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My name is Jobeth Bradbury and I am a consultant with Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates-an executive search firm working exclusively in the library field. We are currently assisting the Board of Trustees of The Public Libraries of Faulkner & Van Buren Counties (headquartered in Conway, AR) with their Library Director search and we are reaching out to the Arkansas library leadership to both seek suggestions for potential candidates and/or to see if you might have any personal interest in the position.
The new Director will lead a system of eight public libraries serving two counties with a combined population of 133,000. The System, governed by a ten-member regional library board with equal representation from each county, circulates 446,696 items annually, and has a $1.7 million budget and a staff of twenty-five (25) FTE. See the complete announcement for additional details.
As you know, the Central Arkansas region is one of the fastest growing areas of the state and provides an outstanding quality of life combined with a low cost of living. There is abundant outdoor recreation as well as a diverse array of cultural events. The city of Conway is only 30 miles from Little Rock and hosts two colleges, a university, and a premier medical center. More information about the Library System and the region can be found by visiting FCL links.
The position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and a minimum of five years' progressively responsible public library or equivalent experience. Desirable abilities include proven public library leadership with a minimum of four years of public library management experience; strategic thinking and planning; ability to work well with staff, local and state officials, and community stakeholders; an understanding of emerging library technologies including social media; and experience reporting to a governing board. The successful candidate will reside in Faulkner County. The position offers a starting salary of $55,000 - $65,000 with an attractive benefits package.
If you have any suggestions or nominations for possible candidates that you feel might be qualified and interested in the position, please let us know--we would welcome your suggestions. Or, if you think you are interested in the position, we would welcome your letter and resume. Thanks in advance for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.
Upcoming Events and Conferences
ALPS InfoBits Conference - Friday, November 16, 2012 at Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library
ArLA Board Changeover Meeting - Friday, December 7, 2012 at Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. The 2012 Executive Board will meet at 10:00 am and the 2013 Executive Board will meet at 1:00 pm. All members of both boards are encouraged to attend their perspective meeting.
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Arkansas State Library Now Has a Portal for Traveler
All Arkansans can now search the Traveler databases through the new Traveler portal.
Scholarship Committee Has License Plates for Sale
The Scholarship Committee has License Plates for sale. Proceeds from the sale will go to fund our scholarships. You can fill out the form by going to http://www.arlib.org/forms/LicensePlateOrderForm.doc. For more information, contact Daniel Page, Scholarship Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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