Posting: Director of Academic Services and Resources, Little Rock, AR Mark Stoffan 09 Jan 2008 19:50 UTC

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Ottenheimer Library

Vacancy Announcement

Director of Academic Services and Resources

Job #445

The Ottenheimer Library seeks a senior-level librarian to lead departments
directly involved in supporting the teaching, learning and research needs of
faculty and students.  The Director of Academic Services and Resources will
provide vision for the departments of Reference/Instruction, Collection
Development and Access Services.  The successful candidate will develop
innovative programs to facilitate change and promote an environment of
creativity and service.

The Director of Academic Services and Resources reports to the Dean of the
Library and works closely with other senior leaders who have
responsibilities for Technical Services and Technology, Administrative
Services, and Archives/Special Collections.

This is a faculty status, tenure-track position.  The successful candidate
will be required to meet the Library's criteria for promotion and tenure,
which include librarianship, service and scholarship/research.

Located in Little Rock, Arkansas' urban center, the University of Arkansas
at Little Rock is a state-supported metropolitan university.  The
Ottenheimer library provides vital support to this urban research university
and the community at large.


The successful candidate will be a leader who has a thorough understanding
of the research process and scholarly communication, as well as a
comprehensive vision of the roles of paper and digital collections, and of
professional library assistance in enriching the research environment of the
university.  Departments that report to the Director for Academic Services
and Resources include Reference, Collection Development and Access Services.


Required:  ALA-accredited MLS;  at least five years of professional
experience in a research or academic library in the areas of Reference,
Instruction and Collection Development; demonstrated understanding of
academic teaching and research needs;  ability to view issues from a broad
library-wide perspective; excellent interpersonal, communication, and
planning skills.  Demonstrated interest in scholarly and professional

Preferred:  Experience with assessment of library services, strategic
planning, and project management; three years successful management and
supervision of librarians and paraprofessionals; experience with integrated
library systems; proven skills in the application of technology to enhance
effectiveness of library services; second advanced degree;  qualifications
for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.

Library and University Environment

Ottenheimer Library's materials budget is in excess of $1 million annually.
Its materials holdings include:  nearly a half million monographs, 11,000
electronic books, access to over 28,000 electronic journals, 3,600 active
periodical subscriptions, in excess of one million microforms, and more than
115 electronic databases.  The Library's integrated library system is
Innovative Interfaces.

Conditions of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour workweek                                     Retirement plan:

Twenty-one days vacation                              Twelve paid holidays

Twelve days sick leave                                   Faculty rank and

Salary and Rank

Commensurate with the candidate's education and experience.

Submit a cover letter referencing job # 445 and addressing the above
qualifications; curriculum vitae; name, address, phone and e-mail
information of three references.  Send materials by e-mail to

Suzanne Martin, Director of Administrative Services

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Ottenheimer Library

2801 S. University

Little Rock, AR  72204



Mark A. Stoffan

Director of Technical Services and Technology

Ottenheimer Library

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S. University Ave.

Little Rock, AR 72204-1099

501-569-8640 (office)        501-773-8068 (cell)