ARLIS Coordinator

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Consortium Library
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

Join us in managing the award-winning Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS) in Anchorage, Alaska! The University of Alaska Anchorage / Alaska Pacific University Consortium Library is seeking a full-time ARLIS Coordinator and communication point person familiar with library operations, budget development and management, collection management, and natural science-focused reference and research services to join the ARLIS Management Team. This term faculty position offers opportunities for collaboration within the university and with libraries across the state in serving the research staff of multiple state and federal natural resource agencies, the university, the private sector, and the public. Looking for even more adventure? Anchorage is a vibrant community with something for everyone, combining city life with easy access to the wilderness for activities like hiking, biking, and skiing. To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.


10%Assume supervisor of record responsibilities.Essential
15%Directly access University of Alaska financial and personnel systems to effectively work with ARLIS budget coordinator in managing ARLIS financial agreement and personnel expenditures.Essential
15%Manage library access services onsite, provide onsite supervision for ILL library technician 2, provide reference / research services, receive and report circulation statistics.Essential
25%Assume collection development manager responsibilities, including donation management, backlog integration, acquisition and selection, FDLP management, weeding, and other collection management functions.Essential
35%Apply expert knowledge of library principles, methods, practices, and resources to assist in directing the administrative, operational, and professional functions of ARLIS as a member of the ARLIS Management Team. Emphasis is on serving as the ARLIS communication point person representing the ARLIS Management Team in interfacing with ARLIS’s multiple state and federal Founders, and working closely with the ARLIS agreement Principal Investigator.Essential


Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution; Knowledge of Alaskana, natural science, or technical materials; Knowledge of library management and budget management; Two years of reference experience; Two years minimum of supervisory experience

Preferred: Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries; Aptitude for complex, analytical work with an attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial team environment. A strong commitment to user access to information.

Preferred: Experience managing and communicating complex budget details to diverse audiences; Experience working in team-based or multi-organizational environment; Experience managing or working in a special library; Collection development experience; Experience providing research / reference assistance to agencies with varying missions; Familiarity with Alaska materials.


Library management experience; Budget management and presentation experience; Experience providing research / reference assistance; Familiarity with integrated library systems; Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment; Ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow through on assigned tasks; Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.


Master's degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program at the time of appointment;

Minimum annual salary $76,000.

For full consideration please apply by June 25, 2021:

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position:

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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