DATE ENTERED: April 1, 2021
POSITION: Library Technology and Content Strategy Manager
LOCATION: Suffolk Public Library (Suffolk VA)
SALARY: $64,126 - $70,539
APPLY BY: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM


Suffolk Public Library is anchored by three locations but not limited by them.

Who We Are
We are a library committed to community engagement in our city that spans 430 square miles in SE Virginia. We are continually looking outside our walls and evaluating how we can be most relevant and effective in a community that is quickly changing. We believe in connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas and experiences in any way possible, and have adopted the philosophy of always meeting people where they are.

Who We Are Looking For
Suffolk Public Library is looking for someone who will take our technology and collections to new heights to increase our ability to reach new audiences and meet the technological needs of our community. We want you to help us come out from behind our desks, connect with our customers, and transform the way we interact with each other and the community with technology.
Being a part of our team means that you have the characteristics of an innovator and a change-maker. You have fun while embracing challenges and solving problems. You are a passionate advocate for community-focused library services and are never satisfied with the status quo. You are on top of what is out there beyond the library world. You love working collaboratively, leading a dynamic team of staff to look for gaps in library services, resources and processes and finding ways in which to fill those gaps.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Under minimal supervision, the Technology and Content Strategy Manager is responsible for all technology and content strategy operations and staff.  Plans and monitors activities in the following areas: Information Technology, Collection Management, Technical Services (Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Processing), Local and Family History, and Technology Support.  Oversees the development and application of new technologies.  Participates in the planning and evaluation of programs, services, and goals for the entire library.  Responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring, and directing the day to day operations of this area and ensures that all services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively. Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating subordinate staff, establishing standards for services and collections, preparing the budget, researching and formulating long range goals, developing policies, and planning and evaluating programs, services, and goals.   Reports to the Director of Libraries.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:  
Master's Degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science or possession of Librarian's Professional Certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia State Library Board and 5 years professional level experience in a library setting, including 2-3 years of administrative/supervisory responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Requires a valid driver's license.

CLOSING DATE:  Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers