Maker Lab & STEM Librarian – Monroeville Public Library

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Job Title: Maker Lab & STEM Librarian

Department: Library

Reports to: Library Director


Job Terms:

  • Daylight, M-F, some evening and weekends when necessary
  • Salaried Employee
  • At will non-union


Compensation: $35,000 salary, excellent health, vision, and dental benefits, retirement plan, paid time off.

Job Status: Full-Time (40 Hours/ week)


Job Summary:

Plans, organizes, implements, and instructs on the use of innovative technologies inside the library’s Maker

Lab and outside in the community.


Essential Duties:

  • Maintains and develops the Library’s Maker Lab – both the physical space and the programmatic elements.
  • Develops, coordinates, and teaches classes and open sessions for different types of technologies (including but not limited to: 3D scanning and printing, laser cutting, robotics, circuitry, and computer programming).
  • Locates, organizes, and schedules classes with local artisans, scientists, and engineers to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programming to the
  • Organizes and provides STEAM programming outreach to community
  • Trains staff in new technology for use in the Maker


Peripheral Duties:

  • Promotes use of the Maker Lab in the community – as well as providing general advocacy for the library.
  • Creates guides to help patrons and staff in technology
  • Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies that the library needs in order to meet the needs of the
  • Provides oversight in website updates and
  • Attends conferences and workshops to increase knowledge
  • Organizes special
  • Coordinates with all departments to plan programs, events, and services that benefit the community as a


Essential Knowledge, Skill & Ability:

  • Knowledge of the operation of a library
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, including hardware, software, and current development trends.
  • Ability to apply this knowledge to this Library’s operation.
  • Knowledge of emerging information technologies and their effect on the Library’s operations and


  • Knowledge of and interest in STEAM
  • Ability to continuously investigate and learn new
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to a wide variety of community
  • Ability to plan, direct, manage, and adapt information technologies to the needs of this
  • Ability to provide clear instructions on the use of technology both verbally and in
  • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with colleagues and members of the


Tools and Equipment Used:

Computer network with Internet access

Maker Lab Equipment includes, but is not limited to: Glowforge Laser Cutter, 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, Little Bits, Makey Makeys, Raspberry Pi, Finch Robots, Dash Robots, Ozobots, Lego WeDos, Puzzlets, Drill Press, Adobe Create Suite, Brother Sewing Machines, Silhouette Cutter, Jewelry Kiln and Tools, and Circuitry.


Required Education:

MLIS or MLS preferred. Degrees in Education, Technology, or a related field will also be considered.


Preferred Experience:

Two years in a public or school library or in another instructional capacity.


Necessary Special Requirements:

Monroeville residency required within one year.


Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Duties are performed indoors in office environment. Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to do math at the algebraic level. Reading materials and verbal instructions require complex interpretation. Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans. The noise level is usually moderate. Must be able to provide own transportation to outreach programming, work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.


Selection Guidelines:

Resume, references, and salary history followed by formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview(s) and reference/background check; related tests may be required.


The duties listed above are intended only as administration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the positions.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the need of the employer and the requirements of the job change.