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  • 1 Mar 2019 11:44 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Library Assistant - Full-time public service position in the Information Services Department at the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System. Primary duties involve the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of U.S. government documents and offering discarded documents to state repositories. Attention to detail is essential. Other responsibilities include assisting public in locating and interpreting reference and information sources, in using library computers, software and internet resources, conducting library tours and outreach, providing support for the system’s Digital Services, and assisting with programs. Familiarity with technology, digital media, ability to do instructional assistance on devices, and excellent communication and customer service skills are required. College degree preferred. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. From $10.78/hr., plus excellent benefits. Send application and resume to Aldo Botti, Central Arkansas Library System, by noon March 14, 2019.

  • 27 Feb 2019 1:52 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Cabot Public Library is seeking an energetic Children’s Librarian Assistant to join their team. The Children’s Librarian Assistant will provide library services, outreach, and programming to children’s from Birth to 12 years.

    This person will take a leadership role in developing effective, innovative and productive Children’s programs, patron assistance, organization and shelf maintenance, displays, programming, and assisting with other library activities as needed. This position will also be in constant contact and collaboration with families of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

    High school diploma or equivalent required with a preference towards two year's public library experience, and/or a Bachelor’s Degree. One year of professional experience in a library setting, Experience with young children (0-12) given preference.

    This is a full time 40 hour position with benefits, hours 10am-7pm and some weekends required. Beginning salary $20,000- $22,000 commensurate with education and library experience. The Lonoke County Library System is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Please visit our website for details on the position as well as the application.  Submit application, resume, cover letter to Kathleen Frankl Ashmore at

  • 20 Feb 2019 7:06 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Posting Details

    Position Type Classified
    Employee Class Code CF
    AR State Title Library Technician
    Grade C109
    FLSA Non-Exempt
    Minimum Entry Salary $21,827
    Hourly Rate $0
    Search Manager Kelly Rigby
    Posting Number CH00778
    UALR Functional Title Library Academic Technician / R99645
    Position Number R99645
    Department School of Law-Library
    Position Summary

    The night-time library LAT III works under the general supervision of the Circulation and Public Services Coordinator and is responsible for processing library materials and directing the work of student library assistants. This position has primary responsibility for closing the law library on Sunday-Thursday nights. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities
    • Close the library Sunday-Thursday, following established procedures and securing materials and money;
    • Staff the Circulation Desk a minimum of 15 hours per week: answering the telephone, routing calls, and taking messages; directing patrons; charging and discharging library materials; receiving funds for copies and printouts; and troubleshooting copiers and printers;
    • Maintain Patron Records in Library Circulation Module;
    • Maintain loose-leaf collection. Tracks all incoming loose-leaf releases and makes claims for missing materials;
    • Retrieve volumes for filing;
    • File and/or make filing available for student assistants and ensures filing is completed in a timely manner;
    • Correct and report errors;
    • Re-shelf items on a daily basis;
    • Shelf library materials, including new books, periodicals, pocket parts, and other supplements;
    • Perform nightly carrel and conference room sweeps;
    • Run overdue reports in absence of Circulation and Public Services Coordinator;
    • Maintain Law School “Lost and Found” according to established procedures;
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Strong customer service skills are essential;
    • Professional demeanor;
    • Basic word processing and other computer skills;
    • Ability to use photocopiers, micro-form readers, and book scanners;
    • Knowledge of basic library procedures and practices;
    • Familiarity with integrated library systems (Innovative Interfaces Sierra platform preferred);
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
    • Ability to follow instructions;
    • Attention to detail and ability to keep work organized;
    • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system;
    • Ability to work in a team environment;
    • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
    Required Education and/or Experience

    The formal educational equivalent of a high school diploma, plus two years’ library experience or other relevant customer service experience.


    Preferred Education and/or Experience
    Background Check Requirements 01 - Criminal/Financial
    Start Date 03/15/2019
    Position Summary and Qualifications
    Essential Job Functions Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds: Daily, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Frequently, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Daily, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Daily, Lifting 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Daily, Carrying 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 50 plus lbs: Daily, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Moderate Distances; Daily
    Work Conditions Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors
    Additional Qualifications Posting Detail Information
    Background Check Statement

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

    UALR EEO Statement

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

    Open Date 02/19/2019
    Close Date 03/01/2019
    Open Until Filled No
    Special Instructions to Applicants
  • 19 Feb 2019 6:49 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Position Summary:

    The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, is offering an exciting opportunity to join the Boreham Library staff.  The Discovery and Access Librarian has the unique potential to shape how the library creates, uses, and manages metadata for a 21st century library.  This position calls for innovation, creativity, and a willingness to problem solve in a dynamic library environment.  This position will include the management of the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) and discovery system (EBSCO Discovery System – EDS), materials processing, as well as metadata creation and maintenance. 

    Essential Job Duties:

    Metadata –

    • ·         Applies knowledge of relevant metadata standards, rules and best practices for the creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance of metadata at all levels;
    • ·         Collaborates across the university to develop and enhance procedures for effective metadata management;
    • ·         Responsible for developing solutions to metadata access and discovery problems;

    Systems –

    • ·         Serves as the integrated library system and discovery system administrator;
    • ·         Provides connectivity support for all third-party applications which connect with the integrated library system and discovery system;
    • ·         Coordinates with campus IT in the maintenance of the integrated library system;
    • ·         Acts as primary contact with the integrated library system and discovery system vendors;

    Other Job Duties and Responsibilities –

    • ·         Responsible for monitoring trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and use;
    • ·         Serves as collection development liaison to designated academic departments;
    • ·         Participates in virtual and in-person reference;
    • ·         Serves on library and university committees and task forces;
    • ·         Hours as part of a regular weekend rotation are expected;
    • ·         Other duties as assigned.

    Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by leadership to subordinates.  Requires consistent on-time attendance.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • ·         Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata tools, including but not limited to: AACR2, RDA, Dewey/LCC, LCSH, and MARC21;
    • ·         Knowledge of OCLC Connexion, OCLC Worldshare Record Manager and OCLC Worldshare Collection Manager and its use in metadata creation and maintenance;
    • ·         Knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing and transforming metadata – MarcEdit, Microsoft ®Excel, or OpenRefine;
    • ·         Experience using integrated library systems;
    • ·         Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
    • ·         Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and effectively in a team environment;
    • ·         Ability to prioritize job tasks and responsibilities;
    • ·         Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands;
    • ·         Strong commitment to service excellence.

    Required Education and/or Work Experience:

    Minimum qualifications include master’s degree in library and information science from program accredited by the American Library Association or degree completion within six months of hiring date. Candidates with one or more years’ experience in an academic library setting are preferred. Demonstrated experience with library computer technologies and software is preferred.

    Preferred Education and/or Work Experience:

    • ·         Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies in discovery, access, and metadata;
    • ·         Experience with non-MARC metadata;
    • ·         Project management skills.

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

    Apply at:

  • 18 Feb 2019 10:20 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Saline County Library is seeking a bright, dynamic, and enthusiastic manager to provide leadership and direction to a team of public service professionals in the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. With over 297,356 patron visits last year, the BHML offers a comprehensive service to all those who live, work and study in Saline County by offering patrons access to a wide range of resources and programs.

    The Library Manager must have a passion for creating an environment of teamwork that embraces change and excellent customer service. He/she must possess effective management skills and experience, and be knowledgeable about the administrative and programmatic operations of public libraries in a suburban setting.

    Governed by a five-member Board, the Library serves the 107,000 Saline County residents with a dedicated staff of 32 FTEs and a $3 million annual operating budget from two locations – the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library (Benton) and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library (Bryant).

    The mission of the Saline County Library is to create unique, enriching experiences that put our community at the center of our story. To deliver on this promise, we do more than provide free access to physical and electronic resources—we constantly strive to improve our customers’ experience, we take the library out in the community and we support our local community partners.

    Saline County in central Arkansas is one of Arkansas' fastest growing and most prosperous counties. Ideally located near bustling Little Rock, Saline County residents enjoy a quality of life in their varied smaller cities and towns while appreciating the ready access to the entertainment, shopping, and cultural offerings of the state capitol. Saline County offers excellent school systems, as well as a University of Arkansas satellite campus, a growing hospital, retail and other amenities. Bishop Park in Bryant and the Riverside Center in Benton provide the communities with access to fitness and aquatic facilities, baseball, soccer and multipurpose fields and the Boys and Girls Club. Other parks, waterways, golf courses, and the nearby Ouachita National Forest offer outdoor recreation. Saline County has it all – including a low cost of living and unemployment rate. Learn more about Saline County here.


    We need you to lead the public-facing departments at the main library and work closely with system-wide, and branch library staff to provide the best library service possible to the Saline County community.


    Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited university plus five years of supervisory experience required. Strong leadership qualities, sound judgment, self-motivation, and the commitment to providing excellent service in a public library are essential.

    Salary range: $45,000 - $68,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits package including paid health care/vision/dental insurance, Arkansas Public Employees Retirement, Day Care compensation and a Wellness Program.

    Click here to apply. Position open until filled.

  • 12 Feb 2019 9:29 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    Job Details
    Archival Assistant
    Agency: Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH)
    Office: Arkansas State Archives
    Date Posted: 02/05/2019
    Posting Expires: 02/19/2019
    The Archival Assistant is responsible for the processing and maintaining of archival itemsand collections. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
    Typical Functions
    Receives archival items and determines physical condition and historical significance. Categorizes items and arranges into chronological, alphabetical, or numerical order. Places items in folders or boxes and stores on shelves by classification. Prepares and maintains inventory listing on each item processed. Researches various sources to obtain needed information about items or collections, suchas the identity of person or persons contained in collection. Writes bibliographic sketches to include in collection index. Assists patrons by pulling materials, giving tours, and providing reference service. Responds to specific inquires or requests by conducting searches, making referrals, and/orcompiling needed materials. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Special Job Dimensions

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
    Knowledge of the principles and practices of collection, compilation, and analysis of archivalmaterials. Ability to process and categorize archival materials. Ability to prepare bibliographic sketches from research on archival materials. Ability to compile and disseminate information on archival materials and available resources.
    Minimum Education and/or Experience
    The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of specializedtraining and/or experience in library science, historical archival or a related field. 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 is a full time position with the Arkansas State Archives, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage in Little Rock. This position earns $29,046 per year and offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement. For more information about us please visit us at One Capital Mall, Little Rock or on the web at and

    Scope of work:
    • Monitoring archival facility environmental conditions and reporting issues of concern to State Historian.
    • Supervising the work of the conservation lab, which includes the training and oversight of interns and volunteers.
    • Performs condition assessments of new and existing archival materials for preservation issues (e.g., degrading film and/or unstable film, presence of active mold growth).
    • Makes recommendations for/or mediating preservation concerns with new or existing archival materials.
    • Conducting preservation, restoration and conservation tasks (e.g., repairs, cleaning, washing, encapsulation, mending, creating special enclosures, deacidification) according to archival best practices and standards.
    • Consulting with other state agencies, museums, historical organizations, libraries and other entities on conservation/preservation issues.
    • Providing preservation workshops for state agencies and the general public.
    • Developing and maintaining agency's disaster preparedness plan.
    • Advising and training agency staff on basic preservation methods and techniques.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
    The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of specialized training and/or experience in library science, historical archival or a related field.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in history, art, humanities, or related field.

    Special Requirements:
    • Occasional work outside normal office hours.
    • Occasional travel for workshops or to pick up collections may be required.
    • Ability to lift 40 lbs. with or without accommodations.
    • Valid Arkansas drivers license.
    • A pre-employment criminal background check is required.
    • Position is subject to drug screening.

    The Work History section of the application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Thank you for your interest.
    Job Details
    Position No.: 22091311
    Class Code: P043C
    Grade: GS04
    Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $29,046.00 per year
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    Job Type: Full Time
    Location Information
    Job City: Little Rock
    Job County/Region: Pulaski
    Contact Information
    Contact name: Debbie Biggs or Jamie Harrison
    Phone: 501-324-9150
    Email: or jamie.harrison@arkans
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  • 12 Feb 2019 9:27 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Central Arkansas Library system is seeking a full-time IT Specialist.  The IT Specialist is responsible for installation, preventative maintenance, and minor repair of all computers and their peripherals and miscellaneous office equipment throughout all of CALS branches.  In addition, the position performs on-call computer help desk duties for Library staff and patrons involving computer hardware, applications, and office equipment. It requires the ability to access, input, and retrieve data from the computer; ability to perform light to medium work without assistance; and the ability to communicate effectively. Candidate must also have at least two years’ experience in computer or technology-related services, valid AR driver’s license, and ability to climb, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift a minimum of 50 pounds.   Salary starts at $16.96 and includes excellent benefits.  Please submit application and resume to Dawn Perry at  This position closes at noon on Monday, February 25. 

  • 7 Feb 2019 9:57 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Jackson County Library in Newport, Arkansas is seeking a Library Director. Jackson County is conveniently located 90 miles from Little Rock and Memphis. With a historic past filled with rockabilly music and steamboats, we serve a population of over 17,000. Headquartered in downtown Newport with a branch in Tuckerman, the library is looking forward to a bright future.

    The full job posting can be found at:

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