Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for library operation and administration.
- Knowledge of library resources, programs, and services in a public library.
- Knowledge of advanced reference and bibliographic search methods and systems, collection management, fiscal administration, and community relations.
- Strong customer service and communication skills.
- Strong organization and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
- Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
- Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
- Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
- Ability to provide a valid driver's license from the State of Washington required.
Education and Experience
- Master's degree in library science from an accredited university is required.
- Four years related professional librarian experience required or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience.
- One year of supervisory or management experience required.
- Provide a Washington State Librarian certificate within 60 days of hire.
Physical and Environmental Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters on spine labels; remain stationary at times and move about the building or outdoors at others; and operate computers for extended periods of time. An incumbent may occasionally move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
Most of the work of incumbents is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. There is constant interpersonal contact with staff members and with customers of various ages and social groups. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District, which may involve hostile, disruptive or disgruntled members of the public. These conditions are not deemed to be inherently dangerous but may be disagreeable on occasion.
The following supplemental questions will be asked during the application process:
- Describe your experience being in charge of a building, facility, or department.
- Describe one example of your experience in relationship-building to a group of customers, children, students, or community members. Include any and all that apply in your response: initial engagement, outreach, diverse stakeholder groups, and communication.
- Describe your experience in supervising others, including hiring, performance management, and corrective actions. Provide specific examples.
- Describe from your supervisory experience your ability to blend a group of employees into a high-performing team that collaboratively meets its goals.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
This and all Sno-Isle Libraries' positions are subject to transfer.