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  • 14 Nov 2017 1:34 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Title

    Position Type Classified
    Employee Class Code CF
    AR State Title Library Technician
    Grade C109
    FLSA Non-Exempt
    Minimum Entry Salary $21,827
    Hourly Rate $0
    Search Manager Kelly Rigby

    Position Summary and Qualifications

    Posting Number CH00623
    UALR Functional Title Library Academic Technician / R99645
    Position Number R99645
    Department School of Law-Library
    Position Summary

    The night-time library LAT III works under the general supervision of the Circulation and Public Services Coordinator and is responsible for processing library materials and directing the work of student library assistants. This position has primary responsibility for closing the law library on Sunday-Thursday nights.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities
    • Closes the library Sunday-Thursday, following established procedures and securing materials and money;
    • Staffs the Circulation Desk a minimum of 15 hours per week: answering the telephone, routing calls, and taking messages; directing patrons; charging and discharging library materials; receiving funds for copies and printouts; and troubleshooting copiers and printers;
    • Maintains Patron Records in Library Circulation Module;
    • Maintains loose-leaf collection, tracks all incoming loose-leaf releases and makes claims for missing materials, retrieves volumes for filing; files and/or makes filing available for student assistants and ensures filing is completed in a timely manner; corrects and reports errors, reshelf items on a daily basis;
    • Shelves library materials, including new books, periodicals, pocket parts, and other supplements;
    • Performs nightly carrel and conference room sweeps;
    • Runs overdue reports in absence of Circulation and Public Services Coordinator;
    • Maintains Law School “Lost and Found” according to established procedures.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Strong customer service skills are essential;
    • Professional demeanor;
    • Basic word processing and other computer skills;
    • Ability to use photocopiers, microform readers, and book scanners;
    • Knowledge of basic library procedures and practices;
    • Familiarity with integrated library systems (Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform preferred);
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
    • Ability to follow instructions;
    • Attention to detail and ability to keep work organized;
    • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system;
    • Ability to work in a team environment;
    • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
    Required Education and/or Experience

    The formal educational equivalent of a high school diploma, plus two (2) years library experience or other relevant customer service experience.

    Preferred Education and/or Experience
    Background Check Requirements 01 - Criminal/Financial
    Start Date 11/27/2017

    Additional Qualifications

    License(s)/Certifications
    Essential Job Functions Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds: Daily, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Frequently, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Daily, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Daily, Lifting 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Daily, Carrying 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 50 plus lbs: Daily, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Moderate Distances; Daily
    Work Conditions Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors

    Posting Detail Information

    Background Check Statement

    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 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.

    UALR EEO Statement

    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.

    Open Date 09/20/2017
    Close Date 11/22/2017
    Open Until Filled No
    Special Instructions to Applicants
  • 14 Nov 2017 10:36 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Bangor Public Library Bangor, Maine Library Director  

    Description 

    The Bangor Public Library seeks a dynamic, visionary, and community-minded leader with proven administrative, fiscal and public service experience as its next Library Director. This unique opportunity is available due to the current Library Director's retirement after 27 years of service. The candidate will promote proactive leadership in technology integration while interacting with elected and appointed officials to foster collaborative relationships throughout the community and among all library constituents.  The Bangor Public Library is one of three Area Resource and Reference Centers and helps support the needs of libraries in the state.  Maine libraries have a long history of working together across library types that is uncommon to other states.  The Director of Bangor Public Library would serve on the URSUS Directors Council, the Maine Library Commission, and other state-wide organizations.  For more information on the collaborative work of Maine libraries   http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol22/iss1/ 

    The Bangor Public Library has a staff of 35 with an annual budget of $2.3 million; a collection of 469,291 volumes and more than 31,866 registered borrowers. In 2016 we served 250,000 visitors and circulated 341,177 items. For more information visit https://www.bpl.lib.me.us/.

    Community

    Located in central Maine, Bangor is the poster child for the slogan “Maine… worth a visit, worth a lifetime.” The region served by the Library offers a very affordable cost of living while remaining accessible to many attractive venues. For more information on the city of Bangor

     https://library.umaine.edu/content/bpl/bangor_region_&_state_of_maine_b102317.pdf  

    Requirements 

    Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALAaccredited program and five years of professional library experience with at least two years of director or other senior level administrator experience; or equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to perform effectively the work required.   

    Essential Skills 

    ·         knowledge of library principles and practices; 

    ·         commitment to staying well-informed on library district legal and financial issues

    ·         currency on technology and trends

    ·         sound business and financial judgement

    ·         understanding of common personnel management methods to lead an engaged and thriving staff

    ·         initiative, awareness and vision in developing library services

    ·         skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff and community leaders 

    ·         public library experience, including a successful track record of reporting to a governing board, is preferred 

    ·         exercise a full range of body motion to include standing, walking, talking, listening, stooping, kneeling, and reaching, plus lifting up to 25 pounds, with some exposure to weights up to 50 pounds

    ·         pulling and pushing book trucks weighing up to 50 pounds and adjusting focus to include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception

    ·         using telephones, computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and other office and telecommunication equipment 

    ·         must pass a physical and a background check

    Responsibilities 

    ·         reports to nine-member Library Board of Trustees

    ·         directs Library System operations

    ·         develops plans to effectively meet current and future community needs

    ·         oversees a staff of 35 full and part-time employees

    ·         develops, presents, and administers annual budget

    ·         seeks and administers outside funding

    ·         establishes and maintains effective working relationships with communities including elected officials, other agencies, and civic/community groups 

    ·         oversees Library System facilities and collections, physical and electronic 

    https://library.umaine.edu/content/bpl/BPL_Director_Job_Description_Oct_2017.pdf 

    Compensation

    A starting salary range of $80,000 – $120,000 (with final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and a generous benefits package including personal/medical leave, health insurance, and a matching contribution to a retirement plan. Job related travel expenses will be reimbursed. 

    Application 

    Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references sent as MS Word documents or Adobe PDF attachments to Bangor Public Library Search Committee at bpldirectorsearch@gmail.com . This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. 

  • 2 Nov 2017 1:44 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Closing Date: November 13, 2017

    Supervisor’s Title: Library Director

    Positions Supervised: All Departments

    Salary: Up to $36,000 annually, dependent on qualifications and skills

    SUMMARY

    Provides administrative & professional assistance to the Director

    FUNCTIONS

    • ·         Manages library operations in the absence of the Director
    • ·         Supervises Department Heads, and/or other staff as needed
    • ·         Assists the Director with:
    • o   formulation & administration of library goals, policies, procedures, & long-range plan
    • o   implementation of applicable laws & standards
    • o   management of special projects
    • o   assessments, evaluations, and reports
    • o   budget preparation, funds management, grants, & donations
    • o   materials selection
    • o   marketing & outreach
    • ·         Participates in professional & community organizations
    • ·         Stays informed regarding developments in the local & global library community
    • ·         Other duties as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS

    • ·         Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution
    • ·         At least 5 years’ experience working in a position of responsibility in a library
    • ·         Skills involving oral & written communications, leadership, teamwork, & technology
    • ·         Traits including tact, courtesy, & good judgment

    TO APPLY

    Submit application, with resume & cover letter, to:

    dprice@averus.biz

    OR

    David Price, Consultant

    A Verus Corporation

    111 Wild Horse Way

    Georgetown, TX 78633 

    Submission of application, resume & cover letter, and/or interview does not guarantee employment.

    The Stuttgart Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 2 Nov 2017 1:41 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian / R996686

    Ottenheimer Library

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collections and Archives division is seeking applicants for the position of Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian (R99686) at the Ottenheimer Library. The Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian collaborates with personnel across the Collections and Archives (C&A) division and throughout the university to develop and promote research and scholarly communication initiatives of students and faculty. This position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

    Reporting to the Research and Scholarly Communication Coordinator, the librarian provides in-person and online research assistance and instruction for multiple disciplines; collaborates with faculty to develop and offer customized, course-integrated instruction; supports faculty in the integration of open educational resources (OER) and affordable course content into the curriculum; and provides leadership for educating the campus community about emerging models of scholarly publishing, open scholarship initiatives, and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication. 

    Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school, and a minimum of two (2) years of post-MLIS experience in an academic library.

     Preferred Qualifications: Experience with developing and providing instruction and training.  Familiarity with learning management systems.  Working knowledge of copyright or other intellectual property rights. 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 under the “Jobs” link on the Human Resources' website at https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/6609. 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.


  • 2 Nov 2017 1:33 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    University of Arkansas at Monticello

    Fred J. Taylor Library and Technology Center

    Assistant Librarian

    The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) (www.uamont.edu) is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Librarian. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track, faculty position.  UAM, one of eleven campuses of the University of Arkansas System, is located in southeastern Arkansas in beautiful timberlands.  UAM is a comprehensive undergraduate institution also offering select master’s degree programs.

    Responsibilities: This entry-level position coordinates monograph acquisition and processing; provides reference and instruction; maintains printed collection, including weeding and updating; serves as liaison with academic departments; and participates in library planning and university governance.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.

    Qualifications:  Candidate must have a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science, and have superior oral and written communication skills.

    Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience including excellent fringe benefits.

    Application Process:  Send a letter of application as well as a completed Employment Application (http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf ), complete résumé, names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to:  Mr. Daniel Boice, Director, Taylor Library and Technology Center, P. O. Box 3599, Monticello, AR  71656, E-mail:  boice@uamont.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  UAM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is subject to FOI requests.

  • 11 Oct 2017 3:07 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    6/14/2017
    Branch Manager
    Job Description

    SERVE CONNECT EDUCATE ENTERTAIN. The Saline County Library is looking for a committed professional with a passion for public service to lead its Mabel Boswell Branch in Bryant, Arkansas.

    Governed by a five-member Board, the Library serves the 107,000 Saline County residents with a dedicated staff of 32 FTEs and a $3 million annual operating budget from two locations – the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library (Benton) and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library (Bryant).

    Saline County in central Arkansas is one of Arkansas' fastest growing and most prosperous counties. Ideally located near bustling Little Rock, Saline County residents enjoy a quality of life in their varied smaller cities and towns while appreciating the ready access to the entertainment, shopping, and cultural offerings of the state capitol. Saline County offers excellent school systems, as well as a University of Arkansas satellite campus, a growing hospital, retail and other amenities. Bishop Park in Bryant and the new Riverside Center in Benton provide the communities with access to fitness and aquatic facilities, baseball, soccer and multipurpose fields and the Girls and Boys Club. Other parks, waterways, golf courses, and the nearby Ouachita National Forest offer outdoor recreation. Saline County has it all – including a low cost of living and unemployment rate. Learn more about Saline County here.

    Responsibilities

    We need you to lead the five full-time and five part-time staff and work closely with main library staff to provide the best library service possible to the Bryant community. Bring your A game for working with kids because the branch is across from a high school, junior high, middle school and elementary school.

    Qualifications

    Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited university plus two years of supervisory experience required. Strong leadership qualities, sound judgment, self-motivation, and the commitment to providing excellent service in a public library are essential.

    Salary based on qualifications. Excellent benefits package including paid health care/vision/dental insurance, Arkansas Public Employees Retirement, Day Care and Elder Care compensation and a Wellness Program. Send résumé and cover letter to Erin Loy at ErinL@salinecountylibrary.org. Position open until filled.

  • 5 Oct 2017 1:31 PM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    John Brown University is seeking a full-time Reference Services Librarian to begin on July 1, 2018.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating and providing library reference services, developing research guides and online tutorials, assisting with library instruction and collection development services, and serving as a library liaison to designated academic programs. 

    Application information and other position details are available here:  https://www.jbu.edu/hr/staff/positions/reference_services_librarian_2017/.

  • 2 Oct 2017 2:00 PM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    BRANCH MANAGER/Librarian 1 – The Central Arkansas Library System seeks a manager for the Maumelle Library in Maumelle, AR. An ALA-accredited MLS, or current and substantial work toward an MLS with the commitment to finish, and prior library experience are required. Candidates must possess strong customer service skills and enthusiasm for working with a diverse population of all ages. Supervisory, leadership, and project management skills are required, along with an open-minded and progressive approach to library service. Responsibilities include oversight of all daily library operations; hiring, training, supervision & evaluation of staff; and scheduling. Previous supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of electronic information services and library technology is essential. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. Starting salary $36,000/yr. plus outstanding benefits package. Application and resume to: maumellelibraryjobs@cals.org, Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Dr., Maumelle, AR 72113 no later than October 17, 2017.

  • 2 Oct 2017 1:55 PM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    ACCOUNTANT – Central Arkansas Library System is looking for an Accountant. You will be responsible for financial statement preparation and consolidation, account analysis and reconciliations, budgets and forecasting, annual audit preparation, and internal control maintenance. We are looking for someone who has excellent analytical skills and enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced environment to support the library’s continued success. Preferred qualifications include BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred and 3-5 years of overall general accounting experience, ideally in governmental accounting. Salary is 65,000 and excellent benefits included.

    Interested candidates are encouraged to send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Candace White, Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 or email to hr@cals.org.

    For a complete job listing please visit https://www.cals.org/about/job-opportunities.aspx.

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