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AJL Seeks Part-Time Consultant

The Association of Jewish Libraries is seeking a consultant who can help on a part time basis with administrative and web 2.0 tasks.
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Some sample duties would be:
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1. Create an AJL presence on appropriate social networking sites such as Twittter, LinkedIn,\nShmooze, LibraryThing, SecondLife.
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2. Establish a mechanism for the ongoing maintenance of these sites.\n3. Work with a professional web design service to enhance the AJL website.\n4. Advise officers and committee chairs on the creation and maintenance of Judaica information\nservices and resources that demonstrate AJL's knowledge and leadership.\n5. Advise the president on the creation of a system for responding quickly and effectively to\nrelevant issues raised on AJL's listserv and in other online and print media.\n6. Implement plans to promote AJL in additional ways. Some examples are: creating AJL-sponsored exhibits, either actual traveling exhibits or virtual exhibits; establishing a supportive\nadministrator's award to strengthen contacts between AJL and the Jewish community.\n7. Investigate external resources and the use of already established AJL committees to maintain\nthese activities on an ongoing basis.
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Qualifications:
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--College degree, preferably with graduate MLS degree or business-related degree
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--Extensive knowledge of and experience with libraries\n--Familiarity and skill with relevant computer applications and Web 2.0 technologies\n--Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and analytical skills
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All applications will be reviewed by a committee and the two top candidates will be asked to interview in person at the AJL Midwinter Board and Council meeting January 10-11, 2010 in New York City. AJL wil cover the expense of travel to New York.
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Please write for more information or submit resume or CV and a cover letter to Susan Dubin at ajlpresident@jewishlibraries.org

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