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  • 3 Aug 2022 9:59 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    BRANCH MANAGER: The Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as Branch Manager of the Gattis-Logan County Library in beautiful Paris, Arkansas. Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the ideal candidate will work with staff and community residents to ensure excellence in providing materials, programs, and services that meet the diverse needs of county residents.

    Salary based on education and experience, plus an attractive benefits package. A bachelor's degree is required and a minimum of 18 semester hours of library science, or two years of paid library experience is preferred. Familiarity with automated library systems is required. Managerial experience is highly desirable.

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Misty Hawkins at by 5 PM on Friday, August 12th.

  • 2 Aug 2022 8:35 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Are you a self-starter who enjoys helping people? Do you have experience providing research services and planning programs in a public library that embraces change? If so, you might be just the person for us and we might be the right place for you. We are looking for friendly, confident, energetic, and highly motivated individuals with superb customer service skills and great technical and
    interpersonal skills to join our SMRLD team.

    This position includes participation, involvement, and engagement with community groups, partnerships, organizations, boards, and committees. Primary responsibilities include working at the research (reference) desk, providing reference and readers advisory services, identifying and/or participating in programs and services, assuming responsibility for some collection development, and making recommendations to further our goals and enhance our role in the community. Our team is comprised of a staff of thirty, which includes five other professional librarians.

    We pay competitively; offer IMRF pension; 4 weeks of paid vacation, 120 hours of sick leave annually, and 14 paid holidays; and health insurance.

    We are a progressive library that embraces new ideas and services. Situated just six miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, we enjoy all the benefits of a “big city”: world class amenities such as professional sports teams, symphony, theater, zoo, botanical gardens, museums, restaurants, travel access, universities, and more.

    Qualifications include a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited university and a minimum of two years of experience at a public library. Preference to applicants fluent in more
    than one language.

    The Full-Time Reference Librarian will work 40 hours a week. This position is usually assigned to our Johnson Road location.

    As part of their job, the person in this position will work collaboratively with our Grants Coordinator on the “Building a Job Ready Workforce” grant from the Illinois State Library and continue to build relationships with partnering organizations once the grant is complete. This
    position leads the Library’s efforts to provide services specifically for job seekers.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to
    More information is available at

  • 27 Jul 2022 10:37 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The East Central Arkansas Regional Library is looking to fill the following part-time positions:

    • LIBRARY ASSISTANT I – Wynne Branch (Part Time and Full Time). Starting at $11/hr.

    • LIBRARY ASSISTANT I – Cotton Plant Branch (Part Time - 19.5 hrs per week). Starting at $11/hr.

    We are also accepting applications for to create a pool of applicants for future openings in all Library Assistant positions throughout the system.

    • LIBRARY ASSISTANT I positions require a high school diploma and some college. Positions start at $11 per hour

    • LIBRARY ASSISTANT II positions requires a high school diploma and some college. Associates degree preferred. Office/library/educational programming experience preferred. Starting at $12.00 per hour.
    • LIBRARY ASSISTANT III position requires an associates degree and office or library experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Starting at $12.50 per hour.

    Job descriptions and additional information can be found at

    Arkansas driver’s license required for all positions.

    TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to ECARL Employment, 410 Merriman Avenue, East, Wynne, Arkansas 72396 or deliver in person to the Augusta or Wynne locations. Cover letters and resumes can also be sent to

  • 27 Jul 2022 10:32 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Full-time public service position in the Information Services Department at the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System. Essential duties include assisting with collection maintenance, assisting the Periodicals Manager, and managing the order and disposal of tax forms. Additional duties include conducting tours and staffing public service desks including the computer lab, research desk, and our system-wide telephone and chat service. Familiarity with technology, digital media, ability to provide instructional assistance on devices, and excellent communication and customer service skills are required. Attention to detail is essential. An ideal candidate will be flexible, possess an easy-going attitude, and have an enthusiasm for working with diverse patrons and staff.  Must be able to stand for long periods of time, push and pull at least 50 lbs., lift, squat, and work some evenings and weekends. Salary range starts at $14.54 and includes excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance and pension, as well as holiday and paid time off.  Please send application and resume to Sarah Mallory at Position open until filled and looking to start right away.

  • 27 Jul 2022 10:19 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking applicants for the Learning Innovation Librarian position. The Learning Innovation Librarian is a 12-month faculty member who provides learning opportunities through ideation, experimentation, and creation that positively impact the academic and professional success of learners. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will work collaboratively with a team of learner-centered, innovative library colleagues and campus partners to promote a new culture of library teaching and learning. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

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

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/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.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States


    Required Education and Experience: A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the provision of assistance and/or instruction in a library or educational setting.

    Preferred Education and Experience: Experience training/mentoring applied learning experiences and developing co-curricular learning activities/projects; Experience applying learner-centered pedagogies and learning experience design; Experience using virtual/augmented reality and gaming; 3D printing, mobile technology.

    Required Documents to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, and List of three Professional References (name, email, business title).



  • 26 Jul 2022 6:50 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Garland County Library is seeking creative, self-starting, and team-oriented applicants to apply for the positions of full-time Youth Programs Coordinator and part-time IT Assistant. 

    Youth Programs Coordinator pay scale starts at $13.03/hour and up with excellent benefits.

    IT Assistant pay scale starts at $12.68/hour and up.

    Interested applicants should submit resumes and cover letters to awebb@gclibrary.comPositions will be open until August 5th or until a sufficient number of candidates have applied, with interviews to be held shortly thereafter.

    Full job descriptions can be found here:

        Youth Programs Coordinator.pdf

        IT - Internet Assistant.pdf

  • 25 Jul 2022 2:19 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Young Adult (YA) Librarian will provide library services, community outreach, and programming to Young Adults, grades 6-12, ages 12-18. The YA Services Librarian will assist patrons in finding materials for recreation and information, and order YA library materials. Constant contact and collaboration with young adults and parents/guardians with diverse backgrounds and abilities. For more information and to apply, go to

    Full job description: YA Librarian JD.pdf

  • 25 Jul 2022 12:23 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Curtis Laws Wilson Library at the Missouri University of Science & Technology is seeking applicants for a Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian advances the library’s scholarly communications and research initiatives. This position develops collaborative partnerships to support faculty and students in the proper application of copyright in teaching, research, and publication. The librarian identifies, develops, and manages services and programs related to copyright, open access, research impact, and other scholarly communications initiatives. The librarian also provides specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas.

    The librarian serves as a subject liaison for select departments, working with faculty to develop and maintain an appropriate core collection for each assigned department. Additionally, the librarian creates and organizes events and programs that promote library resources and services. Additional duties include providing reference services in person, via email, chat, and phone as well as service desk hours. [see more…]

    This position is open until filled, with rank and salary commensurate with experience.

    For more details and to apply, visit the Missouri S&T’s job site at

  • 21 Jul 2022 10:38 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    West Fork Public Library

    Library Assistant

    Part-Time: (11 hours per week). Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-6:00pm

    Pay range: $11.00- $11.44 hourly

    Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma or equivalent.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Some experience working or volunteering in libraries

    Essential Duties:

    Provides excellent customer service and presents a positive image of the library in attitude, appearance and performance of duties.

    Processing and issuing library cards, checking materials in and out, filling reserve requests, and collecting fines and fees.

    Answers incoming phone calls; makes referrals or takes messages as appropriate.

    Ensures that circulation procedures maintain patrons’ confidentiality.

    Sorts and shelves library materials. Maintains order of the collection to facilitate public access to resources.

    Assists the public in use of patron computers, printer, copier, and all other library technology.

    Cleans public areas as needed. 

    Refers reference questions to the librarian.

     Promotes library classes and events to the public, including creating promotional materials and posting to social media

     Participates in Library staff meetings in a positive and professional manner.

    Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

    - Ability to exercise good judgment and to make decisions within stated guidelines.

    - Ability to work independently in a wide variety of situations.

    - Ability to apply library rules and regulations as found in staff manuals and statements of library policy.

    - Ability to communicate with the public and staff effectively in person, in writing, and by telephone.

    - Ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately; pay attention to detail.

    - Ability to shelve and retrieve library materials.

    - Ability to keep confidential records and perform routine tasks.

    - Ability to learn library methods, techniques and computerized databases.

    - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and work in a team environment.

    Physical Requirements:

    Must be able to stoop, bend, walk and reach heights of six (6) feet.

    Must be able to lift or pull book bags and equipment up to fifty (50) pounds.

    Must be able to push book carts

    Must have manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard.

    Please send resumes to

  • 15 Jul 2022 1:40 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Philander Smith College is currently accepting applications for the position of Technical Services & Reference Librarian.

    Under the supervision of the Director of Library, the Technical Services & Reference Librarian assists in the management of the Integrated Library Systems and interlibrary loan, as well as the promotion, development and delivery of library instruction, reference services, and online resource support to the Philander Smith community. 


    •    Assist students, faculty, administration, and the public with research needs in person, by phone, and remotely.
    •    Assist in the management of the Integrated Library Systems and interlibrary loan.
    •    Develop and conduct library instruction sessions, print and electronic library research guides, and assignments that incorporate ACRL Information Literacy Standards.
    •    Oversee enhancing, upgrading and editing of existing MARC records using RDA, DD Classification, LCSH, MARC21 format, MarcEdit, OCLC, Library of Congress and the library's automated system.
    •    Assist in collection development activities in all forms of library information resources.
    •    Engage in outreach strategies to students, faculty, staff, and administration to increase awareness about library resources and services.
    •    Assist patrons using software, internet applications, printing, and college-related online services accessed through the library's public workstations.


    •    Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited program.
    •    Experience in an academic library.
    •    Experience with an integrated library system (ILS), interlibrary loan, knowledge of MS Office, Google platforms and library databases.
    •    Excellent customer service, reference and library instruction skills.
    •    Ability to multitask be service-oriented, and work well with the public.
    •    Collection development experience.
    •    Familiarity with emerging Web and information technologies.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of professional recommendations to: Email subject line should include the full name of the position for which you are applying and documents should be in Word format. You may also mail your information to:

    Philander Smith College
    Attn: Office of Human Resources
    900 Daisy Bates Drive
    Little Rock, AR 72202

    Philander Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or religion. Philander Smith College is a smoke-free and drug-free work environment. Philander Smith College participates in E­Verify. 

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