Librarian III

Recruitment #210414-E21C-I01


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The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) is now accepting applications for the position of Library Development Consultant (Librarian III, OMES Classified Job Description E21C) in the Office of Library Development. Salary starts at $48,713.24. A full suite of benefits is provided including health, dental, life and disability insurance; 15 days of annual leave per year, increasing after five, ten and twenty years of employment; 15 sick leave days per year; 11 observed holidays; and a lump sum longevity payment after 2 years of service that increases every two years.

Job Summary:
The Library Development Consultant ensures adequate public library services throughout the state and provides professional consulting services to public and institutional libraries, library boards, and government officials in local communities. They accomplish this goal by collaborating with the Library Development team, other ODL departments, and local community leaders to develop strategies, recommendations, and plans for all facets of library operation. They provide leadership in needs assessment, planning, implementing, managing, and reporting on grant projects funded by the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Library Development Consultant also identifies need for, develops, and provides comprehensive training to public and institutional librarians.

Job Duties:
• Plans, coordinates and supervises library services and activities for an assigned program or single function unit or service
• Supervises lower level professional librarians, support staff and volunteers
• Assists clients in using library services, materials and technology
• Provides training and instruction to users in the operation of library technological resources, including various types of software and hardware
• Reviews and evaluates published materials in specialized fields; recommends materials for purchase.
• Researches and responds to requests for information
• Consults with local administrators to improve all areas of library services
• Designs, requests and administers grant funds benefiting public and institutional libraries
• Prepares reports and maintains records.
• Makes presentations to professional organizations; plans develops and conducts training, seminars, meetings or clinics as required.

Preferred qualifications:
• Knowledge of E-rate and experience completing applications

Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of agency policies, procedures and of state and federal legislation related to assigned agency programs
• Knowledge of principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of library science
• Knowledge of research methods to perform independent research, including electronic resources and library cataloging tools
• Knowledge of integrated library systems and bibliographic utilities
• Knowledge of library automation and technology trends
• Knowledge of equipment and materials used in conducting training
• Knowledge of the use and management of grant funds
• Ability to develop and implement library services and programs
• Ability to interpret technical, legal and/or complex materials to meet information requests
• Ability to search electronic databases
• Ability to plan, organize, conduct, and evaluate professional development programs
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability and willingness to travel to libraries, meetings, and conferences throughout the state


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.


The Librarian classification consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the experience required to perform assigned duties and responsibilities, and the responsibility for the leadership of others.

Level III:   
This is the specialist level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities involving advanced level work in providing consultative services to public and institutional libraries, library boards, and government officials statewide.  This will include developing strategies, recommendations and plans for all facets of library operation; grant management and comprehensive training.


Level III:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association plus four (4) years of professional library experience.


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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.