Now Hiring: Library Program Coordinator

The Marion County Public Library is looking for an energetic, highly detail-oriented person for a professional full time opening.  Apply at the Marion County Public Library or submit your resume to Erika Reed at ereed@mcpls.org by September 28, 2018. Full job description and qualifications are below.

 

Library Program Coordinator

Job Purpose

The Library Program Coordinator creates, supports, and manages basic to technical programs for children and adults in Marion County. This will include identifying community partners, researching key literacy and STEM education needs, evaluating other adult literacy and youth STEM/coding programs, making recommendations about best program design, supervising and coordinating programming staff and calendars, coordinator bookmobile stops, and using performance measures to evaluate library programming.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises programming staff
  • Assists the Assistant Director with the management of event calendars, scheduling of meetings, and coordinating program announcements with the Public Relations Manager
  • Provides administrative support for the department and other staff
  • Proofreads and edits documents, promotional materials, and other communications to ensure accuracy and promote effectiveness
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements activities for library programming, special events, author events, system-wide events, and receptions
  • Plans and implements regular yearly traditional bookmobile stops by identifying target areas of need, and communicating with local agencies
  • Plans and implements STEM programming, also utilizing the digital bookmobile
  • Establishes goals and in accordance with Library policy and based on community need
  • Interprets the Library’s policies and procedures to staff
  • Communicates department goals, activities, and needs to the Library Director.
  • Interprets the Library’s policies and procedures to public in a patron-responsive manner
  • Regularly trains staff and the public on the use of digital services by creating training programs, flyers, and creating web-based videos for the library’s website
  • Maintains awareness of current library trends and developments through professional reading, conference attendance and organization participation
  • Establishes effective communications with community groups, organizations and individuals
  • Cooperates with Public Relations Mangers to plan, implement and promote system wide public relations and programs
  • Utilizes the programs and services of the professional personnel at the Main Library
  • Assists with system-wide decision making by serving on committees.
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the Library Director

 

Requirements and Competencies

  • Detailed oriented, strong communication skills
  • Proficiency in computers, Internet research, and common office application software
  • Proven supervisory experience
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of multi-step procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of Library policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain accurate files and records
  • Ability to prepare written and electronic reports
  • Ability to keep routine records and make routine reports involving the presentation of facts, data, etc.
  • Ability to use a variety of office equipment (photocopier, fax, printers, etc.)
  • Ability to think analytically and develop new or revised procedures and workflow.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, including formal communications and making presentations with the general public and with local and state officials.
  • Ability to make decisions in working toward assigned objectives, at times adapting or modifying work methods and standards to meet controlling conditions
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of multi-step procedures
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the public.

 

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Master’s of Library and Information Science from ALA-accredited institution and two years of public library experience, or;
  • Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with three years public library experience, or in a related public relations or communications field, or;
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Required to reach with hands and arms, sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.
  • Required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch. Ability to read titles on shelves and print on computer screens.
  • Ability to lift boxes and shelve library materials up to 30 pounds.
  • May be exposed to dust, fluctuation in inside temperatures and electromagnetic radiation as in a computer screen.
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