PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the State Library this class is accountable for supervising a unit of staff engaged in providing professional library services.
Receives general direction from the Department Head, Division Director or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises a professional, technical and clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; assists staff in conducting work of unit; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations for development of policies and standards; assists in unit or program budget preparation; monitors unit or program expenditures; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
PROGRAM UNITS/SERVICE GROUPS: Supervises a major unit or service group such as Access Services, Collection Services, Discovery and Delivery Services or the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES: Administers a Library Service Center providing consultant and supplemental services to public and other libraries or administers a statewide program providing information to the public on plans and programs and prepares and edits State Library publications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of library and information science with particular reference to area of specialization; considerable knowledge of library administration, principles and techniques of modern library science and library technology; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; planning ability; ability to utilize computer software and library applications; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in library science or information science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association and four (4) years of post graduate degree experience in professional library work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been providing complex professional library services.
Note: For State employees, this is interpreted to be at the level of Librarian 2 (State Library).
Note: The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on special staffing needs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
For State employees, two (2) years as a Library Specialist may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of State Library Unit Head in Salary Group AR 28 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to modify Experience and Training Requirements and content)