Technology Projects Coordinator
Oak Park Public Library
Technology Projects Coordinator
The Oak Park Public Library is looking for a people-focused, technology-driven
IT professional to join the team of the Digital Services Department. The
Technology Projects Coordinator reports to the Manager of Digital Services and
works with the Digital Services Team to plan and execute projects including
but not limited to software rollouts and upgrades, server installation and
support, self-checkout and security gate configuration and statistics,
computer systems including Windows, Mac and Linux environments deployed
throughout all three Library locations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
for systems installations, hardware rollouts, software upgrades, and other
projects as needed.
Network Administrator and Digital Content Coordinator to support the library's
online presence and technology services efforts to meet the needs of the
public and uphold the library's mission, goals, and objectives.
participate in installation projects which may require working off hours.
vendors and collaborate with Digital Services Manager and other staff to plan
projects, recommend hardware/software purchases, implement new systems, and
other duties as needed.
Perform day to day
operations and tasks for the library's telecommunications, local and wide area
networks, network infrastructure equipment, server hardware, software,
firmware, operating systems, backups, CCTV, SPAM filtering, Integrated Library
System consortium, Automated Materials Handler, RFID systems, and other
support users on PC hardware and software, help desk functions, documentation
of systems and procedures, and maintaining equipment database.
and install new and existing computer equipment.
Provide or assisting
in technical training and direct assistance for internal users and the public.
Library staff and members of the public to evaluate services and develop
strategies for achieving public service goals.
awareness of products, services, technology applications, and trends by
reading technology and library literature, news media, and blogs.
organizational, customer service, and technical skills as needed.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Computer Science or other technology-related
discipline, or equivalent experience, plus one year of relevant work
A+ and similar certification or equivalent work experience
Proven ability with and knowledge of personal computers, operating systems,
software installation and upgrades, networking, and virtualized environments.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently.
embraces, and actively supports the vision, mission and goals of the Oak Park
in public libraries and/or an MLIS is a plus.
judgment, strong organizational and leadership skills.
tolerance, and the ability to successfully interact with all levels,
personalities and abilities of staff, board members and patrons.
Is a pro-active
planner and problem solver.
Remains calm while
clarifying errors or problems in potentially confrontational situations,
considering all points of view to rationally resolve the situation.
Applies tact and
good judgment to every situation.
flexibility and adaptability. Initiates and implements
change to achieve library goals.
Has a good sense of
commitment to public service.
approaches to providing or improving services.
Generates new ideas
and initiates innovative solutions.
confidence and trust.
Is adaptable and
flexible in responding to change.
and effective, collaborative working relationships.
technology and tools within the library.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a holistic view of Library
technology that focuses on the user, technological competence at a higher than
average level, the ability to learn new systems and transfer that knowledge to
others, a curious mind that sees learning as part of the job, the ability to
present challenging information and points of view in a non-confrontational
manner, enjoy dialogue and collaboration as part of day-to-day workflow, have
an outstanding customer service outlook, strong organizational and
communication skills, and be an intrinsically motivated self-starter.
This position is full-time 40 hours per week, with occasional off-hours
availability for special projects. Salary range begins at $41,558.40 with
Please send a resume, cover letter and two to three examples of recent
projects to Eric Battaglia, Manager for Digital Services at
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