AUTOMATED SERVICES LIBRARIAN - Springdale Public Library is currently
accepting applications until Feb. 8, 2013, for an Automated Services
Librarian. Requirements include a Master's in Library Science or equivalent
degree and four years of related experience. The salary range is low to mid-
$40s, depending upon qualifications.
The Automated Services Librarian is responsible for providing expertise in all
functions of the integrated library system (ILS). SPL is a member of
Washington County Library System which migrated from Innovative Interfaces'
Millennium to Polaris in 2012. This position shares responsibility for all
aspects of technology with the Technology Coordinator and participates in the
team-based management structure with other professionals. The incumbent must
have the skills and experience to provide standard reference service, using
online and print resources, along with community referrals and technology
The Library is located in Murphy Park, along with the city's Aquatic and Youth
Recreation Centers. The Library staff numbers 32, with 28.7 FTE. Circulation
for 2012 was 740,000 items, with 51,000 registered borrowers. The Library
functions with a strong values-based customer service philosophy that is the
basis of all services and programs.
Springdale is a community of 70,000, with a large Hispanic population and one
of the largest Marshallese communities outside of the Marshall Islands. It is
located in the Northwest corridor of the state along with Bentonville, home of
Walmart and the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Springdale is just
a few miles north of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas. Springdale
is home to The Naturals of Northwest Arkansas, a Double AA Minor League
baseball team affiliated with the Kansas City Royals. Other cultural amenities
include the Art Center of the Ozarks, The Jones Center for Families, and The
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, all located in Springdale.
To apply, submit letter and resume to [log in to unmask], mail to HR Dept.,
201 Spring St., Springdale, AR 72764 or fax to 479-750-8523. The City of
Springdale provides an excellent benefit package and is an EOE and drug free
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