Montgomery County Government

Position Description

Job Title:

Assistant Public Library Director

Department:

Libraries

Class Code:

G

Reports To:

Library Director

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Prepared By:

Libraries

Prepared Date:

August 2016

SUMMARY

This position manages, organizes and coordinates the daily operation of library services for the main library in Montgomery County.

 EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE

  •  Adheres to County Government Policy and Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the work environment
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of the various internal and external cultures that utilize department services
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets County Government productivity and quality standards
  • Maintains appropriate customer relations 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Supervises, directs and evaluates staff, handling employee concerns, assigning work, counseling, and conducting disciplinary and other personnel actions. Assists in hiring and termination of employees.
  • Oversees training of library employees in conjunction with Library Director.
  • Oversees daily operations of the library; organizes and oversees departmental work schedules and assignments of personnel engaged in library functions and operations. May fill in for personnel when the library is short-handed.
  • Is very familiar with all aspects of the operations of each library department and helps department heads to develop services that continue to meet and exceed the needs of library users.
  • Coordinates memorial giving to the library including material selection. Assists with collection development and maintenance for the library.
  • Attends training sessions to remain knowledgeable of library operations and to promote improved job performance.
  • Prepares and executes requests for grants.
  • Assists Director with library budget and purchasing on ongoing basis as needed.
  • May review, evaluate, select and order library materials. May examine and determine materials to be discarded, repaired or replaced.
  • Maintains regular communication with County Government and with other agencies institutions and organizations as merited.
  • Provides library public relations services such as conducting group tours, presenting to various organizations about library services and promoting library services in various ways.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings in Director’s absence.
  • Attends Board of Trustee monthly meetings. Reports to Board in Director’s absence.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and emerging technologies, issues and research in librarianship, education and allied fields
  • Participates in community and professional meetings and workshops to assess community needs and to act on library concerns; serves as the library representative at local, state, county and federal functions in the Director’s absence.
  • Prepares, maintains and/or oversees the preparation of required documentation including, but not limited to, requisitions, periodic reports, grant applications, policy manuals, meeting agendas, routine correspondence, etc. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association accredited school with three to five years of professional librarian experience, preferably working for or with a public library; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

 SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 

  • Possesses considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the County and library management practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the job of Assistant Library Director.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of library services, public relations and administrative practices as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.
  • Knows how to develop and administer operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the library.
  • Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental operations and activities.
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with supervisors, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the library.
  • Is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner.
  • Possesses good organizational, human relations, and technical skills. Is able to use independent judgment in supervision of subordinates.
  • Possesses the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply principles and methods utilized within the library.
  • Possesses the mathematical ability to handle required calculations using percentages and decimals.
  • Is knowledgeable and proficient with computers.
  • Is able to read, understand and interpret statistical and financial reports and related materials. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb or balance. The incumbent must occasionally life and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. 

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Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1966 (Section 1981) and 1964 (Title VI, VII,) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA). 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is a drug-free workplace. A drug test and background check is required as part of the hiring process.

 Use this link to view current job openings and to apply online through the Montgomery County Government: 

http://www.mcgtn.org/human-resources/employment

General Information

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is located in Montgomery County, Tennessee. The current service population of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is over 190,000. Clarksville was recently ranked by Business Week as “Tennessee’s Best Place to Raise Your Kids.” Its high ranking was based on many factors, including safety, school test scores, air quality and affordability. Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University and Ft. Campbell Army post featuring the 101st Airborne Division, and is situated near Nashville.

Montgomery County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.