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Public Services Librarian

The Great Falls Public Library is looking for a dynamic librarian to  lead the Public Services Department.   The Public Services Librarian  will have full supervision of reference and circulation services and  will work to ensure excellent customer service for all library  patrons.  The Public Services Department serves as the Library´s principal information gateway.  The Department assists patrons to explore, discover and connect with our wide range of information  resources.   This position requires a passion for libraries and an  ability to lead an effective team.

Schedule involves varying days and hours, including weekend and evening work, 40 hours per week.

Master of Library Science, supervisory experience, and communication  skills paramount. Salary $47,722 plus excellent benefits.

Great Falls is located on the historic Missouri River less than an  hour to gorgeous mountains, midway between Yellowstone and Glacier  Parks. Contact Kathy Mora, Library Director (406-453-9706, X221 or for further information about the position.

Qualified candidates should submit a completed City application to:  City of Great Falls, Human Resources, #2 Park Drive South, mail to PO  Box 5021, Great Falls MT 59403, online at or fax  to 406-727-0005 by September 27, 5:00 p.m. Position is open until  filled. Job description, benefits summary and application are  available at For more information call  406-455-8466.

Consideration for employment will be made without regard to race,  creed, color, physical or mental handicap, age, sex, religion,  national origin, marital status, genetics or political belief.

Public Services Librarian

North Lake County Public Library, located in beautiful Polson, MT, has an opening for a Public Services Librarian with exceptional customer service skills and experience working with the public.  If you are patient, courteous, love to work on your own and as a part of a team, can lift and move up to 50 lbs of books, and love working with the public, then please fill out an application.  The position is permanent full time starting at $12.00/hr and includes full benefits.  We will begin reviewing applications on September 24th, but the position is open until filled.  Contact Abbi Dooley at or at 406-883-8225 with questions. Application packet is available on our website or in the library.

Library Director

Open Date: 08/29/2018

Job Number 10400447

Close Date: Open until filled

Lewistown Public Library, MT 59457

Job Description

Salary: $40,000/yr (more depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time, Salaried

Benefits: To be discussed at interview


The Library Director performs professional and administrative library functions requiring specialized knowledge in all areas of public library services. This position focuses on management of the Lewistown Public Library, directing all programs, activities, volunteers, and personnel of the Library. The Library Director upholds Montana’s Code Annotated, confidentiality laws and maintains the integrity of the Lewistown Public Library.


  • Supervises all Library Staff, volunteers, or community workers that may assist at the Library.
  • Maintains a meaningful and effective relationship with the City of Lewistown and Fergus County.
  • Plans, organizes and manages the services of the Library.
  • Develops and promotes the services of the Library to meet present and future needs through short and long-range planning documents.
  • Develops and implements the LPL Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensures that patron privacy and confidentiality are maintained by all staff and volunteers.
  • Supervises and regularly evaluates staff members and insures adequate opportunity and training for staff and volunteers.
  • Oversees collection development and acquisitions for the Library’s collection. Keeps current on new library materials and technologies.
  • Prepares and submits claims for library spending. Monitors spending levels and keeps within budget.
  • Travels and/or attends meetings of professional groups to keep abreast of current techniques and technical advancements.
  • Maintains the online catalog and automation system to perform at optimum level.
  • Prepares agenda, minutes and business documentation for monthly Library Board meetings.
  • Promotes the Library’s services through media and other promotions.
  • Assists patrons in locating needed resources in all formats.
  • Provides patrons with correct, non-judgmental and complete responses to their informational needs.
  • Enforces library rules for the protection of library patrons and property.
  • Provides a welcoming and safe atmosphere.
  • Maintains and manages existing and emerging technological equipment.


Must have the knowledge and ability to maintain a balanced and relevant library collection. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills in meeting with patrons, staff and the community. Knowledge and experience with computer technology, networking and security.


A Masters of Library or Information Science, or equivalent Masters. Will consider a Bachelors Degree with equivalent experience. A minimum of 2 years of administrative and supervisory experience in a library is preferred. Must earn and maintain State Library Certification. Must have a valid Montana Driver’s License.


Must be able to move around the facility, walk, sit, bend, climb, kneel, carry and stoop; ability to use hand and finger motion with enough dexterity to use computers and handle library items. Lift up to 25#, or greater with assistance. Must have specific vision abilities (adjusted) that include close and distance vision with good depth perception.

**Preference to be given to application materials submitted by September 14th, 2018. **

Referral Instructions

Contact Lewistown Job Service for the complete Library Director Job Description. 406-538-8701<>

How to Apply

Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and two letters of reference to Lewistown Job Service, 300 1st Ave N, Suite 203, Lewistown, MT 59457.  Or email Cover Letter, Resume, and two letters of reference to Lewistown Library Board of Trustees.<>

Library Technician

The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF), Great Falls, Montana, seeks a motivated part-time Library Technician. This is a multi-year position for up to 20 – 24 hours per week, starting at $13 per hour, increase due within fiscal year. Work hours are flexible. Applicant must show previous library or archives experience since much of the work will be done without direct supervision. Knowledge of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and related subjects is also important.

The position is located at the LCTHF´s William P. Sherman Library and Archive, housed in the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 4201 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, Montana. This special collection houses books, serials, maps, photographs, archives, a-v materials and three-dimensional objects related to the Lewis and Clark story and related topics.

The work will focus on accessioning and cataloging incoming materials, arranging and describing archival collections, maintaining the collection, and assisting researchers either in-person or remotely. Ability to enter, edit and query database records is required. Standard procedures are in place for accomplishing the work, but the technician will need to work independently and be self-motivated to ensure work is done thoroughly and consistently.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Application, a full position description, and procedures for applying are available at Please call Lindy Hatcher, Executive Director, at 406-454-1234 for any questions about the hiring process. Applications must be RECEIVED by 5:00 pm, Monday, September 17, 2018.

Appraisal of Digital Records
September 7, 2018 | Bozeman, MT
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: August 7, 2018
Are you responsible for appraising digital/electronic records?
Do you want to…
  • Learn more about appraisal policies, records retention, and dispose schedules?
  • Troubleshoot technical issues such as metadata or software dependence?
  • Successfully appraise electronic records for your archives?

Take this course coming near you in September 2018!

After a review of the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records (More)

Register Now!

Statewide Projects Technical Support
The Montana State Library seeks an empathetic, self-motivated, and experienced technical support person who enjoys public service and has a strong customer service outlook. This position is responsible for providing technical support for statewide projects staff and for assisting librarians with basic technical support questions for the Montana Memory Project, Montana Library 2 Go, and OCLC. This position will also assist other state library staff by running Access queries to retrieve information from the library directory as well as assisting another staff member with the public library statistics process. Why work for the State Library?
  • Expand the power of your work. You can make a difference for libraries across the state.
  • Develop lifelong friendships with your peers and librarians around the state. You’ll work with friendly people both at the State Library and within the Montana library community.
  • Work in a fairly autonomous environment. We work together on the why and the what, but you have a lot of control over how your work is done.
  • Statewide work builds your skillset. You’ll work with different groups of people, different cultures, and different skills and viewpoints. Along with your application, please submit a résumé and a cover letter. In the cover letter, please describe your experience with providing technical support and using Access to create forms, queries, and manage data.

Applications must be received by August 19, 2018 to be considered for the first round of screenings. If a suitable candidate is found in that screening, no further consideration will be made of applications received after that date.  Please visit;tz=GMT-06%3A00 for more details.

MSU Dept. of Ecology Library Cataloging Project

Contact Sarah Deaton at with any questions or to express interest. The internship is unpaid and the intern can work during business hours, M-Th 8-5:30, F 8-5.

Background: Our department library consists of a collection of a handful of GRE and graduate school prep books, around 900 bound student theses, of which we have a simple Access database which lists basic information, and about 450 historical reference books with no database. The theses are in alphabetical order by last name, the reference books are together by collection and year. While some of the most recent theses are available online, in most cases the older ones are hard-copy only. We allow our students to check them out, but for a long time we haven’t had a system in place to consistently manage what was coming or going so it is possible that some of them have not been returned. We also have some technology that we allow students to check out like laptops, projectors, and various cords.

Goals: Our main goal is to make our resources easily available to our students, faculty, and the public, while still being easily trackable. We believe the best way to do that would be to:

*   Inventory what we have and report missing theses to department staff to try and track down
*   Find a simple, free or low-cost library software system with public online access from our department website (Simple user interface with checkout management)
*   Find copies of books authored by MSU faculty to add to our collection
*   Catalog all books and items within the management system
*   Launch our new user-friendly system

YS Senior Librarians – Fort Vancouver Public Library

Fort Vancouver Regional Library has openings for three YS senior librarians at our Vancouver and Battle Ground Community Libraries.

We are looking for librarians with a passion in YS. Our district has a great team of collaborative librarians. Both locations have amazing Early Learning Centers and designated Tween/Teen areas.  I strongly encourage you to research both of these beautiful libraries and their communities.

More information these openings can be found here.  Our first review of candidates will be Wednesday, July 25.  Interested candidates should not delay.

Assistant Director – Plains Public Library

The Plains Public Library District Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Assistant Library Director with possibility of promotion to Library Director. The successful candidate will possess strong management and leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management and promote collaborative relationships within the Library, town, and county organizations and within the State of Montana library community. The Assistant Director helps with the day-to-day operation of the Library, public relations, collection development and management (working with governmental accounting, mill levies, and public funds), reference, operation of the Montana State Library (MSL) Shared Catalog integrated library system, Partner sharing group, Library programs, Montanalibrary2go, and working closely with the Director and the Board of Trustees.

Plains Public Library District is located in Plains, Montana (population 1,088), but serves 4,532 patrons throughout our district. If you like to fish, hunt, backpack, or ski, this is the place for you. With the Clark Fork River right in our backyard there are plenty of opportunities in our scenic area.

The Plains Public Library aims to promote life literacy and to make available a variety of resources in various formats to its patrons. Offering a full array of information services (collection of over 16,000 print and electronic titles), the Plains Public Library District is staffed with a three quarter time Director and two part time library clerks. The annual operating budget is $173K.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled beginning August 1, 2018, however the position is open until filled. Wage and benefits upon experience.

The Plains Public Library District does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

For further details regarding this position and the application process, contact Carrie Terrell at 406-826-3101 or<>.

Circulation Manager – MSU Library

The Learning & Research Services Department (LRS) at the MSU Library is searching for its next circulation manager. Dubbed the LRS Program Manager, the person in the role will provide supervision, management, and leadership to a team of seven classified staff and a cadre of student employees, and will also work closely with the department head and the other tenure and non-tenure track librarians in the department. In particular, we are seeking an individual with ILS experience, particularly with the Alma unified resource management system, but experience in another system plus ability to quickly pick up Alma will work as well.

You can find information about his position at our library website as well as at the MSU’s HR website.

Is there an open position in your library that you would like Montana to know about?  Submit the position to MLA.

Last Modified: 9/12/2018