Website Miami-Dade Public Library System
NATURE OF WORK:
This is professional library work with supervisory responsibilities in a variety of library operations. Employees in this classification may be responsible for supervising the operations of a library unit, department or facility. Responsibilities include supervising library staff, analyzing collection development needs, assisting the public and continuous familiarization with the library’s resources. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional, para-professional, technical or clerical employees engaged in various phases of library operations. Supervision is received from a manager who assigns responsibilities and reviews work for satisfactory performance.
Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate library staff engaged in a variety of library operations. Serves as librarian-in-charge in the absence of the Manager; resolves personnel or patron problems concerning library or County policies. Provides staff development and training of supervised professional, para-professional, clerical, and technical staff members. Analyzes collection development needs, oversees the selection of materials, provides readers advisory and reference services for assigned areas of responsibility. Supervises the proper maintenance of library materials and equipment in an assigned library area. Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature and attending workshops, conferences, and courses. Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, and promotion of subordinates; authorizes leave; evaluates and rates employee performance. Performs related lower level work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials, and practices. Considerable knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research. Considerable knowledge of library materials and information technology. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of customer service principles and techniques. Ability to analyze operational problems and make recommendations for their solution. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of professional, para-professional and support staff. Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to the public and staff. Ability to develop innovative programs for the library system. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library patrons, employees, and supervisors. Ability to maintain fiscal and administrative records. Ability to effectively express ideas and information, verbally, and in writing. Ability to prepare reports and presentations. Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform assigned duties.
Minimum Qualification: Master's degree in Library Science or a related program from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate school. One year of professional experience as a librarian is required. Must be able to work nights and weekends.
Recruitment Notes: The incumbent in this position will function as the assistant manager for the Library Department’s Mobile Services Unit, which includes Bookmobiles and Technobus. This position may be required to function as the manager-in-charge in the absence of the Librarian 3/Bookmobile Manager. The incumbent in this position will be tasked with supervising the daily operations of individual bookmobile routes for the Library Department’s Mobile Services Unit to include monitoring the successful completion of the unit’s routes for regular outreach stops and special events. This position will be responsible for regularly scheduled monitoring and assessment of the routes, including riding along in the Bookmobile or Technobus to the locations assigned to the unit for roughly 60% of the workweek. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for developing programs for various audiences as well as assisting with collection development. In addition, this position entails statistical collection and reporting, submitting incident reports, completing performance evaluations, generating work orders, staffing service desks, and serving on systemwide committees. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for supervising Library Assistants and other paraprofessional staff. At times, the incumbent in this position may be required to operate a cargo van or 24’ Sprinter Bookmobile to service routes and make deliveries. This position may be required to work mornings, evenings, and/or weekends - subject to community requests for Mobile Services.
Please visit www.miamidade.gov/jobs using job opening number 84331 on or before Tuesday, February 20, 2024 to apply.