Professional and administrative work directing, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, procedures, programs and services for the multi-facility county library system, including implementing best practices of overall library operations for personnel management, facilities management, automation, and technology (electronic information, internet, wireless applications and public computer access).
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Develops annual plan, long range plan and coordinates the operation and administration of all library branches.
Manages library physical plants including special renovation projects, working closely with Facilities department.
Review grant opportunities for the library system and prepares grant applications. Manages state grants.
Manages public relations and community outreach for the county library system. Work with all friends of library groups.
Directs the marketing of library programs and services county-wide for adults, teens and youth.
Develops and manages the annual budgets for all library outlets.
Develops library policies and practices including consistent public service policies for all library outlets.
Prepares all reports on behalf of the library.
Develops and implements a plan for automated systems that provide library-wide access to materials, programs, and services.
Develops and implements a collection development and management program for all library collections.
Develops and implements library programs and services for adults, teens and youth county-wide
Hires, trains, and supervises staff.
Directly manages branch supervisors and advises on management and decision making. Directs training county-wide.
Resolves library system complaints and suggestions.
Oversees inventory control, library facility and equipment.
Prepares grant applications and manages state grants.
Stays current with library management practices and technological advancements.
Enacts effective and clear communication across all library outlets and departments.
Assists county administration with special projects as assigned.
Education and Experience:
The required skills include attainment of a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of five years library experience with at least 2 years of administrative and supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Knowledge of specialized professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures. Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to library operations. Knowledge of administrative and personnel management methods and techniques. Ability to supervise professional, para-professional and clerical staff. Ability to analyze community and professional trends and to develop and maintain a good book collection. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, other professionals and public officials from all levels of government.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:
Physical address where the job position is located.