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Librarian II

Recruitment #130723-E21B-01


Librarian Level II, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Office of Library Resources, Jan Eric Cartwright Law Library, Oklahoma City, OK.

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is recruiting applicants for a Librarian, Level II position assigned to the Jan Eric Cartwright Law Library under the supervision of the Head of Law Services, Office of Library Resources.

Responsibilities  include, but are not limited to:

• Reference Service

Provide Reference service to phone, walk-in and virtual patrons at the Jan Eric Cartwright Law Library. Staff a Public Service desk for 10-18 hours per week. Search online Law databases to provide comprehensive information. Have knowledge of search methods and ability to communicate effectively with patrons of differing technical skills.

• Monitoring New Statutory Entities per 74 O.S., § 3917

Serve as project leader to monitor actions of the State Legislature and maintain a list of all agencies, boards, commissions, committees or other entities created or authorized by law, and all entities created by a Governor's Executive Order.  The updated list shall be provided to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and the chairs of the appropriate House or Senate sunset committee within thirty (30) days after sine die adjournment  of each legislative session.   Accuracy and completeness are essential.

• Collection Development

Evaluate print periodicals  in the Cartwright Collection to provide the best possible use of resources within budge parameters.  Evaluate online databases to strengthen or update resources.  Recommend items for purchase or withdrawal. Assist with contract development for materials not on state contract.  Assist with billing and invoice monitoring for Cartwright materials.  Work with Acquisitions staff to establish exchange of items between locations and workflow for orders.

• Web Development and Archiving Internet Resources

Work with agency Web Content Director to update information relevant to the Cartwright Library, including, but not limited to updating and maintaining Oklahoma Library Laws and Cartwright biographical vertical file information online. Work with ODL web archiving committee to establish guidelines for archiving state legislator and state election sites.  Manager web crawls and provide summary data on project to committee and Web Content Director.

•  Outreach

Participate in development of outreach strategies to encourage use of the Cartwright library and resources to legislators and their staff. Develop and deliver training modules for customers of Cartwright services. Work with Office of Library Resources database trainer to present training sessions or tutorials to Capital staff and patrons.

Preferred  Experience:

Preferred experience may include knowledge of and experience with legal reference sources and databases and previous work experience performing detailed work assignments with a high degree of accuracy.


Please send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Kitty Pittman, Administrative  Librarian, Office of Library Resources, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, 200 N.E. 18th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

This position is available September 2, 2013.

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is an equal opportunity employer.


Positions in this job family are responsible for supervising and/or performing professional level services for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, or a library function at other state agencies.


The Librarian classification consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the experience required to perform assigned duties and responsibilities, and the responsibility for the leadership of others.

Level II:    
This is the career or full performance level where incumbents will be expected to perform assigned duties at all levels of complexity.  They will provide guidance and training to lower level staff.


Level II:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association plus two years of professional library experience.

Selection Plan

Scores Based On:     100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on application 

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