The search has been extended for the following terrific position
with the Maine State Library and the Maine Info Net Project:
Maine State Library
Agency Technology Officer-Library Automation Manager
(Public Services Manager II)
Code: MH30 Salary Range 30 (Confidential)
Salary: $46,342.40 - $64,646.40
Value of State-paid Health & Dental -$310.74/bi-weekly
Retirement Benefits-23.04% of pay
Open: September 11, 2006 Closes: To be announced
The Maine State Library seeks applications for the position of
Agency Technology Officer. The Agency Technology Officer is a
key member of the 6 =BD FTE Maine Info Net team and will report to
its Executive Director. The successful candidate will:
(a) provide technology management and leadership;
(b) build and maintain momentum in the effective use of
information technology among libraries utilizing Maine Info Net
(c) assist in understanding and taking advantage of new
technological developments that bear on library operations
statewide and help Maine Info Net achieve its mission and
realize its plans; and
(d) establish and maintain effective cooperative and
collaborative relationships with a variety of constituencies
statewide in support of Maine Info Net technological goals.
Statewide travel is required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Consistent with Maine Info Net=B4s 2003 strategic plan, and
revisions and extensions as they emerge, the Agency Technology
Officer will initially:
o Serve as Lead Administrator for the MaineCat consortial online
library system, based on Innovative Interfaces, Inc. INN-Reach
software, that serves as the backbone of resource sharing among
more than 110 libraries of all types statewide, and assist local
library staff in the full utilization of its capabilities
through functional support and customized developments.
o Serve as Lead Administrator for the Minerva consortial online
library system, based on Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Millennium
software, that is shared by more than 60 libraries of all types
statewide, and assist local library staff in the full
utilization of its capabilities through functional support and
o Serve as Lead Administrator for the SOLAR holdings-only online
library system, based on Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Millennium
DCB and WebWorks software, that is shared by more than 30
libraries of all types statewide and slated to grow to 150-200
libraries over the next several years, assist local library
staff in the full utilization of its capabilities through
functional support and customized developments.
o Work collaboratively with the Library Systems Specialist to
provide comprehensive hands-on support for MaineCat, Minerva and
SOLAR, Walk-in-Wireless in Public Libraries and other services
and projects as assigned.
o Contribute to the design and maintenance of web support sites
and other online support mechanisms.
o Contribute to maintaining a collegial work environment.
o Demonstrate a commitment to individual professional
development through a variety of activities, which might
include: continuing professional education, work with
professional associations, or publication.
As MaineCat, Minerva and SOLAR are just a part of the evolving
and dynamic Maine Info Net enterprise, it is likely that
assigned duties and responsibilities will change over time.
The successful candidate will possess a mature blend of
attitudes, skills, experience, and accomplishments appropriate
to the demands and opportunities of the position. The following
characteristics and qualifications are indicative of the caliber
of professional we seek:
o Graduate degree from a program in library or information
studies accredited by the American Library Association;
o Detailed, in-depth experience with administration and support
of library automation systems based on Innovative Interfaces
software, electronic information resources and tools, and Web-
o Effective documentation, training and project management
o Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal
o Demonstrated experience analyzing complex library system
problems and implementation of successful technological
o Wide-ranging knowledge of technological trends and
developments in library automation and electronic access to
information, and a desire to master new technologies and remain
o Strong commitment to innovative, user-centered services;
o Commitment to and evidence of continual professional growth
through course work, scholarly activity, creative work, or
o Successful communications, cooperation, or collaboration with
a variety of technology-oriented staff, offices, and units;
o Ability to quickly and effectively alternate between detailed
technical tasks and abstract, top-down analysis and planning;
between high-level technical discussions and support of novice
users with the most basic of questions; between highly creative
and sophisticated work and mundane and routine support tasks;
o Ability to manage large numbers of tasks of widely varying
focus and complexity.
o Knowledge of principles, procedures and workflow associated
with cataloging, circulation, serials management and
acquisitions work in public, academic and special libraries.
o Knowledge of MARC 21 format for bibliographic, holdings and
o Knowledge of data processing methods for converting non-MARC
data structures to MARC 21 format.
o Knowledge of methods and standards for retrospective
conversion of manual bibliographic files to MARC-based online
o Knowledge of data security, confidentiality and integrity
o Knowledge of privacy/confidentiality issues related to online
library systems and automated system security principles.
o Knowledge of system design principles and techniques.
o Knowledge of advanced troubleshooting and problem resolution
techniques as they pertain to typical library system support
o Ability to negotiate between diverse groups.
o Ability to develop technical standards.
o Ability to manage projects.
o Ability to create and manage web pages.
o Experience with parsing and manipulation of MARC data with a
programming language or scripting tool.
o Familiarity with methods for development of database-driven
web pages using PHP, Perl, Python, Cold Fusion of similar tools.
o Familiarity with basics of UNIX/Linux operating systems
Application Process and Timetable
Send a State of Maine Direct Hire application, resume, and a
letter of application that relates interest and experience to
the duties of and qualifications for the job as described in the
full job description, and in the Maine Info Net Strategic Plan
(http://www.maine.gov/infonet/infonetplan03.doc); 3 references,
and other evidence that the candidate feels will contribute to
the search committee=B4s deliberations to the Maine State Library,
Attn: Gail Waddell, Director of Support Services, 64 SHS,
Augusta, Me. 04333. Applications are available on the Internet
(http://www.maine.gov/statejobs/directapp.htm), local Maine
CareerCenters, and at the Maine State Library. When sufficient
qualifying applications have been received to move forward with
the process a deadline for applications will be posted on the
position advertisement at the URL above. This will be done at
least 14 days prior to the deadline. Incomplete or late
applications will not be considered.
Maine Info Net is a partnership of Maine libraries focused on
statewide delivery of the highest quality information and
library service through digital and online technologies. It is
supported through staff and budgetary resources provided by the
Maine State Library and the University of Maine System. For
additional information, see: http://www.maine.gov/infonet
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
Karl Beiser, Executive Director
Maine Info Net
16 Central Street
Bangor, ME 04401
207-973-3293, 207-299-2492 (cell)