Jobs at the Library

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The library accepts online applications only. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete the application process, please call Human Resources at 269-553-7931. The library does not accept unsolicited resumes. You may apply for a specific job posting or for a position for which there is a continuous recruitment process (such as Library Aide).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity is a fundamental principle at the Kalamazoo Public Library, where employment opportunities, development and advancement are based on job qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, height, weight, familial status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Kalamazoo Public Library’s commitment to equal opportunity is applied to all personnel policies and practices, including but not limited to, recruitment and hiring, training, promotion , transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination as well as social and recreational activities. The library will make reasonable accommodations for employees and job applicants with disabilities.

The library respects the diversity that exists within our community and among our employees and strives to maintain a workplace culture based on inclusiveness where respect, equity and positive recognition of differences are cultivated.

Tips for Applicants

  1. You will need to have a valid email address. You will be asked to create a username and password when registering on the application website.
  2. Read the job posting carefully before you complete your application. Note the minimum qualifications, schedule requirements, physical demands and work environment.
  3. Provide details of your work history. Provide descriptions of duties and responsibilities.
  4. Fill out the application completely. Make sure you have everything you need to know with you: dates of previous employment, names and addresses of previous employers, supervisor’s name and contact information. Demonstrate in your application why you are qualified for this position.
  5. Read and follow instructions carefully. Ensure that you complete all application requirements listed on the job posting. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.
  6. Submit materials electronically. You will have the ability to add your resume and cover letter to your application.
  7. Read the attestation carefully before signing and submitting your application.

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Current Job Listings

 

Web Application Developer

Position Summary: Responsible for creating and maintaining high quality, innovative solutions that support library websites, applications, databases and the content management system under the general supervision of the Head of IT Services. Responsibilities include hands-on coding, systems analysis, and design.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintains and supports the library websites to include public website, intranet and WordPress sites. Develops and implements web forms, web applications, web parts and UI/UX.
  2. Monitors web and database performance and event logs and identifies potential problems and risks using proactive prevention methods in order to maintain maximum performance and uptime.
  3. Designs, manages and maintains Linux, Apache and MYSQL databases including upgrades, backup and recovery and data migration. Maintains synchronization of development, staging and production environments.
  4. Customizes and manages third party software and cloud-based applications to include digital signage, library calendar and room reservation systems; consults with software engineers, support technicians and consultants to create customizations and troubleshoot functional issues.
  5. Collaborates with Web Coordinator, Marketing & Communications Manager, IT staff and other library work groups to develop and improve the appearance and functionality of library’s digital resources and services to include calendar feeds, summer reading games, Local Organization Directory, digital sign feeds and website widgets.
  6. Identifies ways to automate solutions, improve work processes and pursue continuous improvement.
  7. Develops and maintains data collection, analysis and reporting structures that support library operations as requested.
  8. Provides onsite technical support to ensure a stable and reliable performance and uptime of library digital resources. Diagnoses, resolves and reports incidences and work orders entered in helpdesk application. Provides after-hours and weekend technical support as needed.
  9. Develops and presents group and individual staff training upon request. Collaborates intra- and inter-departmentally in the development of programming for digital lab, VR and other digital initiatives as assigned.
  10. Supervises IT interns; engages in selecting, scheduling, delegating, training and coaching; evaluates interns and works to motivate and enhance work performance.
  11. Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in CSC, CIS or related field or work equivalency.
  • Five years of website and application design/development experience.

Salary $52,180 - $70,180; Comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance with employee contribution; fully paid dental, vision, LTD and life insurance; fully paid retirement; vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
Position Type Full-time/Regular/Exempt

Application with cover letter and resume are required for consideration. Please follow the Submit an Online Application for Employment link at the top of this page to apply.


 

IT Services Administrative Support

Position Summary: Responsible for performing administrative, clerical and customer service functions to support operations in the IT Services Department under the direct supervision of the Head of IT Services. Serves as administrative assistant to the Head of IT Services and provides support for IT.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides primary administrative and information management support to the head of the department to include special projects as assigned.
  2. Assists in the collection and organization of data for projections, grant applications, and preparation of departmental budget.
  3. Processes check requests, purchase orders and billing for department.
  4. Maintains department records and filing.
  5. Prepares minutes for department and committee meetings as assigned.
  6. Orders and maintains office supplies and materials for department.
  7. Manages IT myKPL page.
  8. Maintains and monitors work schedules for IT interns.
  9. Participates in departmental meetings, library-wide committees, and training opportunities.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Professional Competencies:

Job Specific Knowledge and Skill: Acquires and applies knowledge, skills and experience to accomplish results.

  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of library processes and procedures.
  • Keeps informed of trends in library practices and services.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of IT systems and practices.
  • Demonstrates strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of library budgeting

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Previous experience in administrative support work with demonstration of strong administrative and organizational skills.
  2. Fundamental knowledge of library practices and procedures.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs with general knowledge of electronic file management.
  4. Strong public service orientation.

Physical demands and work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within the office and patron areas of the library and in the communities served. In the work environments described below, the position requires verbal and written conversation with others, sitting, standing, walking, reaching, lifting/moving objects up to 25 pounds, and use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The position occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting and speaking for extended periods of time. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.

• Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, library spaces, and in the communities served. Some local travel outside the library may be required. While performing the duties of this job outside of the library environment, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Schedule: 40 hours weekly; Monday thru Friday.

Salary: $35,367 annually. Benefits include health insurance with employee contribution; fully paid dental, vision, and life insurance; fully paid retirement; vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Deadline for applications: Friday, April 20, 2018, 5 pm EST. 


 

Professional Substitute Librarian

Please Note: Applications for this position are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Position Summary: Responsible for duties that support reference and reader’s advisory services at children’s, teen and adult public service desks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists patrons at adult public service desks: helps locate materials; answers reference and reader’s advisory questions; instructs patrons in use of all library resources.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school with coursework pertaining to public libraries.
2. Basic knowledge of library operations

Physical demands and work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently within the office and patron areas of the library and in the communities served. In the work environments described below, the position requires verbal and written conversation with others, sitting, standing, walking, reaching, lifting/moving objects up to 25 pounds, and use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The position occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting and speaking for extended periods of time. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.

• Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, library spaces, and in the communities served. Some local travel outside the library is required. While performing the duties of this job outside of the library environment, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Schedule:  Days, evenings and weekends as needed.

Salary:  $18.25 per hour