Pay Range GC15
This classification is responsible for managing a branch library and performs duties necessary to operate an extension service facility, which includes clerical, technical and paraprofessional librarian functions of substantial variety and complexity; supervise branch support staff.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)
1. Serve as reference
resource to patrons in locating books, take requests by phone
and in person, answer questions and notify of arrival of
requested materials, process inter-library loans. In
conjunction with headquarters librarians, select material from
headquarters collection to fill reader needs determined from
patron interest at each area served.
2. Assist children and
adults in book selection and review; provide tours, story
presentation and special reading programs for children as well
as programs for adults and young adults.
3. Perform circulation
duties including check in/out, issue library cards,
packing/unpacking books from main library and branches;
process paperbacks/magazines. Read and straighten shelves,
mend books, weed collection; maintain vertical files.
Interpret library policy regarding overdue materials.
4. Read reviews and
provide input to collection development staff to adequately
meet rural patrons needs.
5. Plan, organize,
schedule and supervise support staff and is involved in
selection, training and evaluation of staff. Assume
responsibility for work performed within branch. Establish
procedure and interpret policy. Direct activities of
volunteers and community service individuals.
6. Meet with branch
advisory board, Friends of the Library, city officials, and
other agencies to set goals and plan programs.
7. Perform other duties to assist smooth operation of branch: prepare brochures, posters and publicity; arrange displays, conduct tours, and give presentations to local groups regarding branch library services; maintain statistical recordkeeping; prepare and monitor budget; apply for grants; attend in-service days and continuing education. As needed, perform clerical duties including mail, filing, recordkeeping, and typing; order supplies from main library; receive, record, balance and deposit fine money.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION
Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and methods which include knowledge of bibliographic, and readers' advisory service, reference and literature searching, and children's reading needs; reasonable knowledge of collection development; reasonable knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of effective administration including personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate branch procedures; basic knowledge of computerized equipment; basic knowledge of recordkeeping and report writing as relate to library services. Skill in: Applying library principles and practices to extension library functions; use of automated library equipment and systems. Ability to:
Communicate effectively in oral and written forms; adjust to
priority changes and coordinate a variety of library programs
assigning and supervising employees for each; determine reader
interest and select material for the collection; utilize problem
identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good
judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations;
establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; make
decisions independently in accordance with established policy and
procedure, establish new procedures when applicable, and use
initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities;
courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees,
advisory groups, library boards, community groups, city officials,
vendors and patrons.
Education, experience and training:
Four years progressively responsible work related experience which
includes project management or supervisory experience OR
Bachelor's degree. At time of appointment, must possess valid
Oregon driver's license.
Experience or coursework in library programs; experience in
working with children.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OVER POSITION
Work is performed under the general direction of a librarian 2. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures. Supervisor is available by telephone for instructions on unusual projects.
Work is performed within established library policy and procedures, personnel rules, automated equipment reference manuals. Considerable amount of judgment and initiative is used in independently interpreting these procedures for use within an extension library.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is performed in an office environment; which may require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting books on/off carts weighing up to 20 pounds, pushing heavy carts, reaching, standing for extended periods of time and walking. Reasonable amount of driving is required.