Library Technology Manager – Saint Paul Public Library

Salary: $72,446.41 – $100,089.60 Annually
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Job Type: Provisional – Full Time
Department: Libraries
Job Number: 17-09188PROV
Closing: 1/9/2018 4:30 PM Central Extended to 1/15/18, 4:30 pm

General Duty Statement
The City of Saint Paul’s Library Department seeks to hire a Library Technology Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a skilled team and serve the community. The successful candidate will possess a strong background in information technology, project management, library science, library system development, as well as teamwork and leadership skills.

This position performs expert-level work involving the development and maintenance of library technology information systems. Directs the operations of the Library Department’s technology division ensuring that library systems and equipment are supported and maintained. The Library Technology Manager develops policies, procedures, and supports activities to ensure access to the full range of library technology and resources is available for public use and staff operations. The position reports directly to the Deputy Director of Operations.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: (does not include all possible work duties)
• Work with Library Director and Deputy Director to develop plans and goals for technology in support of Library services.
• Determine a conceptual database design and data interfaces for multiple platforms to ensure quality data.
• Make recommendations to Deputy Director of Operations regarding the technology budget and expenditures.
• Configure and manage all aspects of the operations of the integrated library System (ILS), including but not limited to, maintain the ILS databases and records, functions, products, upgrades and new releases, and respond to issues and problems.
• Prioritize activities and provide statistical analysis related to library trends and envision enhancements and improvements for public and staff use.
• Participate in library professional organizations such as MELSA and other library system committees.
• Initiate and manage complex projects in support of library services.
• Establish a strong working relationship and collaborate with the City’s Office of Technology Department (OTC) for City services used by the Library including network services, phones, email, etc.
• Plan training related to new or enhanced technology for Library staff. Ensure technical assistance, training, mentoring, and/or work direction related to data collection, security, and system infrastructure issues.
• Evaluate services and operations based on staff and customer input and create procedures to improve operations.
• Develop and evaluate equipment maintenance and upgrade plans.
• Coordinate the delivery of support services and activities with OTC and external vendors. Work with vendors on design, implementation, operation and support of vendor systems.
• Define reporting requirements and ensure that appropriate statistics are being gathered.
• Supervise acquisitions for library technology and provides oversight and direction to the circulation manager.

The City of Saint Paul has established a Racial Equity Strategy with goals of ending racial disparity in the City as an organization, achieving racial equity in city services and engagement, and eliminating race-based disparities in our community. This citywide effort is designed to ensure that race does not predetermine opportunities in education, employment, housing, health and safety. Learn more about the City of Saint Paul and the Mayor’s Racial Equity Strategy.

Requirements
A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Library and Information Science, and/or a related field. Six years of related professional experience to include:

Three years of library experience including reference, acquisition, library technology, research, cataloging; AND
Two years of supervisory experience; AND
Two years of experience managing an Integrated Library System (ILS)

OR

A Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Library and Information Science, and/or a related field. Four years of related professional experience to include:

Three years of library experience including reference, acquisition, library technology, research, cataloging; AND
Two years of supervisory experience; AND
Two years of experience managing an Integrated Library System (ILS).

Preferred requirements:
• Ability to evaluate products and services based on service enhancement and cost effectiveness.
• Strong leadership, decision making, and communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills, including project management.
• Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of library support staff.
• Strong written and oral interpersonal communication skills.
• Experience with Sierra ILS system.

Selection Process Information
This position is not accepting applications online; please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Joanna Brookes at joanna.brookes@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Please put “Library Technology Manager” in the subject line.

Provisional Employment: This position is open to anyone who meets the position requirements. Provisional employees are not certified employees, but are eligible to receive benefits after one month of employment.

Salary ranges between $34.83 – $48.12 per hour; ($72,446.40 – $100,089.60). Actual salary is based on experience.

Additional Applicant Information:
The information you supply will be used to assess your qualifications for this position; to distinguish you from other applicants; and to contact you for an interview. The following information will be considered private data pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act: your name, home/work/email address, and home phone number. If you are considered a finalist for an employment vacancy, your name, education, training, and previous work experience will become public data. Private data is available only to you and to other persons in the City who have a bona fide need for the data. Upon court order, data may be disclosed in legal proceedings. Public data is available to anyone requesting it and consists of all data not designated in this notice as private.

The City of Saint Paul offers a competitive benefits package:
Paid/Partial Paid Benefits:
Competitive salary
Health insurance with basic dental coverage
Vacation and 10 paid holidays per year
Sick leave
Life insurance
Subsidized metro pass
Deferred compensation options
Retirement programs
Work hours typically are 40 hours per week, with occasional opportunity for comp time
Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program-Qualifying Organization

Optional Benefits:
Dental insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Disability insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
Long Term Care insurance

Veteran’s Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran’s preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Working Title: Library Technology Manager

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