Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor, Maine
Title: Library Director
Type: Professional, Part-Time [20 hours per week]
Library: Public, Non-Profit, Non-Municipal
Reports To: Board of Trustees
Library Mission, Vision, and Future Development
· Plans and/or oversees outreach programs to various groups in the community, including elementary school age children, young adults, adult new readers, senior citizens, etc.
· Fosters community programs with the help of library staff members, such as children’s story hours, discussion groups, lectures, etc., providing time, meeting space and funding as available.
· Plans and/or oversees changes in the services provided by the library, developing new services or eliminating outdated services.
· Oversees the selection of books, periodicals, audio-visuals, CD-ROM products, software etc., delegating this to other employees or volunteers when practical.
· Evaluates and de-selects (weeding) library materials, delegating this to other employees or volunteers when practical.
· Conducts public relations and advocacy of behalf of the library with the help of staff. This effort includes newspaper articles, speeches, thank you notes, brochures, participation in a local service club, etc.
· Fosters interlibrary cooperation and coordination on the local, regional and state level by active participation in activities when possible.
· Maintains library website, delegating this to other employees or volunteers when practical.
General Library Administration & Management
· Serves regular duty each week answering the inquiries of patrons using the library’s own resources or outside sources.
· Performs an active role as a communication link between the Library Board and the staff, as well as the general public, and library patrons.
· Supervises employees and volunteers. This includes scheduling, day-to-day supervision, staff selection, evaluation, promotion, termination, etc.
· Attends monthly Library Board meetings and makes various reports to that body.
· Keeps statistical records of the library (circulation, patron counts, use of services, additions and withdrawals of materials, etc.), delegating this to other employees or volunteers when practical.
· Prepares an annual report to the Maine State Library, and as part of the budget, to the Finance Committee and the Town Council.
· Prepares an annual report for inclusion in the Town Annual Report.
· Prepares annual budget and assists the Library Board in presenting the budget to the Town Council, the Finance Committee, and the Town Meeting.
· Administers the budget once it is approved.
· Submits bills for payment to the Treasurer and/or bookkeeper.
· Prepares, assists in or oversees the preparation of grants for the benefit of the library.
· Oversees that the library property is maintained and suggests improvements to the Library Board.
· Helps Library Board make sure library policies relating to personnel are up-to-date, submitting changes and revisions to the Board annually or when required. This includes personnel policies, job descriptions, evaluation forms, etc., delegating this to other employees or volunteers when practical.
· Prepares and / or oversees the preparation of library policies relating to the circulation of materials, non-discrimination, book selection, new technologies, drug- free workplace, etc. and submits these to the Board when necessary for approval, delegating this to other employees or volunteers when practical.
· Monitors the library’s compliance with laws and regulations.
· Answers library correspondence or delegates same.
· Attends educational sessions, workshops and conferences, if staffing patterns, financing and work load permits.
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
· A ‘can do’ leadership philosophy that is both cooperative and inclusive
· Understanding and application of the American Library Association’s Statement of Core Competencies and Maine Library Association’s Public Library Standards, with particular reference to the Management competencies and standards demonstrated by earning an MLS or MLIS degree; [or] by five years previous experience as a supervisory librarian.
· Experience creating, presenting and defending, and implementing an approved budget
· Ability to establish new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Knowledge of fundraising techniques, including grant sources
· Minimum two years’ experience in a supervisory position
· Documented success in collaborative endeavors with community stakeholders
· Establishment of a warm, friendly atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways
· Sense of humor combined with customer service attitude and skills
Desired Computer Competencies:
· Fluency in using internet search engines and online databases
· Windows [multiple versions including XP, 7, 8.1, and 10]
· Microsoft Office [Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Picture Manager, Outlook]
· Website design in HTML using WordPress or other similar platforms
· Ability to use and direct others in the use of cloud-based collaborative softwares
· Graphic design using a variety of template-driven software packages
· Project Management software
· Customer Relationship Management software (CRM)
· Ability to teach applications to staff, volunteers, and patrons as needed
|Scholarly and Professional Interests
(STEAM); (Multigenerational Learning); (Genealogy); (Learning Commons); (Maker Spaces); (Genius Hour)