COSLA Job Board

COSLA maintains this listing of current employment opportunities at the nation's state library agencies, based on those that have been submitted by our members. Each listing includes the date on which it was added. Interested parties should pursue additional details via the individual state library agency.


The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives is Hiring!

Library Administrator Regional - KDLA
Location: Varies - view job description for more information
Salary: $3,733.60 Monthly

It is the mission of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to provide information access for the citizens, businesses, and agencies of the Commonwealth. To help the state maintain its competitive edge, the department offers comprehensive services which assure that our clientele have access to information resources: virtual, physical and human. As one of 10 state agencies in the country to combine library, archival, and public records programs, the department is uniquely positioned to meet these needs. We are seeking a charismatic and customer service oriented individual to join our team as a Library Administrator Regional - KDLA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • This position works directly with public library staff and trustees at the local level to promote library development throughout one of four regions in Kentucky.
  • Through site visits, attendance at board meetings and meetings for specific groups of librarians (i.e. directors, youth services, bookmobile/outreach, etc.), this position will provide assistance in a number of essential areas, including technology, marketing, strategic planning, grant opportunities, state and federal legislation, facilities construction, selection and hiring of library directors and staff, budget preparation, policy and procedure development, and community relations.
  • The position provides training and orientation for library staff and directors.
  • This position will work in collaboration with library directors to analyze the services the library currently provides and identify areas for improvement for libraries within the geographical region.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Click here to learn more about the position and how to apply.


 The New Mexico State State Library is Hiring!

Continuing Education Librarian
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Salary: $53,165.00 - $85,064.00 Annually

This position resides at the New Mexico State Library Development Bureau in Santa Fe. The Continuing Education Librarian is responsible for librarian certification and coordinating continuing education resources and programs for New Mexico's public library staff. This includes identifying training needs, coordinating and delivering online and in-person training, contracting with expert trainers and promoting professional development opportunities statewide. The Continuing Education Librarian also serves as a consultant to public libraries statewide, providing advice and assistance on all aspects of public library services according to recognized best practices and identified community needs. This position regularly communicates with libraries via phone and email, and conducts routine site visits to public and Tribal libraries statewide. This position requires travel both in and out of state. Click here to learn more about the position and how to apply.


The Washington State Library is Hiring!

Branch Librarian
Location: Multiple Locations
Salary: $46,596.00 - $65,748.00 Annually

Branch staff maintains day-to-day library services and operations, performs collection management duties, participates in branch library program and assists other branches, and performs bibliographic and information searches and answers reference questions. We currently have three openings with the Institutional Library Services of the Washington State Library.  One opening at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen (SCCC-0407), one opening at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Clallam Bay (CBCC-0491), and one opening at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla (WSP-SC-0688). Click here to learn more about the duties/responsibilities and how to apply.

Librarian Associate
Location: Multiple Locations
Salary: $39,528.00 - $62,568.00 Annually

Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, this position is responsible for the delivery of library and information services to the incarcerated individuals, performing expert level library duties related to collection development, reference/information delivery, and automated circulation systems. We currently have 7 openings for this full-time position with Institutional Library Services (ILS) of the Washington State Library, and they are available in the following counties: Clallam, Mason, Grays Harbor, Snohomish, Spokane, and Walla Walla. Click here to learn more about the duties/responsibilities and how to apply.