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Lifelong Learning Librarian

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Montana Department of Corrections

Helena, MT

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Description : Special Information: The Montana State Library seeks a creative, friendly, and thoughtful Lifelong Learning Librarian who values learning for all ages. Our ideal candidate enjoys and has experience with developing programming for children, young adults, and adults. This position is responsible for leading and managing our early childhood learning initiative; providing research based ideas for programming, training, and resources that support the role libraries play in informal learning; and building partnerships at the statewide level. Why work for the State Library? Expand the power of your work. You can make a difference for libraries across the state. Develop lifelong friendships with your peers and librarians around the state. You\u2019ll work with friendly people both at the State Library and within the Montana library community. Work in a fairly autonomous environment. We work together on the why and the what, but you have a lot of control over how your work is done. Gain skills that employers value. Statewide work builds your skillset. You\u2019ll work with different groups of people, different cultures, and different skills and viewpoints. Applications must be received by January 7, 2018 to be considered for the first round of screenings. Application materials must include a cover letter and a r\u00e9sum\u00e9. In the cover letter, please describe your experience with children and\/or youth services, developing resources, training, or programming for libraries, as well as any other experiences with building partnerships or initiatives that meet the qualifications needed for this position. If a suitable candidate is found in that screening, no further consideration will be made of applications received after that date. Please note that MSL is not able to sponsor a visa at this time so all candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on a permanent basis when they apply. Duties: Working with Montana librarians and with the Library Development staff develops and maintains lifelong learning resources, technology and content platforms, training, and collaborative partnerships for libraries to utilize in responding to the lifelong learning needs of their communities. Provides resources and training to libraries in the area of early and adult literacy and supports digital literacy efforts. Facilitates and creates opportunities for libraries to engage in the areas of community partnerships, workforce development, financial literacy, and health and social services related resources. Supports statewide technology platforms, subscriptions and services that promote lifelong learning. Qualifications : Competencies: Professional knowledge of library and information science, including library best practices in the areas of planning, technology and programming. Knowledge of human and brain development research and practice and of different developmental stages in human life. Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational needs of diverse populations, as gained through cross- cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs. Demonstrated ability to plan, design and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs. Experience and\/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services. Awareness of community development practices. Understanding of evaluation techniques. Education\/Experience: The position requires a Master\u2019s in Library Science, a Master\u2019s in Literacy, or a graduate degree in a related field. One to two years of job- related work experience is required.Applicant Pool Statement:If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.Training Assignment:This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

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The Montana Department of Corrections enhances public safety, promotes positive change on offender behavior, reintegrates offenders into the community and supports the victims of crime.

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