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Librarian- Technology Instruction

Pueblo City-County Library District

Rawlings Library

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$49,483.20 to $69,284.80 per Year   Calculate

Location

Pueblo, CO

Hours

40.00

MLS

Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Public

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Job Description

https://www.pueblolibrary.org/Employment

Pueblo City-County Library District is seeking a Technology Instructor. In this position, you will be part of an award-winning Library District that serves an integral role in the Pueblo community. Pueblo, Colorado is one of Colorado's hidden gems! A hometown vibe under big open skies, Pueblo has a lot to offer including our Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, Lake Pueblo State Park, the Colorado State Fair and an abundance of hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and golfing opportunities!

The purpose of the Technology Instruction Librarian is to promote optimal use of PCCLD’s e-resources and digital collections by providing public instruction and programming and training on library information technologies. In addition, this position will provide reference and proactive customer service as a member of the Experiential Learning team and will provide back-up support to the Manager of Experiential Learning

The Technology Instruction Librarian reports to the Manager of Experiential Learning and works as a team member of the department. The position works closely with the Makerspace Librarian, Adult Literacy Administrator, Local History and Genealogy, Technical Services and the IT department on implementing new public use library information technology resources and will work with outside organizations, community partners, schools and vendors. The position spends a significant amount of time working directly with library customers providing instruction and customer service and will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with all people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops a variety of instructional training programs for adults on digital literacy skills development and use of library information technology resources to include classroom training, instructional videos, online step-by-step instructions and training materials designed to reach a diverse audience.
  • Develops curriculum to ensure consistency in training throughout the district on how to access public library e-resources and digital collections such as: databases, audiobooks, e-books and magazines, downloadable movies and music, as well as instructional training for digital literacy skills development and use of software, computers, laptops, tablets and hotspots. May also offer training to the public about emerging technologies, social media, coding and other technology applications.
  • Participates in library initiatives to improve digital literacy and broadband access by increasing educational offerings for users new to technology. Conducts outreach initiatives to underserved populations through programs such as Northstar Digital Literacy and Grow with Google.
  • Collaborates with department and branch managers to ensure all staff are well trained on library information technology resources. Records and monitors staff progress and assesses the need for additional training.
  • Creates evaluation tools to monitor the impact of public training classes.
  • Provides proactive customer service, and instructional assistance to library customers; is routinely assigned to the service desk and may be assigned special projects, committees or assignments.
  • Coordinates and supervises volunteers to help patrons with technology in the Open Learning Lab.
  • Provides back-up coverage to the Manager of Experiential Learning which includes overseeing staff and scheduling, resolving customer concerns, responding to safety and security incidents and facility issues.
  • Explains policies, issues suspensions, and works with security staff and first responders on a regular basis.
  • Works with members of the library profession, outside organizations and businesses to build partnerships, seek grant funding opportunities, and develop collaborative efforts that are supported by the library’s mission.
  • Coordinates with Community Relations in creating training and promotional materials for technology and digital training resources.
  • Collaborates with IT, Technical Services and the Local History and Genealogy department on current public use information technologies and to introduce new information resources and tools to staff and customers.
  • Works with Technical Services to maintain e-resources, hot spots and digital collections. Participates in vendor demonstrations and training for new e-resources and digital collections as a train the trainer for the district.
  • This position will be assigned the role of Person in Charge (PIC) at the Rawlings Library on a regular basis to respond to any escalated customer service, emergency, or security issues and will work closely with the security officer on duty.
  • Supports team efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff by maintaining awareness of surroundings and working in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled department meetings. Attends All Staff Development Days and other training sessions to acquire new skills and to stay current on all information that is pertinent to PCCLD.
  • Reads daily organizational communications from intranet, e-mail, newsletters and print announcements. Stays current on all library services, programs and events throughout the district. Regularly accesses electronic time keeping, payroll and personnel employee access systems

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association is required. A Master's degree in Education or similar relevant educational attainment may be considered.
  • Must possess a minimum of 1 year of library experience.
  • Experience teaching library information technologies is preferred.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of adult materials in print, electronic, periodical, video, digital and other mediums.
  • Expert level of knowledge in the field of Electronic Resources and Digital Collections.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Google Suite, Internet software and media applications, digital technologies, Android and Apple software knowledge is 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 conduct complex reference interviews, to analyze requests and to apply research skills to locate specialized information or provide customers with alternative sources.
  • 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.
  • Spanish speaking skills helpful.

Physical Requirements:   Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and push/pull a fully loaded book cart weighing up to 200 pounds.

Other Requirements:  Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends.  Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.  Must possess a clean driving record, current Colorado Driver's License and provide proof of automobile insurance.

Salary:  $49,483.20-$69,284.80 per year 

Benefits: PCCLD offers health insurance including a tele-health service, dental and vision insurance, HSA and FSA plans, employer paid life insurance, and 401(k) and PERA retirement plans. Full-time employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pueblo City-County Library District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation including gender orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. 

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Benefits: PCCLD offers health insurance including a tele-health service, dental and vision insurance, HSA and FSA plans, employer paid life insurance, and 401(k) and PERA retirement plans. Full-time employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.

Salary:  $49,483.20-$69,284.80 per year 

HR Info

Apply on-line from our website: www.pueblolibrary.org/employment

Posted Nov 28, 2022