Careers at the Joplin Public Library

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We often have part-time or volunteer positions available.

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The library is grateful to our terrific volunteers who lighten the staff’s load in many ways. If you’re interested in volunteering at the library, please stop by and fill out a volunteer application or complete the form. Volunteers generally work shelving materials or assisting in the Technical Processing department with materials processing, but if you have special skills, we’ll see what we can find for you!

See below for the jobs available at this time

POSITION AVAILABLE: Information Technology Manager

SCHEDULE: Full‐time exempt position (40 hours per week)

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by December 3, 2021.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating and administering all phases of the Library’s computer services, networking software, telecommunications, audiovisual and security technology, and assists in the use and management of building systems software for the HVAC and lighting systems.  Supervises and oversees the work of the Computer Lab Manager and staff and works in the Computer Lab on an as needed basis. Successful candidates will have the ability to problem solve and effectively listen to and respond to staff and patrons; good communication and interpersonal skills; must be able to interact with the public and staff in a positive manner and able to maintain a cheerful demeanor under pressure; and be well organized, detail oriented and flexible.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor’s degree in a computer science or related field preferred. Applicants with Technical or Associate degrees may be considered, provided their application outlines equivalent knowledge and skills.  Three years’ experience in information technology management and comprehensive understanding of network architecture and client/server technology required.

BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package including: vacation, sick and personal leave, holiday pay; health, dental, life and vision insurance available; LAGERS pension; and employee assistance program.  Additional employee paid 457 retirement plan is also available.

SALARY: $48,932 annually ($23.52 per hour) ‐ salary commensurate with applicant’s education and experience.

APPLICATION: Applications available for pick up at the Library or download an application at

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jeana Gockley at (417) 623-7953 ext. 1021; or email

The Joplin Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Posted 11/16/21

POSITION AVAILABLE: Circulation Assistant

SCHEDULE: Part-time – 20 hours per week

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Applications available for pick-up at the Library or download an application at

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: This position supports the Circulation Department by serving the needs of Library patrons and organizing the return of Library materials to their designated locations. This is a clerical position requiring outstanding customer service skills, strong attention to detail, excellent organizational proficiency, familiarity with Library policies and procedures, and the ability to interpret these to the public.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Two years of college preferable, or equivalent experience.

BENEFITS: Benefits package includes a monthly accrual of sick and personal leave, a yearly accrual of two weeks vacation leave and ten paid holidays per year.

SALARY:  $12.32 per hour.

For further information contact Eden Kendall at (417) 623-7953, ext. 1013; or e-mail

The Joplin Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Posted 11/16/21

The Library only accepts applications when there are available positions.