NATURE OF WORK:
This is advanced professional library work with supervisory and managerial responsibility in a variety of library operations. Employees in this class are responsible for overseeing the operations of a specialized library department or library facility. Responsibilities include supervising staff, implementing collection development policy, providing staff development and training and performing a variety of administrative duties. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional, Para-professional, technical and clerical staff engaged in various phases of library operations. General supervision is received from a higher level librarian who reviews work for achievement of desired goals and objectives.
Serves as manager and exercises responsibility for all operational aspects of a library facility; assumes responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of library facility and grounds in order to assure the safety of staff and public. Serves as librarian-in-charge in the absence of the branch manager. Serves as manager of a specialized library department. Oversees the selection of materials and public services for assigned areas of responsibility. Performs and coordinates outreach services to the library community to promote community awareness of library services and programs. Provides development and training of professional and Para-professional staff; facilitates basic library services instructions to the public. Keeps supervisors informed of pertinent issues relating to the work site. Makes recommendations regarding hiring and discipline; authorizes leave and recommends overtime; evaluates and rates employee performance. Designs and implements short and long-term goals and objectives for the assigned area of responsibility; provides input to administrators and supervisors for division and departmental goal setting; maintains awareness of current library trends and issues. Performs related lower level work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials, and practices. Thorough knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research. Thorough knowledge of information resources. Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Considerable knowledge of customer service and public relations principles and techniques. Considerable knowledge of library department policies and procedures. Ability to make independent decisions concerning personnel, facility or patron problems. Ability to analyze administrative library problems, make recommendations for their solution and carry out the recommendations. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of a group of professional, Para-professional and support staff. Ability to interpret library policies, objectives and services to staff, public officials and the public in a positive manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, employees, and supervisors. Ability to develop innovative programs for the library system. Ability to maintain fiscal and administrative records and prepare reports. Ability to effectively express ideas and information, verbally, and in writing. Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform assigned duties.
Masters in Library Science degree from an ALA accredited or approved graduate school. Two years of professional level library experience is required. Must be able to work nights and weekends.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Applicants interested in the above-mentioned position must apply at www.miamidade.gov/jobs using job opening number 57642 on or before the closing date.