Hello Dear Readers (or who's left of you, since I've gone ghost-like these past few months). I'm sure that our Business Office Manager is distributing this far and wide, but I don't think this venue is on her list. In my effort to be as professional about this as possible, all I'll say is "La Crosse rocks!" as does Wisconsin in general. Don't discount the upper midwest, kids. I trust that you all have librarian superpowers enough to research why my family is so ridiculously pleased with our new home, even after more than a year. I look forward to your dynamic applications.
Emerging/New Technology Reference Librarian
The La Crosse Public Library Information Services Team is looking for an energetic library professional who can apply updated practices and perspectives to a traditional reference setting. We seek a team member who will evaluate, teach, coordinate and implement new and emerging technologies, will coordinate the overhaul of our existing web site and who understands 2.0 as a service concept, not just a tech thing. Characteristics desired: evident sense of play and discovery, unflappability in the face of change and ambiguity, and an ability to appreciate existing library and work culture while striving for meaningful transformation. Experience and MLS are preferred but we will consider applications from highly qualified, eager, mature new professionals or those who are nearing completion of a library or information sciences master’s program.
You will work in a popular, well-supported public library located in a community that offers endless outdoor recreational opportunities and a growing arts scene, with the Twin Cities just a short drive north on I-90. Position available immediately, but open until filled. Interviews starting October 1, 2007. Salary range $37-42K, with excellent benefits. For full job description, go to http://www.lacrosselibrary.org/about/employment.htm. Submit resume, cover letter and any other credentials that demonstrate your qualifications via email or web link to Rochelle Hartman, Manager, Information Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications sent via traditional mail will not be considered.