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


Class Code:P4023

LIBRARIAN III

NATURE OF WORK

This is professional administrative work in a library system.

Work involves responsibility for the administration of a major unit of the library system. Duties are carried out with considerable independence within the framework of established policies and program plans. Supervision is exercised over professional and other library personnel. Work is subject to review and evaluation through periodic conferences and the review of departmental and program activities reports.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This class is distinguished from Librarian II by the additional experience required and by responsibility for exercising considerable independent judgment in decision making.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities of the central reference unit; develops the reference collection of books and other materials to meet the needs of the public; assists in formulating policies regarding reference department organization and services; directs inter-library loan activities; aids the staff with special or difficult reference problems and questions.

Supervises the ordering, cataloging, processing, and eventual discarding of materials; maintains related financial and other records.

Plans, organizes, and directs the extension services unit programs which include branch libraries, bookmobile service, and related services; coordinates the selection of materials for bookmobiles and the maintenance of balanced book collections in all branches; acts as liaison between a regional library and the branches.

Plans, organizes, and directs activities of a regional library; develops, provides and initiates regional contacts in the interest of the library; supervises staff operations, development and training.

Provides general assistance in planning and coordinating the development of library services and programs; may serve as personnel officer for the library; coordinates volunteer programs and other special programs with the regular library services; compiles and analyzes library statistical reports.

Trains and directs professional and other library system personnel; cooperates with other 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.

Knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

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 Broward County’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, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Master's Degree in library science or Master’s in Information Management or Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association ; three (3) years professional library experience, including one(1) year experience of a supervisory nature in the operation of a library system; or any equivalent combination of relevant experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:    Government Supervisors Association - P

FLSA Status:    Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:   No

Class Spec. Estab ./Revised:     E10/76   R10/13


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