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State Library Deputy Director
Agency: Arkansas State Library
Office: Deputy Director
Section: State Library Services and Development
Date Posted: 03/06/2018
Posting Expires: 05/06/2018
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.
Typical Functions
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.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizationalmanagement. Knowledge of professional library philosophy and practice in public, school, and speciallibraries. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct thework of subordinate supervisors. Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies, and guidelines affecting library development. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and activities. Ability to design and implement a state-wide network of various types of libraries. Ability to administer a sub grant review and monitoring process. Ability to communicate technical information and coordinate activities with diverse groups. Ability to anticipate needs and develop plans and operational goals to meet the needs.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
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.
Preferred Qualifications
Incumbent must have a high level of comfort with public speaking and outreach services.
Experience with grant funding (writing, management/oversight, reporting etc.) is highly desirable.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
The mission of the Arkansas State Library is to serve as the information resource center for state agencies, legislators and legislative staffs, to provide guidance and support for the development of local public libraries and library services, and to provide the resources, services, and leadership necessary to meet the educational, informational and cultural needs of the citizens of Arkansas. The agency administers state and federal funds appropriated for libraries and library development, including State Aid To Public Libraries funds and federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds.

Agency Goals and Objectives Supported by Information Technology
The goals of the State Library are:
provide library and information services to state government, as well as to citizens statewide;
develop access to libraries and information resources;
promote the development, use and support of public libraries and information resources;
foster the recruitment, training, and education of library personnel; and
provide effective leadership and administration needed to improve public libraries and library services.

Providing information resources to the public directly or through other libraries that have been revolutionized by information technology. All the goals listed have been enhanced by the speed of electronic delivery, bibliographic data storage and rapid computer communication. The ASL web site provides access to the LSTA Five Year Long Range Plan, which is being used as a model for other states by the Institute of Museums and Library Services [see for more detailed information on this federal agency.]
Job Details
Position No.: 22082107
Class Code: N161N
Grade: GS12
Salary Range: $69,776.00 - $80,242.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Trish Luckadue
Phone: 501-682-2853
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