Librarian III - Systems Training and Support, Maine State Library, Orono ME


Library Development
Librarian III - Systems Training and Support

Code: 3113                  Pay Grade: 25 - $39,852.80 - $54,121.60

Open for Recruitment:  December 5, 2013 - January 3, 2014


The Maine State Library (MSL) is dedicated to serving the information needs of all Maine citizens and to the support of all Maine libraries. Maine InfoNet is a collaborative of academic, public, school and special libraries that supports library partnership across the state. The Maine State library is seeking an experienced librarian to provide library systems training and support services to libraries statewide as part of the Maine State Library and Maine InfoNet. The Librarian III: Systems Training and Support position will be based out of the Maine InfoNet offices in Orono, and will report to the Executive Director of Maine InfoNet. 



This professional library position provides training, technical support, and educational and planning guidance for the Minerva, SOLAR, and URSUS consortial catalog systems.  These systems make up the backbone of the MaineCat Statewide Library Catalog and the Interlibrary Lending system. This position is a vital component in the training, support, and organization of libraries statewide and helps manage services that impact library patrons across the state.



Typical duties of this position include, but are not limited to:


  • Serve as lead coordinator for all training, educational, and technical support management for Maine InfoNet library services.
  • Work collaboratively with Maine InfoNet staff to provide comprehensive, hands-on support for MaineCat, Minerva, SOLAR, URSUS, MARVEL! and other services, and projects as assigned, including direct technical support for rapid response to system support requests.
  • Work with member libraries to coordinate a training regimen consisting of hands-on classes, the organization of regional "expert-users/peer trainers," and collection, management and ongoing editing and updating of training materials.
  • Help coordinate, manage and attend user group meetings such as the URSUS Cataloging Department Heads Meeting and the Minerva Circulation and Cataloging Standards Committees.
  • Work with Maine InfoNet staff and member libraries to coordinate, maintain, and provide content and editorial control for aspects of the Maine InfoNet website that pertain to systems training and technical support and other online support mechanisms.
  • Act as editor and lead contributor for systems policies, procedures, documentation, and training manuals.


Because  MaineCat, Minerva, SOLAR, URSUS and MARVEL!  are all part of the evolving Maine InfoNet collaboration, it is likely that assigned duties and responsibilities will change over time.


MINUMUM QUALIFIATIONS (Entry level knowledges, skills, and /or abilities may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following coursework/training and/or experience)


Two (2) years' experience in professional library work including experience in systems or training, and a Master's Degree in Library Science -OR- an acceptable combination of civilian or military training and experience. 


Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing, training, and providing support for library automation systems or with library systems support experience.


KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (These are among the requirements to successfully perform the work assigned)

  • Detailed, in-depth experience with administration and support of library automation systems (experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium software preferred), electronic information resources and tools and web-based technologies.
  • Effective documentation, training and project management skills.
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of technical trends and developments in library automation and electronic access to information.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and workflow associated with cataloging, circulation, serials management, acquisition, and other aspects of the work of public, academic and special libraries.
  • Strong commitment to innovative, user-focused services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to create and manage web pages.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, representatives from other agencies, organizations, and schools.

BENEFITS                             Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:


Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2011.


Value of State's share of Employee's Retirement:  17.07% of pay.




Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Direct-Hire application. The application form is available on our webpage at:


Friday, January 3, 2014





Tammy Sturtevant, HR Generalist,

General Government Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04332-0074

207-624-7418 (T)

207-287-4032 (F)

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