NATURE OF WORK
This is supervisory level professional library work in a variety of phases of library operations. Employees in this class are responsible for the application of professional library principles and practices to various assignments in library operations. Responsibilities include assisting the Library Director with Library Department operations, administration of a system-wide library program or Main Library department, assisting the public, and collection development. Exercises direct supervision over lower level Librarians and assigned support staff.
Formulates goals, plans, policies, and procedures of a major unit of the library administration or public service area.
Participates in budget planning, grant writing, and annual and long-range planning for the Library Division.
Supervises staff, and schedules and coordinates all work within a major unit of library administration or public service area.
Trains paraprofessional, clerical, and technical employees and volunteers.
Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline and promotion of subordinates; authorizes leave and overtime; evaluates and rates employee performance.
Performs complex reference activities including researching and providing patrons with documented answers to reference questions; instructs patrons in the use of bibliographic and electronic resources; assists patrons in the selection of library materials: performs specialized library programming; processes reserves and interlibrary loan requests.
Analyzes collection development needs, oversees the selection and de-selection of materials, prepares bibliographies and web page content, and provides reader’s advisory and reference services for assigned areas of responsibility.
Ensures an excellent level of service in the Library Division and resolves patron problems concerning library or City policies.
Responsible for library operations, including opening and closing procedures.
Maintains statistics and fiscal and administrative records.
Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature, and attending workshops, conferences and courses.
Performs related work as required
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials, and practices.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct all work within a major unit of library administration or public service area.
Ability to analyze Library use and trends as well as community interests and needs to plan and provide appropriate library services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working, advisory, and consulting relationships with fellow employees and the public.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; and commitment to service.
Graduation from an ALA accredited graduate school with a Master of Library Science degree; AND
Two years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience in a library setting.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Please email your resume to Ms. Theresa Cuba at firstname.lastname@example.org