Manages statewide professional development opportunities for Arizona library staff. Plans, develops and implements trainings; coordinates initiatives with professional associations and other groups; and stays current with trends in professional development to meet the emerging needs of Arizona library staff.
Manages projects and budgets; recruits and sets up contracts with presenters; arranges venues; promotes programs; manages scholarships; maintains financial and participation records; and evaluates programs for state and national reports.
Provides advice and consultative services to librarians and library workers on a broad range of library-related topics.
Helps the Arizona State Library administration maintain public and provide partnerships that support library development. Participates in professional organizations such as the Arizona Library Association.
Represents the Arizona State Library in formal programs and presentations, as well as in written and oral communication at the national, state and local levels.
Participates in staff and organizational meetings, and in outreach activities.
Other duties as assigned as related to the position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
The CEC should have a thorough knowledge of the administration, organization, and operation of public libraries. In addition, knowledge of micro-training, learning management systems, certification issues, library staff competencies, and instructional design is desirable.
The CEC should have project management skills and be able to plan, implement and evaluate projects.
Excellent organizational skills, which include time and other resource management, are essential.
Proficiency with productivity software such as Office is highly valued.
The CEC should be able to organize and present complex information; communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing; perform environmental scans in the field of professional librarianship in order to stay abreast of trends and best practices; and work both in a team environment and individually.
Experience with instructional design in order to offer professional development for library staff.
Master's degree in library science or related field.