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  • 27 Apr 2022 7:07 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    THEATER EVENTS COORDINATOR – The Central Arkansas Library Ron Robinson Theater is seeking a full-time theater events coordinator. The theater events coordinator is responsible for the supervision and coordination of CALS programmed events at the theater. This position serves as the supervisor for event staff and volunteers during scheduled events, as well as the manage some of the functional aspects of events to ensure a positive patron experience. This position oversees inventory, storage, and facility upkeep and contributes to CALS Ron Robinson Theater’s meaningful programming. Essential duties include open and close theater events, set up and breakdown, inventory purchasing and pickup, volunteer management and coordination, programming, and statistical reporting. Interested candidates must be proficient in Microsoft office suite and have excellent customer service skills. Candidates must also be 21 years or older, able to lift at least 50 lbs., and must be able to work nights and weekends. Starting pay range $15.09 and includes excellent benefits. To apply, please submit an application and resume with the heading Theater Events Coordinator. Position open until filled and looking for someone to start right away.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities


  • 27 Apr 2022 7:06 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    ADULT PROGRAMMER – Seeking a fun, energetic, team-orientated diverse applicant qualified to work as a full-time adult programmer at Thompson Library. Candidate should have a strong commitment to public service to create and implement adult programs. Responsibilities include planning in-branch and outreach programs for adults, with an emphasis on cooking programs.  Creating displays, designing printed and digital materials and promotions, working public service desk, answering patron questions, information searching, and shelving also required.  Excellent communication, technology and customer service skills are required. Must be able to work well with adults, and cooperatively with staff and public. Experience with adult programming desirable. Familiarity with adult literature and popular media desirable. Some evenings and every other Saturday required. Starting pay rate $16.26 per hour plus excellent benefits. Submit application and resume to thompsonlibraryjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled. 

  • 25 Apr 2022 7:03 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Librarians serve as part of the library management team, participating in short and long-range planning, training of faculty and staff, data collection and reporting, policy development, and other professional support of library operations. Librarians are included in the NWACC Faculty Senate definition of Faculty and serve on college wide and faculty committees.

    The Access Services Librarian plans, organizes, supervises, and maintains a high standard of library services for NWACC student’s faculty and staff. Responsible for the library’s physical collections, circulation transactions, delinquent borrowers and billings, integrity of patron records, FERPA compliance, resource delivery (ILL, Consortium Programs, and services to off-site users) and related copyright assistance, reserve materials, stacks collection maintenance, and security and facilities oversight. Other duties include communication of policies pertaining to circulation services, operations, and activities, developing, and implementing library operational procedures and supervising interlibrary loan requests.

    This librarian also participates in reference, information literacy instruction, and liaison and collection development work in assigned areas.

    • The Access Services Librarian shares in assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library resources through virtual and in-person services.
    • The Librarian teaches information literacy skills, the use of library resources, citation styles, and some software, as well as creates instructional curricula for delivery in-person or online to undergraduate classes, satellite locations, and distance students.
    • Provides a variety of reference services to patrons, including general reference assistance delivered primarily via chat and in-person, plus in-depth reference consultations via in-person and remote appointments and at the Reference Desk.
    • Performs outreach and collection development duties for assigned subject areas (books, media, journals, databases).
    • Actively cultivates and maintains dynamic relationships with individual faculty and the NWACC instructional community at large by promoting collaboration and serves as a library liaison to designated departments.
    • Manages the daily work of the Access Services Library department and its personnel. May works a flexible schedule to cover evening and weekend hours as needed, and/or for staff absences and vacancies.
    • Compiles and prepares library usage statistics into reports for the Library Director, including, but not limited to, door count, interlibrary loan requests, and circulation data.
    • Assesses the effectiveness of circulation services overall and makes recommendations for improvement.
    • Fosters the development of innovative approaches to circulation services.
    • Works with material delivery staff to ensure swift and efficient access to material wherever it is available and to develop accurate recordkeeping of functions and costs in this area; and works in collaboration with the Systems Librarian to maintain and update the integrated library system as it pertains to access services.
    • Supervises, mentors, directs, and evaluates the work of full and part-time, support staff and coaches all staff working at the circulation desk.
    • Compiles and prepares library usage statistics into reports for the Library Director, including, but not limited to, door count, interlibrary loan requests, and circulation data.
    • Utilizes Koha Open-Source Integrated Library System to establish and maintain parameters for the circulation of library material and maintenance of patron information.
    • Downloads student records from college systems and imports them into the Koha system, as well as removes inactive patrons as needed to maintain an accurate borrower database.
    • Creates and communicates policies pertaining to circulation services, operations, and collection maintenance activities.
    • Develops and implements circulation operational procedures for the library.
    • Supervises the timely processing of interlibrary loan requests.
    • Fosters the development of innovative approaches to circulation services.
    • Weekly scheduling of all circulation staff to ensure the Circulation desk is always staffed.
    • Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work with professional library organizations.
    • Participates in national library communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via listservs and other communication tools and appropriate meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.
    • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
    • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

    This position is posted as open until filled, with first priority for applications received by May 17, 2022.

    Rate of pay: $46,000 annualized

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of Library Management Systems, KOHA Open Source preferred, or the ability to learn how to manage circulation and patron information via documentation of said systems.
    • Ability to develop instruction sessions and to instruct users effectively both individually and in the classroom setting.
    • Knowledge of virtual and in-person reference services.
    • Knowledge of applications in current and emerging instructional technologies and experience creating classroom resources using web-based and multimedia authoring tools.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to create and maintain productive, long-term, effective working relationships.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse faculty, students and colleagues.
    • Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities.
    • Ability to troubleshoot Microsoft Office software application

    Physical Demands

    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor. The employee may be required to work or meet in the evenings and/or on weekends.

    Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 25 lbs.; to operate office equipment which may require repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

    Required Qualifications

    ALA accredited masters degree in Library and Information Science required, plus one year management experience preferred.

    NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.

    To apply, go to https://nwacc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/NWACC_External_Career_Site/job/Benton-County-Campus-Arkansas/Access-Services-Librarian_JR-302.

  • 22 Apr 2022 11:19 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    LIBRARY ASSISTANT– Full-time 40 hours per week public service position at Fletcher Library. We are seeking an enthusiastic, public service oriented candidate with exceptional customer service, communication, and organizational skills. This position requires excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills;  a positive attitude toward helping others; and familiarity with a variety of software and digital devices. Essential duties and responsibilities include assisting patrons at the desk, on public computers, and throughout the library space as needed; information searching; and computer troubleshooting. Other duties include coordinating meeting room reservations and creating content for library social media sites.  Applicants must be available to work every other weekend and some evenings. Pay is $14.54 per hour and includes excellent benefits. Send applications to fletcherlibraryjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled and looking to hire the best candidate right away.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities
  • 22 Apr 2022 9:22 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Join the Pack!

    Position Summary:

    The Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University seeks a forward-thinking professional Archivist to lead our Archives & Special Collections unit. This position will be instrumental in continuing the transformation of Archives & Special Collections from a predominantly traditional manuscript archive to one with an active digital presence. A-State’s archival collections primarily emphasize Northeast Arkansas, with a focus on political, agricultural, and historical manuscript collections. Collections include the political papers of four members of the U.S. House of Representatives totaling 72 consecutive years, 206 reels of recently digitized 16mm news footage from Jonesboro’s KAIT-8 television station, the papers of former Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe (2007-2015), and the Judd Hill and Twist Plantation records

    The successful candidate will work primarily within Archives & Special Collections, but will also actively collaborate with other library units in a collegial and cooperative environment. This is a non-teaching, non-tenured faculty position reporting to the Library Director. The Archivist will be the primary spokesperson on behalf of Archives & Special Collections, and will supervise the unit’s full-time and part-time personnel

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Supervises and leads day-to-day operations of Archives & Special Collections
    • Hires, trains, supervises, mentors, and evaluates full-time personnel, interns, and graduate assistants
    • Plans and oversees the acquisition, processing, description, storage, preservation, and possible digitization of materials that document the cultural heritage of Northeast Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta region
    • Identifies and expands upon opportunities to incorporate archival and special collections and resources into the curriculum
    • Ensures that all Archives & Special Collections activities are in accordance with best standards and practices
    • Assists patrons with research, copy, and licensing requests
    • Actively participates in the preparation and submission of grants and other external funding proposals
    • Actively maintains the full integration of Archives & Special Collections in the Dean B. Ellis Library through communications, collaboration, policy development, and participation in a variety of library meetings, planning, and assessment processes
    • Develops and implements procedures, guidelines, and workflows   
    • Engages in continuing professional development, including participation in state, regional, and national professional activities
    • Other duties as identified or needed

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
      Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in a collaborative and team environment, as well as independently
      Experience working with archival manuscript collections, especially in processing archival collections in accordance with foundational principles such as respect des fonds and original order
      Experience training and directing the work of staff, student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers working on archival processing projects
      Experience curating collections with privacy concerns, including processing and providing access to sensitive, restricted, or classified information
      Experience writing archival finding aids, whether in an archival content management system, or in Microsoft Word/Excel
      Ability to lift and carry a forty-pound box and climb a ladder to retrieve materials
      Ability to travel as needed to participate in consortia and professional activities

    Apply before May 20th

    https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ARKASTAT2&cws=40&rid=28995

     

  • 21 Apr 2022 7:04 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Hello! Wanna be a part of the A-State crew? Know someone who might? If so, we have an Evening Technician position open! Please note that this is our closer position, 4pm – 1am.

    Apply before April 29 at https://phe.tbe.taleo.net/phe02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ARKASTAT2&cws=40&rid=28983

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Provide assistance to all students, faculty, staff, and patrons while staffing the service desk, including providing research assistance, desk services, printing assistance, and responding to chat and email questions
    • Assists in developing and conducting regular training for student employees regarding shelving, customer service, and basic library services and policies
    • Responsible for opening and closing the Dean B. Ellis Library, including the performance of all opening and/or closing routines
    • Responsible for supervising and directing the student work force to provide services and keep the Dean B. Ellis Library neat and operating efficiently
    • Maintain safety and security of library patrons, collections, and building
    • Processes applications for borrowing privileges for community borrowers
    • Helps keep the Dean B. Ellis Library open and staffed during periods of inclement weather (inclement weather essential position)
    • Assists in the processes of searching for lost, damaged, and missing books
    • Works on special projects and other duties as identified, assigned or needed
    • Other duties as assigned


    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    Knowledge of basic library procedures and practices, and computers and their applications

    Ability to operate general office equipment, communicate both orally and in writing, read and follow instructions, stand and walk for long periods, to move book carts, and lift up to 20 pounds, and stoop, bend and reach

    General Days/Hours:

    Sunday - Thursday
    4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., with a one-hour meal break
    The working hours will vary during interim periods and the summer terms

  • 14 Apr 2022 10:28 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Librarian - Director of Research and User Engagement (DRUE) is responsible for developing and evaluating integrated Information services, advancing research within and across disciplines, and fostering student learning and academic success, while empowering a culture of assessment and efficiency. DRUE provides inspirational and strategic leadership, innovative visioning, expert policy alignment, and program development as the library continues to reimagine services for seamless delivery.

    Information services is defined broadly and embraces scholarly endeavors, student academic success, information literacy in information analysis and management, scholarly communication, and activities that help users examine research problems and identify, interpret, and manage relevant information resources.

    DRUE leads and motivates the Research and Learning librarians and other staff while directing their efforts with student learning, eLearning initiatives, research support services, user services, including the information desk, Interlibrary loan services, and collection development and maintenance.

    The University of Central Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s Metropolitan University. The campus of approximately 15,000 students is nestled in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond, OK. The University of Central Oklahoma is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse workforce and to creating a welcoming environment for all. If you’d like to learn more about our Inclusive Community, visit: https://www.uco.edu/offices/people-culture/inclusive-community/  For more information on benefits go to: https://jobs.uco.edu 

    Priority applicant deadline: May 9, 2022

    Interested applicants can find more information and apply here.

  • 14 Apr 2022 7:52 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Faulkner County Library is seeking a Network Administrator. The previous one has been promoted to Assistant Director and is looking to train her replacement. This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available primarily Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Emergency and on call hours outside regular working hours will be required. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the library’s responsibility to the citizens of Faulkner County. We are running Sirsi-Dynix ILS on an all Mac network, so familiarity with Macs is a bonus.

    Under the supervision of the director, is the manager of the Library Technology Department. Manages, plans, and administers the work of the department. Responsible for the development, design, and coordination of computer-based systems within the library, and for strategic planning which anticipates the systems needs of public and staff.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    ·      Reports to Library Director or Assistant Director in the absence of the Director

    ·       Selects, purchases, and maintains all electronic systems, including telephones, security systems, printers, copiers, faxes, and other peripherals

    ·       Oversees selection, installation, and maintenance of hardware and software across all locations.

    ·      Assesses computer problems at least weekly; delivers work orders to Library Director to determine priorities for repair/install.

    ·       Develops and maintains system-wide replacement plan for hardware and software.

    ·      Assists with staff and patron computer/software problems for positive customer service

    ·      Works at the circulation desk as required performing normal circulation functions

    ·       Motivates, coaches, and develops staff and public on technological issues

    ·      Web page construction/maintenance

    ·      Manages technology budget and prepares the library’s short- and long-range technology plans.

    ·      Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual departmental and statistical reports, as well as any other reports as requested by the Director

    ·        Exercises professional responsibility by attending conferences and workshops and reading professional literature to keep abreast of trends and best practices within the field of technology

    ·      Assumes a leadership role in promoting communications and positive working conditions with peers

    ·      Maintains positive and proactive customer service behaviors at all times and encourages all staff to do the same

    ·      Ability to work with others and the general public:  It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.

    ·      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.
    Benefits : Health, Dental, and Vision insurance. Retirement. Paid vacation and sick leave.
    Salary: $37,000 annually.
    For more details, email me. To apply, go to https://faulknercounty.org/jobopportunities.

  • 12 Apr 2022 7:18 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)
    The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Officer serves as a key member of the CALS leadership team, reporting directly to the executive director. This position also supervises CALS community liaisons and the outreach coordinator. The DEI and Community Engagement Officer is a strategic leader, thought partner, and implementer who will serve as the champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion at CALS. This position is responsible for creating a comprehensive organization-wide strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion plan; developing training programs; reviewing and assessing the impact and effectiveness of DEI programs; and serving as a leader in the organization. The DEI and Community Engagement Officer will work with leadership, management, staff, community partners, and others to foster an open, inclusive, and supportive environment for underserved and marginalized populations with cultural sensitivity and maximum effectiveness. Candidates should be knowledgeable and experienced in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Exceptional communication, strong interpersonal and relationship skills, and the ability to innovate and manage change comfortably in a highly collaborative, agile environment are required. Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Library Science, Education, Social Work, Human Resource Development or Organizational Development, or another related field is required, plus five years of relevant experience with at least two years in a leadership role managing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives or a combination of education and experience. A postgraduate degree in one of the above areas and/or experience in fundraising, community/media relations, and education outreach is preferred. Salary range starts at $73,860 and includes excellent benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter, application, and resume to adminjobs@cals.org with the heading “DEICO.” Position is open until filled, and we are looking to hire someone right away.

    To see the full job description, click here.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities

  • 11 Apr 2022 1:40 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Job Title: STATE LIBRARY MANAGER (Digital Services)

    Position Number: 22082055

    County: Pulaski

    Posting End Date: May 11, 2022

    Digital Services

    Starting pay is $50,222

    The Arkansas State Library, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, serves as the information resource center for state agencies, legislators and legislative staffs; provides guidance and support for the development of local public libraries and provides the resources, services, and leadership necessary to meet the educational, informational and cultural needs of the citizens of Arkansas.

    Position Information

    Class Code: E021C

    Grade: GS09

    FLSA Status: EXEMPT

    Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00

    Summary

    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/institution policy.

    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.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    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 Qualifications

    The formal educational equivalent of a master's degree in library science or a related field; plus three years of professional library experience, including one year in a supervisory or leadership 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.

    Licenses

    None

    The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

    For more information contact:

    Trish Luckadue

    Human Resources

    Phone: (501) 682-2853

    Trish.luckadue@ade.arkansas.gov

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