-Manages the operations of a Community Library; hires, trains, evaluates staff; prepares and monitors budget expenditures for the branch
-Create a comfortable, safe and attractive facility to ensure convenient and barrier-free access for customers
-Understands, develops, and explains library policies and procedures to customers and staff in order to resolve conflicts and achieve mutually agreeable resolutions, resolves complaints from customers
-Facilitate individual and group use of meeting rooms and other library spaces to support the library as a center of community life and activities.
-Lead, facilitate and participate in City and department teams to develop strategic plans, and resolve problems and improve current processes
-Has a leadership role in library-wide policy making and in the development and evaluation of services; fosters engagement with constituents.
-Plan and evaluate library programs to encourage lifelong learning, development of literacy skills, and foster effective use of the library
-Present oral and/or written analyses and proposals to guide City department and State decision making.
-Seek, learn, understand and incorporate current trends to predict the direction of change and design of responsive library services
-Communicate in a variety of ways with staff and the public to foster dialogue and feedback while building understanding of departmental and City goals and processes.
Minimum Requirements: Requires a Master of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college plus five (5) years in professional/administrative library work with a minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory capacity or in professional/administrative library work which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. Must be available to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime when required to meet operational needs.
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