Digital Literacy Educator

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Ammon Young, Library Director, at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis between March 19th-April 30th, 2024.

The Digital Literacy Educator will report to the Library Director of the Bloomsburg Public Library and will work with public libraries in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties to offer community members free access to digital skills training related to but not limited to job searches, device knowledge, Internet searches, digital information access, and basic applications from Google and Microsoft.


  • Work with participating libraries and partnering organizations to host classes and other educational opportunities on specified digital literacy topics on location and/or remotely.
  • Work with participating library and partner organization staff to determine subject matter, time and location for classes. Subject matter may include but is not limited to: basics of how to use a device, how to set up and use an email account, the importance of cybersecurity, basics of various virtual learning tools such as Zoom, how to compose emails and build a resume, searching and applying for jobs online, using digital information resources, and the basics of Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Develop asynchronous learning opportunities.
  • Work with other local nonprofits to bring programming to constituents.
  • In addition to group instruction, schedule appointments with individual residents at participating libraries and partnering organizations for one-on-one instruction, in-person or remotely.
  • Develop marketing materials to be available at every participating library and distributed to community centers across the five-county region.


  • A bachelor’s degree in related IT/communications/education field, an MLIS degree, or other technology education related degree is required. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • High degree of comfort and experience using a wide variety of technology, i.e. laptops, tablets, e-Readers, mobile devices, and more.
  • Patience and a desire to help others.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and demonstrated time management skills
  • Ability to train and teach digital skills to the public in both one-on-one and group settings.
  • Ability to communicate technical terminology on a non-technical level.
  • Ability and initiative to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use personal judgment to effectively problem solve.
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with the public and other staff members politely and with respect.
  • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish.
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is essential.
  • Must have a personal vehicle that is available for job-related travel.
  • Clearances required are the FBI Background Check, and Pennsylvania Act 34 and Act 151 Child Abuse Clearances.
  • The position is a required Mandated Reporter for suspected child abuse and as such is required to complete necessary training.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear at a conversational level, use hands to handle objects, stand or sit for long periods of time, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Generally, duties are performed in a climate-controlled environment. Travel to partnering libraries and organizations is a necessity.

Salary and Benefits
The position is grant-funded for one year with the possibility of additional funding to extend the position for additional years. The expected annual salary range is $42,000-$45,000 with healthcare benefits and the option for a Simple IRA retirement benefit. Mileage will be reimbursed at the IRS rate. Work space is provided in the Technology Studio at the Bloomsburg Public Library with the possibility of working from home occasionally with permission from the supervisor.

The Bloomsburg Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, parental status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factor.