Idaho Division of Human Resources Library Consultant in Boise, Idaho
Idaho Commission for Libraries
8/8/2021 11:59 PM Mountain
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (https://libraries.idaho.gov/) currently has an openingfor a full-time Library Consultant in Boise
Our agency has a unique culture that embraces collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. You will find that working for the Idaho Commission for Libraries is both a challenging and rewarding experience.
Purpose statement: This position exists to provide quality programs, professional development consultation, and other services consistent with ICfL’s mission, vision, and values. provide consulting services, support, and materials to meet the development needs of the Idaho library community.
Example of Duties
RESULT A: Members of Idaho’s library community—primarily Regions I, II, and VI—have timely access to knowledgeable consulting services and well-organized planning and problem-solving assistance with library development in an atmosphere of excellent customer service.
Consults with and provides problem-solving assistance to administrators, governing boards, and staff on matters related to library plans, management, governance, services, funding, and grant programs.
Provides guidance on library services, management, and governance including roles and responsibilities of public library directors and trustees
Facilitates and conducts public meetings.
Cooperates in identifying continuing education needs related to library directors, staff, and boards and in developing programs to address those needs. Plan, prepare, and provide appropriate training.
Makes site visits, attend Board meetings, attend regional library meetings, and share information about ICfL programs and services when appropriate.
Provides meeting facilitation services to library groups regarding library development activities.
Responds to requests for information in the library community.
RESULT B: Members of Idaho’s library community will have well-planned programs, services, and materials for library development. Activities will be carried out in an atmosphere of cooperation, collaboration, consensus, and continuous improvement.
Collects, corrects, organizes, and distributes public library statistical data (Annual Reports process).
Acts as State Data Coordinator for Idaho in Public Library Statistics Cooperative (PLSC).
Develops, implements, and evaluates appropriate training for library staff and other target groups (trustees, library partners, stakeholders) through a variety of presentation models.
Works with internal and external customers to identify appropriate projects for possible grant funding; work with ICfL Grants Officer and other staff to evaluate grant applications and monitor grant projects.
Keeps abreast of state and federal laws affecting libraries, current best practices for libraries, and national and global trends in library services.
Collaborates with other ICfL staff on statewide library development issues, training, continuing education, and other overlapping responsibilities; participate in ICfL staff meetings, trainings, and appropriate committees.
Provides guidance in developing community relations and partnerships.
Represents the interests and needs of Idaho libraries on local, regional, and national task forces and organizations.
Monitors national trends in library development and current library practices.
Master's Degree from an American Library Association accredited program or comparable combination of education and experience.
Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library
Considerable knowledge of current trends in library services.
Some knowledge of: grants administration.
Experience planning and evaluating projects, programs, or services in a library setting
Experience using facilitation, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques with groups
Experience planning, developing and presenting training.
- Experience identifying legal issues affecting governance of libraries
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208)334-2263.
*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.
Do you have a Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited program OR comparable combination of education and experience?
Describe your education, training, and experience that have provided you considerable knowledge of the professional principles and practices of library science. Typically gained by education and experience equivalent to a 4-year Bachelor's degree including college-level courses and training in core library science knowledge areas (information and knowledge creation, communication, identification, selection, acquisition, organization, and description, storage and retrieval, preservation, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination, and management); AND approximately 5 years of professional library experience equivalent to a Librarian.
Describe your education, training, and experience that have provided you with considerable knowledge of current trends in library services. Typically gained by approximately 2 years as a library consultant in a library development agency OR approximately 3 years as a library administrator AND active participation in professional library organizations OR approximately 4 years experience within the last 10 years working in a variety of library areas.
Describe your experience planning and evaluating projects, programs, or services in a library setting. Typically gained by experience on a team doing a complete planning cycle (long range/strategic planning) OR experience conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a library service.
Describe your education, training, and experience that have provided you with some knowledge of grants administration. Typically gained by courses or training on grants administration OR experience developing and monitoring grant budgets, scope of work, time tables, and reporting requirements AND experience reviewing reports, expenditures, and budget information and compiling performance data.
Describe your experience using facilitation, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques with groups. Typically gained by approximately 1 year of experience consulting that required group facilitation, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques OR approximately 1 year of experience building collaborations and teams, and facilitating group problem-solving and decision-making processes.
Describe your experience planning, developing, and presenting training. Typically gained experience planning, developing, and presenting training to groups in workshops, seminars, or courses. Experience training co-workers on a specific task is non-qualifying.
Specialty Area: Describe your experience in identifying legal issues affecting governance of libraries. Typically gained by approximately three years of experience as a library administrator, AND approximately one year of experience identifying legal issues and applying laws, OR approximately three years serving as a library trustee.
Bonus Question: Please describe your experience gathering and analyzing statistical data.
State of Idaho
304 North 8th Street Boise, Idaho, 83720
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