LATI Coordinator – Library Associate Training Institute – Baltimore MD

Coordinator, Library Associate Training Institute (LATI Coordinator)

Location: Coordinator works from a home office and travels to library meeting locations around the state as required.  A significant portion of the work occurs in online meeting and classroom environments.

Status:  Contractual, grant-funded position.  Reports to staff of the Division of Library Development and Services (DLDS) of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Schedule:  Workload varies throughout the year, averaging about 24 hours per week.  Note that the job may require significantly more time during some weeks of the year.  Although the LATI class schedule and related meetings are fixed, the Coordinator has flexibility with regard to scheduling the other work involved.

Applications accepted until:  December 15, 2016 or until position is filled

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Job Summary and Essential Functions

Under the direction of the DLDS Liaison and the LATI Oversight Committee (LOC), is responsible for implementing the LATI program.  Oversees the work of the LATI Virtual Assistant.  Collaborates with trainers, Staff Development Coordinators, and others from Maryland’s public libraries to ensure that eligible Library Associates receive quality training that fulfills the requirements of state law.

Essential functions include:

1.  Implement LATI Curriculum:

  • Develop schedule and syllabus
  • Coordinate logistical elements such as enrollment, instructors, locations, and supervisor orientation
  • Ensure feedback is provided to students and supervisors
  • Conduct Learn How to Learn Online sessions and other training modules as appropriate

2.  Facilitate all Face-To-Face LATI sessions

3.  Report to DLDS Liaison on a regular basis
4.  Act as liaison between the LOC and LAs

5.  Manage LATI Virtual Assistant

6.  Coach trainers from Maryland public libraries for development

7.  Report to the Staff Development Coordinators from Maryland public libraries and participate in their regular meetings

8.  Prepare grant applications and reports in cooperation with the LOC Chair and DLDS Liaison

9.  Serve as primary contact for the program

10.  Serve as member of LOC.  Takes the lead to:

  • Ensure learning objectives are in place and up to date
  • Maintain awareness of related library training and certification programs and report to the LOC
  • Maintain awareness of trends and technologies in the training landscape and recommend changes in content and delivery to LOC

Education and Experience

  • Master’s in Library/Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), or Master’s Degree in a closely related field, or completion of an equivalent 36 hours of post-baccalaureate course work, is preferred
  • 3 years’ experience in design, development, implementation, and evaluation of staff development training sessions
  • 5 years’ professional experience in a public library setting (preferred)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Maryland public libraries’ networking, collaboration, and operation (desirable)
  • Knowledge of key library and information services, particularly in the areas of reference services, customer service, library operations, and/or emerging technologies (desirable)
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and practice
  • Familiarity with instructional design concepts, methodologies, and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong platform and presentation skills
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use both online and face-to-face learning environments
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort. Travel to library branches, and to meetings held both within the state is required. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, training rooms, and libraries, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, and/or working in moderate outdoor weather conditions.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The DLDS Liaison and the LOC reserve the right to change, modify, delete and supplement job duties based on the needs of Maryland public libraries.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this job.

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