Under direction of the Director of Collection Anywhere, provides leadership and direction for staff in the Collection Development Department; plans, organizes and manages all operations of Collection Development including supervising Collection Development staff; in collaboration with the Director of Collection Anywhere plans, organizes and develops the overall collection; evaluates the overall selection and management of materials for system libraries; assists in the development of policy recommendations, acts as the administrator on materials related issues in the absence of the Director of Collection Anywhere.
Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Library Studies/Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university; and
Four to six years of progressively responsible related experience in a public library involving collection development responsibilities, with a minimum of two years of supervisory experience
Skills and Abilities:
Administrative principles and practices including goal setting and program budget development and implementation.
Administration of staff and activities, either directly or through subordinate supervision.
Extensive knowledge of library practices, policies, procedures and equipment.
Principles and practices of library science, technology and management.
Library materials, in a variety of formats, and publishers.
Basic budgetary principles and practices.
Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.
Outcome-based planning and evaluation.
Evidence based selection.
All computer applications and hardware related to performance and the essential functions of the job.
Planning, organizing, assigning, coordinating, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment.
Analyzing and resolving office administrative situations and problems.
Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
Using critical thinking-logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Communicating ideas and thoughts clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.
Using exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills that build and maintain strategic relationships with internal and external customers.
Hiring, motivating, developing and directing staff in a collaborative team environment.
Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Maintaining professional objectivity when making decisions on materials dealing with controversial issues or when handling customer comments about library materials.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
Analytical abilities are required to integrate and interpret data from various sources and to plan, develop and implement strategies.
Ability to analyze complex technical, scientific and/or administrative problems, evaluate alternative solutions and adopt effective courses of actions.
Mental/visual endurance to sustain periods of concentration while working under pressure or deadlines and constant interruptions.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, speak and hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The Metropolitan Library System provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.