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Library Hiring a Technology Instructor

The Oswego Public Library is looking for a Technology Instructor to oversee its lab, instruct our patrons and assist in maintaining our equipment.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send as a word file your cover letter, resume, references and application to cferlito@ncls.org . The position title should be included in the subject line of your email or mail documents to: Oswego Public Library, 120 East Second Street, Oswego NY 13126 Attn: Carol Ferlito, Director.  Oswego Public Library is an EOE

Title                             Technology Instructor

Reports to                  Oswego Public Library Director                               

** *Note: This position will be filled as a PROVISIONAL Civil Service appointment.  The appointee will be required to qualify for permanent appointment to this position when the next classification test is offered.

Job Summary

The Oswego Public Library seeks a Technology Instructor to oversee the lab and develop and present programs for the lab and community room. The Technical Instructor will be under the supervision of the Library Director and Librarian. The individual will work with the Librarian and the technicians of the North Country Library System to address any technical difficulties faced by the library.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

This is a technical position responsible for the teaching of technological resources currently available to the public. The incumbent meets with those who have overall responsibility for the program to develop an appropriate course of instruction.  The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Librarian.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of volunteers. 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

The following is indicative of the level and types of activities performed by incumbents in this title. It is not meant to be all-inclusive and does not preclude a supervisor from assigning activities not listed which could reasonably be expected to be performed by an employee in this title.
 

  •     Meets with supervisor or administration to develop a technology based instructional program for targeted populations;
  •     Provides group and/or individual instruction on the use of current technology available, such as general computer usage, the use of common packaged software, on-line employment resources, the use of e-government services, etc.;
  •     Researches the internet to keep abreast of current resources available in selected areas of interest;
  •     Maintains detailed records of program activity and makes periodic reports as requested;
  •     May review training programs to assist in determining programs effectiveness;
  •    ​ May provide assistance to library staff and others.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of general instruction;
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  • Knowledge of the principles of curriculum development and the evaluation of training materials;
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  • Knowledge of the use of the internet and basic software packages;
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  • Ability to plan and implement course outlines and lesson plans;
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  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing;
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  • Personal characteristics necessary to perform the duties of the position;
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  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of work experience in computer skills instruction.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Computer Sciences, Information Sciences, or Library Sciences can be used to substitute for up to one year of work experience.  A Master’s Degree in Education, Computer Sciences, Information Sciences, or Library Sciences can be used to substitute for up to two years of work experience.

Schedule: Combination of day, evening and weekend hours 

Salary range $30,000-$31,800 with benefit package

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