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  • 21 May 2019 4:05 PM | Lynn Valetutti (Administrator)

    Full-time director position available at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library.   Minimum requirements: completion of studies earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year institution of higher education, excellent communication skills, excellent supervisory skills, experience working in a library, public agency or position with public contact, knowledge of reader interest levels and book titles and authors, demonstrated ability to plan and execute programs and events for the general public, demonstrated operating knowledge of computers and computer programs, good financial management skills, adept at long-range planning, proficiency in speaking/writing Spanish highly desirable. Manages all library operations, supervises staff, and works with the Eureka Springs Library Board and the Carroll County Library Board on all aspects of library service. Come join us in this growing community in the beautiful Arkansas Ozarks!

    Employment Applications are available for pick up at the libraries in Eureka Springs, Berryville, and Green Forest. To have an application emailed to you, contact the Carroll and Madison Library System, 870-423-5300 or Dominick@camals.org.  

    Application and resume must be mailed to: 

    Lucilla Garrett

    Chair, Search Committee

    106 Spring Street

     Berryville, AR  72616

    Application and resume must be received to the above address by July 18, 2019 to be considered for this position.


  • 21 May 2019 8:31 AM | Lynn Valetutti (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    Executive Career Opportunity

    To learn more about the position, department and the Garland community, click on the link below to review the recruitment brochure.

    Recruitment Brochure

    The salary will be commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

    Responsible for planning, directing, evaluating, and reviewing the activities and operations of the Central Library and Branch Library facilities. 

    Number of Direct Reports (include titles): 

    1-Library Administrator, 1-Library Services Administrator, 1-Senior Business Process Analyst, 1-Department Coordinator II, 1-Management Assistant

    Number of Indirect Reports: 80

    Financial & Budget Responsibility:  Department Budget: $5.6M           

    Essential Job Functions

    ·         Provide oversight and direction for programs developed to educate, entertain and otherwise benefit the City of Garland’s citizens.

    ·         Enhance and support staff development and establish a collaborative team work environment

    ·         Refine, implement, and update the Library Strategic Plan on an ongoing basis

    ·         Develop and/or maintain effective working relationships between the Library and the community to collaborate with local departments, agencies, and organizations (Library Advisory Board, Friends of the Library, public, civic, and professional groups, and private entities).

    ·         Oversee and direct the development of the collections and new services to meet citizen needs and expectations.

    ·         Oversee the annual Library Department operating budget; analyze revenue projections and monitor department expenditures.

    ·         Direct planning and coordinate library operations for facility repairs, renovations and for the development and construction of new facilities.

    ·         Analyze existing facilities to accommodate service enhancements that meet current and future needs

    ·         Provide leadership and set policies, procedures and service goals and expectations for departmental staff.

    ·         Collaborate with library management staff to encourage leadership and team-building to establish consistency in services.

    ·         Remain abreast of current methods, practices, principles, philosophies, and technologies of the public library service.

    ·         Determine departmental priorities for the operating budget and CIP budget project expenditures.

    ·         Develop, implement and submit plan applications including service applications, grant programs and contracts to remain compliant with City and State requirements.

    ·         Represent the City to the media and public regarding library related matters.

    ·         Prepare and present reports to the City Manager, City Council and related Boards; provide technical and professional advice and recommendations related to levels of service and other library related matters; and direct preparation of relevant reports and research

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    ·         10 years experience in the public library sector

    ·         5 years of increasingly responsible experience in public library administration, including at least (3) years of responsible administrative/management experience

    ·         Experience managing a public library system with multiple branch locations

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    ·         Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of administration, organization, personnel management and budgeting/accounting as applied to the public library system

    ·         Comprehensive knowledge of practices, procedures, methods, and equipment used in contemporary library systems

    ·         Working knowledge of public relations procedures, social media and related technology

    ·         Substantial skill in planning, directing, and monitoring operations involving the activities of library personnel

    ·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City administration, officials, departments or other agencies, and the general public

    ·         Ability to recognize or identify the existence of problems and generate or conceive new or innovative ideas or solutions to those problems

    ·         Ability to plan, organize, monitor, and evaluate subordinates' work assignments to accomplish departmental objectives

    ·         High EQ (self-awareness), adept at conflict resolution and ability to quickly evaluate and accurately problem solve

    ·         Strong work ethic with demonstrated leadership skills

    ·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills and a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness

    ·         Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

    ·         Ability to effectively and appropriately interact, develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with City Council, City management, business partners, employees and citizens

    ·         Ability to promote mission, goals, policies and guiding principles and standards of an effective public organization

    ·         Ability to prepare professional presentations and present to City Council

    Licenses & Certifications

    Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Frequent local and occasional state and national travel, as required, to monitor and supervise library operations, to represent the library at City, community and public meetings, and to meet the state library continuing education requirements.

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    ·         A Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences from an American Library Association accredited college or university

    ·         7 years experience in the public library sector 

    ·         3 years progressively increasing experience in a public library administration management role 
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


  • 13 May 2019 1:48 PM | Lynn Valetutti (Administrator)

    Business Librarian

    The University of Arkansas Libraries invite nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Business 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 abilities to foster successful partnerships with other university departments, to provide excellent services, and to adapt programs and services that support change within the institution.

    The Business Librarian serves as a member of the Instruction and Liaison Services team supporting undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.  In support of entrepreneurial initiatives, the Business Librarian works to develop partnerships with the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the McMillian Innovation Studio, and the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub.  Additionally, the position supports the Walton Research & Outreach Centers (i.e., Supply Chain Management Research Center, Center for Retailing Excellence, and Blockchain Center of Excellence) and the three key signature research areas (https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/signature-research-areas/). 

    We are seeking candidates with broad business and entrepreneurship information skills.   This position has responsibilities that include library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach.  This position may be appointed to lead collaborative collection management in the social sciences. Additionally, this position collaboratively develops library programs and outreach initiatives with members of the Social Sciences Liaison team and reports to the Head of Instruction and Liaison Services.

    Responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian/Assistant Professor and should possess an exemplary service orientation; the ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment; a willingness to engage in faculty liaison activities; initiative and flexibility; strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and customers; and effective oral and written communication skills.

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    *A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program

    *Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in business or significant experience providing business reference services in a research library

    *Demonstrated experience providing research assistance, library instruction, and outreach

    *Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with business resources and research methodologies

    Preferred Qualifications:

    *Demonstrated experience teaching or providing classroom instruction or public presentation experience

    *Demonstrated experience selecting and acquiring datasets to support research

    *Experience with Text Mining and Data Analysis

    *Working knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship and data visualization in business

    *Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills

    *A second advanced degree in a business discipline

    *Collection development experience

    Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor. Salary: $53,000.

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

    Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students.  The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH).  The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities.  The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered.  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.  For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (https://libraries.uark.edu).  The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 27,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.  With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters.  This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

    Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by June 16, 2019, will receive full consideration.  Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/34039.  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Dean for Human Resources and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  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.


  • 7 May 2019 10:27 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)


    The Cape Girardeau Public Library, a beautiful destination library, is seeking a creative, qualified individual for the Adult Services Coordinator position. 

    Responsibilities include: plans, develops, implements, promotes and evaluates monthly programs, collections, and services for adults; participates in selection of personnel; schedules, trains and supervises adult services staff; seeks collaboration opportunities out in the community.

    Required: ALA accredited MLS or extensive experience working in a public library; demonstrated excellent customer service attitude and oral/written communication skills; ability to think creatively; ability to work in a team environment.

    Salary: $40,000 to $42,000 DOQ. Benefits package include medical and dental insurance, retirement match, paid sick and vacation leave, and library-sponsored professional development opportunities. Reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants made on request. 

    Please visit https://www.capelibrary.org/job-openings/to view the full job description.

    Submit a letter of application, resume and 3 professional references by May 31st, 2019 to: Katie Hill, 711 North Clark, Cape Girardeau, MO  63701 or katie@capelibrary.org.

  • 3 May 2019 8:10 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) (www.uamont.edu) is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Librarian. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track, faculty position.  UAM, one of eleven campuses of the University of Arkansas System, is located in southeastern Arkansas in beautiful timberlands.  UAM is a comprehensive undergraduate institution also offering select master’s degree programs.

    Responsibilities: The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian coordinates subscriptions and access to journals and indexes, both print and electronic; provides reference and instruction; maintains library webpage; administers library’s ILS Sierra; assists UAM’s IT staff in maintaining library computers; serves as liaison to academic departments; and participates in library planning and university governance.  Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

    Qualifications:  Candidate must have a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science, and have superior oral and written communication skills. Experience with ILS and serials preferred.

    Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience, including excellent fringe benefits.

    Application Process:  Send a letter of application as well as a completed Employment Application (http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf ), complete résumé, names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to:  Mr. Daniel Boice, Director, Taylor Library and Technology Center, P. O. Box 3599, Monticello, AR  71656, E-mail:  boice@uamont.edu

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  UAM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is subject to FOI requests.

  • 2 May 2019 7:15 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Head of Special Collections & University Archivist

    Agency

    Texas A&M University - Commerce

    Department

    Library

    Proposed Minimum Salary

    $5,248.33 monthly

    Job Location

    Commerce, Texas

    Job Type

    Faculty

    Job Description

    INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

    SUMMARY:

    The Assistant Librarian – Head of Special Collections provides leadership and strategic vision for the department and serves as University Archivist, facilitates the integration of research and teaching through collaborations with university departments and external entities, fosters a collaborative work environment, actively manages donor cultivation, and facilitates national interest in collections and archives.              

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manages the daily operations of Special Collections and University Archives and serves as primary contact for research requests.
    • Ensures that vital university records are available for use by administration and others.
    • Supervises, evaluates and provides training for librarians, staff, interns, and student workers.
    • Develops strategic plans and assessment strategies, implements policies and procedures, and facilitates special projects.
    • Develops outreach activities to promote the archives and special collections.
    • Communicates with donors and acquires new collections.
    • Works with other departments in the library and on campus to develop and promote library resources.
    • Collaborates with individuals and external organizations to identify, preserve and make accessible items of historical interest from throughout Northeast Texas.
    • Pursues and administers grants and special projects that pertain to the collection.
    • Maintains the university’s web archive.
    • Maintains expertise and awareness of current trends in special collections and archives.
    • Serves on library and university committees.
    • Participate in continuing education and professional development opportunities.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Education: ALA-accredited MLS degree.   
    • Experience / Knowledge / Skills:  Five (5) years of post-graduate experience as an Archivist. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented with project management skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. 
    • Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to adapt to a changing library environment.
    • Licensing/Professional Certifications: None
    • Physical Requirements: Ability to move medium weight (20 pounds) boxes, books, heavy book truck or similar items. Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores.
    • Other Requirements: None

    PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

    • Certified Archivist (CA).   
    • Knowledge and experience in most aspects of library preservation practices, technologies, and methodologies, including analog and digital preservation (multi-format collections, electronic records, digital collections, curating exhibits, etc.).
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of descriptive and metadata standards ( EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, etc.). 
    • Experience with content management systems (ContentDM, Omeka, Islandora, ArchivesSpace, etc.).  
    • Experience with donor relations. 
    • Proven track record of fundraising and grant proposal writing. 
    • Experience providing hands-on instruction in the theories, methods, and processes used to manage archives and digital resources.

    SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

    Librarians, staff, interns, and student workers.

    https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUC_External/job/Commerce-TAMUC/Assistant-Librarian---Head-of-Special-Collections---University-Archivist_R-018469

  • 2 May 2019 7:09 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Fort Smith Public Library

    Windsor Drive Branch Manager

    The Fort Smith Public Library in scenic western Arkansas is seeking a dynamic, customer-focused, creative professional to provide leadership for the Windsor Drive Branch Library. 

    The Branch Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the neighborhood branch library, including supervising, scheduling, and training staff; planning programs and outreach for children, teens, and adults; ensuring a welcoming environment and providing a quality user experience to customers; interpreting library policies and procedures for customers and staff; and participating in collection development.  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 branch manager also works with other branch managers, department heads, and the library director on library-wide projects, issues, and initiatives.

    Education and experience:  A bachelor’s degree is required with preference for a master’s degree, especially an MLS or other library-related degree.  At least one year of professional library experience and demonstrated management experience is desired. 

    Skills and aptitudes:  The ideal candidate for this position is customer focused, possesses strong customer service skills, is confident with technology, works well with the public (especially children and teens), has experience with and an appreciation of diverse cultures and ages, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  A positive attitude toward library staff and the public, the ability to positively represent the library in the community, flexibility, strong organization and planning skills, an eye for detail, the ability to manage multiple projects, and proven success as a team leader and team member are other essential skills.  

    Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; minimum salary: $35,000.  In addition, the Fort Smith Public Library offers a competitive package of benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid retirement.

    Fort Smith Public Library: The Fort Smith Public Library is a city library system with a $2.8 million budget and a 67,000 square foot main library and three neighborhood branches, all opened since 2000. 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.

    Windsor Drive Branch:  The Windsor Drive Branch Library is one of three neighborhood branch libraries in the Fort Smith Public Library system.  The library opened in a new 11,000 square foot building in 2000.  Two full-time and eight part-time staff members provide service to a diverse clientele in a beautiful library environment.  The library is located within walking distance of four public schools.  In 2018 48,557 people visited the Windsor Drive Branch, checking out 44,702 materials. 

    To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Goodson, Library Director, Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave., Ft. Smith,
    AR, 72903
    or
    jgoodson@fortsmithlibrary.org  Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    For more information about the Fort Smith Public Library, visit www.fortsmithlibrary.org.
  • 29 Apr 2019 6:48 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Washington County Library System Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic and energetic director for a one county library system headquartered in Greenville, MS with branches in Leland, Glen Allan, Avon, Arcola Hollandale and Metcalfe.  The Washington County Library System serves a diverse population of 46,221 residents.

    Responsibilities

    The Director works under the direction of the Washington County Library System Board of Trustees and meets with the board on a monthly basis.

    Supervises 18 employees

    Assist patrons

    Work with local and state officials

    Oversee the materials collection and the automation system

    Prepares the annual budget

    Oversight of Facilities

    Travel to branches, some overnight travel to meetings and training

    Take advantage of continuing education and stay up—to-date on trends affecting libraries

    On Call 24/7 for emergencies

    Qualifications

    Masters degree from an American Library Association accredited School of Library Science

    Five years of supervisory experience

    Computer and internet experience

    Benefits

    Vacation and Sick Leave, health and life insurance, Cafeteria plan, Credit Union, Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System

    Salary

    $50,000 - $60,000

     

  • 25 Apr 2019 10:51 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

    Under the general supervision of the Library Director, responsible for professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive program of library services for all ages with an emphasis in Adult Services in accordance with the Library's mission, vision, and strategic plan as necessary for the effective operation of the Library.  Acts as Director in the Director's absence. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Plans, coordinates, implements, and participates in a comprehensive program for all ages with an emphasis on Adult Services, including community outreach.  Delegates appropriately to other staff. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.

    2. Serves on the Library Leadership team who under the direction of the City, the Library Board of Trustees and Library Director define expectations and works for staff performance and set goals for services and programming. This duty is performed daily, about 5% of the time.

    3. Supervises staff, creating and leading a team environment and empowering the team to effectively direct day-to-day operations of Adult Services.  Provides effective direction to ensure objectives are met in a timely and efficient manner.  Manages employee performance and ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, local laws, and regulations, and library policies and procedures. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.

    4. Establishes and maintains effective and productive working relationships with library staff and the public. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.

    5. Responsible for purchasing and maintaining a reliable and accurate adult materials collection in a variety of formats that meets the diverse needs of the community (may assign areas of the collection to others). This duty is performed weekly, about 10% of the time.

    6. Participates in staff hiring, coaching, evaluations, and dismissal. This duty is performed as needed, about 5% of the time.

    7. Assists in the development of short-term and long-range goals and objectives for the Library. This duty is performed as needed, about 5% of the time.

    8. Coordinates activities of Adult Service Department, orientation of new staff members and development and implementation of library and departmental policies and procedures. This duty is performed daily, about 10% of the time.

    9. Acts as Library Director in his or her absence. This duty is performed as needed, about 5% of the time.

    10. Assists in the preparation of the budget both City funds and grants, including adult materials, programming, etc. This duty is performed as needed, about 5% of the time.

    11. Provides quality customer service for library patrons, e.g. reference assistance, technological assistance, reader's advisory, etc. This duty is performed daily, about 15% of the time.

    12. Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data with adult departmental reports submitted to library director monthly. This duty is performed as needed, about 5% of the time.

    13. Analyzes community library needs and following current library trends, develops new ideas designed to promote the Library's community position and provide events and opportunities to the community to meet those needs. This duty is performed as needed, about 5% of the time.

    14. Addresses patron comments and complaints; enforces library policies, and responds to emergencies and situations that may me stressful and/or unpleasant. This duty is performed as needed, about 5% of the time.

    15. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Graduate degree (M.B.A., M.A., etc), plus 5 years related experience and/or training, and 3 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    Ability to read, analyze, and understand the most complex documents;  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints;  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style;  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of known variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formats.

    REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited university or enrollment in such a program with impending graduation.

    Five years library experience, at least 3 of which must have been beyond that of entry level.

    Knowledge of library technology including basic knowledge of integrated library systems, online research tools, streaming and downloadable library products, knowledge of common public software such as current Microsoft products, thorough knowledge of all types library materials, knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations and policies related to public library administration.

    PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Experience with adult collection development and Spanish/English language skills.

    SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED

    Intermediate: Database, Other, Word Processing/Typing

    Basic: Alphanumeric Data Entry, Presentation/PowerPoint

    INITIATIVE AND INGENUITY

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED

    Under general direction, working from policies and general directives. Rarely refers specific cases to supervisor unless clarification or interpretation of the organization's policy is required.

    PLANNING

    Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the organization and delegation of work operations for a group of employees engaged in widely diversified activities.

    DECISION MAKING

    Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and also frequent opportunity for decision-making of major importance, either of which would affect the work operations of large organizational component and the organization's clientele.

    MENTAL DEMAND

    Very close mental demand. Operations requiring very close and continuous attention for control of operations which require a high degree of coordination or immediate response. Operations requiring intermittent direct thinking to determine or select the most applicable way of handling situations regarding the organization's administration and operations; also to determine or select material and equipment where highly variable sequences are involved.

    ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING

    Moderately directed. Activities covered by wide-ranging policies and courses of action, and generally directed as to execution and review. High order of analytical, interpretative, and/or constructive thinking in varied situations.

    RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS

    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities may include but not limited to interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Supervises a large group (16-25) of employees who are engaged in diversified activities.

    Supervises the following departments: Adult Services, circulation,

    RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT

    Occasionally responsible for organization's property where carelessness, error, or misappropriation would result in moderate damage or moderate monetary loss to the organization. The total value for the above would range from $5,000 to $150,000.

    ACCURACY

    Probable errors of internal and external scope would have a moderate effect on the operational efficiency of the organizational component concerned. Errors might possibly go undetected for a considerable period of time, thereby creating an inaccurate picture of an existing situation. Could cause further errors, losses, or embarrassment to the organization. The possibility for error is always present due to requirements of the job.

    ACCOUNTABILITY

    FREEDOM TO ACT

    Moderately directed. Freedom to act is given by upper level management guided by general policies and objectives that are reviewed by top management.

    ANNUAL MONETARY IMPACT

    The amount of annual dollars generated based on the job's essential duties / responsibilities. Examples would include direct dollar generation, departmental budget, proper handling of organization funds, expense control, savings from new techniques or reduction in manpower.

    Small. Job creates a monetary impact for the organization from $100,000 to $1mm.IMPACT ON END RESULTS

    Moderate impact. Job has a definite impact on the organization's end results. Participates with others in taking action for a department and/or total organization.

    PUBLIC CONTACT

    Regular contacts with patrons where the contacts are initiated by the employee. Involves both furnishing and obtaining information and, also, attempting to influence the decisions of those persons contacted. Contacts of considerable importance and of such nature, that failure to exercise proper judgment may result in important tangible or intangible losses to the organization.

    EMPLOYEE CONTACT

    Contacts with other departments or offices and also frequently with individuals in middle level positions; consulting on problems which necessitate judgment and tact in presentation to obtain cooperation or approval of action to be taken. Also, important contacts with associates as required in advanced supervisory jobs, plus frequent contact with senior level internal officials.

    USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS

    Occasional use of highly complex machines and equipment; specialized or advanced software programs.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Periodically exposed to such elements as noise, intermittent standing, walking, occasionally pushing, carrying, or lifting; but none are present to the extent of being disagreeable.

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

    The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

    High diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for considerable amount of diversity as an incumbent performs a variety of tasks. Such tasks might be performed from a given work area, or the individual may move about physically in performing a variety of duties.

    While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, talk or hear; frequently required to stand; and occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    This position requires a broad knowledge of the Library field and must have excellent customer service skills and experience.

  • 24 Apr 2019 11:34 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Springdale Public Library is currently accepting applications for the position of CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN. Qualified persons should submit an application to the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 pm Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.

    The incumbent is responsible for identifying, anticipating and meeting the current and future needs of children in the community. The incumbent facilitates the use of materials and resources, plans and presents programs and assists patrons in the library.

    Requirements include a Graduate degree MLS, MLIS, etc., plus 19 to 23 months of related experience and/or training, and 7 to 11 months related management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume, and City of Springdale application, which can be accessed at www.springdalear.gov.  Resumes will not be accepted without an accompanying application. The City of Springdale is an EOE and drug free workplace.

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