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Under the direction of the Central Information Services Manager, performs a variety of professional librarian duties via phone and internet including providing information and assistance to customers of all ages; performing reference, readers’ advisory services and bibliographic instruction; providing technology instruction.

Our first application review will be Friday, November 23, 2018.

About the Metropolitan Library System: 

In 2015, the Metropolitan Library System (MLS) celebrated a milestone – its 50th anniversary of services to the residents of Oklahoma County. This large, diverse system of suburban, urban and rural libraries serves the nearly 800,000 residents of Oklahoma County through 19 libraries. The Library’s mission, “we grow smarter communities, one person at a time”, speaks to its vision “to be the community’s hub for critical thinking, creative problem-solving and lifelong enrichment". With exciting programs like “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma: Piecing the Quilt, Stirring the Stew: Ethnic American Women’s Voices”, resources for learning and job preparedness, family game fests, teen advisory boards and Lego robotics, the Library reaches out to serve the interests of people of all ages. The appointed Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County consists of 27 voting members who represent each municipality with a library or library extension located within its boundaries, as well as the Mayor of Oklahoma City and an Oklahoma County Commissioner. The Friends of the Library raise funds and advocate for the library. The Library Endowment Trust provides a means for private contributions to be invested on a permanent basis so that they can meet the future needs of the library.

This position will be assigned  to the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library at 300 Park Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The Ronald J. Norick Library is named after former Mayor Ron Norick. Norick was a visionary and the champion of the “MAPS” project which voters passed to provide funding for nine new building projects in the downtown area. The library opened in 2004 in the new four-story, 114,130 square foot facility.

 

About The Oklahoma City Metro Area: 

The Oklahoma City (OKC) Metro Area is vibrant, progressive and friendly. A strong and growing economy combined with low housing prices and cost of living attracts people of all ages.

In 2015, Oklahoma City was chosen as one of the first two pilot cities for the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking by the Brookings Institute and Project for Public Space. The area surrounding the Oklahoma Health Center will be a place for business incubator projects, the city’s bioscience sector and future developments.

Major revitalization efforts in downtown OKC are creating exciting cultural and sports venues as well as a strong business center. The Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum attract residents and visitors alike. The new American Indian Cultural Center and Museum will open in 2022.

Dubbed “Loud City”, sports fans cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder and its developmental league team, the Oklahoma City Blue.  Baseball and soccer fans enjoy the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A baseball team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers and the United Soccer League team, OKC Energy FC. 

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, outdoor activities are plentiful and families can enjoy rowing, canoeing, and kayaking on the Oklahoma River, which is home to a high performance training center for Olympic athletes. Hiking, biking and picnicking are also right out the back door. The urban downtown center and adjacent lovely suburban communities give singles, couples and families a great range of living choices.

Qualifications: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Studies/Information Science degree

Licenses and Certifications:

  • None

HIGHLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse customer base.
  • Elevated level of comfort with hardware, software, mobile devices, online databases and emergent technologies.
Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring salary for this position is: $47,216.00 annually.  This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week.  This position is exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Candidates should be available during library operating hours which include evenings and weekends.*

 *Hours are subject to change according to the needs of the library.

Full time benefits

  • Health benefits that include medical, dental and prescription coverage
  • Vision coverage paid in full
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vacation Leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Sick leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Eleven paid holidays (subject to date of hire)
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan
  • Scholarship reimbursement opportunities
  • Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full
  • Voluntary dependent life insurance
  • Long Term care paid in full
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability paid in full

 

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