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Technology Librarian, Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library (Gloucester)

Gloucester, a beautiful small city with 30,000 residents on Cape Ann and one of the oldest in the commonwealth, is celebrating its 400th in 2023. It is defined by its relationship to the sea, its long history of arts and innovation, and the diversity of culture and economic status represented by natives and newcomers. The library is centrally located in the heart of the downtown.

The Sawyer Free Library, the largest library on Cape Ann, aspires to be the technological hub of the region. Our Technology Librarian is responsible for identifying, developing and delivering responsive services, collections, and programs to support the public's use of technological hardware and software. Technology services are intended to support skill acquisition, encourage experimentation, and enhance peoples lives. This position is primarily focused on providing public service and secondarily on being the library's liaison with the city's IT department. The FY20-24 Strategic Plan and the FY20 Action Plan state the goals of the library and the expectations for the Technology Librarian.

In addition the Technology Library will be part of our wonderful, supportive, professional team sharing the following responsibilities:

Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Library Director.  Responsible for library services for adults and teens including research, nonfiction collections, programs, marketing and communications, and technology. Responsible for a library service area.

Duties:

• Develops and implements library goals through the creation of programs, informational material, and collection development
● Trains public and other staff members in the use of technology and software.
● Interfaces with third party vendors providing library services.
● Develops and maintains collections, including meeting budgetary requirements.
● Represents library at consortium meetings and professional events.
● Ensures implementation of consortium and state library system policies and procedures.
• Supports library users to meet their needs. Specifically provides professional research services to information seekers.
• Curates the adult nonfiction collection in all formats including selecting, cataloging, deaccessioning.
• Creates annotated guides to authoritative information on common topics.
• Manages library technology used by the public.
• Maintains and provides access to local history collections and information.
• Develops remotely accessible library services.
• Performs outreach activities and supports collaborative relationships.
• Prepares monthly reports.
• Stays informed on public library issues, trends, and best practices.
• Performs special projects and tasks as assigned by Assistant Library Director.

Qualifications

• Masters in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school required.
• Knowledge of the Integrated Library System software.
• Knowledge of computers, operating systems, and other technology equipment; ability to perform basic tasks and troubleshooting such as installing software, resolving printing issues, etc.
• Knowledge of specialized software such as e-mail services, social media interfaces, web content management software, etc.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the methods, practices, principles and procedures of professional public library work, especially in the service area of the position.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively with others.
• Demonstrated customer service skills.
• Ability to self-direct and initiate.

Preferred Qualifications:
• One year of related employment.
• Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest.
• Experience with WordPress.
• Fluency in Spanish.
• Experience with modern computer technologies and troubleshooting.
• Willingness to experiment.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

Grade 8A with 12 steps $22.96 - $30.94 based on experience

Closing Date

February 1, 2019 at 1 pm

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@gloucester-ma.gov

Posted

2019-01-09 |  Quick link to this job