Under the direct supervision of the Library Development Administrator (LDA), the Digital Inclusion Library Consultant (DILC) manages the Arizona State Library's digital inclusion program to support the Library Development mission: empowering Arizona libraries to provide excellent customer service through consulting, grant funding, resources, and training.
Primary Responsibilities: The DILC provides resources and services to libraries that help overcome barriers to digital inclusion for Arizona's residents. The DILC aligns all efforts with strategic directions such as the Arizona LSTA Five Year Plan, the Arizona Statewide Broadband Strategic Plan and the Arizona State Library's Digital Inclusion Statement. The DILC manages statewide library development digital inclusion projects; conducts research in technologies, statistics, resources, grants, and professional development for library staff; collaborates with state and national partners; and keeps State Library staff informed of relevant state and national digital inclusion policies.
The DILC is proficient with productivity software as well as collaboration and communication software. Production of communication pieces such as blog posts and newsletters may be required. The DILC is expected to stay current with trends in librarianship and digital inclusion to meet the emerging needs of Arizona library staff.
Secondary Responsibilities: The DILC provides advice and consultative services to librarians and library workers on a broad range of library-related topics; represents the Arizona State Library in formal programs and presentations, as well as in written and oral communication at the national, state and local levels; and helps the Arizona State Library administration maintain public and private partnerships that support library development. The DILC participates in staff and organizational meetings, participates in professional organizations such as the Arizona Library Association; and participates in outreach activities. In the absence of the LDA, the DILC may supervise Project Specialists, interns, and volunteers.
The ideal candidates for this position are motivated and innovative. They are continuously scanning the environment for better ways to serve the needs of Arizona library staff. They are familiar with evolving Information and Communication Technologies, state and national public policies influencing digital inclusion, digital equity issues, and digital literacy.
This position is a part of the Library Development team in Library Services at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, reporting directly to the Library Development Administrator. This position must work collaboratively with Library Development team members, as well as other State Library staff.
This is a full-time position consisting of a 40 hour work week. The position requires a Master's degree in library science. This position must have a valid Arizona driver’s license, be able to drive a state vehicle, and be willing and able to travel both in and out of state. This position requires the ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
- Manages statewide library development digital inclusion projects. Project management includes planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Conducts research in technologies, statistics, resources, grants, and professional development for library staff.
- Collaborates with state and national partners.
Keeps State Library staff informed of relevant state and national digital inclusion policies.
- Provides advice and consultative services to librarians and library workers on a broad range of library-related topics.
- Helps the Arizona State Library administration maintain public and provide partnerships that support library development. Participates in professional organizations such as the Arizona Library Association.
- Represents the Arizona State Library in formal programs and presentations, as well as in written and oral communication at the national, state and local levels.
- Participates in staff and organizational meetings, and in outreach activities.
- Other duties as assigned as related to the position.
- The DILC should have a thorough knowledge of the administration, organization, and operation of public libraries. In addition, knowledge of evolving Information and Communication Technologies, state and national public policies influencing digital inclusion, digital equity issues, and digital literacy is desirable.
- The DILC should have project management skills and be able to plan, implement and evaluate projects.
Excellent organizational skills, which include time and other resource management, are essential.
Proficiency with productivity and collaboration software is highly valued.
- The DILC should be able to organize and present complex information; communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing; perform environmental scans in the field of professional librarianship in order to stay abreast of trends and best practices; and work both in a team environment and individually.
- Working experience as a library professional.
- American Library Association accredited MLS or MLIS degree
- Valid Arizona Driver's License
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
All employees are subject to Arizona State Retirement System contributions.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 602-541-6170 for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.