Posting Number F0342021
Working Title Public Services Librarian
Department Org 427100 - Office-Torreyson Library
This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution
This position reports to the Library Director.
Torreyson Library is committed to supporting and enhancing a multicultural
environment that values diversity, belonging, inclusiveness, and equity. We
especially welcome applications from persons whose communities traditionally
have been excluded from or marginalized by the academy.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Working as a part of the Public Services and Library Systems team to
● 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 library
● supervise and assist with training of public services staff
● create and maintain library research guides and FAQs, utilizing LibGuides.
● participate in identifying and addressing accessibility issues and reaching
● participate in the management of physical library spaces.
Additional duties include, working as part of the Education and Outreach team
● provide instruction and information literacy services
● participate in library outreach in various venues across campus, including
participation in social media activities
Performs additional duties and special projects as assigned. Some weekend
hours and some evening hours may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, possess a collegial
attitude, be dedicated to public service, and understand the evolving role of
academic library services in the 21st century. He/she will be technologically
savvy, open minded, flexible, and eager to develop new approaches and assess
effectiveness. Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills are
essential. The candidate must have a commitment to and/or a clearly
articulated philosophy on the role of library services in fostering student
success and the impact of library services on student retention. Must have
demonstrated the ability to pay attention to detail and to manage time and
multiple assignments. Knowledge and understanding of library resources and
comfort with technology are essential. Must show a willingness to learn from
experienced colleagues. Qualified entry level candidates are welcome to apply.
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
-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 a team.
-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 in a timely manner.
Required Education and/or Experience
All personnel appointed to the library faculty must hold the appropriate
terminal degree, a master's degree accredited by the American Library
Library faculty have the right to choose with the initial appointment whether
to accept tenure-track or non-tenure-track status. Non-tenure-track library
faculty may be appointed and promoted to the ranks of lecturer I, lecturer II,
and senior lecturer. Tenured and tenure-track library faculty may be appointed
and promoted to the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor, and
professor. The applicant's decision is binding and will be included in their
initial letter of appointment. The library associate professor and professor
will be required to hold in addition to the terminal degree an additional
graduate degree in an academic discipline.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Preferred qualifications are library public service experience, academic
library experience, teaching experience, and experience with library systems.
License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central
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
Desired start date 08/16/2021
Background Check Statement
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.
UCA EEO Statement
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.
Open Date 06/04/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please supply contact information for three references that can supply a
letter for you.
A resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts will be requested.
Review of applications will begin June 14, 2021.
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