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Librarian 1 - Regional Coordinator

Date Posted:  Aug 28, 2019
Requisition ID:  16361

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

About the Job:

The Regional Coordinators of the Indiana State Library serve as the ambassadors of the Indiana State Library and the State Librarian to library staff from all types of libraries in Indiana. Regional Coordinators offering training workshops to library staff on the resources available from the Indiana State Library, including Evergreen, Inspire, WebJunction, and LSTA and similar grant opportunities. Regional Coordinators serve a leadership role in the library community by connecting the resources throughout the state and staying abreast of national and international trends in library science.


This position involves travel (up to 70%).  Travel can be necessary in early mornings and/or late nights.  Overnight travel is avoided as much as possible.  The regional coordinator will use his/her personal vehicle for this travel and to transport equipment such as laptops, projectors, and barcode printers.  


This position works closely with library directors and staff of all types of libraries in the assigned region, as well as Indiana State Library staff in meetings and workshops. Approximately 1/4 of the libraries in the state are in the regional coordinator's assigned area, however the coordinator may be asked to travel outside of the assigned region occasionally.  The regional coordinator can telecommute from home office, if s/he does not live in the metro-Indianapolis. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

Conducts Regional marketing activity, assesses area library needs and helps develop area library services. Marketing activities include exhibits at conferences. 

Plans, develops and coordinates continuing education opportunities for Indiana libraries, including making use of video conferencing, online and/or Webinar technology as appropriate. 

Develops and teaches ongoing workshops and classes as determined appropriate to meet regional library needs. 

Presents in-service demonstrations of State Library services and/or other library topics to libraries and library related groups. 

Acts as “clearinghouse” for questions from visits, e-mail, phone or other correspondence, referring questions to appropriate State Library staff as needed.  

Maintains working knowledge of current State Library services, programs, projects and regional library needs.  

Makes onsite marketing and in-service visits to assigned area libraries.  

Maintains communication and coordination of work assignments with the Director of Professional Development.  

Advises Director of Professional Development of any problems, requests, library concerns, procedural or policy issues and other matters affecting regional services.  

Participates on Professional Development and Regional task forces, project teams, and committees as assigned.  

Gives presentations to groups and organizations

Provides consultant services to state and outside agencies and organizations

Participates in professional development activities.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • Certification by the Indiana Library;  
  • Master of Library Science and a broad knowledge of the ISL and other libraries.
  • Expertise with Data Research Associates (DRA) integrated on-line systems, subsystems and other software programs;
  • Expertise in the use of electronic information databases;
  • Specialized knowledge and awareness of State Library Collection Development Policy;
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and prioritize materials for digitization based on accuracy, usability and budget authority, scope, treatment, arrangement, format and usability;
  • Mastery of applicable federal and state standards for specialized library services and cooperative programs;
  • Broad knowledge of specialized conservation and preservation techniques and how to apply them;
  • Skill to act as consultant to outside agencies and organizations;
  • Ability and specialized knowledge to act as liaison with federal and state programs and their officials involved with the development, implementation and performance of service within Indiana State Library.
  • Expert knowledge to provide broad expertise and to serve as state authority in specialized subject areas;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Skill and ability to analyze and plan for the provision of existing and new agency services;
  • Specialized knowledge in subject areas and information retrieval, especially electronic mediums;
  • Broad ability and knowledge to plan, prepare and present training modules;
  • Ability to remain current in technological advances;
  • Broad knowledge of, and ability to apply, theories and principles of library and information science in an environment of continual change due to rapidly developing technologies and changing methodologies;
  • Knowledge of planning processes;
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations and training and coordinate tours and exhibits for the promotion of the Indiana State Library to federal, state and local officials, economic development professionals, business owners, historians, researchers, special population, state universities and other residents of the state and participate in meetings to train users in informational retrieval resources;
  • Broad knowledge of statistics and their uses;
  • Ability to remain current with journals in area of subject expertise and other resources and with continually developing technological advances in this field.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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