This is a professional library position with supervisory and managerial responsibility. The assistant director works with the director in developing and implementing library goals and objectives, developing and coordinating collection development policies; overseeing staff and staff training, participating in community relations activities, programming and community outreach. The assistant director assumes agency in-charge responsibilities, as required.
- Works with the director and other department heads to develop policies and procedures, and monitors adherence to same.
- Assists in evaluating the services being provided by the library in relation to specified goals and standards, and recommends modifications, where appropriate.
- Has primary responsibility for coordinating all adult library functions including collection development and programming
- Assists in the supervising and directing staff in the performance of their duties.
- Assists in evaluating the performance of staff members.
- Manages volunteers.
- Assists in collection development and management of materials.
- Assists with public relations, including a monthly newsletter and updating the library's social media accounts
- Plans, promotes, and conducts adult programming.
- Assumes director's duties in director's absence.
- Attends appropriate library system and other meetings, as appropriate.
- Works at circulation desks as needed.
- Coordinates staff training.
- Daytime, evening and weekend availability required
- Performs other duties as required.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Library Director
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school
- Minimum -- 1 year professional library experience.
- Valid Illinois driver's license
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to lead, motivate, and supervise staff.
- Ability to plan and organize projects and programs.
- Ability to maintain an exemplary public service attitude at all times.
- Ability to analyze library needs and participate in long and short range planning.
- Work independently with little supervision.
- Working knowledge of modern library policies and procedures, methods, practices and materials
- Knowledge of database and online reference sources, computer applications and library system software.
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
- Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 25 pounds occasionally and up to 10 pounds frequently.