The purpose of this class within the organization is to plan, implement, and manage a comprehensive program of library services to the citizens of Petersburg. This class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
This position is the leader in: (1) coordinating, planning, promoting and implementing the Summer Reading program, story times, the STEM activities and other programs for children and teens; (2) working with area school personnel and other community agencies (including day cares) to design, plan and implement programs or projects which focus on youth and their families; (3) aiding the use of the library by developing library skills, an appreciation of books and reading, information seeking and evaluating techniques; (4) offering reference service, reader’ advisory service, information and referral services to children, teens and adults who care for youth. Develops and maintains a collection in a variety of formats to serve current needs and in anticipation of future needs of you, parents, and other adults. Provides staff training and development. Performs responsible professional and supervisory work in planning, budgeting, developing and coordinating services and programs of interest to children and teens. Maintains and prepares administrative reports. Interprets Library policies and procedures. Assists patrons to determine needed information and assists in furnishing or locating that information. Instructs library patrons how to search for information using databases. Catalogs and processes all materials. Relays helpdesk issues for Information Technology consultants. Prepares monthly departmental statistical reports. Determines the needs of the collection based on feedback and reports.
Performs related work as assigned.
Requires a Master’s Degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school or its equivalent. Applicants must possess strong computer skills; must be proficient in the use of Microsoft software and the use of the internet as a reference resource, also must possess working knowledge of technology in a public library setting.