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  • 7 Sep 2022 9:08 AM | Lynn Valetutti (Administrator)

    Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a full-time library bilingual library specialist to work at the Dee Brown Library. Candidate should be energetic, customer service oriented, able to speak and write in Spanish, translate documents from English to Spanish, assist at Latinx community events, lead after school food distribution program for students and become a notary with CALS paying all notary expenses. Other essential duties include assisting patrons on the circulation desk and throughout the library space as needed, shelving library materials, checking items in and out, answering patron questions, registering patrons for library cards, information searching and basic computer troubleshooting. Applicants with a passion to serve, love to meet others, and exceptional organization and communication skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be available to work some evenings and weekends and have reliable transportation to get to and from designated Latinx community events. Pay starts at $16.26 with excellent competitive benefits to include health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance and pension. Send application and resume to Brian Martin at deebrownlibraryjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled.

  • 7 Sep 2022 9:08 AM | Lynn Valetutti (Administrator)

    Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a full time Project Coordinator for the Be Mighty Campaign. Be Mighty Little Rock is a grant funded, city-wide campaign that connects kids and teens to free after school and summer meal programs and is also focused on addressing issues surrounding food insecurity and nutrition education for families.  In conjunction with an advisory board composed of representatives of partnering organizations, the Coordinator is responsible for managing, organizing, and coordinating a wide variety of functions and performing various administrative and technical duties in support of the program.  Essential duties include supervising a small team of Americorps service members and part-time staff, planning and implementing various programs and initiatives of the campaign, overseeing the web and social media presence of the campaign, and maintaining appropriate program and fiscal records in compliance with federal and state requirements.  Candidate must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals and community organizations, have superior project management and communication skills, and be able to work independently with a high level of efficiency and consistency. The position requires travel to various meal sites, partner organizations, and community events all within the Pulaski County service area.  Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Human Services or a related field with at three years of related work experience or the equivalent of the combination of education and experience.  The starting annual salary range is $44,158 with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance and paid time off.  Interested candidates should send their application and resume with the subject line: Be Mighty Coordinator to adminjobs@cals.org .  The position is open until filled. 


  • 6 Sep 2022 1:17 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The City of Springdale seeks an experienced leader to serve as Library Director.  Springdale is a diverse community of 88,000 located in the Northwest corridor of Arkansas. The library has an annual budget of $2.7 million and a staff of 35 FTE.  It is governed by a seven-member appointed Board and considered a department of the City of Springdale. The library is a member of and receives services from the Washington County Library System. 

    Interested persons should submit an application to the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022.
               
    Qualified applicants must possess a Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent and seven years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum of four years of management experience.

    Starting salary $80,830


    To apply, you must submit a City of Springdale application, letter of application/cover letter and a formal resume.  Visit 
    https://www.springdalear.gov/789/Current-Job-Openings to apply or email jobs@springdalear.gov to request an application.


    Resumes will not be accepted without an accompanying application.  


    The City of Springdale is an EOE and drug free workplace.

  • 6 Sep 2022 6:43 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Carroll and Madison Library System (CAMALS) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as their Regional Library Administrator.  CAMALS is two-county, six-library, rural library system in Northwest Arkansas that serves the information needs of the 45,000+ citizens of Carroll and Madison counties.  The Regional Library Administrator is a full-time position. 

    A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is required for this position or the willingness and ability to complete an MLIS within 3 years of hire.  A minimum of five years of experience in progressively responsible positions is required, preferably in a library setting.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds. 

    The CAMALS administrative office is located in the heart of the Arkansas Ozarks in historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The system has libraries in Eureka Springs, Berryville, Green Forest, Huntsville, Kingston, and St. Paul.

    Annual salary is $42,900.  Benefits include 100% paid health insurance, APERS (Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System) matching retirement, accrual of 7 hours sick leave per month, and 35 hours vacation after 1 year of employment. 

    Please read the full job description here: https://www.camals.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/RLA-Job-Description.pdf

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.
    To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to:
    kburks@camals.org

    Or mail to:
    Carroll and Madison Library System
    44 Kingshighway A-3
    Eureka Springs, AR 72632


    Cover letter may be addressed to the CAMALS Board of Trustees
  • 1 Sep 2022 11:09 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Application Deadline:   September 26, 2022

    Salary:  $99,068.00

    About Arkansas Tech:

    Arkansas Tech University is a public, comprehensive, regional university that was established by Act 100 of the 37th Arkansas General Assembly in 1909. ATU offers credentials and degrees at the technical certification, associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral levels. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Home to almost 10,000 students, Arkansas Tech offers more than 100 programs of study, including many of the most sought-after four-year baccalaureate programs among college freshmen -- business, engineering, physical and biological sciences, the social sciences and teacher education. The Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center, opened in 1999, houses over 200,000 items and serves both on-campus and distance education students with a variety of resources and services. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at https://www.atu.edu/hr to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

    Position Summary:

    The Director of Library provides leadership and oversight in the development and advancement of library services at Arkansas Tech University. This position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. This is a full-time, twelve-month position. The anticipated start date is January 3, 2023.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Primary duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

    • Recruits and maintains a team of six professional librarians, six full-time paraprofessional staff, and other part-time and student workers;

    • Provides direction, leadership development, and operational support for library faculty and staff; communicates with all library employees regarding the vision, mission, and future plans for library services;

    • Schedules and leads regular meetings for all library staff and professional librarians;

    • Formulates and administers policies and procedures governing university library resources and services; develops and administers the annual budget for library operations and holdings; oversees the preparation and implementation of effective library assessment programs; coordinates, evaluates, and revises the library strategic plan;

    • Oversees the functionality and appearance of the library facility;

    • Maintains effective working relationships with other university academic and service departments;

    • Represents the library and its interests on appropriate university committees;

    • Represents the university library in the negotiation and implementation of operating agreements with local, state, and regional library     cooperatives;

    • Engages in professional and scholarly activities that enhance the university, the library, the community, or the library profession.

    Knowledge, Abilities, & Skills:

    Ability to manage staff at the level of library director; skills and experience in strategic planning, fiscal planning, fundraising, and budget and resource management;

    Experience developing effective information literacy programming and/or improving the library user experience;

    Demonstrated commitment to assessment and data-driven decision-making;

    Familiarity with copyright law and licensing issues;

    Ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies to effectively collaborate and build partnerships inside and outside of the university;

    Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

    Minimum Education, Certification, or Experience Requirements:

    Master's degree accredited by the American Library Association;

    Three or more years of prior administrative experience in an academic library serving in positions such as dean, director, associate dean, associate director, or any role that involves budgetary oversight and employee supervision.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Doctorate or additional master’s degree in another academic discipline;

    Experience developing alternative funding sources through grants or private giving; experience leading collection development and/or resource sharing efforts;

    Experience using instructional technologies, digital multimedia, data reporting tools, and library management systems;

    Record of conference presentations, publications, and/or active leadership in professional organizations;

    Demonstrated experience in library outreach programs;

    Experience managing a team of professional librarians and staff with a results-oriented leadership style that promotes trust, autonomy, and accountability;

    Evidence of engagement with undergraduate or graduate students in student organizations, library programming, reference services, teaching, research, or other experiential learning activities;

    Evidence of or potential for fostering an inclusive library environment for diverse populations.

    Work Location, Environment, and Physical Demands:

    Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (80%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%).

    Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (10%).

    Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.  

    Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.

    Ability to assist others using print and online library resources.

    Ability to visit other buildings on campus for meetings and/or teaching assignments.

    Position is primarily located in an indoor library or office environment; ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to assist others using print and online library resources; ability to visit other buildings on campus for meetings and/or teaching assignments.

    What to Submit: 

    Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for five references.

    To be considered for the Director of Library position, all applications and materials must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system, Cornerstone, by September 26, 2022.

    Please go to https://atu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=atu to apply.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication 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.

    Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

  • 30 Aug 2022 12:06 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Central Arkansas Library System is in search of an outgoing, enthusiastic individual to lead and coordinate children’s activities at the John Gould Fletcher Library. This Children’s Programmer will be a full-time 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. This position also has customer service responsibilities such as working at the front desk, assisting patrons with information needs, troubleshooting technology, and assisting with tasks related to daily library operations. Working some weekends and evenings is required. Salary starts at $16.26 per hour and includes excellent benefits such as health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, holiday pay, paid time off and pension. Please send your resume and application to Liz Wooley at fletcherlibraryjobs@cals.org with Children’s Programmer in the subject line. Position opened until filled.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities

  • 23 Aug 2022 6:49 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    There is an opening for a Librarian II and a Library Technology Specialist. 

    Librarian II posting 8-22.pdf

    Library Technology Specialist posting.pdf

    For more information, contact Travis Wilcox, Library Human Resources Supervisor, Omaha Public Library at twilcox@omahalibrary.org.

  • 18 Aug 2022 11:14 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

           Type:Full Time

           Salary/Pay Rate:$45,871-$53,846

           Posted Date:05/25/2022

    The Town of Collierville is hiring for an Adult Services Manager to join our team at the Collierville Burch Library! If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference in your community, look no further!

    About The Town

    The Town of Collierville has all the amenities and services of a large metropolitan area successfully blended with historic charm and character. Through many years of visionary planning, Collierville has grown to be known as one of the most desirable communities in the nation to live, work, and learn. Because of this, we are very careful in selecting exceptional individuals to become part of our team. We provide amazing benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, Town provided life and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, pension, and more!

    Working as an Adult Services Manager, you can expect to assist upper management in directing the Adult Services library programs and in the supervision of workers engaged in the day to day operations of the Adult Services department.  Additional duties include:

           Supervise, direct, and evaluate assigned staff, process employee concerns and problems, direct work, coordinate daily work activities; counsel, discipline and complete employee performance appraisals; conduct interviews and make hiring recommendations; train new staff and/or volunteers on the duties at the information desk and customer service.

           Responsible for developing, coordinating and administering all aspects of the adult services summer reading program.

           Develop, coordinate, schedule, and conduct a variety of adult programming which address community interests and educational needs.

           Oversee the Adult Services library collection with an emphasis on procuring quality materials to promote the educational and recreational needs and interests of adults; review, choose, and prepare books and other materials for circulation; select and withdraw material that is worn or outdated.

           Develop, promote and provide community outreach; maintain regular communication with other agencies, institutions and organizations serving adults in the community; oversee, create and publicize public relations materials to promote adult services.

           Provide reference services to adult patrons and provide reader advisory service for all ages; facilitate lifelong learning by teaching patrons the use of all library resources and systems.

           Maintain the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) including the circulation, cataloging, administration, and acquisition modules.

           This position requires a combination of day, night, and weekend work. Shift can vary to ensure proper coverage of desk during open hours.

    Minimum Requirements

           A Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited college with major course work in Library Science

           Three (3) years previous experience and/or training in adult library services, literature and reference resource, at least one (1) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity

           Valid Driver’s License

    What's the Next Step?

    If this sounds like the perfect job for you, please download our general application from our website www.colliervilletn.gov, or you can also visit Town Hall and submit a physical application in the Human Resources Department.

  • 3 Aug 2022 9:59 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    BRANCH MANAGER: The Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as Branch Manager of the Gattis-Logan County Library in beautiful Paris, Arkansas. Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the ideal candidate will work with staff and community residents to ensure excellence in providing materials, programs, and services that meet the diverse needs of county residents.

    Salary based on education and experience, plus an attractive benefits package. A bachelor's degree is required and a minimum of 18 semester hours of library science, or two years of paid library experience is preferred. Familiarity with automated library systems is required. Managerial experience is highly desirable.

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Misty Hawkins at director@arvrls.com by 5 PM on Friday, August 12th.

  • 2 Aug 2022 8:35 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Are you a self-starter who enjoys helping people? Do you have experience providing research services and planning programs in a public library that embraces change? If so, you might be just the person for us and we might be the right place for you. We are looking for friendly, confident, energetic, and highly motivated individuals with superb customer service skills and great technical and
    interpersonal skills to join our SMRLD team.

    This position includes participation, involvement, and engagement with community groups, partnerships, organizations, boards, and committees. Primary responsibilities include working at the research (reference) desk, providing reference and readers advisory services, identifying and/or participating in programs and services, assuming responsibility for some collection development, and making recommendations to further our goals and enhance our role in the community. Our team is comprised of a staff of thirty, which includes five other professional librarians.

    We pay competitively; offer IMRF pension; 4 weeks of paid vacation, 120 hours of sick leave annually, and 14 paid holidays; and health insurance.

    We are a progressive library that embraces new ideas and services. Situated just six miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, we enjoy all the benefits of a “big city”: world class amenities such as professional sports teams, symphony, theater, zoo, botanical gardens, museums, restaurants, travel access, universities, and more.

    Qualifications include a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited university and a minimum of two years of experience at a public library. Preference to applicants fluent in more
    than one language.

    The Full-Time Reference Librarian will work 40 hours a week. This position is usually assigned to our Johnson Road location.

    As part of their job, the person in this position will work collaboratively with our Grants Coordinator on the “Building a Job Ready Workforce” grant from the Illinois State Library and continue to build relationships with partnering organizations once the grant is complete. This
    position leads the Library’s efforts to provide services specifically for job seekers.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to adminassist@smrld.org.
    More information is available at https://www.smrld.org/about/employment-2/.


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