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Current Out-of-State
Library Announcements

Page updated February 7, 2014

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.

For additional information, call or write the contact number or address listed with each position.

Note: Please be sure to browse the Other Employment Resources on the Web for additional helpful job search sites.


Library Director
Bella Vista Public Library, Bella Vista, Arkansas

Status: Full Time, Exempt, Salaried

Qualification: This position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited program and 2–5 years of prior library experience including experience with library automated systems. Applicant must be comfortable dealing with library volunteers and the public as well as establishing strong, supportive, cooperative relationships and positive communications with co-workers.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Developing good patron relations by creating an environment conductive to library usage through maintaining a high level of service and support to users
  • Directing day to day operations of the library to ensure that the basic mission of the library is fulfilled
  • Ensuring policies are carried out including interpreting policy to staff and volunteers
  • Hiring and developing a professional library staff
  • Overall supervision of library staff, both paid and volunteer
  • Setting standards and goals for staff
  • Creating an atmosphere conducive to high morale for paid staff and volunteers
  • Establishing programs of service including final approval of materials to be included in the library
  • Ensuring compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations regarding security and privacy rights
  • Operating within approved budgets in accordance with City guidelines
  • Providing input for short and long-range plans for the library
  • Providing input to operational and capital expenditure budgets
  • Representing the library before the public
  • Maintaining affiliations with library associations and keeping abreast of latest library procedures
  • Establishing effective working relationships with community leaders, public officials, professional groups and general public
  • Overseeing preparation of support materials for City and committee meetings including periodic and year-end reports

Salary:  $47,000–$52,000
Deadline: Screening of applications begins March 5, 2014

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and application with three references to:
Frank Anderson, Mayor
City of Bella Vista
P O Box 5655
Bella Vista, AR 72714


Teen Services Librarians (2 positions)
Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

Madison Public Library is seeking two teen librarians who will embrace our mission to celebrate ideas, promote creativity, connect people and enrich lives and share our vision of the library as a place to learn, share, and create. Be a member of a professional team that paves the way for teens to engage and connect, to utilize resources from books to apps, to learn from experts in the local and global community. Join with collaborative partners in crafting and facilitating community wide, interest-based Out of School Time and set the stage for teens to develop 21st century skills. You will help teens become savvy consumers and creators of content. You will be an advocate for teens; you'll reach out to all teens. Our Teen Services Librarians take a whole library, whole community approach to planning, delivering and evaluating services. This will be your opportunity to explore innovative delivery of services and programs.

These Teen Services Librarian positions function both within the context of a branch library that provides a range of public library services to all ages and as part of a citywide team of teen librarians. Employees may be assigned to a variety of library programs, services and functions necessitating judgment and discretion in their development and implementation. Employees may lead and/or coordinate subordinates as assigned. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Librarian 3 or Library Supervisor.

The two current vacancies are salaried at 100% (38.75 hour/week). One position is based at the Meadowridge branch, and the other position is based at the Goodman South branch. Scheduled hours of work will be Monday through Sunday, mornings, afternoons and evenings as programming requires. Work locations may also vary depending on the program needs at the various branches.

For the complete job posting, minimum qualifications and to apply online


Regional Jobline Websites
(let us know if you experience any problems with these sites)

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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