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  • 31 Jul 2019 6:36 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Saline County Library has an opening for a Technology Manager. 

    The Technology Manager is responsible for managing all information technology activities including ILS administration and automation, communication, and network systems for the Saline County Library.


    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, two years of public library experience, and two years of supervisory experience preferred. Strong problem solving skills, sound judgement, self-motivation, and the commitment to providing excellent service in a public library are essential.

    Salary Range

    $18.65-$27.97 per hour, depending on experience

    To apply:


  • 30 Jul 2019 8:30 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    POSITION: Library Manager
    LOCATION: Taneyhills Community Library, 200 S. 4th Street, Branson, MO 65616
    SALARY: $30,000-$35,000 annually, based on experience

    This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week.  Position may occasionally require candidates to work evenings and Saturday hours.

    About Us

    Taneyhills Community Library was established in 1933. We depend on income from our retail shops, fees from library services, donations, and grants. The vision for the Taneyhills Community Library is to be a customer focused dynamic library that is an integral part of the greater Branson community.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    ·       Manages the daily operations of the library’s public access areas and is responsible for circulation desk activity.

    ·       Responsible for the training, scheduling, and supervision of paid and volunteer staff which may include informing circulation desk workers of changes in library policies and procedures.

    ·       Assists as needed with library services and programming in compliance with library policies and/or guidance from the Library Director.

    ·       Oversees collection management to include material selection, cataloging in KOHA, and supervising collection maintenance.

    ·       Accountable for purchasing library materials, office supplies, and handling grant funds dedicated to collection expansion.

    ·       Assists with formulation of library goals, objectives, policies and procedures through participation in Operations Management Team.

    ·       This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    ·       Demonstrate ability to organize work effectively, lead and direct personnel, and execute library policies.

    ·       Possesses superior communication skills, both oral and written.

    ·       A compelling commitment to customer service and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, patrons, and the community.

    ·       Advanced skills for operating computer and office equipment to assist patrons and staff with technology and software issues.

    ·       Working knowledge of recent Microsoft and Google programs.

    ·       Strong basic math and cash handling skills.

    ·       Ability to multitask effectively in a high-traffic environment.

    ·       Aptitude to effectively respond to problems and complaints with library patrons and/or staff.


    ·       Bachelor’s degree in English, Information Science or Communications.  Preference for MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution with three years of professional, supervisory experience.

    ·       Collection development and cataloging proficiency.

    ·       Experience working with a diverse group of people.

    ·       Demonstrated expertise in public library customer service excellence.

    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 lbs.
    May require sitting for extended periods of time.
    May require performing work at a computer terminal for extended periods.

    Reporting Structure

    Reports to the Library Director.

    Contact Information

    Email resume to Enter LIBRARY MANAGER APPLICATION in the Subject line of the email. Resume should contain applicant’s contact information, educational background, past work history, and examples of accomplishments and experience that match the elements listed in the job posting.

  • 29 Jul 2019 7:08 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Philander Smith College is currently accepting applications for the position of Digital Librarian/Archivist.  Under the supervision of the Director of Library, the Digital Librarian/Archivist assists in the management and planning of the digital services at D.W. Reynolds Library and Philander Smith College Archives.  This individual will work closely with the Library Director to support and troubleshoot automated library services related to the following: ILS and catalog maintenance, electronic resource management and link resolver.  The primary responsibilities include ensuring student access to electronic resources, maintaining E-Journal coverage information and managing daily operations of PSC Archives & Special Collections along with serving as the primary contact for research requests.  We offer a competitive benefits package including comprehensive healthcare coverage, vacation time and extended time off with campus breaks, education assistance, and retirement programs.   Want to become a part of our dynamic team?  Send your to resume to to apply. 

  • 25 Jul 2019 11:08 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Seeking an outgoing person who is able to initiate customer service interactions proactively to work in a full-time public service position at Fletcher Library managing the audio-visual collection and performing back-up duties for the holds manager. AV duties include cleaning and repair, contacting patrons regarding missing or damaged items, and working with the branch and collection development managers to curate Fletcher’s AV collection. Back-up holds duties include clearing the hold shelf, performing a weekly hold shelf inventory, and locating outstanding holds. Additional responsibilities include working the public service desk, and completing daily workroom tasks. Ability to provide instructional assistance on computers, self-check kiosks, and digital devices, as well as excellent communication and customer service skills required. Familiarity with technology, digital media, and popular reading and entertainment materials desirable. Must be able to work cooperatively with staff and public. Some evenings and every other Saturday required. Salary starts at $10.78/hour with excellent benefits. Please send application and resumé to Elizabeth Wooley at by noon on 8/5/2019.


  • 23 Jul 2019 2:39 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    Job Details
    State Library Manager
    Agency: Arkansas State Library
    Office: Collection Management
    Section: Digital Services
    Date Posted: 07/15/2019
    Posting Expires: 08/15/2019
    The State Library Manager is responsible for supervising assigned professional and support staff, developing division/department or program policies and procedures, and ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, overall program design and development for a statewide or department wide program, and participating in the strategic planning process. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
    Typical Functions
    Manages and oversees the operation of a library section or program. Oversees the development of budget, equipment, and personnel services for the section. Directs, evaluates, and approves activities of the professional and support staff. Consults with academic, public, school, and special libraries in relation to developing or revising a program or service. Participates in formulating and administering library policies and long-range goals and objectives. Performs related administrative duties such as the preparation of reports, questionnaires, and surveys. Interprets legislation, policies, and procedures on use of library services. Provides professional assistance to library administrators, library trustees, and local officials on library development and services. Represents library at various local, state, and national meetings. Assists in preparing annual budget. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Special Job Dimensions

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
    Knowledge of the functions and operations of a library. Knowledge of library resources available in local, general, and regional networks. Knowledge of professional literature resources and those unique to the particular subject in which employed. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational and human resources management. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to supervise employees, administer work plans, and evaluate progress. Ability to analyze statistical data and prepare reports. Ability to provide technical assistance to other libraries in the development and administration of various library programs and services.
    Minimum Education and/or Experience
    The formal educational equivalent of a master’s degree in library science or a related field; plus four years of professional library experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
    Preferred Qualifications

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Agency Specific Information
    This position oversees the Digital Services department and the administration of the state and federal government documents depository programs. In addition to normal supervisory functions, management of the Digital Services unit includes the evaluation of workload, workflow and task assignments related to the Arkansas Documents Depository program, including proposing and implementing needed policy or procedure change. Additional responsibilities include internal digitization projects, administration of the online digital repository, and long term preservation planning. The position also conducts workshops and training sessions for state agencies, and develops informational materials to promote the depository program and sustain agency compliance.

    SALARY: Starting salary range is $50,222-57,755.

    REQUIRED: If the job you are applying for requires a college degree or professional certification, a copy must be submitted at time of interview. An official transcript is required after job acceptance.

    If you are a Veteran, Disabled Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remain unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state, you shall be entitled to Veteran's Preference. Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation at the time of the interview.

    Applications are screened from information on State Application. List ALL work and/or volunteer experience in "Employment Work History" Section. Resume WILL NOT Substitute. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    * Direct Deposit of net pay [checking and/or savings account] is required for employment [Act 1887 of 2005].
    * 5% Mandatory contribution to AR Public Employee Retirement System.
    * New employees hired in 2014 or later will be automatically enrolled into the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation 457 Plan with a 3% automatic deduction. You have 60 days from your first deduction to opt out if you decide not to participate.
    Job Details
    Position No.: 22082055
    Class Code: E021C
    Grade: GS09
    Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $57,755.00 per year
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    Job Type: Full Time
    Location Information
    Job City: Little Rock
    Job County/Region: Pulaski
    Contact Information
    Contact name: Sarah Lipsey
    Phone: 5016822862
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  • 15 Jul 2019 9:39 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Shorter College is looking for a library director. See the PDF file for a full job description: Job Posting Librarian.pdf.

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