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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs administrative duties as head of a specialized area or department of a large public library.† The incumbent is responsible for the operation of the department, and for the training and direction of professional and nonprofessional staff through intermediate supervisors.† The work is reviewed by the Director or Assistant Director of the library through conferences and the attainment of desired objectives.† Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
††††††††††† Heads a department or specialized area in a large public library: plans, directs and evaluates the operation of the department and the performance of departmental staff;
††††††††††† Plans, recommends and implements new types of library services;
††††††††††† Recommends policy for the department;
††††††††††† Participates in staff selection;
††††††††††† Prepares and submits departmental budget for approval;
††††††††††† Performs the most difficult and involved informational, reference and referral service or cataloging;
††††††††††† May act as consultant or advisor to patrons;
††††††††††† Reviews the selection of books and other library materials;
††††††††††† Represents the library at community and professional meetings;
††††††††††† Conducts staff meetings and participates in in-service training programs;
††††††††††† Attends conferences and workshops to keep informed of professional developments.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the employing library's policies and procedures; thorough knowledge of modern public library organization, materials, methods and services; thorough knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; thorough knowledge of the needs and makeup of the library district's population; ability to suggest and implement improvements in services and collections; ability to plan, supervise and evaluate the work of supervisory library personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to plan and estimate budget needs for a large department; ability to conduct training sessions and address community groups effectively; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, members of professional library organizations and the community; ability to express oneself clearly, both orally and in writing; courtesy; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE;
††††††††††† Possession of a valid New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate and four (4) years of experience as a professional librarian (professional experience is defined as experience gained after being awarded a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) or a valid New York State Public Librarianís Professional Certificate).
††††††††††† One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Librarian II.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Appointees must maintain a valid New York State Public Librarianís Professional Certificate throughout employment in this title.