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  • 4 Nov 2021 9:36 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Somerville-Fayette County Public Library, just east of Memphis in Southwest Tennessee, is seeking a Library Director to oversee daily operations for a Level 4 library with a service population of 41,620 and a staff of four.

    To apply, go to:


    The Library Director will receive supervision from the Library Board of Trustees, follow and abide by County governance and general guidance from the Regional Library Director. The Director shall comply with policies and procedures established by the Library Board.


    This is a full-time salaried position. The Library Director will accomplish the following:

    • Serve as the Library’s executive officer and manage daily operations
    • Hire and manage staff and volunteers; handle terminations if necessary
    • Prepare the annual budget draft, oversee payroll, receive and expend funds, and maintain accurate financial records; deliver invoices to County Budget Office
    • Prepare Board meeting agendas and necessary reports; attend Board meetings
    • Assist the Board with long-range planning and policy development
    • Select materials for all media and all age groups
    • Attend and present at County Commissioners’ meetings when needed
    • Participate in regional library continuing education events and webinars for required CE credits

    This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The Library Board reserves the right to revise or change position duties if the need arises.


    • EDUCATION – A master’s degree in Library Science is preferred. A bachelor’s degree and significant public library experience will be considered.

    • EXPERIENCE – At least five years of library experience is preferred. Previous supervisory experience is also preferred.

    The starting salary for this position is $35,000 to $38,500, depending on experience. The benefit package includes health/dental insurance and participation in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.

    Interested candidates should send completed applications and resumes to The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

  • 3 Nov 2021 1:37 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Type of Position:


    Workstudy Position:


    Job Type:


    Work Shift:

    Day Shift (United States of America)

    Sponsorship Available:


    Institution Name:

    University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

    The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

    Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

    Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

    If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.


    Library Services

    Department's Website:

    Summary of Job Duties:The Student Success Librarian will work closely with librarians, faculty, and university partners to lead and develop library services that support student success, recruitment, and retention. At the heart of this position is a chance to harness evidence from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. This position will support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement in this library faculty position. The position reports to the Director of the Boreham Library.


    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Master’s Degree in Library Science, or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association or receipt of MLS/MLIS by start date.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • One (1) or more years’ experience in an academic library setting; knowledge in the assessment of teaching and educational programs and best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.
    • Experience in outreach and marketing to students and faculty.
    • Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to conduct scholarly research.   

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.
    • Ability to work with undergraduates of diverse ages, as well as from socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
    • Strong commitment to service excellence.
    • Knowledge of LibGuides software or other web development tools.
    • Designing learning objects skills, such as tutorials and videos.
    • Ability to work with learning management systems, such as Blackboard.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community.
    • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands. 

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Provides in-person and online research assistance and instruction.
    • Develops library research guides and instructional materials.
    • Collaborates with faculty to develop and offer customized, course-integrated instruction.
    • Collaborates with librarians and university partners to integrate library collections and services into learning management systems.
    • Serves as collection development liaison to designated academic departments.
    • Participates in the libraries’ student engagement programs and outreach activities.
    • Coordinates assessment of library student success initiatives and participates in the assessment of university-wide initiatives.
    • Serves on library and university committees and task forces.
    • Collaborates with other university units in support of student success, recruitment, and retention initiatives. 
    • Engages in scholarship relevant to the position and to service as a librarian.   
    Salary Information:


    Required Documents to Apply:

    Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

    Optional Documents:

    Proof of Veteran Status

    Additional Information:

    Working Relationships: This position reports directly to the Director of Library Services; Works with students on a daily basis; Works closely with librarians and library staff; Works with university faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as student groups and organizations. 

    List Employees Supervised:  

    Special Job Dimensions: Spends majority of time indoors; Works with standard office equipment; Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

    Recruitment Contact Information:HR 479-788-7080

    All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

    Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

    Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

    This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, 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.

    Constant Physical Activity:

    Frequent Physical Activity:

    Occasional Physical Activity:

    Benefits Eligible:


    To apply, go to

  • 1 Nov 2021 6:57 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Faulkner County Library is seeking an Assistant Director, hopefully to be in place before Judy Lovell retires on New Year's Eve. Applicants may apply via Workforce Services through November 9th at this link.

    Minimum 18 yrs. of age or older.  Must pass background check and drug screen.  Must have four year degree or equivalent experience resulting in broad knowledge of a field related to  the job, such as accounting, marketing, business administration, agriculture, etc., plus 3 years related experience and/or training, and 2 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

    Job Duties include:

    With the Library Director, manages all aspects of the headquarters of the County Library System and its branch libraries.  Serves as the primary bookkeeper, paying vendors and processing employee timesheets. 

    Pay is $50,690.00 per year.

    Faulkner County provides health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as retirement through Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (APERS). 

    A full job description is available at Workforce Services, or by emailing the person below:

    John McGraw

    Director, Faulkner County Library System


  • 28 Oct 2021 8:30 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Education and Research Services (ERS) Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is seeking an Academic Health Sciences Librarian/Informationist (AHSL/I)  to join our team. We are looking for an individual 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 a librarian/informationist with position-specific responsibilities, the AHSL/I serves as Liaison to assigned departments, units and colleges. Please note that all new faculty 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.

    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

    To view full job description and to apply visit:


  • 25 Oct 2021 7:04 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

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    Genealogy and Local History Specialist/Librarian

    The Fort Smith Public Library is seeking a team-oriented, customer-focused, highly knowledgeable professional to provide leadership for the Barbara Jones Walker Genealogy and Arkansas History Department at the Fort Smith Public Library.  

    The Genealogy Specialist/Librarian is responsible for managing all aspects of the library’s genealogy and local history department including services to the public, programming, collection development, preservation, and digitization of print materials.

    This position also supervises support staff and ensures a proactive, customer service-focused environment serving both internal and external customers.  The person in this position works under the supervision of the library director and assistant director.  As a member of the library’s leadership team, the Genealogy Specialist/Librarian also works with the library’s department heads and branch managers on library-wide projects, issues, and initiatives.



    ·         A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.  A combination of professional experience, education, and extensive knowledge of the field may be accepted in lieu of a 4-year degree

    ·         Demonstrated experience with genealogy research and knowledge of genealogy research techniques, approaches, and resources
    ·         Knowledge of special collections and preservation of historical materials


    ·         A master’s degree, especially an MLS from an ALA-accredited library degree program

    ·         Library experience with a focus on genealogy, special collections, or historical research

    ·         Experience in organizing, indexing, and digitizing historical materials

    ·         Supervisory experience

    Essential skills and aptitudes:  The ideal candidate for this position has a thorough knowledge of genealogy resources and research methods and is passionate about sharing that knowledge with the public.  They have strong leadership, teaching, and training skills.  They have excellent technology skills, strong problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.  They enjoy learning new technology and keeping up to date in the field, possess excellent verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrate an enthusiasm and passion for public libraries and local and family history research.  They demonstrate a positive attitude toward library staff and the public, can positively represent the library in the community, have strong organization and planning skills, have an eye for detail, can manage multiple projects, and have proven success as a team leader and team member.

    Routine schedule is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with some weekends and evenings to cover staffing or programming needs.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications; minimum salary is $35,000 a year.  In addition, the Fort Smith Public Library offers a competitive package of benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid retirement.

    Fort Smith Public Library: The Fort Smith Public Library is a city library system with a $2.9 million budget and a 67,000 square foot main library and three neighborhood branch libraries. The library is a dynamic presence in the community, serving over 88,000 people in the Arkansas River Valley area of western Arkansas and offering a wide range of materials and services including books, DVDs, audiobooks, downloadable audio, eBooks, streaming video, and other digital resources, meeting space, and programming for children, teens, and adults.

    Located in the Arkansas River valley, Fort Smith offers a low cost of living, affordable real estate, and reasonable commute times for work.  The city features parks, walking trails, and good access to outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, and camping.  Billed as the place “where the new south meets the old west,” Fort Smith celebrates its rich history and frontier spirit while also building for the future.

    To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Goodson, Library Director, Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR, 72903 or by email to 

    Review of applications will begin November 10, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    For more information about the Fort Smith Public Library, visit

  • 21 Oct 2021 9:47 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)
    Position Title

    Director, Torreyson Library

    Position Summary

    The University of Central Arkansas seeks a Director of Torreyson Library. The successful applicant will be an inspiring, collaborative leader committed to intellectual excellence and curiosity; student access and success; and diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity. Our new colleague will articulate a vision for Torreyson Library’s future premised upon how these pillars of UCA’s learning community inherently are interdependent. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, but we particularly encourage persons to apply who hail from communities the Academy historically has excluded. The Director of Torreyson Library ultimately is responsible for all leadership, planning, budgeting, management, administration, and assessment of UCA’s library services, resources, and facilities.

    The University

    Founded in 1907 as the Arkansas State Normal School, the University of Central Arkansas now enrolls more than 10,000 students. While its name has changed, UCA’s commitments to a teacher-scholar faculty model, the liberal arts, and the education of all students in preparation for lives of meaningful service have not changed. Today, UCA offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs, including six doctoral programs and 33 master’s degree programs. The university’s first-time undergraduate student body consistently scores well above state and national averages on the ACT. In addition, the demographic diversity of the student body outpaces that of the state as a whole, with about one-third of UCA students being students of color. UCA’s graduation and retention rates rank quite favorably, too, when compared to other state institutions and regional-comprehensive universities writ large.

    The Community

    UCA is located in Conway, a rapidly growing and diversifying, as well as economically vibrant, city of nearly 70,000 people. Conway itself is located only a half-hour’s drive from the state capital, which places Conway within the Little Rock Metro Area—the largest metro in Arkansas, and that supports a close-knit community of directors of academic and public libraries. Known as the “City of Colleges,” Conway is home not only to UCA, but also two private colleges, a professional orchestra, several venues that feature live theatrical productions, and several art museums and galleries. The city boasts a number of major industries, too, in addition to outstanding K-12 public schools and several private-school options. About one-quarter of our Conway neighbors are persons of color, while almost 20 percent of Conwegians are Black or African American. Local residents enjoy easy access to myriad outdoor opportunities both nearby Conway and within city limits; the city has constructed many miles of scenic walking trails, bike paths, and parks. Nevertheless, Central Arkansas’s cost of living—to include that associated with real estate, and state and local taxation—ranks well below national averages.


    The Director of Torreyson Library holds a portfolio of responsibilities that includes leadership in the following areas:

    • 1.       Faculty and Staff: The Director is department chair of an eight-member faculty and is responsible for faculty development and performance review. This includes the review of tenure-and-promotion cases. In addition, a library staff of two dozen reports to the Director, who also is responsible for staff development and performance review. A dozen or more student-workers, essential to the library’s success, also report to the director at any given time.
    • 2.       Budget: The Director administers a budget in excess of $3 million, which includes a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) portion of nearly $1.5 million. The Director also is responsible for a library-fee budget that for Fiscal Year 2022 will generate more than $800,000.
    • 3.       Facilities: The Director manages a greater than 120,000-square-foot facility, as well as extensive digital resources, archives, and special collections. Torreyson Library remains open 24 hours a day from Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. The library also welcomes guests on Fridays and Sundays during fall and spring semesters, while offering extensive summer hours of operation. The Director serves as Building Administrator and Building Emergency Plan Coordinator for Torreyson Library.
    • 4.       Campus Relations: The Director is Torreyson Library’s point-person for vital on-campus relationships, including those with students, academic departments and colleges, internal audit, the budget office, purchasing, accounts payable, the UCA Police Department, human resources, and the UCA Physical Plant.
    • 5.       Community Relations: The Director is the primary contact and working liaison for external partners, including vendors, professional organizations, government agencies, and public and private libraries. He/she/they also is responsible for vendor-licensing agreements.

    Required Qualifications

    The next Director of Torreyson Library must:

    • 1.       Hold an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or similar graduate degree, as well as a second graduate degree (master’s degree or higher).
    • 2.       Be eligible for appointment as a tenured faculty librarian.
    • 3.       Have a minimum of five years’ experience in academic libraries, preferably some in leadership.

    Application Processes

    Please apply online at by November 15, 2021. We anticipate holding semifinalist interviews over Zoom prior to the fall semester’s conclusion. This timeline would see finalists complete campus interviews by the end of February 2022. The selected candidate must be ready to start work no later than July 1, 2022.

    Completed applications must include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five professional references. In addition, candidates must submit a one- to two-page statement of administrative philosophy. In these statements, candidates should explain how their leadership style and experiences will contribute meaningfully to a campus and workplace dedicated to intellectual achievement and curiosity; genuine collaboration and collegiality; and diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

    We welcome queries about the position. Candidates should direct questions to Dr. Jonathan Glenn, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of English, at

  • 14 Oct 2021 8:08 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Type of Position:


    Workstudy Position:


    Job Type:


    Work Shift:

    Day Shift (United States of America)

    Sponsorship Available:


    Institution Name:

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

    The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

    As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

    Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

    If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the OEOC website: Request an Accommodation. Appli­cants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied.

    For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 479.575.5351.


    MULN | Special Collections and Serials Cataloging

    Department's Website:

    Summary of Job Duties:

    Under the direction of the Head of Special Collections and Serials Cataloging, the Serials Cataloging Supervisor manages copy cataloging of electronic journals and print serials for the Content Services Department; provides complex cataloging support to the Unit Head; handles serials cataloging workflows and troubleshooting; and performs basic and complex database maintenance tasks. This position works cooperatively with unit and other staff on non-serials cataloging projects including processing and cataloging gifts; performs non-cataloging duties for Special Collections and Digital Services, including transcription and metadata creation; and provides serial cataloging training to other departmental staff.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • The formal education equivalent of an associate's degree in office administration, business management, or business administration

    • Three years of experience in library services, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity

    Applicable equivalencies may be considered.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Relevant serials copy cataloging experience

    • At least one year of experience with management and supervision of personnel or serving in the lead position on a project

    • Experience working with library holding records

    • Experience working with OCLC Connexion and the Connexion Browser

    • Experience with training others to catalog serials

    • Relevant library experience working an integrated library system such as Sierra or Alma

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

    • Knowledge and familiarity with MARC21 bibliographic and holdings formats

    • Knowledge and familiarity with RDA cataloging standards

    • Knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Teams

    • Demonstrated ability for attention to detail

    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment

    Salary Information:


    Required Documents to Apply:

    List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

    Optional Documents:

    Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Proof of Veteran Status

    Recruitment Contact Information:

    Kathy Riggle, HR Partner,

    All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

    Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

    Additional Information:

    Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

    Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

    The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

    The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. 

    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.

    Constant Physical Activity:


    Frequent Physical Activity:

    Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Talking

    Occasional Physical Activity:

    Grasping, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping

    Benefits Eligible:


    To apply, go

  • 12 Oct 2021 1:30 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Electronic Resources Librarian, in the University Libraries to begin in the spring of 2022.

    Job Summary:

    As a member of the Technical Services unit, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively to innovate the electronic resources lifecycle. The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the management of current and future electronic content. This includes the preservation, activation, troubleshooting of resources, metadata maintenance for resources, data analysis and visualization, working with internal and external customers to improve discovery, and developing best practices for resource management.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Review of applications will begin Friday, October 29, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. A completed application will include a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire), and contact information for three professional references. Application material can be uploaded here:

    Salary: Salary for this position is $45,000 annually.

    University Libraries at Southern Mississippi

    University Libraries provides a dynamic physical and virtual learning environment that supports the intellectual development and creativity of the University community. Joseph Anderson Cook Library, William David McCain Library and Archives, the Gulf Coast Library, and the Gunter Library at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory offer services that meet information needs and support the research, teaching, learning and service of the University’s faculty, staff and students. An extensive website provides access to the Libraries’ holdings, including full-text and article databases, electric journals and books, and digitized collections and services, such as reference and research assistance, tutorials and document delivery.

    University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi expends a $2 million-dollar budget for materials annually. The collection contains 1.8 million volumes plus special and archival collections in a wide range of formats, housed on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses. For more information about University Libraries, go to

    About The University of Southern Mississippi
    The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance, and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

    About Hattiesburg

    Home to The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg blends a college town atmosphere with an upscale entertainment district downtown and numerous outdoor opportunities. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and cultural resources. Dining opportunities abound, particularly local flavors such as New Orleans-style seafood, fried catfish and barbecue.

    The city has been recognized by numerous publication and rankings as a retirement destination because of the area’s amenities, low cost of living, and strong healthcare services. Did we mention that the beach is an hour away, and New Orleans and Mobile are each just over 90 minutes from Hattiesburg? There are also five airports and an Amtrak station nearby that make travel easy.

    To learn more about what Hattiesburg has to offer, go to

    If you have any questions about the position, Southern Miss, or Hattiesburg, please contact Melissa Brooks, search committee chair, at


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in library and/or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from an equivalent program accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

    • Demonstrated experience with ERMS (Electronic Resource Management Systems).
    • Knowledge of metadata and bibliographic principles.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of individuals.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with ExLibris Alma.
    • Demonstrated experience in creating and enhancing metadata.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the electronic resource lifecycle and management practices.
    • Demonstrated experience with data analysis and data visualization.
    • Demonstrated experience with Excel and Access.
    • Knowledge of accessibility standards for electronic resources.
    • Project management experience and determining processes.
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