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Job DescriptionRole: Supervises daily operations and staff in a department, provides reference services, and plans and conducts programming for children. Major Duties and Responsibilities: SUPERVISION OF DAILY OPERATIONS - Supervises daily operations by getting information and making sense of it, communicating information to staff, organizing resources and making decisions in order to ensure the proper functioning of the operational unit. STAFF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT - Sets performance objectives for staff; observes and documents performance; recognizes, rewards and disciplines performance; and recommends adjustments to pay in order to manage the pay and performance of staff. STAFF SELECTION - Selects staff by interviewing candidates for vacant positions, assessing qualifications, and recommending for hire the candidate that most closely meets the desired qualifications at a starting wage reflective of the hiring strategy and overall staffing plan for the operational unit. BUDGETING – Identifies resources needed to provide services, forecasts expenses to provide the services, recommends the annual cost of providing the services, and monitors expenditures throughout the year in order to recommend and maintain department budget. PATRON ASSISTANCE - Assists patrons in the use of library materials and technology by guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet in order to locate resources in the collection and on the World Wide Web. INFORMATION NAVIGATION - Locates requested materials and information sources by using the electronic catalog to identify call number location and checking the shelf for availability and placing holds for materials checked-out or available from other branches or systems in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information. PROGRAMMING - Plans informative and entertaining programs for patrons such as book discussion groups, computer instruction, story times and school visits by accessing resources in the collection and the community and coordinating such programs in order to promote use of library resources. MATERIALS COLLECTION - Weeds and discards items in collection by assessing the condition and suitability of items, notifying the Collection Librarian of the discarded item, and recommending additions to the collection in order to keep collection attractive, current and useful. OTHER DUTIES – Trains and coordinates volunteers, prepares statistical reports, chairs committees, and assists Branch Manager in order to ensure the smooth operation of the branch. Minimum Requirements: Masters Degree in Library Science or Library Media or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the critical success factors. Experience working in a library. Experience in supervision (preferred) Critical Success Factors: Focuses on the customer Initiative Contributes to a positive work environment Strategic thinking Pursues personal development Continuous improvement Takes pride in the workplace Creativity Emotionally intelligent Tactful Knowledge of public library goals, policies and services Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of professional library science Knowledge of reader interest levels and group and community interests Knowledge of professional library literature, multi-media, and library technology Knowledge of print and online reference resources Skill in customer relations Skill in working with children of all ages Skill in supervision Skill in oral and written communication Skill in Horizon Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, and Outlook Able to plan and conduct age appropriate programs Able to model expected employee behavior Able to budget and plan Able to analyze issues and make informed recommendations Able to operate various office equipment including copiers This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
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Posted Jan 16, 2007