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LIBRARY CONSULTANT

  • 507652
  • PHOENIX
  • SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)
  • Full-time

SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)

The mission of the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State is to provide services throughout the state to:
Preserve our history;
Promote engagement; and
Protect the future
The office strives to achieve this mission by being trusted, accessible, innovative, and secure.

LIBRARY CONSULTANT

SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)

Job Location:

Address:  1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open until a sufficient number of resumes are received

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Library Development Administrator (LDA), the Continuing Education Coordinator (CEC) manages the Arizona State Library's professional development 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 CEC manages statewide professional development opportunities for Arizona library staff. These opportunities include workshops, webinars, institutes, micro-trainings, and third-party courses which are delivered in a variety of modes. Major duties include planning, developing and implementing trainings; coordinating initiatives with professional associations and other groups; and staying current with trends in professional development to meet the emerging needs of Arizona library staff. The CEC manages projects and budgets; recruits and sets up contracts with presenters; arranges venues; promotes programs; manages scholarships; maintains financial and participation records; and evaluates programs for state and national reports.
Secondary Responsibilities: The CEC 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 provide partnerships that support library development. The CEC 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 CEC 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 informal education needs of Arizona library staff. They are familiar with micro-training, learning management systems, certification issues, library staff competencies, and instructional design.
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 Library Services staff.
This is a full-time position consisting of a 40 hour work week. The position requires the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. 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.

Job Duties:

- Manages statewide professional development opportunities for Arizona library staff. Plans, develops and implements trainings; coordinates initiatives with professional associations and other groups; and stays current with trends in professional development to meet the emerging needs of Arizona library staff.
- Manages projects and budgets; recruits and sets up contracts with presenters; arranges venues; promotes programs; manages scholarships; maintains financial and participation records; and evaluates programs for state and national reports.
- 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

- The CEC should have a thorough knowledge of the administration, organization, and operation of public libraries. In addition, knowledge of micro-training, learning management systems, certification issues, library staff competencies, and instructional design is desirable.
- The CEC 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 software such as Office is highly valued.
- The CEC 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.

Selective Preference(s):

Experience with instructional design in order to offer professional development for library staff.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Master's degree in library science or related field.
- Working experience as a library professional.
- Valid Arizona Driver's License

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
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

Retirement:

All employees are subject to Arizona State Retirement System contributions.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at humanresources@azsos.gov 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.