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Library Administration

Position type


Library Location

Old Worthington Library

Designated Position Hours

37 hours per week

Annualized Salary

$53,968.00 (minimum)


Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Evenings as needed

Position Profile

What do cherries, icing and a top-notch trainer have in common? They all make something great even better. We’re looking for someone to guide our amazing team to the next level, offering instruction to ensure team members' success and a terrific library experience for patrons. As a trainer, you’ll be part of a hard-working, fun-loving group that jokes about our unofficial motto: “Teamwork makes the dream work!” In this position, you’ll shape the development of new staff by conducting introductory trainings and leading our mentor team. You’ll also lead workshops for current staff. Our award-winning library has been an important part of the community since its founding in 1803, and we’re proud to combine traditional library services with the innovative. What do we offer? Lots of food and fun, plus a supportive culture that includes development opportunities and team-based projects. Join us as we work together to be the library our patrons deserve!

In a Nutshell

Under general supervision, the Trainer is responsible for developing and conducting staff training opportunities and serves as internal consultant on training issues.

The Nitty Gritty

  1. Leads the Mentor and Training Teams
  2. Coordinates and monitors completion of the library’s talent development plan
  3. Conducts needs assessments, evaluates the effectiveness of and develops and implements improvements in the talent development plan
  4. Conducts staff training and orientation and schedules presenters
  5. Develops and updates orientation and training checklists, manuals, and quick guides
  6. Configures and maintains the online course management system, and prepares reports
  7. Creates and edits online courses for Worthington Libraries University
  8. Provides training to staff and the public on new technology and services
  9. Identifies and coordinates external professional development opportunities for staff
  10. Serves as internal consultant on staff development issues
  11. Performs duties of Librarian, Library Associate and Circulation Assistant, as needed

Required experience

Education, Training and/or Experience
  1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school, and
  2. A minimum of two (2) years of professional library experience in positions with progressive levels of responsibility, and
  3. A minimum of one year of experience with and significant interest in office software, Internet applications, and emerging technologies, and
  4. Experience in various methods of training

Required skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
  1. Ability to train “non-technical” persons in the effective use of on-line network systems, software and hardware
  2. Ability to lead a team and manage projects effectively and efficiently
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records
  4. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail
  5. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  6. Ability to arrange items in alphanumeric and/or subject order