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  • 7 Jan 2020 9:27 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Arkansas State Library has a vacancy in its Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, lovingly known here as BPD.  BPD serves as the public library for Arkansans of all ages with visual and print disabilities, providing them with spoken word audio and Braille materials through multiple platforms.  Patrons with concerns as diverse as dyslexia, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma—anyone who has difficulty reading standard print media—are all part of BPD’s service population. 

    With supervisory responsibility for 3.5 FTEs, this position is responsible for classification, maintenance, and delivery of materials to those who request them.  BPD circulates over 200,000 titles every year, and the staff’s service orientation and attention to detail have combined to make the service a reliable, timely, and appreciated addition to the lives of its users.  The provision of spoken word audio and Braille is evolving with technology to better meet the needs of its users, and this is a pretty cool time to be involved with this service.

    For more information and to apply go to  www.arstatejobs.com.

     

  • 3 Jan 2020 10:21 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    DIRECTOR - With headquarters in Dardanelle, Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library, founded in 1959 from the first regional library system in Arkansas, serves a population of 94,000 in Johnson, Logan, Franklin and Yell Counties. The Regional Director provides administrative oversight to promote collaborative resource sharing, strategic partnerships, and cost savings for its member libraries. 

    Qualifications

    • A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university
    • 5 years experience as Director, Assistant, or equivalent supervisory position as well as experience in working with an administrative Board of Trustees
    • Ability to cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with staff and others
    • Have experience in mentoring/coaching staff
    • Highly knowledgeable about current and emerging library trends
    • Must be available for evening meetings
    • Be familiar with current budgeting practices
    • Ability to plan new services to the member libraries
    • Knowledge of traditional and technology-based resources

    This position is based on a 40 hour work week. Health benefits and APERS retirement. Salary commensurate with experience.

    Submit cover letter and current resume by January 31, 2020 to Arkansas River Valley Regional Library, 501 N Front Street, Dardanelle, AR  72834, Attention: Library Director Search


  • 2 Jan 2020 8:05 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR – Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is seeking a collaborative, proactive, enthusiastic, and service-oriented candidate to join CALS as a full-time Community Outreach Coordinator. Our library system is comprised of 15 branches and 300 diverse staff members. Responsibilities for the Community Outreach Coordinator include overseeing outreach programming to include developing, planning, administering, promoting and implementing outreach opportunities at various locations in CALS service areas. The Community Outreach Coordinator will also be responsible for representing CALS at events, writing grants to secure funding for outreach events and programming, and working collaboratively with other staff members. Interested candidates should exhibit self-motivation, initiative, independent judgement, confidence in public speaking and the ability to represent the library to all ages. Other requirements include the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, knowledge of CALS programs and library services, the ability to meet the physical demands such as lifting and/or moving 15-50 lbs. on a regular basis, and reliable transportation to drive between sites. Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ professional library programming experience that includes youth, teen, or adult programming; or Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; or a combination of education and experience. Salary range starts at $37,689. Submit application and resume to Mark Christ at adminjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled. View full job description.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities/

  • 2 Jan 2020 8:05 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    COMMUNITY LIAISON – Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is seeking a collaborative, proactive, enthusiastic, and service-oriented candidate to join CALS as a full-time Community Liaison focused on the Hispanic community. Our library system is comprised of 15 branches and 300 diverse staff members. The Community Liaison will be a key employee to help in our diversity and inclusivity efforts. Responsibilities for the Community Liaison include communicating with our patrons, businesses, and others in the Hispanic and Latin communities CALS serves and identifying ways we can meet their needs to advance CALS’s mission. The Community Liaison will also be responsible for making recommendations to administration, attending community meetings/functions, and helping build a positive relationship in the Hispanic community. Interested candidate should have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations and communications programs, the ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics, the ability to express ideas orally and in writing both in English and in Spanish, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree, at least 5 years’ experience in a marketing or public relations role or related field, or a combination of education and experience. Library experience a plus. Salary range starts at $37,689. Submit application and resume to David Stricklin at adminjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled. View full job description.

  • 2 Jan 2020 8:01 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    DEPARTMENT MANAGER – The Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library seeks a positive, outgoing, and supportive Patron Services department manager who wants to work in a diverse and inclusive environment. Essential duties include oversight of all daily library operations; hiring, training, supervision & evaluation of staff; cash-handling; and scheduling for two floors. Candidate should have knowledge of electronic information services and library technology and must possess strong customer service skills and enthusiasm for working with a diverse population of all ages. Supervisory, leadership, and project management skills required, along with an open-minded and progressive approach to library service. Strong local community involvement essential. An ALA-accredited MLS, current work toward an MLS, or the equivalent of a four-year college degree plus three years related experience and/or training; and related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is preferred. Spanish language skills a plus. Candidates must be able to reach, lift, push and pull up to 50lbs, and be able to stand for periods at a time. Schedule will include some nights and weekends. Salary range starts at $37,689/yr. plus outstanding benefits package. Submit application, cover letter, and resume to Joe Hudak at adminjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities/

     

  • 2 Jan 2020 7:59 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    COMMUNITY LIAISON – Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is seeking a collaborative, proactive, enthusiastic, and service-oriented candidate to join CALS as a full-time Community Liaison focused on the African-American community. Our library system is comprised of 15 branches and 300 diverse staff members. The Community Liaison will be a key employee to help in our diversity and inclusivity efforts. Responsibilities for the Community Liaison include communicating with our patrons, businesses, and others in the African-American communities CALS serves and identifying ways we can meet their needs to advance CALS’s mission. The Community Liaison will also be responsible for making recommendations to administration, attending community meetings/functions, and helping build a positive relationship in the African-American community. Interested candidate should have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations and communications programs, the ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics, the ability to express ideas orally and in writing in English, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments. Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree, at least 5 years’ experience in a marketing or public relations role or related field, or a combination of education and experience. Library experience a plus. Salary range starts at $37,689. Submit application and resume to David Stricklin at adminjobs@cals.org. Position open until filled. View full job description.

  • 23 Dec 2019 12:16 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Full-time CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMER position at the Fletcher Library. Seeking a proactive, outgoing candidate looking to work in an inclusive and diverse environment. Candidate will be responsible for providing regular and special events programming for children, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with local schools, daycares and other community partners . In addition to programming, the employee will be responsible for coordinating volunteers at the branch and overseeing the Food for Good program. The employee must demonstrate excellent customer service to library patrons of all ages, attend all training in-services, and travel to and from outreach visits. An ideal candidate will be team-oriented, have experience working with children and teenagers, and have some knowledge of children’s and young adult literature. Must work at least one night a week until 8 pm, some weekends and be able to push, pull and lift at least 25lbs. Salary range starts at $12.32 per hour with excellent benefits to include company paid retirement. Please send resume and application to Liz Wooley at fletcherlibraryjobs@cals.org by Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

     

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities/


  • 20 Dec 2019 2:38 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (12-20-2019)

    Law Librarian

    Job Type: Full Time

    Contact Name: Ava Hicks

    Contact Email: ava.hicks@arcourts.gov

    The Arkansas Supreme Court Library is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Law Librarian to begin in January 2020. The detailed job announcement is posted to the Arkansas State Jobs website. The position is pay grade GS 06, and salary will be determined upon acceptance and hiring. Applicant should send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by email to Library Director Ava Hicks. Application deadline is Friday, January 3, 2020. All applications will be reviewed, and interviews scheduled for the best qualified candidates.

  • 18 Dec 2019 7:51 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)
    Job Title: Archivist

    Agency: Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH)

    Office: Arkansas State Archives

    Salary Range: $36,155  - $52,425 per year

    Position Number: 22177825

    Open: 12/13/19

    Close: 12/27/19

    Grade: GS06

    Job Type: Full Time

    Job City: Little Rock, Arkansas

    Application Process: Complete the required State of Arkansas Employment Application found on the www.arstatejobs.com website.  Locate the job posting and click “apply for job”. 

    For more information contact:

    Debbie Biggs debbie.biggs@arkansas.gov, 501-324-9150 or

    Jamie Harrison jamie.harrison@arkansas.gov, 501-324-9150

    Job Description

    **PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING THIS POSITION**

    **** THIS IS A TEMPORARY, FEDERALLY FUNDED FULL-TIME POSITION, ELIGIBLE FOR FULL BENEFITS AND POSITION WILL END IN AUGUST 2021.****

    This is a full time position with the Arkansas State Archives an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism in Little Rock. This position earns $36,155 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 Capitol Mall, Little Rock or on the web at www.ark-ives.com and www.arkansasheritage.com

    Functional Job Title:  Arkansas Digital Newspaper Project (ADNP) Archivist

    Class Summary:  The ADNP Archivist is responsible for collecting metadata and supplying it to a digitization vendor, coordinating work and shipments of ASA staff/vendors/Library of Congress, implementing quality review of digital assets, and assisting with project record keeping related to Arkansas Digital Newspaper Project (ADNP) at the Arkansas State Archives. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this temporary full-time position will end in August 2021. The position is governed by agency/institution policy and state and federal laws.

    Scope of Work:

    ·         Manage day-to-day operations of the Arkansas Digital Newspaper Project (ADNP) to digitize over 100,000 pages of Arkansas newspapers for the Library of Congress Chronicling America site.

    ·         Oversight and review of metadata collection following established guidelines.

    ·         Implement and complete detailed quality review of digital assets and metadata.

    ·         Track and manage project transactions and shipments of microfilm masters and digital assets between the Arkansas State Archives, collaborating institutions, vendors, and the Library of Congress.

    ·         Implement workflows for data management and review.

    ·         Work closely with project team, including other ASA staff members, vendors and collaborating institutions.

    ·         Assist with record keeping and report preparation.

    ·         Research and write the history of newspapers selected for this grant.

    ·         Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

    Working Relationships:  The ADNP Archivist has regular contact with division and DAH personnel, vendors, various program-related state and federal agencies.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    ·         Knowledge of classification and archival requirements of historical documents and objects.

    ·         Knowledge of applicable technical standards and best practices in digitization and metadata creation (non-MARC and MARC).

    ·         Knowledge of archival and library best practices.

    ·         Knowledge of newspapers or serials, and ability to assess complex relationships between titles preferred.

    ·         Knowledge of html and/or xml.

    ·         Experience working with Microsoft Excel and Access.

    ·         Strong organizational, data entry, and problem solving skills.

    ·         Ability to work independently and collaboratively. 

    ·         Ability to sort, organize, analyze, and search archival collection and inventories.

    ·         Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports.

    Required Qualifications:  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history, English or a related field; plus two years of archival or library experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to those who possess demonstrated project management experience, digitization projects experience, quality control experience, an understanding of metadata creation and MARC cataloging, knowledge of OCR output optimization, experience with grant management and writing, excellent organizational skills, and knowledge of Arkansas history.

    Special Requirements

             Occasional travel for training.

             Ability to lift 40 lbs. with or without accommodations.

             Valid Arkansas driver’s 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.

    Location of Work:

    Arkansas State Archives

    One Capitol Mall, 2B-215

    Little Rock, AR 72201

    Benefits:  

    This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement.

  • 18 Dec 2019 7:46 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Computer Services Manager/Librarian   

    The Fort Smith Public Library is seeking a team-oriented, customer-focused, highly knowledgeable professional to provide leadership for the Computer Services Department at the Fort Smith Public Library.  

    The Computer Services Manager/Librarian is responsible for managing all of the library’s information technology activities including the integrated library system (ILS), network infrastructure, telephone system, network and information security, software, desktop and laptop computers, and peripherals.

    This position also supervises a support staff of three and ensures a proactive, customer service-focused environment serving both internal and external customers.  The person in this position works under the supervision of the library director and assistant director.  As a member of the library’s leadership team, the Computer Services Manager/Librarian also works with the library’s department heads and branch managers on library-wide projects, issues, and initiatives.

    Qualifications: 

    Required: 

    • ·         A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.  A combination of professional experience, education, and technical certifications that reflect mastery of field may be accepted in lieu of a 4-year degree. 
    • ·         Experience or training in network and PC security and familiarity with Microsoft applications. 
    • ·         Experience in network administration of firewalls, switches, DHCP, and DNS. 

    Preferred: 

    • ·         A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a similar field. 
    • ·         A master’s degree, especially an MLS from an ALA-accredited library degree program
    • ·         Experience administering secure wireless networks, VLANS, and telephone systems
    • ·         Familiarity with automated library systems such as Polaris
    • ·         Supervisory experience
    • ·         Library experience with a focus on information technology

    Essential skills and aptitudes:  The ideal candidate for this position has excellent technology skills, strong problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.  They enjoy learning new technology, possess excellent communication skills, and demonstrate an enthusiasm and passion for public libraries.  They demonstrate a positive attitude toward library staff and the public, can positively represent the library in the community, have strong organization and planning skills, have an eye for detail, can manage multiple projects, and have proven success as a team leader and team member.

    Primary responsibilities:

    • ·         Functions as the primary administrator of all aspects of the library’s information technology:  servers, firewall, DNS, LAN/WAN/VLAN, phone system, email, printers, integrated library system (ILS), public computer management, public print management system, and all other hardware and software
    • ·         Troubleshoots hardware, software, and printing problems for staff and public computers.
    • ·         Completes requirements for Federal Universal Services e-rate application and maintains necessary records
    • ·         Manages the library website and works with library staff to keep it updated
    • ·         Recommends hardware and software purchases, maintenance solutions, and upgrades
    • ·         Works with staff to document system policy and department procedures
    • ·         Ensures integrity and timeliness of critical system backups
    • ·         Hires, schedules, trains, supervises, and evaluates department staff
    • ·         Oversees the development of and updates to the library’s technology plan
    • ·         Assists in setting up equipment for meetings and events

    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications; expected salary range is $45,000-$65,000 a year.  In addition, the Fort Smith Public Library offers a competitive package of benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid retirement.

    Fort Smith Public Library: The Fort Smith Public Library is a city library system with a $2.9 million budget and a 67,000 square foot main library and three neighborhood branch libraries. The library is a dynamic presence in the community, serving over 88,000 people in the Arkansas River Valley area of western Arkansas and offering a wide range of materials and services including books, DVDs, audiobooks, downloadable audio, eBooks, streaming video, and other digital resources, meeting space, and programming for children, teens, and adults.

    To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Goodson, Library Director, Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR, 72903 or by email to jgoodson@fortsmithlibrary.org 

    Review of applications will begin January 6, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    For more information about the Fort Smith Public Library, visit www.fortsmithlibrary.org
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