Job Description

Library Manager

  • Developing long-range strategic plans.
  • Developing goals, objectives, policies, and procedures;
  • Marketing library services.
  • Managing and supervising assigned staff
  • Developing and managing budgets.
  • Using statistical methods to develop reports.
  • Operating personal computers, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and reference information retrieval software.
  • Accessing automated reference databases.
  • Resolving technical problems related to area of assignment.
  • Conducting effective community outreach.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Libraries, and the general public.
  • Organizing and prioritizing work;
  • Providing lead direction to assigned staff;
  • Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers
  • Supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Library Administrative Assistant

  • Supervising assigned staff.
  • Developing work schedules.
  • Utilizing on-line library computer systems.
  • Interpreting and explaining library policies and procedures.
  • Managing assigned projects.
  • Developing book displays and bibliographies.
  • Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports
  • Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Acquisition Department 

  • Develops and manages budgets for a library branch or a library support system.
  • Processing the receipt and exchange of money;
  • Filing
  • Performs library accounting functions and manages budget accounts within assigned area.
  • Orders and receives books and monitors expenditures for assigned area.
  • Plans and prepares exhibits and programs for the general public, including displaying and mounting exhibits.
  • Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports

Reference Service Department

  • Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports
  • Developing library programs;
  • Accessing automated reference databases
  • Creating bibliographies
  • Conducting effective community outreach;
  • Providing effective customer service;
  • presentation, and reference information retrieval software;
  • Assists in developing library programs and workshops as required.
  • Operating personal computers, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and reference information retrieval software
  • Serves as a general reference resource for library patrons and provides assistance in locating research information.
  • locating research information.
  • develops partnerships to enhance library system awareness and promote services area of the library system or a library branch.
  • Supervises and trains assigned volunteers.
  • Manages and evaluates the delivery of public library services to diverse Users
  • Develops partnerships to enhance library system awareness and promote services.
  • Processes and/or delivers mail.
  • Searches computer databases .
  • Participates in the development of bibliographies, leaflets, catalogs, and other guides for library patrons.

Technical Operations Department

  • Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports
  • Cataloging library materials;
  • Classifying library materials;
  • Participates in the development of bibliographies, leaflets catalogs, and other guides for library patrons.
  • Performs computer data entry to create records within assigned area
  • Maintains library files and creates bibliographic data for the library’s online catalog .

Directing recipients (Reading Rooms)

  • Interpreting and explaining library policies and procedures.
  • Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports.
  • Evaluating library inventory.
  • Serves as a general reference resource for library patrons
  • Manages assigned library branch facility, including requesting maintenance and service repairs and making recommendations.
  • Shelves returned materials and maintains shelf order of materials.
  • Staffs circulation desk, registers borrowers and voters, and checks out materials to users.
  • Receives materials returned from users, assesses and clears fines, and processes holds upon request.
  • Searches shelves for book holds.
  • Repairs and mends library materials.
  • Establishes service desk schedules within assigned area.
  • Searches computer databases and matches document or item information to computer information within assigned area.
  • Conducting ready reference searches.