Subject: Job: Librarian III Technology at Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Librarian III Technology
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Bowie, Maryland
Salary: $47,069 to $78,921
Librarian III Technology
Examples of Duties: Provides quality reference and readers’ advisory services.
Promotes library services and collection usage while utilizing creative and innovative techniques. Initiates and maintains local community contacts. Reads and reviews materials; develops, evaluates and maintains collection to meet community information and recreation requirements. Manages the technology lab, including troubleshooting user PCs, minor computer hardware and software issues. Provides user guidance relating to software programs and personal electronic devices. May provide assistance with system wide technology initiatives. Trains, supervises, coordinates and evaluates staff in supervisory line. Plans and presents book talks and programs for all age levels; plans and arranges displays. Compiles materials lists; maintains files and indexes. Works in various departments or branches other than where regularly assigned. Collects, maintains and evaluates data relating to branch performance and program effectiveness. Keeps informed of professional developments in technological services relating to community needs. Keeps informed of professional developments in library service. Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences and serves on committees. Performs circulation tasks when required. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.
Qualifications/Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program and three (3) years of professional library experience including supervisory experience. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technology trends and standards. Experience with developing and teaching library/technology content including but not limited to software programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc), PCs and personal electronic devices (tablets and e-readers). Demonstrated knowledge and experience in troubleshooting and correcting minor computer hardware and software issues. Knowledge of characteristics of the service area assigned and customer interests and needs. Considerable knowledge of library policies, practices, goals and objectives. Knowledge of community organizations, agencies, and resources. Considerable knowledge of both the collection currently held by the Library System and that available outside the System. Knowledge of sources and tools offering assistance in the selection of appropriate age-level materials. Skill in program development and delivery.
Ability to effectively direct the activities of the unit assigned. Ability to effectively supervise, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff. Demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with a diverse public, community organizations and staff. Ability to maintain records, develop reports in a clear and orderly manner and make succinct oral presentations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Work involves extensive standing; walking; reaching, stooping, bending, grasping and moving objects; and use of computer, telephone and other office equipment.
Necessary Special Requirement: Professional Public Librarian Certification in the State of Maryland.
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