We are looking for a Library Director in the great state of Idaho. The Library Director would be for the City of Burley Library. Our City population is around 10,000.
The Library Director position encompasses highly responsible administrative, managerial and professional duties to direct a broad range of library functions. This leadership position involves goal setting, personnel, budget administration, program and collection development, technology oversite, and public awareness to meet the library service needs of the City. The size of staff and the nature of the work require that the Library Director have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field.
The Library Director is hired by the Burley Public Library Board of Trustees and work is performed within library, City of Burley policies and administrative regulations, and other government regulations with wide latitude for exercise of independent judgment.
The job includes working closely with the Board of Trustees, the City, Library employees and volunteers, citizens, and LIBRI consortium members to develop, implement, and maintain new or current systems, programs and technologies. The job also involves working closely with the City attorney and Friends and Foundation support groups for the 2-year operating override levy.
The work is conducted in a general office and modern library environment with stable temperatures and a standard level of noise associated with a thriving public space. The work space areas are mostly limited and close to each other.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)
Plans, organizes and manages services of the City Library. Administers library policy and procedures. Develops long and short-term goals and objectives in conjunction with the Library Board of Trustees. Plans, promotes and implements improvements in library services and facilities. Generates and promotes public awareness of the library and its programs in the forms of social media networking, public speaking engagements, creating promotional documents, press releases, interaction with current media contacts and maintaining an active working relationship with the educational community, social service agencies and with other libraries. Oversees the library collection, including purchasing, processing, cataloging, merchandising, and weeding the collection for a diverse population. Oversees library programs and outreach activities. In conjunction with city policy, recruits, supervises and evaluates the library employees. Oversees the maintenance and repair of the building. Personally performs professional level library in any library area.
Confers with the Library Board on policies and long-range library plans. Facilitates Board meetings and prepares reports for the Board and City Administration on progress toward goals, budget issues and planning, funding and collaborate issues.
Serves as library election manager. Applies for grants, donations and other funding to supplement the library budget. Coordinates with Friends and Foundation of the Library support groups for library project funds. Develops and administers the Library budget. Supervises and approves library expenditures.
Oversees and performs public information, marketing, and community relations tasks. Answers inquiries and provides information to the public through social media, electronic communications, and telephone and in person.
Supports circulation and library program activities as needed.
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices.
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be successful in the position.
• The principles, methods and practices of professional library science, including library literature, multimedia, economic and social trends related to library development and library technology;
• Techniques and issues specific to administration of public libraries
• Management principles as they relate to library operations and administration, including personnel administration, accounting and budgeting principles, fund procurement, collection principles, community outreach and public relations.
• Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to public libraries;
• Customer service methods, techniques, and objectives
• Employee hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, and disciplinary techniques, methods, and objectives;
• Municipal accounting, budgeting, payroll, techniques and objectives;
• Fund procurement practices and procedures including levy and bond elections and grant writing;
• Public relations and community outreach techniques and methods;
• Technology, software and hardware, mobile devices and apps, social media, automation systems;
• Federal (OSHA) regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices.
Skill and Ability to:
• Direct the operations and employees and volunteers of the City Library
• Hire, supervise, train, schedule, evaluate, and discipline employees, including terminations;
• Create an annual Department budget and monitor spending for budget compliance;
• Deliver exceptionally high levels of customer service;
• Develop and implement short- and long-range goals, projects, and plans for the library;
• Perform public information, marketing, and community relations tasks;
• Develop and review library policies with the library board and implement and enforce procedures with the staff;
• Maintain the library building, equipment, and analyze space needs;
• Create and maintain a collection of library materials to satisfy a diverse community;
• Market and merchandise library collections, programs and services;
• Answer inquiries and provide information to the public by telephone, in person, media, electronic and social media;
• Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;
• Prepare and analyze comprehensive reports;
• Perform all duties in accordance with City policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees, volunteers and the public.
Acceptable Experience, Training, Licenses and/or Certifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred;
Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a public library, which includes at least two years at a supervisory or management level.
While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is required to have the ability to perform duties in an office environment, to work in an environment subject to continuous interruptions and background noises, to work in confined areas, to work under stress from deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities, and conditions, to operate computers with proficiency using library software, word processing, and the Internet, to view a computer monitor and/or operate a keyboard for extended periods of time, to move and/or lift materials up to 30 pounds, to regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, climb, balance, use stairs and ladders, and sit, regularly required to talk and/or hear; use hands to operate objects, tools, equipment and controls; and reach with hands and arms, vision and hearing at or correctable to “normal ranges”, to read printed materials and information on computer screens, to communicate effectively with individuals in person, over the telephone, and via the printed word, to file books, periodicals, files, reports, notebooks, etc. on shelves ranging from 0 to 7 feet from the floor, to work flexible hours to observe library during all hours of public operation and the ability to travel to attend meetings both inside and outside of Burley. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering the phone, running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, making arrangements for use of library facilities, setting up tables and chairs for meetings, etc.
Serve as a member of various city committees, as assigned or desired
Assist staff in the performance of their duties
Must possess a current driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record;
Must pass a background check
Please go to our website to apply. https://burleyidaho.org/Jobs.aspx
Job Closing Date: 12/31/19