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Library Director, City of Revere Public Library (Revere)

Job Title: Library Director

Department: Library

Hours: 39 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.                         

DEFINITION:

The Library Director works closely with the Library Board of Trustees to ensure that the City provides the best possible library services to the citizens of Revere. The successful candidate will lead the effort to create, implement and manage library programs which meet the needs and aspirations of City residents. The Library Director manages the library collections available for Revere residents and provides access to automated systems such as personal computers and the Internet. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logically assigned to the position.

Provides daily supervision and oversight to office staff and scheduling of daily tasks
Recruits, trains, schedules and manages Library staff
Monitors local, state, and federal laws and regulations applicable to the library operation and takes action to ensure compliance as appropriate
Creates, implements and manages all library programs and activities making changes based on attendance and participation
Evaluates current programs and activities, makes changes and improvements as necessary
Plans, performs and manages community outreach activities to ensure that the public is aware of library activities and offerings
Creates, implements and manages library policies and procedures and ensures that staff and patrons adhere to them
Applies problem solving skills to resolve customer complaints or feedback issues
Ensures that patrons adhere to Library standards of public decorum
Coordinates with staff and the Board of Trustees on the selection of Library materials
Advises the board in library matters and keeps it informed of relevant issues and development at the regional, state, and national level
Attends meetings on behalf of the City where matters relating to the Library are discussed
Works collaboratively with other citizen-facing departments of the City government as well as  local groups and organizations to meet the needs of Revere citizens
Serves as the library’s liaison with municipal government and the community in general
Represents the City at public meetings, external conferences and events
Prepares and manages the annual budget for the Library
Submits applications for and manages grant programs for the Library
Performs other related duties as required
 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Library Science or Master’s Degree in Library Information Science from an accredited institution required
Revere residency strongly preferred
Minimum of five (5) years of full time related experience ideally with a public library; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job
Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience required preferably within a municipal environment
Must have demonstrated experience planning and executing community engagement activities
Must have shown an ability to provide leadership to organizations that have served a multi-lingual community
Experience with identifying, applying for and managing grant programs

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge: 
Knowledge of current and best practices in the field of library management
Knowledge of current and best practices and strategies for community outreach and engagement
Knowledge of integrated Library Systems, such as Evergreen
 

Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to deal effectively, tactfully, firmly, and appropriately with the public
Ability to work well with diverse constituents
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to follow and provide written and verbal directions and instructions
Ability to form effective working relationships within and outside the City
Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment
Ability to lead by example, manage and motivate both staff and volunteers
 
 Skills: 

Skilled in using automated systems such as Google documents, email, Internet and the Microsoft Office suite of products
Creative thinking, listening and problem solving skills
 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

73,000 - $80,000

Closing Date

03/02/2020

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online by Monday, March 2, 2020 at www.revere.org/jobs. Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements with your application.

Posted

2020-02-10 |  Quick link to this job