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Class Code:E8054

DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the CountyLibrary system.

Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of the operations of the Library system, including the development of policy, supervision of professional personnel, planning, and organization of services to the public and development of administrative procedures. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Administers the County's Library program; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; develops policies, procedures, and priorities to meet established goals.

Coordinates cooperative practices among participating libraries.

Coordinates planning of new library facilities.

Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Division.

Prepares and monitors division budget and prepares special reports as required.

Serves as Library Consultant to participating communities, municipal governments, library advisory boards, school officials and the general public.

Plans library development programs and initiates them in accordance with accepted policy.

Addresses groups and prepares reports and informational articles concerning the library programs.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library science, development and administration.

Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to the Public Libraries system.

Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.

Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of organization, management, and administration.

Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate technical and administrative programs.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public officials, community groups, and the general public.

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) years experience in a large multiservice library system including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                    Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:   Yes
Work Locations:                 Libraries
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:     E1/91   R3/07

 

 


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