A professional position that assists in achieving the mission of the Wyoming State Library: to promote statewide library development, foster library cooperation, and provide reliable information to customers. This position collects, organizes, analyzes, and distributes library data and statistics, supporting the effectiveness of libraries in the state by giving stakeholders data tools for making comparisons, advocating for their libraries, and making data-driven decisions. This position acts as Library Services and Technology Act co-coordinator and provides various team member functions within the library development office.
Human Resource Contact: Nicki Reitmeyer 307-777-6219, [email protected]
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
- Description Collect, organize, analyze and publish accurate and relevant data and statistics from all types of libraries.
- Provide training and guidance to libraries on the collection and use of the library and other statistics.
- Serve as liaison to vendors, federal agencies, and others involved with the collection of library data.
- Assist with planning for library development office projects.
- Update and maintain the monthly calendar of library continuing education events.
- Serve as the State Library's liaison to the state-based grants program staff of the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C.
- Routinely call or email IMLS staff with questions related to federal program policies, documentation, reporting, and the Wyoming state plan.
- Advise staff responsible for various statewide projects and sub-grants supported with federal funds.
- Maintain communications with the business manager on balances of LSTA funds, invoices, reports, and documentation related to the program.
- Develop a draft of the five-year plan submitted to IMLS.
- Develop, collect and maintain documentation for the annual report to IMLS; write annual report.
- Manage Library Services and Technology Act stipends to libraries at the 13 state institutions, serve as consultants to them, and perform site visits.
- Provide reference services to stakeholders, manage training room reservations, and serve as safety committee representative.
Preference will be given to applicants with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).
Preference will be given to experience in performing reference interviews, state and federal document research, library outreach and the ability to calculate, manipulate, analyze and present numeric data in reports and other data products.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of library science, including reference services and information management.
- Knowledge of data collection and data analysis.
- Knowledge of governments and their organization.
- Knowledge of project management in both individual and team environments.
- Knowledge of web page design, database development, and product development.
- Skills in awesome interpersonal relationships with customers, coworkers, and vendors.
- Skills in effective and tactful oral and written communication.
- Skills in active listening and active learning, learning strategies, critical thinking and monitoring.
- Ability to maintain a great customer service attitude.
- Ability to vigorously work as a team member.
Bachelor's Degree (typically in Library Science)
0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Library Science)
Education & Experience Substitution:
3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Library Science)
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, driving an automobile, etc.