Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Director of Library Information Services - Norwalk Public Library

Director of Library Information Services - Norwalk Public Library. Salary: Hourly, $43.61 - $51.54, Annually, $85,373.00 - $100,897.00. Closing Date: December 13, 2013. Description: Plans, organizes and supervises the services and activities of the adult reference unit; and performs professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials. Examples of Duties: Receives oral or written direction from Assistant Library Director. Plans work according to established library schedule or standard procedure. Establishes task priorities within reference unit. Assigns regular and daily tasks to professional and clerical staff. Assists in near-term and long-range planning of library services. Recommends policies and procedures for the improvement of reference services. Develops collection, including selection and weeding of books, periodicals and materials. Prepares reading lists for special interest groups. Plans and organizes special programs involving the use of library resources. Prepares public relations materials to promote library services. Provides supervision and training to library assistants, clerks and part-time employees in general and specialized tasks. Prepares statistical and narrative reports of some complexity for Assistant Library Director. Reports achievement of assigned work to Assistant Library Director. Examines professional publications and other sources for selection of books, periodicals and other materials. Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations. Operates computer terminal in issuing, receiving and locating books and materials in division programs. Performs duties in other library divisions as needed. The description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not all-inclusive of every task or responsibility. Typical Qualifications: Supplemental Information: The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a Master’s degree in Library Science, and three years of progressively responsible public library experience, including one year as supervisor of a Library division. Ability to apply principles of Library Science to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to prepare and deliver brief, concise and attractive reports of library services and facilities both orally and in writing. A working knowledge of computer applications for library services. Ability to work effectively with library staff and library patrons. This position is a Grade 6. Applications may be obtained and filed online at: An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.