The Southwest Kansas Library System currently has an opening for a Collection Specialist.  

Collection Specialist

Join the team at the Southwest Kansas Library System (SWKLS). Applications are now being accepted for the position of Collections Specialist.

SWKLS is seeking a service focused, resourceful, and efficient individual with a customer-orientated approach, excellent communication skills, teaching experience, and technology/cataloging knowledge. This person will provide prompt and accurate service to member libraries of SWKLS in the service area of library collection management, cataloging, Interlibrary loan, the Integrated library system, and collection training.

The Southwest Kansas Library System offers services to multi-type libraries in 21 counties in the southwest Kansas region. The organization’s mission is to provide equal availability of resources, knowledge, and service on the local level to all libraries in Southwest Kansas regardless of budget, type, location or size. The system promotes a plan of cooperation and support through an enhanced use of technology, programs, shared resources and professional expertise.

Qualifications: A college degree is preferred. A Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution and/or comparable experiences and skills desired. Knowledge of library technology, ability to train others, and an understanding of public library collection trends is beneficial. The ability to exercise significant discretion and initiative, ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and system members, ability to handle a variety of tasks, and high quality of work is key. The position involves having a working knowledge of an integrated library system, bibliographic utilities, library networking practices and standards.

Salary: Starting wage of $42,000, 40 hours/week. Benefits include, personal, vacation and sick time; paid individual health insurance coverage.

Closing date: Initial review of applications will begin July 1st; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Holly Mercer, Director
Southwest Kansas Library System
100 Military Avenue, Suite 210
Dodge City, KS 67801
hmercer@swkls.org