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Thursday, March 17, 2016

SWFLN Member seeks digital services manager!


Digital Services Manager, Lee County Library System (Ft. Myers, FL)

Discover and Develop! The Lee County Library System (Southwest FL) seeks a dynamic and innovative Digital Services Manager to lead the Library to its next generation of website interactivity, digital collections enhancement, and expanded electronic services and systems. The Lee County Library System is committed to delivering exceptional digital and print content to its 675,000+ customers through its E-Branch services, six regional libraries and seven branch locations. Circulating seven million items annually, the LCLS provides stellar services with a dedicated staff of 253 employees and an annual $25mil operating budget. The Digital Services Manager, reporting to the Manager of Technology and Continuing Education, is responsible for providing leadership, project management, web development, third party integration, and technology support to library locations throughout Lee County.

Located along the Gulf Coast of Florida, Lee County offers exceptional quality of life and active lifestyle opportunities, boasting beautiful beaches, year-round sunshine, numerous golf, tennis and marina facilities plus a thriving arts and culture scene. In addition to an outstanding Lee County Library System, various historical sites (estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and the Fort Myers Historical Museum), and the Lee County School District, residents also have easy access to wildlife, hiking, biking and paddling at various national, state and local parks such as J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. The cost of living in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro is less than half the price of living in New York City and is less expensive than in cities such as Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis or Baltimore. Lee County is midway between Miami and Tampa along Interstate 75 and boasts a world-class international airport. For more information on the Library and the region, visit Lee County Links.

Responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing, delivering, evaluating and improving digital services; seeking out ways to improve technology virtually and in the individual libraries; planning, generating and managing website content; networking with other libraries, professionals and community groups to continue best technology practices; developing and maintaining effective communication within the Library, county departments, and vendors; providing leadership for the Library website initiatives and committees; and providing technical support to staff and the public for digital services. Please see the Digital Services Manager complete job description for detail.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and four years of progressively responsible professional library experience with an emphasis on digital collections, services and systems or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Additional qualifications include: a solid knowledge of current and future trends in technology; superior communication skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in applying technological solutions; experience working multi-location environment; and the ability to communicate and work collaboratively at all levels of the organization.

Compensation. $50,000-70,922 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Gossage Sager Associates/Bradbury Associates via email or call 816-531-2468.  Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury.  The position closes April 29, 2016.

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