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Chief Operations Officer
Metropolitan Library System / Oklahoma City Downtown
Job Description: Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operations Officer (COO) has strategic and operational responsibility for the library’s Collections, Facilities, Special Collections, and Strategic Planning units. Directs, administers, plans, and coordinates activities related to the library’s Collections, Facilities, Special Collections, and Strategic Planning units in accordance with policies, strategic plan(s), and annual plan(s) established by the library’s Executive and Advisory Councils and the Metropolitan Library Commission. Responsibilities include the development of tactical and strategic plans, operational strategies and metrics tied to those strategies, and the ongoing development and monitoring of operational service and performance systems. Leads division, cross-departmental, and system-wide teams in the alignment of objectives with system-wide strategic goals. Plans, develops, manages, and assesses strategic projects. Responsible for organizational data collection, analysis, and reporting. Facilitates the implementation of strategic goals and services to enhance and improve library experiences for internal and external guests. This position is a member of both the Executive and the Advisory Council. • Find Out More
Collections Services Librarian
Linscheid Library / East Central University / Ada
Job Description: Oversees electronic resources, periodicals, & interlibrary loan with a focus on facilitating access. Act as the administrator for electronic resource vendor accounts. Act as the administrator for OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Act as the administrator for OpenAthens. Manage print subscriptions. Instruct students in library use and research skills in the classroom and at the Reference Desk. Serve as liaison to several academic departments, collaborating with faculty on research, collection development, information literacy curriculum development, and special projects. Remain up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices. Lead and serve on library and university committees. Supervise one full-time staff member.
To Apply, applications should consist of (1) a letter of interest; (2) a current resume; (3) a list of three professional references with complete contact information and a notation describing the work relationship with each; (4) a completed *Disclosure Statement. Applications should be sent electronically to Employment Services at email@example.com. • Find Out More
Bartlesville Public Library
Job Description: Under general supervision of the Senior Librarian for Reference, LFH and Programming, assists patrons with information and/or directional questions in an efficient and courteous manner. Answers reference, reader's advisory, informational and directional questions in person, e-mail or by telephone utilizing print sources, online catalog, databases, the internet and other electronic sources. Conducts tours of department or library for visiting groups, including school classes that utilize the library for class assignments. Conducts reference and reader's advisory interviews to determine information needs. Works the desk and interacts positively with people of all ages and temperaments. Conducts instruction with patrons in the use of library equipment and materials. Checks availability of materials for patrons and places holds for in-house and inter-library loan reserves. Processes inter-library loan requests. Operates and performs basic maintenance of terminals, photocopier, computers, and other library equipment. Assists patrons with the use of audio-visual equipment, computers, and photocopiers; and other library equipment. Takes registration for various programs; provides patrons with information regarding programs, activities, products and services. Makes suggestions for purchases. Assists with instructional and promotional materials and displays about library products and services. Assists with one-on-one and small group instruction on a variety of library topics including computer instruction. Performs proctoring as scheduled. Assists in troubleshooting for library equipment including computers and patron devices. Prepares statistical reports as required. Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications. Keeps abreast of technological advances. Assists in other Library areas as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned. Attendance: Must be able to work an 8 hour shift or other scheduled shifts as assigned. • Find Out More
Children's Services Manager
Tulsa City-County Library / Central Library, Tulsa
Job Description: The Children's Services Manager oversees operations of the Central Library Children's Department, a 21st Century space featuring an outdoor garden dedicated to youth programming and interactive elements of play and discovery, as well as The Maker Space & Audio Lab, a system-wide service for all ages that gives customers the tools, training and resources to create their next great idea. • Find Out More
Deputy Library Director
Lawton Public Library
Job Description: The Lawton Public Library is looking for its next Deputy Library Director! Be a part of a team committed to serving our community through exciting events and services. Play with the Glowforge laser engraver, use the Digital Memory Center to digitize old family tapes, and help promote our new Telehealth booth. The library finished up its RFID conversion and is working on an interactive historical marker project. We are in the middle of planning our next how-to festival. There is always something new in the works! This deputy is an executive position and directly supervises 5 employees. The deputy serves as second in leadership within the library.• Find Out More
Assistant/Associate Professor, 1st Year & Transfer Experience Librarian
Oklahoma State University Library / Stillwater
Job Description: The Oklahoma State University Library seeks applicants for the position of First Year and Transfer Experience Librarian. This position is a member of the OSU Library faculty reporting to the Director of Library Teaching and Learning. This is a tenure-track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. • Find Out More
Librarian in Residence - Government Documents
McFarlin Library / University of Tulsa
Job Description: This position is part of the Adrian Alexander Librarian in Residence Program. This is a one-year appointment for 25 hours per week. This position is responsible for the coordination and management of the Federal Depository Library Program at McFarlin Library and reports to the Director of Bibliographic Services. • Find Out More
Chief Guest Officer
Downtown Oklahoma City / Metro Library System
Job Description: Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Guest Officer (CGO) has strategic and operational responsibility for the library’s Guest Services division. They direct, administer, plan, and coordinate activities related to the library’s Guest Services division in accordance with policies, strategic plan(s), and annual plan(s) established by the library’s Executive and Advisory Councils and the Metropolitan Library Commission. Responsibilities include providing leadership, strategic direction, and resource stewardship for the subordinate directors/manages who oversee the libraries and departments within the division and for succession planning and mentoring support for all division staff and managers. As the organization’s senior-most Guest Services leader, the CGO is accountable for the overall service performance (analog and virtual guest interactions) of all libraries, for the achievement of divisional goals and objectives, and for aligning system-wide strategic objectives with effective and guest-centric access and engagement plans, operational strategies and metrics tied to those strategies, and the ongoing development and monitoring of operational service and performance systems. This position is a member of the Executive and Advisory Councils. • Find Out More
Eastern Oklahoma Library System
Job Description: Directs the operations and service programs to fulfill the goals and mission of the library System for the overall purpose of meeting the informational, recreational and intellectual needs of the communities it serves; works collaboratively with the System Board of Trustees to set the strategic direction and policies of the library System; performs executive and administrative duties in planning, developing and implementing library services and outreach; oversees the management of all System staff while serving as the external face of the library System. • Find Out More
Altus Public Library / Southern Prairie Library System
Job Description: Organizes, directs, promotes and implements the activities of the Altus Public Library. Develops and presents programs for all ages, maintains library collections, provides leadership, direction, staff supervision and training. Ensures that outstanding customer service is provided to patrons of all ages. Builds relationships with community organizations. Minimum Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field with three years or more of library experience in a supervisory position. Demonstrated performance in a management position. • Find Out More
Reference Assistant (Part-Time)
Oral Roberts University Library, Tulsa
Job Description: ORU seeks a candidate to join our team in the beautiful new J.D. McKean Library. The successful candidate will provide services and supervise student workers during evening and weekend hours. A commitment to excellent service, strong technical skills, solid organizational skills, and good communication skills are vital for this part-time position. • Find Out More select “Staff Openings,” then “Reference Assistant (Part-Time).”
Education & Social Sciences Librarian
University of Oklahoma Libraries
Job Description: The University of Oklahoma Libraries seeks to recruit an Education & Social Sciences Librarian. The position serves as a library liaison to multiple academic departments in the social sciences and education fields of study. The Education & Social Sciences Librarian develops relationships with these departments to promote library resources and services to their students, faculty, and staff. This position provides direct support for teaching, research, outreach, technology, programs, and events in a welcoming and intellectually engaging learning environment. • Find Out More
OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah
Job Description: Located at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, the Medical Librarian provides library services to students, faculty, and staff. Key responsibilities for the position include library operations, reference and instruction, document delivery, exam proctoring, and supervision of work-study students. To fulfill the goals and mission of the Medical Library, this position performs additional duties as assigned. • Find Out More
Research Services Librarian
OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah
Job Description: The Research Services Librarian supports faculty and student researchers affiliated with the Office of Medical Student Research on the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation campus in Tahlequah, OK (OSUCOM - CN). This is an innovative and highly published team that specializes in meta-research and systematic reviews. This position will perform and document searches in Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, PubMed, and other research databases. This position also staffs the library front desk, proctors exams in the testing center, and provides REDCap research survey system training and support. • Find Out More
Music and Performing Arts Librarian
Oklahoma City University Dulaney-Browne Library
Job Description: The Dulaney-Browne Library and the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University invite applications for a tenure-track Music and Performing Arts Librarian position beginning in January 2024. This role is pivotal in providing library services with a specialized focus on the performing arts. The Music Librarian will oversee the Leichter Listening Library in the cutting-edge Wanda L. Bass Music Center, and offer services to the Dulaney-Browne Library, including reference, instruction, and faculty liaison duties. As a member of the university faculty, the Music Librarian is subject to the guidelines outlined in the Oklahoma City University Faculty Handbook and is expected to demonstrate continuous professional growth through participation in professional organizations, continuing education, and scholarly pursuits. • Find Out More
Assistant Professor/Digital Services Librarian
Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater
Job Description: The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Libraries is recruiting a Assistant Professor/Digital Services Librarian within the Digital Resources and Discovery Services (DRDS) department. The Digital Services Librarian will lead the library's statistical reporting and participate in technical services activities involving serials, acquisitions, and e-resources management. • Find Out More
Assistant/Associate Professor, Research Engagement and Impact Librarian
Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater
Job Description: This position is a member of the OSU Library faculty reporting to the Director of Library Teaching and Learning. This is a tenure-track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. • The Research Impact Librarian is a newly created position within the Research & Learning Services (RLS) Division of the Library at OSU. Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Services & Research Engagement, this person will play a crucial role in analyzing, interpreting, and communicating the local and global impact of OSU faculty and student scholarship. • Find Out More
Access Services Librarian
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Job Description: The Access Services Librarian is a library professional who manages all aspects of the interlibrary loan process and assists with the administration and organization of the Access Services department. This position often works at the Circulation Desk and will create a desk coverage schedule. The incumbent assists in the development of policies and procedures to provide quality service to library patrons, oversees the Henry Archives and student workers, periodically reports stats for library services, organizes displays, and takes part in library programming. A high degree of independent judgment while following broad standards and guidelines is required. The Access Services Librarian reports to the Assistant Director for Access and Collection Services. In the absence of another law librarian, this position has responsibility for oversight of the operation of the library. • Find Out More
Bartlesville Public Library
Job Description: Plans, organizes and supervises the activities of Bartlesville Public Library’s Literacy Services. Works with community groups to coordinate literacy services throughout the community. Provides prompt, courteous, friendly service to all library and literacy customers. Directs all administrative and organizational functions of the literacy program. Participates in or oversees literacy fundraising and grant coordination as appropriate. Prepares grant applications, maintains grants, including Health Literacy and submits mid/end of year reports. Maintains an inventory of textbooks and other tutoring aids; distributes materials as necessary. Supervises Literacy Assistant and Immigration/Citizenship Assistant. Works with Library Administration in preparing and monitoring a budget for literacy services. Coordinates a strong promotional campaign to generate interest in literacy programs. Submits a variety of reports as appropriate including but not limited to Library Director, granting agencies and community organizations. Trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of literacy volunteers. Participates in the Library’s Long-Range Planning Committee. Performs all administrative and organizational functions for Literacy Services including tutor/student placement process; assessment of students; record keeping of tutors and students; monitoring progress of student/tutor matches; collect, log, and maintain data on the number of volunteer hours of tutors as well as outside volunteers working on literacy programs. Recruits tutors, students, and literacy volunteers, and may occasionally serve as a substitute tutor. Represents the Literacy Services in the community by addressing civic groups and participating in community organizations and activities. Works with other educational and community organizations in the area, including Casa Hispana, public school systems, and local churches. Coordinates recognition of volunteers, tutors, donors and other literacy contributors on an annual basis. Performs other duties as assigned. • Find Out More [PDF]
Library Director/Senior Media Specialist
Watonga Public Library
Job Description: Under the supervision of the City Manager, assists with the planning, organizing, and managing operations of the library in a professional manner to ensure efficient customer service and supervise the library department. • Must be at least 18 years of age. • Must be a citizen of the United States. • Must possess at least a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED). • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in customer service, public service, or educational field; Library/Media setting preferred. • Supervisory experience preferred. • Find Out More [PDF] or Submit your resumé with a cover letter detailing your interest in the position to City Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Services Librarian
University of Tulsa Mabee Legal Information Center
Job Description: The Technical Services Librarian reports to the Director of the Mabee Legal Information Center and provides leadership, management, and evaluation of all aspects of the library’s system administration, cataloging, government documents, stacks maintenance, microform and archival functions, procedures and related staff. Serves as the overall Innovative System (or subsequently selected systems) Administrator for the MLIC. Functions include oversight of the following: circulation; cataloging; serials; technical processing; government documents; stacks maintenance; archives; and bindery. Responsible for the hiring and management of the student stacks maintenance workers. Personally catalogs all law serials, electronic resources, integrated resources, microforms and original works. Maintains cataloging & serials statistics and produces management reports. Serves as the Government Depository Coordinator. Trains, supervises, and evaluates part-time library assistants. Prepares the archival collections of the College of Law. Specializes in the teaching of the integrated library system and online catalog to instruct students in the basics of locating and understanding the records for treatises and periodicals, etc., including providing demonstrations on both these topics and others as assigned by the Director. • Find Out More
Pauls Valley Public Library
Job Description: Effectively leads and supports Library Development staff, programs, and services · Serves as a consultant to libraries statewide or to state agencies · Manages all aspects of grant management, including but not limited to needs assessment, planning, implementing, managing, and reporting. · Develops and implements policies, rules, and regulations; recommends and implements procedural changes to improve the quality of services · Participates in the preparation of the budget, automation needs, and other administrative functions and reports · Represents the agency at public programs, on social business and at professional conferences and seminars · Monitors trends and issues affecting public libraries and works closely with agency leadership to respond appropriately · Keeps agency leadership updated on department work and reports from the field · Provides in-service training to staff in technical and specialized library functions as needed • To Find Out More email email@example.com or call 405–238–5188
Dean/Director of Libraries
Job Description: Langston University seeks a Dean/Director of Libraries responsible for strategically planning innovative library services, including instruction, outreach, reference, and access programs that address the needs of a diverse university community. • Find Out More
Information Technology Librarian
Langston University, Langston Campus
Job Description: Explores emerging technologies that promote maintenance and advancement of library infrastructure. Supports faculty, staff and student library related computer and informational technology needs. Promotes customer service and collegiality as a valued team member. Collaborates with Technical Services Librarian to ensure system functionality. • Find Out More
Library Special Projects Manager
City of Omaha / Nebraska
This is professional work in the management, development and coordination of library programs and divisions. Work involves supervision of clerical, professional, and volunteer staff; direct contact with the public in disseminating information and resolving service issues; project management; and strategic planning. General guidance is received from a senior library manager. An employee in this classification works with considerable independence, making decisions based on experience, defined expectations, and departmental policies, and receives general guidance from a superior. • Find Out More
City of Omaha / Nebraska
This is professional library work which involves the adult, children, or extension services (subject departments and technical processes) of the library. Work includes allocating funds, formulating policies, solving administrative problems, and recommending the hiring and firing of subordinate staff. • Find Out More
City of Omaha / Nebraska
This is entry-level professional library work in various phases of library operations within the municipal library system. Work includes providing excellent customer service, making recommendations for material acquisition, performing reference work in specialty fields and planning and conducting outreach and programs. Work may also include assigning and following up on the work of clerical and para-professional employees. • Find Out More
Library Technology Specialist
City of Omaha / Nebraska
This is technical work providing ongoing support of information systems and processes critical to the services and operations of the Omaha Public Libraries. Work involves the operation, evaluation, recommendation, and installation of hardware and software. Responsibilities also include providing on demand support for staff and serving as a liaison with the Douglas/Omaha Technology Commission (DOT.Comm) to ensure adherence to established City standards and practices. An incumbent in this position works both independently and as part of a team with guidance from a supervisor. • Find Out More
Fort Worth, TX
Responsibilities: The next Director will be instrumental in bringing library services to new areas of Fort Worth through the city’s bond program and by developing creative partnerships.¶ In the first three years, priorities will include: • Advocating for library services among key stakeholders and fundraising groups • Sharing FWPL’s successes with colleagues in city government, community organizations and the media • Overseeing construction and development of two new libraries • Building community support for FWPL’s new programming model • Developing partnerships with the sixteen independent school districts that operate within Fort Worth’s boundaries • Working in collaboration with other city department directors to maximize city resources available through libraries • Find Out More
Waco-McLennan County Library, TX
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include selecting materials, overseeing material budgets, monitoring the database and the accuracy of library records, analyzing and interpreting library data, and responding to internal and external suggestions for the collections. • Works with the management team to build and maintain library collections that support community needs and interests. • The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of library principles and best practices as applied to collection development. • Find Out More
Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) has an Online Career Center.
Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) usually has job openings. Check for those announcements.
The Metropolitan Library System usually has a few Job openings—find out more about these opportunities.
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