JOB POSTING: 4 Faculty/Instructor (Entry Level) Positions at UAMS Library in Little Rock, AR
We are excited to announce that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is expanding its Education & Research Services (E&RS) Department and we have just posted 4 new faculty positions at entry/Instructor level. We are looking for individuals with a passion for working in a world-class academic medical environment and a desire to work on a collegial team of experienced, nationally recognized health information professionals.
Recently we have increased opportunities for extended activities within the fields of outreach, education, research, and clinical areas of UAMS. As an informationist/librarian with position-specific responsibilities, you will also serve as Liaison to assigned departments, units and colleges. Please note that all new faculty will receive training in the required responsibilities. Faculty are also mentored in professional development and promotion requirements.
UAMS serves all of Arkansas and is the largest academic health sciences center in the state. Our faculty, staff, and students work and study in a stimulating and culturally diverse environment. The UAMS Library serves all missions of UAMS and we are the state’s only Resource Library within the Network of the National Library of Medicine.
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Below are brief descriptions of each but please see the links for the full job descriptions including qualifications.
ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATIONIST / LIBRARIAN
Collaborates with faculty to identify and deliver course-integrated instruction
Promotes the integration of information resource literacy into the curricula of all UAMS colleges
Investigates new technologies; designs and implements new initiatives to improve the delivery of instructional and informational services; and provides training as necessary
Teaches classes on use of biomedical information resources
Plans and evaluates educational services within the Library
Works with library personnel within other departments to ensure they are prepared to successfully assist users and utilize knowledge-based resources
Develops educational materials including online tutorials and LibGuides
Utilizes online meeting spaces (such as Zoom or IVN) for remote educational sessions
CLINICAL INFORMATIONIST / LIBRARIAN
Patient rounding in clinical settings to provide health care professionals with evidence-based information resources, services and education
Promotes and teaches use of Evidence-Based Practice in the healthcare setting
Assesses and responds to information needs of health care professionals and students in a patient/family centered care environment
Collaborates with clinical faculty and residents for research and educational needs
Conducts literature searches
Works with the Clinical Services Librarian (CSL) to expand the CSL program
Contributes to the Clinical Services web resources
Teaches library classes on biomedical information resources
Attains working knowledge of clinical information technologies
Collaborates with Patient & Family Resource Center to identify information needs
Supports hospital nursing staff with research and information requests related to pursuit of magnet status
Acts as backup to CSL for liaison duties at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATIONIST / LIBRARIAN
Teaches biomedical information resources
Participates in liaison and outreach activities
Consults on information resources for projects
Promotes awareness of library services and resources to affiliated institutions
Shares responsibilities for Library's social media, plus creates LibGuides (web pages) and tutorials
OUTREACH SERVICES INFORMATIONIST / LIBRARIAN
Conducts the community and regional outreach activities of the Library
Works with UAMS Regional Centers around the state and the staff at each to identify information needs, training needs and opportunities for collaborative projects
Acts as the UAMS Library’s representative to the Network of the National Library of Medicine to promote the resources and services of the National Library of Medicine
Identifies grant funding for outreach activities & possible collaborations
Assists with outreach exhibits, presentations and classes
Serves as the campus liaison for the UAMS College of Public Health
Note: UAMS uses an online application process and interested candidates should follow the instructions on the website for submitting their applications. The system only allows one document to be uploaded so the cover letter, references and CV must be in a single document.
Applicants interested in being considered for more than one position must submit required materials for each job posting.
Please share with any interested librarians or health professionals.
Questions regarding these positions should be directed to:
Lisa Smith, MLS
UAMS Library Director
Manages and administers the operation and staff of library branch in Jay. Ensures outstanding customer service is provided to all patrons; serves as an advocate and spokesperson for the branch and the System in the communities.
Qualifications: MLS/MLIS; or BA/BS and five or more years related library experience; and experience developing programs for library users of all ages. Demonstrated performance in a management position and library coursework.
Duties include managing the library buildings, staff, and collections using professional principles of the library field. Manager will oversee the successful long term and daily operation of the library including awareness and use of the library facility, staff supervision and training, financial transactions and successful development of good relationships with governmental officials, library friends and volunteers.
Full-time position: 40 hrs. per week; includes some evenings and Saturdays. Beginning salary $44,366 plus excellent benefits.
Background check required.
Applications must be submitted online.
Applications will be accepted until 11/13/2020.
Link to position posting: https://eols.org/job-listing/library-branch-manager-ja/
We have an opening at the Arkansas State Library for an Administrative Specialist. This is a terrific opportunity to experience the variety and strong sense of purpose we get to enjoy here at ASL. The position primarily supports the Director and Business Office, is primary contact for scheduling our meeting rooms, assists with travel requests and reservations, assists in communication with the Board and Arkansas’ public libraries, and a smorgasbord of other tasks. We’re looking for someone who is very well organized, has excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is comfortable with technology. Full job description is available on the Arkansas State Jobs website.
As always, you must apply at the website referenced below to be considered.
Please apply at https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=a2c38aeef1e93c4ab60f4ab30cd01936&
Academic Support Assistant
The Academic Support Assistant position is a part-time position at South Arkansas Community College, reporting to both the SouthArk Library and the Academic Support Department. This position will be responsible for working in both departments to enhance academic support to students and help provide college-wide training needed to implement instructional technologies and academic support services available at SouthArk effectively. This is an area of particular importance in the post-pandemic world, as online teaching and academic support in an online environment is crucial to help our students maintain and pursue academic success.
Preferred Experience and Qualifications
About the SouthArk Library
The SouthArk Library is both an academic and a community library serving the students, faculty, and staff of South Arkansas Community College, as well as the residents of El Dorado and the surrounding community. Our mission is to serve at the intersection of education, resources, and community. We believe that everyone should have access to the tools and content they need to broaden their horizons, enrich their lives, and provide for their future. The library is a powerful place, and we see our job as helping our students and patrons to harness this power for their future success.
About the Academic Support Department
The SouthArk Academic Support Department (formerly Distance Learning) is responsible for providing technological support for SouthArk students and faculty engaged in both traditional and online courses. Our mission is to provide greater access to higher education and to support the effective implementation of emerging technologies in the online environment.
Anyone interested in this opportunity should email Philip Shackelford, Library Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or HR Director Bill Fowler email@example.com.
LIBRARY TECHNICAL REFERENCE SPECIALIST
(Outreach, Programming, and Student Engagement)
Class Code: C069C
The Library Technical Reference Specialist (outreach, programming and student engagement) is focused on college and community outreach, programming development, and student engagement. Responsibilities include representing the SouthArk Library at college and community outreach events, such as New Student Orientation, College Night, Outdoor Expo, etc., and developing new outreach opportunities and strategies. This includes internal outreach activities, such as serving as an academic liaison to other college departments, serving as a personal librarian for students, etc., and programming, with responsibilities to plan, coordinate, promote, network, and manage SouthArk library events. Programming duties will include working with new and existing partners to present timely and valuable programming options to the SouthArk community and the public at large. This position also provides reference service, technical support to enable the delivery of library services, and item processing for the print and serials collections. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Plan, coordinate, and carry out or oversee student engagement activities, library programs, and outreach efforts. Assist patrons by locating and checking materials or equipment in and out of the library, providing information assistance regarding resources, and answering questions concerning the proper operation and maintenance of equipment. Researches library records and resources to ascertain availability of materials and provides information to library personnel or library patrons. Processes and prepares library materials for cataloging and circulation. Prepares materials for internal and external distribution by stamping or labeling, assigning, and recording inventory information. Maintains written and computer records and files including acquisition, and serials control. May oversee others by training student or part-time employees and reviewing work assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS
Occasional lifting of heavy books and equipment is required. Some weekend and evening work required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Knowledge of basic library procedures and practices. Knowledge of computers and their applications. Ability to operate general office equipment. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to read and follow instructions. Ability to stand and walk for long periods, to move book carts, and lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to stoop, bend, and reach.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a library environment. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.
Philander Smith College is currently accepting applications for the position of Library Technician.
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Library Technician, performs duties related to carrying out circulation desk operations such as; open and close the library as needed, assist patrons, maintain library materials and equipment, and maintain the patron database. Greets and assists library users employing effective customer service skills.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Performs circulation services, including: processing overdue & lost material records; assisting patrons in person, computer, and telephone; demonstrating library equipment,
registering new patrons via the library’s integrated library system (ILS), and keeping statistics.
● Assist patrons with technical assistance.
● Maintain the patron database in the integrated library system.
● Provide reference assistance & information to patrons such as library rules &
● Monitors and performs stack maintenance, including shelving of materials, shelf-reading, shifting collections, updating shelf locators, identifying materials for preservation and updating materials.
● Respond to the theft detectors.
● Perform other duties as assigned.
Two years college coursework plus two years of experience working in a library or other environment requiring relevant skills and abilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor’s degree and experience working with automated library systems preferred.
HOW TO APPLY:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 E-Verify.
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