is seeking an innovative and energetic leader who is committed to providing quality library services to the community. The ideal candidate needs strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and experience with library administration, systems, and technology.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervises and administers human resources functions including payroll and benefits for approximately ten employees, both full time and part time staff.
  • Prepares and administers an annual budget of approximately $550,000.
  • Actively seek grants, donations and other new sources of non-tax funding.
  • Plans, organizes, evaluates and administers the activities, programs, and services of the Library according to perceived needs of the community.
  • Develops print and non-print collections, including selection, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal, and disposal of materials, either directly or through appropriate delegation.
  • Develops short-term and long-range goals and plans for collections, services, and programs in keeping with the library's mission statement and operating policies.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages cataloging and technical and automation services for the library.
  • Confers with the Library Board of Trustees to establish operating policies and to review the library's menu of services.
  • Reviews and evaluates the library's services and programs on an annual basis.
  • Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the Library building, equipment, furniture, and supplies.
  • Acts as the representative of the Library to individuals and to professional and community organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Studies, preferably from an ALA-accredited university.
  • 5 years of increasingly responsible experience as a librarian in a public library, including 3 years of supervisory experience in library, branch, or department management.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range is between $50,000-$65,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Competitive salary and benefits package includes health insurance as well as a retirement pension plan through Missouri LAGERS.

Application Process:

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Evan Loveless, Trustee at: evanrloveless@gmail.com. A full job description is available via e-mail upon request. Deadline to submit: Friday, March 6, 2020 5 pm.

Adult Programming Coordinator - Brentwood Public Library

The Brentwood Public Library in St. Louis, Missouri is looking for a customer service oriented individual to fill our Adult Programming Coordinator position. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer relations. We need a personable and self-motivated individual to join our small but mighty team. We are looking for someone who is willing to provide both front line service at the desk and to facilitate adult programming within the building and out in the community in a full time capacity. For the right candidate, we are willing to entertain splitting the duties of this job into a part time Adult Programming Coordinator position.

Job duties include:

  • Provide courteous, helpful, and efficient service to customers by checking out materials, issuing library cards, placing holds, accepting payments, and answering questions about library accounts.
  • Field reference and technology questions from the public, including but not limited to: library e-materials on all devices, Microsoft Office product questions, file management-downloading and saving, helping with online job applications, copying, scanning, and faxing.
  • Readers’ advisory for all ages.
  • Maintain and develop our adult programming – the ideal candidate will be a creative planner and also be able to execute their ideas.
  • Manage a yearly programming budget.
  • Public relations duties in coordination with the Youth Services Librarian, including creating newsletters and in-house flyers, submitting library events to various local news outlets, updating the library website, and managing social media accounts.
  • Gather and maintain statistics for reporting to the public and to the state.
  • Coordinate partnerships with and donations from external organizations to support and supplement programming.

Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ public-facing experience in libraries/nonprofits or events planning (or equivalent.)
  • Competence with standard workplace computer applications and equipment.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Writing samples will be required.
  • Qualities of enthusiasm and compassion.
  • Team minded yet self-motivated.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Flexible and positive attitude with the public and with coworkers. No sticklers, please.
  • Ability to lift books, bend, and stoop. Able to be on your feet at the front desk for prolonged periods of time.

The Brentwood Public Library is an independent library in St. Louis County, Missouri. We are part of the Municipal Library Consortium, a group of nine libraries that serve their unique municipalities in St. Louis County. Brentwood is a tight knit community with approximately 8,000 citizens. We offer small town, personal service in a flourishing metropolitan area.

This position can either be part time (approximately 20 hours) with programming as the main component or a full time position with programming and circulation desk responsibilities. This position reports to the library director. For full time employment we offer health, dental, and vision benefits plus 75 hours (equal to 10 days) of vacation per year. The salary for this position depends on qualifications. We are an equal opportunity employer.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send a cover letter and resume to the director, Gina Gibbons, at ggibbons@bplmo.org. We love references and we do contact them.

Library Assistant - Part-Time, Richmond Heights Memorial Library

Richmond Heights Library is looking for a reliable, long-term, friendly customer service employee to fill our open position. Approximately 23-27 hours/week; includes day, evening, and weekend hours. Excellent computer skills [Microsoft Office, Internet searching] and excellent customer service skills are required. Previous library experience highly desired. Attention to detail is a must. Knowledge of popular fiction a plus. EOE. Applications are available here: http://www.richmondheightslibrary.org/library-assistant/ 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.

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.