Job Description Humboldt Public Library Library Director
Purpose: The Library Director position is focused on delivering the highest possible level of library service while carrying out the policies of the library as adopted by the board. The Library Director acts as advisor to the board and makes needed recommendations as to policy, services, and employment of personnel.
Scope: This position description is designed to outline primary duties but not limit the employee nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his or her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the services we provide to our patrons.
Works actively to promote and meet customer service expectations
established within the organization
Excellent Leadership Skills
Oversees Library operations and collection development
Oversees budget preparation and implementation
Willingness to be involved in the community
Oversees staff management, including payroll and all accounts payable/receivable, including hiring of employees
Continually monitors and assesses patrons’ needs and acts to improve
Plans, implements, presents/coordinates programs, workshops and classes
on a regular basis both at the library and throughout the community
Compiles and analyzes data, prepares reports and procedures, and summarizes activities.
Maintains relationships and effective communication with public, governmental and private organizations to further the library’s mission related to programming and outreach; Promotes awareness of library services to schools, daycares, civic groups, the general public, patrons and library staff
Participates in the development of long-term and short-term goals for the Library
Maintains knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.
Researches, recommends, implements and monitors independently or with others, projects, grants, etc.
Keeps abreast of technological changes
Interprets and explains policies to public and staff
Interest in maintaining the physical appearance of the building
Carries out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job
Ability to work with adults and youth of varied backgrounds
Knowledge and willingness to learn of materials and current trends in library innovation, customer service, and technology
Ability to supervise others and to work with all members of Library staff
Ability to speak and write effectively
Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends
Ability to self-motivate, exercise initiative and independent judgment
Ability to comprehend and sustain fundamental principles of library
services, to include open access to library materials and privacy rights of
Able to travel to Regional Library and other trainings
Education: Minimum of a High School Diploma
Valid Driver’s License, dependable personal transportation and personal vehicle insurance