Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Salem, Oregon
Country:
United States
Industry:
Government and Military
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree
ID
1105
Job Title:
Communications Librarian

Communications Librarian

Located in Salem, Oregon, the SOLL serves as the principal legal research center for the Oregon appellate and trial courts, tax court, executive agencies, and citizens. It provides comprehensive legal resources to support the research of judges, clerks, and legal staff of the appellate, tax, and trial courts of the state. The library is open to the public, without charge, and provides a variety of services to lawyers and lay patrons.


This position develops and monitors the library's communications, which include its website, mobile site, social networking profiles, print publications, and digital signage. This position serves as the staff expert on technological trends and articulates how these trends may impact and enhance SOLL services. This position follows current user practices and preferences to anticipate the needs of judges, attorneys, agencies and the public, in a highly digital and mobile environment. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to, the tasks listed below. Assigned tasks may be changed to accommodate workload and organizational needs.

Communication and Promotion

  • Develop, implement, maintain, and analyze the library's digital presence including its website, social networking profiles, digital signage and associated print publications.
  • Collaborate with law librarian and other library staff to further SOLL's mission.
  • Guide the library team to direct website development. 
  • Contribute design, technical, and information architecture expertise in support of digital communications.
  • Coordinate initiatives to promote and increase awareness of library services and programs.
  • Work with library colleagues, diverse patron groups, and other stakeholders to develop strategies for library programming and community engagement. 
  • Assist with the development of library marketing strategies and publicity materials.
  • Participate in library planning, serves on OJD and Executive Branch committees.
  • Participate in professional, scholarly and service activities.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have at least four (4) years of increasingly responsible work experience in a library that typically supports the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.


AND

Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science or in Library Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.

OR

Any 
combination of education and experience equivalent (Download PDF reader) to eight (8) years of increasingly responsible work experience in a library that typically supports the knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements listed for the position.
 
Preference may be given to applicants who

  • are currently enrolled, and have 12 months or less before graduation, in an ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Master's in Library Information Science (MLIS) degree program.
  • have planned, drafted or implemented a strategic communications plan;
  • have communicated in a professional roll about an employer, program, or organization via social media and other digital environments;
  • have experience contributing to a team or group library project;
  • have experience using HTML, XML, CSS, APIs or Javascript professionally;
  • have created or updated content in a CMS, developed or maintained blogs, Twitter accounts, or other social media accounts;
  • have experience with library technology including various website markups and programming languages to embed, update, design, manage workflows, use plugins; and 
  • have tracked usage reporting and analyzed results.


A proven track record developing and implementing successful communications campaigns, excellent written and oral communications skills, strong time management and interpersonal skills, ability to plan, organize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines, excellent attention to detail, ability to take initiative, problem-solve and master new technologies and proficiency with web content management systems and social media platforms. The successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check.

THE OREGON JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE WORK FORCE. WE RESPECT, REFLECT, AND RESPOND TO THE DIVERSE PEOPLE WE SERVE. 

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