Labs Manager-DC Public Library, Martin Luther King Library
The Labs at DC Public Library is comprised of three Labs: The Fab Lab, a makerspace offering classes, programming and reservations for emerging technologies and more established equipment; The Studio Lab, where Library customers can learn and reserve time with audiovisual technology and equipment for audio and video recording, editing and more; and The Memory Lab, a personal digital archiving space where residents can convert and preserve content on obsolete or near-obsolete formats. Labs staff not only provide classes for the public, but also supply training and best practices in STEM/STEAM and audiovisual instruction for library staff system-wide.
Serves as the Library’s lead specialist and advocate on maker and audiovisual technologies, and as an advisor and resource on maker and studio spaces to library staff and stakeholders. Makes recommendations regarding kinds and levels of services needed to better serve target populations. Together with the Labs at DC Public Library staff, conceptualizes, plans, and carries out services and projects for the Library system relating to maker and audiovisual technologies. Promotes the use of Labs equipment and programming, advising customers of appropriate services, and involving the library in local and national maker networks. Leverages and collaborates with local network to provide library services to District residents of all ages. Analyzes department workflows and develops process improvements in services, including instructional and learning pathways for Labs services. In collaboration with colleagues, implements a training plan to educate all library staff on basic services offered in the Labs, and opportunities for similar, appropriate services at other locations. Works as part of the Central Library leadership team to ensure smooth operations of the facility and a positive customer experience throughout the building. Fulfills other Supervisory Librarian duties and responsibilities.
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or other related field. Five years experience providing direct public service in a library or educational setting including three years’ experience. Facilitating and leading trainings on emerging, maker and/or audiovisual technologies. Developing services and programs, including working with community partners, such as schools, nonprofits and other government agencies. Designing and implementing improvements to processes, services, programs and initiatives. Experience supervising staff and creating a positive and productive department culture. Knowledge, experience and familiarity with instructional design.
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