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 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

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The State of Oklahoma is hiring!

Archives and Records Management Director (Administrative Archivist I)
Position closes: Continuous
Monthly salary: $57,358 to $84,125 Annually

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) is accepting applications for the position of Archives and Records Management Director (Administrative Archivist I). It's a pivotal moment in the history of the Department of Libraries for an enthusiastic person with a passion for serving state government to lead and cultivate the Archives and Records Management Department. This person will build a department that fulfills statute requirements, influences the collection layout for an upcoming renovation, and develops an innovative digital collection platform that will bring our online collections to life. 

The Archives and Records Management Director (Administrative Archivist I) provides leadership, strategic vision, collection development oversight, program strategy, and budget management for the State Archives and Records Management Department. They plan, develop, implement, and monitor program functions relating to appraisal, arrangement, description, access, preservation, and maintenance of records to ensure quality access and preservation of the permanent government records of Oklahoma.  They direct and supervise archival and records management staff, advise and foster collaboration with state agencies on archives and records management best practices, and promote the Archives and State Records programs through outreach programs, educational presentations, and grant projects sponsored by the Department on behalf of the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, which is funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

The salary range is $57,358 to $84,125 depending on education and experience. We offer an excellent benefits package, including:

A comprehensive health insurance package – medical, dental, vision, life insurance, dependent life insurance, and flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care; A generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents;

  • Retirement plans: Defined Contribution Plan or Deferred Compensation Plan;
  • 15 days of annual leave per year, increasing after five, ten, and twenty years of employment;
  • 15 sick leave days per year;
  • 11 paid annual holidays;
  • Longevity bonus after 2 years of service that increases every two years;
  • Employee discounts with a variety of companies and vendors;
  • Flexible work schedules and hybrid teleworking option.

The work is important, but the right person to take on the work is vital. Join the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and State Archives to preserve state government history by investing in its future. 

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The Washington State Library is hiring!

Statewide Cooperative Projects Librarian
Position closes: Continuous
Monthly salary: $67,380.00 - $90,624.00 Annually

The Office of Secretary of State (OSOS) offers some of the most unique and diverse job opportunities in state government. Its critical responsibilities include ensuring a fair and accurate election process; connecting Washingtonians through the power of libraries; protecting our important government records; and registering corporations and charities. The Secretary of State also administers vital community programs that inspire giving, document our history, and assist crime survivors in avoiding further abuse. This independent office under the state Constitution operates from facilities in the Olympia area and statewide.

The OSOS is looking for top-performing employees who embody its core values of integrity, service excellence, visionary leadership, collaboration, and teamwork. It is committed to both employee growth and work-life balance. The benefits of working in state government also include potential eligibility for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

The Washington State Library connects people to the power of libraries. As Washington's oldest cultural institution, the library's unique and rare collections date back to territorial days. Resources include historical print and digital compilations, collections of state newspapers and maps, state and federal government publications, and the Ask-a-Librarian service.

The library benefits local libraries and their patrons through its consulting services, grants, subsidies, training, and programming. Additionally, the Washington State Library provides services to state prison and state hospital libraries. OSOS also operates the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) in Seattle, a library for people unable to read standard print.

Statewide Cooperative Projects Librarian: Library & Archives Professional 4 This position serves as the Cooperative Projects Manager for the Washington Digital Library Consortium (WDLC), Statewide Database Licensing Project (SDL), the Palace Project, and other projects as assigned. This position reports to the Assistant Program Manager for Library Development. Planning, implementing, and managing these projects requires working collaboratively with internal and external advisory groups, the Library Development Program Manager and other Library Development staff to facilitate participation by libraries statewide in cooperative procurement opportunities. 

Please note: Interviews for this position will be conducted on an ongoing basis. It is in the candidate's best interest to apply as soon as possible.  The hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at any time. 

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