Library Division Manager
Austin Public Library
$30.99 - $40.23
The Library Division Manager for the Austin Public Library’s Central Library Services organizes and manages numerous work groups at the Central Library in downtown Austin, including Circulation, Reference and Youth Services. Primary duties include knowledge of administration, management and services; serving on the Library’s Management Team, developing policies and maintaining standards, coordinating work within the division and managing assigned tasks.
The award-winning Library opened in October 2017 and boasts 200,000 square feet of materials, seating, shared learning rooms, gallery space, a special events center, a rooftop garden with sweeping views of Lady Bird Lake and a cookbook-inspired restaurant. The Library has welcomed well over one (1) million visitors in its first year and has hosted nearly 600 programs. In 2018, Time Magazine named the new Central Library one of the 100 Best Places to Visit in the World.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
- Develops short and long range plans.
- Develops and monitors division/section budget and grant applications.
- Chairs and serves on professional committees.
- Serves on APL Management Team.
- Investigates and resolves customer complaints.
- Clarifies City and department regulations.
- Develops division policies and procedures and participates in the development of department policies.
- Prepares and presents programs, articles, reports and projects.
- Represents the City of Austin and the Austin Public Library to the public.
- Represents the interests of the Library and/or division to City officials.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Knowledge of professional library procedures, systems, and techniques.
- Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
- Knowledge of reference and research procedures.
- Knowledge of library materials/tools available for library work.
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws.
- Knowledge of City practice, policy and procedures.
- Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
- Knowledge of contract development and management.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
- Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
- Skill in using computers and related software, including Microsoft Office products.
- Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
- Skill in planning and organizing.
- Ability to perform professional cataloging, collection development and reference work.
- Ability to plan and present effective programs and exhibits.
- Ability to forecast public demand for services.
- Ability to analyze/evaluate major programs, policies, procedures, services and facilities to develop recommendations.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
- Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
Master’s degree in Library Science plus (5) five years experience as a professional librarian, (3) three of which were in a supervisory capacity OR a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus (6) six years of related experience, at least (3) three of which were in a supervisory capacity
Licenses or Certifications:
May require valid driver operator’s license and use of a personal vehicle.
Light Tasks performed with lightweight materials or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty (20) pounds
- The ideal candidate must be able to exercise sound critical thinking and judgment to handle complex matters; and must possess excellent listening, problem solving, oral and written communication skills.
- Experience supervising and leading employees, to include overseeing employee assignments, performance management, coaching/mentoring, delivering performance reviews, and administering corrective action/discipline.
- Experience in resolving workflow and workload issues.
- Experience working in a high-circulation urban public library environment.
- Knowledge of professional issues and current trends in the field of Library and Information literacy.
- Experience in providing and overseeing excellent customer service delivery and resolution of customer issues.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Ability to travel to more than one work location.
Job Open: 03/11/2019
Job Close: 04/01/2019
Company Website: http://library.austintexas.gov/
To apply: http://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/73408
Location/Region: 710 West Cesar Chavez Street