Info Pathfinder Job at Musser PL

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Nice site! Caught their ad in the January AL for an "Info Pathfinder."

Here's the ad, grabbed from ALA (huge URL link to it here):

INFO PATHFINDER, Musser Public Library, Muscatine, Iowa. New position. Join an energetic, enterprising, and friendly staff in a great community. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative thinker to guide, lead, and direct our information commons. We are looking for a librarian with a passion and understanding for community work, highly creative and knowledgeable, who has ideas to help shape a new information commons. As we plan for a new library facility, we recognize that our reference service has changed in response to Internet and other online usage. Our vision for an information commons includes a quick answer center where computer technology mixes easily with a human face in a creative way. Our info pathfinder will maintain a ready reference print collection but will also work as an online navigator, helping patrons with computer applications in their quest for information. The position will provide one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff. Of special interest to us is how this service might be marketed within the community. Accordingly, the info pathfinder will help initiate, develop, and implement an ongoing program of outreach activities to stimulate use of the library's information resources. To accomplish this, this position will develop interactive relationships and coordinate library programs and services with community-based organizations. REQUIRED: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program; experience in customer and reference service; demonstrated interest in community library work and willingness to develop strong, interactive community relationships; good judgment; dependability; tact; and courtesy.

What a cool job! I love the bit about "computer technology mixing with a human face." This is forward thinking! Well done Musser PL!

Posted: Fri - January 9, 2004 at 03:47 PM