- Theories, principles and practices of modern library or business management, including current developments in library services and information technology.
- Preparation, implementation, and administration of departmental budget and revenue control procedures, grant reporting and performance benchmarking practices; modern library policies, methods and operations and procedures; supervisory principles and performance evaluation practices; employee motivation techniques; project management principles.
- Provide an understanding and knowledge of principles and new trends in collection management, materials movement, and website and electronic resources access.
- Knowledge of labor relations, contract and grant administration and purchasing procedures.
- Be informed of new technology applications, information systems and tools, and customer service delivery methods and practices.
- Provide a culture of continuous improvement strategies including communication and promotion of services to the community.
- Prepare and administer complex financial budgets, involving special funds and operating expenditures.
- Plan, organize and implement division goals, programs, policies and practices and meet deadlines.
- Promote library services programs given assessment of patron needs, available resources, and development programs.
- Evaluate library system, programs networks and financial issues.
- Assess user Library information technology requirements, set priorities, and allocate resources to effectively meet user needs in a timely manner.
- Analyze problems, evaluate programs, consider alternatives and develop sound recommendations for improvement.
- Select, train, supervise, coordinate and evaluate the work of staff and volunteers. Plan, coordinate, and administer projects.
- Prepare clear, concise and complete reports, and other written materials.
- Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.
- Coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City management, employees, vendors, contractors, consultants, patrons, volunteers, and the general public.
- Motivate staff towards a common vision that fosters a collaborative, inclusive, and trusting workplace. Project management and supervisory skills a must.
- A Master's degree in Business Management or Administration,
Library Science, Library and Information Science, or similar field from an
accredited college or university; three years of progressively responsible
professional experience, including two or more years in a supervisory or lead
capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment is required.