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Assistant Director, Winchester Public Library (Winchester)

GENERAL SUMMARY: Assist the Library Director in administrative, professional, and supervisory duties to direct the activities of the public library by implementing the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

● Coordinate technology use in the library; evaluate and plan for the library's current and future technology needs in hardware, software, and peripherals and make purchases within budget.

● Oversee the library's connection to the Minuteman Library Network, the Library's LAN, and all related equipment, peripherals and policies. 

● Keep current with changing technologies as they relate to reducing costs and to the delivery of library services; identify capital needs in technology; coordinate purchases. 

● Actively participate in appropriate MLN Interest Groups and serve as Winchester's “Key User” to keep abreast of changes and new developments which will affect the library's computers for staff functions and patron use. 

● Confer with the Director on matters of policy and established goals; recommend and implement established policies approved by the Board of Trustees; assist the Director in the planning, development, implementation, and coordination of library programs and services, and in identifying needs, recommend and implement strategies to address identified needs. 

● Participate in the short-term and long-range planning process; gather data and prepare reports; assist the Director in preparing budgets and writing grants. 

● Interpret and communicate policies to staff and patrons; assist patrons with public service issues and complaints in person and in writing; keep the Director informed about any issues affecting patron satisfaction; recommend and implement plans of action. 

● With the Director, manage the day-to-day operations of the physical plant; coordinate the purchase or repair of furniture, equipment and signage. 

● Attend Library Department Head meetings and Board of Trustee meetings; attend professional meetings and continuing education workshops to keep current about developments in technology, management and public library service. 

● Assist in the interviewing and hiring process for all departments; at the request of the Director, backup Department Heads in staff scheduling and daily staffing issues; monitor any developments affecting morale and individual staffing issues; recommend and implement plans of action. 

● Serve as the Library’s liaison with the Friends of the Library.  Attend all Friends meetings and events (as required) and work with the Library Director to ensure collaboration that furthers the mission of both organizations.

● Coordinate and manage the volunteer corps; serve as liaison between volunteers and departments which require volunteer help; interview, match and assign volunteers.

● Coordinate and manage volunteer committees; secure grant funding and manage associated expenses and reports; finalize all details of author visit and transportation; work with Director and Department Heads as necessary to design and prepare marketing including flyers, posters and bookmarks; coordinate production of marketing with graphic designer to advertise and publicize all events. 

● Perform other duties as assigned by the Director. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: At the request of the Director, oversee the management of staff and operations of departments as assigned; responsible for the coordination and management of the volunteers. 

INDEPENDENT ACTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY: Under the general supervision of the Director, perform independently within the broad scope of library policies and procedures; errors could result in loss of town appropriated funds, lower standards of service, loss of confidence by the general public and adverse public relations for the town. 

COMPETENCIES: 

● Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication. 

● Ability to maintain a collaborative working relationship with staff and the public.

● Knowledge of current principles and practices of modern public library management. 

● Knowledge of LANs, Internet, hardware and software applications. 

● Ability to deal calmly with stressful situations, including those involving belligerent or difficult patrons; ability to represent the library in a positive and professional manner. 

● Attention to detail; well organized; able to prioritize. 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

● Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution. 

● Minimum five years of professional public library experience at progressively responsible levels, including three years in a supervisory capacity. 

● Experience working with community groups. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

● Ability to operate a keyboard, view a computer monitor, and operate a variety of equipment and technology on a regular basis. 

● Light physical effort generally required in performing library functions. 

● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. 

● Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

● Ability to move freely around the building and grounds. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$76,313.00 - $113,623.00  / year

Salary Notes

In 17 steps. Candidates can expect to start lower to mid range. Full benefits package.

Closing Date

09/30/2022

How to Apply

A full job description and Town application form is available at /DocumentCenter/View/1573  In addition, a cover letter, resume, and three current professional references should be sent to Nicole Langley, either at the address below or to nlangley@minlib.net

Posted

2022-09-20 |  Quick link to this job