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  • 12 May 2020 3:26 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Amigos is searching for a CEO – search closes June 14:

    The Board of Directors of Amigos Library Services seeks a visionary, engaging, and creative leader as the next President and CEO. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, with an office in St. Louis, MO, Amigos Library Services is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. A membership-based organization dedicated to uniting libraries in service to their communities, Amigos is committed to working in partnership with member institutions and industry leaders to deliver solutions that meet members’ changing needs. For more than 40 years, members have collaborated to obtain affordable services, shared library resources, and knowledge. The Amigos President and CEO will be a relationship builder with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, demonstrate executive presence, and be intellectually curious.

    More details are on Amigos’ website and full description is here: http://www.bradburymiller.com/Amigoslinks.htm.

  • 5 May 2020 3:53 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking applicants for the position of Library e-Learning Specialist (R99676) at the Ottenheimer Library. The Library e-Learning Specialist collaborates with personnel within the library and throughout the university to deliver library instructional content through the innovative use of emerging educational technology with a focus on the campus learning management system, online courses, blended learning, and active learning. This position reports to the Library’s Student Success Coordinator.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located in the state’s capital city, a center of government, commerce, education, and arts and culture. The city has been listed as one of America’s Top Ten Best Value Cities (trivago.com), ranked #1 is “America’s 10 Great Places to Live” (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine), and named one of America’s “Five Secret Foodie Cities” (Forbes Travel Guide). With a mild climate and a variety of scenic experiences, Little Rock offers outdoor adventures for runners, bicyclists, campers, or just the occasional walk along the river trail.

    Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the application of active learning and/or instructional design.

    Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s degree in education technology, library science, applied communication or related field; knowledge of Universal Design for Learning or experiential learning techniques; experience assessing instructional and/or outreach programming.

    Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the Human Resources' website at https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/. 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.


  • 5 May 2020 3:51 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking applicants for the position of Instruction and Engagement Librarian (R98111) at the Ottenheimer Library. The Instruction and Engagement Librarian supports campus-wide student success initiatives through student-centered information literacy and research instruction, innovative outreach, and extraordinary customer service. The librarian is a 12-month, tenure-track library faculty member who provides library services and outreach to diverse student groups and populations in both in-person and online settings

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located in the state’s capital city, a center of government, commerce, education, and arts and culture. The city has been listed as one of America’s Top Ten Best Value Cities (trivago.com), ranked #1 is “America’s 10 Great Places to Live” (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine), and named one of America’s “Five Secret Foodie Cities” (Forbes Travel Guide). With a mild climate and a variety of scenic experiences, Little Rock offers outdoor adventures for runners, bicyclists, campers, or just the occasional walk along the river trail.

    Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; experience providing library instruction and reference services.

    Preferred Qualifications: Experience assessing instructional and/or outreach programming; designing and implementing programs targeting student success metrics; and project management in a collaborative setting.

    Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the Human Resources' website at https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/. 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.


  • 24 Mar 2020 1:13 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Dean of Libraries as a member of the as University of Arkansas Libraries' senior administrative team, the Associate Dean for Content and Digital Initiatives leads the Libraries’ programs that support discovery, preservation, and access to content and collections. The initial portfolio of responsibilities include oversight for technical services, research data management, scholarly communication, the integrated library system and other enterprise systems, desktop support, management of the library website, and digitization. The Associate Dean engages in Libraries-wide planning and policy development which enhance the mission and vision of the Libraries and the university and support campus initiatives. Collection development efforts are shared between Content and Digital Initiatives and Research and Learning divisions. This realigned division will include approximately 40 FT faculty and staff.

    The final portfolio of responsibilities may change, depending on the abilities and interests of the selected candidate, the structure of the administrative team, and the needs of the libraries and the university. All Associate Deans will take library-wide responsibilities based on interests and expertise, such as assessment, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and faculty affairs.

    The Associate Dean is expected to be active professionally and contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with University of Arkansas Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and service.

    Qualifications.  Required:  ALA-accredited master's degree or a master's degree in a relevant discipline. Substantial relevant experience related to content or digital initiatives areas in an academic, research, or special library. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas. Sufficient performance, scholarship and service to be recommended for appointment with tenure at either Associate Librarian or Librarian rank.  Preferred:  At least five years of progressively responsible management experience in a library or university setting. A strong record of scholarship. Demonstrable leadership experience.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Exemplary interpersonal skills and communication skills.

    Rank and Salary:  Tenured, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Librarian / Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.  Salary: $110,000 - $120,000. 

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

    Background:  Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

    The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

    In 2020, the University Libraries are poised to rethink our services, spaces, collections, and programs supporting our faculty, students, and the state of Arkansas. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Physics, as well as two storage facilities.  Our libraries have a budget of approximately $15 million, and a workforce of 150 faculty, professional, and classified staff.  For more information, please go to https://libraries.uark.edu/jointheteam/ .

    Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by April 22, 2020, will receive full consideration.  For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/40715.  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.  For more information, please contactlibhrofc@uark.edu

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

     

  • 24 Mar 2020 1:10 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Associate Dean for Research and Learning

    Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and as a member as University of Arkansas Libraries' senior administrative team, the Associate Dean for Research and Learning leads the Libraries’ programs supporting teaching and learning, research and reference support, access to the physical collections, public spaces, and anticipated digital scholarship offerings. The initial portfolio of responsibilities includes oversight for User Services, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery, Instruction and Liaison Services, as well as three branch libraries (Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fine Arts, and Physics). The Associate Dean engages in planning and policy development which enhance the mission and vision of the Libraries and the university. In addition, the Associate Dean will take a leading role in library space planning efforts, as part of a two-phase renovation of Mullins Library.  Collection development efforts are shared between Content and Digital Initiatives and Research and Learning divisions. The realigned division will include approximately 40 FT faculty and staff.

    The final portfolio of responsibilities may change, depending on the abilities and interests of the selected candidate, the structure of the administrative team, and the needs of the Libraries and university. All Associate Deans will take on library-wide responsibilities based on interests and expertise, such as assessment, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and faculty affairs.

    The Associate Dean is expected to be active professionally and contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with University of Arkansas Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and service.

    Qualifications.  Required:  ALA-accredited master's degree or a master's degree in a relevant discipline. Substantial relevant experience related to research or learning in an academic, research, or special library. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas. Sufficient performance, scholarship and service to be recommended for appointment with tenure at either Associate Librarian or Librarian rank.  Preferred:  At least five years of progressively responsible management experience in a library or university setting. A strong record of scholarship. Demonstrable leadership experience and exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.

    Rank and Salary:  Tenured, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Librarian / Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.  Salary: $110,000 - $120,000. 

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

    Background:  Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

    The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

    In 2020, the University Libraries are poised to rethink our services, spaces, collections, and programs supporting our faculty, students, and the state of Arkansas. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Physics, as well as two storage facilities.  Our libraries have a budget of approximately $15 million, and a workforce of 150 faculty, professional, and classified staff.  For more information, please go to https://libraries.uark.edu/jointheteam/

    Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by April 22, 2020, will receive full consideration.  For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/40716.  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.  For more information, please contactlibhrofc@uark.edu

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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