The Cumberland Public Library is seeking an Assistant Director/Technology Coordinator. This position is responsible administrative and professional library work, as well as responsibilities for all technology within the town library facilities.
An employee in this class assists the Director and staff in providing the best possible library service to patrons and, in the absence of the Library Director, assumes responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the town library. Work includes the supervision of all library employees, the implementation of operating procedures in accordance with professional standards of library administration, and carrying out responsibilities within policy directives of the Board of Trustees.
In addition, an employee in this class serves as systems coordinator for new technologies in the library, including assistance in use of software programs, web page development, and server maintenance, as well as installation and troubleshooting of equipment and peripherals.
Works under the policy guidance and directives of the Library Director and the Library Board of Trustees
All candidates must have a Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
Candidates should also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to resolve conflicts and handle critical incidents.
Considerable experience in professional library work, including some supervisory experience and leadership qualities.
Education and/or experience in use of computers, especially with servers, word processing, spreadsheet and web page applications.
Illustrative examples of work:
Assists, Reference Services Coordinator, Children's Librarian and Adult Services Librarian, when required, with reference, readers advisory and programming to respective clientele.
Reads professional literature; is aware of current library trends and practices.
Represents the library at various meetings, programs and conferences.
Maintains statistics; prepares reports; recommends policy and procedural changes.
Installs and troubleshoots computer equipment, peripherals, and software.
Assists staff in use of software and development of databases and software applications.
Plans, publicizes, and executes informational programs on technology related topics.
Manages the library’s social media according to the library’s social media policy.
Assists the Library Director with short-and long-range planning and with development of the proposed annual budget.
Assists in the supervision and evaluation of library employees;
Helps to enforce the rules and regulations of the library;
Represents the Director at Board meetings and other library and community functions, as required;
Serves as a floater to cover various departments when there is need.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Blue Cross Blue Shield; HSA; Delta Dental; Four weeks vacation accrued; sick leave accrual
The Cumberland Public Library is a department of the Town of Cumberland. It is a suburban area of about 34,000 residents, close to the capital of Providence, RI and an hour ride to Boston. The Library is situated in a former Monastery on 500 acres of parkland. The 55,000 square foot Library draws patrons from northern RI and nearby Massachusetts. Besides a Children's, Adult and Teen Centers, the Library also has seven meeting rooms for programs and local community groups. The Library has both traditional and tech savvy patrons and the staff produce innovative programs.
Please send resume and references to: Celeste Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org