ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Supervises the activities of assigned staff. Writes and conducts performance evaluations.
- Schedules employees, assigns work and monitors its progress. Guides and develops employees in the accomplishment of duties.
- Provides administrative and technical direction to Library staff.
- Proposes and monitors staffing requirements and the hiring and training of qualified personnel.
- Plans, organizes and directs the work of the adult reference and business services, electronic resources, public relations. Selection and purchase of books, tapes, videos, CD’s, youth services, outreach and/or circulation activities for the City’s library program.
- Plans, develops and manages projects in the building and at outreach sites to include budget development, staff and volunteer personnel allocation and recruitment and implementation.
- Writes grants for projects to enhance library services.
- Stays abreast of changes and trends in the field by reading professional literature, attending conferences and workshops.
- Performs original cataloging of library materials. Maintains quality control of the bibliographic and user databases.
- Sets and oversees division goals. Establishes division policies, procedures and programs.
- Responds to research requests from the public, city departments and outside agencies using print and electronic resources.
- Instructs the public in the use of the Internet, print and electronic resources.
- Performs administrative duties to include compiling statistics on activities and trends, preparing schedules, time sheets and leave forms and purchasing supplies.
- Conducts operational service delivery studies. Prepare reports of findings and recommends methods for improving operational effectiveness.
- Prepares project status reports, financial reports, and budget reports to keep management informed of Library operations.
- Administers library software or database.
- Knowledge of resources within the community.
- Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.
- Knowledge of program management techniques.
- Knowledge of principles and techniques of management, supervision, and budgeting.
- Knowledge of library principles and practices.
- Knowledge of current trends in the field of library science.
- Knowledge of volunteer service programs.
- Skill in applying library science principles to maintain library cataloguing, bibliography and reference materials.
- Skill in conducting reference research.
- Skills in using print reference materials and the Internet for research.
- Skill in using computers and software applications such as library related software, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
- Skill in analyzing and evaluating information accurately, and in expressing ideas clearly, when providing oral or written reports and recommendations.
- Skill in supervising the work of staff.
- Skill in using general office equipment such as computers, fax, copier, calculator, and phone.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program and five (5) years experience working as a Librarian, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Last Revision date: October 2001