NATURE OF WORK:
Library work of a complex nature requiring substantial knowledge of standard public library principles and practices. Exercises some independence and discretion within established guidelines. Plans, supervises, and directs operation of library branch. Supervises one or more employees. Includes evening and weekend hours.
Performs full range of library public services. Helps patrons locate, select and use resources. Conducts research to answer reference, reader’s advisory and information inquiries. Assists patrons with library equipment and related software. Troubleshoots equipment and software malfunctions. Resolves complaints. Coordinates, plans and promotes various library activities.
Analyzes and develops branch collection of books, periodicals, audios, videos, and electronic resources. Selects new and replacement materials within allotted budget.
Schedules, supervises, trains, directs, and evaluates staff. Ensures compliance with all County and district policies and procedures. Oversees branch physical plant for cleanliness, safety and security; reports problems to Director.
Compiles library service and operations data. Prepares monthly statistical reports. Reconciles cash deposits, and postal receipts for reimbursement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Broad knowledge of print and electronic resources. Good research methods, including online database and Internet research skills. Computer proficiency including effective use of operating systems and productivity software. Ability to conduct all work with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to serve public tactfully and courteously. Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situations.
Good organizational skills. Ability to work with limited supervision, exercising good professional judgment, resourcefulness, and initiative. Ability to plan and supervise an assistant’s work. Good communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, district-wide.
Requires college course work and three to five years progressively responsible public library experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.