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State Library Agency Employment Opportunities

Arkansas State Library - Library Coordinator


Date:  Apr 21, 2021

Req ID:  6543


Little Rock, AR, US, 72201


Anticipated Starting Salary:  45009.95

Position Number: 22082099
County: Pulaski
Posting End Date: May 21, 2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,010
Library Development

Job Specific Duties

  • Identify training and development needs of public library staff at all levels of the organization, in both public-facing and technical services.
  • Contract with presenters and trainers to deliver workshops both face-to-face and virtually.
  • Develop ongoing statewide programs modeled after the agency’s successful ALL-In program that focus on library foundations and an orientation program for new library directors.
  • Assess improvement in knowledge, skills, and behavior by developing and implementing Outcomes Based Evaluation (OBE) of the Continuing Education Program.
  • Keep up with emerging technologies and changing educational and cultural trends that affect the expectations of library users and develop training to support responsive library services.
  • Assist library supporters and patrons throughout Arkansas in starting, reorganization, or revitalizing local Friends of the Library groups;
  • Investigate and determine need for a statewide Friends of the Library group to support local chapters.
  • Develop and provide training to local Friends of the Library groups on a wide variety of topics including how to recruit new members; the complimentary roles of the library board of trustees, library director, and the Friends group; planning successful programs; and partnering with other community organizations;
  • Develop a Friends of the Library Toolkit that will provide local Friends chapters with support to operate effectively, legally, and ethically.
  • Work with the Coordinator of the Arkansas Center for the Book and the Association of Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations, a Division of the American Library Association to investigate and develop an Arkansas Literary Landmark program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in planning events and programs with upwards of thirty (30) participants or guests.
  • Familiarity with Adult Learning Principles.
  • Familiarity with Friends of the Library roles and practices.
  • Position will require in-state and some out-of-state travel.

Position Information

Class Code: E030C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Library Coordinator is responsible for providing consultative services to library trustees, local government officials, librarians, and library staff in the development of library services and programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Provides consultation services to libraries, including general information about library organizations, materials acquisition, budget development, automation issues, program planning, and reading program support. Serves as representative on various committees to develop and enhance library services and to develop working partnerships with outside organizations. Serves as program representative for various initiatives and public relations activities, including workshops, community events, and conferences. Researches, develops, and prepares educational materials and conducts workshops designed to educate the library community and the public. Compiles information and prepares statistical reports, questionnaires, and surveys. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Knowledge of modern library methods, techniques, and terminology. Knowledge of library administration, finance, and economic and social trends. Knowledge of library service patterns and library subject specialties. Ability to apply professional knowledge and program expertise in specific program areas. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Ability to use computer programs, systems, and databases. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in related field; plus three years of experience in professional library services work. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.

Veteran Preference:   A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official at the time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS at (888) 897-7781 or

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