Library Technology Consultant
Created: November 18, 2015
DescriptionAnother oldie from TSLAC. This was also posted here in 2014. I did not inquire whether this is the same position reposted or another just like it.
Library Development & Networking
Library Technology Consultant
1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701
M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Job Posting No.
$3,800 - $5,000/Month
Date Job Available:
Supplemental Data Form (Word 97 document)
Applicant must submit Supplemental Data Form, along with State of Texas Application, to be considered for the position.
The Library Technology Consultant takes a leadership role in ensuring Texas libraries are knowledgeable about and use library technology and related library policies, services, and procedures 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.
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 a variety of library-related topics, with an emphasis on providing consulting on technology issues, 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 various initiatives and grants, including those related to technology and digital literacy
Attend work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
Comply with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of
Perform other duties as assigned
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
Knowledge of library issues and trends, including issues relating to library technology, 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
Ability to obtain Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) certification within two years of hire date
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
Submit complete college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
Submit portfolio of writing samples, training materials, or other online resources or presentationsconducted
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
None. Reports to Manager, Continuing Education & Consulting.
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