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Class Code:N4043

REGIONAL LIBRARY MANAGER

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is highly responsible professional work at the administrative level of the library system directing and supervising a Regional Library, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), or Main Library as well as several Branch Library Managers.

Duties are carried out independently within the framework of established policies and program plans.   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.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

This classification is distinguished from Assistant Regional Library Manager by the additional experience required and related decision making and responsibility for several library branches as well as a major facility.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Manage and supervise a Regional, AARLCC, or Main Library (greater than 30,000 square feet) and several Branch Library Managers.

Plans and directs and supervises the activities of professional staff.

Develops policy and insures compliance in the cluster branches.

Represents the library to the public and resolves customer issues and concerns.  

Maintains related financial and other records.

Develops, provides and initiates community contacts in the interest of the library.

Selects, trains and supervises staff.

Develops Plan of Service for the regional library.

Makes recommendations for policy or procedural changes in Division operations.

Initiates and implements special projects, programs, and studies and addresses community groups and prepares various reports.

Acts as liaison to the Regional and Branch Friends of the Library in the cluster.

Compiles and analyzes library statistical reports and manager regional library budget.

Attends seminars and professionals to keep well informed regarding trends in library services.

Trains and directs professional and other branch personnel;

Meets with cluster library managers on a regular basis to share information and problem solve.   

Cooperates with other governmental and private agencies in special surveys, studies and programs.

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 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.

DESIRABLE 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; five(5)years of professional library experience, including four(4)years experience of a supervisory nature in the operation of a library system.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Status:                Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                      Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:     No

Class Spec. Estab ./Revised        E05/07 R09/07


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