Digital Services Librarian

August 27, 2023
Olathe, KS
Job Type


Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Hiring Salary Range: $55,000 to $69,600 annually, depending on qualifications

Are you a forward-thinking librarian eager to redefine the way libraries serve their communities? Join us as a Digital Services Librarian and you'll curate, innovate, and lead the evolution of our virtual library space, ensuring that patrons can access a wealth of online resources seamlessly. Your expertise will bridge the gap between traditional library services and modern digital needs, shaping an engaging and dynamic online library experience. If you're passionate about empowering users through technology, envisioning new possibilities, and crafting a library for the digital age, we invite you to embark on this journey of innovation with us.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

The Digital Services Librarian will oversee the library website and ensure content is current, participate in the design and maintenance of the library catalog interface, provide staff training in electronic resources, and troubleshoot issues. The person in this position will provide leadership and expertise related to user experience for library customers and staff. This position will select and manage local eResource subscriptions and will serve as the Olathe Public Library liaison to the Johnson County Library for the purchase, implementation and troubleshooting of joint eResources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the content creation and maintenance for the library website and intranet.
  • Serves as the OPL representative to the catalog vendor. Assists with troubleshooting customer issues.
  • Troubleshoots electronic resources and assists customers and staff with access issues.
  • Serves as the OPL lead on the Database Advisory Team, a joint committee with the Johnson County Library to purchase electronic resources collaboratively.
  • Communicates new resources, updates, and issues to staff so they are equipped to answer customer questions. Coordinates staff training on electronic resources, including databases, eBooks and other web-based services.
  • Develops and presents statistical reports on the use of electronic resources and the web environment.
  • Accepts responsibility as person in charge of the building. These responsibilities include being part of the rotation to cover evening and weekend shifts.


Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Experience: A minimum of three years of professional library experience and experience managing and maintaining websites is required. Preference is given to candidates with public library experience, experience with the Sirsi library information system, three or more years of experience managing electronic resources, a demonstrated ability to work with the public, and experience in the user experience.

Education: A master's degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited school is required.

Licenses & Certifications: None

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