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Class Title: Library Director Department: Library Date: March 21, 2019 Salary Range:$44,000 - $69,000
Performs a variety of administrative and supervisory work and complex clerical work in planning, organizing and implementing the programs and services of the library system.
Works under the supervision of the Assistant City Manager.
Exercises supervision over librarians and other support staff, part-time, contracted or seasonal personnel either directly or through subordinate supervisors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages and supervises library operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed. Provides professional advice on library issues to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public. Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public. Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time. Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures. Serves as Curator of the Archives – acquires and catalogs collections, maintains material and indexing system. Oversees the selection and general collection of books and other items contained in the library; review major selection tools; approves library purchase orders; reviews books, periodicals and collections which are outdated or not used, and coordinates removal and disposition.
Oversees inter-library loans and in-house reference work. Assures that library facilities and equipment are maintained properly, and coordinates maintenance and repair functions. Coordinates the library program with other programs, other city departments, and outside organizations such as the school district, historical society and various community-based groups. Reviews program areas, implements changes or new programs to meet library needs of the community; develops, maintains and implements a library master plan. Promotes interest in library programs through publicity, program brochures, cooperation with various community groups, and public contacts; speaks before citizens groups, students and other business and civic organizations. Assists in the preparation and administers budget for all areas under library department. Prepares a variety of reports and maintains necessary operating records. Supervises the control of, and is responsible for, all materials and supplies used in the maintenance, construction and repair of the library facilities. Answers letters of inquiry and talks with patrons; addresses public and civic organizations which will inform the public of policies, procedures and the availability of facilities for public use.
Preferred Education and Experience: (A) Master’s Degree in library science or a closely related field, and
(B) Three years of progressively responsible experience in library operations, including two years in a supervisory capacity, or
(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum Education and Experience: (A) Bachelor’s Degree in library science, liberal arts, public administration or a closely related field, and (B) Two years of progressively responsible experience in library operations, or supervisory experience in a related field, or
(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (A) Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs; Thorough knowledge of library collection classification and selection techniques; Considerable knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive library system; Considerable knowledge of community library needs and resources; Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision.
(B) Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.
(C) Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement a comprehensive library system; Ability to coordinate, analyze, and utilize a variety of reports and records; Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, and the public.
Valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Library computer system; Personal computer, including word processing and data base management software; calculator; copy and fax machine; phone; automobile.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
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