Education and Experience:
Requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS); five (5) years of directly related experience, including previous Library Manager experience; and, two (2) years of supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with staff development including setting clear objectives, providing challenging and stretching tasks and assignments, developing measures to monitor progress, and the use of effective feedback. Works with personnel that need further development.
Licenses or Certifications:
Possession Georgia State Certification of Librarians license required, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Valid driver’s license and insurability required. Must have reliable transportation to be able to travel between library locations.
Must be able to work nights and weekends, stand for extensive periods of time during the workday, and perform duties at other library locations.
An employee in this class must be physically able to operate a variety of job-related machines and/or office equipment and be able to move or carry job related objects and materials.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess interpersonal skills to work effectively with multi-level staff, patrons, and community group members from all socioeconomic, educational, literacy, and cultural backgrounds.
Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Fosters open dialogue. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Empowers others and creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility. Is someone people like working for and with.
Adept at process management; knows how to organize people and activities. Can simplify complex processes, see opportunities for synergy and integration and apply appropriately to get more out of fewer resources.
Uses problem solving methods, as well as honest analysis, to solve difficult problems. Can see hidden problems and looks beyond the obvious to get to the core issue. Investigates a variety of sources for answers.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with proven ability to lead.
Work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk, standing for extending periods, or bending/stooping. The employee must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds routinely, climb stairs, stand for extended periods of time, extended walking within and outside branch locations, reach, bend, and stoop. Full range of hand and finger motion is required for data entry purposes. The ability to distinguish color is required for network wiring purposes.
Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
- Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
- Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, ramps, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
- Manual Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
- Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
- Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
- Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable someone with a qualifying disability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Typical office/library environment. Some fluctuations in building temperature related to HVAC problems can cause uncomfortable periods of heat or cold. Some periods of elevated noise levels. Some stress related to the type of work being performed may be encountered e.g., pressure related to periods of high-volume activity and multiple demands.
Live Oak Public Libraries has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.
It is the policy of the Library to provide equal employment opportunities to all people in all aspects of employer/employee relations without discrimination.