COSLA Job Board

COSLA maintains this listing of current employment opportunities at the nation's state library agencies, based on those that have been submitted by our members. Each listing includes the date on which it was added. Interested parties should pursue additional details via the individual state library agency.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives is hiring!

Library Administrator Regional Consultant (Central)
Position closes: August 21, 2023
Monthly salary: $3,489.38 - $5,169.46 Monthly

Library Administrator Regional Consultant (East)
Position closes: September 24, 2023
Monthly salary: $3,733.60 - $5,600.40 Monthly

Library Administrator Regional - KDLA:
  This position works directly with public library staff and trustees at the local level to promote library development throughout one of four regions in Kentucky. Through site visits, attendance at board meetings, and meetings for groups of library staff, this position will provide assistance in a number of essential areas including governance and administration, strategic planning, personnel, budget preparation, policy and procedure development, and community relations. This position will work in collaboration with library directors to analyze the services the library currently provides and identify areas for improvement for libraries within the geographical region and will perform other duties as assigned. The successful candidate for this position will have experience and knowledge of library services and systems. A passion for information literacy and a dedication to quality customer service is highly preferred.

Central Region: Adair, Allen, Anderson, Barren, Boyle, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Fayette, Garrard, Green, Hardin, Hart, Jessamine, LaRue, Lincoln, Marion, McCreary, Meade, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Pulaski, Russell, Spencer, Taylor, Washington, Wayne and Woodford. Click here to view the job description and submit your application.

East Region: Bell, Breathitt, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rockcastle, Whitley and Wolfe. Click here to view the job description and submit your application.

The State Library of Michigan is hiring!

State Administrative Manager (2 positions available)
Position closes: Continuous
Monthly salary: $42.05 - $60.49 Hourly

The Department of Education has posted two State Administrative Manager positions for the State Library of Michigan. These full-time permanent positions are located in Lansing and are open to internal employees and outside applicants. IMLS from an ALA Accredited School is required

Click here to view the job description and submit your application.

The North Dakota State Library is Hiring!

Library Services Director
Location: Bismarck, ND (partial telecommuting possible)
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Salary Range: 
$5,973.00 - $6,769.00/ Month

Position Closes: October 2, 2023

In this leadership position, you will be responsible for providing high-level guidance, oversight, and direction to the Library Services Division, which includes the Library Development and Cataloging departments, as well as serving as backup to the State Librarian.

On a day-to-day basis, you'll develop and maintain working knowledge of supported areas to provide leadership and strategic direction to the division. You will be responsible for reviewing existing processes and identifying areas for improvement, evaluating the impact of planned organizational change; monitoring and approving division expenditures and budget; and participating in Executive Leadership. This position is eligible for partial telecommuting.

To be successful in this position, you must be an effective supervisor and successful at managing a physical/remote team. You must be a strategic thinker with an eye for continuous process improvement. You are experienced in interpreting data, policy, and standards and in translating details into program delivery. You are effective at influencing change and engaging team members and external stakeholders in change. Additionally, you are an effective communicator with strong writing skills and have experience with public speaking.

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The South Carolina State Library is Hiring!

Statewide Services Coordinator
Columbia, South Carolina
Salary Range: 
41,000.00 - $50,000.00

Position Closes: September 4, 2023

The South Carolina State Library (SCSL) serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.  We develop, support, and sustain a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger.

We have a great career opportunity available for a Statewide Services Coordinator in our Columbia, South Carolina headquarters. The South Carolina State Library seeks a creative, detail-oriented person to work as a member of the Library Development department in a role that coordinates program initiatives, community partnerships, and needs-based services with public libraries around the state. 

Click here to view the job description and submit your application.

The State Library of Virginia is hiring!

Librarian of Virginia
Position closes:  August 21, 2023 - application review.
The position will remain open until filled
Monthly salary: $186,794 as of 7/1/2023 
The salary for this role is set by the Appropriations Act.

The Library Board is inviting applications from qualified applicants to serve as the tenth Librarian of Virginia.
Appointed by and reporting to the Library Board, the Librarian of Virginia is the chief executive officer of one of the most historically significant and forward-looking agencies in Virginia state government. The Librarian oversees a team of 135 employees across 7 divisions who are charged with carrying out the Library’s multifaceted public-facing mission with an annual budget of $37 million appropriated by the General Assembly and an additional $10 million in federal and special funds. We seek individuals who are passionate and energized about the role of a public humanities agency that the Library of Virginia plays helping educate and inspire audiences across the commonwealth regarding Virginia’s history. We welcome applications from individuals who have experience in a large state, academic, public, or multi-type library, archives, and/or research organization as an agency head, director, or top-level manager, particularly individuals with experience in strategic planning, program, and policy development and building relationships with government and community stakeholders. The Librarian of Virginia heads one of the seven cultural agencies that fall under the purview of the Secretary of Education within the Virginia state government. As the Commonwealth’s library and archives, the Library of Virginia is a trusted educational institution. We acquire, preserve, and promote access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture and advance the development of library and records management services statewide.

Click here to view the full job announcement, description, and how to submit your application. Additional career opportunities are also available. Click on the positions below to learn more.

The State Library of Wyoming is hiring!

Electronic Resources Consultant
Position closes: Will remain open until filled.
Monthly salary: $27.13-30.14 hourly

Are you ready for a serious career opportunity with a fun group in a fun place? This Wyoming State Library (WSL) professional position coordinates the access, evaluation, and selection of licensed eResources, learning tools, and other products made available through the GoWYLD resources portal; provides training and support in the use of licensed eResources; curates the GoWYLD LibGuides platform; and provides library development consultation services as library needs arise. This position assists in achieving the mission of the Wyoming State Library: to promote statewide library development, foster library cooperation, and provide reliable information to customers.

And while you are doing these things you will also be close to outdoor recreational opportunities. We're a short drive from hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, and skiing as well as other fun such as concerts, sporting events, cultural activities, and metro exploration with Denver only 100 miles away. By the way, Wyoming has no state income tax and we average close to 300 days of sunshine each year.

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