Monday, December 16, 2013

Systems Librarian - Mansfield Library

Systems Librarian - Mansfield Library. The Town of Mansfield, Connecticut is seeking applicants for our part-time Systems Librarian position. Under the direction of the Public Library and Information Technology Department Heads, this position serves as the first line of support for the use of electronic resources and library technologies. The Systems Librarian provides leadership and expertise in the development, implementation, maintenance, and use of technology by library staff and the public. Sample duties include: Lead staff member for managing library information technology as currently deployed or planned at the Library, including primary responsibility for the library’s implementation of its integrated library system. Assist in the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive information technology framework. Coordinate and collaborate with Town Information Technology staff to ensure that the library’s network is maintained and enhanced as an integral part of the Town IT infrastructure. Deploy and maintain hardware and software specific to the library. Provide first-tier troubleshooting for library equipment. Configure, deploy and maintain PCs, printers and other hardware. Manage web-based services and electronic resources. Maintaining the library’s website and social media. Working collaboratively with the Library/Information Technology Directors, develop technology plans and budgets. Plan, manage, and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with town/library service goals. Provide excellent customer service. Train staff and patrons in the use of computer hardware and software. Work effectively as part of a team. Master new technologies. Provide guidance to staff on issues relating to the use of library technology. Attend staff meetings and workshops, as requested. Participate in the development of the Library’s collection. Provide public desk support as needed. Perform all other reasonably related tasks as directed. Position is 19 hrs/wk. Hiring rate is $29.58-$38.45 per hour and is dependent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in library science or a related field supplemented by experience with developing, implementing, and maintaining library technologies. Formal course work in computer science and public library experience is highly desirable. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check. Position is open until filled. Interested applicants must submit an employment application at and a letter of interest and resume detailing work, education, and training experiences to Position is open until filled. EOE/AA.