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  • 24 Mar 2020 1:13 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Dean of Libraries as a member of the as University of Arkansas Libraries' senior administrative team, the Associate Dean for Content and Digital Initiatives leads the Libraries’ programs that support discovery, preservation, and access to content and collections. The initial portfolio of responsibilities include oversight for technical services, research data management, scholarly communication, the integrated library system and other enterprise systems, desktop support, management of the library website, and digitization. The Associate Dean engages in Libraries-wide planning and policy development which enhance the mission and vision of the Libraries and the university and support campus initiatives. Collection development efforts are shared between Content and Digital Initiatives and Research and Learning divisions. This realigned division will include approximately 40 FT faculty and staff.

    The final portfolio of responsibilities may change, depending on the abilities and interests of the selected candidate, the structure of the administrative team, and the needs of the libraries and the university. All Associate Deans will take library-wide responsibilities based on interests and expertise, such as assessment, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and faculty affairs.

    The Associate Dean is expected to be active professionally and contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with University of Arkansas Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and service.

    Qualifications.  Required:  ALA-accredited master's degree or a master's degree in a relevant discipline. Substantial relevant experience related to content or digital initiatives areas in an academic, research, or special library. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas. Sufficient performance, scholarship and service to be recommended for appointment with tenure at either Associate Librarian or Librarian rank.  Preferred:  At least five years of progressively responsible management experience in a library or university setting. A strong record of scholarship. Demonstrable leadership experience.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Exemplary interpersonal skills and communication skills.

    Rank and Salary:  Tenured, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Librarian / Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.  Salary: $110,000 - $120,000. 

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

    Background:  Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

    The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

    In 2020, the University Libraries are poised to rethink our services, spaces, collections, and programs supporting our faculty, students, and the state of Arkansas. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Physics, as well as two storage facilities.  Our libraries have a budget of approximately $15 million, and a workforce of 150 faculty, professional, and classified staff.  For more information, please go to https://libraries.uark.edu/jointheteam/ .

    Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by April 22, 2020, will receive full consideration.  For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/40715.  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.  For more information, please contactlibhrofc@uark.edu

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

     

  • 24 Mar 2020 1:10 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Associate Dean for Research and Learning

    Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and as a member as University of Arkansas Libraries' senior administrative team, the Associate Dean for Research and Learning leads the Libraries’ programs supporting teaching and learning, research and reference support, access to the physical collections, public spaces, and anticipated digital scholarship offerings. The initial portfolio of responsibilities includes oversight for User Services, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery, Instruction and Liaison Services, as well as three branch libraries (Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fine Arts, and Physics). The Associate Dean engages in planning and policy development which enhance the mission and vision of the Libraries and the university. In addition, the Associate Dean will take a leading role in library space planning efforts, as part of a two-phase renovation of Mullins Library.  Collection development efforts are shared between Content and Digital Initiatives and Research and Learning divisions. The realigned division will include approximately 40 FT faculty and staff.

    The final portfolio of responsibilities may change, depending on the abilities and interests of the selected candidate, the structure of the administrative team, and the needs of the Libraries and university. All Associate Deans will take on library-wide responsibilities based on interests and expertise, such as assessment, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and faculty affairs.

    The Associate Dean is expected to be active professionally and contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with University of Arkansas Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and service.

    Qualifications.  Required:  ALA-accredited master's degree or a master's degree in a relevant discipline. Substantial relevant experience related to research or learning in an academic, research, or special library. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas. Sufficient performance, scholarship and service to be recommended for appointment with tenure at either Associate Librarian or Librarian rank.  Preferred:  At least five years of progressively responsible management experience in a library or university setting. A strong record of scholarship. Demonstrable leadership experience and exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.

    Rank and Salary:  Tenured, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Librarian / Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.  Salary: $110,000 - $120,000. 

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

    Background:  Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

    The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

    In 2020, the University Libraries are poised to rethink our services, spaces, collections, and programs supporting our faculty, students, and the state of Arkansas. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Fine Arts, Physics, as well as two storage facilities.  Our libraries have a budget of approximately $15 million, and a workforce of 150 faculty, professional, and classified staff.  For more information, please go to https://libraries.uark.edu/jointheteam/

    Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by April 22, 2020, will receive full consideration.  For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/40716.  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.  For more information, please contactlibhrofc@uark.edu

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

  • 16 Mar 2020 10:08 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Position Announcement: Head of Collection Management (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR)

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library invites applicants for the position of Head of Collection Management.  This position represents a key opportunity to steward an integrated collection services philosophy across the library and to lead, shape, and collaborate with the staff and librarians engaged in selecting, acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scholarly resources for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library. The collection portfolio is developed in support of biomedical research, clinical care, and academic medical education. The Head of Collection Management is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position with opportunities for promotion.  Rank and salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

    Please visit https://jobs.uams.edu/ to apply and to view the full position announcement.

  • 12 Mar 2020 7:57 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATIONIST / LIBRARIAN

    Non-tenured faculty: Associate or Assistant Professor

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY

    www.library.uams.edu

    The Education and Research Services (ERS) Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative health sciences professional, educator or medical librarian to coordinate education services.  This non-tenured faculty position reports to the Head of Education and Research Services and works in a team-oriented environment. Some travel is required (10%-20%).

    ERS faculty enjoy the variety of opportunities that arise from working in a diverse, vibrant academic environment and contributing to the mission of UAMS, which is to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world by:

    • Educating current and future health professionals and the public;
    • Providing high-quality, innovative, patient- and family-centered health care and also providing specialty expertise not routinely available in community settings; and
    • Advancing knowledge in areas of human health and disease and translating and accelerating discoveries into health improvements.

    Our department offers services in support of instructional, clinical, and research activities, such as literature searching, teaching about information resources and their use, rounding with clinicians, and designing community outreach programs. A primary goal of our work is to promote awareness of information resource services to UAMS faculty and staff, whether they are at the Little Rock campus or spread across the state at the UAMS Regional Centers or the Northwest Campus.

    ERS faculty are engaged in a variety of professional activities, which include service to professional associations, contributions to the profession’s knowledge base through research, conference presentations, creation/teaching of continuing education courses or original publications. The pursuit of expertise and improvement of professional skills are encouraged for all ERS faculty.

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities

    INSTRUCTION / TEACHING

    • Collaborates with faculty to identify and deliver course-integrated instruction
    • Promotes the integration of information resource literacy into the curricula of all UAMS colleges
    • Investigates new technologies; designs and implements new initiatives to improve the delivery of instructional and informational services; and provides training as necessary
    • Teaches classes on use of biomedical information resources
    • Plans and evaluates educational services within the Library  
    • Works with library personnel within other departments to ensure they are prepared to successfully assist users and utilize knowledge-based resources
    • Develops educational materials including online tutorials and LibGuides
    • Utilizes online meeting spaces (such as CoSpace or IVN) for remote educational sessions

    CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION and RESEARCH SUPPORT

    • Works with Regional Library Centers to identify educational needs on consumer health and medical information resources
    • Supports regional information staff in developing educational programs
    • Supports nurse educators with accreditation information requests and pursuit of magnet status
    • Develops and offers consumer health information classes for community members

    ALL ERS FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES

    All ERS Librarians participate in Education, Outreach, Research, Clinical Search Services and as Liaisons with responsibilities to:

    • Contribute to and teach classes
    • Contribute to the Research and Clinical Search Services by conducting literature searches and maintaining searching technical skills
    • Provide departmental coverage, fulfill requests for information and consultations
    • Provide presentations across campus and at regional health centers on specific resources
    • Assist in Outreach efforts with exhibits, presentations and classes
    • Serve on library and university committees
    • Support all liaisons with educational programming, and act as liaison to an assigned college, department and/or unit [e.g. Nursing]
    • Stay abreast of clinical, biomedical and consumer health information resources and discovery products
    • Serve as a members of the Collection Development Team to assist the library in acquiring information products that meet user needs
    • Actively participate in Library’s programs, services and strategic planning processes
    • Contribute to special Library projects and department workflow as designated

    May perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Master’s degree in an accredited education or health-related profession program (ex. MEd, MPH, MNSc, or others)  OR  ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science
    • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in an academic library or work experience in a related job area
    • Experience making presentations in front of groups
    • Interest in learning to search health sciences literature databases
    • Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Office products
    • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) and collaborate with a broad range of health professionals, students and peers
    • Ability to interact in a professional manner with peers and team members.
    • Commitment to continuing professional development and participation in professional activities
    • Sporadic travel to regional centers required (e.g. Fayetteville, Magnolia, and other sites)

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Education and/or experience in life sciences or general education at the college/university level
    • Experience searching MEDLINE and other biomedical databases
    • Experience developing educational modules or programs

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Quiet
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None

    Options

    Apply for this job online

  • 10 Mar 2020 8:51 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    JOB OPPORTUNITY AT THE JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

    BRANCH MANAGER: The Johnson County Public Library of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System in Clarksville, Arkansas is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as branch manager. Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the ideal candidate will work with staff and community residents to ensure in providing materials, programs, and services that meet the diverse needs of county residents.

    Salary based on education and experience, plus an attractive benefits package. Attainment of B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university/college, including a minimum of 18 semesters hours of library science, plus two years of paid, full-time library experience preferred. Familiarity with automated library systems is highly desirable. Supervisory experience is highly desirable.

    Deadline for applications is April 2, 2020.

    Send all resumes to

    ATTN: Kathy Jones, Branch Manager

    Johnson County Public Library

    2 Taylor Circle

    Clarksville, AR  72830

  • 9 Mar 2020 7:58 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas is seeking an innovative and collaborative individual to become the Head of Special Collections/University Archivist. This person will be responsible for all aspects of the administration and development of the department. He or she may also participate in library reference and instruction services and will be expected to integrate the special collections and archives with broader library service programs.

    This will be a library faculty appointment. Faculty librarians have the right to choose with the initial appointment whether to accept tenure-track or non-tenure-track status. All personnel appointed to the library faculty must hold the appropriate terminal degree, a master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). For additional information, please see the UCA Faculty Handbook (https://uca.edu/go/facultyhandbook).

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    · Oversee acquisition, preservation, organization, digitization, and use of collections

    · Initiate and administer outreach and promotion efforts and special projects

    · Develop goals and strategies for the Archives

    · Provide assistance and instruction to patrons and classes, especially for the History Department (https://uca.edu/history)

    · Supervise full-time and part-time staff and student workers

    · Cultivate relationships with both internal and external constituencies

    · Conduct research on Arkansas and UCA history, making findings available in various formats, such as journals, blogs, exhibit materials, newsletters, or presentations

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    · Excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail and accuracy

    · Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills

    · Knowledge of archival and library best practices

    · Ability to demonstrate vision and strategic thinking

    · Willingness to embrace change

    · Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software

    · Strong customer service orientation

    · Demonstrated commitment to professional development

    Required Education and/or Experience

    · MLS or other appropriate ALA-accredited master’s degree

    · Archival experience and/or formal coursework in archival management

    · Supervisory experience

    · Familiarity with technologies and systems developed or adapted by the archival community for the management of and access to archives

    Preferred Education and/or Experience

    · Degree in history (graduate preferred)

    · Demonstrated knowledge of Arkansas history

    · A record of relevant scholarship and publication

    · Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (preferred, not required)

    Application:

    Salary: $55,000-56,000, commensurate with qualifications.

    Full-time, 12 Month, with Benefits

    Desired start date: July 1, 2020

    FLSA: Exempt

    Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 22.

    This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

    Please apply through University of Central Arkansas Office of Human Resources:

    https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/6658

  • 5 Mar 2020 9:14 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    BRANCH MANAGER: The Charleston Public Library of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System in Charleston, Arkansas is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as its branch manager.  Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the ideal candidate will work with staff and community residents to ensure excellence in providing materials, programs, and services that meet the diverse needs of county residents. 

    Salary based on education and experience, plus an attractive benefits package.  Attainment of B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university/college, including a minimum of 18 semester hours of library science, plus two years of paid, full-time library experience preferred. Familiarity with automated library systems is highly desirable.  Supervisory experience is highly desirable

    Applications received by March 19th will receive first consideration.

    Send all resumes to

    ATTN: Regional Director

    Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System,

    501 N Front Street

    Dardanelle, AR  72834

  • 3 Mar 2020 1:34 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Arkansas State Library is hiring an Administrative Specialist III to support the administrative tasks of the Library Development Section. We would love to have applications from individuals who are already familiar with the State Library and/or public library service in the state of Arkansas.

    Please apply online through Arkansas State Jobs: https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=88d720c74a161c0e4bae6f115b56d42a&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=174&jobid=112969.

    More information about the activities of the Library Development section is available on the ASL website: https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=88d720c74a161c0e4bae6f115b56d42a&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=174&jobid=112969.

  • 21 Feb 2020 11:22 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Home to more than 120,000 people, the City of Abilene represents an eclectic mix of Old West heritage, contemporary culture, and traditional values. The City boasts attractive and affordable housing, excellent schools, a revitalized historic downtown, an assortment of tourist attractions, recreational possibilities, top-notch medical facilities, and more.

    The salary range for this position is $115,000 base, DOQ, with an excellent benefits package. The position is open until filled with the first review of applications on March 30, 2020.

    If you want to learn more about the position or to apply, please visit the Novak Consulting Group's careers page.

     

  • 20 Feb 2020 9:03 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University as an Archivist position open!

    This position will lead our Archives & Special Collections unit and will be instrumental in continuing the transformation of Archives & Special Collections from a predominantly traditional manuscript archive to one with an active digital presence.

    For more information or to apply, please visit: https://cho.tbe.taleo.net/cho01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ARKASTAT2&cws=40&rid=25200

    Please note: the position closes midnight on March 16th, so it’s best to have applications in by the 15th.

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