Friday, April 08, 2011

Position Announced – Public Computer Center Manager

Albany Public Library Search Reopened

The Albany Public Library seeks a full time Public Computer Center Manager to manage and coordinate the expansion of 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 Head of Reference Services. The candidate should be a highly motivated, self-starter who can work with direction and minimal supervision. The PCC Manager will work closely with 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
• Coordinate the scheduling and staffing of the PCC and its services in concert with already-established Albany Public Library programs
• 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
• Develop an outreach and evaluation plan
• Ensure that funds are spent in accordance with program requirements; all reporting requirements are met on time and with accuracy; all grant goals and objectives are met and completed
Minimum qualifications:
Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent and two (2) years of paid full time professional library experience in a library of recognized standing. In addition, eligibility and application for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of appointment.
The salary for this full time independent contractor position is $29.14 per hour. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin on April 21, 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

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