WSL Job Opening: Outreach and Development Librarian

Sep 16, 2021

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The Wyoming State Library is seeking an enthusiastic, friendly and organized professional to join our library development team as the Outreach and Development Librarian! We’re looking for someone who wants to support libraries out in the field by providing library development project management, consulting, survey and data reference services, and guidance on meeting the needs of underserved populations. This person will also serve as co-coordinator for the federal grants program.

Apply on the State of Wyoming jobs site.

Job Description

The Outreach and Development Librarian will work with underserved populations, including the 13 state institutions. The institution libraries provide services to confined populations including people with mental illness or developmental disabilities, the elderly, incarcerated juveniles and adults, as well as services to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. This person will manage LSTA collection development stipends to these libraries, serve as a consultant to them, and perform site visits.

This position serves as the State Data Coordinator for the Public Libraries Survey. We’re looking for someone who can work with public library directors and their designees to collect valid, consistent statistics. Afterward, they’ll need to find their way around a spreadsheet to process the results for submission to the Institute of Museum and Library Services and to provide value-added data products to the library community. Microsoft Excel and basic numerical skills are a must; advanced statistical skills are preferred but not required. Data collected helps libraries analyze their own services in comparison with others, make data-driven decisions, and advocate for their libraries. Other data duties include survey design and providing statistical research.

The successful candidate will serve as co-coordinator for Wyoming’s federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants and any additional grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). As a co-coordinator, this person will advise staff on projects supported by federal funds, and ensure adherence to IMLS guidelines and to Wyoming’s 5-year-plan for IMLS funds. Duties include developing, collecting, and maintaining documentation in order to complete the annual report to IMLS on the grant.

As part of the State Library’s reference team, this person will demonstrate exceptional customer service in providing reference services to state government employees, researchers, and other patrons. In addition, this position may also work on the Wyoming Newspapers digital collection.

About the State Library

The Wyoming State Library serves as the state government publications depository and is a federal documents depository. Staff manage the statewide shared WYLD catalog and the GoWYLD databases, and we support development of all types of libraries across the state.Our tight-knit and dedicated staff works to help libraries better serve their communities. Work in a collegial environment with opportunities for professional development and networking both at the state and national levels. Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to work in a team environment and you’ll fit right in.

This job offers a competitive benefits package that includes paid leave, insurance, and retirement. The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Cheyenne

Enjoy the West at its best in Cheyenne, Wyoming! This growing city (pop. 64,235, U.S. Census Bureau) at the intersection of I-80 and I-25 is Wyoming’s state capital and the seat of Laramie County government. Convenient to Denver and the Front Range, it also offers access to outdoor recreation including hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing. Not only that, but it’s the home of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the largest outdoor rodeo in the world.

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