Applications from permanent employees from within the Board as well as
external applicants will be accepted. Preference will be
given to qualified permanent, probationary and Temporary Hourly Rated (THR)
ESS/OSSTF bargaining unit employees.
Reporting to the Manager of IT Services - Client Services through the
Supervisor of Library and Resource Services, the successful candidate will be
responsible for supervising daily activities related to the successful
operation of Library and Resource Services, including monitoring the workload
of and assigning duties to staff, and will be the subject matter expert for
WRDSB library systems, including technical analysis and systems
The successful applicant for this Educational Support Staff position, Level I,
will be working 40 hours per week, 12 months per month effective
immediately. Hours of work may vary according to workload
or assignment, and overtime may be necessary for special projects. The
successful candidate may be required to drive his or her own vehicle as well
as Board owned vehicles.
**_Salary Range $75,794 - $88,430 per annum
* Provide day-to-day leadership as an assistant supervisor to Library & Resource Services staff by managing and monitoring processes and workflow, mentoring staff, and providing assistance related to the successful operation of the section.
* Assist the Supervisor of Library & Resource Services in determining goals and expectations; in maintaining awareness of developments, patterns, and concerns; and in managing projects and initiatives related to central and school libraries.
* Create, maintain, and/or contribute to documentation on Library and Resource Services' staff procedures, processes, standards, activities, etc.
* Manage and support existing library systems, including but not limited to the Integrated Library System (currently SirsiDynix Horizon), the Search and Discovery interface, resource booking systems, statistical software, plus emerging and future technologies, and, as appropriate, train other staff in the applications.
* Administer the security, configuration, functionality and delivery of library systems, data reporting tools, media booking systems, digital streaming technologies, content management systems, and, the end-user experience of library interfaces.
* Test and validate all new releases of the library system applications and associated applications and technologies, develop hardware and software renewal plans, and coordinate upgrades and maintenance with internal and external personnel.
* Actively participate in and support projects related to digital library development.
* Work closely with other ITS staff in developing, implementing and maintaining websites and web applications that deliver library resources to staff and students.
* Maintain awareness of and engagement with the big picture and system initiatives, and with current and emerging technologies, trends, developments, and best practices in the library and related fields, including but not limited to web mobile technologies, Web 2.0 technology, and multiple end-user interfaces.
* Provide best advice to the Supervisor and the ITS Management Team on efficient and cost effective tools and processes related to library technology and operations.
* Communicate clearly and be professional, positive, tactful, and diplomatic. Be part of the solution. Liaise with other staff, teams, and workgroups in ITS, other departments, and schools. Work cooperatively as a member of the ITS team to fulfill the mandate and goals of the department.
* Complete other duties as assigned by department supervisors and managers.
* An American Library Association-accredited Masters Degree of Library & Information Science is required.
* Technology must have been emphasized in course electives or in career experience.
* A minimum of three years of experience in administering integrated library systems or other complex database systems, with the ability to adapt to new technologies, and demonstrated ability to be the subject matter expert in the field.
* A minimum four years of demonstrated supervisory skills, involving team leadership and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
* Demonstrated experience with content management systems and web content development.
* Well developed interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills, with a strong commitment to client service.
* Demonstrated project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with attention to detail.
* Experience with library acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, and customer service.
* Working knowledge of current and emerging cataloguing and resource description standards and how their implementation affects the satisfactory experience of the end-user in the library.
* Experience with data management and proficiency migrating data through various formats using various software tools.
* Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, and SQL.
* Must have a valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle.
**Candidates are requested to submit an application package consisting of a covering letter and resume as a single electronic file**, quoting posting #12.050, no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013, by e-mail to: [log in to unmask]
While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview
will be contacted. **No phone calls please.**
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