EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Mid-America Law Library Consortium (part-time) – St. Louis, MO – posted 5/19/17

The Mid-America Law Library Consortium (MALLCO) seeks a part-time Executive Director to manage the operations of the consortium and other related duties. As a result of the ongoing collaboration with NELLCO, it is expected that the Executive Director’s work requirements will not exceed 10 hours per week. Candidates with full-time positions will be considered.

MALLCO is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Missouri with 27 member libraries from 12 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. MALLCO is a member-driven organization that exists to meet the resource sharing needs of its members in accordance with its vision and mission statements, and to promote cooperation among member institutions. Further information about the consortium is available at http://mallco.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES. Responsible for providing vision and leadership in developing and furthering MALLCO’s mission and strategic plan. Performs administrative activities including those relating to personnel, financial, and legal requirements. Develops budget and monitors expenditures. Works closely with and facilitates the functioning of MALLCO committees, interest groups, and projects; and oversees to completion tasks and responsibilities which they are assigned. Represents MALLCO to and maintains effective relations with other entities. Works closely with the executive directors of NELLCO and LIPA to expand interconsortial collaboration. Manages any vendor relationships not falling within the MALLCO/NELLCO agreement. Helps the board develop new areas of cooperation/collaboration. Develops and maintains the MALLCO Web site. Plans and attends all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors. Prepares quarterly and annual reports on MALLCO activities. The complete job description is available at http://mallco.org


Required: Bachelors, ALA-accredited MLS degree or JD or LLM from ABA-accredited school and at least 5 years of relevant academic law library experience. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with strong background in managing relationships. Successful experience with project management.  Ability to work independently and with multiple individuals and organizations. Demonstrated ability to see the big picture but give attention to details. Appropriate technical skills.

Preferred: ALA-accredited MLS degree. Three years of management or administrative experience, preferably in a library setting. Substantial experience chairing committees and/or serving on boards (either professional or volunteer). Residence in the geographic region encompassed by MALLCO, although it is anticipated that most communication and work will be conducted through technologically-based means. A schedule which permits some consortium work to occur during normal business hours.

SALARY. Negotiable. Position is expected to require an average of 10 hours per week.

AVAILABLE. July 15, 2017.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

TO APPLY. A letter of application and résumé with references should be sent via email to:

Search Committee Chair John Edwards: John.Edwards@drake.edu