LIBRARY DIRECTOR†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0839
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under the general direction of the Board of Library Trustees, an employee in this class administers a public library.† The incumbent exercises direct or indirect supervision over all library employees, and oversees all library functions and activities, subject to the policies, standards and objectives determined by the Board of Trustees.† The employee utilizes a high degree of initiative and independent judgment in the performance of these duties.† Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
††††††††††† Evaluates the effectiveness of library services in meeting the changing needs of the community;
††††††††††† Recommends changes in services, and plans the implementation of same;
††††††††††† Recommends and administers personnel policies and personnel actions;
††††††††††† Directs and supervises the expenditure of library funds;
††††††††††† Prepares budget estimates and proposals and submits them to the Board of Trustees;
††††††††††† Recommends and administers public relations programs, and represents the library at community and group meetings;
††††††††††† Supervises the maintenance and security of buildings and grounds; recommends needed repairs, alterations and new construction;
††††††††††† Attends professional meetings and keeps informed of developments in the field;
††††††††††† May revise and correct the work of professional and nonprofessional personnel;
††††††††††† May participate in the more difficult professional work of the library.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of library administrative practices; thorough knowledge of library materials and the techniques of library science; thorough knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in the field of library science; ability to plan and direct library activities which meet the needs of the community; ability to administer and coordinate the work of library personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to participate effectively in the cultural and intellectual activities of the community; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to interpret and execute general instructions and policies from the Board of Trustees; initiative in making constructive suggestions and 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 Librarianís 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 a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) or a valid New York State Public Librarianís Professional Certificate); at least three (3) years of this experience must have been at the level of Librarian II or higher; or a satisfactory equivalent encompassing service as a library department head or head of a small branch.
††††††††††† One (1) year of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Library Director.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Appointees must maintain a valid New York State Public Librarianís Professional Certificate throughout employment in this title.