- The following duties are typical of this classification and
are intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed,
the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s), and are not intended to
be an all-inclusive list of duties. The
omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if
the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or
closely related to another duty statement to address business needs and
changing business practices.
- Manages delivery of library and information services,
directly or indirectly, in assigned program areas, as well as special programs
such as learning center/Makerspaces and
outreach, as directed. Develops new services and projects to meet the needs of
the community. Performs administrative level analysis and technical support
duties to the City Librarian.
- Serves as a member of the Library Management Team by participating
in short and long range planning and goal setting, development and
justification of budget and library policies and procedures. Interprets and carries out existing library
and city policies.
- Manages collection development, acquisition and organization
of information and materials in assigned program areas, directly or indirectly,
by facilitating access to them. Selects specialized vendors and service
agencies for ordering and processing of division materials, supplies and
- Supervises, trains, guides, motivates, and evaluates
professional, technical, and clerical staff and volunteers; develops, supports,
and facilitates the work of functional and operational teams.
- Displays expertise in knowledge of reading levels, interests
and needs of children, young adults, and adults.
- Displays expertise in knowledge of reading levels, interests
and needs of age levels and demographics served by library.
- Plans, publicizes and presents special programs and events
including those specifically for the assigned program areas. For example in the
Youth Services area, manages system wide annual summer reading program, story
times, and book talks for preschool through eighth grade patrons. Coordinates
with adult services for presentation of special adult programs and events for
branch libraries including the annual adult summer reading program. In Adult
Services and Circulation, oversees adult outreach and programs, use of
technology, and partnerships with Central Coast Literacy Council and Santa
Maria Valley Genealogical Society.
- Prepares a variety of reports, correspondence, presentation
materials, and other written documents; assists in developing goals,
objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and administrative control
- Prepares, monitors and reconciles a variety of budgets,
contracts, grant-funded and/or state and/or federal-funded programs; performs
professional-level administrative work in such areas as human resource
administration, management, management analysis, financial administration and
reporting, contract and grant administration;
- Conducts a variety of analytical and operational studies
regarding departmental activities and makes recommendations; assesses community
needs through a variety of methods and develops procedures and facilities to
improve service to users
- Represents the City and Library on a variety of community
and stakeholder groups; develops and implements internal communication
strategies and training designed to enhance and promote exemplary customer
service; coordinates departmental training and assists in technical
personnel-related work as assigned
- Is responsible for the recruitment process to which area is
- Prepares correspondence and reports; may work with other
departments, community organizations and local businesses to expand
opportunities to reach the public with information about City services;
depending on assignment, may be responsible for media communications; may
prepare and disseminate information to the press and other media in written
form, including public service announcements, and feature articles as assigned;
coordinates and completes a variety of special assignments as directed
- Participates in the development and implementation of
operational and administrative processes, procedures and programs; provides a
professional-level resource for organizational, managerial, human resources,
and operational analyses and studies.
- Continues professional growth by participating in
professional library organizations, continuing education, and reading
- Makes every reasonable effort to continually improve the manner in which the job is performed and increase the quality of service to the public and performs other duties as assigned.
- A Masters Degree in Library Science.
- Minimum of three years of professional library experience including at least one year supervisory experience.
- OR any combination of education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the above minimum requirements.
- Principles and practices of professional library work; trends and major challenges facing libraries; familiarity with standard library resources as well as popular literature, web and social media resources; principles and practices of effective management and supervision; library automation systems and their management; emerging technologies including databases and digitization; community needs assessment and methods of involving the community in library planning and services; principles and trends in community and public relations; grant management and writing techniques; and principles and practices of exemplary customer service.
- Effectively supervise, train and schedule subordinate staff; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; practice, model, and train staff in the delivery of quality public library service; support and participate in team activities and functions; establish and maintain effective working relationships; take a proactive approach to problem solving; learn the organization, procedures, and operating details of the City department to which assigned; attend work, as scheduled, on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position's required duties and responsibilities; collaborate with a variety of diverse interest groups in reaching a consensus for the betterment of the community; operate a personal computer using standard software and learn specialized library software systems; practice and exemplify the City of Santa Maria's Mission Statement; and demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.