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Part Time Library Position Available

Posted by Rosanna McInnes, Seldovia OWL Manager on September 21, 2013

Library Board approves part time OWL IT Aide through June 2014!

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Position Available:   OWL IT Aide

The Seldovia Public Library Board of Directors is seeking interested persons for the position of OWL IT Aide.

  • The position will require 7 hours a week.
  • The position is a grant based position and will pay $15 per hour from date of hire through June 2014.
  • Interested parties can also be considered for the Library Director position and CAN hold both positions simultaneously if qualified.
  • General requirements are that you:  reside in the Seldovia area, be 16 years of age or older, be a Seldovia Public Library Card holder, and have an interest in the library.
  • Please see the attached job description for more detailed information.

Letters of interest should be sent to the library board either by email to seldovia.library@gmail.com or by mail to Seldovia Public Library- attn.:  Library Board, PO Drawer H, Seldovia, AK  99663.  This position will remain open until filled.

Questions?  Contact the library board at seldovia.library@gmail.com or Rosanna McInnes, OWL Manager, at 907-399-4204.

Alaska OWL (Online With Libraries) Project IT Aide Job Description

Purpose of the OWL Library IT Aide position:

Aides will be trained to provide maintenance and troubleshooting support for Alaska OWL (Online with Libraries) Project technology and equipment in the local public library.  As a library staff member, OWL aides will be paid by the OWL Project seven hours per week.

Primary Responsibilities of OWL IT Aides:

  • Attend any required training in Anchorage or other location as determined  (Travel, lodging, and per diem will be reimbursed or paid by the Alaska State Library OWL Project by pre-arrangement only.)
  • Participate in mandatory monthly online training to keep up-to-date and learn more about the systems and software.
  • Provide basic on-site computer and equipment maintenance and support; installation of software and hardware, routine preventive maintenance and trouble shooting.
  • Perform weekly computer equipment performance monitoring, maintain log and/or list of required repairs and maintenance.
  • Maintain current and accurate inventory of technology hardware, software and resources.
  • Provide courteous assistance to users in resolving problems related to hardware, software, and networking components.
  • Perform general library service responsibilities.
  • Develop a community education calendar using OWL Video Teleconferencing Equipment , and CILC educational content
  • Schedule and facilitate collaborative uses of OWL technology and equipment
  • Assist Director and OWL Manager as needed
  • Handle circulation database maintenance, social media, and web presence
  • Collect data of equipment use and training sessions related to Alaska OWL project in the community library and complete monthly report forms

 Qualifications:

Basic computer and analytical skills, aptitude and interest in technology required as well as customer service skills. Applicants should be able to:

  • Start a computer, unplug a computer system, and move it if needed
  • Use basic office programs:  Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. etc
  • Update common software
  • Provide good customer service and communication skills with the potential ability to explain technical terms and concepts to non-technical recipients as required
  • Ask questions when help is needed
  • Follow instructions well, and follow library and project directions and procedures

Skills that are a plus, but not required:

  •  Knowledge of basic computer repair and software installation preferred, but can train through program and via Video Teleconferencing on site
  • Experience with troubleshooting computers and online research a plus
  • Ability to work well independently
  • A professional demeanor and helpful disposition
  • Experience with and knowledge of basic library concepts
  • Prior volunteer work in a library and knowledge of library software and applications

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • The incumbent must demonstrate the following personal attributes:  be honest and trustworthy, respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible , and demonstrate a sound work ethic.
  • Current library staff and volunteers are eligible. Position will be paid by OWL Project from date of hire through June 2014 with a possible extension.

Compensation: Aides will be paid for 7 hours per week at a rate of up to $15/hr from date of hire through June 2014.

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2 Responses to “Part Time Library Position Available”

  1. Mary said

    Hello. Is there an application for the OWL aide? And do I drop it off at the Seldovia Library?

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