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State Library Agency Employment Opportunities

State of Arkansas: State Library Deputy Director


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The State Library Deputy Director is responsible for the development and direction of library services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy


Provides general direction to subordinate staff by developing short and long term organizational goals and objectives, determining the allocation of internal and external resources, advising staff seeking guidance, and overseeing the functions of program activities to ensure fulfillment of the organization's mission and objectives. Plans and directs the overall operations of the State Library Services and Development Division through section managers, including Library Services, Network Services, Extension Services, and Blind and Physically Handicapped Services. Participates with other agency management representatives in the formulation and approval of policies, procedures, and short and long-range plans for administering the State Library's mission, including integrating and maximizing the delivery of library services. Provides technical assistance to staff and other public library officials, by interpreting legislation, policies, and guidelines affecting library development, to determine the action required and resources needed to bring services into compliance. Establishes policies and procedures on public utilization of state library services, including the inter-library loan system, circulation, reference, and specialized reference to the U. S. Patent Depository. Oversees the provision of consultative expertise to local libraries to ensure effective program and services design and implements and coordinates in-house library development service delivery systems with the needs of local public libraries to enhance the availability of library materials to the public. Reviews and approves requests for new, expanded, and existing programs, including automation upgrades and other resource needs, implements approved program changes, and evaluates Division programs to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including services for the blind and visually handicapped. Plans and anticipates resource needs for new programs or automation upgrades, prioritizes requests submitted by subordinates, compiles biennial and annual budget requests, and reviews and approves interim expenditures to ensure they are within budgeted amounts. Performs other duties as assigned.


The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in library science; plus five years of experience in professional library work, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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.


Salary for this position is $69,776-80,242 annually.

The position closes at 11:59 pm on the date listed.

Applications are screened from information on State Application. List ALL work and/or volunteer experience in "Employment Work History" Section. Resume's WILL NOT Substitute. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

If you are a Veteran, Disabled Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remain unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state, you shall be entitled to Veteran's Preference. Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation at the time of the interview.

The Arkansas State Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

* Direct Deposit of net pay [checking and/or savings account] is required for employment [Act 1887 of 2005].
* 5% Mandatory contribution to AR Public Employee Retirement System.
** New employees hired in 2014 or later will be automatically enrolled into the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation 457 Plan with a 3% automatic deduction. You have 60 days from your first deduction to opt out if you decide not to participate.

  • 19 August 2020
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