PEND OREILLE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT

JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES

2014

Our ideal candidate will possess the vision and passion to creatively lead the Pend Oreille County Library District to excellence in library services for the community.

Position Description: In keeping with the mission and strategic plan of the Pend Oreille County Library District (POCLD), the Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a rural library district that is responsive to the community's needs for information and education. The District includes four library branches, with a staff of about 15, serving the county's population of some 12,000. A Financial Manager position reports to the Director and assists with District bookkeeping operations. The Director of Library Services incumbent reports to the POCLD Board of Trustees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provides leadership in the implementation of library operations, including reference, circulation, acquisitions, programs, volunteer utilization, community outreach and relations, staff training and development, and IT technology, to include
    • Ensuring the selection and maintenance of books, media, computer programs and other materials to meet the needs of the community
    • Providing administrative support for all technology services that enhance library services.
  • Provides direct supervision of library staff, to include
    • Conducting POCLD staff hiring and evaluation
    • Providing staff support through the promotion of training opportunities for staff development.
  • Takes active lead role in the development of the District Strategic Plan. Develops long range plans that support the goals and objectives resulting from the strategic plan, to include
    • Planning, organizing and regularly evaluating the program of services that support the POCLD strategic plan and presenting this evaluation to the Board yearly
    • Providing leadership and direction for major development projects including construction and renovation of facilities.
  • Contributes to financial and policy development and compliance, to include
    • In conjunction with the Financial Manager, preparing and presenting an annual district budget for Board approval
    • Overseeing the administration of the approved budget
    • Seeking grant opportunities that further library services
    • Supporting and advising the Board in fundraising initiatives
    • Compiling statistical information for required State reporting agencies.
    • Making recommendations to the Board of Trustees for approval of new and revised policies.
  • Develops and conducts community relations and outreach, to include
    • Managing internal and external communication of the POCLD, including newsletters, fliers, newspaper articles and social media
    • Actively participating in professional library organizations on the State and National level
    • Representing the District in the Cooperative Information Network Consortium
    • Identifying and pursuing public relations opportunities that promote the POCLD
    • Developing and maintaining active relationships with County and City Governments, Schools, Chambers of Commerce, and other community organizations.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from a recognized college or university plus five (5) years of progressively responsible public library administration experience including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. A combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
  • Washington State Librarian certificate (or obtainable within three months of hire).
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including staff training and development, team building and other human resources management skills
  • Demonstrated competence in long-range planning and evaluation of library services and in current trends in library service, including management, automation, and collection development.
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and follow through on programs, services, and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial needs and to prepare and administer a budget.
  • Demonstrated proof of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prepare and present information to Board and community groups
  • Computer proficiency, including sufficient knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software to supervise IT staff.
  • Strong marketing, and interpersonal relationship skills

6/16/2014

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