GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general direction and supervision, plans, directs and coordinates the operation of the Public Service Desks. Participates in Library collection development. Supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate staff. Performs related professional and administrative work as directed. This is a salaried position that is exempt from overtime rules in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Reports to the Library Director.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbents(s) of any particular position.
Plans, directs and coordinates the operations of the Public Service Desks and provision of effective and efficient reference services in accordance with Library goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
Supervises subordinate staff members and volunteers. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing, scheduling and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems and recommending employee discipline and discharge.
Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.
Receives, researches and responds to patrons' reference questions; assists patrons in locating materials and in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.
Receives and responds to patron/public inquiries, suggestions, requests and complaints.
Researches, reads/reviews and selects books, DVDs, CDs, periodicals and other resources for the Library collection.
Evaluates the Library's collection for areas in need of additional or updated purchases.
Procures selections through the book lease plan or other methods as appropriate.
Removes and/or replaces worn or outdated materials from collections as appropriate.
Evaluates and oversees gift items for inclusion in the library collection; selects memorial materials matching the interests of the donor with the Library selection criteria.
Participates in the planning of Library goals and objectives; evaluates policies and procedures and makes recommendations for change as appropriate.
Participates on various Library committees as appropriate.
Maintains department records and statistics with accuracy; prepares various reports as required.
Maintains knowledge of current theories and trends in public library operations and technology.
Coordinates and plans the implementation, use and maintenance of automated systems including computer systems, telecommunications, security devices and other electronic systems
Provides technology and computer support to staff and patrons.
Assists with Branch Library through reference services and collection development.
Information Services Senior Librarian
- Supervises Information Services Staff and Technical Services Staff
- Oversees adult programming and technology classes
- Coordinates Inter-library loan operations
- Assists with Materials Budget allocation
Circulation Senior Librarian
- Supervises Circulation Staff
- Oversees Intra-Library loan
- Oversees cash handling for the Circulation Department
- Coordinates overdue, lost and collection agency items
Youth Services Senior Librarian
- Supervises Youth Services Staff
- Oversees all Youth Programming
- Manages Friends, grants and donation funds
- Collaborates with other city departments and schools on services to Youth
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Serves as Acting Director in the absence of the Library Director as required.
Shelves and weeds all library materials.
Performs routine administrative/clerical work as required, including but not limited to answering the telephone, typing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, processing mail, attending meetings, ordering supplies, etc.
Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a Master's degree in library science with five years of experience in library reference operations. At least one year in supervisory capacity.
An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.