About working here

We are engagers: turning and focusing outward toward our community. We are learners: listening to what our community tells us and acting purposefully to achieve our objectives. We are stewards: defending our shared values, using vital resources responsibly, and working collaboratively with our partners to prepare for the future. Learn more about the library's mission and vision and meet our staff

Data Analyst

The Oak Park Public Library seeks a Data Analyst to provide continuous research and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to measure the effectiveness of library services, and to collaborate in the development of future services according to the library's strategic priorities. The person in this position will use specialized tools developed for public libraries such as Collection HQ, LibSat, LibPas, Edge assessment and Project Outcome. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Lead the development of system-wide library services to collect, compile, analyze, and present data relevant to the development and evaluation of library services established in alignment with the Strategic Focus.

·        Coordinate the acquisition of data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems to manage that data.

·        Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets and provide to appropriate library staff.

·        Produce reports, presentations, and proposals for diverse audiences.

·        Collaborate with appropriate library staff to identify research needs and outcomes for project, budget and work plan development.

·        Identify trends, research needs and opportunities for new projects.

·        Assist other staff members in planning effective evaluation of services and projects.

·        Assists with special projects as required.

·        Serves on various library committees as assigned.

·        Participates in continuous professional development.

·        Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS

Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:

·        Expresses self clearly, effectively, and compellingly in written, verbal, and nonverbal messages.

·        Builds and maintains responsive, effective relationships with internal and external customers.

·        Aligns behavior with the library's mission, values, and strategic focus in serving a diverse stakeholder community.

·        Understands analytical tools and data interpretation techniques.

·        Knows public library resources, programs, and services.

·        Uses data visualization and presentation skills for making appropriate recommendations based on insights.

·        Possesses GIS (Geographic Information Systems) skills.

·        Demonstrates strong project or program management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects across changing deadlines.

·        Communicates clearly and effectively.

·        Possesses strong organization skills.

·        Transforms statistical data and numbers into understandable information through infographics and mapping.

·        Analyzes and interprets a wide variety of economic, demographic, geographic, ethnographic and social data, and translates into meaningful and actionable recommendations.

·        Participates in a team atmosphere to achieve objectives consistent with the library’s strategic priorities.

·        Guides the work of others to enhance their performance and to assure quality service.

·        Works independently and sets priorities.

·        Works cooperatively and maintains effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.

·        Speaks, writes, and understands English clearly and concisely.

·        Operates relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Office, electronic databases and electronic content platforms, email, chat, social media platforms, and internet navigation.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

·        Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or Information Management required.

·        Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited university desirable.

·        Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with excellent benefits. The salary range begins at $43,825.60 per year.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of David Seleb, Executive Director, at employment@oppl.org not later than Monday, September 19, 2016.

 

Digital Learning Coordinator

The Oak Park Public Library is looking for a collaborative team leader for the position of Digital Learning Coordinator. This position will lead the Digital Learning Team and work with the Staff Learning Coordinator to meet our goals for digital learning for both public and staff. To learn more: http://oppl.org/events/digital-learning

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

·         Coordinating technology workshops, learning labs, and programming throughout the Library

·         Engaging with the public through workshops, programming, and service desk shifts

·         Engaging in collaborative leadership of the digital learning team

·         Partnering with the Staff Learning Coordinator to provide digital training and technical skill development to staff

·         Partnering with Children’s and Teen Librarians to create programming around Family Digital Literacy

·         Developing a program of online tutorials and video instruction

·         Managing the technology toolkit, used for instruction for staff and public

·         Managing and being accountable for devices used in programming, including mobile lab and mobile learning kits

Requirements:

·         MLIS or in process of attaining an MLIS or similar degree from an ALA accredited University

·         Technology training, programming or teaching experience

·         Ability to work well both independently and as a collaborative team player

·         Curiosity and the willingness to learn emerging platforms and technologies that will help promote digital literacy

·         Understanding and use of the Edge Assessment to improve public technology programming

·         Understanding of measurements and outcomes, including the use of Project Outcome surveys to measure program effectiveness

·         Able and willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

·         Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

This position is full-time 40 hours per week, with occasional off-hours availability for special projects. Salary range begins at $43,825.60 with excellent benefits. The Library supports ongoing training and professional development.

The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage diverse candidates to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Eric Battaglia at employment@oppl.org not later than Friday, September 9, 2016.

Web Services Specialist

The Oak Park Public Library is looking for a Web Services Specialist for the Library’s web presence and online services. This position will be a part of Digital Services, and will work collaboratively with other library staff including Communications and Materials Services staff and content contributors throughout the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

·         Administering and updating the Drupal CMS

·         Designing the information architecture of the website

·         Managing multiple web projects

·         Collaborating with staff for content creation

·         Performing user experience and usability testing

·         Tracking usage

·         Coding for special features (PERL, Javascript, etc . . .)

·         Integrating apps and digital tools into the site as needed

·         Performing search engine optimization

·         Staying current on linked data and semantic web technologies

·         Providing first level support for issues arising from website or web peripherals

·         Creating and maintain work and procedure documentation

·         Sharing knowledge with staff content contributors and technical support staff

Requirements:

·         MLIS or in process of attaining an MLIS or similar degree from an ALA accredited University

·         BA or BS in web design and development or relevant experience

·         Extensive experience administering a Drupal website

·         Understanding of UX principles

·         Proven experience with Web coding languages

·         Proven ability with and knowledge of web-based technologies, personal computers, and mobile devices across a wide-range of platforms

·         Ability to work well both independently and as a collaborative team player

·         Curiosity and the willingness to learn and grow

·         Ability to write for the web

·         Strong track record of project management

·         Experience with developing or tweaking third party apps

·         Able and willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

·         Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

This position is full-time 40 hours per week, with occasional off-hours availability for special projects. Salary range begins at $43,825.60 with excellent benefits. The Library supports ongoing training and professional development.

The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage diverse candidates to apply.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of two to three completed web projects to Eric Battaglia, Manager for Digital Services at employment@oppl.org by end of day Friday, August 26, 2016..

 

 


The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Resumes with a cover letter may be sent to employment@oppl.org. Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line.

Applications for employment can be returned to any library location. Applications will be retained for six months and are reviewed when the Library has an open position.