NATURE OF WORK
This is professional library work involving responsibility for various professional and technical services in the public library system requiring knowledge of library principles, practices, and techniques . Work may involve responsibility for the administration and effective operation of a small branch of the library system. Assignments are carried out under the direction of a professional superior who reviews the work for conformance to established policies and standard professional practices. Technical supervision or direction is exercised over subordinate personnel.
Maintains assigned subject area of special clientele collections; reviews and recommends selection of books and other materials for the collection; organizes and maintains specialized reference materials and information files; compiles bibliographies and assembles materials on special subjects; examines materials for replacement and discard.
May supervise routine of small branch library procedures; initiates community contacts in the interests of the library; supervises staff development and training.
Supervises subordinate personnel in any of the library units.
Provides bibliographic, advisory and reference sources; assembles related materials on special subjects.
Provides reference assistance to patrons, introduces patrons to reference books and tools and aids them in the use of the card catalog; answers specific reference questions for individuals in person, by telephone, and by mail; aids patrons in the selection of books and other materials on special subjects; advises individuals seeking information for surveys and special projects.
Classifies and catalogs books and other library materials; assigns subject headings and indicates the necessary cross-references; revises filing in catalogs and shelf-list; supervises the preparation of catalog cards, book records, and related materials; aids and makes recommendations in book selection.
Plans, develops, and conducts children's and adult services, organizes and schedules special exhibits and programs; maintains film, records, and other audiovisual materials, holdings; reviews and recommends selection of materials for these collections.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and techniques.
Knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of library science appropriate to the areas of assignment.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
A Master's Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association; six (6) months experience in professional library work.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Work Locations: Libraries
Class Spec. Estab ./Revised: E10/76 R5/00 R3/07