Collection Services Librarian

A full-time collection services associate or librarian position is available in the Collection Services Department at the Library Center and will be posted until the Sept. 8 application deadline. The job is scheduled for approximately 40 hours per week and pays $12 hour for an associate or $17.05 per hour for a librarian.

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

  • Empowerment -- To give someone the means or ability to do something.
  • Respect -- To treat all people with dignity.
  • Excellence -- To be the best in everything we do.
  • Innovation -- To start or provide something new.
  • Confidence -- To be certain of trustworthiness.
  • Synergy -- To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually.

Essential Functions

  • Evaluation and selection of library materials
  • Maintain/develop the library's collection to reflect community needs
  • Evaluate the Library system's collections
  • Review, select and order materials for those collections system-wide
  • Respond to customer suggestions for purchase in assigned areas
  • Manage budget for selection areas and recommend materials budget allocations to meet the materials goals for the library system in assigned areas
  • Select materials cost-effectively and assign them according to user and location needs
  • Design and oversee weeding projects, replacement; redevelopment and specialized collection development projects
  • Maintenance of collection for specified areas including weeding, list making and replacements
  • Lead projects related to collection services
  • Assist in maintaining collection inventory
  • Assist branches in maintaining collections
  • Assist in planning, moving and installing collections in new or existing library branches
  • Contribute to writing, updating, revising collection services policies, procedures and communicating to staff for collection services topics
  • Prepare and present training classes related to Collection Services areas and readers advisory
  • Make decisions on disposition of donated or gift materials in assigned areas
  • Keep current on trends and format changes in materials
  • Statistical analysis and evaluative reports of specified collections
  • Public service desk duties
  • Contribute to system committees as assigned
  • Assist Collection Services Manager in department functions
  • May serve as point of contact in Department Manager's absence
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Interpret and implement the Library's General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, the incumbent must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The incumbent must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: The incumbent's job is interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. The incumbent also has a great degree of direct contact with Library patrons.  Therefore, it is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.


  • Associate – BA/BS in related field
  • Librarian – MLS or MLIS degree
  • Library experience
  • Selector experience preferred

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with library patrons and staff
  • Thorough knowledge of library policies
  • Computer and keyboard skills, ability to type 35 wpm


  • Close contact within department and with sales representatives of various suppliers
  • Works closely with other departments
  • Routine telephone contact with patrons and system staff


  • Supervised by the Collection Services Manager.

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height.
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Displays good coordination and mobility.

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment.

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check.

Education and experience will be evaluated with regard to quantity, recency and quality.

To receive credit for college courses or degrees, transcripts must accompany your application.

Applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the stated minimums on the job posting.

Those with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act before testing or appointment. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - M/F/V/D

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.


Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens). The Library uses the E-Verify system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). For more information, view the E-Verify poster in English (pdf) or Español (pdf). For information about the right to work, see the right to work poster in English (pdf) or Español (pdf).

Find more information about applying for this job, or download an Application for Employment (pdf).

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