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Assistant Library Director 


The Martin County Library is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Library Director.   The Assistant Library Director is a full time hourly position - scheduled 35 hours per week.



Under general supervision, the Assistant Library Director is responsible for a variety of technical and administrative duties to include maintaining a current understanding of the automated library system, and the supervision and training of all Circulation Technicians, pages and volunteers. In addition, the incumbent assumes responsibility for the library in the Director’s absence.

This person also serves as the reference librarian for the library, answering reference questions on the basis of referrals. Responsible for selecting adult materials for the library and ordering them, along with sending them for cataloging and completing any necessary copy cataloging upon their return. In charge of maintaining the adult collection, including weeding and repair of materials. Supervises circulation staff who assist in technical services, processing, repairs and branch rotation. Works at circulation desk as needed, including Saturdays.


  • Supervises and trains all Circulation Technicians and Library Pages and schedules their hours of work.
  • Works the circulation desk, including but not limited to filling in hours for absent staff.
  • Responsible for building and staff emergencies outside of normal working hours, including scheduling and illness related absences.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves all circulation-related patron disputes not resolved by Circulation Technicians or other library staff.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves branch circulation issues as required.
  • Represents the library at user group meetings and confers with regional library staff on issues related to the automated library system.
  • Assists library director with interviewing and hiring library staff. Assumes responsibility for the library when the library director is absent.
  • Provides overall oversight of the library’s automated system, including reports, lists and mailings.
  • Maintains the collection thru ordering, weeding, inventory and repair.
  • Prepares materials for the catalog by barcoding, sending to regional library, copy cataloging and printing labels.
  • Performs reference work as needed.
  • Works at the circulation desk.
  • Develops, plans and assists with programming and library events.
  • Participates in continuing education and training sessions on position applicable law and regulation changes, computer skills and other position related matters.
  • Performs other work-related duties as required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified.




The position has good working conditions in general, but is a diversified job requiring sustained mental effort related to organizational issues, planning and technical areas.

The individual may encounter significant emotional strain or tension. There is sustained exposure to sitting and standing. There is continuous exposure to computer keyboards and video screens and moderate exposure to lifting up to 40 pounds.


Continuous: Keyboarding; Work requires high attention to detail; Work with frequent deadlines.

Frequent: Walk; Stand; Sit; Repetitive movement; Exposure to emotional public; Exposure to offensive language.

Occasional: Bend or stoop; Kneel or squat; Exposed to annoying odor; Exposure to threats; Exposure to trauma; Some mental effort and stress involved resulting in frustration; Considerable mental effort and stress.

Intermittent: Work with arms above shoulder; Lift or carry less than 10 lbs.; Exposed to blood borne pathogens; Exposed to sickening odor; Exposed to slippery conditions; Inability to leave work station for long periods of time; Exposure to deadly assault.


This position is responsible for the use of modern office machines and equipment.


Martin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.



Position Requirements




  • Bachelor’s Degree in library science, business, liberal arts, social science, education or related field.
  • Three years of progressive experience in related field along with the skills, knowledge and abilities required; or equivalent combined education and experience.



  • Valid Driver’s License



  • Considerable knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles that apply to library operations and the ability to apply them effectively.
  • Considerable knowledge of general library operations and funding.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of general personnel administration procedures.
  • Ability to supervise subordinates in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ability to select and train new library personnel in an effective manner.
  • Ability to operate computers, tablets and mobile devices and other general office equipment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other library and accounting related applications a must. Ability to learn new software programs and web-based systems as necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing and have good public relations skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.





  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with limited oversight.
  • Follows instructions and adheres to all County policies and procedures as required.
  • Maintains an acceptable record of work attendance and punctuality in accordance with County and Department requirements.



  • Enables others to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement.
  • Coaches’ others regardless of performance level. Shares specialized approaches and skills that will increase capabilities.
  • Takes time to observe behaviors that contribute to or detract from others’ success. Highlights performance strengths and weaknesses by giving factual, specific, non-judgmental feedback.
  • Builds relationships with teammates so that coaching efforts are received in a positive, developmental manner. Takes steps to learn the work interests and career goals of teammates.
  • Models’ success behaviors, a high-performance work ethic, and constant self-improvement.



  • Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Displays balanced thinking, combining wisdom, analysis, experience, and perspective when making decisions or producing results.
  • Finds solutions that are acceptable to diverse groups with conflicting interests and needs.



  • Defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to achieve those objectives.
  • Identifies the sequence of tasks and the resources needed to achieve a goal, and prioritizes key action steps.
  • Anticipates the impacts and risks of decisions and actions.
  • Seeks and uses others’ input about critical actions, timelines, sequencing, scope, methodology, expected outcomes, and priorities. Sees potential challenges and opportunities, and adjusts plans based on input.



  • Demonstrates knowledge and actions consistent with the County’s values and the County’s code of ethics and conduct.
  • Respects and maintains confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates high moral principles and professional standards with others through truthfulness and sincerity; makes ethical decisions.
  • Shows respect for others’ ideas, perspectives, and styles. Demonstrates appropriate business etiquette and social skills.



  • Maintains a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use resources productively, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think proactively, anticipates potential problems, and provides workable solutions and alternatives with a ‘can do’ approach.
  • Develops and maintains good working knowledge of job responsibilities and prescribed procedures, which facilitates the efficient performance of duties. Takes initiative to utilize job knowledge to analyze situations, resolve problems, and reach decisions.



  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Encourages team unity through sharing information or expertise, working together to solve problems, and putting team success first.
  • Gives honest and constructive feedback and shows willingness to receive feedback from peers.
  • Provides assistance to teammates as needed.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Compensation Plan Grade Grade 13 - Starting Wage $25.74 per hour (2022)  
Position Assistant Library Director  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 8/17/2022  
Location Martin County Library (Fairmont)  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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