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It is the declared policy and practice of the City of Wichita to extend equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons in all occupations and all levels of occupation without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age or disability except in cases of bona fide occupational qualifications. The City of Wichita does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.

Library Manager (Digital Services)


SALARY: $61,893.00 - $112,288.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 07/09/14

CLOSING DATE: 08/15/14 03:00 PM




Starting Pay: $61,893-$87,091 annually


Starting pay for current City employees will be determined by City of Wichita policy or applicable bargaining unit agreement.


This is professional administrative work managing the Digital Services Division of the Library. The Division is responsible for the integrated library system (currently Polaris), the library website and portal, licensing and management of all electronic and digital resources, and effective use of all social media platforms. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment.



·       Provides strategic direction for the development of the Library’s digital presence, ensuring that virtual services are effectively and appropriately integrated with onsite services.

·       Manages the daily operations of the Library’s Integrated Library System, working closely with the department’s assigned Systems Analyst to perform system administration responsibilities, develop the test database, and to coordinate training, testing and implementation of new releases and enhancements as well as the utility, integrity and security of the ILS components.

·       Serves as ILS “super user” by taking reports of problems and issues and identifying options for resolution; provides reports from ILS data to assist other division managers in determining library usage patterns for collections and facilities; monitors use of electronic and digital resources and takes a leading role in guiding customers to effective use of these products and services.

·       Coordinates the selection, evaluation, acquisition and licensing of all electronic resources.

·       Assists with developing the technical capacity of the Library’s staff so that the potential of both online and onsite services can be realized.

·       Consults with vendors and Information Technology department staff with regard to the procurement of hardware and software.

·       Works with organizations throughout the community to establish and maintain innovative technology partnerships.

·       Develops and administers disaster recovery plans related to Library information systems and identifies system critical data within the department to ensure sustained operations in accordance.

·       Keeps current on technology trends and technologies related to library application with the City’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).

·       Dependent upon assignment, position may be required to travel to different work sites throughout the workday. Those positions will require reliable personal transportation.

·       Examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed.



·       Thorough knowledge of library practices and procedures.

·       Comprehensive knowledge of integrated library systems, library-related technologies, and online computer services.

·        Knowledge of library related database systems and networks to include automated circulation systems, on-line bibliographic retrieval services and cataloging services.

·        Ability to use computer keyboard and video display monitor to develop spreadsheets, using basic mathematical and descriptive statistical operations.

·        Ability to effectively plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.

·        Ability to analyze the needs and problems of a division and to recommend measures to bring about effective changes and solutions.

·        Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other employees, representatives of other organizations, and the public.

·        Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

·        An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.



Graduation from an American Library Association accredited institution with a master's degree in library science plus five years of professional library experience including three years’ experience in library administration or supervision of professional library staff OR Bachelor’s degree in information systems field plus at least five years of related experience. Equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment will be made contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which will include drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a police records check.




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