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Technology Services Librarian - Deadline Extended, Westfield Athenaeum (Westfield)

Reporting to the Head of Adult Services, the Technology Librarian is responsible for library-wide technology support and services to ensure current, secure, and reliable technology that sustains and enhances the services of the Athenaeum. This person also provides customer service and answers reference questions at public service desks, as well as developing and offering technology education for staff and the public.

Essential duties and responsibilities: 
-Maintain and troubleshoot public and staff PCs, laptops, tablets, printers, hotspots, and related equipment.
-Perform all PC configuration and maintenance activities, including one-off and library-wide software updates.
-Recommend and implement hardware and software upgrades, including network and desktop PC security software, in order to maintain safe, reliable, and secure technology and internet access for staff and the public.
-Coordinate the use and time management of public PCs, faxing, and printers.
-Administer the Athenaeum's Google Workspace, WordPress website, and Omeka digital archives.
-Oversee the functionality of security cameras and review/capture footage when requested.
-Provide instruction and assistance to staff and patrons in using computer equipment, software, and emerging technologies.
-Develop and implement educational programming in technology use for the public.
-Provide reference and information services as a member of the Reference Desk team.
-Attend meetings, workshops, or webinars for training purposes.
-Act as the Manager on Call as needed.                                                                                 

Additional duties may include: 
-Maintain, develop, and create text, graphic and video content for website, digital bulleting boards, and social media.
-Manage a section of the circulating collection, including selection and weeding.
-Provide coverage in other areas of the library as needed.
-Other duties as assigned.                                                                       

Qualifications

Required qualifications: 
-Bachelor's degree.
-Thorough knowledge of current and emerging information technologies related to public libraries.
-Expertise in Windows OS, web-based applications, back-up strategies and solutions, and open source software.
-Familiarity with cloud-based security programs and firewalls, including DeepFreeze.
-Knowledge of routers, switches, networking equipment and wireless networking.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-Strong time management and organizational skills.
-Ability to use a computer workstation for an extended length of time.
-Familiarity with public library services and programs.               

Preferred qualifications: 
-Bachelor's degree.
-Master's degree in library and information science or related field.
-Experience with Evergreen ILS and the CWMARS consortium.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

$21.00  / hour

Closing Date

December 31, 2022

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email to Guy McLain, Executive Director at gmclain@westath.org. Priority deadline is November 16; position will remain open until filled. 

Posted

2022-10-14 |  Quick link to this job