Library Associate, Missouri Valley Special Collections 01312018

How to Apply: 

Please apply for this position through our web application system. We will only be accepting applications submitted through this system. Please note that we cannot respond to requests for application status. Click here for further instructions and important information.


The Kansas City Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Associate for its Missouri Valley Special Collections (MVSC).  Under the supervision of the MVSC Manager, this position is responsible for assisting researchers--in person, by phone, and email--with reference requests; helping to locate books, journals, and archival materials; providing instruction in the use of MVSC computers, databases, microfilm readers, and other resources; retrieving and shelving materials; assisting with scanning and copying; and other duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, some library/archives/public history experience, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.  Successful applicants will be customer service focused; comfortable working a reference desk as the first point of contact; able to multi-task and prioritize customer requests; and competent in using library technologies. The position requires some physical demands, such as reaching and bending, climbing a step ladder, and lifting up to 30 pounds. Salary: $16.31/hour. 20 hours per week: Monday 10-5, Friday 10-5, and Saturday 9:30-5 . Additionally, there is one 12:30-5 Sunday shift per month. Hours subject to change as needed. Position closes on February 15, 2018 at 5 PM. The Kansas City Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Code: 
Job Type: 
Central Library
For All Openings: 
All persons hired for the Kansas City Public Library must pass a background check for criminal records. You must be at least 16 years old and have completed the 9th grade to work at any of our libraries. Unless otherwise specified, we require a completed application, even for positions requesting a resume and/or questionnaire. The Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity.