River Grove Public Library District

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Job Title: Library Director
Supervisor Title: Board of Trustees

FLSA Status: Exempt

Full Time  Part-Time 

Position Overview: Within the goals, policies and guidelines established by the library board, assume overall responsibility for the development and delivery of high-quality library services and for the administration, operation, and security of the library.

Primary Duties:

• Provide friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable customer service.
• Provides a leadership role in the library.
• Coordinate and oversee day-to-day library operations, including the delivery of library services and facility management.
• Responds to patron request, suggestions and complaints.
• Coordinate all planning efforts of the staff and library board, to include: developing, implementing and evaluating library services; building and maintaining a strong, balanced, up-to-date and useful collection of library materials and resources; and developing and implementing strategic planning cycles.
• Work with Board and Administrative Assistant to develop and prepare the annual budget and related fiscal documents for the library board. Implement and manage the approved budget, and monitor and control expenditures. Oversee the ongoing business operations of the library.
• Provide regular reports to the board about the status of the library and its services, resources and usage. Attend and prepare background materials for board and board committee meetings, and provide information, counsel and advice on all matters that are considered. Recommend and help formulate policies and policy changes. Execute decisions of the board.
• Develop and sustain a public information program that effectively informs the community about library services and promotes a strong library presence in the Village of River Grove. Represent the library on occasions that require professional competence for promoting library services, programs and goals, and for explaining policies, procedures and operations. Pursue and maintain contact with other community organizations, including the Friends of the Library, and develop methods of cooperation. Establish effective working relationships with community leaders and officials, and serve on committees of community organizations whose efforts may affect the nature and quality of library service.
• Provide for recruitment, training, supervision, evaluation, motivation and ongoing development of a highly effective, responsive and service-oriented staff. Directly supervise and evaluate the performance of the department heads and other administrative staff. Direct and coordinate the efforts of the staff management team.
• Stay abreast of new technologies and library trends. Identify, assess feasibility, and implement information technology services that respond to the needs and interests of the community.
• Assist and instruct patrons using virtual resources, downloading digital content, using publicly available technology including computers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax, etc. in scheduled group programs or one-on-one training sessions.
• Collect, maintain, report, and analyze accurate and up-to-date statistics about the use of library services.

Additional Duties:

• Assist with development and fundraising efforts on behalf of the library, including the pursuit of appropriate grants.
• Serve on committees of library and community organizations in order to identify resources and services that respond to the needs and interests of the community.
• Provides assistance in the provision of general library service to the public in the
• Adult Services, Youth, Teen and Circulation Department, which includes but not limited to providing reference and readers advisory service, filling out reserve and direct loan requests, and placing them on the SWAN system and assisting patrons with copier, microform equipment and computers.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of library philosophies, practices, procedures and technologies
• Ability to set priorities, make decisions, and exercise discretion with patrons and staff
• Ability to think analytically and to exercise initiative
• Ability to prioritize work, meet established deadlines, delegate duties and attend to detail as appropriate
• Ability to handle multiple and simultaneous task
• Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff at all levels of experience
• Ability to work effectively as a team
• Knowledge of library budgetary and fiscal practices and library law
• Knowledge of computers and the internet, especially integrated library systems software, and similar software programs
• Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally and to prepare and present reports and other information in the appropriate format
• Ability to work the hours needed to complete responsibilities of Library Director

Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate school. Five years full time professional experience in a public library environment, including four years with supervisory and managerial responsibilities. Verifiable leadership, teambuilding, budgeting, and fiscal management skills. Intermediate to advanced computer and information technology skills.
Other Qualifications: Schedule may include evening and weekend hours as needed.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 25 pounds
Ability to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, climb, balance, and sit
Occasionally required to attend off-site meetings

Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@rivergrovelibrary.org

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