Digital Public Spaces Librarian

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Created: March 21, 2014


Digital Public Spaces Librarian - Web Services & Digital Literacy Initiatives
Job Number: 17167

At EPL we share. We share stories, ideas and experiences. We share with our customers, our communities, and

Are you an innovative librarian who is enthusiastic about library services in the virtual realm? Are you knowledgeable and
passionate about the potential for libraries to build open digital spaces and services where anyone, anytime, can access,
explore or create with digital content? Are you excited to work collaboratively with community partners and colleagues on
their development? Do you want to lead change and make a difference? If so, EPL is the place for you!

The Digital Public Spaces Librarian will champion development of EPL's digital public spaces, spearheading
demonstration projects and overseeing on-going projects, ensuring services are driven by customer and community
needs, and offering knowledge of digital trends and tools to EPL teams and staff as they pilot new online programs.

As the ideal candidate, you have experience in a library public service environment, modeling excellent customer service,
and in the development and delivery of web-based and technology-focused library services. Diplomatic and collaborative,
with superb technology and organizational skills, you excel working in a team environment and in supporting the learning
of others.

Reporting to the Manager, Web Services & Digital Literacy Initiatives at the Stanley A. Milner Library, you will also serve
as a member of the group that leads the development and implementation of web-based and digital literacy services for
customers of all ages.

You are committed to intellectual freedom and other key principles of librarianship and you will uphold and model the
ideals found in the CLA position statements on Intellectual Freedom and Diversity and Inclusion.

Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA accredited library school.
Experience developing and delivering technology-focused library services and programs is preferred.
Experience working collaboratively with community groups is preferred.
What do you need to bring to this position?
Demonstrated superior interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and training skills.
Ability to assess community interest and needs, and to plan and deliver digital services accordingly, in keeping
with the Library's business plan and strategic directions.
Ability to develop and deliver effective training programs for staff and customers of all ages and from a wide
variety of cultural, economic, social and educational backgrounds.
Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and new service directions.
Ability to contribute positively and work effectively within a team environment.
Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of emerging digital trends and their application to library service design
and delivery.
Familiarity with best practices in website design and user-experience conventions for service delivery, and digital
resource access and management standards, including related legislative frameworks (i.e. copyright).
Knowledge of web coding languages (HTML, CSS) and proficiency with personal computers, Microsoft Office
applications, mobile devices and e-readers, social software and other web-based platforms and service
A personal commitment to upholding the Canadian Library Association's position statements on Intellectual
Freedom and Diversity and Inclusion.

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