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


Class Code:P4038

LIBRARY BRANCH MANAGER I

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is professional administrative work in a library system.

Work involves responsibility for the administration of a branch library up to 14,999 square feet of the library system. Duties are carried out independently 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 the Librarian series by the additional responsibility required for managing a library and related decision making.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Manages and operates branch up to 14,999 square feet. Plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities of the reference, youth services, circulation sections, learning services and computer instruction within the branch.

Represents the library to the public and resolves customer issues and concerns.  

Develops the reference collection of books and other materials to meet the needs of the public; aids the staff with special or difficult reference problems and questions.

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

Develops, provides and initiates branch contacts in the interest of the library.

Selects, trains and supervises staff.

Develops Plan of Service for the branch library.

Coordinates Friends of the Library, branch volunteer programs and other special programs.

Compiles and analyzes library statistical reports.

Trains and directs professional and other branch personnel;

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

Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and techniques.

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

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 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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

 

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; two(2)years of professional library experience, including one(1) year experience of a supervisory nature in the operation of a library system.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                       GSA - P

FLSA Status:                           Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:          No

Class Spec. Estab ./Revised            E05/07 R09/07


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