Are you a librarian who loves new technology? Are you a natural at training others?
Then don’t miss this opportunity to join the Pueblo City County Library District as our new Librarian /Technology Trainer!
This is an exciting new position we have created to help fill the technology gap within our community and ensure that our library staff is skilled, passionate and ready to serve our community with technology services. If this is the right job for you, you will provide district-wide training to staff and customers on the use of new technology services, applications, digital devices and web tools to promote the use of the Libraries’ technology based resources. You will be passionate about using technology resources and training others to use them. You will possess the ability to communicate to a diverse population of adults with a variety of learning needs in a group setting. You will also be responsible for developing staff training plans, public workshops, training assessment tools, instructional materials and flyers.
The Librarian, Technology Trainer reports to the Reference & Readers’ Advisory Supervising Librarian. This position interacts extensively with district-wide staff, customers, the IT department, and technology vendors. The work requires interpersonal communication skills with the ability to teach adults using a variety of learning models. Must possess good judgment, diplomacy and the ability to resolve issues to create a fun and engaging learning environment.
So what will the Librarian /Technology Trainer do?
You will act as the key technology trainer for the library district by assessing needs, developing materials and delivering training programs to staff and customers.
Use effective training techniques to engage a wide variety of learners and ability levels.
Act as a main point of contact for staff and customers seeking assistance with public computer services, digital devices and emerging technologies and new library services.
Serve as the primary interface for the Library District to perform research into emerging technologies and identify how their use may be applied to PCCLD services and collections.
Identify staff and customer needs in regards to digital and emerging technologies and develops strategies to meet those needs including developing teaching aids and tools.
Provide technology assistance and introduces new technologies to library staff, volunteers and customers at all library locations.
Network with outside technology groups and vendors including outside library technology groups to identify emerging trends for technology use in library settings.
Assist customers with performing research into digital and new technology inquiries including software, applications, publishing vendors, operating systems and hardware.
Coordinate with Community Relations in creating user tools and brochures on how to use PCCLD’s technology resources.
Provide general reference assistance by helping customers locate materials, answers questions, places holds, completes forms, confers with other staff and makes referrals to other organizations and agencies; instructs customers in the use of print and on-line materials, equipment, and technologies.
Resolve customer issues and communicates library policies and procedures to customers.
Pueblo City-County Library District
Are we a match?
We can provide you with a progressive, motivating and rewarding environment to work in an area that fosters your passion for libraries, technology and training. A Masters Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association is required and experience working with emerging technologies, preferably in an instructional or teaching capacity.
The skills and abilities that will make you successful in this position include:
Knowledge of adult materials in print, electronic, periodical, video, digital and other mediums.
Expert level of knowledge around the field of digital and emerging technologies.
Possess a strong working knowledge on use of Microsoft operating system and software. Knowledge of other Internet software and media applications, digital technologies, android and Apple software a must.
Ability to plan, instruct and transfer information to a diverse population; knowledge of adult learning models.
Demonstrated ability to develop programming that meets the community’s needs.
Knowledge of research techniques, reference resources, databases and internet resources.
Ability to work independently and as a team member to plan, develop, organize and execute job assignments.
Excellent customer relations skills and the ability to deal with difficult situations and resolve issues.
Ability to conduct reference interviews.
Applicants must pass a criminal background investigation. Must have good driving record, current Colorado Driver’s License and automobile insurance.
How do I apply?
Submit a completed PCCLD Employment Application, letter of interest and resume. Obtain an application by visiting www.pueblolibrary.org.
Mail: PCCLD, HR, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004
Equal Opportunity Employer