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  • 11 Apr 2024 3:10 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    The Green Forest Library is seeking a new Director. Could this be you?
    This opportunity is perfect for someone looking to enjoy small town life
    in the Arkansas Ozarks, including a 35-hour work week for a healthy
    work-life balance, easy access to both the Springfield, MO and
    Bentonville/Rogers/Fayetteville, AR metropolitan areas as well as
    popular vacation destinations like the Buffalo National River, Branson,
    and Eureka Springs. This position allows for the exercise of creative
    and compassionate leadership as the library strives to extend its reach
    and impact in a diverse community. A great benefit package is included,
    with 100% of the cost of health insurance covered by Carroll County.

    Minimum requirements are:

    ·         Completion of studies earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor
    of Science from a 4-year institution of higher education

    ·         Excellent communication skills

    ·         Experience with the public

    ·         Extensive knowledge of computers and computer programs

    ·         Good managerial skills

    ·         Adept at long-range planning and budgeting

    For more information and to apply, go to:

    This position is open until filled.

  • 11 Apr 2024 3:09 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    Library Center of the Ozarks ____________________________________________________________________________________ Children’s Services Supervisor Are you creative, energetic, and innovative? Then the Library Center of the Ozarks wants you to join its team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about providing excellent library services to children and families and excited about new challenges. ▪ Provide excellent customer service to patrons, primarily children and caregivers, by assisting them with reference, readers' advisory, and general computer questions. ▪ Design, promote, present, and evaluate a variety of programs for children of all ages, based on their developmental needs and interests and the goals of the library. ▪ Develop and maintain the children's collections by reviewing, evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and withdrawing materials. ▪ Instructs patrons, primarily children, in the use of library materials, databases, and online catalog. ▪ Promotes children’s programs and services to community agencies, advocates, and citizen groups. ▪ Maintains discipline and order in the children’s department. ▪ Gathers and compiles data for reports and prepares statistical and analytical reports of children’s activities. ▪ Organize, maintain, and purchase appropriate supplies. ▪ Performs other related and assigned duties as required. Specific knowledge and skills required: ▪ Ability to relate well with children and be comfortable working with children individually and in groups. ▪ Knowledge of authors, titles, and reading interests of children. ▪ Knowledge of childhood development and learning stages. ▪ Knowledge of library materials, services, and operations for children. ▪ Knowledge of emerging information and library technologies for children. ▪ Ability to deliver quality library children's programs and services to the community. ▪ Ability to exercise initiative, leadership, and independent judgment. ▪ Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, and meet deadlines. Education and Experience: ▪ Master’s degree in library science is required. ▪ Experience working with children is required. ▪ Experience planning and implementing a variety of programs for children from birth to 12 years is required. ▪ Supervisory experience is required. ▪ Public Library experience is preferred. Physical Demands ▪ Performs bending, squatting, kneeling, and reaching from floor level to a height of 6 feet. ▪ Displays good coordination and mobility. ▪ Routine lifting and handling of library materials weighing up to 30 pounds. ▪ Ability to stand for extended periods of time. ▪ Ability to perform work at a computer terminal for extended periods. Reporting Structure ▪ Reports to Library Director Salary range: $45,000 - $55,000 Please email a resume and cover letter to

  • 19 Mar 2024 3:17 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    YOUTH PROGRAMMER – The Central Arkansas Library System is in search of a full-time (40 hrs/week) outstanding, outgoing individual to lead and coordinate children and youth activities at the Main Library in the Youth Services Department. The Youth Programmer is a 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. Activities include storytime, crafting, afterschool events, and other creative endeavors. This job also involves introducing and suggesting books and authors that promote early literacy to families, as well as working with the Be Mighty afterschool food distribution program and assisting with day-to-day tasks performed by library staff. Assistance with front desk duties, excellent customer service skills, and technology assistance, along with working every other Saturday on a rotating schedule, is required. Pay starts at $16.47 per hour with excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay.  Please send resume and application to Cyndi Barron-Harris at with Youth Programmer in the subject line. Position opened until filled.

  • 12 Mar 2024 4:05 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)


    Job Description

    The Cataloger performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, database maintenance, authority control, and provides training and inventory support for the libraries.  This position also resolves cataloging problems and aids in the maintenance of the online catalog.  The Cataloger provides advice, offers demonstrations and provides information on best practices and up-to-date policies in cataloging services.  As assigned, leads system wide projects in the department working collaboratively with project partners in a team environment.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform original (including complex) and copy cataloging of all formats of library materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use.

    • Interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the Dewey Decimal System, the AAACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials.

    • Maintain authority records and perform needed authority work in the database.

    • Consult with libraries in order to resolve cataloging and database problems, report trends in bibliographic services, answer questions, transmit information, and discuss options for handling library materials.

    • Develop and deliver training programs to member library staff and others.

    • Perform database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records.

    • Maintain the integrity of the integrated library system through authority file control.

    • Loads MARC record files for member libraries and communicates necessary changes.

    • Assist in preparing statistical and other reports and analyses.

    • Attend conferences, workshops and training sessions as part of on-going professional development.

    • Places orders for new materials, receives shipments, checks in newly acquired materials, and is responsible for distributing materials to member libraries.

    Necessary Knowledge, Ability and Skills:

    • Thorough knowledge of AACR2 and other cataloging rules and interpretations and MARC format.

    • Thorough knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification system and Library of Congress subject headings and other cataloging factors.

    • Considerable knowledge of English and math.

    • General knowledge of a wide range of subjects in order to appropriately classify and select materials for the collection.

    • Working knowledge of automated library systems and online databases.

    • Working knowledge of patron needs and interests.

    • Working knowledge of print, non-print and electronic resources available from a wide number of sources, including publishers, the Internet, and library and vendor-based systems.

    • Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom.

    • Knowledge of technical services functions and services.

    • Good oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to travel as required.  (Have a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and dependable transportation).

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Specific Ability To:

    • Recognize and set priorities and organize and coordinate your own work.

    • Use diplomacy and tact to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal customers, subordinates, peers, vendors, and patrons.

    • Manage time to maximize productivity.

    • Operate with a minimum of supervision and work collaboratively in a team environment to resolve problems.

    • Operate computers, printers, copiers, and any other equipment commonly utilized in a functional area.

    • Ability to navigate databases and Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel.

    Specific Skill In:

    • Use of computer hardware and software including the internet and electronic databases.

    • Diagnosing problems and developing solutions.

    • Listening to, understanding, interpreting and effectively responding to the concerns of system users.

    • Establishing and maintaining good customer relations and good staff relations.

    • Working collaboratively within a team and as a team lead.

    • Developing, documenting and implementing new systems, procedures and practices across the system.

    • Providing work direction and general support to subordinate staff.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Primarily sedentary work performed within an office environment, but also requires standing, walking, stooping or crouching, kneeling, crawling, reaching, pushing, grasping, lifting, feeling, hearing and talking, climbing, balancing and sitting.

    • Requires the ability to exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

    • Ability to push a loaded book truck weighing up to 300 pounds.

    • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to adjust the eye to bring objects into sharp focus, clarity of vision at 20 or more feet, and the ability to distinguish colors.

    • Must be able to concentrate on detailed information over an extended period of time.

    Reports to:  This position reports directly to the County Library Director.

    Desired Minimum Qualifications:

    • A Master of Library and Information Science Degree from an ALA accredited library school is preferred; however, a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience working in a public library and familiarity with automated integrated library systems and online searching will be considered.

    • Three years’ experience in original and copy cataloging and classification of all formats of library material using Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress (LC) classifications, LC subject headings, machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records, and experience with computerized cataloging databases.

    Salary Range: $15.00 an hour + Depending on experience

    Approved by Library Board:  November 19, 2015

  • 1 Mar 2024 2:07 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)


    The Branch Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of special and recurring children’s programs, outreach, assisting patrons, providing reader’s advisory, and collection development.


    Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited university (or progress towards a degree) is required. This position requires you to be outgoing, energetic, creative, self-motivated, and committed to providing quality teen’s programming in a public library setting.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

    • Candidate should be computer literate and willing to learn new technologies
    • General knowledge of popular reading materials, movies, and music; expert level knowledge in children’s materials
    • Knowledge of professional library principles, practices and trends
    • Expertise in library’s resources, services, classification system, policies and procedure
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays
    • Position requires walking and standing for long periods. Requires light lifting and carrying of up to 40 pounds.
    • Must like working with people of all ages.
    • Maintains professional relationships with co-workers and supervisor while utilizing excellent communication skills.


    • Plans and executes special and recurring programs for teens including promotion, supply ordering, setup, execution, and cleaning
    • Plans and conducts outreach visits to schools, daycares, and other community organizations
    • Familiarizes self with library policies and adheres to them
    • Maintains a neat, fun, and inviting, and safe teen zone by creating displays, hanging decorations, implementing new design ideas, and straightening carts.
    • Assists with adult and children’s programming and visiting groups as needed
    • Assists in cleaning of the shared storage spaces, and unpacks carts and materials when finished
    • Collaborates with Benton YS staff to ensure consistency and implement special programming.
    • Serves as Person in Charge on Saturday rotation.
    • Provides assistance to circulation desk as needed.
    • Monitors youth services help desk, assists patrons in locating materials, and enforces library code of conduct while maintaining a good relationship with youth visitors and their caregivers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    To apply, visit this link: 

  • 21 Feb 2024 4:15 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)


    Position Number: 22082100

    Position Title: State Library Manager
    County: Pulaski
    Posting End Date: March 9, 2024
    Section: Information Services

    Anticipated Starting Salary: $50,222 - $57,755. 


    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



    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.



    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.





    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.

    Interested candidates can apply at

  • 21 Feb 2024 4:13 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    Cataloging Librarian

    Technical Services · Benton, Arkansas


    The Cataloging Librarian is responsible for cataloging materials for the Saline County Library.


    Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university (or progress towards a degree) or 2 years of library cataloging experience. The successful applicant needs to be friendly and self-motivated with a professional demeanor.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

    • Computer fluency and willingness to learn new technologies.
    • Experience using an integrated online system.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of public library trends.
    • Knowledge of library materials.
    • Ability to perform original and copy cataloging of materials in all formats including AACR2 and MARC formats and Library of Congress subject headings.
    • Expertise in library’s resources, services, classification system, policies and procedures.
    • Position requires light lifting and carrying of up to 40 pounds.
    • Maintains professional relationships with co-workers and supervisor while utilizing excellent communication skills.


    • Performs original and copy cataloging of all materials.
    • Assists with InterLibrary Loan Requests.
    • Categorizes and classifies library materials following library standards and guidelines.
    • Inputs details about new materials into library catalog and ensures all materials can be retrieved easily.
    • Stays informed of new collections, genres, and item types within the library system and adjusts records accordingly.
    • Offers input and suggestions for building, maintaining, and classifying existing and new material collections.
    • Other duties assigned.

  • 16 Feb 2024 4:11 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)
    Maintenance Assistance - Part Time
    Posted on February 07, 2024 | open until filled.

    The North Little Rock Public Library System is currently seeking a Maintenance Assistant for its facilities. The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and security of library facilities, performing service and repair maintenance on plumbing, heating, and electrical systems.

    As a Maintenance Assistant, your major duties will include maintaining the orderly appearance of the library, performing routine maintenance on electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and utility systems, and conducting finish maintenance tasks such as plastering, painting, basic carpentry, and light construction. Additionally, you will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining restrooms, collecting and emptying trash and recycling, changing light bulbs, and assisting with snow removal and outdoor maintenance.

    Minor duties include performing other tasks as assigned within the scope of this classification. The role requires the ability to follow chemical supply instructions, use hand tools proficiently, and perform a variety of physical duties. Knowledge of carpentry, painting, plumbing, wiring, and HVAC systems is essential, along with the ability to lift up to 140 pounds, climb ladders, and operate motor vehicles and maintenance tools.

    The position offers a competitive FTE salary range of $31,200 – $37,440 ($15-18/hour). Applicants should have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least four years of relevant job experience. To express your interest in this role, please send your cover letter and resume to Apply promptly, as the position is open until filled.

  • 16 Feb 2024 4:10 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)
    Adult Community Educator - Full Time
    Posted on February 07, 2024 | open until filled.

    North Little Rock Public Library System is currently in search of a dedicated Adult Community Educator to join its Adult Department. As an Adult Community Educator, you will play a vital role in engaging and assisting adult library users, possessing a strong understanding of library automation systems, and contributing to the day-to-day operations of the Adult Department. Effective communication, organizational skills, and adaptability are key attributes for success in this position. Understanding and addressing the unique needs of adult patrons is crucial, with experience in public service preferred.

    The position offers a competitive initial salary, ranging from $16 to $30 per hour or an annual salary of $33,280 to $62,400, based on education and experience. If you possess a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of related experience, we invite you to apply. Alternatively, candidates with at least ten years of relevant experience and a high school diploma or equivalent are encouraged to submit their applications. To express your interest in this role, please send your cover letter and resume to Apply promptly, as the position is open until filled.

  • 16 Feb 2024 4:09 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)
    Teen Community Educator- Full Time
    Posted on February 07, 2024 | open until filled.

    The North Little Rock Public Library System is seeking a dedicated Community Educator for The Loft. The role involves engaging and assisting young library users aged 12-18, providing excellent customer service, and developing and facilitating library events and programs for this age range. The ideal candidate will have a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of related experience. Candidates who do not meet these educational ideals, but who possess at least 5 years of experience working directly with teens in a service and/or educational setting are also invited to apply. The Community Educator's primary duties include program development, outreach to schools and local organizations, building connections with patrons and supporting an atmosphere of support and safety in the Loft. Other duties include checking materials in and out, shelving, and maintaining the cleanliness of the Loft. The role requires effective communication, organizational and problem-solving skills, and the ability to adapt quickly to new information. The candidate should understand and meet the unique developmental needs of patrons ages 12-18 and have experience working with this demographic. Physical demands include bending, lifting up to 50 pounds, and standing for prolonged periods. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package, with an initial salary ranging from $16 to $30 per hour or an annual salary of $33,280 to $62,400, based on education and experience. If you are passionate about libraries and working with teens, please submit your cover letter and resume to Interested candidates are encouraged to apply promptly as the position is open until filled.

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