††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† †0829
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class assists the Library Director in administering a public library.† The incumbent directly or indirectly supervises some or all of the professional and nonprofessional staff, and assumes administrative responsibility for programs and services as assigned by the Director.† The employee acts for and in place of the Director when delegated to do so.† The work is reviewed through conferences, reports and through the effective functioning of assigned programs and services, and requires the exercise of independent initiative and judgment.† Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
††††††††††† Assists the Library Director in planning, developing and implementing the library's programs and services;
††††††††††† Assists in the preparation of budget estimates and proposals;
††††††††††† Studies operating procedures and recommends improvements to the Director;
††††††††††† Participates in staff selection and training;
††††††††††† May conduct staff meetings and make decisions concerning the allocation of work to supervisory personnel;
††††††††††† Supervises and consults with professional staff to assist with and correct administrative and technical problems;
††††††††††† Advises and participates in the professional work of the library;
††††††††††† Attends professional meetings and keeps informed of developments in the field;
††††††††††† May represent the library at community and group meetings.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of library materials and the techniques of library science; good knowledge of library administrative practices; good knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in the field of library science; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of library personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons and representatives of the local community; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to keep records and prepare comprehensive reports; initiative in making constructive suggestions for improving services and collections; good judgment; tact; 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 in a public library as a professional librarian (professional experience is defined as experience gained after being awarded a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) or a valid New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate); at least two (2) years of this experience must have been at the level of Librarian II or higher; or a satisfactory equivalent encompassing service as a department head in a small library or head of a small branch.
††††††††††† One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Librarian IV; or,
††††††††††† Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Librarian II or Librarian III.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Appointees must maintain a valid New York State Public Librarianís Professional Certificate throughout employment in this title.