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Library Program Specialist (Digital Resources Coordinator)

Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services

Providence, RI

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 23rd, 2022


$63,841.00 to $72,077.00 per Year   Calculate


Providence, RI





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

*** This position has been reposted; previous applicants do not need to reapply. ***

The Office of Library and Information Services is seeking a librarian to join our team as the Digital Resources Coordinator. This position works in the area of network services, and is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supporting digital initiatives and resource sharing activities for OLIS and libraries statewide.

Position Function Duties

Duties include performing complex responsibilities in the planning, development, and coordination of digital resources on a statewide basis; evaluating digital resources and their use through collaboration with libraries and consortia; planning and implementing training on digital resources and related technology topics; participating in the development and maintenance of online applications and content management systems; and participating in the planning, development and implementation of a statewide digital library.

Other duties include performing complex professional duties in the delivery of library, information and consultant services on a statewide basis especially in the areas of network services and resource sharing; to assist in the planning and development of program policies, procedures and standards; to research national trends and current developments in public library service for local application; and to do related work as required.

The ideal candidate will have experience with the evaluation of digital resources for libraries, data analysis and visualization, and digitization and metadata standards; basic knowledge of PHP, Python, and/or SQL, and familiarity with Drupal; and strong communication and presentation skills, including oral, written, and digital.

For additional information and to apply for this position, visit the State of Rhode Island’s Job Opportunities website.

All applications and any questions must be submitted online through the State of Rhode Island Job portal.  Application deadline is September 23, 2022.

The Community

The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) is the state library administrative agency for Rhode Island. OLIS strengthens, connects and empowers libraries to advance knowledge, connect communities and enrich the lives of all Rhode Islanders. OLIS has the statutory authority and responsibility to administer state and federal funding and to coordinate and support programs for libraries of all types. It is part of the Executive Branch of state government located in the Department of Administration under the direction of the Chief of Library Services. OLIS works with the Library Board of Rhode Island to establish priorities and policies to carry out its mission.


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HR Info

All applications and any questions must be submitted online through the State of Rhode Island Job portal.  Application deadline is September 23, 2022.

Posted Sep 14, 2022