Library Director LIB/1
FLSA - E
This position is hired by the Library Board of Trustees.
Candidate must have excellent computer and telephone experience along with outstanding communication and customer service skills. This is an FLSA Exempt position with a starting wage of $74,616 annually. Candidates interested in the position must complete the application at www.cityofmitchell.org. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Kitchens HR Director at 605-995-8417.
This position directs the operations of the city library.
- Recommends policies to the Library Board of Trustees and administers adopted policies and procedures; attends monthly board meetings.
- Plans and administers library programs and services in accordance with board and city policies and procedures.
- Directs, monitors, evaluates and administers the library's programmatic, fiscal and personnel functions.
- Prepares reports, budgets, and other documents as required.
- Researches and applies for grants; manages approved funds in accordance with grant requirements.
- Reviews and evaluates orders for library materials; reads trade publications; meets with publishers' representatives.
- Delivers presentations to inform the public about library programs and services.
- Examines and selects materials to be discarded, repaired, or replaced; selects materials for sale.
- Executes all contracts and agreements approved by the Board of Trustees.
- Maintains financial records for both city and trustee accounts.
- Hires, trains, assigns, schedules, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
- Assists patrons and resolves more complex or difficult patron requests of problems.
- Meets with vendors and orders library materials.
- Maintains meeting room schedule.
- Prepares bills for payment and makes deposits.
- Prepares and maintains annual calendars.
- Coordinates and collaborates with other local agencies and organizations.
- Coordinates long-term library planning for the development of library services.
- Directs public relations campaigns to promote the library within the community.
- Participates in professional organizations and meetings.
- Maintains library certification program.
- Performs related duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
- Knowledge of library science and administration.
- Knowledge of library technology.
- Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
- Knowledge of accounting and budget management principles.
- Knowledge of collection management principles.
- Knowledge of personnel management.
- Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
- Skill in the use of an automated library system.
- Skill in interpersonal and public relations.
- Skill in report preparation and presentation.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
The Board of Trustees assigns work in terms of library goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
Guidelines include American Library Association guidelines, city personnel policies, and city and library policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops library guidelines.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
- The work consists of varied duties in planning, directing, managing, and supervising the operation of the city library. Frequent interruptions contribute to the complexity of the work.
- The purpose of this position is to direct the operation of the city library. Successful performance in this position assures the effective and efficient operation of the library.
- Contacts are typically with coworkers, board members, other city employees, representatives of other libraries, vendors, business leaders, educators, and the general public.
- Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and justify, defend, negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
- The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
- The work is typically performed in a library.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over Assistant Library Director (1), Children's Services Librarian (1), Adult Circulation Librarian (1), Technical Services – Cataloger (1), and Technology Services - Circulation (1).
- Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university.
- Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require five to seven years of related experience.