Library Technology Consultant

Full time

Created: August 18, 2014
Austin
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Description

The Library Technology Consultant takes a leadership role in ensuring Texas libraries are knowledgeable about and use library technology to meet the needs of their communities, with a special emphasis on small public libraries. The Technology consultant also works closely with other agency staff to help manage and promote digital literacy initiatives and related projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate a statewide program of continuing education in library technology and related topics, with a special emphasis on the management of technology in small libraries
  • Consult with Texas librarians, library boards and interested citizens on topics related to library technology, with an emphasis on providing consulting on technology support, networking, and troubleshooting topics
  • Provide resources for assigned projects via agency web site, blog, and a variety of social media
  • Serve as agency liaison for technology and digital literacy initiatives and grants
  • Attend work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
  • Comply with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct
  • Perform other duties as assigned
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

None

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Library work experience planning and/or delivering services to clients
  • Experience using a variety of software applications including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and using social media and other internet tools
  • Experience or coursework in web page creation or design
  • Experience in the design, production, and evaluation of training, training materials or bibliographic instruction
  • Knowledge of library technology issues and trends, including issues relating to public access computing and telecommunications
  • Ability to plan and manage continuing education projects including analysis of outcomes data to formulate conclusions and guide direction of future programs and services.
  • Ability to work well with individuals and groups both at TSLAC, as well as at other organizations around the state to realize statewide initiatives using new and existing resources
  • Ability and desire to teach online and in-person and to speak before groups
  • Ability to take initiative in areas of responsibility as part of statewide library development team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Work experience as a professional librarian
  • Work experience or formal education in one or more of the following: adult education, continuing education, consulting, staff development, or technology support
  • Work experience managing library technology projects
  • Work experience managing technology networks, hardware, and security
  • Experience or formal education in one or more: automation planning, systems analysis, planning and evaluation, databases, data conversion, or resource sharing
  • Experience working in or with multiple types of libraries
  • Work experience with a variety of online tools and applications (e.g. Facebook, web content management systems, blogs, survey tools)
  • Experience with online meeting software and learning management systems (e.g. GoToWebinar, WebEx, Adobe Connect, Moodle)
  • Experience writing technical evaluations, procurement documents or planning documents

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Submit complete college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Submit portfolio of writing samples, training materials, or other online resources or presentations conducted
  • Applicants selected for interview will make a 15 minute presentation on a technical subject at the Texas State Library; the presentation may be videotaped
  • Approximately 30% travel by airplane and personal automobile required; some evening & weekend work
  • Light lifting up to 15 lbs. required

SUPERVISION

None. Reports to Manager, Continuing Education and Consulting

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Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 17:09 UTC