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Coordinator of Public Services - University of Central Arkansas Cherie Madarash-Hill 14 Aug 2007 17:24 UTC


POSITION SUMMARY: The University of Central Arkansas seeks a Coordinator of Public Services for Torreyson Library. UCA is a dynamic educational community with an FTE that has grown from 7,930 to 10,851 in less than five years. Total enrollment exceeds 12,000. Undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs are offered.

The successful candidate will provide vision, leadership, and cohesiveness for  Reference  Services, Circulation/Reserve, Interlibrary Loan, Instructional Services, Outreach Services, Children's Collection, and Systems. He/she will have a strong work ethic, a collegial attitude, and an understanding of and dedication to the evolving role of an academic library in the 21st century.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively build and maintain constructive relationships with campus constituencies including students, faculty, and staff; to  articulate programs and mission to students, faculty, staff, and community; to be technologically savvy, open minded, and eager to try new approaches and initiatives; to participate in reference desk coverage, instructional services classes, committee work, etc. Additional projects and duties will be assigned. Torreyson Library's mission may be viewed at

This position is responsible for supervision of staff,  including tenure track faculty, paraprofessionals, and students. Opportunities to serve as adjunct faculty in various disciplines are available. Some weekend work will be required, and some evening work may be required. Position reports to Library Director.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum three years of  increasingly responsible experience in an academic library; supervisory experience, strong social skills; collegial attitude.

Additional graduate level degree and/or coursework. Proven track record of formulating, delivering, and assessing new services and programs.

RANK: Depending on the candidate's credentials and interests, this appointment may be made at the Library Assistant Professor rank on tenure track or at the non-tenure track Library Instructor rank.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: The University of Central Arkansas, an AA/EOE employer is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff. Review of applications will begin on 9/1/07. Salary: Negotiable depending on experience/qualifications.

Please submit letter of application, resume, and 3 references to :
Art Lichtenstein, Library Director, Torreyson Library, UCA, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway AR 72035;

Cherie Madarash-Hill
Catalog Librarian
Torreyson Library - Cataloging Dept.
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035
(501) 450-5254