Librarian IV

Recruitment #220512-E21D-01



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Librarian IV
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) is now accepting applications for the position of Librarian IV (E21D) in the Office of Library Resources. Salary is $50,960. 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:
Under the direction of the Administrative Librarian, the Librarian IV provides leadership for the customer, circulation and reference services provided by the Office of Library Resources of the State Library to state government and the general
public. The Librarian IV manages a team of paraprofessional staff and professional librarians to accomplish this goal.

The Office of Library Resources supports the work of state government employees, elected officials, libraries and the general public through a suite a services. They include circulation, general reference, law and legislative reference,
interlibrary loan, the Oklahoma Publications Clearinghouse, the Oklahoma Room special collection, and administration of statewide databases funded through federal IMLS LSTA projects.

Job Duties:
• Plans, coordinates and supervises circulation and reference services for the Office of Library Resources.
• Manages and leads a team of professional reference librarians and library technicians to provide excellent user
• Holds overall responsibility for collection development and maintenance of the Government Information collection, including participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.
• Provides excellent customer and reference assistance to state government and the public; Researches and responds to requests for information.
• 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.
• Creates and provides training and instruction to state government employees, elected officials and the public in utilizing library resources.
• Makes presentations to professional organizations; plans, develops, and conducts training, seminars, and meetings as required.
• Designs, requests, and administers projects utilizing federal grants funds that benefit target service audiences.
• Prepares reports and maintains records

Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of agency policies and procedures, and of state and federal legislation related to assigned agency programs
• Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of library science; of research methods to perform independent research, including electronic resources library cataloging tools; to interpret technical, legal and/or complex materials to meet information requests; to search electronic databases
• Knowledge of integrated library systems, bibliographic utilities, and library automation
• Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices
• Ability is required to develop and implement library services and programs
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft 365 Applications, including SharePoint and Teams
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail, especially with group projects
• Passion for service to customers and supporting co-workers
• Self-motivated and sees projects through to completion.

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is administered under the Civil Service Rules established by the Civil Service and Human Capital Modernization Act. The Human Capital Management Division of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services must certify all applicants as eligible for this position. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution and five years of professional library experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program
• Knowledge of creating and conducting both in person and asynchronous training on library topics
• Knowledge of OCLC ContentDM
• Knowledge of Worldshare Management Services Integrated Library System.


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