Thursday, February 24, 2011

Position Announced: Public Computing Center Trainer

The Albany Public Library seeks a Public Computing Center Trainer to expand its library-based public computing center. This is an independent contractor position funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) through September 30, 2012. The selected candidate will report to the Public Computing Center Manager. The candidate should be a highly motivated, self-starter who can work with direction and minimal supervision. The PCC Trainer will work closely with the PCC Manager and existing library staff to identify training needs across the library system and to establish a plan for continuation of service beyond the terms of the grant funding.
Summary of Position:
· Provide Training and Assistance to PCC Trainers, Albany Public Library staff, community partners and volunteers
· Work in concert with already-established Albany Public Library programs
· Create, coordinate and implement digital literacy and job readiness training programs for library customers
· Staff the PCC during open-lab hours, evening and weekend hours
· Train the public at branch locations in the Albany Public Library system
· Identify vulnerable populations and implement audience-specific training programs
· Promote the PCC and the library’s services through a variety of measures, including attending meetings and preparing publicity
· Keep detailed accounting of time spent on training, outreach, etc.
Minimum qualifications:
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree. Spanish-speaking candidates are highly desired and encouraged to apply.

The salary for this full time independent contractor position is $21.23 per hour. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin on March 9, 2011. To apply send resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three professional references to:

Albany Public Library
Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources Manager
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is committed to increasing diversity within its organization

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