Plains Public Library District Position Description April 2019 POSITION: Library Director DEPARTMENT: Library ACCOUNTABLE TO: District Library Board SUMMARY OF WORK: Performs professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing directing and evaluating library services for the Plains Public Library District. Follows specified rules and regulation as set forth by accepted library practices. RESPONSIBILITIES: All of the duties listed below are essential job functions for which reasonable accommodations will be made. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


ESSENTIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assists with implementation of library strategic plan, goals and vision. • Provides input into hiring, training, complete annual employee evaluations. • Must do staff schedules. • Must work with Board of Trustees with preparation of the annual budget. • Must complete preparation and submission of local, state and federal surveys and reports. • Compile and maintain statistical information related to the Plains Public Library District programs, services and usage statistics. • Attends various professional meetings, conferences, workshops and classes. Must be certified by the Montana State Library within 3 years of employment. • Ability to foster team building and participatory management. • Ability to adhere and convey to others approved library policies and procedures. • Responds to public inquiries regarding library services, programs, and technologies. • Performs some public contact work at the circulation desk: charges and discharges books, collects fines and fees, and explains library rules and procedures to patrons. • Oversees adult and juvenile programming. • Provide administrative support to the Board of Trustees. • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of professional library administration. • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgement, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, professional contacts, other administrators and the public. • Ability to maintain records and prepare comprehensive reports on the operation of the library, programs offered, collection reports and other related issues. • Ability to communicate effectively and present ideas, orally and in writing. • Skill in assisting library patrons with services, collections, technology and databases. • Ability to be effective under changing work priorities and with frequent interruptions. • Proficiency with a variety of software programs related to library operations: Sirsi Dynix programs, Montana Shared Catalog, Partners sharing system and courier program, email and calendaring applications, Microsoft Office, and others as deemed necessary. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL

REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and other requirements for extended periods. • Must have knowledge and be able to do everything library clerks are expected to do. • Must be able to lift full crates of books (25 to 50 lbs.), with help of dolly, for courier service. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: • Office equipment, such as: computer, adding machine, copier, printer, telephone, book return, security system, and camera system.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Performs work under typical public library conditions (noise, odors, scents, etc.).


EDUCATION, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION: • Requires a valid driver’s license. • Criminal background check is required. • Must be Montana State Library certified by 3 years employment. • Two or more years’ experience working in a library required. • Have or will have MLS in near future.


POSITION HOURS: • Flexible hours between 32-40. • Is subject to work evenings and weekends to help staff or monthly board meetings.

DISCLAIMERS: The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the need of the employer and the requirements of the job change. Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

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