Assistant Library Director for Technology

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Created: April 14, 2015


The Brookline Public Library, a member of the Minuteman Library Network, is a vital community center, with a main library and two branch libraries that boast some of the highest circulation numbers in the State.  We are seeking a technology professional to provide leadership and technical expertise in the selection, development, and implementation of library information technologies.  Under the direction of the Library Director, the Assistant Director for Technology will be responsible for the integration and maintenance of all automated systems and equipment, including software, hardware technical support to staff and patrons; technical services and circulation operations and supervision of up to 10 full time librarians, interns and volunteers. Manages capital and repair budget for library technologies; acts as Minuteman Library Network Technical Coordinator, and serves as the library’s web master.  Strong social media and marketing skills and a highly developed awareness and understanding of emerging technologies. Works closely with Town and Public School administration to coordinate and leverage shared services and technology service and support offerings. Masters in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution preferred; supplemented by additional training in library technology, computer hardware and network maintenance, and desktop applications; five years of experience in library technical services with at least two years of related supervisory experience.  Significant experience with personal computers and library automation systems required. Ability to deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to work with a high level of detail; prioritize multiple tasks and to deal effectively with interruptions.  Strong leadership skills and the ability to identify and to analyze complex issues and develop appropriate recommendations. Salary DOQ $75-$80K plus generous benefits.  Resume and letter of interest by May 7, 2015.

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