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  • 28 Sep 2023 9:33 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Posting Date:   May 29, 2018                                                                         Removal date:  Until Filled

    Location:           OXFORD, MS

    Position:            YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

    Department:     OXFORD, MS

    Reports to:     LAURA BETH WALKER

    Status:                 P Exempt       Non-Exempt    (Full-Time)                                               


    The Youth Services Librarian is an enthusiastic, compassionate, self-motivated, problem solving, creative individual who connects with youth and families, establishes community relationships, organizes and develops programs, manages youth collections, and facilitates the youth service efforts of a team. Our ideal candidate models the core competencies of children’s and young adult librarianship and encourages those competencies among other staff in the service of youth of diverse backgrounds and abilities. While providing leadership in all of the branch’s youth services, this position particularly focuses on library service for young adults.

    The Youth Services Librarian leads all aspects of youth service at the branch, including:

    • Impacting the lives of youth - promotes reading, information literacy, school success, and library usage; recommends services and procedures to best serve all youth and families; ensures equity of access for all youth
    • Partnerships - adopts a community engagement mindset and develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and nonprofits that target youth in order to plan and deliver programs, services, and initiatives that meet young adults’ needs and interests; educates the public about the value of public libraries and the profession; creatively promotes library services and the profession
    • Programs - designs and implements programming that instill curiosity and mastery for all children, teens, and caregivers, both in the library and in the community, including but not limited to Summer Library Programs and STEAM programming; accurately maintains program records, program budget expenditures and other statistical data; ensures that programs reflect the needs of the community
    • Collections - manages balanced, community-minded children’s and teens’ collections including purchasing, weeding, and displays; creates developmentally-appropriate learning environments; advocates for the rights of readers
    • Customer Service - assists patrons of all ages and backgrounds with a complete range of library services at the circulation desk


    • A genuine appreciation for youth from birth through high school and comfort in working with youth both individually and in groups
    • A positive and enthusiastic approach to public library service; a vision for youth services
    • Commitment to cultural humility in serving diverse populations
    • Comfort with using and facilitating usage of new technologies needed to engage preteens and young adults
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment, receive guidance and direction, and take initiative
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to effectively present library programs to all ages with special emphasis on programs for youth
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with staff and patrons of all ages, from all backgrounds
    • Ability to manage time effectively, demonstrating attention to detail and flexibility
    • Ability to manage conflict
    • Ability to uphold library professional standards, the Library’s mission, the Library’s strategic plan and core values
    • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and mornings
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Ability to learn and use the Library’s computerized circulation system as well as other workplace technologies, especially Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and social media applications
    • Ability to lift 30-40 pound filled book bins, set up tables, move chairs for programming


    Salary range: $ 39,500 to 45,000 annually. Benefits includes medical, dental, vision & life insurance; participation in PERS of Mississippi Retirement Plan.


    • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school required; specialization in youth literature and services preferred
    • Experience working with youth in a group setting required
    • At least two years experience and training in public library youth services, particularly in young adult services, preferred

    For more information apply online at 

    Email online application to

    EOE minorities/female/disabled/veteran                    

  • 28 Sep 2023 9:31 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Arkansas State University in Northeast Arkansas is hiring our first ever Institutional Repository Librarian! We're looking for someone to help launch our institutional repository and to work with faculty and students to collect, organize, and preserve the scholarly output of campus. The basic details are below. Please click the title for the full posting. 

    Institutional Repository Librarian 
    Closing 10/26/23 (Apply before the 26th)

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree
    • Experience with library digital repositories
  • 26 Sep 2023 12:34 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Saline County Library is seeking a bright, dynamic, and enthusiastic Cataloging Librarian for our Technical Services Team at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Saline County.

    Governed by a five-member Board, the Library serves the 122,437 Saline County residents with a dedicated staff of 50 and a $3 million annual operating budget from two locations – the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library (Benton) and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library (Bryant). We will also be opening a new Branch in East End soon.

    Saline County in central Arkansas is one of Arkansas' fastest growing and most prosperous counties. Ideally located near bustling Little Rock, Saline County residents enjoy a quality of life in their varied smaller cities and towns while appreciating the ready access to the entertainment, shopping, and cultural offerings of the state capitol. Saline County offers excellent school systems, a growing hospital, retail and other amenities. Bishop Park in Bryant and the Riverside Center in Benton provide the communities with access to fitness and aquatic facilities, baseball, soccer and multipurpose fields and the Boys and Girls Club. Other parks, waterways, golf courses, and the nearby Ouachita National Forest offer outdoor recreation. Saline County has it all – including a low cost of living and unemployment rate. Learn more about Saline County here.


    The Cataloging Librarian is responsible for cataloging materials for the Saline County Library.


    Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university (or progress towards a degree) plus 2 years of public library experience. The successful applicant needs to be friendly and self-motivated with a professional demeanor.

    Salary range: $34,673.60 - $52,020.80 depending upon experience. Benefits package including paid health and dental insurance, with a 15.32% match in Arkansas Public Employees Retirement.

    Apply at Position open until filled.

  • 21 Sep 2023 9:18 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    Community Library Center of the Ozarks

    Date Posted:

    September 20, 2023

    City, State & County:

    Branson/Hollister, Missouri, Taney County

    Primary Category:

    Public Library


    $65,000+ (negotiable based on experience)

    Type of Position:

    Full-Time, with benefits

    Education Requirement:

    Graduate Degree (preference for a Master’s in Library Science)

    Description & Details
    The Community Library Center of the Ozarks seeks an innovative and proven community-building leader as its Executive Library Director to the newly formed Library. On August 8, 2023, voters in the county’s subdistrict approved a library levy. The newly established Taney County Library will serve the residents of the school subdistrict of Branson and Hollister.

    The Taney County Library Board is looking for a dynamic director who will transform the existing Taneyhills Library, a private library which has served the community for over 90 years, and its assets into a publicly funded facility.

    This is a truly unique opportunity to create a vibrant community asset and dramatically increase library services. The director will work with the Taney County Library Board to implement or increase new and existing services, hire staff, and foster community relations. Included in this effort will be the opportunity to have influence and voice into the planning and creation of a new facility that will adequately address the needs of a growing and diverse population.

    The communities of Branson and Hollister are in the western portion of Taney County, known to millions of annual visitors for its natural beauty, resting in the heart of the Ozarks Mountains and surrounding lakes. The region is also well known for its focus on family fun entertainment with its many tourist attractions including Silver Dollar City, Big Cedar Lodge Resort and College of the Ozarks.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    The Executive Library Director serves as the chief administrative officer with the authority to implement policies for the Taney County Library Board. This position reports to a 5-member board appointed by the Taney County Commissioners.

    The position includes a variety of administrative, supervisory, and professional tasks to plan, coordinate, and direct the future growth and activities of the library including:

    •          provide fiscal management in budget preparation and overseeing operational expenses
    •          hire personnel as needed to address the current and future needs of library services
      develop and recommend policies to the Board of Trustees
    •          ensure library policies and procedures are properly communicated to and by staff
    •          consult collaboratively with the Taney County Library Board of Trustees, the staff, the Friends of Taneyhills Library advising boards, and key stakeholders in planning for the library’s future
    •          supervise the staff and monitor library operations to provide an efficient, customer service-oriented operation and a positive working environment
    •          file reports as required by the Missouri State Library for library certification and compliance
    •          oversee the facility’s maintenance and repair
    •          embrace advocacy opportunities by promoting the Community Library of the Ozarks to community organizations, business partners, the County Commissioners, the local government officials, the Missouri State Library, and professional library associations
    •          analyze current and emerging library trends to modify systems and procedures for professional library standards and the communities’ needs
    •          work collaboratively with organizations in the region which align with the vision of the subdistrict
    •          collect information and data to better understand the unique needs of the community in order to best serve
    •          have knowledge and understanding of the laws by which libraries operate in the State of Missouri.

    Qualifications & Experience:

    •          (required) A master's in library science, five (5) years of progressively responsible work in a public library setting, • (required) Three (3) years of supervisory experience
    •          be a strong advocate for community outreach and possess excellent communication skill
    •          have direct or indirect involvement with library construction or renovation


    The hiring salary range for this position is $65,000 – $80,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications), benefits as well.


    For further information, contact Marcia Schemper-Carlock,

    To apply, send email with a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to This position closes on Saturday, October 13, 2023.

  • 18 Sep 2023 10:57 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has a job opening for a Regional Consultant!

    Complete an application and apply online at by September 24.

    Library Administrator Regional - KDLA: 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 groups of library staff, this position will provide assistance in a number of essential areas including governance and administration, strategic planning, personnel, budget preparation, policy and procedure development, and community relations. 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 and will perform other duties as assigned. The successful candidate for this position will have experience and knowledge of library services and systems. A passion for information literacy and a dedication to quality customer service is highly preferred.

    This position can be located in any of the following counties in the East Region: Bell, Breathitt, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rockcastle, Whitley and Wolfe.
  • 11 Sep 2023 9:50 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Position Overview:

    We are seeking a dynamic and creative Youth Services Librarian to develop and lead innovative library programs, establish strong community partnerships, manage program budgets, oversee volunteers, create engaging program promotions, seek out donations, and also work at the front desk as needed. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in enhancing our library's impact on the community through diverse and engaging programming and should demonstrate the ability to work well with others, including collaborating closely with the Library Director and the library employees.


    1. Program Development and Implementation:

    Design, develop, and implement a wide range of engaging and educational programs for children and teens that align with the library's mission and community needs.

    2. Community Engagement:

    Establish and nurture partnerships with local schools, community organizations, and businesses to expand the library's reach and relevance.

    3. Budget Management:

    Manage the budget allocated for children's programming and provide regular reports to the library director.

    4. Volunteer Supervision:

    Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers assisting with programs, ensuring they are well-prepared and engaged in delivering high-quality services.

    5. Promotions and Descriptions:

    Craft compelling and creative program descriptions and promotional materials to attract a diverse audience.

    6. Fundraising and Donations:

    Actively seek out and secure donations to support library initiatives. Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential donors and supporters.

    7. Front Desk Support:

    Assist at the library's front desk as needed, providing excellent customer service to library patrons.

    Handle routine library transactions, such as checking out books, issuing library cards, and answering general inquiries.

    8. Collaboration and Teamwork:

    Collaborate effectively with colleagues, including library staff and community partners, to ensure seamless program delivery.

    Foster a cooperative and inclusive work environment that values input from all team members.

    9. Collaboration with Library Director:

    Collaborate closely with the Library Director to align programming efforts with the library's strategic goals and vision.

    Provide regular updates on program activities, budget status, and community partnerships to the Library Director.

    10. Data Collection and Evaluation:

    Collect data and feedback on program attendance, participant satisfaction, and overall impact to inform future program planning and improvement.

    Perform any other duties as related or assigned.


    Bachelor's degree (preferred) 

    Willingness to learn

    Experience cultivating community relationships

    Passion for literacy, learning, and community outreach.

    Experience developing or supervising programs (preferred) 

    Written and verbal communication skills

    Strong organizational skills


    $26,000-$32,000 and benefits

    Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the local community.

    Collaborative and supportive work environment.

    Professional development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge.

    Applications are being accepting on

  • 29 Aug 2023 7:50 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Join our team and serve in one of these full-time, professional capacities: Access Services Librarian; Outreach Librarian; or Technical Services Librarian.

    Under the direction of the Library Director, the Assistant Librarian serves as part of the library management team participating in short and long-range planning, training of faculty and staff, data collection and reporting, policy development, and other professional support of library operations. The Assistant Librarian focuses on one of the following specialization areas and oversees its operation: Access Services, eLearning, Outreach, Systems, or Technical Services. Librarians serve on college-wide and faculty committees. As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education.

    REQUIRED: Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited program, plus 1 year of related experience and/or training. PREFERRED Specialization Qualifications: education, experience or related training in one or more of the following areas:

    Access Services

    • In-depth knowledge of access services, including circulation, stack maintenance, course reserves, and interlibrary loan best practices
    • Proficiency managing an integrated library system, preferably KOHA
    • Supervisory experience
    • Customer focused with exceptional customer service skills


    • Experience developing and implementing outreach activities
    • Ability to communicate to the library’s diverse user populations with particular attention to those underutilizing the library
    • Proficiency with graphic design and video creation software such as Canva, YuJa, or similar and the Springshare product, LibGuides
    • Supervisory experience

    Technical Services

    • Knowledge of MARC21, AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress subject heading policies, and other cataloging standards.
    • Experience cataloging print and electronic resources
    • Ability to manage an integrated library system, KOHA preferred
    • Supervisory experience
    Click on the following link for the full job ad and to apply: Assistant Librarians: NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), Bentonville, AR
  • 28 Aug 2023 1:44 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Position Number: 22077325
    County: Pulaski 
    Posting End Date: September 26, 2023

    Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,340 to $46,391

    Section: Acquisitions


    The Arkansas State Library, a Division of the Arkansas Department of Education, serves as the information resource center for state agencies, legislators and legislative staffs; provides guidance and support for the development of local public libraries and provides the resources, services, and leadership necessary to meet the educational, informational and cultural needs of the citizens of Arkansas.


     Examples of Work


    • Executes ordering, invoicing, and receiving of materials for non-document library collections.
    • Manages processing, ordering, and invoicing for subscription databases; works closely with various agency units to ensure end user access.
    • Supervises and coordinates the daily workflow of Acquisitions staff: Supervises, trains, and evaluates employees. Prepares reports on unit activities. Gathers statistics. Makes policy and procedural recommendations concerning the unit as needed.
    • Responsible for collection development and acquisition of materials for the Circulating, Reference, Library Science collections, and Arkansas depository collection.
    • Receives weeded or discarded materials. Creates offers list of discarded materials for Arkansas libraries; prepares selected materials for distribution.
    • Creates and maintains vendor and order records in ILS. 
    • Performs technical tasks associated with in-house digital imaging projects, such as document scanning, employing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, and following quality control measures according to established procedures.


    General knowledge of collection development, current cataloging standards and metadata schemas.

    Ability to stand and walk for long periods, to move book carts, and lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to stoop, bend and reach.


    Software skills: ILS (SirsiDynix); Digital Asset Management software; MS Office Suite; Digital Imaging/Scanning software, OCR and Image Editing software.


    Experience in budget management and vendor relations.


    Position Information

    Class Code: E041C

    Grade: GS07

    FLSA Status: EXEMPT

    Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $46,391

    Section: Acquisitions



    The Senior Librarian is responsible for supervising employees in library services and performs professional library duties. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.



    Supervises a small professional staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Classifies library materials by reviewing materials to be classified, searching information sources to determine subject matter, and selecting classification numbers and descriptive headings by using appropriate classification system. Assigns classification numbers and produces descriptive headings and explanatory summaries for new materials. Assists patrons and public libraries in the use of reference sources; interviews patrons to determine the type of information needed, suggests alternate sources and decides which database to utilize. Monitors state and federal document collections to ensure they are current and arranged in the required order; monitors the U.S. Patent collection to ensure microfiche and film are kept in order and available to patrons. Develops programs for library services by recommending program policies, developing and implementing program operation procedures, and conducting program evaluations. Organizes and conducts workshops for public libraries participating in special programs, attends workshops and seminars to stay abreast of new technologies, and serves on committees and councils. Performs other duties as assigned.





    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science. Knowledge of catalogs, records, on-line databases and classification systems used in libraries. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to prioritize tasks, set goals, and establish methods. Ability to initiate and conduct research. Ability to direct and oversee the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to organize and conduct workshops.

    Minimum Qualifications

    The formal educational equivalent of a master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school; plus one year of experience in professional library service. OR The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in library science or a related field from a school accredited by the ALA; plus three years of experience in professional library service. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



    Interested candidates can apply at

  • 28 Aug 2023 7:45 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a full-time Genealogy and Local History Specialist to work at the Roberts Library. The Genealogy and Local History Specialist will provide assistance to patrons in the Library research room and promote the Butler Center’s work in genealogy. Essential duties and responsibilities include conducting tours and programs on genealogy and local history, training staff in genealogical research methods and offering excellent customer service skills. Interested candidates should have an undergraduate degree in history or a related field, 2 years’ experience in genealogy research or a related field, proficiency with various genealogical databases and have excellent communication and research skills. Salary range starts at $19.89 and includes excellent benefits, such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay.  To see full job description, click here. Please send application and resume to with Heading: Genealogy and Local History Specialist, by September 8, 2023.

  • 23 Aug 2023 9:19 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)
    Full-time (40 hours/week) public service position in the Information Services Department at the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System. Essential duties include working cooperatively as part of the resource sharing team through checking in returned materials from borrowing libraries, updating lending records in OCLC, packaging and opening mail and courier service deliveries, and other occasional tasks. Additional duties include staffing public service desks including the computer lab, research desk, and our system-wide telephone and chat service. Candidate must be knowledgeable of digital devices, information resources, and must be able to provide instructional assistance in person and remotely. Attention to detail and excellent communication and customer service skills are essential. Must be able to stand long periods of time, push and pull at least 50 lbs., lift, squat, and work some nights and weekends. Salary range starts at $15.37 and includes excellent benefits, such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay. Please send application and resume to Sarah Mallory at with the subject LIBRARY ASSISTANT. Position open until filled.

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