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Current Out-of-State
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Page updated May 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.


Instructional and Liaison Services Librarian
John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

John Brown University seeks a full-time Instructional and Liaison Services Librarian with faculty rank to begin August 1, 2015. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating library information literacy efforts, teaching research instruction sessions at the main campus and extension sites, serving as a liaison to designated academic programs, working a regular rotation at the reference desk, and contributing to library collection development. Additional expectations include service on university committees and participation in library initiatives.

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Director of Libraries
McKinney Public Library System, McKinney, TX

The Director of Libraries reports directly to the ACM and is a member of the City’s Management Team. The McKinney Public Library System has a staff of 40 and an annual FY2014-2015 operating budget of $3,363,685.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university required. Minimum of 7 years of previous experience in library services, including supervisory and management work. Municipal experience in a similar sized or larger community desired.

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Technical Services Librarian
Joplin Public Library, Joplin, MO

Get in on the ground floor of a new adventure. Joplin Public Library is in the process of designing and building a new facility to be a community anchor institution within the area hit the hardest during the EF-5 tornado that destroyed one-third of the city in May 2011.

This is a professional position which requires in-depth knowledge of cataloging principles and practices and practical experience in the processing of print and non-print materials. Supervises employees and volunteers in the department. The successful candidate will work with a team of other Department Heads and Library Administration to carry out the goals and objectives for the library district’s strategic plan. This is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Requirements of Position:
• Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited graduate program.
• Comprehensive knowledge of MARC formats, AACR2, RDA, Bibframe, Dewey classification and Library of Congress subject headings and authority control.
• High clerical aptitude; detail oriented; excellent keyboard skills.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
• Working knowledge of automated library systems (Polaris environment), Windows, Excel, Word and other library programs.
• Prefer three to five years’ experience with two years’ supervisory experience preferred.

Salary Range: $38,900-$45,384 DOQ. JPL also offers a comprehensive benefits package of paid leave and paid holidays; health and life insurance; worker’s compensation; flexible spending accounts; and LAGERS (Missouri Local Government Employees’ Retirement System) benefits.

Start Date: August 1, negotiable

Submit cover letter and resume by May 31, 2015 to:
Jacque Gage, Director, Joplin Public Library, 300 S Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801

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Regional Jobline Websites
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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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