Friday, July 15, 2016

Assistant Director of Library Services

North Haven Memorial Library Assists Library Director in the management, supervision and administration of the North Haven Memorial Library in order to provide maximum services to library patrons in accordance with library and town policy. Directs the library in the absence of the Director. Reports directly to the Director of Library Services. Schedules and supervises the library staff and substitutes for the Director, in his/her absence. Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others. Ability in oral and written communication. Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating library services. Good organizational skills including the ability to prioritize. Expertise and proficiency with computers and related hardware, popular library software, internet and digital communications. Leads the Adult Book Selection Committee. Attends professional meetings. Purchases books and supplies. Compiles periodic statistics. Ensures safe conditions for staff and public. Takes appropriate action in building emergencies. Thorough knowledge of reader interest level, books, authors and reference resources. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates and officials of other departments and agencies. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to a public library, and the use of the computer in libraries. While performing the duties of this job the employee must stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach with hands and arms. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds. Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university plus three years progressively responsible library administration experience including one to two years in a supervisory capacity. The successful candidate may be expected to work evenings and will be expected to work Saturdays in rotation. This is a 40hr/week position and part of a collective bargaining unitSalary Range: $59,218-82,846 Closing Date: When Filled Online Application: