Thursday, November 15, 2012

Librarian III, Automated Services - West Hartford Public Libraries

Librarian III, Automated Services - West Hartford Public Libraries. Salary Range: $74,620 - $94,068. Job Purpose: Supervises and plans all aspects of library computer and network systems, including software selection, installation and maintenance, and supervises cataloging, materials acquisitions and processing services. Manages public and staff access to information services through the integrated library system. Work Environment: Work is performed in a library setting, which requires attending to computer and network problems at branch locations, and throughout the library’s computer network. Evening and weekend work may be required as is travel to attend regional meetings. Essential Job Functions: Supervises, coordinates, maintains, and plans computer services for the library system, including branch locations. Supervises and coordinates cataloging services, acquisitions and processing. May perform professional cataloging and classification. Supervises and directs the work of individuals or work groups engaged in library projects and/or activities including scheduling, assigning, overseeing and reviewing the work of employees. Establishes performance standards, evaluates work performance and recommends merit increases. Provides staff training to assure proper methods, practices and opportunities for staff promotion and development. Participates in the administration of the library system through taking an active part in supervisory meetings, staff meetings, and meetings with the Library Director. Additional Job Responsibilities: Participates in the management, planning, and development of the regional automated library system. May select books and other materials for the library’s collections. Participates in professional development in the specialized field of library service assigned, through attendance at technical training programs and/or professional association seminars and conferences. Provides technical supervision to individual staff or work groups. Prepares various reports and assists in the preparation of departmental budget as required. Performs related work as required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of computers, computer networks, and software appropriate to a library setting. Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and practices, including knowledge of library principles of classification. Knowledge of HTML, XML, and database applications. Ability to administer a Local Area Network. Ability to analyze professional administrative problems and to make recommendations for their solution. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain favorable public relations and effective working relationships with other employees. Ability to direct, plan, assign and evaluate the work of employees in a specialized library service. Skill in use of Microsoft software and including server related software. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an ALA accredited Master’s Degree program in Library or Information Science and four (4) years of experience in professional library work, including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. Method of Selection: Oral Board Examination (Weight: 100%, Passing Score: 70). Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70 on the oral examination in order to have their name placed on the Eligible List for this position. An individual appointed to the position must satisfactorily complete a one (1) year probationary period. The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to any portion of the selection process. Applications: Applications may be obtained from the Job Openings page of the West Hartford website, Applications must be completed no later than Friday, December 7, 2012, unless the Director of Employee Services extends such date.