Associate Director for Public Services–Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Job description

Serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team: assists in developing the Library’s goals, objectives and new policies and procedures; develops appropriate short and long-range goals and objectives for Public Services; assists in the budget process and evaluates and approves budget locations for branches; signs invoices, check requests and petty cash vouchers; acts for the Director in her absence; handles complaints and inquiries from the public about assigned branches; and oversees security services for the Library. Manages and supervises department staff; monitors and evaluates job performance; and oversees staff training and development. Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in the area of public library administration; communicates library policies and procedures including administrative updates to department staff; professionally represents the Library at public, professional and county meetings, forums, task forces, etc. and maintains membership in at least two (2) professional organizations. Serves on library committees and work teams as required. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.


Desired Skills and Experience

Master’s Degree in Library Science and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program; seven to ten years of experience in a public library in an administrative or supervisory capacity; thorough knowledge of established library programming and community relations practices and procedures; ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures; ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System to elected officials, government agencies, and the general public; ability to develop and implement long range plans, goals and objectives; knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance; ability to analyze information, exercise initiative and independent judgment; work in a high stress environment; work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Excellent skills in oral and written communications, including ability to prepare and present facts and recommendations; strong organization and problem solving skills; ability to work independently and with volunteers; ability to effectively supervise, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff. Ability to operate relevant computer systems; requires accuracy and attention to detail; ability to drive to locations for staff visits, meetings and other events. Work involves extensive sitting; walking; reaching, stooping, bending; grasping and moving objects; and use of computer, telephone and other office equipment.

Necessary Special Requirements: Professional Public Librarian Certification in the State of Maryland. Class C driver’s license in good standing.