Would you like to search job descriptions at your peer libraries from a single interface? Could you use a digital archive of job descriptions from your own institution? The ARL Position Description (PD) Bank—launched on February 1, 2013—could be just the tool for you.
About the ARL PD Bank
The ARL Position Description Bank aggregates position descriptions from participating academic and research libraries, making the PDs browsable and searchable. The ARL PD Bank provides a source for current PDs and also tracks the evolution of positions—and library functions and services—and the varied ways in which institutions organize and define functions.
The ARL PD Bank also provides participating institutions with a functional digital archive of their own position descriptions. In addition to standard data fields available to all participants, individual libraries may elect to use custom data fields that would not be viewable by other institutions, such as employee and supervisor names, classification, date last reviewed/modified, and other data identified by the institution as useful for internal purposes.
The ARL PD Bank has been developed by a team from the University of Florida Libraries and ARL, along with personnel officers from ARL member institutions, who have been engaged via surveys, focus groups, and beta testing.
For more information, visit the ARL Position Description Bank on the University of Florida server, where you will find an FAQ and User Guides and Documentation. ARL also plans to offer online information sessions about the PD Bank in the coming months. If you have questions, please contact the project team at ARLPDBank@uflib.ufl.edu or 352-273-2603.