Under direction, to plan, organize, and supervise a major section of the library; perform professional library work in a specialized function such as reference, readers' services, local history, children's programs, or cataloging; supervise subordinate personnel; and perform related duties as required.
Weekdays and Weekends
The following duties and responsibilities are representative of those typically performed by positions assigned to this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these duties and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.
Plans, organizes, directs, and supervises a major section of the library; assists patrons in selecting and locating library materials; reviews current collection and publishers' catalogues and selects new materials for assigned section library; catalogues, classifies, and assigns Dewey decimal numbers to library materials; evaluates, discards, and updates library materials; maintains local history collection; recommends materials for school classes, research, and leisure usage; conducts tours through the library; trains, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate personnel; participates in programs to increase library usage and services, such as oral history, shut-in service, and community surveys; conducts special studies; writes and administers grant proposals; gains a broad understanding of the library's purpose and function within the community, including the various operations, both internal and external, which enable it to effectively serve the public; makes suggestions and implements programs for improving library service and utilization of facilities; proposes budget needs and administers budget for section; represents the department at regional and multi-agency committees and in-house professional meetings.
Training and Experience: Any combination equivalent to training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: completion of a standard course in an accredited library school and two (2) years of professional experience in a public library; or a master's degree in library science and one (1) year of professional experience in a public library.
Knowledge and Skills in:
Principles and practices of professional library work; use of standard library tools and practices in processing library materials; preservation and restoration techniques; contemporary archival practices; processing techniques for antiquarian materials; principles of supervision and training.
Perform technical library tasks; analyze professional and administrative problems and make appropriate recommendations; communicate effectively; supervise the work of personnel in a specialized library section; establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of staff and the general public.
The Library has an immediate need to fill the position. Based upon review of applications received, those applicants who best meet the requirements indicated above will be referred to the department for consideration.
The eligible list generated from this recruitment will remain active for up to 12 months and will be used for any future vacancies within this job classification.