The purpose of this classification is to support the Library's purpose by acting as the Assistant to a Department Head/Librarian, Supervisor, or higher, in supervising and directing professional library services. Employees in this classification ensure that patrons' informational and recreational needs are met; plan and execute services; and assist in the supervision of exempt and non-exempt Library staff.
This position will be under the direct supervision of the Assistant Library Director. The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Provides overall supervision of the division in the absence of the Department Head. Supervises day-to-day functions of the division. Responsible for the operation of the Library; and supervision of all Library staff in the evenings and on weekends when other supervisory staff are absent. Reviews professional journals; selects items with relevance to the community; reviews and maintains familiarity with various formats; keeps materials current; assesses collections for weak areas; creates and updates standing order plans with various vendors; negotiates pricing. Provides service in assigned area; conducts interviews; assists in using materials; provides instruction in use of circulation system and databases; teaches patrons how to evaluate resources; maintains statistics. Weeds collections; assesses collection to determine if current and relevant; makes recommendations to move or remove resources; assesses damaged materials; determines branch location and quantities for newly purchased resources; makes location changes for improved circulation of materials. Coordinates system-wide library programming; finds and negotiates with outside presenters for library programs; plans and presents Library programming; plans age-appropriate programs; writes grants and reports; researches program ideas; creates reading lists and digital pathfinders for all ages. Provides oversight and maintenance of all social media and digital marketing efforts and enhancements to the library website; maintains currency of library website. Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, and trains staff; assists in goal setting and follow-up; creates schedules and master calendar. Keeps Department Head informed of new or unusual activities in the Division. Develops, revises, and teaches staff training classes on various subjects; develops, revises, and teaches classes to patrons at county libraries on various topics. Assists the Department Head with the formulation and implementation of divisional policies and procedures. Evaluates and re-directs services; writes and suggests policies and procedures. Writes articles on various topics. Represents the County and Library in the community; speaks to groups; designs promotional materials for services and programs. Keeps abreast of library trends and developments by reading a variety of professional journals, and attending conferences, workshops, and seminars. Attends and conducts meetings. Operates a computer, copier, telephone, microfilm reader, opaque projector, facsimile machine, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Assists in cataloging; packs books for book sale and transfer to new locations. Assists with inter-library loans. Answers the telephone. Sets up meeting room for classes, meetings, etc.; sets up computer equipment/projector in meeting room for various functions. Ensures cleanliness of Library areas. Explains technical records. Performs other related duties as required. The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs. In the event of a declared state of emergency, employees in this classification may be called to work during days or hours other than those for which they are regularly scheduled.
Master's degree in Library Science; one year of experience in library work in Acquisitions, Children's, Reference, Circulation, Programming, Marketing or Technical Services; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Prior marketing and programming experience preferred. Fingerprinting required.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Applications must be submitted on-line at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/collier
Collier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug-Free Workplace. Veterans and their spouses may receive preferential treatment.