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  • 18 Jun 2021 4:40 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Access Services Assistant, Tahlequah

    Summer Schedule Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Academic Year Schedule Sunday - Thursday evenings


    Northeastern State University is an Oklahoma State agency.  In accordance with such, any applicant hired for this position must provide a social security card to Human Resources during the hiring process.


    This position provides the first line of public service for library patrons and ensures that libraries are open at appropriate times.  In addition to providing students and researchers with access to the physical libraries, the Access Services Assistant connects patrons with appropriate sources, services, spaces, interfaces, or staff members to meet their research needs.


    Answers telephone and greets patrons. Provides directional information and assistance.
    Provides basic assistance to patrons using library technology and equipment.
    Supervises and helps train student assistants in Access Services functions including checking materials in and out, updating patron records, and re-shelving library materials.
    Performs tasks such as checking materials in and out, updating patron records, receiving library fines and fees, and re-shelving library materials.
    Helps prepare the library for opening and closing.
    Processes incoming and outgoing Interlibrary Loan requests.
    Assists university faculty with course reserve requests, including the resolution of copyright issues.
    Refers patrons with complex informational needs to appropriate Research and Instructional Services librarians. 
    Contact campus police to deal with disruptive or problem patrons.
    Participates in collection shifting.
    Other duties as assigned.


    Approachability and knowledge of library sources and services.
    Excellent one-on-one teaching skills and knowledge of the latest library interfaces.
    Knowledge of circulation processes and basic knowledge of the library’s classification systems. Requires supervisory skills.
    Knowledge of circulation processes and basic knowledge of the library’s classification systems.
    Diplomatic assertiveness in dealing with patrons who may be eager to enter or reluctant to leave. Requires observation skills to ensure everything is prepared and secure.
    Knowledge of technical Interlibrary Loan interfaces and occasional diplomacy skills in maintaining relationships with partner institutions.
    Current knowledge of best copyright practices (which are continually changing) and tactful communication skills.
    Strong interviewing skills and a basic understanding of disciplinary distinctions in higher education.
    Good observations skills and decisiveness.
    Basic understanding of the library’s classification systems.


    The work consists of related administrative and client services duties. The need for tactful communication and occasional conflicts between patron satisfaction and the need to provide effective stewardship of library resources may contribute to the complexity of the position.
    The purpose of this position is to provide effective access services to students, faculty, and other library clients.  Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of those operations.


    The work is typically performed while standing or walking, and while intermittently sitting at a desk, standing, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects and occasionally lifts moderately heavy objects.
    The work is typically performed indoors in a library setting.  Work may expose the employee to dust.


    Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a high school diploma.
    Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.  Experience with public service and/or prior library experience is beneficial but not necessary. Training is provided by the Access Services Librarian, with input from Research and Instructional Services librarians.  Previous experience as a part-time student assistant is common; individuals without this experience would require additional training.


    Some college coursework is preferred.

    Annual salary of $22,692.00 with excellent benefits including generous leave time.

    Projected hire date July 12, 2021 

    Applications accepted until June 30, 2021
    NOTE:  Posting will close to applicants at ll:59 p.m., CST,  on the date above.  An application cannot be changed after it has been submitted.

  • 10 Jun 2021 2:48 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Full time public service position at the Main Library in Little Rock–The Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic librarian to serve as the Assistant Manager to the Main Library Information Services Department. Candidate will assist in providing leadership to the staff, troubleshoot and solve problems, and work to set a positive tone within the library and with employees. Ability to handle problematic behavior situations with ease and a good attitude is essential. Candidates must possess strong customer service skills and an enthusiasm for working with diverse patrons and staff. Essential duties include creating the daily staff schedule, assisting in hiring and training new staff members, staffing the public service desks, processing new reference materials, assisting with research requests and providing Downloadable Library support. Knowledge of digital and print reference sources are essential. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. Salary range starts at $35,963 and includes excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, company paid retirement and life insurance plus more. Send application and resume to Position closes on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

  • 10 Jun 2021 2:46 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)


    Imagine being the Library Director for Taneyhills Library in vibrant Branson, Missouri. Branson is known as a vacation destination, but it’s also a thriving community. The area offers fabulous scenery with three lakes, four seasons, big city amenities, and small-town friendliness.

    Since 1933, Taneyhills Library has operated as a privately-funded community library staffed primarily by volunteers. In addition to donations and grants, an onsite thrift shop and used book store generate income to support the Library.

    Taneyhills Library is launching a tax campaign to become publicly funded. We imagine a new building, exciting programs, additional staff, and much more. Are you willing to jump in and lead the transformation?


    • Leadership  - A top priority for the Director will be transforming from a private library to a publicly-funded entity.  The Director sets an example to staff, board members, and the community through high principles and a businesslike approach. Networking with the Missouri State Library, the Missouri Public Library Association, and local governmental entities to develop strategic plans and successfully accomplish the transition.

    Community Relations - Represents the Library to the community and local governmental agencies. Attends public events when appropriate. Ensures marketing and outreach efforts encourage library usage and increase awareness. Competency in creating and delivering presentations to diverse audiences is necessary. Maintains positive relationships with library members and the general public. Coaches staff on delivering exceptional customer care.

    • Finances – Manages the budget and oversees all financial transactions involving the Library. Monitors and approves expenditures. Evaluates suppliers and reviews all service contracts. Provides financial reports to the Board and communicates future needs.
    • Technology – Supervises the maintenance of all hardware and software for the Library’s computers and electronic equipment. Identifies technology needs, evaluates products, reviews licensing, and confirms installation and implementation requirements.
    • Administration & Personnel Management – Makes decisions regarding staffing, conducts performance reviews, and delivers corrective action when needed. Ensures new employees are properly trained and capable of executing their job to their full potential. Creates a team environment in which employees are motivated to work together. Makes policy recommendations and communicates changes to employees.
    • Collection – Monitors the acquisition and development of library materials to best meet the needs of the community. Strives to continually improve the collection, examines usage trends, and researches new content providers and media options.
    • Programs – Oversees the creation and deployment of Library programs and services. Ensures programs are adequately staffed, relevant, and successful.  Reviews program content to confirm compliance with Library policies.
    • Fundraising – Investigates grant and fundraising opportunities to augment Library funding. Engages the Friends of the Library as needed for support and volunteer assistance. Evaluates internal needs and opportunities to best match grant requirements.
    • Facility Maintenance and Management – Administers maintenance, safety, and cleanliness of the Library building. Manages the upkeep of the facility’s systems, equipment,  and exterior.  May include working with architects and planners in facility development.


    The Director possess an Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree  in Library or Information Science with a minimum of five (5) years supervisory or director experience. Familiarity with tax levies and building construction will be beneficial.

    This is a salaried, exempt position, requiring 40-50 hours per week, including occasional evening or weekend hours.                                                                                          

    This position requires proficient knowledge of MS-Office – Word, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint or similar software packages. Taneyhills Library’s integrated library system is KOHA and Quickbooks is used for managing the budget.


    Interested candidates should email a current resume to Marcia Schemper-Carlock at by July 31, 2021.

  • 2 Jun 2021 11:16 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Resource Sharing Librarian

    Lyon College seeks a full-time Resource Sharing Librarian to serve in its Mabee-Simpson Library (MSL). The MSL provides services to students, staff, faculty, and community members. Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Public Services Librarian coordinates and supervises public services (including reference, interlibrary loan, and circulation services); conducts bibliographic instruction; manages the ContentDM-based Lyon College digital archives; and participates in collection development. This position also assists with the creation of online research guides, video tutorials, and conducts library outreach.

    Required Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited post-secondary institution; exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; broad knowledge in all varieties of social media; and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Work experience in an academic library; experience with all facets of interlibrary loan; acquaintance with and use of OCLC’s WorldShare integrated library system; a second master’s degree; and some experience with open educational resources (OERs).

    The position is available August 1, 2021 and is a twelve-month appointment. The salary range is $35,000 to $40,000, depending upon experience.

    Lyon College is a private, selective liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students from 24 states and 15 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 24 and SAT score of 1117. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Ms. Rebecca Varela, Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501 or electronically to with “Resource Sharing Librarian” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Lyon College go to

    Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any applicable state and federal law regarding equal employment opportunities.

  • 14 May 2021 3:11 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Part Time Library Assistant

    Library Assistant –Part-time public service position at the Millie Brooks MicroLibrary of the Central Arkansas Library System. Primary duties include assisting patrons with computer issues and the business center, checking in and out library materials and maintaining the clothes closet. Candidate should be team-orientated, high-energy, be able to interact positively with a diverse group of people and be familiar with the Wrightsville community. The candidate should also be tech savvy and have excellent customer service skills. Current work schedule includes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm to 6pm. Pay is $11.20 per hour. Please send an application and resume to with the subject line Millie Brooks. Position is open until filled.

  • 14 May 2021 3:08 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    The Community Librarian is responsible for building and developing community partnerships, overseeing the non-fiction, local history and genealogy collections, and providing outstanding service to patrons.


    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited university plus 2 years of public library experience OR 5 years of public library experience are required. Must be organized, friendly, self-motivated, and committed to providing excellent customer service.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Computer fluency and willingness to learn new technologies

    Knowledge of professional library principles and practices

    Expertise in library’s resources, services, classification system, policies and procedures

    Expert level knowledge in the library’s nonfiction, and electronic resources.

    Must like working with people and be able to cooperate with other staff

    Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and Saturday.

    Position requires walking and standing for long periods. Requires light lifting and carrying of up to 40 pounds.


    Oversees the non-fiction, local history/genealogy collections including ordering and weeding books, manuscripts, photographs, databases, microfilm, newspapers, obituaries and other resources.

    Plans and conducts periodic genealogy programs—virtual or in-person depending on circumstances—in conjunction with programmers and marketing staff.

    Develops and maintains community partnerships by attending meetings and planning activities with partners e.g. library participation in blood bank drives, flu shot clinics, Saline Cares, Kiwanis, etc.

    Speaks at community events and assists in library outreach.

    Works with Outreach Librarian and Marketing department to coordinate library’s participation in big community events such as parades.

    Works with Outreach Librarian to maintain Book Boxes throughout community.

    May be called upon to assist at the public help desk especially to answer more specific research questions for genealogy/local history, but also for technology and computer help, reader’s advisory, and general research.

    Answers telephone and assists patrons with renewals, lost items, and materials or services questions.

  • 11 May 2021 8:46 AM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Position: Library Technician. Part-time. 8 hours per week, additional hours dependent on funding, weekdays only.

    Description: The Library Technician will receive and process library materials. Other duties include filing loose-leaf updates and pocket parts, receiving and processing mail, making claims for library materials not received, greeting patrons, following up on overdue materials, and collecting news articles about federal judges in Arkansas. The Library Technician will assist the Librarian with special projects as needed. Special projects may include archival work, wellness programs, legal research trainings, and civics education programs.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    High school diploma and one year of library experience.

    Basic computer skills: Office 365 Suite and the ability to learn new software.

    Strong skills in problem solving and collaboration.

    Attention to detail and organizational skills.

    Must be able to reach, stoop, and lift boxes up to 40 pounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    MLIS/MLS or college degree in a relevant field.

    Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, history, adult education, psychology, and political science.

    Customer service experience strongly preferred.

    Law library experience.

    Library software experience, especially Sirsi.

    Background check required for successful candidate.

    Earliest Start Date: June 28, 2021. Position open until filled.

    Salary: Minimum starting salary approximately $18.60 - $20.34/hour.

    To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Hannah Sandstrom, branch librarian, at

    Interviews: Interviews will be conducted over Microsoft Teams.

    For more information on federal court employment see:

  • 7 May 2021 4:08 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    The Garland County Library is seeking creative, self-starting, and team-oriented applicants to apply for the position of Design and Facilities Manager. The successful applicant will be tasked with maintenance and upkeep of library-owned spaces, design and fabrication of library infrastructure and capacity, collaborating with library administration on architectural services, new construction, and remodeling, maintenance of courier and delivery services, storing and disposing of surplus property and tracking inventory, and administering GCL’s safety program.

    The incumbent must exercise an understanding of organizational, administrative, financial and personnel management principles and the relationships between GCL and external agencies and departments. Pay starts at $20/hour with benefits.

    Job description is available on request and resumes will be accepted through May 21st with a start date on (or near) Contact Adam Webb at for more information.

  • 1 May 2021 2:22 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor/Arts & Humanities Librarian

    The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Arts and Humanities Librarian, in the University Libraries to begin in the fall of 2021.

    The Arts and Humanities Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing instruction, general and specialized research assistance, outreach, and collection development services and reports to the Head of Public Services. The position serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the non-science programs within the College of Arts and Sciences with regard to supporting research resource and instructional needs. The Arts and Humanities Librarian engages in outreach initiatives that build awareness of library resources and services and actively cultivates relationships with faculty, staff, and students in assigned academic areas.

    Location: Hattiesburg

    Position Type: Faculty

    Employment Status: Full Time

    Grant Funded: No

    Salary Range: $45,000.00

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    · Provides instruction in the use of research resources through course-integrated instruction and workshops presented in person and online. Creates and maintains online tutorials and other instructional tools in assigned areas.

    · Provides research assistance through individual research consultations, as well as providing reference and directional assistance to library users in person, by telephone, and via electronic communication methods. Creates and maintains online guides (e.g., LibGuides) and other research tools in assigned areas. Working evenings, weekends, and holidays in rotation with other Research Services Unit personnel may be required.

    · Coordinates collection development for assigned areas.

    · Participates in library programs that support digital humanities, open access, and research data management within the scope of evolving library services.

    · Engages in scholarship and professional development activities and provides service to the Libraries, the University, and the library profession to fulfill the expectations of a tenured faculty member.

    · Performs other duties as assigned.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Review of applications will begin Monday, May 24, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. A completed application will include a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire) and contact information for three professional references.

    Application material can be uploaded here:


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in library and/or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from an equivalent program accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

    · Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information literacy in both formal and informal settings.

    · Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of individuals.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    · Additional advanced degree in a relevant academic discipline.

    · Demonstrated experience providing instruction in an academic library.

    · Demonstrated experience providing reference/research assistance in an academic library.

    · Demonstrated experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage students and faculty with library resources.

    · Knowledge of instructional design or instruction assessment.

    · Knowledge of digital humanities tools and practices.

    · Knowledge of research data management practices.

    University Libraries at Southern Miss

    University Libraries provides a dynamic physical and virtual learning environment that supports the intellectual development and creativity of the University community. Joseph Anderson Cook Library, William David McCain Library and Archives, the Gulf Coast Library, and the Gunter Library at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory offer services that meet information needs and support the research, teaching, learning and service of the University’s faculty, staff and students. An extensive website provides access to the Libraries’ holdings, including full-text and article databases, electric journals and books, and digitized collections and services, such as reference and research assistance, tutorials and document delivery.

    University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi expends a $2 million-dollar budget for materials annually. The collection contains 1.8 million volumes plus special and archival collections in a wide range of formats, housed on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses. For more information about University Libraries, go to

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

    About Hattiesburg

    Home to The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg blends a college town atmosphere with an upscale entertainment district downtown and numerous outdoor opportunities. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and cultural resources. Dining opportunities abound, particularly local flavors such as New Orleans-style seafood, fried catfish and barbecue.

    The city has been recognized by numerous publication and rankings as a retirement destination because of the area’s amenities, low cost of living, and strong healthcare services. Did we mention that the beach is an hour away, and New Orleans and Mobile are each just over 90 minutes from Hattiesburg? There are also five airports and an Amtrak station nearby that make travel easy. To learn more about what Hattiesburg has to offer, go to

    If you have any questions about the position, Southern Miss, or Hattiesburg, please contact Hali Black, search committee chair, at

  • 1 May 2021 2:20 PM | Amanda Sexton (Administrator)

    Williams Baptist University seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Library Services. This position is full-time and oversees and directs all library services and library staff in fulfilling the mission of Williams Baptist University.

    University Description

    Founded in 1941, Williams Baptist University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). It is located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and has an enrollment of more than 500 students. Owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, the University takes seriously its identity as a Christian institution in the Baptist tradition. We are committed to producing exceptional graduates prepared to competently engage local and global cultures through a Christ-centered worldview. We accomplish this by providing an excellent, holistically Christian, liberal arts education while compassionately shaping student lives. More information about the University’s history, mission, and vision can be reviewed on this website.

    Essential Functions:

    Directs the full-time and part-time library staff

    Administers the library budget

    Provides instruction in library science and research studies

    Assists the office of academic affairs in plagiarism and academic dishonesty violations

    Complies the annual library report

    Interacts regularly with administration, faculty, students, and various committees

    Supervision Functions:

    Supervise all departments of the library: Administration; Public Services (Reference and Circulation); Technical Services (cataloging & archive)

    Supervise and train library staff to ensure quality service to all patrons regarding library products and services, both in-person and on-line

    Develop and implement strategies to ensure library holdings and resources meet and support the educational needs and functions of the university

    Education and Experience:

    Required: an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (complete or near completion)

    Preferred: Demonstrate familiarity working in a context of Christian liberal arts university; teaching experience; industry/professional experience

    Knowledge, Skills, Competencies:

    Strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills

    Strong and innovative leadership skills

    Organizational efficiency and attention to detail; able to work quickly with high degree of accuracy; able to multi-task

    Ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and members of the community

    Ability to develop and implement strategic planning initiatives

    Collaborative work habits and ability to participate actively in a team environment

    Ability to handle confidential information appropriately

    Familiarity with standard office and institutional technology resources, patron databases, library catalog, and archiving software

    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to travel extensively and participate in recruiting/retention initiatives; mobility to attend events in diverse physical environments and facilities

    Ability to stand, sit, type, and walk for extended periods of time

    Ability to sit for extended periods of time and to lift 35 lbs.

    Ability to use standard office equipment

    Ability to use institutional technology equipment and resources

    Special Requirements:

    Committed to the vision and mission of Williams Baptist University

    Compliance with WBU Employee Handbook policy (40.2): “It is required that all faculty and administrative staff be persons who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and who are active members of a local Christian church which adheres to an evangelical faith consistent with the historic religious beliefs of Southern Baptists.”

    AAP/EEO Statement:

    Per WBU Policy Statement

    Other Duties:

    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


    Applicants must be individuals of the highest Christian character, competent professionals, and servant leaders. Applicants should complete WBU’s online application at and then email a resume, statement of faith and references to A review of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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