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  • 23 May 2022 10:27 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Salary is $53,401.92 annually.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

    Supervises, plans, recommends, analyzes, and coordinates the automation, communication, and online systems within all departments of the library. Maintains current technological equipment and makes recommendations for purchasing, upgrading, and or replacements as needed. Provides technical training for library staff and patrons. Acts as Librarian in Charge according to schedule.

    Requires rotating evening and weekend hours.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Acts as Library Director in the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director and Librarian in Charge during rotating evening and weekend shifts.

    2. Maintains library equipment including, but not limited to, digital signage, microfilm machines, media lab equipment, printers, scanners, projector systems,  interactive systems, and digital signage.

    3. Advises library system on emerging technologies and makes recommendations for purchasing, upgrading, and/or replacement of equipment.

    4. Recommends library technology plan and budget recommendations. This duty is performed annually.

    5. Diagnoses and solves technical problems with library software-troubleshoots as requested by patrons and library staff.

    6. Provides technical training to library staff and patrons in all areas of automation and technology.

    7. Assists with maintaining the integrated library system database, electronic resources, discovery platform, and library website.

    8. Assists with E-Rate as needed. This duty may be performed annually.

    9. Conducts research and stays current with developments in library technologies and librarianship.

    10. Acts as liaison with State Library technology department as needed.

    11. Provides bibliographical, reference, and reader’s advisory services; and technical assistance with public computers, software and electronic devices such as tablets and eReaders. This duty is performed daily.

    12. Makes recommendations for new library materials and services to meet community needs. This duty is performed as needed.

    13. Develops and maintains a designated area of the adult materials collection including deselection. This duty is performed daily.

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

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Graduate degree (M.B.A., M.A., etc), plus 3 years related experience and/or training, and 12 to 18 months related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization. ability to read, analyze, and understand general business/company related articles and professional journals; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees. 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 general public.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

    REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Masters Degree in Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Not indicated.

    SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED

    Advanced: Database, Other

    Intermediate: Contact Management, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing

    Basic: Alphanumeric Data Entry, Presentation/PowerPoint

    INITIATIVE AND INGENUITY

         SUPERVISION RECEIVED

         Under direction where a definite objective is set up and the employee plans and arranges own work, referring only unusual cases to supervisor.

         PLANNING

         Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work; may also occasionally assist in the planning of work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.

         DECISION MAKING

         Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and also frequent opportunity for decision-making of major importance; the latter of which would affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.

    MENTAL DEMAND

    Very close mental demand. Operations requiring very close and continuous attention for control of operations which require a high degree of coordination or immediate response. Operations requiring intermittent direct thinking to determine or select the most applicable way of handling situations regarding the organization's administration and operations; also to determine or select material and equipment where highly variable sequences are involved.

    ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING

    Directed. Supervisory and/or professional skills using structured practices or policies and directed as to execution and review. Interpolation of learned things in moderately varied situations where reasoning and decision-making are essential.

    RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS

    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include but not limited to interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Supervises a small group (1-3) of employees in the same or lower classification. Assigns and checks work; assists and instructs as required, but performs same work as those supervised, or closely related work, most of the time. Content of the work supervised is of a non-technical nature and does not vary in complexity to any great degree.

    Supervises the following departments: All during times when he/she is librarian in charge.

    RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT

    Occasionally responsible for organization's property where carelessness, error, or misappropriation would result in moderate damage or moderate monetary loss to the organization. The total value for the above would range from $5,000 to $150,000.

    ACCURACY

    Probable errors would not likely be detected until they reached another department, office or patron, and would then require considerable time and effort to correct the situation. Frequently, possibility of error that would affect the organization's prestige and relationship with the public to a limited extent, but where succeeding operations or supervision would normally preclude the possibility of a serious situation arising as a result of the error or decision.

    ACCOUNTABILITY

         FREEDOM TO ACT

         Directed. Freedom to complete duties as defined by wide-ranging policies and precedents with mid to upper-level managerial oversight.

         ANNUAL MONETARY IMPACT

         The amount of annual dollars generated based on the job’s essential duties / responsibilities.  Examples would include direct dollar generation, departmental budget, proper handling of organization funds, expense control, savings from new techniques or reduction in manpower.

         None. Job does not create any dollar monetary impact for the organization.

         IMPACT ON END RESULTS

         Moderate impact. Job has a definite impact on the organization's end results. Participates with others in taking action for a department and/or total organization.

    PUBLIC CONTACT

    Regular contacts with patrons, either within the office or in the field. May also involve occasional selfinitiated contacts to patrons. Lack of tact and judgment may result in a limited type of problem for the organization.

    EMPLOYEE CONTACT

    Contacts with other departments or offices and also frequently with individuals in middle level positions; consulting on problems which necessitate judgment and tact in presentation to obtain cooperation or approval of action to be taken. Also, important contacts with associates as required in advanced supervisory jobs.

    USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS

    Occasional personal computer support, technical help, and/or, basic software support, database analysis, level I technician, project coordination, installation and help desk.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Somewhat disagreeable working conditions. Continuously exposed to one or two elements such as noise, intermittent standing, walking, pushing, carrying, or lifting. May involve some travel and/or work is at times, in the evening or during the night hours.

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

    The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

    Moderate diversity, moderately physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which requires somewhat diversified physical demands of the employee.

    While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; color vision; and ability to adjust focus.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Job includes a broad spectrum of work hours including weekends and evenings on a rotating schedule. Occasionally required to work while the Library is closed to install updates or deal with technical issues. Must be able to receive calls at home and come in during emergency situations. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    To apply go to https://www.rogersar.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=LIBRARY-Librarian-IV-Emerging-Technologi-260.

  • 9 May 2022 11:25 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.  We want 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.  This position performs outreach to our homebound population.  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.

    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.

    We pay competitively; offer IMRF pension; paid vacation, sick, and 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.

    The Full Time Reference Librarian will work 40 hours a week.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to adminassist@smrld.org.

  • 3 May 2022 12:42 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The East Central Arkansas Regional Library is seeking to fill an upcoming vacancy in the position of County Operations Manager for the Cross County Library located in Wynne. Working with the Regional Librarian as an integral part of the Administrative Team, this position oversees all library operations in Cross County, handles collection development/management and administrative duties, supervises staff, develops and implements programs and services, and other tasks.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, with an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree strongly preferred. Progressive, energetic, forward-thinking librarians are encouraged to apply. We will consider new/recent MLS/MLIS graduates with a bright personality who have some supervisory and/or public service experience. A sense of humor is a must.

    Wynne and Cross County are located in the heart of the Arkansas Delta region. Wynne offers the best of small town living in a heavily agricultural area, with good public schools, a low cost of living, and ample outdoor opportunities. Jonesboro, a vibrant, growing city with dining, shopping and Arkansas State University is only 45 minutes away, as is the city of Memphis, Tennessee, known for Elvis, the Grizzlies, Barbecue, Beale Street Blues, and Rock and Roll.

    The starting salary for this position is $37,500, but salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The position also includes an excellent benefits package including health/life insurance, Arkansas Public Employees Retirement, various cafeteria plan offerings, FSA, and support for continuing education and professional activities. Relocation assistance is possible.  

    Please see the full job description and application information at https://www.ecarls.org/ecarl-employment.  Application materials submitted by May 25, 2022 will receive highest consideration. Position to begin in the summer of 2022
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  • 3 May 2022 10:19 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

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

    SUMMARY:

    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.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    •       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.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    •       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.

    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: humanresources@philander.edu 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.

  • 3 May 2022 6:50 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Archival Assistant (Conservation): Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, AR

    Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism

    1100 North Street

    Little Rock, AR  72201

    501-682-6886 V/TT

    501-324-9154 FAX

    https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/

    Archival Assistant (Conservation)

    Req Id:          18663

    Position #:       22091311

    Grade:             GS04

    Min. Salary:     $34,000

    Location:         DAH – Arkansas State Archives

    Closing date:   05/11/2022

    Job Duties

    Monitors environmental conditions of facilities and reports concern to director, curator, and archival managers of NEARA and SARA.  Supervises the work of the conservation lab, which includes the training and oversight of interns and volunteers.  Performs condition assessments of new and existing archival materials for preservation issues (e.g., degrading film and/or unstable film, presence of active mold growth).  Makes recommendations for/or mediating preservation concerns with new or existing archival materials.  Conducts preservation, restoration and conservation tasks (e.g., repairs, cleaning, washing, encapsulation, mending, creating special enclosures, deacidification) according to archival best practices and standards.

    Creates unique housing/mountings for collections to ensure preservation of collection in storage and on display.  Consults with other state agencies, museums, historical organizations, libraries, and other entities on conservation/preservation issues.  Provides preservation workshops for state agencies, organizations, and the public.  Works with Curator to develop and maintenance of the ASA's Emergency Response plan and supplies.  Advises and trains agency staff on basic preservation methods and techniques.  Provides assistance in the preparation, framing, and installation of exhibits.

    Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in library science, historical, or a related field. 

    Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor's or advanced degree in history, art, humanities, or related field; experience with paper conservation.

    Position is eligible for full benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave.

    EOE/AA/ADA.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

    Applications accepted online ONLY:  https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/job/Little-Rock-ARCHIVAL-ASSISTANT-AR-72201/878623500/

     

  • 3 May 2022 6:47 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Archival Assistant: Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, AR

    Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism

    1100 North Street

    Little Rock, AR  72201

    501-682-6886 V/TT

    501-324-9154 FAX

    https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/

    Archival Assistant

    Req Id:          18665

    Position #:       22176297

    Grade:             GS04

    Min. Salary:     $34,000

    Location:         DAH – Arkansas State Archives

    Closing date:   05/11/2022

    Job Duties

    Processes newly acquired and existing archival collections and state records according to established agency procedures and archival best practices for the arrangement of archival records.  Creates descriptive tools for accessing agency collections and records according to agency procedures and archival best practices.  Assists the public with using State Archives resources, locating, and retrieving materials, navigating the division’s website and digital resources, and advising researchers on the location of other historical resources outside the agency or division.  Assists Reference staff with responding to research questions from the general public in compliance with division rules.  Assists with the planning and execution of public programs, workshops and seminars coordinated by the division and in collaboration with other organizations.  Promotes division resources and services through public presentations, workshops, and other outreach activities.  Scans historic material and create metadata for digitized collections.

    Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in library science, historical, or a related field. 

    Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in the pertinent field. Two years’ specialized training in library science, history or related field.  Experience in an archives, museum, or library setting

    Position is eligible for full benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave. 

    EOE/AA/ADA.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

    Applications accepted online ONLY:  https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/job/Little-Rock-ARCHIVAL-ASSISTANT-AR-72201/878624500/

     

  • 3 May 2022 6:44 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism

    1100 North Street

    Little Rock, AR  72201

    501-682-6886 V/TT

    501-324-9154 FAX

    https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/

    Archivist

    Req Id:          18664

    Position #:       22091324

    Grade:             GS06

    Min. Salary:     $37,000

    Location:         DAH – Arkansas State Archives

    Closing date:   05/11/2022

    Job Duties

    Maintain accurate records pertaining to collections and records received according to chain of custody, donor information, value of materials, and temporary and permanent storage locations. Make and track processing assignments to ensure timely access to State Archives collections and records.  Provide informed guidance and assistance to processors on best practices for collections and records handling, preservation, storage and description.  Process newly acquired and existing archival collections and state records according to established agency procedures and archival best practices for the arrangement of archival records.  Review and edit finding aids and collections inventory databases created by others within the agency.  Work with other sections within the division to address conservation and preservation needs of incoming and existing materials, and to promote new acquisitions for the Archives.  Work with state, county and local agencies, as well as private and corporate donors, to identify, evaluate, preserve and receive collections.  Present or participate in outreach programs.   Maintain order of archival storage areas and report any issues of concern to appropriate authorities (division director, curator, conservator, Division of Building Services).   Assist the public with using State Archives resources, locating and retrieving materials, navigating the division’s website and digital resources and advising researchers on the location of other historical resources outside the agency or division.

    Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history, English or a related field; plus two years of archival or library experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants who have had experience with archival processing, supervisory work in this area and a master’s degree in pertinent field.

    Position is eligible for full benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave. 

    EOE/AA/ADA.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

    Applications accepted online ONLY:  https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/job/Little-Rock-ARCHIVIST-AR-72201/878625300/
  • 3 May 2022 6:42 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Location:

    ASU-Jonesboro

    Proposed Salary Range:

    $23,287.00

    Closing:

    5/13/22 (Apply by midnight 5/12)

    Position Summary:

    The Library Support Assistant is responsible for standard or regular support duties within library services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Provides assistance to all students, faculty, staff, and patrons while staffing the service desk, including providing research assistance, desk services,printing assistance, and responding to chat and email questions
    • Responsible for opening the Dean B. Ellis Library on weekdays, including the performance of all opening and/or closing routines
    • Maintain safety and security of library patrons, collections, and building
    • Answers and directs telephone calls and other inquires
    • Helps keep the Dean B. Ellis Library open and staffed during periods of inclement weather (inclement weather essential position)
    • Takes headcount at designated times
    • Assists in other areas of the Library as needed
    • Occasional evening or weekend duty may be required
    • Other duties as identified or assigned

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    Knowledge of computers and software application programs
    Knowledge of standard library practices
    Knowledge of filing and recordkeeping procedures and basic math
    Knowledge of customer service principles
    Ability to perform data entry, typing, and word processing
    Ability to research records to verify and update materials
    Ability to operate general office equipment

    General Days/Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Working hours may vary during interim periods and the summer terms
    Additional hours as requested and/or needed

     

    https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ARKASTAT2&cws=40&rid=29062

     

  • 29 Apr 2022 1:59 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Type of Position:

    Research


    Workstudy Position:

    No


    Job Type:

    Regular


    Work Shift:


    Sponsorship Available:

    No


    Institution Name:

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

    Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

    If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 501-916-3180.

    For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-916-3180.


    Department:

    Law Library


    Department's Website:


    Summary of Job Duties:

    The Circulation and Public Services Coordinator (CPSC) is responsible for supervising all operations of the Circulation Department, managing the hiring processes and onboarding for all student personnel of the library, and managing the student and extra labor budget. The CPSC manages the Circulation module of the library’s electronic management system and performs tasks in the Acquisitions and Cataloging modules as needed. The CPSC participates in the reference rotation, assisting patrons in using library resources and accessing legal information. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


    Qualifications:

    Required Education and/or Experience:

    • A bachelor's degree with three years of experience in library services or as a supervisor in a customer-oriented environment.

    Preferred Education and/or Experience:

    • Masters of Library Science or equivalent.

    Job Duties:

    Manages all Front-line and Stacks-maintenance Library Operations:

    • Completes all opening procedures of the library Monday-Friday. Trains and supervises all other staff who open or close the library;
    • Works individually and as part of a small team to staff the Circulation Desk and serve the patrons of the UALR Law Library. Must be able to work flexible hours in the event that a shift needs to be covered;
    • Supervises one full-time classified employee, the Library Administrative Specialist;
    • Primarily responsible for ensuring that the Circulation Desk is staffed by a trained employee at all times that the library is open and for training employees in all Circulation policies and procedures. Circulation procedures include but are not limited to issuing library cards; charging and discharging materials; answering directional questions and referring reference questions; answering the phones, transferring calls and taking messages; scheduling study rooms; selling copy cards; sending faxes; balancing the copy card sales bank, and opening and closing the library;
    • Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises the library’s team of student and extra labor employees, processing all necessary appointments, reappointment, and payroll documents in a timely manner. Supervises one classified employee. In addition to supervising the workers in the Circulation Department, works closely with librarians in other departments and with the IT department to fill their student and extra labor needs. Communicates with students and staff via e-mail, group text applications, and blog postings;
    • Supervises the shelving and stacks maintenance operations of the library;
    • Supervises student work on special assignments such as shifting materials or photocopying materials for faculty members;

    Manages the Student and Extra Labor Budget:

    • Reports to supervising librarians each pay period;
    • Works with Library Director and Budget Director to make necessary adjustments in Workday monitoring positions’ status and adjusting encumbrances as necessary;

    Manages Overdue Materials:

    • Runs overdue reports and makes calls to retrieve delinquent overdue materials as necessary. Prepares invoices for unreturned items;
    • Works with the Acquisitions Librarian to identify which long-overdue items should be replaced and which should be withdrawn. Communicates decisions about withdrawn materials to Technical Services Coordinator and manually enters appropriate costs into patron record before items are deleted;

    Performs Outreach and Communication:

    • Works closely with Law School Communications Director to publicize changes in library hours;
    • Arranges staffing and appropriate notifications for special deviations from regularly posted hours (for example, extended hours for finals or allowing bar takers to remain after closing time the weekend prior to the bar exam);
    • Manages print and online library calendars for Reference and Circulation staff scheduling, room reservations, and hours notifications;
    • Uses WordPress to update selected web content;
    • Prepares displays to highlight selected library resources or for special events;
    • Communicates with adjunct faculty each semester to assign library cards, inform them of expanded privileges and update their patron records;
    • Creates and updates LibGuides, including Library Resources for Adjunct Faculty;
    • Updates the Circulation Student Assistant Manual and the Circulation Blog, ualrlawcircnotes as necessary. Recommends changes in library policies and procedures as needed;
    • Updates the Library Disaster Manual as necessary;

    Provides Reference Services:

    • Participates in the reference rotation;
    • Provides in-person and remote assistance to faculty, students, attorneys, and members of the public.
    • Uses online tools to track statistics and share answers to frequently asked questions;

    Performs Systems Duties:

    • Evaluates and troubleshoots the Circulation Module of the library’s electronic management system, working closely with the Systems and Metadata Librarian to identify and request needed enhancements, customize loan rules and load tables, and report and resolve problems. Creates and updates order and item records in Acquisitions and Cataloging modules as necessary;
    • Prepares statistical reports annually and as requested by the director, exporting and converting system-generated data into tables in Word or Excel;
    • Cross-trains for systems duties of the Technical Services Coordinator, including running daily backups and processing reserve items. Cross-trains for select system-related duties of Acquisitions Librarian;

    Monitors Library Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies, and Manages Library Spaces:

    • Works with facilities to report and track any problems with the library building, equipment, or patrons and to communicate all concerns to the library and law school administration in a timely manner;
    • Assigns closed carrels each semester and assign open carrels to 1Ls annually;
    • Manages the booking of group study spaces;
    • Maintains the library copiers and scanner, assisting patrons with using equipment, ordering supplies when necessary, maintaining a file of manuals, troubleshooting problems and calling for service when necessary, and keeping accurate records;
    • Monitors necessary supplies for Circulation Department and orders when necessary;
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated leadership skills in supervising and scheduling others;
    • Must be able to give and receive constructive criticism when appropriate;
    • Knowledge of the internet and conventional office technology tools is required. These tools include e-mail, internet search engines, and software applications WordPerfect, Word, and Excel. Prior experience working with an online integrated library system or its equivalent is required. Knowledge of WordPress is preferred. Familiarity with mobile apps (for example, GroupMe) for group communication about scheduling issues is desirable;
    • Project Management and Long Range Planning skills are required;
    • Ability to organize multiple tasks and documents that have been concurrently assigned;
    • Maintaining cohesive working files and documentation of project tasks is important for the CPSC;
    • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, are essential. Short reports or narratives are often required;
    • Excellent customer service and public relations skills are necessary;
    • Budget management skills are essential, including the ability to read, understand, and export budget information from the university’s budget platforms;
    • Conflict management skills are necessary;
    • Familiarity with legal publications and databases is preferred;
    • Reference experience is preferred. Reference experience in a law library is strongly preferred.
    Additional Information:

    Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if you want to be considered for this position.

    Salary Information:

    $40,000


    Required Documents to Apply:

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


    Optional Documents:


    Special Instructions to Applicants:


    Recruitment Contact Information:

    Jessie Burchfield, Associate Dean for Information & Technology Services; Director of the Law Library; Associate Professor of Law; jwburchfield@ualr.edu


    All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

    Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


    Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

    Criminal Background Check, Financial Credit Check, Sex Offender Registry

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication 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 employer committed to a diverse workforce.

    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.

    Constant Physical Activity:

    Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking


    Frequent Physical Activity:

    Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching


    Occasional Physical Activity:

    Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Grasping, Kneeling


    Benefits Eligible:

    Yes

    To apply go to https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Little-Rock/Circulation-and-Public-Services-Coordinator_R0012270

  • 28 Apr 2022 1:26 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    YOUTH PROGRAMMER:  The Central Arkansas Library System is in search of an outstanding, outgoing individual to lead and coordinate children and youth activities at the Children’s Library and Learning Center. This Youth Programmer will be a full-time public service position with responsibilities to include planning and actively carrying out a variety of activities for children and families both inside the library and out in the community. Activities include storytime, crafting, afterschool events, and other creative endeavors. This job also involves introducing and suggesting books and authors that promote early literacy to families. Assistance with front desk duties, excellent customer service skills, and technology assistance, along with working some weekends and evenings, is required. Bi-lingual preferred. Salary range starts at $16.26 per hour with excellent benefits. Please send resume and application to Shya Washington-Webb at childrenslibraryjob@cals.org with Youth Programmer in the subject line. Position opened until filled.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities



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