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  • 12 Feb 2019 9:29 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    Job Details
    Archival Assistant
    Agency: Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH)
    Office: Arkansas State Archives
    Date Posted: 02/05/2019
    Posting Expires: 02/19/2019
    The Archival Assistant is responsible for the processing and maintaining of archival itemsand collections. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
    Typical Functions
    Receives archival items and determines physical condition and historical significance. Categorizes items and arranges into chronological, alphabetical, or numerical order. Places items in folders or boxes and stores on shelves by classification. Prepares and maintains inventory listing on each item processed. Researches various sources to obtain needed information about items or collections, suchas the identity of person or persons contained in collection. Writes bibliographic sketches to include in collection index. Assists patrons by pulling materials, giving tours, and providing reference service. Responds to specific inquires or requests by conducting searches, making referrals, and/orcompiling needed materials. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Special Job Dimensions

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
    Knowledge of the principles and practices of collection, compilation, and analysis of archivalmaterials. Ability to process and categorize archival materials. Ability to prepare bibliographic sketches from research on archival materials. Ability to compile and disseminate information on archival materials and available resources.
    Minimum Education and/or Experience
    The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of specializedtraining and/or experience in library science, historical archival or a related field. 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

    This is a full time position with the Arkansas State Archives, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage in Little Rock. This position earns $29,046 per year and offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement. For more information about us please visit us at One Capital Mall, Little Rock or on the web at and

    Scope of work:
    • Monitoring archival facility environmental conditions and reporting issues of concern to State Historian.
    • Supervising the work of the conservation lab, which includes the training and oversight of interns and volunteers.
    • Performs condition assessments of new and existing archival materials for preservation issues (e.g., degrading film and/or unstable film, presence of active mold growth).
    • Makes recommendations for/or mediating preservation concerns with new or existing archival materials.
    • Conducting preservation, restoration and conservation tasks (e.g., repairs, cleaning, washing, encapsulation, mending, creating special enclosures, deacidification) according to archival best practices and standards.
    • Consulting with other state agencies, museums, historical organizations, libraries and other entities on conservation/preservation issues.
    • Providing preservation workshops for state agencies and the general public.
    • Developing and maintaining agency's disaster preparedness plan.
    • Advising and training agency staff on basic preservation methods and techniques.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
    The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of specialized training and/or experience in library science, historical archival or a related field.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in history, art, humanities, or related field.

    Special Requirements:
    • Occasional work outside normal office hours.
    • Occasional travel for workshops or to pick up collections may be required.
    • Ability to lift 40 lbs. with or without accommodations.
    • Valid Arkansas drivers license.
    • A pre-employment criminal background check is required.
    • Position is subject to drug screening.

    The Work History section of the application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Thank you for your interest.
    Job Details
    Position No.: 22091311
    Class Code: P043C
    Grade: GS04
    Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $29,046.00 per year
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    Job Type: Full Time
    Location Information
    Job City: Little Rock
    Job County/Region: Pulaski
    Contact Information
    Contact name: Debbie Biggs or Jamie Harrison
    Phone: 501-324-9150
    Email: or jamie.harrison@arkans
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  • 12 Feb 2019 9:27 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Central Arkansas Library system is seeking a full-time IT Specialist.  The IT Specialist is responsible for installation, preventative maintenance, and minor repair of all computers and their peripherals and miscellaneous office equipment throughout all of CALS branches.  In addition, the position performs on-call computer help desk duties for Library staff and patrons involving computer hardware, applications, and office equipment. It requires the ability to access, input, and retrieve data from the computer; ability to perform light to medium work without assistance; and the ability to communicate effectively. Candidate must also have at least two years’ experience in computer or technology-related services, valid AR driver’s license, and ability to climb, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift a minimum of 50 pounds.   Salary starts at $16.96 and includes excellent benefits.  Please submit application and resume to Dawn Perry at  This position closes at noon on Monday, February 25. 

  • 7 Feb 2019 9:57 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Jackson County Library in Newport, Arkansas is seeking a Library Director. Jackson County is conveniently located 90 miles from Little Rock and Memphis. With a historic past filled with rockabilly music and steamboats, we serve a population of over 17,000. Headquartered in downtown Newport with a branch in Tuckerman, the library is looking forward to a bright future.

    The full job posting can be found at:

  • 17 Jan 2019 11:12 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries invites applications from experienced, innovative candidates with extensive knowledge of children’s literature. This is a new position reporting to the Head of the Infant Through Grade 12 (IG12) Resources area of Meyer Library on the MSU campus. MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students, located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000.

    The Coordinator of IG12 is responsible for outreach, book selection, collection development, and supervision for the Children’s and Young Adult Book Review Board of Missouri (BRB). They will oversee and communicate with volunteer book reviewers and assist with planning and conducting workshops and other programs focused on book reviewing and children’s/young adult literature. They will provide specialized reference and information services to a broad array of patrons for the IG12 and BRB collections. Other responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student workers and a graduate assistant to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of IG12 and BRB.
    The successful candidate will foster a positive environment of effective communication and collaboration with organizational staff and volunteers.

    This is a full-time professional position with a competitive salary. Candidates desiring further information are encouraged to visit or contact the Committee Chair, Cherri Jones, at or 417-836-4546.

    Date of first consideration: February 11, 2019. 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.

  • 16 Jan 2019 10:08 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Position Summary:

    The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, is offering an exciting opportunity to join the Boreham Library staff.  The Discovery and Access Librarian has the unique potential to shape how the library creates, uses, and manages metadata for a 21st century library.  This position calls for innovation, creativity, and a willingness to problem solve in a dynamic library environment.  This position will include the management of the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) and discovery system (EBSCO Discovery System – EDS), materials processing, as well as metadata creation and maintenance. 

    Essential Job Duties:

    Metadata –

    • ·         Applies knowledge of relevant metadata standards, rules and best practices for the creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance of metadata at all levels;
    • ·         Collaborates across the university to develop and enhance procedures for effective metadata management;
    • ·         Responsible for developing solutions to metadata access and discovery problems;

    Systems –

    • ·         Serves as the integrated library system and discovery system administrator;
    • ·         Provides connectivity support for all third-party applications which connect with the integrated library system and discovery system;
    • ·         Coordinates with campus IT in the maintenance of the integrated library system;
    • ·         Acts as primary contact with the integrated library system and discovery system vendors;

    Other Job Duties and Responsibilities –

    • ·         Responsible for monitoring trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and use;
    • ·         Serves as collection development liaison to designated academic departments;
    • ·         Participates in virtual and in-person reference;
    • ·         Serves on library and university committees and task forces;
    • ·         Hours as part of a regular weekend rotation are expected;
    • ·         Other duties as assigned.

    Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by leadership to subordinates.  Requires consistent on-time attendance.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • ·         Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata tools, including but not limited to: AACR2, RDA, Dewey/LCC, LCSH, and MARC21;
    • ·         Knowledge of OCLC Connexion, OCLC Worldshare Record Manager and OCLC Worldshare Collection Manager and its use in metadata creation and maintenance;
    • ·         Knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing and transforming metadata – MarcEdit, Microsoft ®Excel, or OpenRefine;
    • ·         Experience using integrated library systems;
    • ·         Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
    • ·         Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and effectively in a team environment;
    • ·         Ability to prioritize job tasks and responsibilities;
    • ·         Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands;
    • ·         Strong commitment to service excellence.

    Required Education and/or Work Experience:

    Minimum qualifications include master’s degree in library and information science from program accredited by the American Library Association or degree completion within six months of hiring date. Candidates with one or more years’ experience in an academic library setting are preferred. Demonstrated experience with library computer technologies and software is preferred.

    Preferred Education and/or Work Experience:

    • ·         Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies in discovery, access, and metadata;
    • ·         Experience with non-MARC metadata;
    • ·         Project management skills.

    This position reports directly to the Director of Library Services; Works closely with librarians and library staff; Works with university faculty, staff and administrators, as well as students.

    Apply at:

  • 14 Jan 2019 8:56 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)
    Note: Applications will now be accepted until February 5, 2019.

    Assistant/Associate Professor

    Posted             11/26/2018 – 12/26/2018

    Requisition ID 2018-46011

    Category         Faculty

    Position Type   Regular Full-Time

    Department    AA Library Education & References Srvs


    The Education and Research Services (E&RS) Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is seeking a faculty member to coordinate educational programs and provide assessment of educational initiatives within the Library. S/He promotes institution-wide awareness of library services, collections and resources, and teaches information management skills in support of education, research, and patient care. S/He leads efforts to assess the information needs of UAMS students, faculty and staff both on and off campus.  


    UAMS is the only academic health sciences center in Arkansas with the central campus in Little Rock, the Northwest campus in Fayetteville and Regional Centers around the state. Founded in 1879, UAMS is located in Mid-town Little Rock and is the only designated adult level one trauma center in Arkansas. In 2009, UAMS opened a new 540,000 square-foot hospital with 234 adult beds and 60 neonatal beds increasing the total number of beds to 450. The state-of-the art hospital, outpatient center, and specialized institutes of excellence provide world-class care.  The UAMS Library, which is centrally located on campus, is integrated into every aspect of the campus mission and supports the education, clinical, research, and outreach activities of six colleges (Graduate School, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.)  Faculty, staff, and students work and study in a stimulating and culturally diverse environment.  The UAMS Library serves the health information needs of the citizens of Pulaski County and provides support to the rest of the state through a network of Regional Center Libraries.  Additional information about UAMS can be found at Information on the beautiful, vibrant city of Little Rock can be found at

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position with rank and salary commensurate with the individual’s education and experience.  


    • Plans and evaluates educational services within the Library (based on ACRL Standards).
    • Collaborates with faculty to identify and deliver course-integrated instruction.
    • Works with library personnel to ensure they are prepared to successfully assist users.
    • Develops educational materials including online tutorials and LibGuides.
    • Expands instructional methods utilizing online meeting spaces (such as CoSpace or IVN) for remote educational sessions.
    • Investigates new technologies; designs and implements new initiatives to improve the delivery of instructional and informational services; and provides training as necessary.
    • Compiles instructional statistics and maintains documentation for educational programs.
    • Contributes to the Education Team and teaches classes
    • Contributes to the Research and Clinical Search Services Team by conducting literature searches and maintaining searching technical skills.
    • Provides departmental coverage, fulfills reference/research requests and consultations.
    • Provides presentations across campus on specific resources.
    • Assists the Outreach Team with exhibits, presentations and classes.
    • Serves on library and university committees.
    • Supports all members of the Liaison Team with educational programming, and acts as liaison to assigned college, department and/or unit.
    • Actively participates in Library’s programs, services and strategic planning processes.
    • Contributes to special projects and department workflow as designated.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in library/information science or equivalent PLUS at least two (2) years of professional experience in an academic library
    • Advanced skill in research, program assessment and evaluation
    • Experience in teaching and/or making public presentations
    • Experience searching literature databases

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Education and/or experience in life sciences
    • Experience with ACRL educational standards
    • Experience searching MEDLINE and other biomedical databases
    • Experience developing educational modules or programs
    • Experience with Camtasia, Blackboard, LibGuides and/or CoSpace
    • Project management and/or team leadership and consensus building experience
    • Experience promoting library resources and educational services via innovative, technology based methods including social media outlets
    • Commitment to continuing professional development and participation in professional activities
    • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) Credentials


    • Ability to work well independently, as part of a team, and as the leader of a team
    • Ability to collaborate with a broad range of health professionals on educational projects
    • Record of participation in scholarly work (e.g. design, implementation, analysis, publication and presentation)
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and written and oral communication ability

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand:   Frequently
    Sit:      Frequently
    Walk:    Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead:    Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight:    11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel:   Occasionally
    Talk:    Frequently
    Hear:  Continuously
    Taste or smell:   Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically:   Continuously
    Physical Environment:   Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level:   Quiet
    Visual Requirements:   Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards:   None


    UAMS has recently instituted an online application process.  Interested candidates should follow the instructions below for submitting their application. 

    NOTE:  The system only allows one document to be uploaded so the cover letter and CV must be in a single document.

    • 1.       Go to
    • 2.       Click on Search Jobs button
    • 3.       Scroll down screen to Job Search
    • 4.       Category – select Faculty from Drop-down box
    • 5.       Position – select Regular Full Time from Drop-down box
    • 6.       Location – select Little Rock from Drop-down box
    • 7.       Click Search button
    • 8.       On following screen, click Assistant/Associate Professor

    To apply, click the button at end of the full job description. 

    Applications can only be accepted via the online submission system.

  • 9 Jan 2019 10:21 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Youth Programmer- Full-time public service position at the Terry Library.  Seeking energetic, team-oriented applicants with strong commitment to public service.  Responsibilities include creating and implementing in-branch and outreach programs for children, tweens and teens, creating displays, printed and digital materials and promotions, answering patron questions, information searching and shelving.  Familiarity with digital devices and resources, ability to do instructional assistance and excellent communication and customer service skills are required.  Familiarity with children’s and teen literature and entertainment materials desirable.  Some evenings and Saturdays required.  Salary $25,625 plus excellent benefits.  Submit application and resume to:  Terry Library Manager; by Friday, January 25.


  • 7 Jan 2019 11:23 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Metadata Librarian for Serials and Electronic Resources

    The Samford University Library is seeking an ambitious and creative individual interested in serving in a Christian university environment to fill the position of Metadata Librarian for Serials and Electronic Resources. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford is the largest privately‐funded and fully‐accredited institution of higher learning in Alabama. The University Library serves the academic community of more than 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 500 teaching faculty. You can learn more about our distinctive university at The librarian in this position reports to the chair of the Cataloging Department, which is composed of three librarians and two staff members. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining comprehensive intellectual control of and access to electronic resources as well as print serials at Samford University Library. Specific duties are listed below.


    • Provides and maintains bibliographic and holdings metadata for library's electronic resources and print serials across multiple platforms including the integrated library system, discovery tool, knowledgebase, link resolver, and OCLC
    • Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves access and content related issues for electronic resources
    • Provides collection and usage statistics for electronic resources
    • Coordinates with the Associate Dean (Chair of Collection Management) in all issues concerning the management of electronic resources and serials
    • Assists the library’s Reference and Research Services department with library and information literacy instruction and participates in the rotation of reference desk staffing for night and weekend coverage
    • Contribute to implementing the mission of Samford University Library across all constituencies and to stay abreast of emerging trends related to e-resources, serials and discovery
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Required qualifications

    • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
    • Library technical services experience with cataloging and serials
    • Knowledge of RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC bibliographic and authority formats; familiarity with a bibliographic utility, preferably OCLC
    • Ability to perform work with accuracy and perseverance; ability to work collaboratively and independently, with initiative and good judgment
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication and presentation skills

    Preferred qualifications

    • Experience with both an integrated library system and an electronic resource management system (The Samford University Library currently uses III’s Sierra and EBSCO’s Full Text Finder)
    • Familiarity with Excel and MarcEdit software
    • Ability to implement and adapt to evolving technology

    Rank and Salary

    Twelve‐month, non‐tenure track, faculty appointment; salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits/vacation package; tuition remission.

    Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the university was founded in 1841 and has more than 5,500 students. Samford is ranked 3rd in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The university is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting.

    Application Procedure

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of documents is required. Candidates should supply a letter of interest, current resume and contact information of three professional references, description of e-resource, serials, and discovery experience:

    Applicants must also complete and submit an “Application for Faculty Position” and “Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” (

    Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement (

    Please submit all materials as a PDF file to:

    Subject: Metadata Librarian

    Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.

  • 7 Jan 2019 11:06 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Full time public service position at the Thompson Library. Candidate will assist in providing leadership to the staff of the Thompson Library, troubleshoot and solve problems, and work to set a positive tone within the library and with the staff. Ability to handle problematic behavior situations with ease and a good attitude is essential. Candidate will take part in adult and youth program planning and coordination. Experience working with adults, children and large groups is preferred. Ability to balance a wide array of tasks that range from management and scheduling to patron and staff support, as well as day to day library operations, is required. Approach to leadership must be collaborative, kind, and team-oriented. Familiarity with technology, digital media, ability to do instructional assistance on devices, and excellent communication and customer service skills are required. Familiarity with popular reading and entertainment materials desirable. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Salary from  $33,675 includes excellent benefits.  Send resume and application with the heading Assistant Branch Manager to: Joe Hudak at  This position closes January 18th. 

  • 7 Jan 2019 11:04 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Full Time public service position at Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe DR, Maumelle, AR 72113.  Responsibilities include coordinating and implementing young adult and adult programming events, checking books in and out, registering patrons for library cards, answering phones, assisting staff and patrons, and supervising staff. Previous supervisory experience desired.  Computer skills and excellent customer service skills are required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Some nights and Saturdays required.  Salary from $33,675 plus excellent benefits.  Please send resume and application to: by January 16, 2019.

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