Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Livermore Public Library - Supervising Librarian

SALARY:  $5,783.51 - $7,229.39 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 02/09/15
 CLOSING DATE: 02/20/15 05:00 PM
Under direction, plans, organizes, and supervises the activities of a branch library or major section of the main library; and performs other duties as assigned.
This is the supervisory classification in the professional librarian series. Working within the limits of library policies and procedures, individuals in this position perform difficult professional work, receiving occasional direction on methods and techniques. This classification is distinguished from librarians by performing specialized duties which have greater impact on library systems and is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising employees and functions of an assigned branch or major section of the main library.
Direction is provided by the Assistant Library Director or Director of Library Services.
Supervises professional, technical, and support staff of an assigned branch or majorsection of the main library.
Program Management Functions
Plans, organizes, and coordinates programs of service for a major section or library branch; performs specific duties required for the program area to which assigned; assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards; assesses library service needs in a diverse community; develops and implements services and library material collections; and evaluates library programs, services, systems, and procedures and recommends changes, as appropriate.
Supervisory Functions
Plans, organizes, schedules, supervises, and reviews the work of professional, technical, and support staff; develops and administers work schedules; reviews and approves/denies staff requests for time off; conducts and/or arranges for training; completes and administers performance evaluations; makes recommendations on hiring, promotion, and disciplinary actions; resolves difficult communication issues; and ensures that staff work is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
Administrative Functions
Serves as a member of the library management team; represents the library as a liaison with various community groups; participates in community programs, both in-house and through community outreach, including making presentations to various groups; relates effectively to staff and the general public to answer questions, provide information, and resolve concerns; coordinates the maintenance and upkeep of library facilities; assists in department budget preparation and administration; prepares reports and promotional materials relevant to the library’s operations and programs, including compiling data and analyzing library activity reports; and utilizes technology resources, word processing, database, spreadsheet, specialized library software, and specialized library equipment.
Demonstrated Knowledge of:
Library science theory and practice; public library philosophy; library operating techniques; reference materials and their use; library material evaluation and selection techniques; library program administration and the resources, methods, and techniques required for the effective delivery of library services; research and retrieval techniques; current library automation systems and computer equipment; age level programming including children and young adults; principles and practices of effective employee supervision; effective communication and training techniques; personal computer operating systems and computer software to perform word processing and spreadsheet functions.
Demonstrated Skills to:
Plan and evaluate program elements, such as children’s activities, outreach, reference, electronic information delivery, and other programs as assigned; instruct customers in the use of the Library; perform difficult reference research and technical librarian work; relate effectively and communicate with those contacted in the course of work; write clear, concise letters, memos, reports, and information materials; collect and interpret data for use in decision making and planning; organize work flow; and exemplify an enthusiastic, resourceful, and effective service attitude with the public and co-workers.
Ability to:
Effectively apply the required knowledge and skills in the daily performance of assigned duties; learn and appropriately apply city and department policies, practices and terminology; and develop good public relations for the Livermore Public Library.
Experience, Education, and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the best qualified candidates. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Experience: Four years of professional library experience. Two years of municipal or public library experience is desirable.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and a Master’s degree in Library Science or related field. Five years of professional level experience in a library may substitute for the Master’s degree. Course work in a specific area of work assignment is desirable.
License:   May require the possession of a valid California Driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.
Other Requirements: Willingness and ability to work the hours necessary to accomplish the assigned duties, be available on call, as required; and travel out of town to attend meetings, seminars and conferences during work and non-work hours.
Special Requirements:  Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to bend, stoop, reach, and stretch; read fine print and computer monitors; operate a computer keyboard; converse by telephone, in person, and to large groups and be clearly understood; stamina to work additional hours to meet deadlines and attend night meetings; and strength to safely lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.
1052 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
Job #15-264-01
Supervising Librarian Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1.         Please outline your lead or supervisory experience, including number of people supervised and their titles, and the work areas you supervised.
*2.          Describe your experience with children's literature, including selecting materials for children and maintaining a children's collection.
*3.          Describe your experience planning and supervising the programming for children and/or teens, including types of programs and your level of responsibility.
*4.          I hereby certify that my answers to the above questions are complete and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree and understand that any misstatement of the material facts contained in the application or supplemental questionnaire will cause me to forfeit all rights to employment with the City of Livermore.
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