NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible professional work at the administrative level of the library system.
Work involves responsibility for the day-to-day administration of a major library facility and responsibility for branch cluster supervision, as needed; Duties are carried out under the supervision of the Regional Library Manager within the framework of established policies and program plans. Day-to-day supervision is exercised over professional and other library personnel. Work is subject to review and evaluation through periodic conference and the review of departmental and program activities reports.
This classification is distinguished from Library Branch Manager by the additional experience required and related decision making and responsibility for day-to-day operation of a major library facility as well as supervision of several library branches, as needed.
Operates regional library and provides management services to branch libraries as assigned.
Plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities of the reference, youth services, circulation sections, learning services and computer instruction within the branch and the cluster.
Represents the library to the public and resolves customer issues and concerns.
Supervises the branch ordering, and eventual discarding of materials; maintains related financial and other records.
Develops, provides and initiates community contacts in the interest of the library.
Selects, trains and supervises staff.
Coordinates the library’s Volunteer and other special programs.
Assists in the compilation of library statistical reports.
Trains and directs professional and other branch personnel;
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 and administration appropriate to the areas of specialization.
Knowledge of general community needs and interests in relation to library services in the areas of specialization.
Knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinates.
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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
Provides counsel and support to Library Branch Managers in operating their units.
Conducts assigned library research, procedural and administrative studies; prepares reports relative to recommended solutions or courses of action; devises operating forms and procedures.
Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Master's Degree in library science or Master’s in Information Management or Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association; four(4)years of professional library experience, including three(3) years experience of a supervisory nature in the operation of a library system.
Bargaining Status: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised E05/07 R9/07