Technology and Collection Services Librarian III @ Manatee County Library System

General Information:

Location:  Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Hours: Monday – Saturday 40 hours/week, variable daytime and evening hours
Manages day-to-day operations of a branch library location within the Manatee County Library System or manages a specific work section at Central Library.  Ensures effective and efficient delivery of traditional and innovative library services, as applicable to area of assignment.  Assigns work and delegates responsibilities to staff and monitors progress to ensure goals are met and high-quality customer service is maintained.
Technology and Collection Services Librarian, Position M1038, December 2020
Manages technical services and integrated library systems for the Manatee County Public Library System.  Configures and manages all aspects of the operations of the Integrated Library System (ILS) including maintaining ILS databases and records, functions, products, upgrades, and new releases. Optimizes functionality to improve staff workflow and public user experience.  Responsible for performance monitoring and troubleshooting of all library technology.  Coordinates instruction of various systems and resources.  Ensures systems serving library customers are first priority for trouble calls.  Plans and facilitates training related to new or enhanced technology for Library staff.

Supervises collection development, acquisitions, materials processing, and cataloging.

Works with library administration to develop plans and goals for technology in support of library services.  Researches and evaluates new technology. Updates and maintains the library’s technology plan.  Makes recommendations regarding technology budget and expenditures.  Works to position the library to understand and capitalize on new technological developments.

Serves as liaison between the library staff, NSD Business Systems Support Manager, and the Manatee County Information Technology Department.  Serves as liaison with system vendors.  Attends and participates in vendors user group meetings to stay apprised of developments.

Additional qualifications for this position:  2 or more years of experience administering an integrated library system.  Good knowledge and understanding of integrated library systems and related library technical services.  Working knowledge and understanding of server-side programming languages and relational databases systems such as MySQL.  Good knowledge and understanding of client-side web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and related front-end technologies.