Fine Arts Library Supervisor

Fayetteville, AR
Jul 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number C873P

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Working Title Fine Arts Library Supervisor

Position Number 12524

Department University Libraries Fine Arts Library

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The University Libraries system is comprised of David W. Mullins (main) Library, the Physics Library, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Library, the Fine Arts Library, and the Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library. Combined holdings number over 2 million volumes. The libraries participate in the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Center for Research Libraries, and other state and national consortia. Library personnel (FTE) include 59 faculty and professional staff, 67 support staff, and 27 student assistants.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The position assists the department head in the management and operation of the Fine Arts Library. Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates one Library Specialist and approximately 10 hourly personnel. Manages the library's service desk, which includes scheduling employees and monitoring and processing functions of the library's integrated system (holds, recalls, fines, etc.) Provides public service to patrons. Oversees technical processing, stacks maintenance, and facilities. Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library in the absence of the department head.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in library sciences or related field
  • At least two years experience in library services, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity

Applicable equivalencies may be considered.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • Experience with bibliographic databases, library catalogs, and the circulation module of an integrated library system
  • Education or work experience in the fine arts or related disciplines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to public service

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Crouching
  • Grasping
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Sharps
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Overtime Eligible Yes

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - University Libraries, Fine Arts Library

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $29,251

Pay Grade Level C115

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 07/28/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Kathy Riggle
Library Human Resources Manager
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-3080
Fax: (479) 575-4623

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • Less than high school diploma or equivalent
    • High School graduate or equivalent
    • Some college
    • 1 year of college
    • 2 years of college
    • 3 years of college
    • Bachelor's degree or 4 years of college
    • 1 year of graduate coursework
    • 2 or more years of graduate coursework
  2. * How many years of library experience do you have?
    • No library experience
    • Less than 1 year of experience
    • 1 year of experience
    • 2 years of experience
    • 3 years of experience
    • 4 years of experience
    • 5 years of experience
    • 6 or more years of experience
  3. * Do you have at least one year of experience in a supervisory or leadership capacity?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your library experience, including years of experience and average hours worked per week.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your supervisory and leadership experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your experience working with bibliographic databases, library catalogs, and the circulation module of an integrated library system.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe your education or work experience in the fine arts or related disciplines.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe your customer service philosophy.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Proof of Veterans Status