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  • 25 Jul 2017 7:41 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Cabot Public Library is seeking an energetic Children’s Librarian Assistant to join their team. The Children’s Librarian Assistant will provide library services, outreach, and programming to children’s from Birth to 12 years. The Children’s Librarian Assistant will take a leadership role in developing effective, innovative and productive Children’s programs, assist patrons in finding appropriate children’s material, help the Children’s Librarian with organizing and shelving the collection, creating and maintaining displays, assisting and leading programs, and assisting with other library activities as needed. This position will also be in constant contact and collaboration with families of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

    High school diploma or equivalent required with a preference towards two year's public library experience, and/or a Bachelor’s Degree. One year of professional experience in a library setting, Experience with young children (0-12) given preference. This is a full time 40 hour position with benefits, hours 10am-7pm and some weekends required.

    Beginning salary $19,000- $21,000 commensurate with education and library experience.  The Lonoke County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.  Access employment application and Children’s Librarian Assistant job description at the Lonoke County Library System website (www.lonokecountylibrary.org).  Submit a completed application, cover letter, resume and letter of reference to Kathleen Frankl Ashmore at kashmore@lonokecountylibrary.org, or 909 W. Main St Cabot, AR 72023. Position open until filled.  Applications deadline is July 31st, 2017.

  • 24 Jul 2017 8:19 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Board of Trustees of Union County Libraries, El Dorado, Arkansas, seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next full-time Library Director.   The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse staff and community.  The Library has an annual budget of $635,000 which includes city and county millage, grants, and donations.  It is a county-wide system of six public libraries in the largest county in the state, headquartered in El Dorado.

    El Dorado, located in the middle of the state ( E-W), just 17 miles from Louisiana, is home to the El Dorado Promise, which provides 4-year scholarships or a portion thereof, to students who graduate from El Dorado High School.  A new Convention Center of the campus of Sough Arkansas Community College is on the edge of the new performing arts district which is expected to enhance the already award-winning downtown.  South Arkansas is also known for its low cost of living and opportunities for outdoor adventures in hunting, fishing, and biking.  It is also optimally located with easy access to several metropolitan areas.

    Responsibilities.  The Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Library operations and services including but not limited to budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, and community relations.

    Requirements.  The ideal candidate must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, preferably with a public library emphasis.  Previous experience in another comparative field will also be considered.  Other preferred qualifications include construction and/or renovation experience, successful fundraising/grant writing skills, personnel management and experience working effectively with government and other public constituencies.

    Compensation.  Salary minimum is $52,000, negotiable commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Competitive compensation package.

    To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names/addresses of three references to :  Union County Libraries, ATTN:  Human Resources, 200 E. 5th St., El Dorado, AR 71730 or electronically to:  vwilliams@bartonlibrary.org.  No telephone calls please.

    Barton Library is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 24 Jul 2017 8:00 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Position Information

               Location:  Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71601, United States

                Position Title:  Director

                Library Name:  Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System

                Job Category:  Administration/Management

                Job Type:  Full‑time

                Job Duration:  Indefinite

                Minimum Education:  Master of Library Science or Master of Library Information Systems from an American Library Association accredited institution

                Required Travel:  0-10%

                Salary:  $50,000-$78-000 per annum depending on qualifications

                POINT OF CONTACT:  Taylor Eubank, Acting Director

                                            870-534-4802

                                            teubank@pineblufflibrary.org

    Description

                The Board of Trustees of the PB/JCLS is accepting résumés for a full‑time director.

                The library serves Jefferson County, AR with the headquarters library in Pine Bluff, and four full‑time, full‑service system libraries, located respectively in Altheimer; Redfield; Watson Chapel; and White Hall, Jefferson County, AR.  There is a staff of about 30 full‑time employees and an annual budget of approximately $1,400,000. Funds for the system flow from property taxes; no appropriation by a city or county entity is necessary.  The system is governed by a Board of Trustees.

                Funds (over $14,000,000) for construction of a new library facility in downtown Pine Bluff plus expansion and renovations at the four branches were approved in November 2016 and are available now.  The selection of an architectural firm to design the new building and the expansions and renovations is underway. 

                The selection of the new director is contemplated to occur in a timely manner; thus, the director will be expected to actively participate in the library’s design process, including but not limited to:  schedule and conduct forums soliciting the ideas and dreams of the community; schedule and conduct community discussions of library services to be offered; apply a professional librarian’s knowledge and experience to morph wishes into a professionally and economically acceptable edifice; communicate these requirements to the architectural team; be the point of contact between the library, the architects, the public, and the Board and establish effective, efficient, and trusted channels of communications.

                The director performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing, and directing public library services for the people of Jefferson County. The director will represent the library to local government and community groups and is encouraged to participate in the broader library community on a statewide and national level.

    Requirements

                The ideal candidate will possess an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school.

    Desired

                Seven years of progressive professional library experience (public library experience preferred)

                A minimum of five years supervisory experience 

    Experience in a modern, technology‑based library with focuses on a strong children’s program and an interactive community presence are pluses

                Experience with multi‑branch library systems.

    Résumés, with three professional references (i.e., name; complete contact information: telephone; snail and email addresses; business or occupation; length of acquaintance), are being accepted on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those received by 31 August 2017.  Résumés can be emailed to teubank@pineblufflibrary.org or mailed to 200 East 8th Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.  Direct phone calls seeking further information to 870.534.4802.

  • 14 Jul 2017 12:19 PM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Library Director

    This library director oversees interlibrary loan as well as archives and knowledge management, so experience in either area is a plus.

    Requisition Details

    Job Title: Library Director

    Job Summary: Oversees and coordinates services and spaces of assigned Library including human and information resources.

    Campus: Northeast

    Classification: Administrative

    Position Type: Full-time

    Curricular: If Faculty, Contract Length:

    Job Code Number: 3851F-6-17

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science.

    Strong information technology skills including knowledge of and comfort with educational technologies, such as presentation and collaboration tools, web course management software, library management systems, discovery applications, and effective search strategies.

    Familiarity with information literacy instruction, including curriculum development and assessment, teaching in large- and small-group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom.

    Strong writing, speaking, presenting, and interpersonal skills in person and online.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Five to six years professional library experience required, with two or more of these years in a community college or undergraduate library preferred.

    Two to three years supervisory experience, preferred.

    Minimum Salary: Minimum starting salary: 50,939 annually

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Schedule may vary according to coverage needs and could include evenings and weekends.

    Posting Date: 06/21/2017

    Closing Date: 

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    This library director oversees interlibrary loan as well as archives and knowledge management, so experience in either area is a plus.

    Advertised Department: Library

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1.* Do you have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science
    Yes
    No

    2.* Briefly describe your management/supervisory style as related to a collegial environment.
    (Open Ended Question)

    3.* Please indicate how you learned about this position:
    Career Fair
    Indeed.com
    HigherEdJobs.com
    InsideHigherEdJobs.com
    Tulsa World
    Oklahoma Eagle
    Workforce Development
    Friend/Colleague
    TCC employment website
    TCC internal email notification
    Other

    Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Transcripts

    Optional Documents

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Letter of Reference 1
    3. Letter of Reference 2

    Tulsa Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce

    Please see following for more details:  https://careers.tulsacc.edu/postings/24727

  • 10 Jul 2017 1:40 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Engineering Librarian

    The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Engineering Librarian. The ideal candidate will be receptive to and foster new ideas, work collaboratively with team members, and possess strong interpersonal, effective oral and written communication, and planning and organization skills. Additional key attributes are the abilities to foster successful partnerships with university departments, to provide excellent services, and to demonstrate initiative and flexibility by adapting programs and services to support change within the institution.

    The Engineering Librarian primarily supports teaching and research in the College of Engineering by providing library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach, including research data support and grant-writing assistance. The Engineering Librarian also supports other disciplines as part of an inter-disciplinary STEM team. The ideal candidate will possess a broad scientific background and specific experience or interest in engineering. This position reports to the Head of Instruction and Liaison Services.

    Responsibilities of this position include research and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian/Assistant Professor and should possess an exemplary service orientation and the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and changing environment.

    Qualifications.  Required:  A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or related discipline or significant experience providing engineering information services in a research library.  Experience in teaching or providing classroom instruction. Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with STEM resources and research methodologies.

    Preferred: Demonstrated experience providing research data support. Collection development experience. Familiarity with engineering standards.

    Rank and Salary:  Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor or Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor.  Salary: Dependent on rank; minimum $50,000.  

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

    Background:  The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students.  The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH).  The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities.  The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered.  The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission.  For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libraries.uark.edu).  The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 26,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.  With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters.  This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

    About the College of Engineering: The University of Arkansas College of Engineering is the largest engineering program in the state of Arkansas. Over the past decade, the college has experienced unprecedented growth. Undergraduate enrollment has doubled since 2007, and total enrollment in the college is now has over 4,000 students. The College of Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in nine engineering fields, as well as incorporating distance learning and interdisciplinary programs. Faculty in the college conduct research in many key areas, including electronics, energy, healthcare, nanotechnology, transportation and logistics, big data analytics, cybersecurity, and sustainability in the built environment. For more information, visit engineering.uark.edu.

    Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by August 8, 2017, will receive full consideration.  Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  For full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21359.  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Director for HR and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.  For more information, please contact Jeff Banks at libhrofc@uark.edu.

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  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.

  • 10 Jul 2017 1:37 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Processing Archivist 

    The University of Arkansas Libraries are seeking an innovative and enthusiastic individual to serve as Processing Archivist and assist the Special Collections Department with increasing the accessibility of the department’s rich archival collections by arranging and describing collections and developing finding aids to enhance the discoverability of these unique collections.  The Processing Archivist serves as a member of the Manuscripts Coordinating Group and reports to the Head of the Manuscripts and Archives Unit.

    General Duties.  The Processing Archivist arranges and describes manuscript collections in accordance with professional archival standards and best practices:  develops a comprehensive processing plan for each collection, which will include determining the intellectual and physical arrangement of manuscript collections that may be comprised of media or born-digital materials in addition to paper and identifying restricted-access items and materials that need basic preservation and conservation care; creates Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids; maintains collection data for progress reports and other statistical reporting; and conducts research on the background of collections and donors.  The Processing Archivist also provides collection research assistance; publicizes collections through digital exhibits, press releases, and presentations; and trains, supervises, and evaluates project staff, as required. 

    The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of Arkansas political and social history; excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; archival knowledge, including basic preservation standards; understanding of copyright, privacy laws, and rights management issues; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of constituents.

    Qualifications. Required: A bachelor’s degree in history, public policy, political science, or a relevant field. Demonstrated work experience in processing substantial manuscript collections in an archives or research library; demonstrated experience working with metadata standards, such as EAD or DACS.

    Preferred: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival studies, a master’s degree in Archives and Records Administration, or a master’s degree in Archival Studies; project management experience in archives; experience with archival content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, and Preservica; and coursework or training in digital archives, including processing methodologies relating to born-digital materials.   

    Salary and Benefits.  Twelve-month, non-classified, non-faculty position (Research Assistant).  Salary:  $38,000.  Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

    Background:  The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students.  The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH).  The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities.  The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered.  The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission.  For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libraries.uark.edu).  The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 26,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.  With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters.  This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

    Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by July 24, 2017, will receive full consideration.  For full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21363 .  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Director for HR and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.  For more information, please contact Jeff Banks at libhrofc@uark.edu.

     

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  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.

     

  • 30 Jun 2017 9:25 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Acquisitions Coordinator

    Full-Time, 12 Month Position

    Kent Library

    Southeast Missouri State University

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Manage and expend library materials budget ($1.3+ million);

    • Manage, plan and supervise Kent Library’s online, streaming, print and other materials acquisitions; including, resource subscriptions, licenses and renewals by working closely with vendors and University Finance and Administration;

    • Ensure the Library follows university and state required business and accounting practices and maintains an audit trail;

    • Coordinate materials acquisitions activity generated by a liaison system that includes academic department faculty liaisons to Kent Library and librarian liaisons partnered with academic departments;

    • Establish and maintain effective business relationships with vendors and electronic service providers;

    • Prepare financial reports that clearly track monies allocated, encumbered and expended for different collections and subject areas;

    • Supervise full-time Acquisitions technical and clerical staff and set work assignments;

    • Hire, train, schedule and evaluate unit staff in accordance with Library and University policies;

    • Supervise and manage daily Acquisitions operations, such as ordering and receiving or activating new materials and fund accounting;

    • Serve as a technical expert for library acquisitions related functions;

    • Participate in administering the library management system and provide leadership for acquisitions activities;

    • Possess strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills for interactions with faculty, staff, students, publishers and vendors and their representatives, and library donors;

    • Create a unit culture that encourages initiative, cross-training and professional development;

    • Develop and maintain effective communication within Acquisitions and with other library units;

    • Maintain and/or write and implement Kent Library’s collection development and acquisitions policies and procedures;

    • Chair the Library’s Collection Development and Management committee;  

    • Initiate and supervise special projects as necessary and appropriate;

    • Communicate information with University departments and units;

    • Share in library policy formulation, budgeting and planning; and serve on library and university committees.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

    • Minimum of three years library acquisitions or university purchasing experience

    • Minimum of two years experience supervising staff

    • Experience reviewing vendor licenses and ensuring compliance with library needs and institutional/state level legal requirements and/or an understanding of relevant issues

    • Practice tracking budgets and expenditures and/or licensing of, and subscribing to, library resources   

    • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word and a technical understanding of working with online resources

    • Experience with a library management or financial management system

    • Knowledge, or awareness of, current trends in library acquisitions, collections or electronic resource management and/or university purchasing

    • Evidence of excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills

    • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service

    • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually

    • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others

    • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

    Compensation:  Commensurate with education and experience.  The University provides an excellent benefits package including retirement, medical and life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, holidays, and individual and dependent tuition benefits.

    Application Deadline:  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 28, 2017. The position is available September 1, 2017.

     To Apply:  Submit the following items online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm

    • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
    • Current resume
    • Name and contact information of three professional references

    Library Information:  Information about Kent Library can be found at:  http://library.semo.edu/.

    University facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast is a moderately selective institution, offering baccalaureate, masters, and specialist degrees, and participating in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


  • 29 Jun 2017 8:39 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Summary

    The Digital Systems and Support Coordinator collaborates with personnel across the library and archives division, throughout the university, and with external partners to develop and manage a leading-edge, technology-rich library and archives division. Reporting to the Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives, the coordinator provides leadership and supervises the day-to-day technology operations of the Collections and Archives division. The division comprises units in three locations (Ottenheimer Library, Sequoyah National Research Center, and Center for Arkansas History and Culture). This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

    Visit the link for more details and the requirements:

    https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/6332
  • 29 Jun 2017 8:32 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Position: 
    Branch Librarian. This position is full-time permanent position located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
     

    Salary:
     
    Minimum salary is $48,170 (U.S. Court Personnel System, Classification Level 27, with promotion potential to Classification Level 28 without further competition, based on performance and funding. The successful candidate may be placed at a higher salary level, depending on qualifications, experience, and sufficiency of funds).
     
            

    Opening date:
     
    June 26, 2017
     

    Closing date:
     
    While applications will be entertained until the position is filled, only those applications received by 
    July 21, 2017 are assured consideration. 

    Job description: 

    http://www.lb8.uscourts.gov/images/LIB201701.pdf 

    Applicants are being sought on a nationwide basis and must be United States citizen. The U.S. Courts Library is an equal opportunity employer. A background check, including fingerprinting, is required.

    For more information, contact Sharon Carril at sharon_carril@ca8.uscourts.gov.

  • 20 Jun 2017 7:49 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Cabot Public Library is seeking an energetic YA/Adult Services Librarian to join their team. The YA/Adult Services Librarian will provide library services, outreach, and programming to Adult patrons, and Young Adults patrons ages 12-18. The YA/Adult Services Librarian will take a leadership role in developing effective, innovative and productive YA and adult programs.  The YA/Adult Librarian will assist patrons in finding materials for recreation and information, order YA library materials, and will be in constant contact and collaboration with young adults with diverse backgrounds and abilities. Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years relevant experience. One year of professional experience in a library setting, experience with young adults (ages 12 to 18) given preference. This is a full time 40 hour position with benefits, hours 10am-7pm and some weekends required.

    Beginning salary $22,000-$25,000 commensurate with education and library experience.  Access employment application and YA/Adult Services Librarian job description at the Lonoke County Library System website (www.lonokecountylibrary.org).  Submit a completed application, cover letter, resume and letter of reference to Kathleen Frankl Ashmore at kashmore@lonokecountylibrary.org, or 909 W. Main St Cabot, AR 72023. Position open until filled.  Applications deadline is July 7th, 2017.  The Lonoke County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.

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