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Shared Branch Manager I

Rieger Memorial Library and Warner Public Library / Haskell and Warner

Job Description: Manages and administers the operations and staff of the assigned branches; ensures outstanding customer service is provided to all patrons; serves as an advocate and spokesperson for each branch and the System in the community; performs other duties as assigned. 40 hrs. per week; includes some evenings and Saturdays. Qualifications: BA/BS and five or more years related library experience, MLS/MLIS preferred. Level III (or higher) OK Public Librarian Certification. Experience developing programs for library users of all ages. Demonstrated performance in a management or supervisory position. Duties include managing the library buildings, staff and collections using professional principles of the library field. Manager will oversee the daily operation of the library including awareness and use of the library facility, staff supervision and training, financial transactions and successful development of good relationships with governmental officials, library friends and volunteers. Beginning salary $55,078 plus excellent benefits • Find Out More  

Adult Services Librarian

Muskogee Public Library

Job Description: Successful candidate will provide a high level of customer service to all library users. Works closely with the adult collection and computer services. Preferred Qualifications: MLS/MLIS or Master's degree in a related field AND 3 to 5 years of relevant experience. Minimum Qualifications: BS or BA and relevant experience. Experience developing adult services library programs. Prefer demonstrated performance in a management position including supervisory experience and quality computer skills. Duties include managing the Adult Services department, staff, and collection using professional principles of the library field. Occasional building supervisory duties and work in other departments. Manager will oversee the successful long term and daily operation of the department and public services computers. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. 40 hrs. per week, includes some evenings and Saturdays. Salary dependent on level of experience and library education, starting at $42,890 plus excellent benefits. • Find Out More  


Cameron University / Lawton

Job Description: Provide reference services and research assistance to library patrons, both in person and electronically, teach information literacy and use of online library resources both face-to-face and online (synchronous and asynchronous), participate in regular assessment of library services through measures such as compiling data regarding available resources and resource usage; distributing a biannual satisfaction survey; and working with students, faculty and staff to determine resource needs, work with vendors and Cameron University’s Information Technology Services to troubleshoot technical issues, prepare and submit library data for external reports including IPEDS, ACRL, and academic program reviews, develop and implement a strategic vision for the university library's collections that aligns with the academic and research goals of the institution, evaluate and select resources, both physical and digital, to build a comprehensive and relevant collection, assist in the Library’s technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, classification using Library of Congress Classification System, deselection, donation processing, inventory, communications, analytics, and reporting, collaborate with Library staff and other campus constituents in creating and adapting library policies and procedures, some evening and weekend hours as needed, and other duties as assigned. • 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 August 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  

Library Assistant

Bartlesville Public Library

Job Description: Under general supervision, assists patrons with their informational and/or directional questions in an efficient and courteous manner.  Answers reference, readers’ advisory, informational and directional questions in person 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.  Leads story times when needed.  Positively interacts with people of all ages and temperaments.  Checks patron’s materials in and out. Conducts instruction with patrons in the use of Library equipment and material(s), especially the use of computer terminals and software applications.  Participates in Library work teams as appropriate.  Assists patrons with questions regarding procedures, programs and policies of the library.  Guides area elementary, secondary and college students in obtaining information and data for special reports, projects, and/or homework assignments.  Maintains collections by shelving materials in their correct location.  Assists in other Library areas as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned. • Find Out More

Library Operations Consultant

Oklahoma Department of Libraries / Oklahoma City

Job Description: Under the direction of the Library Development Coordinator, the Library Operations Consultant will support effective public library service throughout the state. This will include visiting public libraries frequently and providing consulting services in areas such as: operations, customer service, collection management, facilities, data collection and analysis, and strategic planning. Work will include establishing and maintaining strong relationships with city leaders and library staff throughout the state. • Find Out More

Instructor of Library Services

Northeastern State University Libraries / Broken Arrow

Job Description: This position provides liaison services for assigned programs, departments, and colleges; provides information literacy and research instruction; and provides reference and research assistance. Serves as resource coordinator and liaison to assigned academic programs, departments, and colleges. Provides specialized reference assistance to researchers in assigned disciplines. Provides on-call reference assistance on a rotating schedule. Designs library guides and finding aids in assigned disciplines. Provides library instruction for general education courses and courses in assigned academic disciplines. Select monographs and databases for purchase in support of assigned academic programs, departments, and colleges. Evaluates library collection needs in liaison areas, articulates criteria for removal for deaccessioning, and pulls items for weeding. • Find Out More

Instructor of Library Services/Research & Instructional Services

Northeastern State University Libraries / Tahlequah

Job Description: This position provides leadership for the Research and Instructional Services Department traditionally called “reference” department in academic libraries, but also including significant duties in policy level collection development. Serves as resource coordinator and liaison to assigned academic programs, departments, and colleges. Provides specialized reference assistance to researchers in assigned disciplines. Provides on-call reference assistance on a rotating schedule. Designs library guides and finding aids in assigned disciplines. Provides library instruction for general education courses and courses in assigned academic disciplines. Select monographs and databases for purchase in support of assigned academic programs, departments, and colleges. Represent Research and Instructional Services on the Library Leadership Team and in meetings with the Executive Director of Libraries. Evaluate untenured faculty and staff in the RIS Department. Maintain and run the formula for allocating the monographs budget among academic programs. Lead Research and Instructional Services departmental meetings. • 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 • 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

Branch Manager

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

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

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

State Librarian

Maryland State Library Agency (MD)

Job Description: The Maryland State Library Agency (MD) seeks an innovative and forward-thinking leader as its next State Librarian to support 192 public library branches and 22 mobile libraries in their mission to provide outstanding resources, programs, and customer service to over 3.3 million Marylanders. Reporting to the Maryland State Library Board, the State Librarian will be responsible for 33 full-time staff, a $103 million budget, and overseeing the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, Maryland’s public libraries, the State Library Network, the Public Library Capital Grants Program, and the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library from its offices in Baltimore, MD. Agency highlights include the Futures Conference, the Hatchlings Early Literacy Program, and the Statewide Blueprint which encourages shared understandings of, and collaborations on, non-library trends shaping the future of public library services in the state. Key initiatives include continued advocacy for funding at the state level, support of intellectual freedom through access and legislative advocacy, and implementing the Maryland State Library Agency Library Services and Technology Act five-year plan goals. • Find Out More

Library Director

Flower Mound Public Library / Flower Mound, Texas

Job Description: The Town of Flower Mound seeks a dynamic and talented leader to become the next Director of Library Services of the Flower Mound Public Library (TX). Reporting to the Assistant Town Manager and working alongside the Cultural Arts Commission, the director is responsible for a $2.2 million budget, a single 40,000 square-foot building, and 23.5 FTE of staff. The library has earned The Texas Municipal Library Director’s Association Achievement of Excellence Award for the past nineteen years and offers patrons a place to explore their creativity through the Creation Lab makerspace. With a supportive city government, growing population, and an experienced staff, the new director will be well positioned to make an impact right away. Key initiatives include the analysis of a growing service area, fully utilizing a recently renovated and expanded building, exploration of RFID tagging and smart returns, and completion of the 2024 strategic plan. • Find Out More

Archives and Special Collections Librarian

Forsyth Library, Fort Hays State University / Hays, Kansas

Fort Hays State University and Forsyth Library invite applications for an Archives and Special Collections Librarian. Beginning summer 2024, Forsyth Library is undergoing a comprehensive renovation of the 1967 facility--including the development of our first, dedicated Special Collections and University Archives reading room. With expected completion in 2026, this role will be instrumental in the planning and execution of moving materials into a new reading room and collection storage space. Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the Archives and Special Collections Librarian is responsible for the organization and preservation of a wide range of primary sources. The Librarian assists the Coordinator of Special Collections in the evaluation of potential acquisitions and in providing research use of Forsyth Library special collections.  In consultation with the Coordinator, the librarian is responsible for developing policy, processing, and preserving materials for Forsyth Library special collections. The librarian also collaborates closely with the Digital Curation Librarian and the Coordinator on selection of materials for digitization, exhibition, and promotion / outreach.  As part of the campus records management team, the Librarian fills the role of university archivist and is responsible for the long-term retention of historical university records deposited with special collections. This is an on-campus 12-month tenure-track faculty position. Workload is negotiated with the Dean and typically includes 60% librarianship, 20% service, and 20% scholarship responsibilities. Appointment and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Anticipated start date in June 2024. • Find Out More

Library Director

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

Librarian—Collection Development

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.

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

Bradbury Miller Associates—Director, Manager and Execution positions

For information on Public Librarian Certification, see the information page.

For information on School Librarian Certification, contact the State Department of Education.

Last Modified on Feb 22, 2024