The Department Head manages a system-wide library function such as media services, youth services, and reference services. Department heads spend the greatest amount of time working to manage a collection, serve patrons and the public, serve as system-wide experts, and supervise two or more employees. Employees also spend time creating and implementing programs and events, reporting statistics and library activities, and performing a variety of other library related tasks. The Librarian III classification differs from the Librarian II classification in that the IIIs function as a branch or department manager. The department head differs from the branch head in that department heads are versed in a specialty area and branch heads provide more generalized services. The Librarian III classification is typically supervised by a Librarian IV or the Assistant Library Director.
Master's degree in librarianship from a program accredited by the American Library Association and 2 years of professional level library experience in a specialized area such as children’s services, media services, reference, or circulation and six months of experience leading other employees. Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.