Emerging Technologies Librarian

Suffolk Public Library
Location (City, State): 
Suffolk VA

POSITION: Emerging Technologies Librarian

LOCATION: Suffolk Public Library (Suffolk VA)

SALARY: $43,934 - $56,455

Under limited supervision, serves as the Emerging Technologies Coordinator with supervisor to ensure that services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively. Responsible for assisting with the establishment of standards for services and collections, researching and formulating long range goals, developing policies, and planning and evaluating programs, services, and goals. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic user of technology who enjoys exploring, identifying and evaluating emerging trends and applying them in a library setting. Reports to the Technology and Content Strategy Manager/Library Manager.

Essential Job Functions:
•Identifies technology training needs and develops staff training curriculum for the library's digital services and emerging technologies.
•Conducts training classes with library staff and the public.
•Serves as the library's leader and expert of digital resources and technology.
•Identifies, learns and shares emerging technology trends with library staff for the development of responsive library services and programs.
•Works collaboratively with other library departments and teams to creatively implement new technologies that enhance library services and programming.
•As a part of the Collection Strategy team, performs original and copy cataloging for all library materials. Oversees new material processing.
•Coordinates and evaluates operations of area of responsibility, programs, and services.
•Develops programs and services that meet the needs of the public and are aligned with best practices set forth by ALA and state educational standards.
•Coordinates programs and services by working with agencies and organizations outside the library to develop programs of mutual interest, working with City departments, and ensuring that services are reaching the community
•Acts as a mentor to staff by assisting with their professional development and morale, and providing assistance as needed.
•Provide classes, events, and programs to the community and staff.
•Assists patrons regarding reference requests and performs readers' advisory services; responds to citizen requests for assistance in using the department's computer system.
•Maintains knowledge of the reference and circulating collections and electronic resources; maintains reference and circulating collections.
•Interprets and applies library policies and procedures for customers and staff to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
•Assists in reclassification projects and special projects as needed.
•Assists in weeding, selection and overall maintenance of collection.
•Maintains an awareness of new literature, technologies, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
•Assists in performance of tasks at the circulation desks, including checking library books in and out, registering patrons for a borrower's card, shelving books and maintaining records and tabulations.
•Provides training for employees and patrons to improve computer skills
•Collects fees for the use of the copier and printer.
•Provides reader advisory services to service populations by listening to patron's subject interests and needs and selecting materials which are appropriate in format and interest.
•Gathers, organizes, analyzes, examines, or evaluates data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information.
•Gives information, guidance, or assistance to people which directly facilitates task accomplishment; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.
•Performs related work as required.

Master's Degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science or possession of certification as a librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education Board and experience in a library setting or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Requires a valid driver's License.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday, February 26

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers