The Grant County Library in Sheridan, Arkansas is seeking a Library Director who will be responsible for the efficient overall administration and operation of the library which includes but is not limited to strategic planning; public and support services; budget and finance; maintaining effective relationships with local government and legislative bodies, the Library Board, staff, and community.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree and library experience will also be considered.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Knowledge of the general principles and practices of library operations.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and the Internet.
Knowledge of systems administration of local area computer networks.
Ability to organize and supervise the work of paraprofessional staff members.
Ability to organize and conduct programs of interest to the community.
Ability to take initiative in identifying tasks, problems, etc., and pursuing solutions for the resolution thereof.
Knowledge of record keeping, data entry, and report writing.
Knowledge of grant writing process and fundraising practices.
Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
Collection Development. Selects and orders new books, periodicals, audio books, DVDs, and other information resources.
Acts as systems administrator of the library’s local area network by troubleshooting hardware, software, and network problems as required.
Provides reference services for the location of information in-house and through interlibrary loan.
Performs selection and hiring of new staff members, staff training, and scheduling.
Handles funds allocated for the library, state aid, petty cash, grant money, and bank accounts as agent of the Library Board.
Engages in strategic planning and writes proposals for library development and improvement, including the annual budget.
Promotes the library to the community through speaking engagements to civic clubs, the Chamber of Commerce, and local schools. Also represents the library at workshops, conferences, and conventions.
Records Library Board minutes and maintains circulation, acquisitions, and financial statistics for the Arkansas Public Library annual report.
Submits annual E-rate application for Internet cost reimbursement.
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018. Qualified candidates must be able to start June 4, 2018.
Send cover letter and resume to:
700 Amy Lane
Sheridan, AR 72150
Or via email to: email@example.com
Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas is now accepting applications for two evening and weekend full-time library positions. For position descriptions, hours, requirements, and other information, please see the UCA Human Resources pages at the links below.
Library Technician https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/4080
Library Supervisor https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/4081
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
This position is responsible for grant writing and reporting with public agencies, private foundations and corporations. Specifically, the grant writer is responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
2. Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
3. Work with FPL departments to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
4. Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
5. Understanding of institutional history and programs. .
6. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Specialized knowledge of grant writing. High school diploma or equivalent, with education or training equal to two years of college, plus 2 years’ experience grant writing. Previous experience in non-profit fundraising preferred.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
AFP Membership, Grant Professionals Association Membership
SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED
Advanced: Word Processing/Typing
Intermediate: Contact Management, Presentation/PowerPoint, Spreadsheet
Must possess strong written communication skills and the ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals. Must have strong editing skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines, and knowledge of fundraising information sources. Must have experience with proposal writing and knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies. Must have experience with institutional donors.
This position reports to the Development Director of the Fayetteville Public Library Foundation. It is 20 hours per week with flexibility in work hours. Some hours may be worked remotely.
Range is $19.81/hour to $29.71/hour.
Send cover letter, resume, and application to:
Sarah Du Preez, Director or Development
Fayetteville Public Library Foundation
401 W Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
POSITION CLOSES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018 at 8 PM CST.
Pope County Library System
Director of Branch Services
Job duties include providing leadership to neighborhood libraries in Atkins, Dover, Hector, and Russellville to ensure the best possible library resources and services are being provided in the city’s neighborhood. Position works closely with, and reports to the Library System Director. MLS preferred. 18 hours library courses, library experience, and OTJ training considered.
Please forward application: https://static.visionamp.co/rubix/20171103/pcls-application-66620.pdf, cover letter, resume, and any transcripts to:
Shawn Pierce, System Director
116 E. Third ST
Russellville, AR 72801 or
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Assistant Head of Special Collections
The University of Arkansas Libraries is seeking a highly collaborative and engaged leader to serve as Assistant Head of Special Collections. This person will lead, shape, and assist in development and delivery of departmental priorities, through special projects to deliver innovative services, processes, and outreach. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this position supports the Department Head in the daily management of the department (approx. 11 FTE) through project management, assessment, and donor relations. The Assistant Head will participate in the department’s Collection Development, Processing, Outreach, and Exhibition teams. Additional duties will include contributing to the Libraries’ growing digital collections, coordinating department events, and seeking grant-funded opportunities.
The successful candidate will join a department deeply committed to and engaged with its communities on campus and throughout the state of Arkansas. As a core component of the Libraries’ research enterprise, the Special Collections Department’s strategic plan emphasizes its commitment to service, as outlined in its Guiding Priorities. Together, department faculty librarians and staff acquire and make available for research manuscript collections highlighting Arkansas and regional history; university archives, which documents the activities of the institution, its faculty, and its students; and a growing rare books collection. Through classroom instruction, exhibitions, and service, the department ensures the stewardship of the historical record for the University community and the public.
The Assistant Head will collaborate in strategic implementation of the department’s priorities, including department programs, services, and spaces. Facilitates collaborative relationship building within the department, throughout the Libraries, and with community partners. Builds, executes, and coordinates an assessment program. Contributes to budget planning and management. Is responsible for the development and implementation of special projects in all functional areas including outreach and research services, organizing and describing collections, and collection development.
The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated leadership and coaching skills, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to think strategically and embrace change-management strategies. Additional key attributes are a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; demonstrated ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituents; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively to develop productive partnerships within and across complex organizations like the Libraries and University; focused attention to details, deadlines and goals; and a working knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis.
Responsibilities of this position include research, creative work, and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have documented accomplishments commensurate with the criteria for appointment at the level of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor. A dossier will be required for appointment and hiring.
Qualifications. Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or related advanced degree and ACA certification; at least 4 years of professional experience working in a cultural heritage institution with increasing management experience; demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and managing archival collections; demonstrated experience with archival and library standards and tools, such as EAD, MARC, LCSH, and DACS; demonstrated experience providing innovative public service, specifically reference and instruction; experience contributing to physical exhibitions; and experience contributing to digital collections. Preferred: A second advanced degree; working knowledge of budget processes; experience with grant writing and administration; experience in donor relations and cultivation; experience working with ArchivesSpace, Preservica, AEON, and Archive-It or equivalent tools; and working knowledge of digital repository systems and digital curation.
Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor. Salary: $70,000.
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 (https://libraries.uark.edu/). The University of Arkansas campus (https://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.
Special Collections Department: The Special Collections Department was created in 1967 to encourage research and writing in the history and culture of Arkansas and the surrounding region. The mission of the department is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to materials to support scholarly investigation of the state, its customs and people, and its cultural, physical, and political climate. Special Collections houses approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscript collections, approximately 28,000 titles of Arkansas print material, more than 100,000 photographs, and about 10,000 maps and rare books, and the University Archive. Notable collections include: the papers of Senator J. William Fulbright, the Council for International Exchange of Scholar Records, the works of noted photographer Lawrence “Larry” W. Obsitnik, composers William Grant Still and Florence Price, writer John Gould Fletcher, and the Peace Links Papers. The Department is comprised of 11 FTE faculty and staff. For more detailed information on the department please visit the Web site: https://libraries.uark.edu/SpecialCollections/
Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by March 9, 2018, will receive full consideration. For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/24739. When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Director for Human Resources and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. For more information, please contact Jeff Banks at email@example.com.
The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seeks an experienced, user-centered leader who has extensive knowledge of library technical services, including best practices and latest trends in the evolving role of libraries. This is a new senior administrative position reporting to the Dean of Libraries. MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students [missouristate.edu/about/], located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000 https://www.missouristate.edu/about/spfdozarks.htm .
Through effective and efficient leadership, the incumbent will plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, set priorities, liaise with the Content Management Team, and manage all operational activities of the Resource Management and Discovery programs. This includes acquisitions, cataloging, discovery/accessibility, metadata, serials, and physical processing of materials for the Libraries’ collections. A key objective will be to balance operational functions with library initiatives and services. The Director must foster an environment of effective communication and collaboration with departmental and organizational faculty and staff.
This position is a ranked, tenure-track faculty level; candidates can apply for Assistant Professor rank, Associate Professor rank, or make one application for each rank. Please go to http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/ for more information. Candidates desiring further information are encouraged to contact the Committee Chair, Cherri Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-836-4546.
Competitive salary. Date of first consideration: January 19, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Missouri State University is an EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and institution.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks applications for the position of Discovery and Metadata Coordinator (R97034). The Discovery & Metadata Coordinator provides leadership, mentoring, and supervision for and serves as head of the Discovery & Metadata Team. This team is responsible for providing an excellent user discovery and access experience while supporting a range of services including e-resources, metadata, and library systems. The team is an important and innovative component of the university's library and archives division (Collections and Archives) as part of a unit named Technology and Digital Initiatives (TDI). Under the supervision of the Director of TDI, this position leads a team of 3 librarians and 2 FTE staff to promote access to and discovery of library and archival resources as well as to collaborate with personnel across the division and university. The position will oversee staff training and performance evaluations, foster an environment that supports professional excellence, advocate for resources, plan and manage projects and personnel, as well as build and maintain relationships. This position holds a 12-month faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure.
Little Rock is Arkansas’s capital city and center of government, commerce, education, and arts and culture. The city is 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). Rich in history, the city is also home to future-oriented ventures like Heifer Village (imagine a world free of hunger and poverty) and the new Technology Park (a 21st-century idea factory). 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 or approved terminal degree.
Preferred Qualifications: Three or more years of experience in management positions in an academic library; experience with implementing new library trends and technologies
Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Careers link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/ 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 South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.
Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
Coordinate an active library instruction program including but not limited to: serve as the lead for library instruction and information literacy, schedule and delegate class sessions to library faculty, assess the library instruction/information literacy program, and maintain documentation. Identify, monitor, and analyze trends in information literacy and library instruction that will impact library services at USC Upstate. Collaborate with faculty and academic staff to support student research and integrate information literacy instruction into courses in both traditional and online formats. Develop and maintain web tutorials, subject course guides. Teach sections of the library’s credit course, LIBR 201, and library instruction sessions for first-year composition and University 101 classes. Provide library instruction and collection development as liaison to a disciplinary subject area.Participate in staffing the reference desk, including Saturday rotation. Report to Dean of the Library. Library faculty have rank and are expected to serve on committees, be involved in professional organizations , and engage in scholarly activities.
USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement, and active learning pedagogies, such as service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application; and experience with teaching online or hybrid courses. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.
The University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U. S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition “America’s Best Colleges” ranked USC Upstate No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges South. USC Upstate is located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting he diversity of Upstate South Carolina. Students from over twenty five nations also reflect the university’s international character. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.
An ALA accredited MLS; must have a minimum of two years of relevant library experience; familiarity with practical and theoretical aspects of information literacy, including ACRL Framework and Standards; knowledge of software, emerging technologies, and web applications pertinent to library instruction and working in an academic institution; knowledge of print and electronic resources; ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others; excellent oral and written skills; strong commitment to client-centered services. Strong interest in scholarly activity (publications, presentations, and grant writing).
Past coordination experience; experience in an academic library; experience teaching at the college level; experience teaching or designing online courses; familiarity with LibGuides, LibWizard, Camtasia Studio, Sharepoint, Office 365, and Blackboard; evidence of scholarly activities (publications, theses).
Complete and submit the on-line academic application that can be accessed by clicking, “Apply for this Posting.” Only applications submitted through the online application process will be considered; therefore, it is necessary to hit the submit button after completing the application. A confirmation number will be issued when the process has been successfully completed. In addition to the online application, the following materials must be submitted either electronically or via mail: letter of application, a signed copy of the online application, vita, three current, dated, signed, and on official letterhead letters of recommendation, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and any additional materials. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.
Andrew Kearns, Chair
Librarian/Coordinator of Information Literacy Committee
USC Upstate Library
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.
The night-time library LAT III works under the general supervision of the Circulation and Public Services Coordinator and is responsible for processing library materials and directing the work of student library assistants. This position has primary responsibility for closing the law library on Sunday-Thursday nights.
The formal educational equivalent of a high school diploma, plus two (2) years library experience or other relevant customer service experience.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, 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.
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