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  • 2 May 2024 11:55 AM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMMER – The Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a full-time (40 hrs. per week) Teen & Adult Programmer to work weekday hours, with some evenings and Saturdays at the Williams Library (1800 Chester St., Little Rock, AR, 72206). The candidate should be energetic, flexible, and team-oriented with a strong commitment to public service to create and implement programs for teens and adults, while working in a diverse and inclusive environment. Responsibilities include planning in-branch and outreach programs for teens and adults, creating displays, designing printed and digital materials and promotions, working public service desk, answering patron questions, information searching, shelving and assisting with after school crowd control. Excellent communication, technology and customer service skills are required. Must be able to work well with all age groups, and cooperatively with staff and public. Experience with teen programming and familiarity with literature and popular media desirable. Spanish language skills a plus, but not required. Pay starts at $16.47 and includes excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off and holiday pay. Submit application and resume to Latina Sheard at, with the header Teen & Adult Programmer. Position open until filled.

  • 2 May 2024 9:25 AM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    DIGITAL RESOURCES PROGRAMMER – Full-time (40 hours/week) public service position in the Information Services Department at the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System. Essential duties include designing, planning, and implementing programs and outreach services for adults focused on research databases, eBook and audio book services (Libby, Hoopla, etc.), and other digital services available through CALS. Additional duties include conducting tours and staffing public service desks including the computer lab, research desk, and our system-wide telephone and chat service. Must have exceptional technology skills and knowledge of a wide variety of software and digital devices. Candidate must be able to provide instructional assistance in person and remotely. Candidate must possess strong customer-service, problem-solving, and communication skills. An ideal candidate will be flexible, possess an easy-going attitude, and have an enthusiasm for working with diverse patrons and staff. Must be able to stand long periods of time, push and pull at least 50 lbs., lift, squat, and work some nights and weekends. Occasional travel to other branches and locations within the service area will be required. Salary range starts at $16.47 and includes excellent benefits, such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay. Please send application and resume to Sarah Mallory at with “Digital Resources Programmer” in the subject line. Position open until filled.

  • 25 Apr 2024 4:31 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)
    •  PCLS Children’s Librarian (Russellville)- Full-time

      The Pope County Library System (PCLS) is accepting applications for a full time Children’s Librarian at the headquarters library in Russellville.  The Children’s Librarian typically works Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; however, this position must also be available to work additional evening and Saturday work shifts as programming needs dictate.  The Children’s Librarian reports to the Branch Manager.

      PCLS serves all ages, from pre-K to senior citizens.  The Children’s Librarian is responsible for creating and implementing inclusive programming for children aged pre-K to 12 and their families.   

      Special Conditions of Employment

      Valid AR Driver’s license and acceptable driving record based on standards established by the Pope County Library System Library Board. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Must be able to work in a sometimes noisy and fast-paced environment. Drug testing and background check are required. This job is not eligible for telework or working from home.

      Technology Requirement

      Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products. Experience working with Canva and/or creating marketing materials (flyers, announcements, calendar of events, etc.) is preferred. Must have experience using social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.  Must have the ability and willingness to learn new technologies and software.

      Job Duties

    • ·      Create inclusive, engaging, and relevant programming for children aged pre-k to 12 and their families.
    • ·      Responsible for supervising part-time staff members.
    • ·      Responsible for the creation of marketing materials to promote children’s programs, events, and special services; contributes posts, advertising, and marketing materials for PCLS social media pages.
    • ·      Responsible for the selection of materials for the Children’s Collection.
    • ·      Responsible for seeking and maintaining collaborative partnerships within the community.
    • ·      Facilitates library events and services for children, including finding special guests and speakers for programs and events, both at the Headquarters Library and at offsite locations such as the local school district.  
    • ·      Represents the Library System at special events within the community, festivals, school visits, and other outreach services as needed.
    • ·      Assists the Outreach Department as needed with creating and implementing programing to engage Homeschool families.
    • ·      Helps to develop and implement all PCLS polices regarding children.
    • ·      Takes part in Collection Development: attends meetings, helps to develop policy, and reviews materials.
    • ·      Provides users with general information on library services and programs.
    • ·      Uses library automated circulation system to circulate materials to library users, places holds, and registers new patrons.
    • ·      Locates, retrieves, and shelves materials throughout the library.
    • ·      Assists patrons in locating appropriate library materials.
    • ·      Maintains good relations with public and staff.
    • ·      Other duties as assigned.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Previous experience working in libraries, education, and/or childcare.  Candidate should enjoy working with and teaching children.  The ideal candidate will be outgoing, organized, and have the ability to work in an environment that is sometimes noisy and fast-paced.


    To apply, visit to download and complete an application. Email application (resume and cover letter are also encouraged but not required) to and

  • 25 Apr 2024 4:30 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)



    Department: Russellville Headquarters


    Job title:

    YA Librarian

    Reports to:

    Russellville Branch Manager & Outreach Services Librarian


    Job purpose


    The Young Adult Librarian is responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating all library programs and services related to teens and young adults.   


    Duties and responsibilities


    • I.               Leadership & Professionalism

    A.     Develop and demonstrate leadership skills in identifying the unique needs of teens and young adults and then advocating for these needs within the library system and surrounding community.

    B.    Develop and demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and ethical behavior.

    C.    Plan for personal and professional growth and career development.

    D.    Encourage young adults to become lifelong library users by helping them to discover what libraries offer, how to use library resources, and how libraries can assist them in actualizing their overall growth and development.

    E.    Develop and supervise formal youth participation, such as teen advisory groups, recruitment of teen volunteers, and opportunities for employment.

    F.     Implement mentoring methods to attract, develop, and train part-time programming staff members in how to work successfully with young adults.

    • II.                Knowledge of Client Group

                A.  Become familiar with the developmental needs of young adults in order
                     to provide the most appropriate resources and services.

    B.    Keep up to date with popular culture and technological advances that interest young adults.

    C.     Demonstrate an understanding of, and a respect for, diverse cultural, religious, and ethnic values.

    D.    Identify and meet the needs of patrons with special needs.

    • III.              Communication, Marketing, & Outreach

    A.    Form appropriate professional relationships with young adults, providing them with the assistance, assets, and resiliency factors that they need to develop into caring, competent adults.

    B.    Develop relationships and partnerships with other youth-serving professionals in the community by establishing regular communication and by taking advantage of opportunities to meet in person.

    C.    Be an advocate for young adults and effectively promote the role of the library in serving young adults, demonstrating that the provision of services to this group can help young adults achieve success, and in turn create a stronger community.

    D.    Work with the Marketing Librarian to design, implement, and evaluate a strategic marketing plan for promoting young adult services in the library, schools, youth-serving agencies and the community at large.

    E.    Establish an environment in the library wherein all staff serve young adults with courtesy and respect, and all staff are encouraged to promote programs and services for young adults.

    F.    Work with the Outreach Services Librarian to identify young adult interests and groups underserved or not yet served by the library, including at-risk teens, those with disabilities, non-English speakers, etc., as well as those with special or niche interests.

    G.   Promote young adult library services directly to young adults through school visits, library tours, etc., and through engaging their parents, educators and other youth-serving community partners.


    • IV.             Administration

    A.     Develop a strategic plan for library service with young adults based on their unique needs.

    B.     Design and conduct community analysis and needs assessment as needed.

    C.    Design activities to involve young adults in planning and decision-making.

    D.     Identify resources (staff, materials, facilities, funding) that will improve library service to young adults.

    E.    Document statistics on young adult programs and activities so as to contribute to institutional and professional memory.

    F.     Develop and manage services that utilize the skills, talents, and resources of young adults in the school or community.

    • V.               Knowledge of Materials
    1.  Meet the informational and recreational needs of young adults through the development of an appropriate collection for all types of readers and non-readers.

    2. Develop a collection development policy that supports and reflect the needs and interests of young adults and is consistent with the PCLS mission and policies.

    3. Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of literature for and by young adults in traditional and emerging formats.

    4. Develop a collection of materials from a broad range of selection sources, and for a variety of reading skill levels, that encompasses all appropriate formats, including, but not limited to, media that reflect varied and emerging technologies, and materials in languages other than English.

    5. Serve as a knowledgeable resource to schools in the community as well as parents and caregivers on materials for young adults.
    • VI.            Access to Information
    1. Utilize current merchandising and promotional techniques to attract and invite young adults to use the collection.

    2. Provide access to specialized information (i.e., community resources, work by local youth, etc.)

    3. Formally and informally instruct young adults in basic research skills, including how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively.

    4. Be an active partner in the development and implementation of technology and electronic resources to ensure young adults’ access to knowledge and information.

    5. Maintain awareness of ongoing technological advances and how they can improve access to information for young adults.
    • VII.          Services
    1. Plan, promote, implement, and evaluate all library programs and services related to teens and young adults.
    2. Work with PCLS Homeschool Connection and Outreach Services to design and implement programs for home educated teens.
    3. Identify and plan services with young adults in non-traditional settings, such as home-school settings, alternative education, foster care programs, and detention facilities.

    4. Provide a variety of informational and recreational services to meet the diverse needs and interests of young adults and to direct their own personal growth and development.

    5. Continually identify trends and pop-culture interests of young people to inform and direct their recreational collection and programming needs.

    6. Instruct young adults in basic information gathering, research skills and information literacy skills - including those necessary to evaluate and use electronic information sources - to develop life-long learning habits.

    1. Actively involve young adults in planning and implementing services and programs for their age group through advisory boards, task forces, and by less formal means (i.e., surveys, one-on-one discussion, focus groups, etc.)

    2. Create an environment that embraces the flexible and changing nature of young adults’ entertainment, technological and informational needs.


    Other duties as assigned. 



    • One or more years of professional experience in a library setting, with supervisory experience preferred or
    • Five years teaching secondary (7th through 12th) level.
    • Experience in working with young adults, ages 13 to 18, is required.

    Working conditions

    A busy, vibrant library whose patrons represent a socially, culturally, and economically diverse community. Duties are performed both indoors in an office environment and outside. Hazards are considered minor and controllable but may include exposure to human error. Must have a heart for serving the public.

    Physical requirements

    Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to read and follow directions. The noise level is usually moderate.

    Direct reports

    Teen & Adult Programming Clerks and Volunteers




    Approved by:


    Pope County Library Board of Trustees

    Date approved:

    January 16, 2013

    Reviewed &/or Revised:

    February 21st, 2024

  • 25 Apr 2024 4:26 PM | DeAnna Dillon (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 ideal candidate must have good interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse staff and community, and have the ability to administer all library functions within established goals, guidelines, and policies. They should have knowledge of current and emerging library technologies and e-rate. The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic, ambitious, flexible, capable of setting and meeting goals and deadlines, and personable. They must reside in Jackson County. Must be able to travel to meetings, events, and conferences using personal transportation.

    Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and willingness to attain a Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, 2+ years of supervisory experience, and 3+ years of work in a library setting. Preferred qualifications include a Master of Library Science degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited school and 5 years of work in a library setting.  

    If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, and references to or mail them to the Jackson County Library, 213 Walnut St, Newport, AR 72112. This position will be open until May 15, 2024.


    This position provides leadership and advocacy for the Jackson County Library, its staff, and its patrons. Responsibilities include supervising 3 employees, overseeing all library operations, planning and hosting programs for the public, preparing and circulating marketing for the library, overseeing a budget of approximately $300,000 annually, and maintaining library policies and procedures based on accepted standards, best practices, and legal compliancy.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    Customer Service: Maintain excellent patron service by interacting with patrons, occasionally by working at the circulation desk. Lead and promote excellent customer service to all library customers and staff. Represent the library and establish relations with outside vendors. Maintain employee and patron confidentiality according to state and federal laws.

    Supervision and Leadership: Oversee all aspects of the main library and branch location. Regularly draft and update policies, procedures, job descriptions, and any other documents as needed. Communicate any changes and ensure they are being followed correctly. Hold regular staff meetings and regularly work closely with staff members. Represent the Library through leadership in community organizations. Commitment to professional growth and development including professional organizations at the state and national levels. Work on future planning for library services by acquiring knowledge of trends in service opportunities.

    Finances: Prepare budgets and necessary supporting documentation for the board. Work closely with bookkeeper to ensure accurate accounting. Prepare documentation for the legislative audit annually.

    Personnel: Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining, and terminating employees. Ensure the library is compliant with local, state, and/or national laws with regards to all applicable Human Resource issues including record keeping, employment practices, and benefits.

    Collection Development and Maintenance: Responsible for preparing and adhering to collection development policy. Handle majority of collection purchases and maintain purchase budget. Oversee maintenance of catalog of over 35,000 items and supervise additions and changes.

    Marketing and Public Relations: Prepare and circulate marketing materials for library events and services. Oversee library’s Facebook page and website.

    Salary and Benefits:

    The starting salary for this position is based on experience and education. The library provides 100% employer paid health insurance. Sick leave and vacation leave are included in the benefits package.

    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 frequently required to talk, hear, stand, sit, walk, bend, stoop, reach with hands and/or arms, and use hands and fingers to handle items. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, climb, and balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds; and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • 18 Apr 2024 6:04 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    BOOKMOBILE MANAGER – Full-time 40 hours/week public service position for Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72211. Seeking a motivated, enthusiastic people-person with excellent driving and social skills. Candidate will spend 2-5 days per week on the road, delivering library services to remote and unincorporated parts of Pulaski and Perry Counties via the "CALS Cruiser" (bookmobile) van. The ability to connect with people of all ages and all walks of life is an essential element to this service-oriented position. Duties include driving the equipped van on a regular monthly route, setting up the van and its services for public access, assisting patrons in acquiring library cards and checking materials in and out, and keeping the van collection organized and the van maintained. In addition, accompanying outreach teams to events and assisting with those efforts will be a big part of this job. Digital literacy is essential for assisting patrons with digital materials and devices. ALA accredited MLS degree desired, but not required. Must have and maintain a valid AR driver's license. Must be willing to learn basic vehicle maintenance practices and procedures and be able to push and pull up to 50 lbs. This job requires lots of movement in and out of a vehicle and significant time driving as well as significant time standing. Occasional weekend shifts may be required. The pay starts at $44,158. Holiday pay, PTO, and generous benefits package includes health, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay. To apply, please send application and resume to with the heading Bookmobile Manager. Last day to apply is April 30, 2024.

  • 18 Apr 2024 6:04 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    BRANCH MANAGER – The Central Arkansas Library System seeks a full-time Branch Manager for the Amy Sanders Library (10200 Johnson Dr, Sherwood, AR 72120). An ALA-accredited MLS, current work toward an MLS, or the equivalent of a four-year college degree plus three years related experience and/or training is required. Previous related management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must possess strong customer service skills and enthusiasm for working with a diverse population of all ages. Supervisory, leadership, and project management skills are required, along with an open-minded and progressive approach to library service. Strong local community involvement is essential. Responsibilities include oversight of all daily library operations, staff supervision and training as well as hiring and evaluation, cash handling, and scheduling. Knowledge of electronic information services and library technology is essential. Spanish language skills highly desirable. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. Salary starts at $55,307/yr. plus outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off and holiday pay. Send application and resume to with the heading Sanders Branch Manager in the subject line. Last day to apply is April 30, 2024.

  • 11 Apr 2024 3:10 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    The Green Forest Library is seeking a new Director. Could this be you?
    This opportunity is perfect for someone looking to enjoy small town life
    in the Arkansas Ozarks, including a 35-hour work week for a healthy
    work-life balance, easy access to both the Springfield, MO and
    Bentonville/Rogers/Fayetteville, AR metropolitan areas as well as
    popular vacation destinations like the Buffalo National River, Branson,
    and Eureka Springs. This position allows for the exercise of creative
    and compassionate leadership as the library strives to extend its reach
    and impact in a diverse community. A great benefit package is included,
    with 100% of the cost of health insurance covered by Carroll County.

    Minimum requirements are:

    ·         Completion of studies earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor
    of Science from a 4-year institution of higher education

    ·         Excellent communication skills

    ·         Experience with the public

    ·         Extensive knowledge of computers and computer programs

    ·         Good managerial skills

    ·         Adept at long-range planning and budgeting

    For more information and to apply, go to:

    This position is open until filled.

  • 11 Apr 2024 3:09 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    Library Center of the Ozarks 

    Children’s Services Supervisor Are you creative, energetic, and innovative? Then the Library Center of the Ozarks wants you to join its team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about providing excellent library services to children and families and excited about new challenges. ▪ Provide excellent customer service to patrons, primarily children and caregivers, by assisting them with reference, readers' advisory, and general computer questions. ▪ Design, promote, present, and evaluate a variety of programs for children of all ages, based on their developmental needs and interests and the goals of the library. ▪ Develop and maintain the children's collections by reviewing, evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and withdrawing materials. ▪ Instructs patrons, primarily children, in the use of library materials, databases, and online catalog. ▪ Promotes children’s programs and services to community agencies, advocates, and citizen groups. ▪ Maintains discipline and order in the children’s department. ▪ Gathers and compiles data for reports and prepares statistical and analytical reports of children’s activities. ▪ Organize, maintain, and purchase appropriate supplies. ▪ Performs other related and assigned duties as required. Specific knowledge and skills required: ▪ Ability to relate well with children and be comfortable working with children individually and in groups. ▪ Knowledge of authors, titles, and reading interests of children. ▪ Knowledge of childhood development and learning stages. ▪ Knowledge of library materials, services, and operations for children. ▪ Knowledge of emerging information and library technologies for children. ▪ Ability to deliver quality library children's programs and services to the community. ▪ Ability to exercise initiative, leadership, and independent judgment. ▪ Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, and meet deadlines. Education and Experience: ▪ Master’s degree in library science is required. ▪ Experience working with children is required. ▪ Experience planning and implementing a variety of programs for children from birth to 12 years is required. ▪ Supervisory experience is required. ▪ Public Library experience is preferred. Physical Demands ▪ Performs bending, squatting, kneeling, and reaching from floor level to a height of 6 feet. ▪ Displays good coordination and mobility. ▪ Routine lifting and handling of library materials weighing up to 30 pounds. ▪ Ability to stand for extended periods of time. ▪ Ability to perform work at a computer terminal for extended periods. Reporting Structure ▪ Reports to Library Director Salary range: $45,000 - $55,000 Please email a resume and cover letter to

  • 19 Mar 2024 3:17 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    YOUTH PROGRAMMER – The Central Arkansas Library System is in search of a full-time (40 hrs/week) outstanding, outgoing individual to lead and coordinate children and youth activities at the Main Library in the Youth Services Department. The Youth Programmer is a public service position with responsibilities to include planning and actively carrying out a variety of activities for children and families both inside the library and out in the community. Activities include storytime, crafting, afterschool events, and other creative endeavors. This job also involves introducing and suggesting books and authors that promote early literacy to families, as well as working with the Be Mighty afterschool food distribution program and assisting with day-to-day tasks performed by library staff. Assistance with front desk duties, excellent customer service skills, and technology assistance, along with working every other Saturday on a rotating schedule, is required. Pay starts at $16.47 per hour with excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay.  Please send resume and application to Cyndi Barron-Harris at with Youth Programmer in the subject line. Position opened until filled.

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