Missouri Secretary of State
  • 16-Jun-2017 to 16-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Jefferson City, MO, USA
  • $1,782.50-$1,815 Semimonthly
  • Salary
  • Full Time


The Adult Services Consultant (ASC) provides leadership in the development of adult library services, including literacy services, in libraries throughout Missouri.  Through the ASC position, the Missouri State Library/Library Development offers a coordinated approach to adult services by providing workshops and training sessions for library staff on a variety of topics; manages the State Library's Continuing Education subgrant program; plans and coordinates statewide projects to improve library services for adults, particularly focused on literacy, workforce readiness, small business support, seniors, veterans, and other special populations; and consults on grant programs to expand and improve adult library services.


Job Functions and/or General Responsibilities:


  • Plans and coordinates statewide projects to improve library and literacy services for adults, particularly focused on literacy, workforce readiness, small business support, seniors, veterans, and other special populations;


  • Develops and maintains contacts with applicable statewide stakeholders such as the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Adult Education and Literacy Program, the Missouri Veterans Commission, and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development;


  • Plan, organize, and sponsor training activities in a variety of formats for library staff in adult library services, particularly staff of small and rural libraries. May conduct some presentations, and also select subject expert presenters to develop appropriate training presentations. Provide for appropriate program evaluation. Coordinate activities with Library Development team to ensure effective scheduling and delivery of training.


  • Works with staff to develop and maintain appropriate evaluation tools and records of continuing education activities, particularly for the LSTA five-year evaluation.


  • Manages the LSTA continuing education grant program; assists with LSTA adult literacy and library services related grant programs; and assists with state-funded programs as assigned. Specifically, assist with grant review, grant program development, evaluation, and overall LSTA plan development as assigned.


  • Uses State Library website and other online communication tools to effectively foster communication and networking among library staff.


  • Provide consultant services to libraries, specializing in public services for adults on topics such as, but not limited to: small business support, workforce readiness, veterans' services, senior services, immigrant services, adult literacy services, and reference services.


  • Assists the State Librarian and the Director of Library Development with short and long range planning. Works with Library Development team on general program development and special committees as assigned.


  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Library Development Director or the State Librarian.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Applied knowledge of library services, particularly for public library service in general and services for adults in particular


  • Ability to design appropriate continuing education opportunities for library staff serving adults, using a variety of formats, delivery methods, and software.


  • Excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects, develop appropriate project budgets and timelines, and prioritize work effectively.


  • Ability to conceive and implement programs to help libraries meet community needs.


  • Ability to gather needed information and prepare clear and appropriate text for division projects.


  • Ability to communicate clearly and in an appropriate manner in verbal and written communications, using good judgment in assessing sensitivity of issues.


  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and other appropriate office computer applications, ability to learn new applications quickly for online training and communications with library constituents.


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and internal and external constituents.


  • Ability to work on many levels, from state agencies to individual communities.


  • Ability to facilitate discussions to productive outcomes.


  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.


  • Ability to develop and make presentations in small and larger group settings.


  • Ability to administer programs to conform to state purchasing and contract requirements.


  • Ability to travel independently as needed to conduct workshops, provide onsite consulting and evaluate project requirements.



A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of two years of experience in a responsible, professional public library position is required. Experience in providing training and continuing education in a variety of formats is highly preferred. Experience in adult services programs is preferred.  As an alternative, a school library certification and Masters Degree in an appropriate education specialty will be considered. 


The above job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.




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