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Communications Manager

Posted by: Cobb County Public Library

Posted date: 2017-Aug-24

Location: Cobb County Public Library

Oversee comprehensive Virtual Services that includes virtual library service, library web page, mobile service and social media.

Creates and maintains sustainable, cost-effective technology programs and services.

Responsible for and maintains Cobb County Public Library System's web site.

Provides leadership in development of virtual and information technology initiatives and web-based services.

Knowledge of and experience in web design and publishing including command of HTML authoring, Java Script, CSS, comfortable using command line Interfaces, site management and assessment tools.

Possess advanced technological literacy skills.

Ability to identify, assess, and implement emerging trends and technologies.

Maintains current knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments affecting library services to ensure application to areas of responsibility.

Oversee outreach services for Cobb County Public Library System.

Manages the work output of two professional librarians (Virtual Services and Outreach).

Researches and develops marketing communication plans including determining audience and implementing plan in various platforms.

Performs personnel management functions, e.g., interview, selection, hiring, employee development, disciplinary action, monitoring and providing training, recommending promotion, performance evaluations.

Receives and responds to requests, complaints, concerns and general inquires from the public and patrons that are escalated and unable to be resolved through staff under charge; provides solution accordingly.

Provides professional librarian services to patrons and other interested entities as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Title Communications Manager
Start Date 9/1/2017
Library/Institution Name Cobb County Public Library
Salary $51,292.80 to $81,910.40 per year
Certification Required? No
City Marietta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Public Administration or related field; supplemented by five years progressively knowledgeable and skilled experience in a public communications capacity providing broad exposure and practical experience in a broad array of multi-media communication forums, with demonstrated written and verbal language skills; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Application Instructions Please apply at: and click on Job Opportunities
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Special Notes Prefer a Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school; supplemented by three years of progressively knowledgeable and skilled experience as a professional Librarian in management of a specialized centralized library function that provides broad knowledge of system-wide policies, procedures, and operations.

State of Georgia Librarian Certification if candidate has MLS.

Understanding of LAMP Stack and knowledge of DRUPAL.

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