Educational Coordinator I, Maryland Accessible Textbook Program Coordinator, Baltimore MD

Educational Coordinator I - Maryland Accessible Textbook Program Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland 

Salary: 50,631.00 - 73,956.00
Type: Full Time - Experienced

This is a professional contractual position responsible for directing and coordinating the statewide Maryland Accessible Textbook Program (MAT) for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) serving as the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) coordinator responsible for the statewide availability of alternative forms of textbooks and supplementary materials in alternative forms to blind and disabled students enrolled in institutions of higher education and institutions of postsecondary education in the state while managing, creating, reviewing and recommending policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the program.

Directs and manages the statewide instructional materials program; coordinates the daily operations of the provision of instructional materials to post-secondary education students; develops and implements plans, polices, goals and objectives for (MAT) program and revises as necessary; develops databases for the program and works with LBPH IT staff to insure smooth functioning of online transfer of electronic materials; determines staffing needs; hires, trains and supervises staff; develops an outreach/education/marketing plan to insure that students, institutions and publishers are aware of and understand the program; conducts statewide outreach presentations to educate potential clients and to increase visibility of the program; researches and pursues opportunities for grants and additional funding for program enhancements.


EDUCATION: A Master's Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education, Library Science, School Library Media or a related area.

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience administering programs in an educational or library setting; familiarity with the text book publishing industry, experience in library management and/or serving individuals with disabilities is desirable.

NOTES: Two (2) additional years of experience may be substituted for the above required education.

Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services to individuals with disabilities; knowledge of alternative forms of textbooks and translation of textbooks for disabled population; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for instructional materials; knowledge of online systems, data tracking systems and other automated equipment used in a library environment; knowledge of maintaining a library collection in various formats; skill in managing and coordinating multiple tasks; skill in locating and communicating appropriate reference materials; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effecting working relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.

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