Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Children's Programmer - Mark Twain Library, Redding. Would you love working in a vibrant community with a rich history? Mark Twain Library in Redding seeks an energetic, creative, resourceful and caring Children's Programmer who enjoys the challenge and excitement of working with children from babyhood through adolescence as well as their parents and caregivers. The successful candidate organizes, coordinates and carries out storytelling, school visits, and other educational, cultural and library oriented programs for children birth through school age as well as plans and conducts special crafts, hands-on programs, creative story and reading programs. As part of a two person children’s department they will be responsible for assuring that the library is an inviting destination for families with children. Other areas of responsibilities include but are not limited to selection, cataloging and processing and weeding of books and other materials for the children’s collection, participation in special library fundraisers pertaining to children, occasional staffing of circulation desk, attending staff meetings and other training and assisting with displays and bulletin board displays. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in child development, elementary education or other relevant field required. At least two years’ experience with children’s programming in a library or related environment is highly preferred. Knowledge of children’s literature is important. The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Publisher, Word and Outlook. This is a 22 hours per week position (48 weeks per year) under the supervision of the Head of Children’s which is scheduled around the programming needs of the Library. Some weekends and evenings will be required. Salary is $18/hour. Send resume, cover letter and the names of two references to email@example.com by May 20, 2014.
Digital Services Librarian/Officer - New Canaan Library. Our Values: Lifelong learning, Respect, Service, Excellence, Professionalism. Role Purpose: The Digital Service Librarian is responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of technology and works closely with the Head of Digital Services developing innovative solutions to providing digital services to the New Canaan community. This is full time position requiring weekends. Responsibilities: Accountabilities: Under the Guidance of the Head of Digital Serivces this position is accountable for: Monitoring and maintaining all aspects of the Library’s technology infrastructure; Maintaining and troubleshooting the Library’s network and ILS; Managing and teaching in the Library’s MakerLab; Researching and implementing new digital services; Maintaining and troubleshooting all hardware and software; Maintaining the Library’s Website including design changes and updating content; Active Participation in the Website committee; Production of weekly newsletter and Library eblasts; Oversight of the Library’s social media presence; Compilation of and effective presentation of broad array of statistical data including that relating to digital services; Staffing IT help desk and assisting the public with computer related questions; Working 5 hours per week on the Information Service Desk; Developing and implementing programming as it relates to Digital Services often in conjunction with other Library Departments; Oversight and maintenance of audiovisual equipment and including broadcasting station; Assisting with in technology planning; Instructing staff and public in the use of various digital technologies and conducts formal classes for the public; Other projects as needed. Deliverables: Integrated and streamlined technology infrastructure; User friendly, up-to-date website and newsletter; Active and growing social media presence; Rapid responses to help desk requests; Streamlined and comprehensive statistical reports on major library metrics; Streamlined, efficient and integrated interface to digital services; Effective support to Digital Services team and wider organization. Key Functional Relationships: Head of Digital Services, Adult Services Team, Collection Development Team, Teen Services, Children’s Services. Skills & Attributes: Strong commitment to customer service; Ability to think creatively and be innovative; Ability to prioritize and manage work related projects; Able to communicate technical information clearly; Ability to create useful statistical reports; Ability to think analytically; Highly collaborative work style; Strong graphic design skills; Strong web design skills; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Knowledge of emerging digital technologies; Demonstrated commitment to personal professional learning. Qualifications / Experience: Accredited MLS, or equivalent degree (Visual Arts, Computer Science); Understanding of computer networks (LAN, wireless, virtual); Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems; Knowledge of computer databases and statistical analysis; Knowledge of Web design platforms (Drupal, Wordpress); Knowledge of Windows, MAC and Linux operating systems; Knowledge of mobile devices and tablets. Salary range: $40,000 – $55,000 (Work week Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday –Saturday). Please email your resume and cover letter to Jeff Zaino, Head of Digital Services New Canaan Library (firstname.lastname@example.org) 203-594-5010.