Head, Fine Arts Library, University of Arkansas LibrariesThe University of Arkansas Libraries seek dynamic, public service-oriented candidates for the position of Head, Fine Arts Library. Reporting to the Director for Public Services, the Head, Fine Arts Library provides leadership in developing and implementing innovative services; works with faculty and students to plan and implement information and instructional services; manages collection development for art, architecture, and landscape architecture; manages two full-time support staff; and oversees the facility.
Qualifications. Required: American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree, or a graduate degree in related disciplines; three years of experience in an academic or research library; supervisory and management experience; working knowledge of standard electronic resources in art and architecture; excellent interpersonal skills; potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements in performance, scholarship, and service. Preferred: Collection development experience; bibliographic instruction experience; and/or working knowledge of integrated online systems.
Salary and Benefits. Salary and rank dependent on qualifications. Tenure-track, twelve-month appointment. Minimum salary: $45,000. Benefits include TIAA/CREF and/or Fidelity, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, health and dental insurance.
Background. Supported by major gifts received through the Campaign for the 21st Century, University goals include increasing enrollment by several thousand students; establishing new academic programs, especially in the Honors College and Graduate School; and increasing research across the curriculum. In concert with these goals, the Libraries have identified strategic initiatives to meet increasing expectations of students and faculty in this growth environment, including innovations within the Libraries; activities to support the University’s land-grant teaching and research mission; and dedication, cooperation, and flexibility among personnel.
The University Libraries hold over 1.7 million volumes. The Libraries participate in the Greater Western Library Alliance. Library personnel (FTE) include 32 library faculty, 80 professional and support staff, 3 library graduate assistants, and 29 student assistants. The Fine Arts Library (http://libinfo.uark.edu/fal/), a branch of the University Libraries, opened in 1951 in the acclaimed Fine Arts Center, designed by Edward Durell Stone. The collections (approximately 35,000 volumes) include traditional print and electronic resources on the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and photography), architecture, and landscape architecture. The University of Arkansas School of Architecture has the only accredited professional architecture and landscape architecture programs in Arkansas. Whether students choose to pursue a bachelor of architecture degree, a bachelor of landscape architecture degree, or a bachelor of science in architectural or landscape architectural studies degree, they have opportunities for unique professional experiences in the Rome Study Center for Architecture and the Humanities, Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas, or the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC). The renowned architect, Fay Jones, was the first Dean of the School of Architecture. His complete record of teaching and practice, including drawings, slides, writings, models, etc., are housed in the Special Collections Department of the University Libraries. For more information, visit the UA home page (http://www.uark.edu), the Libraries’ home page (http://libinfo.uark.edu), and the Fayetteville Web site (http://www.accessfayetteville.org/).
Located in northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville has been ranked by the Milken Institute as the nation’s number one _Best Performing City_ in categories of local economy, job market, and reliable growth industries. With a population of over 300,000, the region is one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, and hosts the headquarters of two Fortune 500 companies. Situated in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville and the surrounding area offer numerous cultural activities and outdoor recreational opportunities.
Review of applications begins June 16, 2006, and continues until position is filled. Send letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to Ms. Janet Parsch, Director for Organizational Development, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 North McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.