Plans, organizes, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities, staff, programs and/or functions of a library branch or program area or that has system-wide impact within the Glendale Public Library System; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief Librarian or Library Administrator.
Please note, this position will initially be located at the Heroes Branch Library at 6075 N. 83rd Avenue, Glendale 85303, within Heroes Regional Park.
- Plans, organizes and manages services, activities and/or staff within a library branch or program area that has system-wide impact, such as Youth, Adult Services, Circulation Services, Collection Development, Bibliographic and Technology Services.
- Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned professional, paraprofessional, clerical and technical library staff; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
- Ensures adequate staffing of public service desks to meet the needs of customer service usage.
- Participates in collection development including the selection of l library materials, information resources, media and electronic databases, administers book budget and develops and implements selection development policies.
- Plans, develops and manages the automated library system and oversees a team of staff responsible for different modules.
- Oversees the management of the library's website and social media technologies.
- Researches and recommends the acquisition of software and hardware in support of library operations.
- Develops technology plans in accordance with the Library Strategic plan and City information technology guidelines and standards.
- Develops and maintains procedures for the security of library information systems and data.
- Develops specifications and requests for proposals for products and services and negotiates with vendors.
- Provides staff assistance and may serve as Acting Library Administrator in their absence.
- Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities for assigned branch and program area of responsibility.
- Participates in the selection of assigned staff; supervises, trains, motivates, and evaluates technical and professional library personnel; provides or coordinates staff training in areas of specialization.
- Participates in the development of assigned budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for the branch, staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures;
- Participates in conducting research, providing in-depth reference services, and reader's advisory.
- Resolves oral and written complaints from citizens and others as necessary.
- Develops long-range plans, operating policies and procedures for assigned branch or program area.
- Collects, reviews and analyzes user surveys, statistics and other data, prepares reports of findings.
- Develops and may administer grants for the library.
- Develops materials and methods to promote and publicize programs and services.
- Plan, develop, modify or add new programs or services based on data analysis.
- Represents the library on committees, conferences and meetings.
- Attends professional group meetings; stays informed of trends and innovations in the field of library science.
- Performs the full range of professional librarian duties as required.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited University and three years of professional library experience with one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Library services, branch or facilities management, programs and organization, including staffing and equipment
Electronic information technologies and library automated systems
Collection development principles and strategies as well as tools for selection in specific categories
Acquisitions principles and strategies including tools and resources for acquiring materials
Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
Principles and practices of library science
Reference sources and methods and other information-acquisition methods
Library automation principles and practices, computer equipment systems and software
Plan, coordinate and supervise the activities of staff. a library branch or program area
Conduct accurate and thorough research and analysis, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, implement recommendations, and prepare clear and concise reports
Interpret library policies and procedures to both public and staff
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Develop and monitor a budget
Identify and use appropriate library resources
Evaluate a library collection, determine current trends and select new materials
Assist patrons and resolve patron problems and complaints in an effective manner
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, other agencies, vendors, and the public
Use personal computers and automated library systems
Develop marketing techniques to promote programs and services, conduct research, compile findings, and prepare clear and concise reports
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.
May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.