NATURE OF WORK
This is professional and supervisory work in a library system.
Work involves responsibility for the administration and effective operation of a branch or unit of the library system . Employees train and supervise professional and sub-professional assistants performing such duties as: ordering, cataloging, classifying, and indexing of books, documents, and periodicals . Administrative and technical supervision is received from the head of a major library section, and is generally in the form of a review of plans and programs, and by periodic consultations and conferences.
This class is distinguished from Librarian I by the additional experience required and by the supervisory responsibilities.
Supervises and participates in technical and professional library activities in ordering, cataloging, classifying, and indexing books, documents, and periodicals; develops cataloging procedures and gives instructions in cataloging techniques.
Supervises routine of branch library procedures; initiates community contacts in the interests of the library; supervises staff development and training.
Provides reader advisory services; evaluates books and makes book selections for library patrons; confers with library patrons about complaints or other public relations matters; compiles lists of library resources in appropriate subject areas.
Supervises book expenditures and book ordering for a specified unit or branch; reviews periodical and book lists and recommends periodicals and books for purchase.
Supervises and participates in activities relative to children's, special, or technical services.
Instructs agency personnel and other authorized personnel in the use of library facilities such as card cataloging systems, subject bibliographies, and reference tools and techniques; gives talks on books before community groups.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials, and practices.
Knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research.
Knowledge of a variety of books and authors, and of reader interest levels.
Ability to analyze administrative library problems, and to make recommendations for their solution.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a small group of professional, sub-professional, and clerical subordinates.
Ability to interpret library policies and objectives to community groups, public officials, and the general public.
Ability to maintain fiscal and administrative records, and to prepare reports.
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; two (2) years 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: E/10/76 R5/00 R3/07