Supervises employees of library outlet; coordinates activities of a library branch; assists patrons in selection and location of books and other materials.
- Coordinates activities of a branch library to effect operational efficiency. Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.
- Prepares reports including conclusions and recommendations for solution of department problems.
- Assists in preparation of budget needs for library operations and collection development and maintenance.
- Issues written and oral instructions.
- Assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
- Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
- Investigates errors and complaints.
- Recruits, interviews, and recommends employees to fill vacant positions.
- Works with Library Director to identify and complete grant applications.
- Provides library public relations services. Promotes goodwill through publicity efforts such as speeches, tours and programs. Represents the library at community, social, and business gatherings.
- Performs or assists in registration of customers, charging and discharging of library materials, organization of incoming materials, distribution of materials to appropriate areas, opening and closing of library, recording daily statistics, and other processes of library operations.
- Directs workers in performance of such tasks as receiving, shelving, and locating materials.
- Searches catalog files, biographical dictionaries, and indexes, and examine content of reference materials to assist patrons in locating and selecting materials. Locates books and publications for customers.
- Describes or demonstrates procedures for navigating the public access catalog, electronic resources, and the Internet. Explains and assists in use of reference sources such as book and periodical indexes to locate information.
- Coordinates branch loan and interlibrary loan activities.
- Assembles and arranges materials for display.
- Replies to mail requests for information.
- Supervises collection and accounting of fines and fees.
- Sorts books, publications and other items according to classification code and returns them to shelves or other designated area.
- Examines materials on shelves to verify accuracy of placement.
- Repairs books and replaces plastic covers on books.
- Provides information regarding activities conducted at library and services available, such as open hours, service fees, etc.
- Keeps record of questions asked.
- Plans and conducts programs for youth, including storytelling, book talks, puppet shows, and video and multimedia programs, to encourage reading, viewing and listening, and use of library materials and facilities.
- Examines book reviews, publishers’ catalogs, and other information resources to recommend material acquisition.
- Participates in collection development surveys.
- Examines donated materials and selects those to be used in collection.
- Examines and selects materials to be discarded, repaired, or replaced.
- Directly supervises employees in the library unit.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with County policies and applicable laws.
- Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Full time presence on the job.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
- Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school and 3-5 years of library experience with degree; 3-5 years supervisory experience preferred.
- Must maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public.
- Must be able to speak, write, and comprehend English language.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license with a driving record acceptable to the County Driving Policy and insurance program.
See above minimum qualifications.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and manuals.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, other library employees, and the general public.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Ability to type; experience with word processing; knowledge of graphical operating system and computer operations, including mouse, creation of files and folders, and troubleshooting hardware and software problems; experience with Internet, Web, and database searching.
- Outstanding project management and organizational skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
- Expertise in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook is essential.
Work is primarily performed indoors but requires some exposure to environmental changes or irate customers, extreme noise, odors, heights and/or dust.
Please see Working Conditions.
Essential Physical Activities:
- Stooping, climbing, balance, smelling, sitting, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pulling, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception.
- Frequent lifting of 10 to 15 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- Employee must occasionally retrieve library materials by climbing and/or reaching to top shelves of standard 90-96" library shelving and stooping to floor-level shelves of library shelving and bottom drawers of file cabinets.
- Employee must be able to distinguish odors sufficiently to determine if mold or mildew is present on materials and to determine the presence of smoke or other potentially harmful fume or airborne particle.
- Employee must regularly lift heavy books and files from shelves.
- The employee must be able to distinguish colors displayed on computer screen for interpretation to library customers and staff and for technical support of computer systems, have sufficient peripheral vision to determine presence of library customers in the area, and be able to adjust focus for close vision of computer monitor and distant vision for customers in the work area, book stacks, and reading areas.
Bay County, FL - 18 months ago