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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Librarian Position Open

At Butler Community College (, the library meets student needs for resources, for information instruction, for a place to gather, and for fast and friendly library services. We provide a variety of learning-centered resources, services, and facilities to support a diverse community; encourage student success, academic achievement, and lifelong learning; and to enhance teaching excellence.

We are currently seeking applications through April 17 for the following position, located in El Dorado, Kansas.

Librarian, Public and Technical Services


The Public and Technical Services Librarian is responsible for the outstanding customer service of the L.W. Nixon Library for Butler Community College. The Librarian manages all Butler Libraries’ cataloging through proficiency in the Library Management System software (currently Agent Verso); provides for and controls the circulation services at Andover 5000 and L.W. Nixon library; and in El Dorado, supervises and trains student workers; manages Library Latte coffee shop; assists in library instruction; and accomplishes any other duties requested by the Director. The Public and Technical Services Librarian reports to the Director of Library Services.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Must be able to teach a class in information literacy competency. Must also have knowledge of and skills in management and supervisory process requiring independent judgment; knowledge of general library administrative procedures, cataloging and acquisitions; knowledge of Library Management System software to produce public service and technical services; the ability to create policies and procedures in areas of responsibility, and interpret those set by the Library Director and the institution; the ability to analyze library problems and formulation of original and creative solutions for them; knowledge of online and physical collections of the Butler Libraries as they relate to academic needs, and skill in sharing that knowledge with students; the ability to assist library users and co-workers in a friendly, professional manner.; the ability to organize tasks, to communicate effectively, and to give instructions; and the ability to keep up with the latest in technological innovations used in the library.

Required Experience includes: two years’ experience in a public, school or academic library; circulation/Public Services experience performing research within a library, using a variety of library resources; experience in instruction and/or teaching; supervisory and administrative experience; and cataloging experience. Food Service experience preferred.

Required Educational Background is a Master’s degree.
Preference is for a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (M.L.S.) or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution, but acceptable alternatives include Master’s in education or related area, with state certification as a school librarian. The applicant may be requested to authorize the College to procure a consumer report(s) for employment purposes.
Location: El Dorado campus

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience, with range from $36,550 - $54,826. Full fringe benefits.

APPLICATION: Please submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts to:
Human Resources
Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042
DEADLINE: Position open until April 17, 2013.
Butler Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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