We’ll be blunt. We’re not looking for someone whose idea of a dream job is to hole up in a dark cubicle all day, interacting ONLY with online systems and avatars.
A large organization may find value in employing talented individuals with a single-minded technology focus. But at CLiC, we can’t afford such pure specialization. We need people who can shift gears, who are equally capable of tinkering under the hood of an ILS as they are brainstorming with staff at a rural library about strategies for community engagement.
In short, we want candidates with a balanced blend of public service, backroom operations AND solid ILS system experience.
Key aspects of the position: you would use CLiC’s ILS (a LibLime Koha hosted system), with its exciting and evolving set of features and services, as a springboard for plunging headlong into diverse interactions with libraries across Colorado (and a particular focus on the northeast parts of the state).
You would leverage your expertise with online systems alongside your talent for listening and researching and problem solving. You would utilize your communication and customer service skills hand-in-hand with your tech chops.
Imagine diverse tasks including (but not limited to):
We’re seeking experienced library zealots with a gift for understanding the complexities behind an ILS AND enjoy human interaction, which is where the regional consultant side of this position comes in. Driving out into pastoral NE Colorado to visit libraries, the consultant promotes library cooperation and provides guidance to library staff. An effective consultant will have specific knowledge and subject expertise, and may not be an expert in ALL things “library” but WILL offer targeted resources and smart referrals.
Our organization provides a humane and supportive work environment, rich in experiential opportunities for people who embody the combined roles of Listener and Doer and Thinker and Connector.
If you’re a library professional and chomping for an opportunity to see your work impact libraries across Colorado, then consider working at CLiC. Here, the state is your playground. This position operates from our office in Centennial, but involves some travel.
Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA or NCATE accredited institution
Please submit a non-form cover letter and a professional resume. If your letter begins with “Dear Hiring Manager,” then you’re already off to a bad start. Please include within your letter an answer to this question: “What is it about library work that fuels your spirit?” Also, tell us about yourself as it relates to this job opportunity. Not all of the places you’ve worked (hello, that’s in your resume…), and not the trite “I’m a hard-working, dependable, enthusiastic, and experienced person who will make a positive contribution to your organization.” If you’re indeed such a person, believe us, we’ll ferret that out.
Apply by sending your material to HR Manager Andrea Pettegrew via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional references are not required for initial-stage applicants, but will be required of finalists for the position. Should you have any procedural questions, please address those to the HR Manager via email or call 303-422-1150. Application DEADLINE is 9:37 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2014.
CLiC web site: http://www.clicweb.org
Jobs at CLiC: http://clicweb.org/about-clic/jobsatclic