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  • 17 Oct 2018 1:56 PM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Library Director – City of Grapevine, Texas

    Grapevine, Texas, with a population of over 48,000 residents and covering 35 square miles, is located in northeast Tarrant County and is home to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Ideally situated along Interstate Highway 635 and State Highways 114 and 121, Grapevine sits at the heart of the DFW metropolitan area, 21 miles northwest of Dallas and 19 miles northeast of Fort Worth.The City operates under a council-manager form of government. The Grapevine City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six City Council Members. The City Council appoints a professional City Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization.

    The City is seeking a participatory leader who is dedicated to public service, quality customer service, results-oriented management, and continuous improvement to serve as its new Library Director. The Library Director provides administrative leadership through planning, directing, and coordinating all activities of the municipal library system. The Director functions within a broad range of generally acceptable and known guidelines applying discretionary judgment to a variety of situations as appropriate with limited direction from the City Manager, Council, and Library Advisory Board. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, exercise diplomacy and political acumen, and be a proven and innovative director who works effectively in a well-established and creative library organization.

    The selected candidate must hold a master’s degree in library and information science or a related field from an ALA Accredited college or university supplemented by seven (7) years of progressive supervisory experience, including two (2) years of leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Must pass a national/federal background check and have a valid Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as defined by City policy.Experience in grant writing preferred.

    Please apply online at:

    For other information on this position contact:
    Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President
    Strategic Government Resources

  • 17 Oct 2018 1:50 PM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Posted:  October 15, 2018
    Application Deadline:  November 5, 2018

    To view the job posting and requirements click on the following PDF:
    Librarian I posting 2018.pdf

  • 16 Oct 2018 9:59 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)
    Job Details
    Senior Librarian
    Agency: Arkansas State Library
    Office: Arkansas State Library
    Section: Information Services
    Date Posted: 09/26/2018
    Posting Expires: 10/26/2018
    The Senior Librarian is responsible for supervising employees in library services and performing professional library duties. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
    Typical Functions
    Supervises a small professional staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Classifies library materials by reviewing materials to be classified, searching information sources to determine subject matter, and selecting classification numbers and descriptive headings by using appropriate classification system. Assigns classification numbers and produces descriptive headings and explanatory summaries for new materials. Assists patrons and public libraries in the use of reference sources; interviews patrons to determine the type of information needed, suggests alternate sources and decides which database to utilize. Monitors state and federal document collections to ensure they are current and arranged in the required order; monitors the U.S. Patent collection to ensure microfiche and film are kept in order and available to patrons. Develops programs for library services by recommending program policies, developing and implementing program operation procedures, and conducting program evaluations. Organizes and conducts workshops for public libraries participating in special programs, attends workshops and seminars to stay abreast of new technologies, and serves on committees and councils. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Special Job Dimensions

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
    Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science. Knowledge of catalogs, records, on-line databases and classification systems used inlibraries. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to prioritize tasks, set goals, and establish methods. Ability to initiate and conduct research. Ability to direct and oversee the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to organize and conduct workshops.
    Minimum Education and/or Experience
    The formal educational equivalent of a master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school; plus one year of experience in professional library services work. ORThe formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in library science or a related field from a school accredited by the ALA; plus three years of experience in professional library services work. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
    Preferred Qualifications

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Agency Specific Information

    Job Details
    Position No.: 22082093
    Class Code: E041C
    Grade: GS07
    Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $46,391.00 per year
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    Job Type: Full Time
    Location Information
    Job City: Little Rock
    Job County/Region: Pulaski
    Contact Information
    Contact name: Jennifer Chilcoat
    Phone: 501682853
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  • 15 Oct 2018 9:46 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    BRANCH MANAGER –The Central Arkansas Library System seeks a branch manager for the Max Milam Library at 609 Aplin Ave., Perryville, AR 72126. An ALA-accredited MLS, current work toward an MLS, or the equivalent of a four-year college degree plus three years related experience and/or training; and related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Candidates must possess strong customer service skills and enthusiasm for working with a diverse population of all ages. Supervisory, leadership, and project management skills are required, along with an open-minded and progressive approach to library service. Strong local community involvement essential. Responsibilities include oversight of all daily library operations; hiring, training, supervision & evaluation of staff; cash handling; and scheduling. Previous supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of electronic information services and library technology is essential. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. Salary negotiable from $37,689/yr. plus outstanding benefits package. Application and resume to: This position is open until filled.


  • 4 Oct 2018 5:11 PM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Search Re-Opened

    Assistant Regional Library Director

    Tennessee Department of State

    Tennessee State Library and Archives

    Location of Position: Hatchie River Regional Library, Jackson, TN

    View the PDF of the job description here

  • 4 Oct 2018 8:31 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)



    The U.S. Courts Library in Little Rock, Arkansas is a branch of the U.S. Court of Appeals library system, headquartered in St. Louis. The library serves all federal judges in Arkansas. It has a staff of one full-time librarian and one part-time library technician.

    Position: Library Technician. Part-time. 16 hours per week, weekdays only.

    Description: The Library Technician will assist in maintaining the currency and organization of the collection by receiving and processing library materials. This includes checking in books and serials and processing them for shelving. Other duties include filing loose-leaf updates and pocket parts, receiving and processing mail, greeting patrons, and collecting news articles about federal judges in Arkansas. The Library Technician will also provide basic reference services to patrons using print and electronic resources when the librarian is busy. The Library Technician will assist the librarian with special projects as needed. 

    Minimum Qualifications:  

    High school diploma and one year of library or comparable experience. 

    Basic computer skills: Word, Excel, internet searching, and the ability to learn new software.

    Ability to prioritize and work independently.

    Attention to detail, strong problem solving and organizational skills. 

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

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    Customer service experience strongly preferred.

    MLIS/MLS, college degree in a related field, or coursework in library and information sciences.

    Law library experience.

    Library software experience, especially Sirsi.

    Background check required for successful candidate.

    Availability:  Position is available immediately.

    Salary: Minimum starting salary approximately $17.62/hour.

    To Apply: All cover letters and resumes submitted by November 9, 2018 will be considered.

    Hannah Sandstrom, Branch Librarian

    U.S. Courts Library – 8th Circuit

    600 W. Capitol Ave., Rm A302

    Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

    For more information on federal court employment see:

  • 4 Oct 2018 8:06 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Full-Time — Anticipated Start Date: January 2, 2019

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is seeking applicants for the Library Director position. The Library Director is a direct report to the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Services.  The primary function of the Library Director is to assist the Vice-Chancellor in the operation and administration of all facets of the E. Allen Gordon Library and UACCM Tutoring Services in support of the academic programs and student learning.  In support of these functions, the Library Director will be responsible for the daily operation of the library, tutoring services, and immediate supervision of staff. Start date for the Library Director is January 2, 2019.  This is a full time, benefits eligible position.

    Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

    • Ensures that reference services are available and up to date; circulation activities and other library functions are effectively performed during the hours of library operation
    • Prepares reports, survey information, and other documents necessary to assess quality and effectiveness of programs and services
    • Prepares and recommends budget based on current needs and the requirements of effective operation; ensures operations are conducted within budget parameters and purchases are made with fiscal responsibility in mind
    • Recruits, trains, and supervises library staff.  Coordinates their activities such as timely and accurate processing, cataloguing, and circulation of library resources, ensures library is adequately staffed at all times, and arranges for appropriate training and technical support
    • Provides professional librarian services, including reference, information literacy instruction, collection development, policy and procedure development, and copyright information
    • Coordinates with faculty and staff to determine library resources and tutoring and other service needs of academic programs and departments to best serve students 
    • Researches and implements best practices for library and tutoring services
    • Provides that instruction in information literacy is available to students, faculty, and staff in formats suitable to class, group, operational, or individual needs 
    • Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge in library science and operations
    • Maintains the UACCM Library web page ensuring it is logical in design,  updated regularly, and addresses the needs of the students and faculty
    • Coordinates New Student Orientation
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Services

    Skills, Knowledge, And Abilities:

    • Strong research, organizational, and interpersonal skills; attention to detail
    • Ability to communicate effectively in writing  and orally to small and large groups 
    • Ability to think analytically, critically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow
    • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
    • Knowledge of computers, the internet, and commercially available library software
    • Ability to move, reach, and lift up to 20 pounds
    • Enjoys working with the public and people representing a wide range of diversity

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • The formal education equivalent of a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution   
    • A minimum of three years of management experience in the library and learning resources area 

    Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Chancellor.

    Application Requirements:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume’
    • UACCM application form (located on
    • Unofficial copies of college transcripts
    • Copies of any related licensure and/or certifications
    • A list of at least three professional references with current contact information

    This position is subject to a pre-employment background check.  A criminal convictions or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences 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.

    Application review will begin October 18, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • 27 Sep 2018 1:41 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    KITCHEN PROGRAMMER – Full-time public service position at the Dee Brown Library. Responsibilities include working with youth and adult programmers to plan and implement cooking and food related programs for children and adults, serials management, and working at the public service desk. Familiarity with print and online resources, ability to do instructional assistance, and excellent communication and customer service skills are required. A positive and cooperative attitude and a willingness to work through change are essential. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. Spanish language skills preferred. Starting pay is $11.55/hr. with excellent benefits. Send application and resume to by October 11,2018.

  • 18 Sep 2018 9:07 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Branch Manager – Kansas City Public Library

    Outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic mission-driven organization! The Kansas City Public Library is looking for a dynamic, engaging, creative, and community-focused Manager for our Southeast Community Branch. The Branch Manager is responsible for leading the daily operations of the branch including supervising staff and providing information and reader’s advisory services through direct service to patrons. The manager shall also engage in the community by actively building relationships with churches, schools and community organizations to promote the Library’s collections and services. Minimum qualifications include extensive leadership and customer service experience, preferably in a public library environment, personnel management and supervisory experience, an MLS degree or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Must have the ability to interact successfully with the public; knowledge of books and reading; excellent written and oral communications skills; advanced computer skills and competency in technology used in libraries; and a valid driver’s license. Salary starts at $54,235 plus DOQ plus excellent benefits. Position closes 5PM on September 21, 2018.


    Please apply for this position through our web application system at  We will only be accepting applications submitted through this system. Please note that we cannot respond to requests for application status.

  • 14 Sep 2018 7:35 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN - The Springdale Public Library is currently accepting applications until Oct. 5th, at 4:00 p.m. for a Children’s Librarian. Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library Science, plus 19 to 23 months related experience and/or training and 7 to 11 months related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.    

    The Children’s Librarians are responsible for developing and implementing programming for children, selecting and maintaining the collection of materials, meeting reference and information needs within the library and providing outreach in the community.  

    To apply, complete an online application for employment along with submitting a letter and resume at or mail to HR Dept., 201 Spring St., Springdale, AR 72764 or fax to 479-750-8523. The City of Springdale provides an excellent benefit package and is an EOE and drug free workplace.

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