JOB: Digital Literacy Specialist, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa

Please see the full job specifications for full details about this position.

Under general direction, develops programs to fulfill the technology learning needs of communities served; provides public-access digital literacy services through the Library’s drop in media centers and pop-up Makerspaces, organized learning opportunities and/or individual coaching; and performs related work as required.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of digital literacy initiatives and programs to enhance information technology use and proficiency in communities served.
  • Provides a framework for assisting the public in accessing, analyzing, evaluating, and participating in various electronic and media resources.
  • Cultivates and maintains working relationships to build a network of digital inclusion stakeholders who might also assist with implementing unique and engaging programming for Library users and the public.
  • Develops programs to assist in meeting the public’s technology learning needs and to enrich the public’s access to digital information.
  • Provides one-on-one guidance and support to library customers pursuing individualized design and technology projects.
  • May manage drop in media centers and provide hands on training using computer lab/studio resources.


Education and Experience: Graduation from a college or accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Information Technology, or equivalent related education AND at least two (2) years of experience developing and implementing digital literacy curriculum and programs and/or teaching technology skills to adults and/or teens. Experience with providing services in multiple service outlets, in a multicultural environment, and working with volunteers is highly desirable. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with digital sound and video editing software and applications, such as GarageBand and/or Final Cut Pro, and with digital production hardware, including video cameras, lighting, and sound mastering equipment, is highly preferred.


Knowledge of:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in community-based programs, including program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Digital literacy programming and best practices.
  • Teaching or instruction related to technology for people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Basic hardware and software operating principles and basic troubleshooting for computer systems to isolate problems.

Ability to:

  • Operate digital video and sound production hardware, including video cameras, lighting, and sound integration/mastering equipment.
  • Develop programs that prepare us for the future of educating the public in digital literacy and are strategic for replication.
  • Set-up and configure technology equipment and accompanying software.
  • Operate modern office equipment, including library computer system and equipment, copiers, printers, and software programs; access, retrieve, enter, and update information using a computer workstation.

SALARY RANGES: $66,123.20 to $82,555.20 annually plus benefits

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to to apply. Applications must be submitted by the final filing date.

The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).


Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer