Web Services & Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Created: March 6, 2015


This position is with the Oregon State Library, Government Information and Library Services.

There is one permanent full-time position located in Salem, Oregon.
This recruitment will be used to add to a list of qualified applicants to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
The State Library provides leadership and resources to continue growing vibrant library services for Oregonians who are print disabled, the Legislature and state government, and all Oregonians through public libraries. The State Library is an independent state agency governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor under ORS 357.

OSL consists of Government Information and Library Services Division; Library Support and Development Services Division, Talking Book and Braille Library; and the Operations Division.

The agency employs 39.26 FTE and operates on a biennial budget of approximately $14 million.
The Government Information and Library Services (Government Services) Division is funded by an assessment from most state agencies to provide information services. The mission of the team is twofold:
Government Services provides high quality information services to assist state employees in the efficient performance of their jobs and in more effective decision making for state government. This service includes primary responsibility for the acquisition, distribution, and provision of access to state documents.
Government Services also provides general research assistance to citizens of Oregon in the use of the Oregon State Library’s collections, which emphasize Oregon government and its publications. As part of this service, we partner with other organizations (such as Answerland, and the Federal Depository Libraries Program (FDLP)) when such partnerships benefit the Library and its constituencies.
To accomplish this mission, the Government Services Division provides library users with information, materials and electronic resources. These functions include access to and distribution of materials from the Oregon State Library, other libraries, and full text providers to state agency customers in electronic and/or paper format.

The Government Services Division has a detailed service model providing general information about their services and constituencies. The division is structured into workgroups, each of which focuses on a specific set of products, services, or support activities.

As the division charged with operating technical services, reference services, the Oregon document collection, and access to the library’s collections, Government Services  plays a role in serving all of Oregon.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The person in this position will provide information services to Oregon state employees. The position is primarily responsible for coordinating the Library’s online presence in support of state government. This includes overseeing the look, feel, and usability of the Library’s State Employee Information Center (http://library.state.or.us), and organizing and developing other web-based services and resources including the division’s website, intranet, and social media outlets. This position will also serve as the Library’s representative on the state E-Governance board working with other agencies to ensure that state government information is readily accessible on the state website (http://www.oregon.gov). This position participates in the development, operation, and maintenance of digital collections, provides reference support for state agency personnel, and gives presentations about State Library resources and services.

For a complete listing of job duties please review the position description by clicking here.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office cubical environment and closed library stacks.
  • Extensive daily use of computers and related office equipment.
  • Extended periods of use and exposure to computer monitors.
  • Occasional meetings at other state agencies in Salem and other locations.
  • Occasional irregular hours and travel.
  • Regular exposure to dust and medium physical activity in the library stacks.
  • Occasional lifting of heavy bound materials, extreme reaching up and down, negotiating aisles 31” wide and retrieving materials from shelves in stack storage from floor level to up to 8 feet tall, which may require climbing a step ladder. May require lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasional contact with hostile or annoyed individuals.
  • Speaking in front of large groups.
  • The successful candidate must have a current and valid driver license and maintain an acceptable driving history or be able to provide alternative transportation.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills:
The work experience section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications and the request skills for this position. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of the application. All answers to the supplemental questions will be verified using the work experience section of your application to determine if you meet these minimum qualifications. If the work experience included on your application does not support your answers, your application may be removed from further consideration.

To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications (required skills):
An American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library Science degree.
Transcripts: To receive credit for your degree, you must attach transcripts to your application.

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

  • Two or more years of experience with digital libraries technologies, standards, and practices and/or
  • Two or more years of experience developing or coordinating online delivery of services.
  • Requested Skills (Desired Attributes):
  • The Oregon State Library is looking for an energetic self-starter who communicates well. The outstanding candidate will be reliable, responsible, and well-organized.
  • The ideal candidate will also demonstrate experience or familiarity with the following:
  • Developing and using web applications
  • Creatively applying current web technologies to provide a functional, dynamic library web presence
  • Web development tools such as HTML, Drupal, Wordpress, Javascript, etc., as well as web interfaces using databases such as MySQL or Microsoft SQL
  • Emerging web applications, resources, and techniques
  • Performing research or answering reference inquiries
  • Web and interface usability testing
  • Coordinating digital projects
  • Working with online government information and documents
  • Application of web content accessibility standards
  • Digital Collections requirements


Published: Friday, March 6, 2015 01:27 UTC

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