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Under general supervision, this position catalogs, manages, and curates the accumulated information, publications, and knowledge of the Department, making these resources accessible to meet the needs of the Department employees.
Examples of Work
The following examples are intended only as illustrations of various types of work performed. No attempt is made to be exhaustive. Related, similar, or other logical duties are performed as assigned. The Department may require employees to perform functions beyond those contained in job descriptions. The Department may modify job descriptions based on Department needs. The Arkansas Department of Transportation is an "at will" employer.
Education and experience: The educational equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or in a related field from an accredited college or university. Experience as a librarian, archivist, curator, records analyst, or other related position using applicable information database systems. Experience in cataloging. Experience with national cataloging rules and working with MARC formats. Technical writing experience preferred. Transportation and/or Research library experience preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of integrated library systems. Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Familiarity with the OCLC Connexion. Familiarity with Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and LC classification. Proficiency in formatting print or online publications using desktop software, graphic design software, or web-based methods. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint. Marketing, promoting, and outreach skills. Familiarity with Section 508 compliance and accessibility. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form. Ability to work independently.
Working conditions: Office environment.
("Accredited" means the educational institution or program is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized either by the United States Department of Education or by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.)
Yes. Occasional statewide travel and overnight stays
Central Arkansas Library System has several open positions currently, including the ones below. See more at https://cals.org/job-opportunities
ASSISTANT MANAGER OF PATRON SERVICES – Full-time (40 hours/week) public service position at Main Library Patron Services department. The candidate will assist in providing leadership to staff, troubleshooting and solving problems, and working to set a positive tone with the staff and the public. The ability to handle problematic behavior and situations with ease and a good attitude is essential. Candidate will head the Books by Mail program and online library card applications. Experience working with adults, children, teens, and large groups is preferred. Ability to balance a wide array of tasks that range from management, training, scheduling, patron and staff support, as well as day-to-day library operations, is required. Approach to leadership must be collaborative, kind, and team oriented. Familiarity with technology and digital media, ability to provide instructional assistance on devices, and excellent communication and customer services skills required. Familiarity with popular reading and entertainment materials is desirable. Must be willing to become a notary public. Pay starts at $19.00 and includes excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay. Submit resume and application to Natasha Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “Assistant Manager.” Position open until filled.
YOUTH PROGRAMMER – The Central Arkansas Library System is in search of a full-time (40 hrs/week) outstanding, outgoing individual to lead and coordinate toddlers and children activities at the Children’s Library and Learning Center (4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock, AR 72204). The Youth Programmer is a public service position with responsibilities to include planning and actively carrying out a variety of activities for children and families both inside the library and out in the community. Activities include storytime, crafting, afterschool events, and other creative endeavors. This job also involves introducing and suggesting books and authors that promote early literacy to families, as well as working with the Be Mighty afterschool food distribution program and assisting with day-to-day tasks performed by library staff. Assistance with front desk duties, excellent customer service skills, and technology assistance, along with working some weekends and evenings, is required. Pay starts at $16.47 per hour with excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay. Please send resume and application to Shya Washington-Webb at email@example.com with Youth Programmer in the subject line. Position opened until filled.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
As an Adult & Reference Librarian, you help create an experience that makes our community say, "I love Fayetteville Public Library!" When you work at FPL, you are working alongside a dedicated team that brings their passion and pride to all that they do. You share your technical and product knowledge with customers and other staff, contributing to the overall success of the Library. You relate easily to others, building rapport and collaborative relationships with both the staff and customers. You are able to communicate and interact with all customers, create a welcoming and inclusive experience, are a good listener and enjoy working with people. You have a passion for what you do and enrich the customer's experience by using your knowledge to determine the customer's needs and exceed their expectations. You are comfortable in a changing environment, with multitasking, and with learning new systems and procedures.
As a librarian, you provide professional reference assistance and exemplary customer service to the general public and coordinate one or more specialized adult services work activities. You develop and deliver library collections, programs, and services that reflect a wide spectrum of ideas and viewpoints, mirroring diverse and growing community needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Proactively greet and establish rapport with patrons, enthusiastically engaging them in conversations about all our materials and services. Provide exemplary customer service in-person in the adult & reference department and at all locations throughout the library. Answer questions about library programs and services and refer callers and visitors to the appropriate staff member or service desk. Staff public service desks as assigned.
2. Effectively communicate to patrons regarding a variety of topics including, but not limited to, library products and services, policies, responsibilities, and code of conduct. Blend creativity, problem solving, and decision making to positively impact the customer experience, de-escalate any negative situations and resolve customer questions and concerns. Monitor customer feedback. Diffuse difficult, volatile, and/or inappropriate customer situations, keeping safety in mind.
3. Ask open-ended questions to assess, understand, and ascertain customer needs, determine how to tailor your approach, and provide recommendations using your institutional knowledge to connect our customer with the right solution. This includes both routine and complex patron inquiries. Provide advanced research assistance, readers' advisory, technical assistance, and exemplary frontline customer service.
4. Help orient new staff, ensuring a smooth acclimation to the library and our culture. Train new staff members as assigned. Monitor, train, develop, and coach Adult Services volunteers as assigned. Provide assistance to colleagues.
5. Serve as senior-most staff member and assume delegation of the Adult Services Department and/or facility as assigned.
6. Create, develop, implement, and evaluate multiple high-quality, adult programs, including a multi- week summer reading program for adults and a literary festival involving community partners. Participate in management of $50,000+ annual departmental programming budget, and with department offer approximately 250 diverse programs annually.
7. Select and purchase materials for assigned library collections. Monitor and manage a print and electronic materials budget in approximate range of $10,000-$60,000, ensuring collection purchases are balanced, relevant and responsive to community needs.
8. Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule.
9. Oversee and administer one or more specialized Adult Services work activities, including but not limited to Digital Archive, Student Proctoring, Interlibrary Loan Services, Nonprofit Resource Center, Genealogy and Website Maintenance.
10. Manage web content proficiently with appropriate tools.
11. Research and develop grant proposals to enhance and expand library services.
12. Create print and web bibliographies, user guides and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs.
13. Serve on and/or chair library committees as requested.
14. Display excellent time management skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to work proactively to balance multiple tasks and prioritize work. Complete work at an appropriate pace with a sense of urgency.
15. Speak, instruct, and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences. Assist with library services, programs, and outreach opportunities as needed. Represent and promote the Library in public, media, and professional associations. Seek out opportunities and utilize networking events to promote recognition and use of the Library.
16. Pursue professional development, which may involve travel, to keep informed of current and emerging library trends. Maintain professional and technical knowledge through attendance of educational workshops, review of professional publications, establishment of networks, and participation in professional organizations.
17. Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
18. Complete special projects as assigned.
19. Protect library assets and ensure building security adhering to library policies and following appropriate closing procedure. Learn and carry out emergency procedures.
20. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
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.
For more information and to apply visit: https://www.faylib.org/work-at-fpl---adult--reference-librarian-ft
Full-time director position available at the Green Forest Public Library in Green Forest, Arkansas. Minimum requirements are:
· Completion of studies earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from a 4-year institution of higher education
· Excellent communication skills
· Experience with the public
· Extensive knowledge of computers and computer programs
· Good managerial skills
· Adept at long-range planning and budgeting
Knowledge of Spanish and/or library experience is desirable.
To apply, mail or email letter of intent, resume and references to Library Director Search Committee c/o April Griffith, 44 Kingshighway, Ste. A3, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.
All inquiries should be directed to April Griffith 870-423-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2023; position start date is March 1st, 2023.
The Carroll County Library Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: HERNANDO, MS
Position: REGIONAL YOUTH SPECIALIST
Status: Exempt P Non-Exempt (Part-Time/30 hours Per Week)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Youth Specialist is an enthusiastic, compassionate, self-motivated, problem solving, creative individual who connects with youth and families, establishes community relationships, and organizes programs that support early literacy and school success. Our ideal candidate is a curious, reflective person who is committed to lifelong learning and ready to uphold the core principles of youth librarianship. This position primarily serves young children and youth in daycares, preschools, and other community organizations throughout our five-county region with our bookmobile, the Words on Wheels Early Literacy Book Wagon.
The Youth Specialist helps lead all aspects of youth service at the branch, including:
BENEFITS AND SALARY:
$20 per hour, paid monthly. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance and MS Retirement.
Associate’s Degree required. Experience working with children in a group setting and/or coursework in education.
As the Lonoke County Library System continues to welcome its patrons both in person and virtually, the Library welcomes applicants from dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for a new Library Director--one who will continue the Library’s strong trajectory of service to its community. The new Director will have a track record of success and continue to provide exciting, essential library services and programs to its stakeholders. The selected candidate will model a fierce focus on customer service, an active commitment to all the residents of Lonoke County, and the ability to work as a positive contributor to the quality of life for Lonoke County, Arkansas.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, understanding and embracing the Library’s vision, mission, and strategic plan; knowing the Community’s needs and planning Library services focused on those needs; implementing policies as determined by the Board of Trustees; working with staff as a mentor, coach, and leader; understanding/developing multiple budget streams; establishing and maintaining positive, collaborative relationships with the friends of the Library; working closely with the Cities and County as the official Library representative generating community support for Library activities; serving as a vital library advocate regionally and state-wide; experience in overseeing building projects and successful grant seeking.
Compensation: The hiring salary range is $55,000-$65,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are three (3) years of progressively responsible professional library experience. Two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibilities in a public library. A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred, or the ability to obtain it is required. Must be a resident of Lonoke County, Arkansas within one (1) year of start date.
Application form may be accessed on the Lonoke County Library System website and must accompany a cover letter, resume and three references--to be submitted to email@example.com November 18, 2023. This position is open until filled. The Lonoke County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.
Full list of duties can be found here: County Public Library Director J.D..pdf.
Responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the library and its staff and creating a warm and hospitable atmosphere. Library duties include maintaining circulation, servicing patrons’ resource needs, supervising and training staff and volunteers, managing the library’s operations, and coordinating with other city departments.
· Leadership and Strategic Planning
· Work closely with City administration on budget, policies, and community-based long-range plan.
· Ensure the library meets the expected standards and changes in policy to city administration.
· Work as a representative for the City with any non-profit or support organizations
· Assist with grant writing and grant reporting.
· Management & Administration
· Responsible for managing all day-to-day operations of the library.
· Primary responsibility for personnel matters related to Library staff including hiring, adequate training, day-to-day management, scheduling, and evaluations for all library staff.
· Ensure proper oversight of the library’s finances in partnership with City administration.
· Responsible for all City, State and Federal reporting requirements.
· Ensure a safe physical environment.
· Library Services, Programs, Outreach & Partnerships
· Responsible for carrying out the Library’s Collection Development Policy to develop a collection that meets community needs.
· Responsible for collection management software and its utilization.
· Ensure that all programs on or off site reflect the library’s policies and safety protocols.
· Manage community partnerships and outreach efforts.
· Maintain an updated record of patrons’ contact information for library outreach.
This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position. The City of Gentry is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
· Masters in Library Sciences from ALA accredited institution
· 5 years of increasing responsibility at a library
· 3 years of supervisory experience
· Experience with maintaining a library's collection.
· Familiarity with current software and comfort with learning new programs
· Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are important for this position.
· The ideal candidate would be self-motivated, organized, thorough and dependable.
· The incumbent must be able to move through the library, which at times may only be accessible by stairs.
· The incumbent may also need to travel and attend events on behalf of the library.
The Central Arkansas Library System is seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing individual to work as a full-time (40 hours/week) Adult Programmer at the Fletcher Library. Candidate should have strong customer service and interpersonal skills to join our team. Duties for this position include working the public service desk, answering patron questions, and assisting patrons on computers and devices; planning, organizing, and leading in-branch and outreach programs for adults; and coordinating, training, and scheduling library volunteers. A successful candidate would be able to establish partnerships in the community, lead educational and entertainment programs for adult and older adult audiences, collaborate with other departments and organizations to develop creative and enriching programming for our patrons, and develop positive relationships with staff and patrons. An optimistic attitude and a strong sense of teamwork are required. Experience with adult programming and familiarity with adult literature and popular media is desirable. Spanish language skills are a plus. Some evenings and Saturdays are required. Salary starts at $16.47 per hour and includes excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, company paid pension, life insurance, paid time off, and holiday pay. Submit resume and application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header Adult Programmer. Position open until filled. https://cals.org/job-opportunities
We are excited that you are considering joining the UCA Family—the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make the University of Central Arkansas a great place to work!
At the University of Central Arkansas, we value our employees striving to maintain a work-life balance. We realize that this affects the overall well-being of employees, while learning to prioritize challenging work and the ability to make a difference. Resources are available supporting professional and personal development through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Leadership and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The benefits package allows you to customize your benefits to meet your current needs, and the ability to adjust them as your priorities change. This includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, 80% tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, and a retirement program with university contributions of 10% of employee salary. Also available are health and wellness incentives, as well as access to sports and cultural activities on campus for the family, free gym membership (HPER) and equipment rentals.
Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) seeks an enterprising,
innovative, and collaborative individual with a passion for public engagement and
service to students to join the library as our inaugural Student Engagement Librarian.
The successful candidate in this position will provide leadership and relationship
development in the area of student engagement. As part of the Public Services Team,
the person in this position will supervise the Circulation unit, working closely with the
Circulation Desk Supervisors, ensuring that this unit is a welcoming and accessible
patron-focused service point. As part of the Education and Outreach Team, this person
will collaborate with library colleagues to create meaningful and enjoyable activities that
foster a sense of belonging. They will also be an active member of the library instruction
team, focusing particularly on online learning. The person in this position also takes part
in the reference services and rotation.
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. Those
who select tenure-track status will have a higher expectation for service and
scholarship, including having an earned second master’s degree. All personnel
appointed to the library faculty must hold the appropriate terminal degree, a master’s
degree accredited by the American Library Association information, please see the UCA
Supervises the Circulation Unit working with the Circulation Desk Supervisors
Supervise and assist with training of public services staff.
Provide in-person and remote reference, and assist in other front line services
including circulation, interlibrary loan, and technology services to all users of the
Create and maintain library research guides and FAQs, utilizing LibGuides.
Builds partnerships and proactively engages with departments and user
communities across the university, working with them to identify and develop
meaningful activities that engage students and create a sense of belonging with
a particular eye to marginalized, underrecognized, and disenfranchised populations.
Provide support and current information on trends and tools that support student
engagement, accessibility, and online learning.
Collaborates on promoting awareness of the changing landscape of accessibility
and online learning.
Collaborates with the Public Services Team to ensure that the library is compliant
with accessibility standards, especially in terms of the physical environment.
Collaborates with Education and Outreach Team to create engagement activities
and online learning objects.
Monitors developments in student engagement and accessibility, with a particular
eye toward creating welcoming environments with a sense of belonging, and
communicates their implications to the Library and University stakeholders.
Keeps current with changing and emerging professional and research
expectations, service requirements, and developments in academic libraries,
especially developments in student engagement, circulation services,
accessibility issues, and online learning.
Participates in regional, national, and international communities of practice where
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
Excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of student engagement best practices
Knowledge of circulation best practices
Knowledge of accessibility
Knowledge of online learning 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
Familiarity collaborating with departments both internal and external to the library
Experience with outreach and public relations
Ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines
Skills Considered Essential for Success
Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education.
Knowledge of student development theory.
Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations, and procedures.
Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
Ability to compile statistics into reports.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of
Ability to make sound judgments and assist in resolving student concerns.
Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities.
Civility in all interactions of a public or confidential nature.
Demonstrate follow-up contacts and consultations promptly.
Ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines.
Knowledge and ability with project management.
-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education.
-Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures.
-Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
-Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team.
-Ability to make sound judgments.
-Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities.
-Civility in all interactions.
-Demonstrate effective follow-up.
MLS or other appropriate ALA-accredited master’s degree
Prior work in Circulation, Instruction, or both
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas.
Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.
Posting Detail Information
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
For more information and to apply go to https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/13990.
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