Library Director

Mauney Memorial Library
Location (City, State): 
Kings Mountain, NC

LIBRARY: Mauney Memorial Library
LOCATION: Kings Mountain, NC

General Statement of Duties

Performs managerial work in planning, organizing, and directing the provision of library services in the community.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class plans, organizes, and directs the library. Work includes establishing goals for program planning and budget preparation, managing personnel and capital facilities, collection development, and establishing administrative policies and procedures for library operations in accordance with City policies and state requirements. Work requires significant scope in management of resources, physical facilities, and staff and requires significant marketing and public awareness to produce effectiveness. Work is performed independently under the guidance of an advisory board and the direction of the City Manager. Work is evaluated through conferences, analysis of program accomplishment and community service, and acceptance of the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks
Directs long and short range planning, conferring with advisory board, City management and staff; establishes goals and objectives for collection development, program services for various populations, and capital facilities.
Researches and analyzes patron needs and develops marketing strategies in response to findings; promotes outreach programs for various populations and non-users.
Establishes policies and procedures such as collection development procedures; studies, recommends, implements and maintains technology systems for the library.
Manages personnel; establishes effective work processes and assigns staff as appropriate; recruits and recommends hiring to the City Manager; conducts performance evaluations; coaches, trains, motivates, and disciplines employees in accordance with City policies and procedures.
Reviews and analyses reports on circulation, requests for informational services, collection purging and development, programs offered, and other activities.
Works with advisory board on planning objectives and policies and lobbying local and state officials; prepares agenda items for Board meetings and prepares monthly reports; maintains contact and facilitates communications with City management and elected officials; serves as part of the City Manager’s management team and attends City Board meetings to represent the department.
Prepares annual operating budget proposal; prepares long range capital facilities plan; identifies, requests, and administers grants; controls expenditures and administers budget; prepares grant requests and administers awarded grants.

Additional Job Duties
Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operations.
Thorough knowledge of the various types of reference works, literature, technical library publications, and audio-visual materials.
Considerable knowledge of the organization and functions of local governments.

Considerable knowledge of budgeting, planning, grant management and sources

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Considerable management and policies knowledge, and other administrative practices and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology in a library.
Knowledge of modern and effective supervisory principles and practices including motivations, communications, performance coaching and evaluation, and conflict resolution.
Skill in communicating and presenting ideas effectively in oral and written forms.
Ability to supervise and plan the work of subordinate staff.
Ability to plan and coordinate successful programs and services relating to adults as well as to supervise youth and other special programming.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City and community officials, other departments, employees and patrons.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, reaching, grasping, manual dexterity, talking, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pound of force occasionally; up to 10 pound of force frequently; and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.

Desirable Training And Experience
Graduation from an accredited professional library school with a master's degree in library science and considerable professional experience in library work including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirement
Possession ALA certification.