Assistant Systems Librarian

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Created: July 3, 2014


Arkansas State University (Astate) is recruiting applicants for the position of Assistant Systems Librarian in the Dean B. Ellis Library. Astate, a federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

The Dean B. Ellis Library is seeking an energetic and proactive Assistant Systems Librarian who enjoys a challenging, innovative and change-oriented environment. Reporting to the Systems Librarian, the Assistant Systems Librarian will be responsible for duties including keeping Library in-house and externally available resources current and functioning, troubleshooting and replacing defective hardware, resolving software problems, installing and upgrading new software and hardware as needed, recommending hardware and software for purchase, and developing custom scripts and applications to assist with workflows and the effective provision of library services.

Required qualifications include a master's degree from an American Library Association accredited degree program or equivalent academic credentials; knowledge of library systems hardware, software, trends, and practices, through experience or coursework; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, to balance priorities, and to set and meet deadlines; evidence of attention to detail; and strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. The Jonesboro campus has a diverse student body with an on-campus enrollment eclipsing 14,000; through outreach via web-based instruction and the upcoming establishment of a campus in Querétaro, Mexico, the university is making a global impact. A-State educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth and enriches lives in Jonesboro, Ar. A regional metropolitan city with a population of more than 68,500, Jonesboro is located 70.8 miles northwest of Memphis, Tenn. Today, the institution has more than 70,000 alumni.

This position is located on the Jonesboro campus. Visit for detailed information and to apply for position A00168.

Astate has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Astate is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment. 


Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 15:04 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC