We have an opening at the Arkansas State Library for an Administrative Specialist. This is a terrific opportunity to experience the variety and strong sense of purpose we get to enjoy here at ASL. The position primarily supports the Director and Business Office, is primary contact for scheduling our meeting rooms, assists with travel requests and reservations, assists in communication with the Board and Arkansas’ public libraries, and a smorgasbord of other tasks. We’re looking for someone who is very well organized, has excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is comfortable with technology. Full job description is available on the Arkansas State Jobs website.
As always, you must apply at the website referenced below to be considered.
Please apply at https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=a2c38aeef1e93c4ab60f4ab30cd01936&
Academic Support Assistant
The Academic Support Assistant position is a part-time position at South Arkansas Community College, reporting to both the SouthArk Library and the Academic Support Department. This position will be responsible for working in both departments to enhance academic support to students and help provide college-wide training needed to implement instructional technologies and academic support services available at SouthArk effectively. This is an area of particular importance in the post-pandemic world, as online teaching and academic support in an online environment is crucial to help our students maintain and pursue academic success.
Preferred Experience and Qualifications
About the SouthArk Library
The SouthArk Library is both an academic and a community library serving the students, faculty, and staff of South Arkansas Community College, as well as the residents of El Dorado and the surrounding community. Our mission is to serve at the intersection of education, resources, and community. We believe that everyone should have access to the tools and content they need to broaden their horizons, enrich their lives, and provide for their future. The library is a powerful place, and we see our job as helping our students and patrons to harness this power for their future success.
About the Academic Support Department
The SouthArk Academic Support Department (formerly Distance Learning) is responsible for providing technological support for SouthArk students and faculty engaged in both traditional and online courses. Our mission is to provide greater access to higher education and to support the effective implementation of emerging technologies in the online environment.
Anyone interested in this opportunity should email Philip Shackelford, Library Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or HR Director Bill Fowler email@example.com.
LIBRARY TECHNICAL REFERENCE SPECIALIST
(Outreach, Programming, and Student Engagement)
Class Code: C069C
The Library Technical Reference Specialist (outreach, programming and student engagement) is focused on college and community outreach, programming development, and student engagement. Responsibilities include representing the SouthArk Library at college and community outreach events, such as New Student Orientation, College Night, Outdoor Expo, etc., and developing new outreach opportunities and strategies. This includes internal outreach activities, such as serving as an academic liaison to other college departments, serving as a personal librarian for students, etc., and programming, with responsibilities to plan, coordinate, promote, network, and manage SouthArk library events. Programming duties will include working with new and existing partners to present timely and valuable programming options to the SouthArk community and the public at large. This position also provides reference service, technical support to enable the delivery of library services, and item processing for the print and serials collections. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Plan, coordinate, and carry out or oversee student engagement activities, library programs, and outreach efforts. Assist patrons by locating and checking materials or equipment in and out of the library, providing information assistance regarding resources, and answering questions concerning the proper operation and maintenance of equipment. Researches library records and resources to ascertain availability of materials and provides information to library personnel or library patrons. Processes and prepares library materials for cataloging and circulation. Prepares materials for internal and external distribution by stamping or labeling, assigning, and recording inventory information. Maintains written and computer records and files including acquisition, and serials control. May oversee others by training student or part-time employees and reviewing work assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS
Occasional lifting of heavy books and equipment is required. Some weekend and evening work required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Knowledge of basic library procedures and practices. Knowledge of computers and their applications. Ability to operate general office equipment. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to read and follow instructions. Ability to stand and walk for long periods, to move book carts, and lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to stoop, bend, and reach.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a library environment. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.
Philander Smith College is currently accepting applications for the position of Library Technician.
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Library Technician, performs duties related to carrying out circulation desk operations such as; open and close the library as needed, assist patrons, maintain library materials and equipment, and maintain the patron database. Greets and assists library users employing effective customer service skills.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Performs circulation services, including: processing overdue & lost material records; assisting patrons in person, computer, and telephone; demonstrating library equipment,
registering new patrons via the library’s integrated library system (ILS), and keeping statistics.
● Assist patrons with technical assistance.
● Maintain the patron database in the integrated library system.
● Provide reference assistance & information to patrons such as library rules &
● Monitors and performs stack maintenance, including shelving of materials, shelf-reading, shifting collections, updating shelf locators, identifying materials for preservation and updating materials.
● Respond to the theft detectors.
● Perform other duties as assigned.
Two years college coursework plus two years of experience working in a library or other environment requiring relevant skills and abilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor’s degree and experience working with automated library systems preferred.
HOW TO APPLY:
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of professional recommendations to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Email
subject line should include the full name of the position for which you are applying and documents should be in Word format. You may also mail your information to:
Philander Smith College
Attn: Office of Human Resources
900 Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
Philander Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or religion. Philander Smith College is a smoke-free and drug-free work environment. Philander
Smith College participates in E-Verify.
Missouri State University Libraries
The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries invites applications from innovative candidates with experience developing, managing, and promoting electronic resources. This is a new position reporting to the Director of Resource Management & Discovery and located in Meyer Library on the MSU Springfield campus. MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students, located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of more than 450,000.
The E-Resource Strategist is responsible for managing the Libraries’ electronic resources, including resource acquisition, implementation, renewals, ongoing assessment, and annual review. They will develop and implement effective communication strategies to reach students, academic departments, and other stakeholders. They will negotiate license agreements to reach favorable terms in consultation with University Legal Affairs and Compliance and Procurement Services and provide support for inquiries related to interpretation of license terms.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience: At least one year of experience supporting the management and/or acquisition of electronic resources is required. Experience reading, negotiating, and managing license agreements is required. Experience troubleshooting electronic resource access issues is preferred. Experience using an Electronic Resource Management System such as CORAL is preferred.
The successful candidate will foster a positive environment of effective communication and collaboration and contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
This is a full-time professional position with a competitive salary. Candidates desiring further information are encouraged to visit https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/50639 or contact the Committee Chair, Lindsey Taggart, at LindseyTaggart@MissouriState.edu or 417-836-4658.
Date of first consideration: August 28, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. Missouri State University is an EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and institution.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 11,000 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.
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DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of multiple units of the library and other library-related organizations.
Knowledge of library services and specialized areas of library operations and procedures, including library technologies and circulation services.
Knowledge of supervisory and management principles and techniques.
Demonstrated flexibility and reliability in performance of job duties.
Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, librarians, and others.
Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegial environment.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal educational equivalent of a high school diploma; plus 2 years of experience in a library environment. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Criminal background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
Crawford County Library System Director
Job DescriptionThe Crawford County Library System encompasses 696 square miles with the Arkansas River Valley in the south part of the county and the Ozark Mountains in the North. Van Buren is the largest city and the county seat. The Van Buren Public Library is also the location of the Crawford County Library System Offices. There are four other libraries in the county, one in each school district. These libraries are located in Alma, Cedarville, Mountainburg and Mulberry. Crawford County is essentially a rural county but is located just across the Arkansas River from the metropolitan area of Fort Smith. It is a growing county with business, industry, agriculture and tourism as the main sources of income. There are plans for an Intermodal Port to be located on the Arkansas River south of Van Buren. Interstate 40 and Interstate 49 intersect at Alma for quick access to both Little Rock and the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan area.
As mentioned above, there are five school districts in the county. Van Buren and Alma have the largest districts in the county. Each school district has been recognized for its unique accomplishments in curriculum and staff creativity. They all have built new buildings in the past few years.
Recreation is very diverse in Crawford County. There is camping, canoeing, and kayaking available on the Mulberry River and Lake Fort Smith. Hiking the mountainous areas in the county is prevalent. The Crawford County Fair is held at the Fairgrounds in Mulberry. Both Alma and Van Buren have a performing arts center connected to their schools. The centers have top notch performers scheduled throughout the year. The Center for Arts and Education is in the process of remodeling a historic building on Main Street Van Buren which will be a state of the art space for exhibits, classes and other art activities. Historic Main Street in Van Buren is a draw for tourists with dining of all sorts, shopping, and Scenic Train Excursions leaving for tours to Winslow and Springdale. Each city has festivals and street fairs at different times. Both Alma and Van Buren have a Chamber of Commerce. The Crawford County Speedway located between Cedarville and Van Buren has races during the spring and summer months. Alma Aquatic Park is a busy place during the summer months offering swimming for all ages, slides, a splash pad and other water devices.
Crawford County and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer in making life a pleasant experience.
General Job DescriptionThis is highly responsible administrative work involving the direction of a broad range of public library functions.
Work involves responsibility for the management of the public library collection(s) and for the provision of library services to patrons and community organizations in Crawford County, Arkansas. Duties include supervising branch library directors, policy recommendation, departmental planning, and direction and administration of library activities. The position is also invested with making the most difficult library technical decisions and maintaining a balanced budget. The work requires that the employee have thorough knowledge, skill, and ability in every phase of the public library field.
Supervision ReceivedWorks under the administrative direction of the Crawford County Library Board.
Examples Of Duties● Drafts and recommends policy to the Library Board and plans for the implementation of public library goals and objectives.
● Evaluates and administers library programs such as circulation, reference, reader’s advisory services, children’s services, community services, and public information.
● Directs the development and maintenance of a public library collection of books, periodicals, records, films, tapes and a variety of other library materials.
● Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the Library buildings.
● Provides staff support to the Library Board of Directors by assisting with meetings, preparing reports, and implementing policy decided by the Board.
● Prepares an annual departmental budget proposal and presents and defends budget requests before the Library Board and Quorum Court.
● Works with the County Judge and County Clerk to maintain fiscal records and operate following local and state procedures.
● Directs and controls the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets.
● Confers with State agencies, other public libraries, corporations, and community groups in the development of library programs for the Town and assists in coordinating interlibrary program efforts.
● Provides reference and reader’s advisory services on a regular schedule to library patrons as supervisor of that department.
● Prepares various kinds of statistical reports on finances or library holdings.
● Confers with county and city officials and the general public to provide information and to resolve problems and complaints.
● Directs the training of library staff in technical and administrative library skills.
● Directs and participates in personnel actions such as hiring, termination, assignment, evaluation, and labor relations.
● Represents the library on regional and state committees and serves as the county authority on library issues. Performs related work as required.
● Advises Friends of the Library groups within the county system.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities● Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions.
● Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to a public library.
● Thorough ability in oral and written communications.
● Thorough ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.
● Thorough ability to make decisions in an environment of limited resources and competing claims.
● Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.
QualificationsA Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Five years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity is preferred.
Special Requirements● Proficient in basic computer skills including: word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, collaborative platforms (Google, Zoom, etc.), and general office software programs.
● Willingness to speak to media, government officials, and public groups.
Benefits● Insurance: paid for employee (Family Insurance available at employee’s cost)
● Retirement: CCLS employees are members of the APERS (Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System)
● Holidays: 14 paid holidays
● Sick leave: 8 hours per month (can accrue up to 90 days)
● Paid Vacation – 1 week after first year, 2 weeks beginning the 3rd year, 3 weeks beginning the 6th year, 4 weeks beginning the 16th year.
● Salary determined by experience and education.
Send application and resume to:Jami Balkman, Chair
Crawford County Library Board
3302 Collum Lane
Alma, Arkansas 72921
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