Job Title: Library Training and Professional Development Coordinator, Mid-America Library Alliance

Hiring Manager: Executive Director
Work Schedule: Full time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday
Office Location: 15624 E. US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050
Pay: $40,000 salary annually
Benefits: 3 weeks’ vacation, health insurance stipend, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan
Job Qualifications: College degree preferred. Must have experience working in public, academic or special libraries. Excellent communication skills essential. Must be self-motivated and comfortable working independently.

About the Mid-America Library Alliance

The Mid-America Library Alliance, formerly the Kansas City Metropolitan Library and Information Network, was established in 1978 as a non-profit consortium serving the nine counties surrounding the Kansas City metropolitan area in Kansas and Missouri. MALA provides the backbone of the interlibrary loan and courier delivery service for public, academic, school, health sciences, and special libraries in the region. MALA offers high-quality professional development and training to its membership through collaboration with metro-area library staff, outside consultants, and professional organizations.

Job Description:

Develops, manages, and implements training programs targeting management, supervisory, and technical skills for library employees. Works independently and collaboratively with subject matter experts and leadership to identify new educational and developmental opportunities for library professionals. Coordinates and arranges training events by scheduling dates, venues, and other details. This position requires a high degree of personal magnetism and the ability to interact and communicate well with all levels of staff.

Skills/attributes needed:

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees of MALA may perform other related duties as required to meet the need of the organization.

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