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  • 18 Jun 2018 7:51 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Position Details

    Posting Number C1199P
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    Working Title Physics Library Supervisor
    Position Number 14201
    Department University Libraries Physics Library
    About the University

    Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

    Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

    As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

    About the College/Department

    The University Libraries system is comprised of David W. Mullins (main) Library, the Physics Library, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Library, the Fine Arts Library, and the Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library. Combined holdings number over 2 million volumes. The libraries participate in the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Center for Research Libraries, and other state and national consortia. Library personnel (FTE) include 59 faculty and professional staff, 67 support staff, and 27 student assistants.

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    Job Type Staff
    Summary of Job Duties

    The Physics Library Supervisor will assist the Head of the Physics Library in the overall maintenance and operation of the library and will serve as backup to the department head in her absence. This position will hire, train, supervise, and evaluate extra-help staff; prepare departmental schedules and ensure that adequate coverage is provided; some on-call time may be required. This position will provide reference services to students, faculty, and other patrons and develop and maintain a working knowledge of the physics collection and resources, including physics-related databases, to assist patrons with basic and in-depth information queries. This position will assist with or give small group training or presentations to students or other potential patrons; perform circulation and reserve functions, including shelving, filing, and processing library materials; maintain copier and other library-related equipment, including supply ordering and problem reporting; and collect and report library and material use statistics. The Physics Library Supervisor will report to the Head of the Physics Library.

    Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
    • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in library sciences or related field
    • At least two years experience in library services, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity

    Applicable equivalencies may be considered.

    Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
    If yes, please specify
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Relevant library experience
    • Experience with computers, including word processing and spreadsheets
    • Experience working with library databases and other bibliographic tools
    • At least two years of supervisory experience
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated attention to detail
    • Strong commitment to public service
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Proven ability to interact with patrons in a positive and proactive manner
    Physical activities associated with this position

    The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


    • Lifting
    • Pulling
    • Pushing
    • Standing
    • Stooping
    • Walking


    • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
    • Grasping
    • Reaching
    • Repetitive motion
    • Sitting


    • Hearing
    • Talking

    Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes., Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard

    Physical Conditions None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
    Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 40/week
    Overtime Eligible Yes
    Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
    Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Physics Building / Physics Library
    Benefits Eligible Yes
    Appointment Percent 100
    Salary $29,251
    Pay Grade Level C115
    Type of Background Checks Required National criminal background and registered sex offender check
    Pre-employment Screening Requirements

    The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

    Position Information Posting Detail Information
    Future Open Date
    Close Date 06/20/2018
    Open Until Filled No
    Anticipated Start Date
    Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
    Recruitment Contact Information

    Kathy Riggle
    Library Human Resources Manager
    University of Arkansas Libraries
    365 N. McIlroy Avenue
    Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
    Phone: (479) 575-3080
    Fax: (479) 575-4623

    All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

    Special Instructions Summary
    Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
    EEO Statement

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    Internal Posting No
    Work Location Fayetteville, AR
  • 14 Jun 2018 10:04 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Assistant Librarian
    LSU Health Shreveport

    Health Sciences Library

    Research Support Librarian

    Minimum requirements: Accredited master’s degree or higher in library/information science, or other relevant graduate degree with demonstrated familiarity with health information resources. Sufficient knowledge, through either academic coursework or on-the-job training, of quantitative concepts to explain them to others. Curiosity and ability to learn new/unfamiliar software to enhance the productivity of learners and faculty. Preferred: Experience with statistical software (SPSS, Graph Pad Prism, or other packages). Understanding of the research life cycle. Experience locating epidemiological and statistical data for health care decision-making. Experience with projects where stakeholders may not be librarians. Experience with a learning management system, and with survey software, such as LimeSurvey or REDCap. Experience with bibliographic citation management programs, such as EndNote.

    Job summary: This library faculty member teaches and answers reference questions, for all 3 schools and residency programs, with a focus on epidemiology and information needed for evidence-based practice. Develops resources to enhance the ability of faculty and learners to conduct research, and properly locate and evaluate existing health care literature.

    • Work with other faculty to teach the biostatistics module in the MD curriculum

    • Develop and lead classes (or online tutorials) on statistical and survey software available in the library, or from other relevant sources

    • Provide expert answers and assistance to the campus on projects including, but not limited to:

    o Systematic reviews or projects synthesizing the existing research literature

    o General good practices in managing data

    o Locating epidemiology data for health care decision-making

    o Connecting faculty and learners to appropriate and reputable outlets for publishing their work

    o Advising on the preparation of manuscripts/posters

    o Attending house staff conferences or learning events

    • Work with all library faculty to answer reference questions and teach in the overall educational program of the library

    • May make presentations to students involved in summer research programs

    • May serve as liaison, connecting one or more departments/programs to library sources and services, as assigned by library administration

    • May represent the library to relevant statewide research initiatives

    To Apply:

    Locate and click on the Apply Here button located at the bottom of the screen and create an electronic application to be used for this position as well as future positions that you meet minimum qualifications. The application method is electronic applications via LA Careers. If you need assistance applying electronically, please telephone 318-675-5635.

    LSU Health Shreveport
    Department of Human Resource Management

    1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932

    Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

    Administration Building - Room 116

    Office hours are 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

    If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

  • 8 Jun 2018 2:05 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    SPECIALTY PROGRAMMER – Full time public service position at the Children’s Library and Learning Center. Seeking an energetic, youth-focused applicant with experience working with young children especially in an educational or enrichment setting. Knowledge of early childhood education and children’s literature is desired. Ideal candidates will present interactive early literacy and storytime programs for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children and their caregivers as well as enriching library programs for children of all ages. In addition to programming responsibilities, the programmer will provide excellent customer service to library patrons of all ages. Working cooperatively with library staff is essential. Some weekends required. Salary starts at $24,024. To apply, please submit an application along with a resume to Deadline to apply is June 20, 2018.

  • 8 Jun 2018 1:45 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    YOUTH PROGRAMMER – full-time public service position at Thompson Library. Seeking energetic, team-oriented, detail-focused applicant with a strong commitment to public service. Responsibilities include planning, creating, and implementing in-branch and outreach programs for babies, children, tweens and families; creating displays; designing printed and digital promotional materials for approval; working the public service desk, answering patron questions, information searching, and shelving. Familiarity with digital devices and resources, ability to do instructional assistance, and excellent communication and customer service skills are required. Familiarity with children’s and teen literature and entertainment materials desired. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Pay starting at $24,024 plus excellent benefits. Submit application and resume to by June 22, 2018.


  • 8 Jun 2018 9:24 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Ouachita Baptist University ( seeks an experienced archivist to manage collection acquisition, processing, preservation, and research services in the Library’s Special Collections Department (, which houses historical records of the University, the Clark County Historical Association, and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, including major senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial collections as well as regional manuscript materials, oral histories, and photographs. Other duties include presentations, participation in professional associations, administration of local historical association’s publications program, coordinating and teaching in Public History program, authoring web page content, supervising student workers and staff, and developing displays and exhibits. Salary and faculty rank for this tenure-track position commensurate with experience and education; generous benefits include TIAA/CREF. The successful candidate will possess appropriate graduate degree(s) in library/information science, public history, history, or related field; ability to work independently and collaboratively; good communications, interpersonal, and organizational skills; and commitment to the University’s Christian mission ( The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience in archival administration; knowledge of Arkansas history is an advantage. OBU embraces equal opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty. Nestled in the scenic Ouachita Mountain foothills, OBU is adjacent to Lake DeGray and the Ouachita River yet only 30 miles from Hot Springs National Park and an hour from Little Rock. Send application letter addressing qualifications and interest, names and telephone numbers of three references, and vita to Ray Granade, Ph.D., Director of Library Services, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR 71998 ( Consideration begins June 25 and continues until position is filled.

  • 7 Jun 2018 8:46 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Dean B. Ellis Library at the Jonesboro campus of Arkansas State University seeks a motivated and forward thinking individual for the newly created position of Metadata Librarian. This position will be vital in helping the Library develop digital collections and ensure that our unique and special collections are usable and discoverable via a wide variety of tools. This is a nontenured faculty position.

    The successful candidate will work primarily with the Library’s special collections, but also with other materials that require original cataloging. They will act to ensure that the Library adheres to current metadata and cataloging standards and will be integral in helping define and investigate the evolution of metadata. The Metadata Librarian will supervise two Cataloging personnel and report to the Library Director.

    The Dean B. Ellis Library is currently engaged in a planning process that may result in changes to the library’s current organizational structure.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    Metadata (70%) 

    • Develops, implements, assesses, and refines metadata workflows, policies, and procedures for the Library’s digital, print, and special collections.
    • Provides training and support for ongoing creation of metadata and standard compliance.
    • Captures and creates unique metadata and authority records for specialized and archival materials, including those born digital. Maintains authority control and maintenance of records to ensure discoverability.
    • Evaluates, transforms, and remediates metadata to ensure consistency across different platforms and supports the creation of digital content.
    • Provides metadata support for digital projects, ensuring that metadata are effectively integrated with traditional library collections and discoverable with various discovery tools.
    • Communicates and actively builds relationships with Systems, Archives/Special Collections, Acquisitions, and subject liaisons to ensure unit policies and procedures reflect the needs of constituencies.
    • Keeps abreast of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards such as EAD and organizational policy published by the Society of American Archivists. Will be expected to adopt other standards as cataloging and discovery systems develop.

     Cataloging (25%)

    • Provides, monitors, and manages appropriate cataloging standards and procedures for all materials in accordance with national cataloging standards such as RDA and AACR2. Monitors and adopts any published updates to MARC format standards, LCC, and LCSH.
    • Performs original cataloging for monographic resources not found in the library catalog or the OCLC bibliographic database.
    • Manages cataloging tools used, such as the OCLC Cataloging System, and implements changes and enhancements as appropriate.
    • Supervises day-to-day operations of Cataloging unit, including supervision of Cataloging staff.

    Other Duties (5%)

    • Assists in developing collections in selected subject areas.
    • Other duties as identified or required.  


    MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.
    A record of experience in original cataloging and metadata.
    Demonstrated knowledge of RDA, LCSH and LC classification, and MARC and non-MARC metadata formats and standards.
    Proficiency, or willingness to become proficient, in the application of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) in the creation of archival metadata.
    Ability to edit and modify externally generated metadata.
    Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team environments, as well as independently.

    Experience using cataloging resources including, but not limited to, an integrated library system, OCLC Connexion and MarcEdit.
    Working knowledge of ArchivesSpace.
    Supervisory experience; ability to motivate staff, set priorities, and lead projects.

    General Days/Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Additional hours as requested and/or needed


    Participation in state and national library networks is encouraged. Membership and participation in local, state and national professional organizations is expected.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution

    Demonstrated abilities in technical services, reference, library instruction, and/or use of internet resources

    Commitment to patron services and active learning

    Experience with an integrated, web-based, library system


    Commensurate with experience.

    Apply for this position online at:


  • 6 Jun 2018 6:46 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collections and Archives (C&A) division is seeking applicants for the position of Data Services Librarian (R98111) at the Ottenheimer Library.

    The Data Services Librarian will shape a data services program within an evolving academic library environment. This position specializes in the production, archiving, cataloging, documenting, provision, and assistance in the proper use of quantitative and qualitative information gathered through systematic methods. Reporting to the Discovery and Metadata Coordinator, this position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located in the state’s capital city, a center of government, commerce, education, and arts and culture. The city is listed as one of America’s Top Ten Best Value Cities (, ranked #1 is “America’s 10 Great Places to Live”(Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine), and named one of America’s “Five Secret Foodie Cities” (Forbes Travel Guide). Rich in history, the city is also home to future-oriented ventures like Heifer Village (imagine a world free of hunger and poverty) and the new Technology Park (a 21st-century idea factory). With a mild climate and a variety of scenic experiences, Little Rock offers outdoor adventures for runners, bicyclists, campers, or just the occasional walk along the river trail.

    Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school is required. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. 

    Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a library setting.

    Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the Human Resources' website at Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

  • 1 Jun 2018 10:07 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Information Services Department Manager–Full time position–Main Library.  The Information Services Department Manager reports to the Head of the Main Library and oversees the work of several divisions within the department, including Periodicals, Interlibrary Loan, Public Computer Lab, and Downloadable Library support.   The successful candidate will be excited by the challenge of working in the changing environment of reference services, have a deep commitment to providing excellent service, the ability to offer strong leadership to a talented and diverse team, and be open to the possibilities that new technologies and methods can offer. Candidates must possess strong customer skills, strong problem-solving skills, an easy-going nature, and enthusiasm for working with diverse patrons and staff.  Graduate degree (MLS, MLIS, etc), plus 3 years related experience and/or training, and 2 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Flexibility, team orientation, an open and optimistic attitude. Salary range starts at $44,116 plus excellent benefits.  Send resume, including cover letter, to Carol Coffey, Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock St., Little Rock, AR 72201 or email by June 15, 2018.

  • 31 May 2018 12:56 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Jonesboro, Arkansas is looking for an Adult Services Manager to help us bring our adult programming and adult outreach services to the next level.

    The Adult Services Manager will lead a team of 6 fulltime and 5 part-time employees to ensure the library is offering innovative and successful adult programs and services to patrons in and out of the building. This position will also have an integral role in working with our new bookmobile to ensure we are taking quality programs and materials out into the community.

    Our service population is growing, and is currently over 130,000. Our service area includes all of Craighead and Poinsett counties in northeast Arkansas. The Adult Services Manager would work at the main library located in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

    Never heard of Jonesboro, Arkansas? We are located in northeast Arkansas, about an hour drive northwest of Memphis, TN. Jonesboro is a great place to live and consistently ranks as one of the most cost effective cities in the country, and our utility rates are among the lowest in the country.

    The ideal candidate for this position will have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree, experience with adult library programming, and three or more years of leadership experience,

    The starting salary for this position will be between $36,000-$49,000 depending upon education and experience. The library offers a generous benefits package, including 100% employer paid health and dental insurance premiums for each fulltime employee.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to The job will remain open until filled.

    For a detailed job description, please visit:

  • 29 May 2018 11:48 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    The City of Omaha has a position open for Library Special Projects Manager.  Information on the position can be found on the following link:  
    Library Special Projects Manager posting 2018.pdf 

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