DATE ENTERED: May 31, 2024
POSITION: Library Systems & Web Services Administrator
LOCATION: Texarkana Public Library (TX)
APPLY BY: Sunday, July 7, 2024

Library Systems & Web Services Administrator – Texarkana Public Library (TX)

The Texarkana Public Library (TX) seeks an engaged, innovative Library Systems & Web Services Administrator to provide leadership, guidance, and training to the Library’s team. The Administrator will be the resident expert on all things technology—including the Library’s integrated library system, staff and public computing and technology, and telecommunications, and will work closely with the Library Director to develop budgets and planning for the Library. Key opportunities for this position include: evaluating and redeveloping the Library’s website and web presence; overseeing the technology budget; and making recommendations for purchases and programs.

This position reports to the Library Director and is part of the Library’s administrative team. While not responsible for managing staff directly, the Administrator will be directly responsible for developing and overseeing budgets, projects, and to collaborate successfully with colleagues to develop plans, programs, and projects that are affected by or require technology. Key attributes for this position would include: the ability to work independently while also being a team player, a willingness to accept and encourage feedback, and a desire to assist others in learning about new technology tools and developments.

Responsibilities: The Library Systems & Web Services Administrator provides a reliable, accurate, responsive, efficient, safe, and secure information systems platform for library service delivery and manages data and voice network operations, including staff and public computing, application software and telecommunications and other library-specific management systems. The Administrator responds to staff calls for help, troubleshoots and solves hardware and software problems, monitors overall system performance, implements improvements, and works with the management team to develop long-range technology plans. The Administrator oversees the planning, design, maintenance, and usability testing/feedback gathering regarding the Library’s website. A more complete list of duties and responsibilities may be found in the job description.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or equivalent, and two years of experience working with computer hardware and software in a business environment, or an equivalent combination of work experience, education, and training. An MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited college or university and/or experience working with library-specific software such as SirsiDynix Symphony or other integrated library systems is strongly preferred.

Compensation: The hiring salary is $50,000-$60,000 along with an excellent fringe benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the application for employment and attach the following: a letter of interest denoting the position for which you are applying, a resume and/or curriculum vitae, and a listing of three professional references. For consideration for employment, all materials above must be submitted at one time. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]. For full consideration, submit an application by Sunday, July 7, 2024.

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