Location - Gainesville, FL
Salary - $53,832.27 - $85,453.47 annually
Job Type - Full-Time
Department - Library District, Outreach Services
Master's degree in library science from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association and three years professional library experience including one year of supervisory experience. Must provide own means of transportation. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Evening and weekend work hours may be required.
Position Summary: This is administrative, managerial, professional library work supervising and coordinating the activities of one or more small to medium branch libraries, bookmobiles, outreach department, or other service within the Alachua County Library District.
An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for applying modern professional library techniques and supervising a small staff of professional, paraprofessional, technical, and clerical employees, and volunteers.
Work is independently performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of results obtained.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Plans, directs, controls and coordinates the activities of one or more small to medium branch libraries, bookmobiles, outreach department, or other service section.
- Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.
- Recommends operating budget and long range plan proposals for the branch(es), department, or section.
- Monitors budget(s); recommends budget transfers.
- Assists in establishing plans, priorities, and procedures and recommends changes in organizational structure and resource allocation to meet Service and District goals.
- Keeps informed of current trends and new professional techniques by reading professional journals and publications, and through participation in professional organizations, workshops and conferences.
- Disseminates important trend information to subordinate staff.
- Recommends materials for acquisition and weeding, and rotates materials in from Headquarters.
- Coordinates, manages and reviews special projects and a variety of programs for the public.
- Provides bibliographic, reference and reader's advisory assistance in person and by phone to library patrons, in accordance with the service-level guidelines for each facility, using printed materials, on-line services and referrals. This includes guiding library patrons in selection, organization and interpretation of library materials, and in the effective use of technology and library facilities.
- Arranges for the maintenance and security of vehicles and facility, including opening and closing.
- Serves as library system liaison to the community served by the branch(es), department or section.
- Ensure patron compliance of all policies and procedures through effective communication and enforcement.
- Performs related work as required.
NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Thorough knowledge of professional principles, practices, systems and techniques of public librarianship.
- Considerable knowledge of available public library program/service materials and the ability to obtain them.
- Considerable knowledge of major fields of learning comprising the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.
- Considerable knowledge of library equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern personnel supervision and motivation.
- Knowledge of reader interests and levels.
- Knowledge of titles, authors and contents of books and other materials.
- Knowledge of general and specialized reference sources, including those technological.
- Knowledge of operating budget practices, procedures and methods for development.
- Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate employees.
- Ability to assist in analyzing library problems and to suggest practical solutions.
- Ability to use and explain library facilities, equipment, services, materials, and policies and procedures to patrons and staff.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to oversee the planning and administering of programs and public presentations of interest.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, the community and library patrons.
- Ability to contribute to the growth and development of the branch, department or section, within the appropriate service levels.
- Ability to perform research and prepare reports.
- Understand how and why Library policies and procedures were developed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach and be mobile.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds in the handling of books. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus associated with the constant use of printed matter and computer monitors.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.