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Employment Opportunities with the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District

Current Openings:

Application for Employment


Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens). The Library uses the E-Verify system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). For more information, view the E-Verify poster in English (pdf) or Español (pdf). For information about the right to work, see the right to work poster in English (pdf) or Español (pdf).


Full-Time Position Available

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library has the following full-time position available. This position requires a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend work.

Applications with cover letter, resume and supporting documents must be submitted to the Library Director no later than September 11, 2015 at 5 p.m. For more information, call 573-686-8639 or email us at or visit our website

Adult Services Librarian

Are you a librarian who is committed to changing lives and strengthening communities through the power of lifelong learning, reading and access to free and open information?


The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is seeking an Adult Services Librarian, who will work closely with full time team members, to connect library visitors with collections, information expertise, services and programs in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones, both on site and online. This is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking, fast-moving and ever-evolving organization in a rewarding role that offers ample room for both personal and professional growth.


Librarians in this position develop, plan and implement adult collections and programming working in a team environment while managing services and coordinating with library staff. This position will work with the Business Services Associate for marketing and promoting adult library services.


A Masters in Library Science from an accredited college or university is required.  Equivalent public Library experience preferred. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency with basic office software and equipment including mobile devices in a library setting; understanding and use of library databases and social media; strong customer service philosophy with ability to implement  across the library; excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude; ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships; ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others; and ability to exercise leadership and motivate others.


Position enjoys a competitive salary and full benefit package including heath, dental, vision and retirement with annual vacation and personal leave.

PBMLD has proven itself a leader in technology integration and staff are dynamic and customer focused. Come be a part of our team!

PBMLD Quick Facts:

  • Annual Budget: $1 million +
  • FTE: 13+
  • 2014 Circulation: 172,395
  • 2014 Library Visitors: 101,048
  • 2014 Public Computer and WiFi sessions: 39,417
  • 2014 Program Attendance: 7,728
Want to know more? Read the 2014 Annual Report.

Click here for full job description. For additional questions or further details, contact the library at (573) 686 - 8639 or by email at

Part-Time Positions Available

High school diploma or equivalent is required, degree preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced Internet and mobile technology skills.

Part time positions at the library average 20 -25 hours per week and enjoy holiday pay benefits. Positions require flexible schedules that include evening and weekend work.

Resumes will be accepted until all positions are filled. Submit resume with references via email to

Library Clerk

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is seeking engaging, customer service oriented people with strong technology skills to provide quality service to persons of all ages and backgrounds. These positions serve as a primary contact point for library users and are responsible for ensuring a positive customer experience while directing library users to appropriate resources. Library clerks often provide one-on-one technology guidance and training, assist users with ebook downloading and mobile devices, and handle library card account transactions in person and over the phone.

The successful candidate will have excellent oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact positively and effectively with both public and staff.

Click here for full job description. For additional questions or further details, contact the library at (573) 686 - 8639 or by email at

Library Page/Shelver

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is seeking individuals committed to quality and accuracy, who are detail-oriented and enjoy fast-paced work environments. The Page checks in, shelves and reshelves library materials in the correct location and correct order. High accuracy is a must. Basic Windows and general computer skills are necessary to be successful in this position. A high school diploma or equivalent certificate is required unless currently enrolled in high school or technical school.

Click here for full job description. For additional questions or further details, contact the library at (573) 686 - 8639 or by email at





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Poplar Bluff Municipal Library | 318 North Main Street | Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 | (573) 686 - 8639
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