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  • 5 Oct 2020 8:03 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    JOB POSTING:  4 Faculty/Instructor (Entry Level) Positions at UAMS Library in Little Rock, AR     

    We are excited to announce that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is expanding its Education & Research Services (E&RS) Department and we have just posted 4 new faculty positions at entry/Instructor level. We are looking for individuals with a passion for working in a world-class academic medical environment and a desire to work on a collegial team of experienced, nationally recognized health information professionals.

    Recently we have increased opportunities for extended activities within the fields of outreach, education, research, and clinical areas of UAMS.  As an informationist/librarian with position-specific responsibilities, you will also serve as Liaison to assigned departments, units and colleges. Please note that all new faculty will receive training in the required responsibilities.  Faculty are also mentored in professional development and promotion requirements.  

    UAMS serves all of Arkansas and is the largest academic health sciences center in the state. Our faculty, staff, and students work and study in a stimulating and culturally diverse environment. The UAMS Library serves all missions of UAMS and we are the state’s only Resource Library within the Network of the National Library of Medicine.

    Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas and the largest metropolitan city within the state.  Information on the beautiful, vibrant city of Little Rock can be found at  Arkansas is called the "Natural State" for good reason with 52 state parks and extensive opportunities for hiking, birding, fishing, camping, rock climbing and much more. See more about the diverse geographic regions

    Below are brief descriptions of each but please see the links for the full job descriptions including qualifications. 


    Collaborates with faculty to identify and deliver course-integrated instruction

    Promotes the integration of information resource literacy into the curricula of all UAMS colleges

    Investigates new technologies; designs and implements new initiatives to improve the delivery of instructional and informational services; and provides training as necessary

    Teaches classes on use of biomedical information resources

    Plans and evaluates educational services within the Library  

    Works with library personnel within other departments to ensure they are prepared to successfully assist users and utilize knowledge-based resources

    Develops educational materials including online tutorials and LibGuides

    Utilizes online meeting spaces (such as Zoom or IVN) for remote educational sessions


    Patient rounding in clinical settings to provide health care professionals with evidence-based information resources, services and education

    Promotes and teaches use of Evidence-Based Practice in the healthcare setting

    Assesses and responds to information needs of health care professionals and students in a patient/family centered care environment

    Collaborates with clinical faculty and residents for research and educational needs

    Conducts literature searches

    Works with the Clinical Services Librarian (CSL) to expand the CSL program

    Contributes to the Clinical Services web resources

    Teaches library classes on biomedical information resources

    Attains working knowledge of clinical information technologies

    Collaborates with Patient & Family Resource Center to identify information needs

    Supports hospital nursing staff with research and information requests related to pursuit of magnet status

    Acts as backup to CSL for liaison duties at Arkansas Children’s Hospital


    Teaches biomedical information resources

    Conducts literature searches

    Participates in liaison and outreach activities

    Consults on information resources for projects

    Promotes awareness of library services and resources to affiliated institutions

    Shares responsibilities for Library's social media, plus creates LibGuides (web pages) and tutorials


    Conducts the community and regional outreach activities of the Library

    Works with UAMS Regional Centers around the state and the staff at each to identify information needs, training needs and opportunities for collaborative projects

    Acts as the UAMS Library’s representative to the Network of the National Library of Medicine to promote the resources and services of the National Library of Medicine

    Identifies grant funding for outreach activities & possible collaborations

    Assists with outreach exhibits, presentations and classes

    Serves as the campus liaison for the UAMS College of Public Health

    Note: UAMS uses an online application process and interested candidates should follow the instructions on the website for submitting their applications. The system only allows one document to be uploaded so the cover letter, references and CV must be in a single document

    Applicants interested in being considered for more than one position must submit required materials for each job posting.

    Please share with any interested librarians or health professionals.


    Questions regarding these positions should be directed to:

    Lisa Smith, MLS

    UAMS Library Director 


  • 30 Sep 2020 7:51 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Manages and administers the operation and staff of library branch in Jay. Ensures outstanding customer service is provided to all patrons; serves as an advocate and spokesperson for the branch and the System in the communities.

    Qualifications: MLS/MLIS; or BA/BS and five or more years related library experience; and experience developing programs for library users of all ages. Demonstrated performance in a management position and library coursework.

    Duties include managing the library buildings, staff, and collections using professional principles of the library field. Manager will oversee the successful long term and daily operation of the library including awareness and use of the library facility, staff supervision and training, financial transactions and successful development of good relationships with governmental officials, library friends and volunteers.

    Full-time position: 40 hrs. per week; includes some evenings and Saturdays. Beginning salary $44,366 plus excellent benefits.

    Background check required.

    Applications must be submitted online.

    Applications will be accepted until 11/13/2020.

    Link to position posting: 

  • 10 Sep 2020 11:18 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    We have an opening at the Arkansas State Library for an Administrative Specialist.  This is a terrific opportunity to experience the variety and strong sense of purpose we get to enjoy here at ASL.  The position primarily supports the Director and Business Office, is primary contact for scheduling our meeting rooms, assists with travel requests and reservations, assists in communication with the Board and Arkansas’ public libraries, and a smorgasbord of other tasks.  We’re looking for someone who is very well organized, has excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is comfortable with technology.  Full job description is available on the Arkansas State Jobs website.

    As always, you must apply at the website referenced below to be considered. 

    Please apply at

  • 24 Aug 2020 1:37 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Academic Support Assistant


    The Academic Support Assistant position is a part-time position at South Arkansas Community College, reporting to both the SouthArk Library and the Academic Support Department. This position will be responsible for working in both departments to enhance academic support to students and help provide college-wide training needed to implement instructional technologies and academic support services available at SouthArk effectively. This is an area of particular importance in the post-pandemic world, as online teaching and academic support in an online environment is crucial to help our students maintain and pursue academic success.


    • Answer college-wide inquiries submitted by email, phone or online via our work order system in a professional and timely manner
    • Assist with new student orientation and faculty orientation events
    • Collaborate with SouthArk Library staff and other departments on student engagement and academic support activities
    • Create web-based tutorials related to Blackboard and instructional technology
    • Deliver library classroom orientations in-person or virtually
    • Investigate reported errors and provide solutions related to instructional technology
    • Maintain and develop library modules and content in Blackboard
    • Monitor and respond to online chats in the SouthArk Library website
    • Promote digital resources and tools
    • Provide excellent customer service, at times by remote control of end-user’s computer
    • Provide reference and customer service assistance at the SouthArk Library front desk
    • Respond to queries via phone, email, in-person, etc. involving the SouthArk Library catalog, databases, services, and more
    • Serve as an instructor for Campus Technology
    • Work with students, faculty, and staff to address academic technology needs
    • Other duties as assigned

    Preferred Experience and Qualifications

    • ·       Customer service experience
    • ·       Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • ·       Experience with or proficiency in various technical platforms (list attached)
    • ·       Interest in library and academic support work
    • ·       Reference or technical service in a library setting (academic, public, or school)
    • ·       Willingness to learn
    • ·       Work well as part of a team


    About the SouthArk Library

    The SouthArk Library is both an academic and a community library serving the students, faculty, and staff of South Arkansas Community College, as well as the residents of El Dorado and the surrounding community. Our mission is to serve at the intersection of education, resources, and community. We believe that everyone should have access to the tools and content they need to broaden their horizons, enrich their lives, and provide for their future. The library is a powerful place, and we see our job as helping our students and patrons to harness this power for their future success.

    About the Academic Support Department

    The SouthArk Academic Support Department (formerly Distance Learning) is responsible for providing technological support for SouthArk students and faculty engaged in both traditional and online courses. Our mission is to provide greater access to higher education and to support the effective implementation of emerging technologies in the online environment.

    Anyone interested in this opportunity should email Philip Shackelford, Library Director ( or HR Director Bill Fowler

  • 24 Aug 2020 1:33 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    (Outreach, Programming, and Student Engagement)

    Class Code: C069C


    The Library Technical Reference Specialist (outreach, programming and student engagement) is focused on college and community outreach, programming development, and student engagement. Responsibilities include representing the SouthArk Library at college and community outreach events, such as New Student Orientation, College Night, Outdoor Expo, etc., and developing new outreach opportunities and strategies. This includes internal outreach activities, such as serving as an academic liaison to other college departments, serving as a personal librarian for students, etc., and programming, with responsibilities to plan, coordinate, promote, network, and manage SouthArk library events. Programming duties will include working with new and existing partners to present timely and valuable programming options to the SouthArk community and the public at large. This position also provides reference service, technical support to enable the delivery of library services, and item processing for the print and serials collections. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


    Plan, coordinate, and carry out or oversee student engagement activities, library programs, and outreach efforts. Assist patrons by locating and checking materials or equipment in and out of the library, providing information assistance regarding resources, and answering questions concerning the proper operation and maintenance of equipment. Researches library records and resources to ascertain availability of materials and provides information to library personnel or library patrons. Processes and prepares library materials for cataloging and circulation. Prepares materials for internal and external distribution by stamping or labeling, assigning, and recording inventory information. Maintains written and computer records and files including acquisition, and serials control. May oversee others by training student or part-time employees and reviewing work assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.


    Occasional lifting of heavy books and equipment is required. Some weekend and evening work required.


    Knowledge of basic library procedures and practices. Knowledge of computers and their applications. Ability to operate general office equipment. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to read and follow instructions. Ability to stand and walk for long periods, to move book carts, and lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to stoop, bend, and reach.


    The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a library environment. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.

    Anyone interested in this opportunity should email Philip Shackelford, Library Director ( or HR Director Bill Fowler

  • 17 Aug 2020 2:21 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Philander Smith College is currently accepting applications for the position of Library Technician.

    Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Library Technician, performs duties related to carrying out circulation desk operations such as; open and close the library as needed, assist patrons, maintain library materials and equipment, and maintain the patron database. Greets and assists library users employing effective customer service skills.
    ● Performs circulation services, including: processing overdue & lost material records; assisting patrons in person, computer, and telephone; demonstrating library equipment,
    registering new patrons via the library’s integrated library system (ILS), and keeping statistics.
    ● Assist patrons with technical assistance.
    ● Maintain the patron database in the integrated library system.
    ● Provide reference assistance & information to patrons such as library rules &
    ● Monitors and performs stack maintenance, including shelving of materials, shelf-reading, shifting collections, updating shelf locators, identifying materials for preservation and updating materials.
    ● Respond to the theft detectors.
    ● Perform other duties as assigned.
    Two years college coursework plus two years of experience working in a library or other environment requiring relevant skills and abilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor’s degree and experience working with automated library systems preferred.
    Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of professional recommendations to: . Email
    subject line should include the full name of the position for which you are applying and  documents should be in Word format. You may also mail your information to:

    Philander Smith College
    Attn: Office of Human Resources
    900 Daisy Bates Drive
    Little Rock, AR 72202

    Philander Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or religion. Philander Smith College is a smoke-free and drug-free work environment. Philander
    Smith College participates in E-Verify.

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