DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An incumbent in this position has overall charge of a library while also taking an active part in the provision of professional library services. The position includes supervision of professional and clerical staff as well as time spent in professional library service activities. Work involves carrying out broad policy as determined by the Library Board of Trustees. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of library administration practices; thorough knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; thorough knowledge of the applications of computer technology to library operations; thorough knowledge of library materials and collection development issues; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to train and supervise library staff; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to read, comprehend and conduct library research studies; ability to comprehend interpret and respond to users' needs quickly and accurately and prescribe information or materials accordingly; ability to exercise leadership and motivate others; ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a public librarian's professional certificate issued by the State of New York at time of application.
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