Requirements

LIBRARY DIRECTOR

 

The Library Director is responsible for all aspects of library management, and constantly strives to improve and enlarge library services.  The Director must maintain a good relationship with local government, the school system, general public, and staff.  Attendance at library meetings, workshops, and conventions is important and expected.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or library technical assistant associate degree or certificate from accredited college or university or five years of appropriate library experience.

  1. Level III certification by Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
  2. Access to transportation.

ADMINISTRATION

  1. Develop long-range plans for the library.
  2. Qualify for state aid by meeting state aid rules and regulations and submitting required state reports.
  3. Maintain a statistical account of circulation, registration, acquisitions, interlibrary loans, reference work and patron usage in accordance with established library procedures.  Compile and report these statistics to library board, local government, and state library as required by these agencies.
  4. Work with library board to use statistical information to assess the library's operational effectiveness, library's progress, and as a determining guide for policy-making decisions.
  5. Work with the Friends of the Library.
  6. Maintain a good relationship with local government, school system, general public, and library staff by preserving a cooperative, attentive, and considerate attitude toward all demands made of the librarian.
  7. Develop technology plan for continuing public Internet access.
  8. Participate in the hiring, promotion, demotion, and termination process by making recommendations to the Library Board.

BUDGETING

  1. Prepare a sound library budget and justify it to town council and to library board.
  2. Maintain file of library needs, supply orders, expenditures, and submitted estimates.
  3. Maintain accounting of all paid invoices.
  4. Submit budget data to state library via electronic annual report due on August 15th to state library.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  1.  Responsible for all library public relations and programming within the library and to the community.
  2. Arrange for radio, television, newspaper, and Internet publicity. 
  3. Stay informed of developments in the community by participating in activities of community organizations, agencies, clubs, and civic groups and actively promote the library to these groups by preparing and presenting programs explaining library usage, library services, and library programs.
  4. Provide materials for each school classroom promoting and publicizing summer reading program.
  5. Merchandise materials and services in library by creating attractive subject displays; displays of new materials; new and existing services; attractive bulletin boards, etc. 
  6. Arrange for temporary use of various articles of interest for display in the cases according to library policy.

PROGRAMMING

  1. Participate in summer reading program by presenting at least 8 programs during the summer.
  2. Plan and coordinate programs, including outreach programs for non-users and the disadvantaged, service to senior citizens, shut-ins, minorities, inmates of correctional institutions and the deprived.
  3. Co-ordinate pre-school story hour with children's librarian.
  4. Co-ordinate and conduct seasonal events.
  5. Conduct tours of library.
  6. Present adult programs.
  7. Deliver books to home-bound and nursing home patrons

 

LIBRARY SERVICE

  1. Supervise the process of interlibrary loan.  Maintain an accurate accounting of all interlibrary loan transactions by filing requests and entering total requests on monthly and annual reports.
  2. Maintain file of patron's requests and recommendations for consideration for purchase, according to established library procedure.
  3. Strive always to improve and enlarge library services by utilizing every means to encourage widespread use of the library.
  4. Compile bibliographies on specific subjects at the request of patrons and educators and provide other research assistance as needed.
  5. Answer reference questions in the library, online, and by phone.    
  6. Prepare reading lists and bibliographies of special value to children or adults working with children's groups.
  7. Work with other agencies serving children; i.e. schools, boy and girl scouts, day care centers, etc.
  8. Instruct patrons in use of equipment.
  9. Maintain the library web site.
  10. Monitor and maintain the library social media sites.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

  1.  Develop a responsive plan of collection development.
  2. Supervise a regular and systematic weeding of the library collection by utilizing a knowledge of books and the needs of the community, intellectual worth, currency, circulation, and probable usefulness of a book, and withdrawing for discard any volume that is obsolete and deemed a liability rather than an asset.
  3. Supervise disposal of withdrawn materials in strict accordance with library policy as established by the library board.
  4. Select reference books which will help in developing a current and comprehensive reference collection.
  5. Arrange collection in functional design for patron access to needed information.
  6. Integrate bookstore and genre shelving with the Dewey decimal system.

AUTOMATION

  1. Maintain familiarity with automated cataloguing and circulation procedures.
  2. Catalogue and supervise the cataloging of all acquisitions in MARC format in the automated catalogue.
  3. Withdraw deleted titles from the automated catalogue.
  4. Upgrade the library automation program and network as technology advances.

 

SKILLS

  1. Maintain proficiency in Microsoft Office, including ability to create spreadsheets.
  2. Maintain proficiency in Photoshop Elements and other photo editing software.
  3. Understand and use principles of HTML.
  4. Understand IT networking and troubleshooting.
  5. Type, file, spell, and alphabetize accurately.
  6. Use office machines including cash register, scanner, copier, fax, computer, printer.
  7. Show proficiency in mathematical operations including decimals and fractions.
  8. Use small tools including drills, saws, and sanders.
  9. Assemble shelving and other furniture.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be able to maintain a stationary position 50% of time.
  2. Must constantly operate office machines including calculator, computer, printer, copy machine, fax.
  3. Must constantly fold and secure book jacket covers.
  4. Must be able to lift 20-50 pounds daily.
  5. Must be able to ascend/descend ladders and stairs.
  6. Constantly must position body to work under tables, reach top and bottom shelves, and sit on floor.
  7. Must be able to detect the presence of patrons and delivery persons both in the immediate vicinity and also in other rooms.

 

This job description is subject to revision and change.

                                    Revised and adopted 1/8/2018                                                       

 

CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN

Librarian II

               The Children's Librarian will organize and implement the child and youth services program of the library, performing tasks and accepting responsibilities, delivering library service to the community by answering requests for information and recreational reading, by promoting reading and computer use, as well as performing other library duties.  The librarian will attend at least one continuing education workshop each year. 

CREDENTIALS

  1. Three years of appropriate library experience.
  2. Level 1 certification from Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

 

PROGRAMMING

  1. Work with the library director to plan and participate in summer reading program by presenting at least 8 programs during the summer.
  2. Plan and present pre-school story hour.
  3. Organize and present young adult activities throughout the year.
  4. Work with school officials and/or local citizens to present at least two special emphasis programs per year.
  5. Present special Library Lady story times at local schools and Head Start facilities.
  6. Deliver books to home-bound and nursing home patrons.

   

     BUDGETING

  1. Propose a budget for children's books and materials and present it to the Library Director for approval.
  2. Maintain a materials list and submit an annual list of anticipated needs to the Library Director.
  3. Inventory and request purchases to complete the Caldecott, Newbery, and Sequoyah collections.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  1. Accept responsibility for public relations pertaining to children and youth services within both library and community.
  2. Work with Library Director to create and maintain a youth page on the library website.
  3. Stay informed of developments in the community by participating in activities of community organizations, and actively promoting the library by presenting programs explaining children and youth services.
  4. Merchandise materials and services in youth and children's areas of the library by creating attractive subject displays, displays of new materials and services, etc.

 

LIBRARY SERVICE

  1. Compile bibliographies on specific child or youth subjects at the request of patrons or educators and provide other research assistance to patrons as needed.
  2. Utilize child and YA materials to answer reference questions in the library and by phone.
  3. Prepare reading lists and bibliographies of special value to children or adults working with children's groups.
  4. Work with other agencies serving children; i.e. schools, boy and girl scouts, day care centers, etc.
  5. Instruct and assist patrons in use of equipment.
  6. Perform circulation duties at the circulation desk.
  7. Re-shelve materials in the children’s area and YA room.
  8. Assist with patron service at the circulation desk.

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

  1. Engage in a regular and systematic weeding of the youth and children's collections, under the supervision of the library director, and in accordance with library policy.
  2. Select reference books for the youth and children's collections which will help in developing a current and comprehensive reference collection.
  3. Maintain the special collections by replacing missing or worn titles, i.e. Caldecott, Newbery, Sequoyah, etc.
  4. Read shelves at least once each week to familiarize self with collection and facilitate location of books.

 

AUTOMATION

  1. Catalogue new youth and children's books in the automated catalogue.
  2. Withdraw deleted youth/children's titles from the automated catalogue.
  3. Maintain familiarity with automated cataloguing and circulation procedures.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be able to maintain a stationary position 50% of time.
  2. Must constantly operate office machines including calculator, computer, printer, copy machine, fax.
  3. Must constantly fold and secure book jacket covers.
  4. Must be able to lift 20-50 pounds daily.
  5. Must be able to ascend/descend ladders and stairs.
  6. Constantly must position body to work under tables, reach top and bottom shelves, and sit on floor.
  7. Must be able to detect the presence of patrons and delivery persons both in the immediate vicinity and also in other rooms.
Requirements

STAFF LIBRARIAN

(Librarian I)

 

The entry level librarian is responsible for clerical tasks, library services, cataloging and research duties.

CREDENTIALS

  1. Successful completion of high school curriculum or GED.
  2. Registration in Oklahoma Department of Library's Institute in Public Librarianship. (After hire)

CLERICAL

  1. Perform customer service
  2. Operate a cash register
  3. Check books in and out
  4. Employ proper phone etiquette
  5. Write letters, emails, press releases, and other correspondance
  6. Fax, copy, and scan documents
  7. Assist patrons with electronic media
  8. Renew, replace, and issue library cards

 

LIBRARY SERVICES

  1. Read shelves for misplaced items
  2. Reshelve returned items
  3. Manage and process Interlibrary Loan
  4. Notify patrons of fines and overdo books
  5. Help maintain social media

 

CATALOGING DUTIES

  1. Catalog and Pre-catalog incoming books
  2. Type spine labels
  3. Affix barcodes
  4. Cover dust jackets
  5. Shelve books

RESEARCH SERVICE

  1. Index and catalog items in The Sam & Burla Snyder Memorial History Center
  2. Assist in genealogical searches
  3. Locate and transcribe obituaries and other historical data
  4. Prepare exhibits and co-host reunions and other events
  5. Maintain order in the Heritage Collection
  6. Transcribe, scan, and upload historical information to webpage

SKILLS

  1. Proficient in Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel and Word
  2. Able to type on a typewriter with accuracy
  3. Understand and use decimals
  4. File with accuracy

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be able to maintain a stationary position 50% of time
  2. Must constantly operate office machines including calculator, computer, printer, copy machine, fax
  3. Must constantly fold and secure book jacket covers
  4. Must be able to lift 20-50 pounds daily
  5. Must be able to ascend/descend ladders and stairs
  6. Must constantly position body to work under tables, reach top and bottom shelves, and sit on floor
  7. Must be able to detect the presence of patrons and delivery persons both in the immediate vicinity and also in other rooms