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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N4024

LIBRARIAN IV

NATURE OF WORK

This is professional work at the administrative level of the library system.

Work involves responsibility for assisting administrative superiors in administering and coordinating assigned major units of the library system. Work involves assisting in interpreting and implementing all library policies, assisting in staffing and supervising assigned major units, and assisting in coordinating support services within the library system and with other agencies. Duties are performed with considerable independence and initiative within the framework of established policies and procedures. Work is subject to review and evaluation through periodic conferences, attainment of desired management objectives, and conformity with established policies and procedures.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This class is distinguished from Librarian III by the additional administrative responsibilities.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists administrative superiors in coordinating, staffing, and supervising the operations of assigned major units of the library system; assists in coordinating library system supportive services.

Assists subordinate librarians in planning, coordinating, and organizing specific functional, programmatic, and physical aspects of library services and facilities.

Assists in interpreting and implementing all library policies.

Serves as assistant library staff officer for contacts and communication services within the county library system and the community at large.

Conducts assigned library research and procedural studies; prepares reports relative to recommended solutions or courses of action.

Cooperates with governmental and private agencies in special surveys, studies, and programs.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and techniques.

Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of library science and administration appropriate to the areas of specialization.

Considerable knowledge of general community needs and interests in relation to library services in the areas of specialization.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.

Considerable knowledge of research techniques and the sources and availability of current information.

Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in decision-making.

Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinates.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

A Master's Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association; four (4) years experience of a supervisory nature in the operation of a library system, including six (6) months in administrative aspects of the work.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Status:               Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                     Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:    No
Work Locations:                  Libraries
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:      E1/78   R1/91   R3/07


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