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  • 14 Apr 2021 8:10 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Director of Information Systems and Technology

    The Director of Information Systems and Technology is responsible for the overall planning, management, and coordination of the University of Arkansas Libraries’ information technology infrastructure, including both enterprise and locally hosted systems, resource discovery and management, website and intranet administration, desktop support, digital storage management, and technology training. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Content and Digital Initiatives, the director works collaboratively within the Libraries and externally with campus University Information Technology Services, Procurement Services, and technology vendors to identify, develop, and manage adoption of technology infrastructure necessary to meet the current and future needs of faculty, students, and Libraries’ personnel. The director is responsible for the budgeting and prioritization of library technology needs in relation to key projects and resources, including personnel and supervises the performance and development of library personnel engaged in web services and development, user experience and discovery, server and systems support, and desktop support work. The director will work with content and service experts to create an integrated information environment by developing and extending the Libraries’ technology resources in support of faculty and student teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Responsible for setting strategic goals, budgeting, and allocating resources. Oversees the successful implementation, maintenance, refreshment, and integration of the Library’s information technology program, which includes on premise, locally hosted, and vendor hosted enterprise services. Develops and implements the strategy, policy, and procedures around how new technology projects are requested and implemented at the library. Provides supervision, leadership, and guidance in staff performance, training, and development. Provides high level oversight for all aspects of library information technology, including digital repository, digital preservation, content management systems, Integrated Library Systems and discovery services, web services, application development, and computer security and support. Engages in product, user, and service assessments and ensures that statistics and other data relevant to the goals and work of the unit is accurate and timely. Serves as primary resource for other operating units, University offices, academic departments, and outside agencies regarding library IT services and procedures.

    Coordinates and collaborates with partners in the Library, University IT Services, and other campus units to ensure that the Libraries’ digital infrastructure and services are aligned with the University’s technology strategies and infrastructure, including meeting accepted and emerging security and access protocols, and responding to the needs of students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders. Oversees the development of new infrastructure to increase the Libraries’ capacity to manage and support technology-intensive projects and services. Ensures service delivery in the most cost-effective manner possible by reducing redundancy of infrastructure and leveraging shared services when possible. Maintains awareness of and implements new technologies and appropriate tools to continuously improve library operations and services and to support the Libraries’ research, teaching and learning agendas. Provides guidance on technology-rich innovation spaces in support of research and scholarship.

    Along with performance, this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. This position develops and disseminates a scholarly research agenda through publications, presentations, and other appropriate venues; participates in opportunities to serve the libraries, university, and profession; and participates in professional development activities, including attending workshops, webinars, and conferences to augment existing training and skills.

    Minimum Qualifications:


    • ALA accredited master’s degree in library science, or a master’s degree in a relevant discipline (computer science, information systems/technology)
    • Significant experience working with library systems and digital library development with evidence of broad, in-depth technology and systems knowledge and skills
    • Demonstrated experience in project management, including leading and managing complex teams in a rapidly changing environment working in collaborative environments
    • Demonstrated experience working with integrated library systems, resource management systems, computer hardware and software, and network operating systems
    • Knowledge of digital repositories, high density storage systems, archival catalogs, and other metadata and discovery systems
    • Familiarity with Information Standards and Protocols such as Dublin Core, MARC, Z39.50, OAI/PMH, and the OpenURL framework
    • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, web programming environment, HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, Git, SQL, Python and scripting languages
    • Knowledge of user authentication/authorization protocols, including CAS, SAML, and LDAP
    • Superior oral and written communication including the ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively
    • Considerable knowledge and understanding of key issues, best practices, and emerging technologies critical to information technology, digital initiatives, and web services in an academic environment
    • Demonstrated experience working in and cultivating a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so


    • Experience with Alma/Primo, III Sierra/Summon
    • Demonstrated experience leading IT and/or web projects in a higher education or a library setting
    • Demonstrated experience with the implementation and maintenance of open-source applications
    • Direct supervisory experience
    • Experience working collaboratively with library consortia
    • Experience in a variety of web scripting languages and standards (e.g., JavaScript, AJAX, XML, XSLT, CSS)

    Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor. Salary: $80,000 minimum.

    Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

  • 14 Apr 2021 8:06 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Business Librarian 


    MULN | Research and Instruction

    Department's Website:

    Summary of Job Duties:

    The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Business Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to change, who foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration and open communication skills. Additional key attributes are the ability to create and foster successful partnerships with other university departments and stakeholders, to provide excellent services, and to adapt or adopt programs and services that support positive change within the institution.

    The Business Librarian serves as a member of the Research and Instruction Services team supporting undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In support of entrepreneurial initiatives, the Business Librarian works to develop partnerships with the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the McMillian Innovation Studio, and the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub. Additionally, the position supports the Walton Research & Outreach Centers (i.e., Supply Chain Management Research Center, Center for Retailing Excellence, and Blockchain Center of Excellence) and the key signature research areas. The Business Librarian will devise and deliver services that enhance the research and teaching needs of the Sam M. Walton College of Business students and faculty.

    We are seeking candidates with broad business and entrepreneurship information skills. Responsibilities include library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach. Additionally, the Business Librarian collaboratively develops library programs and outreach initiatives with other members of the team and reports to the Director of Research and Instruction Services.

    Along with performance, this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate should possess an exemplary service orientation; the ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment; a willingness to engage in faculty liaison activities, including outreach and collection development; initiative and flexibility; strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and students, faculty and staff; and effective oral and written communication skills.

    Rank: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.

    Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.


    • A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
    • Degree in business or significant experience providing business reference services in a research library
    • Demonstrated experience providing research assistance, library instruction, and outreach
    • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with business resources and research methodologies

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience teaching or providing classroom instruction or public presentation experience
    • Demonstrated experience selecting and acquiring datasets to support research
    • Working knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship and data visualization in business
    • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
    • Graduate degree in business
    • Collection development experience

    Salary Information:

    Commensurate with education and experience; Minimum $53,000

    Required Documents to Apply:

    Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

    Optional Documents:

    Proof of Veteran Status

    Recruitment Contact Information:

    Joel Thornton, Director of Instruction and Liaison Services,

  • 14 Apr 2021 8:03 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Adult Programmer 

    Seeking a fun, energetic, team-orientated diverse applicant qualified to work as a full-time adult programmer at the Fletcher Library. Candidate should have a strong commitment to public service to create and implement adult programs. Responsibilities include planning in-branch and outreach programs for adults, creating displays, designing printed and digital materials and promotions, working public service desk, answering patron questions, information searching and shelving. Excellent communication, technology and customer service skills are required. Must be able to work well with adults, and cooperatively with staff and public. In addition, candidate must be willing to become a notary, with CALS paying all expenses. Experience with adult programming desirable. Familiarity with adult literature and popular media desirable. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Starting pay $29,224 plus excellent benefits. Submit resume and application to Liz Wooley at Position open until filled.

  • 9 Apr 2021 8:01 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Library Specialist 

    This is para-professional library work performing skilled library duties and providing customer services. The employee in this position works both independently and as part of a team with guidance from a supervisor.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) Two (2) years of college level education AND Six (6) months of experience working in a library.

    Special Qualifications:

    Must register for Nebraska Public Librarian Certification through the Nebraska Library Commission within 30 days of the hiring date. Must complete necessary continuing education requirements to keep certification current while employed by the Omaha Public Library. Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to locations throughout the City during the course of the work day.

    Who Can Apply:

    Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

    How To Apply:

    Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

    Contact Points:

    City of Omaha, Human Resources Department, 1819 Farnam St., Suite 506, Omaha, NE 68183

    Phone: (402) 444-5300 Fax: (402) 444-5317; Web: Email:

    Required Forms:

    On-line Application: including Applicant's Authorization to Release Information, Equal Employment Opportunities Form (Record Keeping Only) and ADA notice.

    Examination Information:

    The examination will consist of a training and experience form designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills and abilities of the position. The training and experience form will be given to candidates who have had their applications reviewed by a recruiter and accepted to test for the position. The form must be completed and returned to the Human Resources Department by May 7, 2021 (passing score 60%). Final eligibility list will be an overall score with the Training & Experience form weighted 100%.

    $45,905.60 with step increases to $55,556.80 Annual

    Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years, sick leave, and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at (under the Employment section, Benefits link) for detailed information.

    Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination. APPLICANTS REQUIRING AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE EXAMINATION BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION OR AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION BY EMAILING

    For Open Competitive Applicants: To claim 5 points for Veteran’s preference, you must submit proof of service (such as a DD-214) that includes date of induction, date of honorable separation, and date of honorable separation, and Social Security number. (You must have completed more than 180 consecutive days of active duty.) To receive an additional 5 points credit for disability, you must submit proof of eligibility from Veterans Administration dated within the last 12 months. This information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 5/7/2021.

    Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer or other technology using standard or customized computer or systems software applications appropriate to the assigned tasks. Knowledge of standard library principles, procedures, and services, and materials. Knowledge of library reference and resource tools. Ability to learn and adapt to advances in computer and electronics device technology and software. Ability to view printed text on book bindings to retrieve library materials. Ability to use tact and diplomacy when interacting with difficult patrons. Ability to maintain patron confidentiality. Ability to use library principles, methods, and techniques in collection, development, cataloging, classification, circulation, programming, staff development, and reference services. Ability to use and explain the functions of library tools and facilities. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public. Ability to understand oral or written instructions. Ability to adhere to safety policies, procedures, and guidelines. Ability to stand, walk, and bend from 76 to 100% of the time; reach, stoop, squat, crouch, and push from 51 to 75% of the time; and to climb, balance, kneel, crawl, pull, and sit up to 25% of the time.

  • 23 Mar 2021 1:28 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Come work with us! North Little Rock’s William F. Laman Public Library is accepting applications for Digital Media Assistant, Adult Services Librarian, and Youth Services Librarian openings. These positions offer flexible work hours with some evenings and weekends possible. Initial salaries are based on education and experience.

    Digital Media Assistant

    We’re looking for a Digital Media Assistant to help us keep growing! If you're a hardworking self-starter, Laman Library is an ideal place. Apply today with your resume and cover letter to Duties include: operating various camera equipment, organizing and grouping footage, managing hard drives (no magnets), scrubbing through footage, setting up/taking down stages for filming, archiving and syncing datasets and files for optimal performance, going on supply runs, and supporting post-production staff. Must have good verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with general clerical and administrative tasks; previous production assistant experience is preferred.

    Adult Services Librarian

    We need an energetic and collaborative Adult Services Librarian to provide direct customer service to patrons throughout the library. Our team strives to communicate with courtesy while maintaining a professional, approachable manner. Appreciation of books and movies for enthusiastic Reader’s Advisory and considerable ability to navigate online and use computers, e-reader devices, smartphones, and tablets would be valuable. If you’d enjoy sharing library resources with maker-related and other programming, send your resume and cover letter to

    Youth Services Librarian

    We seek an innovative and collaborative Youth Services Librarian to develop, prepare, and conduct programs for children, teens, and families. The Youth Services Librarian also provides direct assistance to patrons and maintains a pleasant, inviting, and safe environment. Share your passion for libraries and helping young people grow by sending your cover letter and resume to

  • 22 Mar 2021 9:12 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    PT Children's Librarian 

    Salary: This is a part-time hourly position based on experience

    Hours: Monday – Friday 1pm – 6pm totaling 25 hours/week

    Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience working with preschool to teen age children.

    Preferred Qualifications: Master’s of Library Science from an ALA accredited university.

    Job Duties:

    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and maneuver stairs
    • Working knowledge of children’s literature and children’s programming
    • Plan, organize, promote, and conduct virtual storytime and summer reading on a regular basis
    • Knowledge of library principles, practices, and trends
    • Familiarity with Adobe Premier Pro and video editing
    • Proficient in Microsoft, apple products, and android systems
    • Perform collection development tasks as needed
    • Perform circulation and reference duties as needed
    • Willingness to learn and desire to help others
    • Help maintain a clean and inviting atmosphere for patrons staff

    To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to the Elkins Public Library via email to Please contact Audra Bell by calling 479-643-2904 for any questions. Applications will be accepted through April 2, 2021.

    Applications can also be submitted through

  • 16 Mar 2021 8:19 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Cataloging-Metadata Librarian


    • Manage the cataloging and metadata operations for the multiple site library system, WorldShare Management Services.
    • Responsible for keeping up to date with developing standards for bibliographic control of all collection resources, including emerging metadata standards.


    • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science.
    • Three years professional library experience with concentrated experience in cataloging services, book selection, or technical services as required.
    • Computer skills required including automated library systems and knowledge of effective search strategies.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills.


    • $51,452 - $59,170/annually

    To apply visit:

  • 26 Feb 2021 3:02 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    The Van Buren county library is seeking a Library Administrator.


    The Library Administrator is responsible for directing all activities of the Van Buren County library including operations, resources, and staff.


    Minimum qualifications include extensive leadership and customer service experience, preferably in a public library environment, personnel management and supervisory experience. An MLS degree or an equivalent combination of education and related experience is desirable.

    Must have the ability to interact successfully with the public; knowledge of books and reading; excellent written and oral communications skills; advanced computer skills; and a valid driver’s license.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Computer fluency and willingness to learn new technologies.
    • Knowledge of professional library principles and practices
    • Understands and is knowledgeable about the County’s community, culture, lifestyles and interests and develops library services to more effectively meet present and future community needs consistent with the community expectations.
    • Must like working with people and be able to cooperate with other staff
    • Ability to make decisions and supervise the work of others. Ability to make a schedule to fit patron demand.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights (until 8:00 p.m.) and Saturdays
    • Position requires walking and standing for long periods. Requires light lifting and carrying of up to 40 pounds.


    • Reports to a five member Library Board to fulfill the mission of the library. Provides information to the Board concerning Library programs, services, collections, operations, and facilities; local issues; use statistics; and other information required for effective planning. Assists the Board with management of capital projects and facilities projects and renovations. The administrator formulates, proposes, presents and administers library policy for Board approval.
    • Reports to the Van Buren quorum court on the state of the library and works with the court to draft a library budget.
    • Supervises library employees and makes schedule; assigns work and tasks to employees
    • Serves as final authority on all personnel matters.
    • Reviews and approves bank deposits and employees’ timesheets.
    • Oversees ordering for the library, including the collection and supplies.
    • Ensures library is clean, orderly, and that systems and equipment are maintained and functioning
    • Works with the Judge's office to coordinate library planning with County needs and represents the library on county committees.
    • Serves as a liaison to the Friends of the Library, assisting with fund raisers, membership drives, and promotion.
    • Advocates locally, regionally, and nationally on behalf of public libraries to increase greater awareness of public libraries; increase community support, and facilitate sustainable funding.
    • Manages and schedules meeting room reservations
    • Manages and schedules volunteers


    This is a full time position, 40 hours per week, paying $31,200 to $35,360 depending upon prior experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid sick leave, and paid time off.

    Applicants should send a resume to or to me

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