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As a manager for a small to medium sized library, you will lead a vibrant team who contributes to our inviting and innovative link to the world. You will connect customers with information they seek through library services, collection management, programming and related activities. As a natural leader, you will ensure that MLS policies and procedures are implemented effectively, and will create a fresh approach at managing and resolving both operational and personnel issues. Since you are a person who enjoys working with diverse customers of all ages, you are intuitive to their needs and will enjoy connecting them with the right solutions. As someone who knows their way around technology, you’ll find yourself teaching customers basic computer and tablet functions as well as be an explorer of emerging technologies. You excel at developing partnerships with a diverse community.  You are the key model for outstanding customer service for your staff and the champion of building a positive team spirit.

Our next application review is Monday, February 6, 2017.




About the Metropolitan Library System: 

Governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries consisting of 14 full service libraries and four community libraries, serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents. In 2016, MLS welcomed 2.9 million visitors and circulated 5.7 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.

This position will be assigned to Ralph Ellison Library at 2000 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. The Ralph Ellison library opened in 1975 and was named in honor of Oklahoma City native and acclaimed author Ralph Ellison. In 2009, the library went through extensive renovations and reopened as a modernized 16,620 square foot location which included a new 2,650 square foot meeting room.


About The Oklahoma City Metro Area: 

Residents and visitors of the Oklahoma City metro experience an energetic atmosphere which is even stronger with recent revitalization efforts. The metro is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed “Loud City,” sports fans cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and its developmental league team, the Oklahoma City Blue. Baseball and soccer fans enjoy the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple A baseball team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, and the new United Soccer League team, OKC Energy FC. Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year including Olympic Rowing, Kayaking and Canoeing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, the Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, the Festival of the Arts, and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

Oklahoma City has been ranked one of the “Top 10 Places to Live” and one of the “10 Best Cities for Job Seekers.” It has been ranked #1 of the “Top Budget-Friendly Metros,” #2 of the “Ten Best Cities to Raise a Family,” and #4 of the “Top 15 Aspirational Cities.” Fast Company magazine ranked Oklahoma City #8 in “American’s Top Cities for Employee Satisfaction,” Business Insider ranks Oklahoma City as one of the “Top 35 Best Cities for People Under 35,” and Forbes magazine has recognized Oklahoma City as one of the best cities for good jobs, one of the fastest growing cities, and #9 of the Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field,
  • One or more years of management experience in any area.


  • An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies or a Master’s Degree in Library Science

Please submit a resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications for this position.

Salary and Benefits: 

The anticipated hiring salary range is: $58,323.20 - $73,756.80 annually.  Final salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.  This position is exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Full time benefits:

  • Health benefits that include medical, dental and prescription coverage
  • Vision coverage paid in full
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vacation Leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Sick leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Eleven paid holidays (subject to date of hire)
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan
  • Scholarship reimbursement opportunities
  • Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full
  • Voluntary dependent life insurance
  • Long Term care paid in full
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability paid in full


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