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  • 26 Jan 2023 8:27 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The UAMS Library is recruiting for an Outreach Services Librarian/Informationist and we encourage new graduates to apply.  A short description is below.  Please share. 

    This new faculty member will coordinate the Library’s outreach services which include building collaborative relationships with community based organizations, health professionals, public librarians and the public.

    This librarian/informationist also acts as a liaison and contributes to all aspects of our Education & Research Services Department.

    New faculty will receive training in the required responsibilities. Faculty are also mentored in professional development and promotion requirements.  

    Minimum Qualifications:

    ·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science or a masters’ degree in a health profession or a health-related Master’s degree

    ·         Experience giving presentations and/or teaching

    ·         Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

    ·         Ability to build collegial, partnership level relationships both on and off campus

    ·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (verbally and in writing).

    ·         Valid driver’s license, willingness to travel, and ability to lift/move equipment, and exhibiting materials

    To apply you will need to create an account within Workday.  See link: 

    https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UAMS_All_Careers/job/UAMS/Instructor_R0030167/apply 

    To view the full job ad see: 

    https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UAMS_All_Careers/details/Instructor_R0030167?q=instructor%20outreach&redirect=/UAMS_All_Careers/job/UAMS/Instructor_R0030167/apply

  • 12 Jan 2023 11:24 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    UA Little Rock's Ottenheimer Library has two positions available. Specific duties and schedules vary by position. To be considered for both, applicants should apply for each position separately.

    Positions Available: Library Support Specialist

    Institution:

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

    Summary of Job Duties:

    The Library Support Specialists serve as members of the Ottenheimer Library’s staff and are responsible for supporting a wide range of administration, collections management and customer service activities, including patron research and technology assistance, circulation, and student employee supervision and training. Specific duties and schedules vary by position (visit the links below for additional details).

    Qualifications:

    Required Education and/or Experience:

    The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma.

    Preferred:

    A Bachelor's degree; a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the provision of assistance and/or instruction in a library or educational setting.

    Salary Information:

    $30,000
    Apply:

    Library Support Specialist (Administration Focus)

    https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/details/Library-Support-Specialist_R0027461

    Library Support Specialist (Collections Focus, Nights/Weekends)

    https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/details/Library-Support-Specialist_R0027435-1


  • 6 Jan 2023 10:12 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Business Librarian in the University Libraries Gulf Coast Library to begin in the spring of 2023.

    Review of applications will begin in early February 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.

     Job Summary
    The Business Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services in coordination with the Head of Public Services located in Hattiesburg and the Head of Gulf Coast Libraries in Long Beach. The position serves as the Libraries’ primary contact with the College of Business and Economic Development with regard to supporting instructional and research resource needs. The position engages in outreach initiatives that build awareness of library resources and services and actively cultivates relationships with faculty, staff, and students in assigned areas. The primary office will be at the Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach, MS. Some travel between the Gulf Coast campus and the Hattiesburg campus will be required

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Provides instruction in the use of research resources through course-integrated instruction and drop-in workshops presented in person and online. Creates and maintains online tutorials and other instructional tools in assigned areas.
    2. Provides research assistance through individual research consultations, as well as providing reference and directional assistance to library users in person, by telephone, and via electronic communication methods. Creates and maintains online guides (e.g., LibGuides) and other research tools in assigned areas. Working evenings, weekends, and holidays in rotation with other Research Services Unit personnel may be required.
    3. Coordinates collection development for assigned areas.
    4. Coordinates outreach initiatives that seek to engage faculty, staff and students.
    5. Engages in scholarship and professional development activities and provides services to the Libraries, the University, and the library profession to fulfill the expectations of a tenure-track faculty member. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program, or from an equivalent program accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country, OR equivalent advanced degree and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

    • Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information literacy in both formal and informal settings.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of individuals.
    • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays in rotation with other Research Services Unit personnel.
    • Ability to travel to the Hattiesburg campus as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications 

    • Additional advanced degree in a relevant academic discipline.
    • Demonstrated interest in business-related librarianship
    • Demonstrated experience providing instruction in an online environment.
    • Demonstrated experience providing instruction in an academic library.
    • Demonstrated experience providing reference/research assistance in an academic library.
    • Demonstrated experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage students and faculty with library resources.
    • Knowledge of instructional design or instruction assessment.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current business research, trends, and journals.

    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 across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 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 large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 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 more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 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 
    www.usm.edu.

    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.

    To apply, please go to https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3162&site=1

  • 6 Jan 2023 10:09 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Central Arkansas Library Ron Robinson Theater is seeking a full-time theater events coordinator. The theater events coordinator is responsible for performing various tasks for the public, staff, and patrons at the Ron Robinson theater.  Tasks include day to day administrative and social media activities, planning and implementation of events, supervision of event staff and volunteers during events, cash handling and sales, concession and client management. Other duties include operating theater equipment to include but not limited to audio board, lighting console, projector interface and A/V equipment, managing volunteers, set up and breakdown for events and operating a point of sale system. Interested candidates must be able to operate theater equipment, have experience in promoting events using social media, excellent customer service skills and be fiscally responsible. In addition, candidates must also be 21 years or older, able to lift at least 50 lbs., and must be able to various shifts, including nights and weekends. Pay starts at$19.89 and includes excellent benefits such as such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay. To apply, please submit an application and resume with the heading: Theater Events Coordinator to adminjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled and looking for someone to start right away.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities



  • 3 Jan 2023 7:42 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Education Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to and foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration and open communication skills. Additional key attributes are the ability to establish and promote successful partnerships with other university departments, provide excellent services, and to adapt or develop programs and services that support positive change within the institution. This will be especially important as the main library, Mullins Library, undergoes a major renovation of the first two floors.

    As a member of the Research and Instruction Services team, the Education Librarian will create and deliver innovative services to support the instruction and research needs of students and faculty in College of Education and Health Professions. This individual actively engages with faculty and students and develops collaborative working relationships with colleagues in other departments at the University of Arkansas Libraries, as well as members of university departments and research teams. Specifically, but not limited to, this librarian works directly with the disciplines of education, and we seek candidates with broad knowledge of education and information skills. Responsibilities include library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach, including collaborative development of library programs and campus and community engagement initiatives.   

    Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.

    Starting salary: $55,000, commensurate with education and experience

    The Education Librarian may support systematic reviews, and with members of the Research and Instruction department, contributes to our online chat service. In addition to supporting the fields of education broadly, the Education Librarian is responsible for ongoing development of the dedicated Children's Literature Collection and the Arkansas Education Resources (Council of U of A College and Research Libraries), as well as online learning to creatively and actively promote access to and utilization of physical and digital collections, in alignment with curricular and research needs. The person in this position will support the Family Study Space in Mullins Library, an important resource that will be expanded and integrated with a Curriculum Materials Collection. The successful candidate will be instrumental in contributing to the vision for these spaces within the Mullins renovation project. The work of the Education Librarian may include supervision of the Libraries’ Education and Health Professions Graduate Assistant.

    Along with performance, the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work, and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. This position reports to the Director of Research and Instruction.

    Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.

    Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

    Salary Information:

    Starting salary: $55,000, commensurate with education and experience

    Minimum Qualifications

    • -          Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
    • -          Experience with public service in an academic, research, or special library through reference, instruction, and external engagement.

    Preferred Qualifications

    -          Experience with content development, in areas such as but not limited to the fields of education.

    -          Demonstrated experience providing library instruction, research assistance, and outreach. 

    -          Familiarity with best practices in library pedagogy, such as the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

    -          Knowledge of assessment methods and tools.

    • -          Knowledge of issues and trends in teaching and learning in academic libraires.
    • -          Familiarity with or a willingness to learn how to conduct systematic/evidence-based reviews.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

    • -          Exemplary service orientation.
    • -          Ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment.
    • -          Willingness to engage in faculty liaison activities such as outreach and/or engagement.
    • -          Initiative and flexibility.
    • -          Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and customers.
    • -          Effective oral and written communication skills.

    Appointment Percent:  100%

    Additional Information:

    University Libraries:

    The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Fine Arts, and Physics, as well as two off-site facilities. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (https://libraries.uark.edu).

    College of Education and Health Professions:

    The College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) offers undergraduate majors, Master's and Ph.D. programs. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers nine programs and a variety of professional development opportunities and children's programs throughout the year. In addition, the Department of Education Reform offers a Doctor of Education in Education Policy. The college also supports nine research labs and centers. To find more information visit their website at https://coehp.uark.edu/index.php

    Diversity and the University Libraries: 

    The University of Arkansas Libraries aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

    Enriching campus diversity and inclusion is a guiding principle at the University of Arkansas. The University of Arkansas Libraries asserts that the responsibility for creating, supporting, and maintaining an inclusive workplace belongs to all of us. We can strengthen our culture and organization by approaching each other and our work with intentional goodwill, honesty, empathy, and trust as we encourage others to hold themselves and each other accountable to do the same.

    We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. For more information regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion and the University Libraries, please visit our website at https://libraries.uark.edu/diversity/

    Application Materials:

    For the full posting, or to apply, please go to https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Education-Librarian_R0027777 .  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three current references (names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers).  Candidates who received international degrees in library and information science not accredited by ALA will need to submit the foreign credential evaluation determination.

    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.

  • 19 Dec 2022 7:02 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Full-time public service position at the Sanders Library in Sherwood, Arkansas. Candidate will assist in providing leadership to staff, troubleshoot and solve problems, and work to set a positive tone with the library and with the staff. This position includes library programming for adults in the Sherwood communityAbility to handle problematic behavior and situations with ease and a good attitude is essential. Candidate will take part in program planning and coordination. Experience working with adults, children, teens, and large groups is preferred. Ability to balance a wide array of tasks that range from management and scheduling to patron and staff support, as well as day-to-day library operations, is required. Approach to leadership must be collaborative, kind, and team oriented. Familiarity with technology and digital media, the ability to provide instructional assistance on devices, and excellent communication and customer services skills required. Familiarity with popular reading and entertainment materials desirable. Salary range starts at $19.00 and includes excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay. Send resume and application with the heading “Assistant Branch Manager” to adminjobs@cals.org. This position is open until filled.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities


  • 13 Dec 2022 10:33 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    "The Garland County Library is seeking creative, self-starting, and team-oriented applicants to apply for the following positions: 

    • Adult Services Coordinator
    • Facilities Coordinator
    • Marketing Assistant
    • Youth Services Assistant

    Job descriptions are attached. Adult Services Coordinator and Facilities Coordinator are both full-time positions with benefits. Marketing Assistant and Youth Services Assistant are part-time positions. 

    The pay scale for the two full-time positions ranges from $13.03/hour to $19.55/hour depending on qualifications and experience. Part-time positions start at the prevailing minimum wage, unless a higher amount is approved by the Garland County Quorum Court Human Resources Committee.

    We will accept resumes and letters of interest until close of business on December 23rd, with interviews the following week. We're shooting for a start date early in 2023. "

    Youth Services Assistant.pdf

    Facilities Coordinator.pdf

    Adult Services Coordinator.pdf

    Marketing Assistant.pdf

  • 5 Dec 2022 9:24 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking an experienced and innovative leader for the position of Director of the UAMS Library.  The Library serves UAMS (www.uams.edu), the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Arkansas, which includes colleges of health professions, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and a graduate school as well as the UAMS Medical Center (hospital and outpatient center) located in Little Rock, Arkansas www.littlerock.com.  The Library also serves the Northwest UAMS campus located in Fayetteville and Arkansas Children’s Hospital located in Little Rock as well as other UAMS and Regional Programs campuses located throughout the state. The UAMS Library Director leads a management team with departments providing information services, education, clinical and research support, outreach services and historical research all in support of UAMS Vision 2029

    Follow the link to apply and view a detailed job description.  This is not a tenured position.  Applications will be sought until the position is filled.  https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UAMS_All_Careers/job/UAMS/Professor_R0018585

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