Technology Consultant (KS)


Reports to: Director 

FLSA Status: Exempt Salaried 

Expected Hiring Range: $55,000 - $59,500 

Essential Functions 

  1. Provide consulting and coaching for SEKLS member libraries on library technology matters and the improvement of library service. 
  2. Lead the Technology Services Department, including the supervision and coordination of tech support work priorities in a ticketing system. 
  3. In coordination with SEKLS staff, plan for and conduct workshops for member libraries, as appropriate. 
  4. Provide technology support and training to SEKLS member libraries and SEKLS staff. 
  5. Research and share knowledge of and interest in new and emerging technology applications, services, devices, and trends in libraries. 
  6. Coordinate oversight, maintenance, and development of System and member library websites and domains associated with the My Kansas Libraries on the Web program and provide technology-related social media content. 
  7. Write meaningful and original content for the SEKLS newsletter. 8. Evaluate and communicate technology recommendations and source equipment and technology solutions for SEKLS and member libraries. Assist with purchasing as needed. 
  8. Assist the Director and SEKLS staff with planning and implementing the System’s strategic goals and initiatives. 
  9. 10.Serve on the SEKLS Koha team and other panels and committees as needed. 11. Actively work with staff from the State Library, the other regional library systems, and elsewhere on technology-related projects. 
  10. 12.Perform other duties, as required. 


  1. Considerable experience with information technology (IT), including with multiple online services and digital platforms for collaboration and communication.
  2. MLS from an accredited program or comparable combination of education and experience in libraries.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Substantial experience in technology-related library services and management, preferably including public library or consortia experience. 
  • Familiarity with libraries, including their organization, governance, funding, and administration. 
  • Knowledge of and interest in a broad range of computer technology, telecommunications and Internet applications. 
  • Experience supporting hardware, software, and networks, including technologies such as: DNS, GSuite, Microsoft Office365, Zoom, and WordPress.
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and follow through on events, programs, and projects.
  • Experience in presenting, training, and group facilitation is required.
  • Ability to exercise considerable independent judgment to carry out assignments that have significant impact on services or programs. 
  • Ability to establish positive, effective, friendly, and professional relationships with co-workers and member library staff. 
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with elected and appointed officials, member library staff and volunteers, business contacts, and the general public.
  • Ability to express thoughts, ideas, and recommendations clearly, both orally and in writing, and to utilize proper channels of communication. 
  • Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity.
  • Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of the organization.
  • Ability to operate a vehicle and hold a valid personal driver’s license is required.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred. 

Physical Requirements 

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, balance, and sit.
  • Regularly required to talk and/or hear; use hands to operate objects, tools, and controls; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • Vision and hearing at or correctable to “normal ranges.” 
  • Ability to work under stress from deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions. 
  • Ability to view a computer monitor and/or operate a keyboard for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to operate computers with high proficiency using library software, word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing software, and the Internet.
  • Ability to travel to visit libraries and attend meetings throughout Southeast Kansas and beyond. 
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this position.

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