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  • 20 Sep 2019 9:31 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    We are now accepting applications for Outreach Librarian. We are a busy community college library with a team approach to library services. Teaching and reference are a required part of each librarians duties. We encourage new MLIS graduates and current MLIS students to apply. Feel free to contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu with any questions.

    https://jobs.nwacc.edu/postings/10994
  • 12 Sep 2019 8:39 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Here is the full job description for this position: Children's Librarian Position.pdf.

  • 26 Aug 2019 9:52 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    TEEN LIBRARIAN

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    1. Provide advanced research assistance, readers' advisory, technical assistance and excellent frontline customer service.
    1. Create, develop, implement and evaluate multiple high-quality, youth programs for children birth through 18, including a multi-week summer reading program and a literary festival involving community partners. Participate in management of $50,000+ annual departmental programming budget, and with department offer approximately 200 diverse programs annually.  Programming emphasis is for kids ages 11-18 (middle and secondary levels).
    1. Select and purchase materials for assigned library collections. Monitor and manage a print and electronic materials budget of approximately $50,000 annually, ensuring collection areas are balanced, relevant and responsive to community needs.
    1. Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule.
    1. Oversee and administer one or more specialized Youth Services work activities, including but not limited to teen lock-ins, workshops or classes with multiple sessions, STEAM programming and technology, and other engaging, creative and relevant programs.
    1. Speak instruct and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences of all ages (up to 750+ participants). In general, promote library use in the community.
    1. Manage web content proficiently with appropriate tools.
    1. Monitor the work of departmental volunteers. Provide assistance to colleagues.
    1. Pursue professional development, which may include travel, to keep informed of current and emerging library trends.
    1. Serve as manager-in-charge of the Youth Services Department and/or the facilities as necessary.
    1. Staff other public service desks as assigned.
    1. Research and develop grant proposals to enhance and expand library services.
    1. Create print and web bibliographies, user guides and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs.
    1. Evaluate outreach being offered, prioritizing underserved groups and look for new opportunities to extend library services within the service area.
    1. Maintain connection with schools and specifically middle and high school librarians, seeking to support their work and promote our services within their schools, thus extending the reach of both the school and public library.
    1. Serve on and/or chair library committees.
    1. Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
    1. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Graduate degree (MLS/ MLIS), plus 3 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Minimum qualifications:

    MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; or a master's degree in a related field; or a bachelor's degree plus concurrent enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree program and at least 1 year experience working directly with children and teens in a library or educational setting; or commensurate education and experience.

    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.

    Moderate diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which are not as varied as those positions with high-level diversity and decision- making.

    While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; frequently required to reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    1. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Must love working with children.
    2. Creativity and awareness of community needs to design and implement library services for youth.
    3. Strong organizational and time management skills.
    4. Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.
    5. Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines
    6. Must love children and have knowledge of children’s and teen literature.

    Exempt: No

    PAY RANGE

    $16.50 - $18.97 per hour, commensurate with experience

    To APPLY, Visit https://www.faylib.org/fpl-info/employment-opportunities to download an application. 

    Please send completed application, résumé and cover letter to: Lindsi Huffaker, HR Manager, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Alternatively, you may email completed application, résumé and cover letter to Lindsi at: lhuffaker@faylib.org.

  • 22 Aug 2019 6:38 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seek an experienced, user-centered, visionary leader with extensive knowledge of library public services, including best practices and latest trends in the evolving role of academic libraries. Through effective and efficient leadership, the successful candidate will plan, prioritize, implement, and evaluate public services and initiatives, establish policies and procedures, and coordinate operational activities related to public services of the MSU Libraries.    

    The ability to foster a positive environment of effective communication and collaboration with organizational staff and faculty through a consultative team approach is required.

    This is a full-time professional position, reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries and supervising staff.

    MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 24,000 students and is located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri, with a vibrant population of approximately 169,000.

    Date of first consideration: September 9, 2019. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/46116 to apply or contact the MSU Libraries Administrative Services office at libraryadministrativeservices@live.missouristate.edu or (417) 836-4525 for further details.

    Employment will require a criminal background check at university expense. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution.

    To request reasonable accommodations during the employment process, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, MO 65897, 417-836-4252 (voice), 417-836-3257 (TTY) or at equity@missouristate.edu.

  • 21 Aug 2019 7:58 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Laman Library Main Branch Youth Services Manager – salary range $14.42 - $30 per hour

    General Responsibilities Summary

    The William F. Laman Public Library Main Branch, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, seeks an innovative and collaborative Youth Services Manager to develop and support customer-oriented library services. The person in this position directs activities within the Youth Services Department and supervises programmers, librarians, library associates, library assistants, seasonal staff members, and volunteers in support of community engagement, programming, and materials selection for children and/or teens. This person works closely with colleagues to develop good staff relations, possesses enthusiasm and passion for libraries, and offers excellent customer service. This position is a member of the extended management team, leader of a staff team, and will serve as Supervisor in Charge of the Main Branch as scheduled. This employee communicates with colleagues, management, and the public with courtesy and maintains a professional, approachable manner. Flexible work hours; some evening and weekend hours. Initial salary based on education and experience.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Excellent problem-solving, communication, and customer service skills and previous professional library experience required. Master’s Degree in Library Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution preferred. Supervisory and computer expertise preferred.  

    Applying for this Position

    Resumes may be sent to jobs@lamanlibrary.org. The online application is available here: laman.wufoo.com/forms/stfx0q80ei9rk4.

    Agency

    William F. Laman Public Library

    2801 Orange St. North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72114

    Phone

    501-758-1720 

    Website

                www.lamanlibrary.org

  • 19 Aug 2019 11:14 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Pittsburg State University invites applications for the position of Digital Resources and Initiatives Manager for the campus library.  Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the successful candidate will plan, implement, and direct digital projects and initiatives for Library Services; supervise in-house and outsourced digitization; and provide a full range of collection management, preservation, and sustainability services and best practices for digital resources.  The position will also work collaboratively across the campus to promote the adoption and creation of open educational resources.

    Application instructions are found at https://www.pittstate.edu/hr/jobs/index.html  First consideration will be given to applications received by 17 September 2019.  Position is open until filled.  Position is contingent upon funding.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Pre-hire background check is required.  Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  

  • 19 Aug 2019 7:53 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARIAN

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY

    www.library.uams.edu 

    OVERVIEW

    The Education and Research Services (E&RS) Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative health sciences 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. E&RS librarians provide research, reference and instructional services to UAMS faculty, staff and students.  The general responsibilities of this position include teaching about biomedical information resources, conducting literature searches, consulting on projects such as systematic reviews and liaison/community engagement activities. In addition, this Librarian will coordinate the educational services of E&RS, including needs/program assessments and mentoring of new instructors. As education coordinator, this librarian will promote the integration of information resource literacy into the curricula of all UAMS colleges. As a member of the E&RS team, this librarian works to promote awareness of library services and resources at UAMS and to affiliated institutions including UAMS Regional Programs.

    E&RS faculty are strongly encouraged to participate in professional activities. Activities may 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 E&RS librarians.

    This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position with rank and salary commensurate with the individual’s education and experience.  

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    • ·         Plans and evaluates educational services within the Library (based on ACRL Standards)
    • ·         Collaborates with faculty to identify and deliver course-integrated instruction
    • ·         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
    • ·         Expands instructional methods utilizing online meeting spaces (such as CoSpace or IVN) for remote educational sessions
    • ·         Investigates new technologies; designs and implements new initiatives to improve the delivery of instructional and informational services; and provides training as necessary
    • ·         Compiles instructional statistics and maintains documentation for educational programs

    ALL E&RS FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES

    All E&RS Librarians participate on Teams for Education, Liaisons, Outreach plus Research and Clinical Search Services with responsibilities to:

    • ·         Contribute to the Education Team and teach classes
    • ·         Contribute to the Research and Clinical Search Services Team by conducting literature searches and maintaining searching technical skills
    • ·         Provide departmental coverage, fulfill reference/research requests and consultations
    • ·         Provide presentations across campus on specific resources
    • ·         Assist the Outreach Team with exhibits, presentations and classes
    • ·         Serve on library and university committees
    • ·         Support all members of the Liaison Team with educational programming, and act as liaison to an assigned college, department and/or unit
    • ·         Actively participate in Library’s programs, services and strategic planning processes
    • ·         Contribute to special Library projects and department workflow as designated

    QUALIFICATIONS

    REQUIRED 

    • ·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science, or equivalent
    • ·         Minimum of three years professional experience in an academic library
    • Experience teaching and/or making public presentations
    • Experience searching health sciences literature databases
    • Experience using Microsoft Office products
    • ·         Ability to communicate (written & verbal) and collaborate with a broad range of health professionals and students
    • ·         Record of scholarly work and participation in professional activities

    PREFERRED 

    ·         Three years of professional experience in an academic health sciences setting

    ·         Education and/or experience in life sciences

    ·         Experience with ACRL educational standards

    ·         Experience searching MEDLINE and other biomedical databases

    ·         Experience developing educational modules or programs

    ·         Experience with Camtasia, Blackboard, LibGuides, and/or CoSpace, WebEx, GoToMeeting or Zoom

    • ·         Experience with project management and/or team leadership and consensus building
    • ·         Experience promoting library resources and educational services via innovative, technology based methods including social media outlets
    • ·         Commitment to continuing professional development and participation in professional activities
    • ·         Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) Credentials

    PROCESS TO APPLY

    UAMS has recently instituted an online application process. Interested candidates should follow the instructions below for submitting their application.

    NOTE: The system only allows one document to be uploaded so the cover letter, references and CV must be in a single document.

    • 1.       Go to https://jobs.uams.edu
    • 2.       Click on Search Jobs button
    • 3.       Scroll down screen to Job Search & Search by position title   OR Search by
    • a.       Category – select Faculty  
    • b.      Position – select Regular Full Time  
    • c.       Location – select Little Rock  
    • 4.       To apply, click the button at end of the full job description.

    Applications can only be accepted via the online submission system.

  • 19 Aug 2019 7:50 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Health Sciences Informationist position is based at the UAMS campus in the beautiful, vibrant city of Little Rock   [http://www.littlerock.com].   We are looking for an individual with an ALA-accredited masters’ degree in library science or individuals with a masters’ degree in a health profession or a health-related science. This position offers a unique opportunity for a new librarian or science professional attracted to the prospect of serving in a health sciences library environment. Applications will be accepted until September 16, 2019.

    Please Note: UAMS has recently instituted an online application process. Interested candidates should follow the instructions below for submitting their application.

    The system only allows one document to be uploaded so the cover letter, references and CV must be in a single document.

    HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATIONIST  

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY

    www.library.uams.edu

    The Education and Research Services (E&RS) Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is seeking an engaging, collaborative, service-oriented individual to join our team.  E&RS librarians provide research, reference and instructional services to UAMS faculty, staff and students.  The general responsibilities of this position include teaching about biomedical information resources, conducting literature searches, participating in liaison and outreach activities, and consulting on projects such as systematic reviews. As a member of the E&RS team, this informationist works to promote awareness of library services and resources at UAMS and to affiliated institutions.

    We are looking for an individual with an ALA-accredited masters’ degree in library science. Alternatively, we are interested in applications from individuals with a masters’ degree in a health profession or a health-related science.  This position offers a unique opportunity for a new librarian or science professional attracted to the prospect of serving in a health sciences library environment. 

    The position would include training in expert searching, reference interviews, research collaborations, and instructional methods for teaching biomedical information resources. This faculty member will be mentored in professional development including learning about professional organizations, continuing education opportunities, publishing, research, and promotion requirements.

    This position reports to the Head of E&RS and works in a team-oriented environment. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position with rank and salary commensurate with the individual’s education and experience.  E&RS faculty are strongly encouraged to participate in professional activities, which may 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.

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.  

    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

    All E&RS faculty participate on Teams for Reference, Education, Liaisons, Outreach, and Search Services with responsibilities for:

    • Teaching classes and developing LibGuides and other instructional materials
    • Conducting literature searches and maintaining searching technical skills
    • Providing departmental coverage, fulfill reference/research requests and consultations
    • Providing presentations across campus on specific resources
    • Assisting with outreach exhibits, presentations and classes
    • Serving on library and university committees
    • Acting as liaison to an assigned college, department and/or unit
    • Participating in Library programs, services and strategic planning processes
    • Contributing to special projects and department workflow as designated

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science or equivalent, or a masters’ degree in a health profession or a health-related science
    • Experience teaching and/or making presentations
    • Experience searching literature databases
    • Experience using Microsoft Office products
    • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Two years of professional experience in an academic or health care setting
    • Education and/or experience in life sciences
    • Experience searching MEDLINE and other biomedical databases
    • Experience promoting information resources via innovative, technology based methods including social media outlets
    • Experience providing information or customer services
    • Experience collaborating with a broad range of faculty, staff and students
    • Commitment to continuing professional development and participation in professional activities
    • Interest in pursuing Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) Credentials

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

    PROCESS TO APPLY

    UAMS has recently instituted an online application process. Interested candidates should follow the instructions below for submitting their application.

    NOTE: The system only allows one document to be uploaded so the cover letter, references and CV must be in a single document.

    1.       Go to https://jobs.uams.edu

    2.       Click on Search Jobs button

    3.       Scroll down screen to Job Search & Search by position title   OR Search by

    a.       Category – select Faculty  

    b.      Position – select Regular Full Time  

    c.       Location – select Little Rock  

    4.       To apply, click the button at end of the full job description.

    Applications can only be accepted via the online submission system.
  • 13 Aug 2019 2:26 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Successful candidate will provide a high level of customer service to all library users.

    Full-time Position: 40 hrs. per week, includes some evenings and Saturdays. Salary dependent on level of experience and library education, starting at $37,130 plus excellent benefits.

    Qualifications: MLS/MLIS or Master’s degree in a related field AND 3 to 5 years of relevant experience. Experience developing library programs. Prefer demonstrated performance in a management position including supervisory experience and quality computer skills.

    Duties include managing the library building, staff, and collection using professional principles of the library field. Manager will oversee the successful long term and daily operation of the reference department. Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

    Applications available at any EODLS branch or download here. Background check required.

    Applications must be returned by mail or email to:

    jconley@eodls.org 

    Muskogee Public Library
    Attn: Reference opening
    801 W. Okmulgee
    Muskogee, OK 74401

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    http://www.eodls.org/mission/careers/ 

    job_application.pdf

  • 12 Aug 2019 10:34 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

    Coordinate outreach program focused on the Hispanic community, and develop and deliver library services that make the library available to audiences outside of the library’s building. Provide professional reference assistance and exceptional customer service to the general public. Serve as a liaison to the Hispanic community in encouraging library use. Develop and deliver library programs, services, and collections that reflect a wide spectrum of ideas and viewpoints, mirroring diverse and growing community needs. Must have ability to speak, read and write fluently in English and Spanish.

    All Library positions require customer-focused service to both internal and external customers, flexibility, teamwork, reliable attendance and compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws.

    This is a 24 month position.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • 1.   Create, develop, implement and evaluate multiple high-quality outreach programs for the Hispanic community.
    • 2.   Coordinate adult, teen and youth programming events, on a variety of subjects and interests focused on Hispanic culture. Identify and procure presenters for programs.
    • 3.   Conduct story time programs in both Spanish and English.
    • 4.   Speak instruct and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences of all ages. In general, promote library use in the community.
    • 5.   Develop and manage relationships with community organization partners, including the Tyson Plant team. Visit Hispanic groups within the community, providing information on the library and education on library services.
    • 6.   Manage web content proficiently with appropriate tools.
    • 7.   Provide advanced research assistance, readers’ advisory, technical assistance and excellent frontline customer service with a focus on Spanish speaking patrons by staffing adult, children’s and circulation public service desks.
    • 8.   Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule. Assess the need for Spanish language and bilingual materials in all areas of the collection.
    • 9.   Document programs, partnerships and resources developed as a result of this position.
    • 10.   Gather data and feedback for grant reports.
    • 11.   Must be proficient in the use of Library systems, including the ability to perform necessary functions and searches. Must have expert knowledge of print materials in the reference collection.
    • 12.   Create print and web bibliographies, user guides and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs focused on the resources available to the Hispanic community.
    • 13.   Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
    • 14.   Translate internal documents.
    • 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 3 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Bachelor degree plus 4 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.

    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.

    Moderate diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which are not as varied as those positions with high-level diversity and decision- making.

    While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; an. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    1.Ability to work evenings and weekends often in new and changing environments. 2.Creativity and awareness of the Hispanic community needs to design and implement library services for all ages.

    • 3. Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • 4. Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.
    • 5. Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines. 6.Must be fluent in Spanish and English languages.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Ability to tolerate moderate noise that comes from an office environment with typical HVAC performance, constant visitors, telephone calls, computers, and printers; ability to tolerate increased noise during library programs.

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