Montgomery County Government
Assistant Public Library Director
This position manages, organizes and coordinates the
daily operation of library services for the main library in Montgomery County.
- Adheres to County
Government Policy and Procedures
- Acts as a role model
within and outside the work environment
- Performs duties as
- Maintains a positive
and respectful attitude
regularly with supervisor about department issues
- Demonstrates flexible
and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include
the following. Other duties may be
- Supervises, directs and evaluates
staff, handling employee concerns, assigning work, counseling, and conducting
disciplinary and other personnel actions. Assists in hiring and termination of
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Is able to read, understand and
interpret statistical and financial reports and related materials.
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
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).
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:
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.