Summary or Purpose:
Under limited supervision, performs professional library work of moderate difficulty in management of collection development, cataloging, processing, and volunteer coordination; performs related work as required or assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- Manages all aspects of collection development to insure a comprehensive collection responsive to public needs and interests.
- Manages the Acquisitions and Technical Services divisions of the library, including staff, budgeting, daily operations, and workflow;
- Oversees Library District materials budgets.
- Works closely with sales representatives and vendors;
- May catalog using MARC records;
- Drafts and/or approves Collection Development, Acquisitions, and Technical Services Division policies for implementation;
- Oversees maintenance of the online catalog database;
- Works closely with Library District IT Department and automation vendor;
- Oversees volunteer services for the library;
- Researches new approaches and tools for selection, acquisitions, cataloging, and related activities.
- Provides proactive leadership to organize, train, and implement new methods to improve public service delivery.
- Evaluates collection use reports. Sets up purchase and weeding program goals and standards.
- Selects and purchases library materials for the District in all formats according to approved collection policy/scope, goals, and objectives. Reviews recommendations from staff and public.
- Stays abreast of trends and changes so collection policy reflects updated criteria.
- Analyzes fund reports and quotes, monitors materials expenditures.
- Assists in spending and monitoring grants for materials.
- Compiles reports.
- Stays current on Library District policies, processes, procedures and technologies required to perform work duties.
- Participates in the professional development of self and managed staff. Participates on committees and professional organizations as appropriate.
- Participates in promoting public library services to the local communities.
- Makes presentations at Library District meetings and workshops.
- Reviews book challenges and provides necessary documentation to substantiate decisions.
- Regular and reliable attendance is required.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern librarianship.
- Knowledge of collection development.
- Knowledge of books, authors, the publishing business, and electronic information resources.
- Knowledge of reader interest levels.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
- Knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures with automated files;
- Knowledge of computers and computer software.
- Skill in training, supervising, and evaluating assigned staff.
- Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports;
- Skill in software, computer operations, and automated systems;
- Skill in conducting research using computerized databases, including Internet;
- Skill in utilizing current reference tools in information services;
- Skill in providing effective customer-oriented service
- Skill in interpersonal communications;
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, vendors, other agencies, and the public;
- Skill in adapting to interruptions, changes, disorder, stress, and shifting needs without losing efficiency, effectiveness, or composure;
- Skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to read, write, research, synthesizes data and detailed reports;
- Ability to use modern office equipment and computers;
- Ability in assigning and leading the work of others;
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written;
- Ability in planning and organizing work.
- Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
- Ability to perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 20% walking and 10% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
Physical demands may include stooping, reaching, pushing and/or lifting up to 35 pounds. Vision requirements include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university, two (2) years’ experience in collection development, and two (2) years’ experience with Library Technical Services in a library environment; OR any combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid driver’s license. Requires successful completion of a background check.