City of Brenham, TX
  • Library
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • $15.00 per hour (20 hours or less per week)

Summary
Responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading technology classes at the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library. In addition, the position performs computer help desk and technology help program duties for Library patrons involving computer software, applications, and related questions. It requires the ability to access, input, and retrieve data from the computer; ability to perform light to medium work; ability to teach effectively.

Pay Rate is $15.00 per hour. Not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Under the supervision of the librarian, handles weekly and monthly technology classes offered to the public;
  • Plans and organizes instruction in ways that maximizes learning, employs appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter including strategies to meet diverse patron needs;
  • Develops weekly lesson plans for approval by supervisor prior to public classes;
  • Performs help desk duties for patrons, including assisting with Thursday tech drop-in programs as needed;
  • Generates system reports from the Integrated Library System and others as needed;
  • Provides assistance in use of equipment and software to both patrons and staff;
  • Remains aware of new technologies, which have application to library operations;
  • Attends appropriate meetings, workshops, and seminars;
  • Assists the Librarian with outreach efforts including promotion of classes and programs; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This is a non-supervisory position.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma and at least 1 year of computer teaching & technology - related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge Of
Methods, practices, and equipment used in information technology; methods, practices, equipment, and software used by basic to mid-level skilled library patrons. Technology teaching practices. Microsoft Office, Smartboard software, Facebook, Instagram, basic email functions, and Google classroom.

Skill/Ability To

Ability to communicate effectively with good public speaking skills and strong presentation delivery abilities; a good leader, with a variety of teaching styles that facilitates one-on-one and group learning activities; operate and teach Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; operate Adobe Acrobat Reader; operate and teach Smartboard software; prepare basic but concise weekly teaching plan; perform basic and complex mathematical calculations; read and interpret manuals, policies and procedures; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; type and enter data efficiently, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Texas driver's license.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to operate office equipment, including telephone and computer keyboard, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk; and the employee may be required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 30 pounds, such as equipment and supplies/materials. The employee may be required to crouch, kneel, crawl, push, or pull wiring, and/or equipment. The employee may be required to use a ladder to access work areas. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee frequently faces difficult and stressful situations. The employee has frequent contact with the public and other employees within the assigned department. Interactions often involve sensitive or difficult issues that require persuasion and negotiation. The employee is constantly required to change tasks frequently and to perform tedious exacting work. The employee is frequently required to work under time pressures to meet deadlines, to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and to work closely with others. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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