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  • 20 Apr 2018 11:08 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Job Location:  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - Bentonville, AR

    Position Type:  Full Time

    Education Level:  4 Year Degree

    Position Overview

    The full-time Library Assistant is an important public service position that is responsible for welcoming and assisting guests, community users, scholars and students during the library’s evening and weekend hours. They will assist in organizing library materials and information, and will perform clerical and other technical tasks. This position will support the librarian with cataloging and other duties as necessary to ensure the smooth running of the library.

    Position Hours

    This is a 40 hours a week position.
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 12:30 pm to 9:00pm
    Saturday, Sunday – 9:30am to 6:00pm

    Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

    • Answer general library reference questions such as background of the library collections.
    • Assist guests with use of library materials and services.
    • Assist library guides and guests with use of online catalog and locating items.
    • Assist with copy cataloging; including monographs, serials, and exhibition catalogs, according to current library standards.
    • Assist in maintaining library volunteer communications, supervising volunteer shifts, and updating volunteer training materials as needed.
    • Train volunteers on library technology.
    • Take part in specific projects such as inventorying the collection, book shifting, weeding and other projects as needed
    • Additional tasks include answering phones, helping to direct guests and relaying general information about current and future exhibitions, events and programs

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education, Training, and Traits:

    • Bachelor degree
    • A minimum of two years in a service oriented position
    • Previous library experience
    • Detail oriented with good research skills.
    • Ability to be patient and flexible while also staying energized and focused on excellent customer service
    • Ability to recognize customer service concerns and address them professionally
    • Commitment to contributing to an invigorating museum team and enhancing library services through a solid work ethic and excellent service skills

    Work Experience preferred:

    • Museum experience
    • Experience with all aspects of research including database queries.
    • Experience working with volunteers
    • Copy cataloging

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to work evenings and weekends
    • Proficiency with standard office equipment and software
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to interact collegially with all employees and volunteers at all levels of responsibility while maintaining the highest levels of ethics and confidentiality

    Preferred Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to work independently
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Willingness to learning new things
    • Passion for sharing the collection with the public

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Physical demands: The position requires verbal and written conversation with others, sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing, reaching, strenuous lifting / moving objects up to 25 pounds, and use of hands to manipulate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color perception.
    • Work Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, museum spaces, construction site, and in communities served. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

    Application and Additional Information


    To be considered for this position, please apply through this posting. Applications must be complete and include a resume and cover letter.

    No phone calls please.

    The successful candidate will be required to pass a routine background and consumer credit check and drug screen.


    Crystal Bridges is committed to creating an institution that reflects the diversity of our region and nation. We are especially mindful of those in our community impacted by inequity due to ability, language, class, age, gender, religion, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and are working diligently to address perceived and real barriers that keep anyone from fully experiencing the museum as a guest, volunteer, or employee. To achieve true reform, we must have a diverse, highly qualified team. Crystal Bridges is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    We actively encourage minority candidates to apply for this position.

    Museum Overview:

    Crystal Bridges is a museum of American Art located in Bentonville, Arkansas. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting and preserving outstanding works that illuminate the American heritage and artistic possibilities.

    We are passionate about transforming lives through experiences that encourage the discovery of new ideas, expanded dreams and inspired actions.

    As an employee at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, you will be empowered to think creatively, ask questions, and make suggestions to help move the institution forward.

    To apply for this job, click here:

  • 20 Apr 2018 10:09 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    The McWherter Library at the University of Memphis is looking for a Research and Instructional Services (RIS) Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure track position.  This position is one member of the team of library faculty and staff who provide information assistance to individuals and groups of library users. S/he participates in providing direct user assistance at the Research and Information Services Desk and also participates in the User Instruction program. S/he participates in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction related programs and services that enhance user awareness of and access to library resources. The RIS Librarian is a member of the Research and Instructional Services Department and participates fully in the programs and services of that department. As a member of the faculty, he/she also participates in the University Libraries’ Collection Development Program, serves as library liaison to assigned department(s), serves on committees and task forces, and maintains an appropriate research and publication agenda.


    This is a 12- month, tenure track, faculty position that requires an ALA- accredited Master’s Degree and appropriate, relevant library work experience.


    Memphis is a fun, innovative, historic, and growing city with a lot of offer.   With it's low-cost of living, there are many unique qualities that invites all types of people to live in the city of the blues and BBQ!   Memphis is known for it's grit and grind attitude as well as for it's beautiful setting on the Mississippi River.


    If interested, visit to apply today!

  • 13 Apr 2018 10:33 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Arkansas Tech University is now accepting applications for the Digital & Special Collections Librarian position.  This is a non-tenure track faculty position charged with developing and managing the University’s online institutional repository.  Other duties include managing the government documents collection, acting as liaison to other university faculty, providing reference services, and engaging in other professional or scholarly activities at a medium-sized institution.  Arkansas Tech is situated in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita mountains, just an hour north of Little Rock. 

    Here’s the link to apply or to find out more details about the position:

    The deadline to apply is May 7th, with anticipated starting date of July 1st.

    Please share with other colleagues or museum professionals who might be interested in this opportunity.  If you have any other specific inquiries about the position, the institution, or the area, feel free to send me an email,

  • 12 Apr 2018 10:07 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Rogers Public Library, a midsize stand-alone municipal library in the beautiful Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas is looking for an Automated System Manager.  This rapidly growing community is looking for someone who is innovative and willing to lead in technology services with our dynamic library team to meet the ever changing needs of our community.

    The Systems Manager supervises, plans, recommends, analyzes, and coordinates the automation, communication and on-line systems within the Library. Installs, troubleshoots and diagnoses hardware and software, and works with vendors to implement and integrate automated network services. Serves as the liaison with the City IT and State Technology Department.  Works with Technical Services Supervisor to schedule upgrades and change system configurations and routine database maintenance outside the City systems, including administering public access to Internet and online services. Requires evening and weekend hours and on-call availability.

    Starting salary $46,086.

    Full job description and application will be available at .  Please include professional references and a resume.  City of Rogers application is required for all applicants.

  • 3 Apr 2018 3:08 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collections and Archives (C&A) division is seeking applicants for the position of Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian (R99684) at the Ottenheimer Library.

    The Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian is a 12-month library faculty position with rank leading to tenure. Reporting to the Research and Scholarly Communication Coordinator, the Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian collaborates with personnel across the C&A division and throughout the university to develop and promote library services that support faculty and student research. The Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian provides in-person and online research assistance and instruction; develops online instructional materials; serves as liaison to designated academic departments; and supports researchers in the use of government data sources, statistical datasets, and data visualization.

    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 (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school is required. A minimum of two (2) years’ professional experience in an academic library setting.

    Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of business and social science resources. Knowledge of datasets and data visualization techniques. Experience with developing and providing instruction and training. Experience in developing working partnerships with academic faculty and departments and other campus communities.

    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 background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication 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.

  • 27 Mar 2018 1:51 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    Job Details



    Arkansas State Library


    Arkansas State Library


    Digital Services

    Date Posted:


    Posting Expires:



    The Librarian is responsible for overseeing library services and assisting patrons with research and documentation requests. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

    Typical Functions

    Assists patrons in locating documents and instructing them in the use of library resources and facilities. Answers questions in person, by telephone, or computer. Researches and recommends the purchase of books, serials, and equipment for the library. Assigns and reviews the work of technical and clerical assistants. Interprets library rules and policies to public and staff. Maintains specific collections within the library including ordering and processing of new materials and shelf maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Special Job Dimensions

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

    Knowledge of library procedures, policies and operations. Knowledge of operation of standard library equipment. Knowledge of basic reference tools and sources. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to conduct research and make recommendations of library purchases. Ability to research policy and procedural problems and recommend corrective measures. Ability to prioritize tasks, establish methods, and schedule employees. Ability to direct and/or oversee the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to work with the public.

    Minimum Education and/or Experience

    The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in library science. OR The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or a related field, including twelve hours in library science courses. 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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Agency Specific Information

    The mission of the Arkansas State Library is to serve as the information resource center for state agencies, legislators and legislative staffs, to provide guidance and support for the development of local public libraries and library services, and to provide the resources, services, and leadership necessary to meet the educational, informational and cultural needs of the citizens of Arkansas. The agency administers state and federal funds appropriated for libraries and library development, including State Aid To Public Libraries funds and federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds. 

    Agency Goals and Objectives Supported by Information Technology
    The goals of the State Library are:
    • provide library and information services to state government, as well as to citizens statewide;
    • develop access to libraries and information resources;
    • promote the development, use and support of public libraries and information resources;
    • foster the recruitment, training, and education of library personnel; and
    • provide effective leadership and administration needed to improve public libraries and library services.

    Providing information resources to the public directly or through other libraries that have been revolutionized by information technology. All the goals listed have been enhanced by the speed of electronic delivery, bibliographic data storage and rapid computer communication. The ASL web site provides access to the LSTA Five Year Long Range Plan, which is being used as a model for other states by the Institute of Museums and Library Services [see for more detailed information on this federal agency.]

    Job Details

    Position No.:


    Class Code:




    Salary Range:

    $36,155.00 - $41,578.00 per year

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    Job Type:

    Full Time

    Location Information

    Job City:

    Little Rock

    Job County/Region:


    Contact Information

    Contact name:

    Lynn Valetutti





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  • 27 Mar 2018 8:15 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Committee of the Southwest Kansas Library System (headquartered in Dodge City, KS), seeks an experienced library leader—responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next System Director. SWKLS, one of seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 83-member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With eight staff and a $942,000 annual operating budget, SWKLS serves residents in a 21-county region. SWKLS, a member-focused organization, provides excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, strong outreach services, and support for innovative technologies to its public, academic, and school library members. For more information on the System, visit SWKLSLinks.

    Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a twenty-one county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System—aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active SWKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For complete details, visit SWKLS System Director Job Description.

    Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and three years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and prior experience in regional systems or consortia are additional preferred qualifications.

    Compensation. The hiring salary range is $70,000-90,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package including full health care coverage including family members by the System.

    For further information, contact Jobeth Bradbury. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes April 8, 2018.

  • 14 Mar 2018 9:48 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Fayetteville Public Library Foundation

    Grant Writer

    Job Description


    This position is responsible for grant writing and reporting with public agencies, private foundations and corporations. Specifically, the grant writer is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.


    1. Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

    2. Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.

    3. Work with FPL departments to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.

    4. Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.

    5. Understanding of institutional history and programs. .

    6. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.


    Specialized knowledge of grant writing. High school diploma or equivalent, with education or training equal to two years of college, plus 2 years’ experience grant writing. Previous experience in non-profit fundraising preferred.


    AFP Membership, Grant Professionals Association Membership


    Advanced: Word Processing/Typing

    Intermediate: Contact Management, Presentation/PowerPoint, Spreadsheet

    Basic: Database


    Must possess strong written communication skills and the ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.  Must have strong editing skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines, and knowledge of fundraising information sources.  Must have experience with proposal writing and knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.  Must have experience with institutional donors.

    This position reports to the Development Director of the Fayetteville Public Library Foundation.  It is 20 hours per week with flexibility in work hours.  Some hours may be worked remotely. 


    Range is $19.81/hour to $29.71/hour.


    Send cover letter, resume, and application to:

    Sarah Du Preez, Director or Development

    Fayetteville Public Library Foundation

    401 W Mountain Street

    Fayetteville, AR  72701


  • 14 Mar 2018 9:41 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    The Fayetteville Public Library, in scenic NW Arkansas, is seeking an innovative and collaborative master’s level youth/teen librarian to develop and support customer-oriented library services.

    Picture yourself in the 2005 Library Journal “Library of the Year” located in a charming college town listed as a “best place to live” 2 years in a row by US News & World Report.  Join our dream team, where imagination, creativity, and knowledge are rewarded.  We seek a vibrant individual who will help us take our library to the next level as we undertake a 70,000 square foot expansion. Flexibility, excellent customer service, and the ability to have fun required.

    The Library serves its diverse community without regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity or income. It is open seven days (64 hours) a week and provides online access 24 hours a day.  On average, 185 people visit the library each hour and, in 2017, 73,527 people attended 1,629 programs, including one of the largest Summer Reading programs in Arkansas.   The library has over 90,000 registered cardholders, including student icards, who borrowed nearly 1,200,000 items in 2017.   


    Provide professional reference assistance and exceptional customer service to the public. Coordinate one or more specialized youth services work functions. Develop and deliver library collections, programs and services that reflect a wide spectrum of ideas and viewpoints, mirroring diverse and growing community needs.

    All Library positions require customer-focused service to both internal and external customers, flexibility, teamwork, reliable attendance and compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.


    • 1.  Provide advanced research assistance, readers' advisory, technical assistance and excellent frontline customer service.
    • 2.  Create, develop, implement and evaluate high quality programs for children birth through 18, including a multi-week summer reading program and a literary festival involving community partners. Participate in management of $50,000+ annual departmental programming budget and, with department, offer approximately 1000 diverse programs annually.
    • 3.  Select and purchase materials for assigned library collections. Monitor and manage a print and electronic materials budget of approximately $50,000 annually, ensuring balanced collection areas that are relevant and responsive to community needs.
    • 4.  Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule.
    • 5.  Oversee and administer one or more specialized Youth Services work activities, including but not limited to Sit-Stay-Read, 7-Ups volunteers, Teen Advisory Board, and/or Ink and Brush Literary magazine.
    • 6.  Speak instruct and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences of all ages (up to 750+ participants).  In general, promote library use in the community.
    • 7.  Manage web content proficiently with appropriate tools.
    • 8.  Monitor the work of departmental volunteers. Assist colleagues.
    • 9.  Pursue professional development, which may include travel, to keep informed of current and emerging library trends. 


    • 1.  Serve as manager-in-charge of the Youth Services Department and/or the building as necessary.
    • 2.  Staff other public service desks as assigned.
    • 3.  Research and develop grant proposals to enhance and expand library services.
    • 4.  Create print and web bibliographies, user guides, and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs.
    • 5.  Serve on and/or chair library committees.
    • 6.  Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
    • 7.  Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.


    Graduate degree (MLS, MLIS, MBA, MA, etc.), plus 1 year related experience and/or training.  Applicants enrolled in ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree programs may be considered.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.


    Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.


    • 1.   MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; or a master's degree in a related field; or a bachelor's degree plus concurrent enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree program and at least 1 year experience working directly with children in a library or educational setting; or commensurate education and experience.
    • 2.  Valid Driver's License.


    Intermediate: Database/Integrated Library System Software, Word Processing/Typing, Presentation/PowerPoint

    Basic: Content Management, Spreadsheet/Excel


    • 1.  Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Must love working with children.
    • 2.  Creativity and awareness of community needs to design and implement services for youth.
    • 3.  Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • 4.  Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.
    • 5.  Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines.
    • 6.  Knowledge of children’s and teen literature.



    For more information, contact:

    Sharon Daniel

    Office Manager

    Fayetteville Public Library

    401 W. Mountain St.

    Fayetteville, AR  72701

    Direct: 479.856.7103 | Main: 479.856.7000

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