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Current Out-of-State
Library Announcements

Page updated February 5, 2015

Welcome to ODL Jobline! Below are the latest out-of-state library positions from individual institutions around the country. Jobline is updated when new announcements are received or when announcements expire.


Library Executive Director
William F. Laman Public Library, North Little Rock, AR

Open: 01/15/15 • Open Until Filled

Salary Range: NEGOTIABLE

The William F. Laman Public Library is seeking an experienced, proactive, energetic, supportive, and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Executive Director as the chief administrative and financial officer of the Library who will advance and promote the mission, policies and signature programs of the library. The Executive Director is responsive to the changing needs of the community and develops and implement a strategic plan in conjunction with the Library Board of Trustees.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Library Administration: The ideal candidate will be an effective team player and team leader; possess and demonstrate understanding of group dynamics; set high standards for personal and departmental performance; possess a strong participatory management style which values the contributions and diversity of dedicated and talented employees; and be an excellent communicator. • Budgeting: Prepares and submits a proposed, provision and permanent annual budget to the Library Board and directs and monitors all revenue and expenditures in accordance with budget parameters; identifies and pursues additional/alternative funding sources; oversees all financial transactions and required local, state, and federal reporting; provides monthly financial planning data to the Library board to assist in establishing long and short-term financial priorities; oversees the annual audit process and assures distribution of the resulting audit report to the Library Board, appropriate governmental officials, and other appropriate agencies. • Board Relations: Works closely with the Library Board of Trustees and Board committees to carry out their directives, assisting in strategic planning and assisting the Board in setting goals and objectives and evaluating the Library’s effectiveness in relation to the changing needs of the community; advises the Library Board of Trustees on operational, fiscal, facilities, and staffing matters, and implements policies established by the Board; provides administrative support to the Library Board and orients new board members.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of eight (8) years of public library experience, including at least four (4) years of increasingly responsible management or supervisory experience.

Full Time Position with an excellent benefits package that currently includes paid health/life insurance (96% for employee; 50% for family), retirement plan, generous vacation, personal & sick leave benefits; 11 paid holidays. Optional employee contribution to 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

The CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, and as such does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.

To apply for this position send resume to: CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK Human Resources City Services 120 Main Street P.O. BOX 936 North Little Rock, AR 72115 Phone: (501) 975-8888 Fax: (501) 975-8850


Instructional Librarian (2 positions)
Washburn University, Topeka, KS

The University Libraries seeks applicants who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and who seek to assume a leadership role in its First-Year Experience Program, emphasizing the transition of students into Washburn University.

A successful candidate for this full-time, 12-month position will teach credit-bearing courses on information literacy, coordinate curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction, develop instruction programs, and provide reference service to patrons at the desk and as point-of-need reference. Successful candidates will serve as a subject matter liaison with responsibility for collection development and participate in the provision of research services to library users on-site and at a distance (some evening and/or weekend hours required). The successful applicants will demonstrate an interest in teaching and reference service as well as a strong commitment to student learning and the application of technology in the effective design and delivery of instruction.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse environment will be a strong focus as the Washburn Libraries pursue their future in the 21st century learning environment.

Review of applications begins September 12, 2014, and continues until position is filled.

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Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Jobline
MPLA Members—Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming.

Arkansas—Arkansas Library Association Jobline

Iowa—State Library of Iowa

Kansas—Kansas Library Association Job Bank

Mississippi—Mississippi Library Job Opportunities,
PO Box 10700, Jackson, MS 39289–0700 or call 601–359–1036.

Missouri—Missouri Library Association Jobline

Texas—Texas Library Association Jobline


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