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Emerging Tech Librarian

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory to patrons, through use of print and electronic resources
  • Provide patron assistance and instruction in the use of library computers, catalog, electronic resources, digital downloads and Wi-Fi
  • Supervise library environment to maintain safety and fair enforcement of Library policies
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify, recommend and implement emerging technology for adoption by the Library
  • Participate in emerging tech-related outreach to the public library community
  • Perform ongoing evaluation of digital resources to assess use, usability and value
  • Support and manage access to the Library’s digital resources
  • Provide technology training to staff as needed in cooperation with Information Technology department
  • Creation and posting of content to website and online calendar, when necessary
  • In cooperation with Adult Services team, present culturally relevant and thought-provoking programs to the community
  • Encourage and promote communication, collaboration and excellent customer service throughout the Library
  • Work positively and collaboratively across departments to accomplish Library goals
  • Participate in the selection of appropriate print and electronic resources for the Library, with a focus on reflecting the growing cultural diversity of the community
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from ALA accredited university.
  • Enthusiasm for serving the public
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply collection development principles and techniques
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize work
  • Familiarity with electronic methods and resources to analyze collections
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for emerging information technologies and trends
  • Knowledge of automated library systems and equipment
  • Knowledge of current publishing practices and consumer use
  • Familiarity with developing and managing collection budgets

Please submit your resume to khart@grossepointelibrary.org. Starting Salary : $49,225

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