Employment Opportunities

Available Openings:


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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 Espal (pdf). For information about the right to work, see the right to work poster in English (pdf) or Espal (pdf).


Part-Time Positions Available

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library has a part-time position available. Part-time positions average 20 hours per week and require flexible schedules and include evening and weekend hours. High school diploma or equivalent GED certificate is required. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced Internet and mobile technology skills.

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

Page Shelver

General Description:
Checks in, shelves and reshelves library materials in the correct location and correct order

Education and Experience:
High School Graduate, G.E.D., or currently enrolled in high school or technical school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Empties book drops
  • Checks in library materials on the library’s ILS
  • Sorts and creates carts of materials for shelving
  • Shelves library materials in correct location
  • Completes all statistical/counting records required for tracking library materials
  • Cleans or repackages materials as needed
  • Constantly monitors displays and fills gaps
  • Follows all library policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Skills:

  • Basic keyboarding skills
  • Proficiency in basic computing skills
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Excellent communication skills with customers
  • Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff and colleagues within the library
  • Physical Requirements:
    Lift 30 pounds of books or other materials to place on counters or carts. Push carts weighing 200 lbs. Reach 84” to shelve materials or stoop to shelve materials at floor level.


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