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.
- Determines community needs and desires for books and other library materials related to program area of responsibility. Allocates resources accordingly.
- Selects books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials to meet program goals.
- Monitors program budget.
- Leads collection development team in the process of acquiring and delivering library materials and services.
- Meets with vendors and sales representatives. Selects vendors based on ability to meet library needs.
- Conducts reference interviews to determine customer information needs and optimal level of assistance required to meet that need.
- Provides reference services, research assistance, and reader’s advisory to the public in-person and on the telephone using the library automation system, print materials, CD-ROM sources, and the Internet and other online services.
- Instructs the public, students, teachers and others in the use of Internet, print and electronic resources, computers and peripherals, and microform equipment.
- Researches information requests from the public, city departments, and outside organizations. Provides documents, statistics, referrals, and other resources in filling these requests.
- Writes policies and procedures related to area of responsibility.
- Develops programs to promote reading and library use.
- Stays abreast of changes and trends in the field by reading professional literature, attending conferences and workshops.
- Performs administrative duties to include compiling statistics on activities and trends, preparing schedules, time sheets and leave forms and purchasing supplies.
- Prepares project status reports, financial reports, and budget reports to keep management informed of program operations.
- Develops partnerships with the community and markets library to the community.
- 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 publishers, authors, and vendors to select and purchase books and other library materials.
- Knowledge of methods and programs designed to encourage reading in adults and children.
- Knowledge of the community, an ability to assess community needs and develop a library program to meet the needs of the community.
- Skill in developing and presenting programs to groups.
- Skill in conducting reference interviews and 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 meeting with vendors to discuss, select books, and negotiate book prices.
- 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 of study and three (3) years experience working as a Librarian to include one-year (1) managing a library program, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Last Revision date: October 2001