Title: Emerging Technologies Manager

The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) seeks a dynamic and
innovative leader to manage its Emerging Technologies Program.  METRO is
a non-profit membership-driven organization dedicated to meeting the
needs of its 260 member libraries and individual members.  This new
position offers the unique opportunity to expand METRO's member outreach
efforts in digitization and emerging technologies.

The successful candidate will strengthen and improve METRO's web
presence and interactive capabilities with its membership using Web 2.0
tools and other emerging technologies, explore existing and emerging
Library 2.0 technologies and their application to library services with
METRO members.  The candidate will also manage and expand METRO's
existing digitization program (see the Digitization Resources page at and will use the current METRO Digital Library Services
Plan as a guide for current and future initiatives for METRO members.

The METRO Emerging Technologies Program provides METRO members with
funds for digitization projects, training and web services to initiate
and/or to improve their library's services.  The Emerging Technologies
Manager will work with excellent colleagues on the METRO staff and among
its member libraries, some of the most diverse institutions in the
nation, to develop this position.  The position reports to METRO's
Executive Director.


Represents METRO in the New York and national library communities
focused on digitization and emerging technologies.

Plans and implements educational programming and consulting services for
METRO members in the areas of Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and other emerging

Coordinates the planning, design, and maintenance of METRO's
Internet-based services including web-based tools, real-time interactive
tools and similar functions.

Provides referral services to METRO members on emerging technologies and
digital issues.

Manages the METRO digitization grant program, including application
development, marketing the program, organizing and participating in the
grant review process and consulting with successful grantees.

Coordinates training associated with the digitization program.

Utilizes outside program consultants to enhance the planning and
implementation of METRO's digital and emerging technologies programs and

Stays current in the latest developments in digitization and emerging
library web technologies.



*       Masters degree required:  Library and Information Science
(ALA-accredited), Information Management, Business Administration, or a
related field
*       Familiarity with current technologies used to market and provide
services to librarians and their customers
*       Ability to communicate ideas related to integration of new and
emerging technologies in the library to all levels of library staff from
support staff to administrators
*       Knowledge of web development and information architecture
*       Experience with collaborative, multi-institution digital or web
*       Knowledge of collaborative, multi-institution digital projects
*       General knowledge of digital library standards and best
*       General knowledge of content management systems and digital
*       General knowledge of evaluation and assessment techniques
*       Experience managing library programs/projects required
*       Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development,
particularly within the library technology world
*       Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
*       Demonstrated ability to independently organize and manage
several projects simultaneously
*       Sensitivity to the needs and interests of multiple stakeholders
and ability to build and nurture these and other relationships
*       Experience working collaboratively in a team environment


*       A strong customer service orientation
*       An entrepreneurial outlook
*       Intellectual curiosity and the ability to be flexible
*       Experience working within a complex network/membership
environment preferred
*       Grant-writing experience preferred
*       Experience working in a library or a non-profit organization

Salary:  Salary range begins at $70,000; 401K with organization
contribution; 20 days annual leave; sick leave; 13 + paid holidays; NYS
Retirement; excellent health/dental benefits; will reimburse relocation

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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