The University of Arkansas Libraries seeks a Folk Arts Coordinator to manage a newly-created Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts Program. The Coordinator will have the mission to serve all of the citizens in the State and will work closely with the Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansas State University, who are key partners in developing this Program.
General Duties. The Arkansas Folk Arts Coordinator will be responsible for building networks and partnerships with other cultural agencies in the State and, in particular, assisting the Arkansas Art Council with enlarging its existing performer rosters and programs related to folk and traditional arts. The coordinator will conduct fieldwork in four regions of the State; establish a social media presence for education, communication, outreach, and advocacy; develop proposals and seek funding for new projects or programs, one of which is expected to be a folk arts apprenticeship program; and contribute to the public folklore profession through conferences, research, and meetings.
The office of the Folks Arts Coordinator will be located at Mullins Library on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and the Coordinator will report to the Associate Dean of Libraries. The Coordinator will support the library’s and University’s mission, in part, to support and foster creativity and research. The Coordinator will also respond to the advice of the Arkansas Folklife Advisory Committee consisting of folklorists and arts specialists throughout the State.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Salary and Benefits. Temporary twelve-month, non-classified, non-faculty position (Research Associate). Salary: $40,000. 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 September 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. For full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/29299. When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Dean for HR 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 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.
Position: Library Director
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This is highly responsible administrative work involving the direction of a broad range of public library functions.
Work involves responsibility for the management of a public library collection and for the provision of library services to patrons and community organizations. Duties include policy recommendation, departmental planning, and direction and administration of library activities. The position is also invested with making the most difficult library technical decisions. The work requires thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Supervises the library staff, directly or through appropriate delegation, to create a harmonious team environment.
2. Evaluates and administers library programs such as circulation, reference, reader’s advisory services, children’s services, community services and public information.
3. Directs the development and maintenance of the library’s collection of books, periodicals, records, films, tapes and a variety of other library materials.
4. Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the Library building(s).
5. Provides staff support to the Library Board by assisting with meetings, preparing reports, and implementing policy decided by the Board.
6. Prepares and presents library budget proposal for approval, and monitors and approves expenditures from the official operating budget.
7. Confers with State agencies, other public libraries, corporations, and community groups in the development of library programs for the City and assists in coordinating interlibrary program efforts.
8. Provides reference and reader’s advisory services on a regular schedule to library patrons as supervisor of that department.
9. Directs the training of library staff in technical and administrative library skills.
10. Develops short-term and long-range goals and plans for collections, services, and programs in keeping with the library’s mission and operating policies; studies and plans development of library services to meet present and future community needs.
11. Responsible for selection of all materials.
12. Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for superiors, the Library Board, and others as designated.
13. Develop good patron relations by creating a high level of service and support to users.
14. Direct day to day operations of the library to ensure that the basic mission of the library is fulfilled.
15. Directs and participates in personnel actions such as hiring, termination, assignment, evaluation, and labor relations.
16. Develop programs and provide an aggressive public relations program to promote the library.
17. Compile annual report for Arkansas State Library and Bella Vista Public Library.
18. Attend the American Library Association and Arkansas Library Association Conferences and meetings as the budget permits.
19. Drafts and recommends policy to the Library Board and plans for the implementation of public library goals and objectives.
20. Works with the Friends of the Library organization in promoting the library before the community.
Other Duties:This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions.
2. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to a public library.
3. Thorough knowledge of standard library principles and practices and concepts of freedom of speech, copyright, collection development, weeding, patron confidentiality, censorship and other library issues.
4. Thorough knowledge of using an Integrated Library System.
5. Thorough knowledge of contemporary bibliographic-maintenance standards and practice, including Anglo-American cataloging rules, Dewey Decimal Classification System, Library of Congress subject headings, and OCLC/MARC records.
6. Thorough ability in oral and written communications.
7. Thorough ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.
8. Thorough ability to make decisions in an environment of limited resources.
Leadership Competency Skills and Abilities:1. The ability to experience and relate to thoughts, emotions or experiences of others.
2. The ability to understand others clearly without bias.
3. The ability to communicate ideas effectively with a group verbally.
4. The ability to articulate a written message in a clear and compelling manner.
5. The ability to treat others fairly.
6. The ability to connect with others in a positive way.
7. The ability to convince others to change their actions, decisions, opinions and thinking.
8. The ability to constructively facilitate agreements between people.
9. The ability to address and resolve the contradictory interests or values of multiple parties.
10. The ability to work cooperatively with others to achieve group objectives.
11. The ability to facilitate and support the professional growth of others.
12. The ability to consistently build long-term relationships with key stakeholders of the Library.
Minimum Qualifications:1. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution required.
2. Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience as a librarian in a public library.
3. Five (5) years of supervisory experience.
4. Position requires day, evening and weekend hours.
5. Access to transportation
6. Valid driver’s license.
Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently life and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee will frequently engage in keyboarding (typing) and operating a personal computer.
Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. There may be periodic to frequent interruptions by phone or in person.
The City of Bella Vista is an At-Will Employer.
Job closes 9/17/18.
Must have proven leadership ability with a minimum of two years of management experience. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies (including city and county governments) and the general public. Must have proficient business computer skills. Must be able to think strategically and have planning experience including development of operating budget. Must have an understanding of emerging technologies, including social media. Must have an understanding of financial management including the recording of financial transactions. Must have experience reporting to a governing board. Must pass background check and drug screen. Must reside in Crittenden County.
Pay is $28,000 - $30,000.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application be
e-mailed or faxed to you. Completed applications and resumes must be returned to Judge Woody Wheeless’ office at the Courthouse in Marion:
Crittenden County Courthouse
Attn: Judge Woody Wheeless
100 Court Square
Marion, AR 72364
Job duties include (but not limited to):
The Volunteer Coordinator will serve as the coordinator/conduit for all volunteers and volunteer activities across the Central Arkansas Library System. The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit and manage volunteers for the system including volunteers for FOCAL, Next Chapter and other groups. The Volunteer Coordinator will work to coordinate volunteer opportunities with branches and programs and create and participate in community outreach opportunities for the Library. The Volunteer Coordinator will manage renewal and membership activities related to volunteers, report annual statistics, plan and host in-service for branch volunteer coordinator and others, create and maintain volunteer handbook and policies. Excellent communication, great customer service skills and the ability to organize and prioritize are a must. Salary starts at $40,913 will excellent benefits. If you are interested, please submit a resume with the heading: Volunteer Coordinator to email@example.com by August 30, 2018.
The Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University seeks a motivated and forward thinking individual for the newly created position of Metadata Librarian. This position will be vital in helping the Library develop digital collections and ensure that our unique and special collections are usable and discoverable via a wide variety of tools.
The successful candidate will work primarily with the Library’s special collections, but also with other materials that require original cataloging. They will act to ensure that the Library adheres to current metadata and cataloging standards and will be integral in helping define and investigate the evolution of metadata. The Metadata Librarian will supervise two Cataloging personnel and report to the Library Director.
The Dean B. Ellis Library is currently engaged in a planning process that may result in changes to the library’s current organizational structure.
Librarians organize and administer the functions of a library or information center and provide a variety of training, referral, or information services.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Other Duties (5%)
MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.
A record of experience in original cataloging and metadata.
Demonstrated knowledge of RDA, LCSH and LC classification, and MARC and non-MARC metadata formats and standards.
Proficiency, or willingness to become proficient, in the application of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) in the creation of archival metadata.
Ability to edit and modify externally generated metadata.
Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team environments, as well as independently.
Experience using cataloging resources including, but not limited to, an integrated library system, OCLC Connexion and MarcEdit.
Working knowledge of ArchivesSpace.
Supervisory experience; ability to motivate staff, set priorities, and lead projects.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Participation in state and national library networks is encouraged. Membership and participation in local, state and national professional organizations is expected.
Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
Demonstrated abilities in technical services, reference, library instruction, and/or use of internet resources
Commitment to patron services and active learning
Experience with an integrated, web-based, library system
To apply for this position, please click https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/dispatcher/servlet/DispatcherServlet?org=ARKASTAT2&act=redirectCws&cws=40&redirectUrl=%2Fats%2Fcareers%2Frequisition.jsp%3Frid%3D22951%26org%3DARKASTAT2%26cws%3D40
Library Director - Lubbock, Texas1625 13th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79401
Deadline for first review of applications: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Lubbock, known as the “The Hub City”, is situated at the center of the scenic South Plains, between the Permian Basin and Texas Panhandle. Lubbock covers more than 125 square miles and is home to 250,000 residents who enjoy the opportunities of a major metropolitan area with the friendly hospitality and charm of a small community. The City of Lubbock is a Home Rule city operating with a Council-Manager form of government.
The City of Lubbock seeks an energetic, resourceful, and customer-focused professional to be its Library Director. The ideal candidate must hold a master’s degree in library science or a closely related field and have five years of experience, including two years of supervisory experience, in library operations. An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills will be considered.
Please apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches
For more information on this position contact:
Chester Nolen, Vice PresidentStrategic Government Resources
The Central Arkansas Library System seeks a full-time Director of Facilities and Operations. The Director of Facilities and Operations is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and physical appearance of all library system buildings and grounds (approximately 500,000 sq. over 20 buildings in two counties in Central Arkansas) ensuring that the buildings are maintained in a safe, attractive, and clean condition. Responsibilities include supervising the maintenance, security, housekeeping, and landscape department managers, collaborating with administration, department managers and branch managers regarding facility needs, recommending associated actions, and overseeing projects (e.g. site repairs/construction, preventative maintenance, etc.) to ensure completion within established time frames, project design, and budget. Interested candidate should have a broad knowledge of such fields as accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, etc., plus 5 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Great customer service skills and the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines required. Salary will depend on experience and includes excellent benefits. To apply, please send resume and application with the subject line: Director of Facilities and Operations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 17th.
Access Services Evening SupervisorKent LibraryFull-Time, Full Benefits
10 Month Professional Position; Working Sunday-Thursday from 3:00 pm to Midnight (work August – May and off June – July)
Kent Library’s Access Services provides student, faculty, staff and community guest user services. The unit ensures safe and secure spaces for users, staff and library collections. Access Services is responsible for opening, staffing, and closing the building, and for user and staff safety and security during regular and extended hours. Day-to-day Access Services operations include: providing courteous, friendly user services; assisting users in finding information; facilitating user access to library resources and lending/borrowing activities; managing user access to interlibrary loan materials; communicating with faculty about course reserves; implementing and modeling unit policies and procedures; training and supervising unit employees; and organizing and maintaining the Library’s circulating collections. Access Services staff may be required to work during poor weather conditions as Kent Library is considered an essential university service.
As a public regional university, Southeast Missouri State University seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success and who are able to contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 17, 2018. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
To Apply: Submit the following items online at:
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 five colleges, 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,000. Southeast is a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees and participates 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
Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library
Position: Full-Time Library Specialist I / II
Grade 14 or Grade 17
Specialist I: $12.73 – $19.08 per hour, DOE
Specialist II: $16.03 – $24.04 per hour, DOE
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Works under the supervision of the Reference Librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission.
Responsibilities for this position include cataloging of adult materials, weeding and inter-library loans, as well as other administrative support duties.
Additionally, performs routine desk duties, including but not limited to: issues and updates library cards, tenders money, checks out materials, provides reference/information and readers’ advisory services, plus technology help to the general public.
Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. Other duties may be assigned; attendance is required of the position. A complete job description is available upon request.
One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional résumé.
Completed applications and résumés should be submitted:
City of Bentonville, Human Resources
117 West Central Avenue
Bentonville, AR 72712
FAX: (479) 271-5913
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please note, submission of an application and/or résumé does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City’s Employment site.
The Central Arkansas Library System is hiring a full time Project Coordinator, a 15 month grant funded position, to coordinate a city wide campaign to encourage more organizations to use federal programs to feed underserved children. In conjunction with an advisory board composed of representatives of partnering organizations, the Coordinator is responsible for managing, organizing, and coordinating a wide variety of functions and performing various administrative and technical duties in support of the program. Essential duties include help plan, develop and implement all aspects of the program, maintain appropriate program and fiscal records in compliance with federal and state requirements. Candidate must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals and community organizations, be highly organized, have strong oral and written communication skills, be able to work independently with a high level of efficiency and consistency. Candidate must have reliable transportation to make site visits to the service areas. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Human Services or a related field with at least two years of related work experience or a high school diploma with at least six years of related work experience. The starting annual salary is $47,112 with excellent benefits. The time period for the position will be 15 months – through Dec. 2019. Interested candidates should send application and resume with subject line: Project Coordinator to Candace White at email@example.com by Friday, August 10, 2018.
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