Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Little Rock
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Created: December 12, 2014


Want to make a difference? Want to put your great ideas to work? Are you ready to be part of a team that is reimagining what libraries and archives mean to a metropolitan, research-intensive university?

The Collections and Archives division at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is seeking highly-motivated professionals to join its team and reinvent what a library and archives can do for the university. We are currently accepting applications for Systems and Digital Services Librarian/Assistant Professor (R99683). UALR has recently undergone academic restructuring that aims to position the university as one of the top metropolitan, community-engaged, research universities among the 16 member states of the Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB). The new division was formed as part of that restructuring and includes Ottenheimer Library, Center for Arkansas History and Culture, and Sequoyah National Research Center.

We will be answering questions about the university and this position at ALA midwinter. We expect to conduct on-campus interviews in April with an anticipated start date of July 2015.

This position is an important part of the university’s plan to create a library and archives unit that contributes to student success in a community-engaged metropolitan research university. Duties include administering the ILS and supporting other campus library and archive information systems, contributing to the technology strategy and projects planning efforts of the division, supporting the development of search and access systems, and assisting with training and development efforts. This position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure.

The librarian supports the creation, redesign, and ongoing maintenance of the library’s websites and projects, plugins, and social media projects. The librarian is responsible for development and maintenance of interfaces between application platforms, applications, and other systems; integration of locally-developed and third-party applications; providing functional support and training for all applications modules; and the creation of custom reports.

Minimum Qualifications:  Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school is required with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a library setting.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with mobile and responsive web design, application development, project management skills, interface design, usability testing. Experience managing Innovative Interface products.

UALR is positioning itself for the future by emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, high impact learning experiences, community connections, and a campus-wide commitment to student success. The campus is currently undergoing an extensive administrative and academic reorganization in order to align its assets more effectively with these priorities. This is an exciting time to be at UALR. For more information visit the reorganization web site at

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. 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 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, 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.


Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 18:56 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC