Technology Librarian
La Crosse Public Library - La Crosse, WI

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Technology Librarian,
La Crosse Public Library,
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Hey there! You with
the MLS, itching to keep libraries relevant and have some fun doing it. You can patiently explain Overdrive to a
great-grandmother wielding a brand new Kindle. Then, after a hopping shift at
the reference desk, you're brainstorming a staff core technology competency
plan with a team of peers. You love to share ideas and get a bang out of
working with the public. You're a
techie, and a creative and flexible thinker. Sound like you? Please read on!

The La Crosse Public Library needs an Information Services
Technology Librarian. This position will be responsible for the identification,
evaluation and implementation of relevant current and emerging technologies; maintenance of the library's
soon-to-be-launched Drupal website; participation in the maintenance of the
all-staff Intranet and wiki; training of staff and patrons on existing and new
technology; and reference assistance at a fairly busy reference desk. We're not
bleeding-edge, but your colleagues are ready to learn, and management will
support new initiatives.

This position reports to the Adult Services Manager, and is
a member of the Reference team. Residence within the city limits of La Crosse
required within three months of starting date. One regular evening shift and a
weekend rotation required. This is a salaried, exempt position. $44k with
generous benefits. All of this in the stunning, natural beauty of
the upper Midwest, along the historic Mississippi River, just a couple hours
from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Electronic submissions only to Rochelle Hartman,
Adult Services Manager/Rochelle at Position available
immediately and posted until filled.

Summary of responsibilities

Evaluate and help library staff implement
relevant and emerging technologies for library services and staff productivity

Maintain and improve the library website
Grow, maintain and manage the library's gadget
Based on patron input and community need,
develop free public computer/technology courses
Design and provide technology training for staff
Take the lead in ebook and other digital initiatives
Provide reference assistance 8-12 hours a week
Work closely with IT staff to communicate issues and needs, both ways
Familiarity with social networking as it relates to library outreach
Seek out and nurture technology-related outreach opportunities in the community—we want you out of the office, building relationships! (Cave dwellers need not apply.)
Other duties as assigned

ALA-Accredited MLS
Outstanding oral, written, and presentation skills
Highly developed interpersonal skills
Impeccable customer service ethic and the ability to work with a diverse user base
Ability to manage projects and work both independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated familiarity with relevant library trends
Basic reference skill demonstrated by experience or coursework

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