Under the direct supervision of the Library Development Administrator, the Library Development Grants and Data Coordinator (GDC) manages statewide library development projects that support the Library Development mission: to empower Arizona libraries to provide excellent customer service through consulting, grant funding, resources, and training. Library Development is a branch of the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records (LAPR), a division of the Secretary of State.
Primary Responsibilities: Coordinate the Arizona Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and State Grants-in-Aid (SGIA) programs. Coordination includes working with the State Librarian and LAPR staff to establish a budget, review applications, and award funds to both LAPR internal projects and subgrants around the state. The GDC will support grant monitoring, interim and final reporting, and the grants management software.
Serve as State Data Coordinator, which includes oversight of the Public Library Survey, the State Library Administrative Agency Survey, and LAPR internal performance measures.
Secondary Responsibilities: Provide advice and consultative services to librarians and library workers on a broad range of library-related topics; represent LAPR in formal programs and presentations, as well as in written and oral communication at the national, state and local levels; and help maintain public and provide partnerships that support library development. Participate in staff and organizational meetings, participate in professional organizations such as the Arizona Library Association; and participate in outreach activities.
The ideal candidates for this position are motivated and innovative. They are continuously scanning the environment for better ways to serve the needs of Arizona library staff.
This position must work collaboratively with Library Development team members, as well as other Library Services staff and be able to supervise the Project Specialist.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in librarianship.
• Understanding of data collection and visualization.
• Project management skills, including strong analytical skills.
• Skilled with spreadsheets, databases, content management systems and other online platforms.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment with diverse groups of people, including both technical and non-technical staff.
• Effective verbal and written communication.
• American Library Association accredited MLS or MLIS degree
• Valid Arizona Driver's License
• Minimum of four years’ experience as a professional librarian and experience with managing personnel and projects preferred.
• Supervisory experience
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
• Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
• Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
• Accrued vacation pay and sick days
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Deferred compensation plan
• Credit union membership
• Wellness plans
If driving is a requirement, possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)