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Director of Library Services

Employer
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Location
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

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Type of Position:Library

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a dynamic, mid-sized public university that’s redefining higher education. We’re on a mission to provide transformative, hands-on learning experiences for students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Our multi-faceted approach to education offers a wealth of opportunities, with over 70 academic programs, including certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We’re committed to building a diverse community that mirrors Arkansas’s rich tapestry, reflecting our dedication to serving the state’s varied population while enhancing the quality of our institution.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life, and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10 percent of employee salary.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Nestled along the Arkansas River, this vibrant city offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Old West at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the eclectic local art scene, or take a scenic stroll along the picturesque riverfront trails. With a welcoming community, diverse dining options, and a thriving downtown, Fort Smith is the ideal destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking modern amenities.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:Academic Affairs

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:The Director of Library Services serves as both a member of the faculty and of the university library. The director provides the overall vision and strategic direction to drive the work of the library to support and advance teaching, learning, and scholarship on campus. Additionally, the director manages the fiscal and physical resources of the library. Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement. The Director reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Qualifications:

Required Education and/or Work Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Minimum of five years of library administrative and supervisory work experience, with a record of increasing responsibility
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship and professional service
Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Doctorate or second Master's degree

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Awareness of current and future trends regarding the role of the library in higher education
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • A strong and continuing record of scholarly activity
  • Ability to connect and engage with diverse groups on campus and in the wider community
  • Must demonstrate inclusivity as well as respect and commitment to diversity
  • Strong commitment to service excellence
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Director is responsible for planning, budgeting, and staffing in support of the academic, instructional and informational needs of the university community;
  • Promotes a strong user-centered learning environment for students and faculty that enhances the university's teaching and research efforts;
  • Collaborates with academic colleges and schools, academic departments, programs, and centers to create, support, and manage successful partnerships across the institution;
  • Recruit, develop, motivate, and evaluate a library workforce in alignment with job expectations and professional roles;
  • Maintain current knowledge of research, instructional delivery, and technologies of the university for effective library services;
  • Work with national, state and regional organizations to support and enhance library collaboration and services.
  • Lead library efforts to contribute to student enrollment, retention, graduation, and other indicators of student success;
  • Participates in service and professional and scholarly activities as outlined for faculty members;
  • Serves on library and university committees and task forces;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Additional Information:

Special Job Dimensions: Work performed primarily in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 50 pounds. Routine work schedule Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm with occasional overtime and travel required

Background Check Requirements. Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check.

Salary Information:

$80,000 and up, commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration, please apply by May 22, 2024.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Human Resources 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or 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 Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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.

Constant Physical Activity:Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:Yes

Company

UAFS

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a rich, vibrant learning environment for nearly 6,000 students each semester. UAFS aims to build its reputation as a regional destination for high-quality, affordable education, where diverse groups of aspirational students and faculty thrive and excel.

For more than 90 years, the university has been a mainstay of Fort Smith with a history as unique as each student who ever enrolled.

Through dynamic academic programs, innovative research opportunities, and transformational centers of intellectual and economic development, UAFS will advance its community and become an institution renowned for educating and inspiring the ambitious students who call it home.

 

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