Position: Technical Services Librarian

Reports To: Library Director

Position Summary: The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for the coordination, planning, and implementation of the cataloging, technical, and computer functions of the library. This position oversees the library’s ILS/OPAC, Envisionware/public computers, and telephone services. This position has considerable contact with the public as well as collaborative contact with coworkers.

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all activities and services related to Technical Services.
  • Serves as liaison between ILS, IT, and other technology and telephone-related vendors.
  • Oversees all aspects of the library’s participation in NICCL (Northern Indiana Computer Consortium for Libraries).
  • Maintains accurate statistics and generates statistical reporting.
  • Catalogs and classifies items for the library’s collection.
  • Maintains the library bibliographic and patron databases.
  • Keeps current of trends related to technical services librarianship.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities.
  • Submits required reports and budget requests.
  • Serves on library committees.
  • Assists with system-wide programs, activities, and initiatives, as needed.
  • Fulfills all duties at circulation desk as scheduled, including opening, and closing library.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and two years of previous technical services library experience
  • Considerable knowledge of standard library practices, procedures, and technologies
  • Current Indiana Public Library certification, or the ability to attain one within 6 months
  • Experience with adults in learning environments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Zoom, mobile devices, and at least one ILS, preferably TLC
  • Capable of learning new software programs and technologies
  • Skilled in cataloging, classification, and library materials processing
  • Significant computer, technology, and library systems training and experience
  • Independently perform the full range of professional librarian duties, including reference and readers’ advisory services, collection development and maintenance, and provide instruction in the use of library services and equipment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exemplify courteous behavior and creative problem resolution
  • Research and develop grant applications and sponsorship requests. Manage grant-funded projects and submit grant reports
  • Recommend and assist in the development of library policies and procedures, disaster recovery plan, and strategic planning
  • Ability to work cooperatively and have positive working relationship with patrons, co-workers, and vendors
  • Ability to prioritize job responsibilities and work independently
  • Ability to transport self to off-site meetings, conferences, and trainings
  • A heart for public service and information sharing

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift at least 30 pounds, reach high shelves, stoop, bend, and remain standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time

Work Environment: Ability to work without supervision in a fast-paced multitasking environment, interact with public in cordial fashion, be receptive to change, and attentive to details

Hours: Salaried, exempt, full time (37.5+ hours). Must be available to work one evening a week and at least one Saturday a month

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Vision, Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, and Retirement Plan

Salary Range: $40,000 – $70,000, based on experience

Extra Special Benefits: Making your dreams of data-gathering in Excel a reality; reviewing statistics from a variety of sources to form a puzzle that propels the library forward; creating AHA! moments for coworkers and patrons with your ability to educate and inform; fostering relationships between humans and technologies; thriving in an environment of discovery and sharing your sense of curiosity for the benefit of others; creating sensible and streamlined workflows that wow everyone involved; geeking with mobile devices and services.

To apply:
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references (include name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address) to:
Juli Wald |

Inquiries received prior to March 31, 2022 will receive priority. Position open until filled.