Volunteer with us: The ILN is looking for a social media coordinator

social JD HancockWe’ve had some great success with sharing the responsibility for promoting the ILN with our Country Coordinator network and we’d now like to expand our group of volunteers by bringing a Social Media Coordinator into our team.

The ILN social media coordinator will be responsible for managing the ILN social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The coordinator will have a good understanding of effective methods for using these social media tools to communicate with current and potential participants and be able to work as a part of the wider ILN coordinator team.  The social media coordinator is also expected to contribute content to the website and online discussions.

The social media coordinator is expected to:

  • Manage communication via the ILN’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Attract social media engagement and recruit program participants by using the social media accounts effectively and engagingly to showcase ILN content and other library and information news.
  • Act as a point of contact for participants and potential participants via social media, providing advice about the program and referring queries to the program and country coordinators when appropriate.
  • Liaise with the program coordinators on a weekly basis (or more often as needed)
  • Contribute to online discussion topics on social media and the ILN blog
  • Write a guest blog post about professional issues once per round
  • Abide by the ILN’s social media policy and code of conduct
  • Other duties as negotiated

We think the average time demand per day would be about 1/2 hour.

Does this sound like you so far? Then read on!

The interested person should:

  • Have a working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and a sound understanding how to use each of these tools effectively to maximise engagement.
  • Have an active interest in professional development within the library sector
  • Maintain an awareness of news, current events and emerging developments within the library sector
  • Be familiar with library and information community networks on social media
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be comfortable using new communication technologies as they develop

How to apply

Send an expression of interest (EOI) to contact@interlibnet.org. The EOI should include:

  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume including details of any relevant professional experience or volunteering work.
  • A statement (up to 300 words) on what you hope to bring to the position.
  • Links to your personal or professional social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
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