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Welcome to ODL Jobline! Below are the latest Oklahoma announcements we have received. Jobline is updated when new announcements are received or when announcements expire.

Jobline is a free service of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. All library positions listed guarantee equal employment and advancement opportunities.

Be sure to check the link to Other Employment Resources on the Web for links to other major Oklahoma library joblines.

Following are the latest Oklahoma library positions that we are aware of.

Director of Library Services
Oklahoma State University, Tulsa

Directs the operations, of the Tulsa Campus Library, including responsibility for planning, organization, and direction of library collections and services, and supervision of library personnel. Participates in monthly Management Team meetings with the Tulsa Campus President.

Skills, Proficiencies and Knowledge—Knowledge of Library administration policies and procedures; successful experience managing employee relations; knowledge of Library Information and software systems; and emerging trends in academic libraries. Experience with computers and Microsoft programs.

Degree—Master's (Ph.D./Ed.D. preferred)

Experience—Minimum of 2 years Library management experience.

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Circulation Services Coordinator
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford

Job Description—The Circulation Services Coordinator, under supervision of Head of Public Services Librarian, executes, supervises, and performs daily management of all circulation desk functions, including student assistant supervision, reserve and electronic reserve services, departmental reports, and other assigned duties for the Public Services Department; maintains and consistently provides excellent customer service; serves as a resource to patrons; refers patrons to Reference Desk when needed and trains students on referrals; prepares informational materials; reviews operating practices and procedures, recommending changes to increase ace racy and efficiency; supervises students in stack maintenance of the Library’s circulating collections; supervises, trains, evaluates, and provides direction to student assistants; determines and assigns daily departmental duties to student assistants, fool lowing up on task completion; oversees the duties and response abilities of Student Supervisors; schedules students in Circulation and provides assistance to other departments; works with the Head of Public Services Librarian to facilitate disciplinary procedures when necessary; assists in the interpretation and evaluation of Circulation statistics in relation to departmental functions; extensive use of spreadsheet applications and some web design; creates and maintains reserve records in ILS system; communicates regularly with SWOSU Faculty, administer Electronic Reserves, and leads digitization of various media for Electronic Reserve; works extensively with patron records and accounts, maintaining fine, fee, and lost item notices; performs complex bibliographic and library record searches; coordinates with the Resource Sharing Technician and provides billing and statistical information as needed; and cross-trains the Resource Sharing Technician in basic circulation services to serve as a backup as needed. The Circulation Services Coordinator shall promote the SWOSU environment of celebrating diversity in all forms.

Anticipated Start Date—November 2014
Salary—Commensurate with existing salary structure.

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Public Services Assistant/Information Services Department
Norman Public Library

Beginning Salary—Grade 7, Base ($15.11/hr)
Working Conditions—Part-time, hourly position. Hours will vary weekly based on fluctuating Branch or Department demand. Must be available to work a flexible schedule which will include evenings and weekends, in addition up to two weeks of “Mandatory New Hire Orientation & Training” located at the Administrative Offices in Norman.
Applications Accepted—September 25 through October 4, 2014

Position Summary—Performs high-level customer service to Pioneer Library System and the Norman Public Library customers including reference, reader’s advisory, programming and outreach; performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
1. Education and/or experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university;
  2. Three years relevant experience;
  3. OR equivalent combination of technical training, experience or education.
  4. Valid Oklahoma driver’s license.

2.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    1. Understands and performs basic functions and tasks of common software programs and email applications;
    2. Uses and helps others use basic computer hardware;
    3. Working knowledge in the operation of computers and office machines, and standard office software products, electronic resources, internet and database retrieval.
    4. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Pioneer Library System policies and procedures;
    5. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of library circulation practices and procedures, as well as reader’s advisory and reference services and functions.
    6. Skills in working with public, public speaking and conducting effective library programs.
    7.  Strong skills in written and spoken business communications.
    8.  Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
    9.  Ability to retrieve and replace items from floor level to at least 5 ½ feet in height.

Applications accepted through October 4, 2014. Résumé alone is not sufficient; completed application form is required.  Completed application form should be mailed to Pioneer Library System, Attn: Human Resources Dept., 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072. Application forms are available for print-out here.

Librarian I
Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City

Reference service, collection development, digital collection maintenance, and outreach.

Positions in this job family are responsible for supervising and/or performing professional level services for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, or a library function at other state agencies.

Level I is the basic level where incumbents are assigned to a specialized area and provide routine assistance to the public and staff.  They will perform routine cataloging, classification and reference and information services.

Find out more, including how to apply.

Library Technology Manager (Faculty Position)
Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, Oklahoma City

Rank/salary range: Non-tenured, minimum rank of Assistant Professor/$40,000-50,000.

Minimum requirements—Masters' Degree from ALA-accredited library school or knowledge management program OR BA in Computer Science/related field combined with one or more graduate-level degrees.

For more information and application instructions visit jobs.ou.edu, select "search listings" on the left, and enter requisition number 20445.

Contact: Jason Bengtson, Chair, Search Committee, jason-bengtson@ouhsc.edu

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Shared Library Branch Manager
Reiger Memorial Library (Haskell) and Warner Public Library

Manages and administers the operation and staff of two branches—one in Haskell, one in Warner.

Manager ensures outstanding customer service is provided to all patrons; serves as an advocate and spokesperson for the branch and the System in the communities. 40 hrs. per week, 20 in Haskell, 20 in Warner; includes some evenings and Saturdays. Qualifications: MLS/MLIS; or BA/BS and five or more years related library experience; and experience developing programs for library users of all ages. Demonstrated performance in a management position and library coursework. Duties include managing the library buildings, staff, and collections using professional principles of the library field. Manager will oversee the successful long term and daily operation of the libraries 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 $38,500 plus excellent benefits.

Applications are available at any EODLS library but must be returned to:
Eastern OK District Library System
Attn: Haskell/Warner opening
814 W. Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK 74401

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.

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Librarian—Youth Services
Ponca City Public Library

General Job Description: This is a professional Librarian position, providing administrative, supervisory and direct service work, coordinating and managing the children and teen collection, programming and activities. This staff member also provides general library services for young library customers, including special services such as the Summer Reading Program, story hours and outreach that enhance the lives of and promote reading to young customers.

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Manager of Library Operations I [3 separate jobs]
Almonte Library • Ralph Ellison Library • Village Library—Metropolitan Library System

Job Summary: Responsible for the day-to-day management of a small to medium sized community library, including, but not limited to, library services, collection management, facility management, staff and volunteer management, budget preparation and oversight, programming, community related activities, and safety. This requires excellent customer service skills, building and maintaining strategic relationships; planning and organizational skills; and the ability to create and maintain a library that is an inviting and innovative link to the world.

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Assistant Manager of Library Operations [2 separate jobs]
Edmond Library and Downtown Library—Metropolitan Library System

Job Summary: Under supervision of the manager of library operations, assists with the planning, organizing and managing operations of a community library; may supervise staff and volunteers.

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Library Director
Casady School, Oklahoma City

Essential Functions:  The Librarian at the Upper Division serves as the Director of Library Services, or Head Librarian in addition to the role of upper school librarian.   He/She ensures that all three libraries are carrying out the mission of the Casady School Library Program and Casady School.



  • Function as department chair, oversee library staff and their responsibilities, represent the library at Department Chair meetings and on appropriate committees and task forces, maintain awareness of curricular and co-curricular initiatives and issues
  • Prepare and administer budget
  • Manage the library web page
  • Manage the library facility
  • Represent the library at external meetings and at Casady events
  • Attend All-Employee, Full-Faculty, and Upper School Faculty Meetings
  • Participate in other responsibilities as determined by the Head of School and/or Upper Division Director


  • Make resources available through a systematically developed collection in the library, through access to online resources, and via interlibrary loan
  • Acquire and classify all print and digital materials and manage subscriptions
  • Manage the library in a way that encourages use and access
  • Maintain professional connections outside Casady and participate in professional development opportunities
  • Communicate library programs goals and needs to the administration
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that access to information is not restricted and interpret laws and policies regarding information


  • Provide information and digital literacy instruction to students and faculty, both individually and in collaboration with course projects
  • Offer assistance to teachers in the selection and purchase of instructional materials and in the use of information resources
  • Plan cooperatively and collaboratively with teachers to incorporate information literacies into the curriculum
  • Provide leadership in assessing, evaluating and implementing information and instructional technologies


  • Prepare bibliographies and LibGuides (pathfinders) for faculty, class assignments, and special events
  • Provide instruction in the use of media services and resources
  • Work closely with faculty to promote effective use of media services and resources


  • Minimum of Master’s of education with library/instructional technology emphasis or library and information studies degree
  • Minimum of five years library experience
  • Certification by the State of Oklahoma as a Library Media Specialist recommended
  • Familiarity with PCs, Macs, Microsoft Office, ILSs, and iPads
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Experience with collection development for students in grade 9–12 and adults
  • Must be able to work with high school students

If interested, please call Mrs. Lynn Patterson at 405–749–3111 or email her at pattersonl@casady.org.  Salary is commensurate upon experience and qualifications

Manager of Library Operations I
Ralph Ellison Library—Metropolitan Library System

Job Summary—Responsible for the day-to-day management of a small to medium sized community library, including, but not limited to, library services, collection management, facility management, staff and volunteer management, budget preparation and oversight, programming, community related activities, and safety. This requires excellent customer service skills, building and maintaining strategic relationships; planning and organizational skills; and the ability to create and maintain a library that is an inviting and innovative link to the world.

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In the Tulsa area, the Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) usually has a few job openings. Check for those announcements.

In the local Oklahoma City area, The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County usually has a few Job openings—find out more about these opportunities.

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