Managing Libn. @ Austin Public Library
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Topic: Managing Libn. @ Austin Public Library
Posted: 27/Feb/2014 at 5:43pm
Posting: Managing Librarian (City of Austin)
Current Status: Posted
· Position Type: City of Austin
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Lib Youth Services
Do you want to post Salary Range or Commensurate
$23.84 – $31.00
Incumbent or last person who filled position
Is this a Grant-Funded or Pool Position?
Not Applicable, Not Applicable
Job Search Category
This position requires a criminal background investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Stays abreast of library of archive issues and trends.
2. Assists in development of budget and grant applications, may direct or monitor work unit expenditures.
3. Provides input into the development of policies and procedures for library. Coordinates system-wide library
activities, such as collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, processing, mending, withdrawals, recycling of
books, and circulation support.
4. Advises library staff on library procedures and issues, including selection, collection development, cataloging and
classification, processing, intellectual freedom, and/or preservation.
5. Provides outreach services to the public. Directs and develops public relations for work unit activities. Conducts
meetings, training, and public programs. Interprets and explains policies to public and staff. Represents the City of
Austin and Austin Public Library to the public. Coordinates customer service hotline.
6. Selects library materials and develops collections for system, branch, or special collections. Provides original
cataloging in all formats. Compiles bibliographies.
7. Plans, develops, and manages work-unit fund raising activities and administer spending of donations.
8. Oversees maintenance, security, and physical attractiveness of facility, grounds, and equipment.
9. Coordinates with other libraries and organizations concerning resource sharing and coordination of services.
10. Oversees cash handling and reporting. .Prepares reports, collects and monitors statistics
Develops long and short-term plans.
Assists in development of budget and grant applications, may direct or monitor work unit expenditures.
Provides input into the development of policies and procedures for library.
Advises library staff on library procedures and issues.
Provides outreach services to the public. Directs and develops public relations for work unit activities. Conducts meetings, training, and public programs.
Interprets and explains policies to public and staff.
Represents the City of Austin and Austin Public Library to the public.
Maintains library youth materials at a location and develops collections for system, branch, or special collections. Compiles bibliographies.
Manages a region of the Youth Services division.
Provides and oversees youth services programs.
Coordinates with other libraries and organizations concerning resource sharing and coordination of services.
Prepares reports, collects and monitors statistics.
Responsibilities – Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of library procedures, systems, and techniques.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws.
Knowledge of city practice, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Knowledge of reference tools and procedures.
Knowledge of current and retrospective literature.
Knowledge of archival issues and trends.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Skill in collection development.
Ability to plan and present effective programs and/or exhibits.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to stay current on archival issues and trends.
Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with other city employees and the public
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university, plus four (4) years as a professional librarian, two (2) years of which as a lead or supervisor.
Licenses or Certifications:
May require a valid operator’s license and the use of a personal vehicle.
Must be able to stoop, bend, walk, and reach heights of up to six (6) feet.
Must be able to lift or pull book bags and equipment up to fifty (50) pounds.
Must be able to push loaded book truck up to three hundred (300) pounds.
Must have manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard.
Changes to Job Description
Knowledge of the latest principles, practices and procedures of public librarianship.
· Experience working with multi-cultural communities and diverse workforce
· Flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
· Self-motivated and Self-directed.
· Communicates effectively, orally and in writing.
Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr. , 78731
Days and Hours
40 Hours a week
Monday – Friday
Some weekend and evening hours required.
Notes to Applicants
Work location subject to change
PLEASE READ and ensure the following:
Please provide cover letter and resume along with contact information for a least three professional references.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
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Type of Posting
Thank you for your interest in this City of Austin position. The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in this City of Austin position. Based on your responses to the questions on the employment application, you do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please do not let this discourage you from applying for other positions that interest you.
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