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Current Out-of-State
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Page updated January 12, 2016

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.

Youth Services Librarian & Librarian 1 (2 positions)
Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

Madison Public Library is seeking two community-minded Librarians to embrace our mission to celebrate ideas, promote creativity, connect people and enrich lives. Join a team of committed, enthusiastic library staff serving children, families and educators to build fundamental early literacy skills, instill a lifelong love of learning, and support adults as they educate and entertain the children in their lives.

Please Note: There are currently two librarian openings at Madison Public Library. You must apply separately to each position for which you would like to be considered. Only online applications with supplemental question responses attached will be considered—for the full job descriptions please click on the links below.

Training and Experience—Graduation from an accredited library school with a master's degree in library or information science. Other combinations of training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.

For More Information: Youth Services LibrarianLibrarian 1

Dean of Kent Library
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

The Dean of Kent Library provides the vision for the University’s library in its creation, preservation, and delivery of information to students, faculty, and the public in a transformative environment affected by technological change. The Dean demonstrates a commitment to excellence and an appreciation for the pedagogical, scholarly/creative activities aligned with a public regional university. The Dean reports to the Provost and supervises a team of faculty and staff professionals providing an innovative and client-focused workplace.

Candidates must have a master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum five years of progressively responsible leadership and supervision in an academic library environment. Other requirements include: • A substantial record of professional accomplishment through research, publication, service, and leadership in areas that affect and inform libraries • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, including contemporary library practices, trends, and emerging technologies • Demonstrated competencies in information literacy and library instruction • Experience with resource sharing and working with consortial groups • Knowledge of and experience with assessment of library services • Demonstrated strong internal and external communication skills as well as interpersonal skills • Demonstrated ability to foster an organization that values professionalism, diversity, inclusion and a positive work/learning environment.

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Director of Public Service
Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

Madison Public Library (MPL) seeks a dynamic individual to perform highly responsible managerial, administrative, and professional work assisting in the administration and operations of the Madison Public Library system. We encourage creativity, innovation, imagination, and going beyond the traditional or expected. Some may say "Why"; at MPL we say "Why Not". Our outstanding and collegial workforce is highly valued by the community, and includes staff members who have received national recognition or awards for their work at MPL.

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Senior Librarian/Library Supervisor
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas, the City of Cowboys and Culture, is home to more than 812,000 residents and the county seat of Tarrant County. It is the 16th largest city in the US and the fifth largest city in Texas. Recognized as one of the fastest growing areas of the country in 2011, Fort Worth was voted one of America’s Most Livable Communities in 2010 and was named by the National Civic League as an All-American City for the third time in 2011.

The library system includes the downtown Central Library, which maintains municipal archives and local history collections and is a popular destination for cultural programs, concerts, exhibitions, and workshops, two Regional libraries, 11 Neighborhood Branch libraries, and two Satellite Branches in public housing communities. The library circulates over three million items each year, provides public computer access to almost 300,000 users, and has a system-wide customer satisfaction rating of 90%. The Fort Worth Library has 230 staff and a $16.3 million annual budget.

The Senior Librarian is a management level position, requiring strong leadership skills. The Senior Librarian reports to the Regional Librarian Supervisor and is responsible for supervising the operations of the branch and leading a team of library assistants, clerks, and pages. Duties include marketing, collection development, statistics, reference services, and project management.

This position requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited college or university with major course work in library and information science and at least two years of increasingly responsible library experience. Supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Preference may be given to applicants who can speak, write, and understand Spanish.

The salary range for this position is $48,781 - $63,416 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

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Digital and Metadata Services Librarian
Paseo Verde Library, Henderson, NV

Create, edit, and maintain digital archives and metadata for the District. Represent the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services Department on district-wide committees. Serve as the District’s liaison to community organizations. Manage the physical archives, which include photographs, negatives and print publications. Stay abreast of current digital standards and train staff on any changes. Perform original cataloging of all types of library materials. Occasionally work on public service desks conducting reference interviews with library users in person or by telephone. May serve as person in charge of department or building in the absence of a supervisor. Position may require use of personal or library vehicle on library business. Other related duties as assigned.

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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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