NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced library management work for the Miami-Dade Public Library System.
Employees in this class are responsible for direction, supervision, and effective operation of a major division of the library system. Responsibilities include supervising librarian-in-charge of smaller divisions or branches, providing quality library services to the public, assessing needs to improve services, and planning new branches. Incumbents may be assigned to diversified library functions which may include managing the main library facility, directing systemwide technical processes, coordinating children's and youth services, coordinating central reserve system, conducting community outreach, or soliciting from grant funding sources and managing grant funded projects. Considerable independent judgement is exercised in carrying out assigned duties. Supervision may be exercised over a small or extensive staff of subordinates engaged in various phases of library operations. General supervision is received from an administrative superior who holds the incumbent responsible for the effective management of assigned responsibilities.
Directs the activities of librarians-in-charge of smaller divisions or of branches; provides guidance on long and short-term goal setting, daily operations, and services to the public; serves as a member of the departmental administrative team.
Assures efficient and effective organization and operation of branches, divisions, or departments to provide quality services to the public.
Prepares bibliographies, reading lists, and technical articles for publication; keeps abreast of current library trends and issues through professional literature, workshops, and professional affiliations.
Designs and implements surveys, and evaluates statistics and studies to determine the needs for improved library services; creates linkages with community groups serving target populations.
Plans budgetary expenditures; prepares reports and statistical information; supports library collection development; develops methods of efficient ordering, verification, and payment for library items.
Coordinates and directs system wide technical processes department, including acquisition, cataloging, processing, and distribution of library materials.
Coordinates children's and youth services systemwide, including book and materials selection, program planning, and evaluation and personnel development.
Coordinates central reserve system, evaluates efficiency and makes revisions to assure improved services
Coordinates and directs systemwide adult services outreach to underserved citizens, with an emphasis on multicultural and immigrant populations.
Plans, coordinates, and implements major federal, state, and local grant projects targeting underserved citizens, with an emphasis on multicultural and immigrant populations.
Performs related work as required
KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and practices.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library administration.
Thorough knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research.
Thorough knowledge of bibliographic materials and reader interest levels.
Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Considerable knowledge of departmental administrative policies and procedures.
Knowledge of grant preparation and administration.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, and support staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to community groups, public officials, and library patrons.
Ability to develop innovative programs for the library system.
Ability to visualize library systems needs and recommend policies, procedures, and methods to assure that needs are met.
Ability to express ideas and information clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
Master's degree in Library Science or related program from an ALA accredited graduate school. A minimum of three to six years of progressively responsible library experience.
This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Library's physical and digital materials collection for a 50-branch public library system serving approximately 2.5 million residents of wide-ranging informational needs in multiple languages and library material formats. The incumbent will also serve a critical role in planning and developing an annual service plan for the allocation of the department's materials budget, developing sound collection development policies and procedures, planning and developing efficient workflows and ordering processes, and implementing goals and objectives in furtherance of the departmental Strategic Plan.
The incumbent oversees professional staff responsible for acquisitions, selection, cataloging, and vendor contract management and monitoring, but is also responsible for effective coordination and teamwork with other departmental divisions, including Information Technology, Budget & Finance, Procurement, and Library staff throughout the library branches.
This entails the application of analytical skills in statistical and data reporting/monitoring, use of Integrated Library Systems, library material usage in all formats, evaluation and selection of research and learning databases and subscription educational products, ongoing evaluation of services and products, and material ordering. Other responsibilities include maintaining and managing relationships and contract/renewal negotiations with vendors, monitoring trends and issues in the library industry, and evaluating current and future technologies and products that enable increased staff productivity and increase access to library materials that create great customer experiences.
Physical address where the job position is located.
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