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ALA: Program Officer/Web Editor

American Library Association

The Public Programs Office of the American Library Association seeks a Program Officer/Web Editor. Reporting to the Director of the Public Programs Office, this position has two main responsibilities: 1) Web product development - to conceptualize new products and services appropriate for distance delivery using vehicles such as the Web, to develop plans for and implement these new programs, and to work with members in developing viable new ideas; and 2) Editorial - to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Online Resource Center for Cultural Programming as well as the Public Programs Office website. In addition, the position is responsible for development and management of budgets and contracts related to the Online Resource Center and Web products and services. The successful candidate for this position will posses a strong awareness of the purpose, role, professional needs and expected outcomes for cultural programming in libraries in order to develop training and program support materials to be used in print and online formats by librarians.

Requirements: 3-5years of strong Web technology and/or writing and editing experience. Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with advanced training or degree highly desirable. Must posses a working knowledge of Web and computer technology to conceptualize, implement, and deliver new products and services. In addition, must have demonstrated experience with creative applications of innovative technologies for teaching and learning; a record of involvement in recommending, developing, and implementing programs. Prior experience in an arts or library environment, writing, and/or editing for publication is a definite plus. This position requires attention to detail, flexibility, good judgment, maturity, collaborative nature, sensitivity to deadlines, accuracy. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are also necessary.

Hiring salary range from low forties. Interested candidates should forward their resume and letter of application including salary history to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Dept.
Ref. ProgOfficerWebEdit
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

fax: 312/944-6763

Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are invited from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.

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