Web Services & Communications Librarian

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Created: May 6, 2016


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Job Title: Librarian II Position #: S03756 Grade: K Bargaining Status: Non-bargaining FLSA: Exempt Location: Rockville Salary Range: $63,772.80 – $86,236.80 per annual

Online applications must be received by Thursday, May 19th 2016

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, has need for a full-time, Librarian II, #S03756, in the College Libraries. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Job Summary: This position provides user-centered, innovative and service-oriented leadership in the vision, development, planning, coordination, maintenance and evaluation of the Libraries web presence, with an emphasis on enhancing the user experience. This position manages the Libraries’ external communications and outreach/marketing efforts to ensure consistent and strategic branding and service and event promotion via multiple communications methods. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Serve as the Chair and lead the Libraries' Web Services Committee. • Utilize user-centered design focus, work closely with the E-Resources & Discovery Services Librarian and lead the Libraries’ Web Services Committee in the planning for current and future web development/technologies. • Act as point person overseeing migration of Libraries website content to new College Content Management System. • Establish and manage training program for Libraries employees to input and manage content on website for their functional areas. • Collaborate with the E-Resources & Discovery Services Librarian to enhance and improve the Libraries’ discovery services environment through user testing, adherence to industry best practices and integration of new services. • Create and charge a Libraries’ Marketing Committee. • Serve as the Chair of Marketing Committee and work collaboratively with members from across the Libraries’ departments to create and implement a College wide marketing strategy for the Libraries. • Produce and coordinate production of graphic and editorial copy for Libraries’ external communications, including service announcements, policy changes, events and programs. • Design and edit external promotional and information materials with a focus on online methods. • Coordinate creation of selected communications in print form. • Work closely with the College Communications Office to create Libraries’ brand strategy including re-design of the Libraries logo and color scheme for implementation on the Libraries’ website and external communications. • Coordinate the Libraries’ social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter and news blog. • Coordinate production of an annual report of Library services. • Maintain current awareness of web design and development practices in libraries, with an emphasis on enhancing user experience. • Actively participate in local, national and international meetings and organizations that relate to web services, user experience and marketing and communications. • Keep abreast of new trends and developments in the library field. • Read professional literature.

Required Qualifications: • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited institution. • Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, or public library. • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries. • Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources. • Ability to remain current in trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations. • Ability to communicate effectively. • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills; strong listening skills; professional competence using research tools in an online environment and basic Microsoft Office Software. • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: • Two (2) years of experience with user-centered web design, instructional design theory and usability, and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in the online library environment. • Technical fluency with web authoring standards (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), accessibility standards, and content management systems. • Experience in gathering and evaluating analytics related to the website and other web-based services, and making data-driven decisions regarding website usability, architecture, and design. • Experience with social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, blogs) as a communications tool. • Experience with mobile website and services development. • Experience with OmniUpdate Campus CMS. • One (1) year of experience with coordinating print and online communications and marketing materials. • Experience with graphic design and relevant software. • Experience working on projects or initiatives with libraries and their parent institution (college, university, etc.). Application Process: • Online applications must be received by Thursday, May 19th 2016. To apply, please visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment • The application process includes 10 steps. • Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement. • For consideration, you must: 1. Include dates of employment in your application or attachment; 2. Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4); and 3. E-sign your application. (Step 9)

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

• Successful completion of a background check • Participation in a retirement plan • Submission of an official transcript of the degree required for the position

Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill. Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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