Example of Work:
(Illustrative Only) Plans, organizes, and manages assigned branch library; develops the branches' short and long-range plans of service with assistance of Assistant Director; develops operating procedures for the branch; plans and conducts regular branch staff meetings; selects, plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinates; recommends and participates in staff disciplinary proceedings; participates in the ongoing staff training and development; assists collection development with a collection plan for the branch; oversees methodical rotation of material; provides collection development maintenance and reference services to the public; performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks related to library services; prepares annual budget for the branch; monitors, approves and justifies branch-related expenditures; serves as library liaison to the community and demonstrates good stewardship of library resources; collaborates with other branch managers/supervisors in development of cohesive standard operating procedures among branches; makes presentations at library district meetings and workshops; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education:
Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and three (3) years' progressively responsible library experience; one (1) year supervisory experience; OR any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position; requires successful completion of a background check. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid driver's license if position duties require.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: County policies and procedures; principles, methods, and practices of library administration; current budgeting practices; library automation and technology; current public library policies, procedures, and systems; public relations and customer service methods, practices and procedures; organization of library services; principles and practices of supervision; general subject areas, books, authors and reading levels.
Skill in: Computer operations including online and automated systems and related equipment and software applications; supervising staff including hiring, training and evaluating performance; planning, scheduling and overseeing branch library operations; preparing and administering budgets; providing effective customer-oriented service; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; communicating effectively verbally and in writing.