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Job Specification



 Under direction, manages and directs the operations of a free public
 library; does other related work.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.


 Manages and directs the operations of a free public

Oversees library program planning and directing. 

Oversees continuous integration of library programs and departments.

 Oversee the development and maintenance of the library's collection.

 Establishes internal library policies and procedures for assistance to
 readers, program evaluation, and development.

 Interprets programs to governing officials, library users, and special
 groups, and promotes services of the library by planning publicity
 programs and participating in group activities.

 Reviews programs and operations to identify and analyze problem 

 Oversees the development of mechanized systems for library

 Assists in the development and planning of the library budget and
 funding, and controls library expenditures.

 Recruits and assigns new employees, supervises their work, and
 establishes work schedules.

 Determines needed supplies and equipment, plans for efficient use of
 supplies, and recommends type, location, organization, and management
 of extension services or libraries at field stations.

 Attends seminars and meetings of professional library groups and

 Prepares and oversees the preparation of clear, accurate and I
 informative narrative and statistical reports.

 Oversees the establishment and maintenance of essential records 
 and files.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
 manual recording and computerized information systems used by
 the agency, office, or related units.



 A Master's degree in Library or Information Science in a library
 program accredited by the American Library Association or from 
 a New Jersey college Master's program in Library Science that 
 has been deemed acceptable by Thomas Edison State College.


 Five (5) years of library experience including work in the service, 
 circulation, and reference areas, two (2) years of which shall have 
 been in a supervisory capacity.

 Appointees may be required to possess a valid license as a 
 Professional Librarian issued by Thomas Edison State College

 NOTE:  N.J.S.A. 45:8A-3 and N.J.A.C 15:23-2.1(a) state that any 
 library supported in whole or in part by public funds may require, and 
 any library serving any municipality or group of municipalities having a 
 population of 10,000 inhabitants or over shall require that any person 
 employed as a professional librarian shall hold a professional librarian 

 NOTE:  N.J.A.C. 15:23-2.1 (b) states that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 15:21-2.3 
 and 2.4, a library serving any municipality or group of municipalities 
 having a population of 7,500 inhabitants or over, N.J.S.A. 45:8A-3 
 notwithstanding, will employ, in all professional librarian positions 
 counted for State Library Aid purposes, librarians holding a 
 New Jersey Professional Librarian's Certificate.

 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
 New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee 
 mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


 Knowledge of theories, principles, and techniques of library and
 information science.

 Knowledge of library administration and management techniques.

 Knowledge of current library technology, trends and innovations.

 Ability to manage and administer a library program.

 Ability to analyze, comprehend, and utilize approved public library
 standards, methods, techniques, budgeting systems, and 
 classification and pay plans.

 Ability to confer with staff, library administrators, board members,
 and other interested persons on problems of budgeting, standards,
 library techniques, and related problems.

 Ability to plan and carry out surveys and studies of existing public
 library services.

 Ability to analyze and comprehend the basic book needs of the library,
 apply approved book selection methods, and provide assistance to
 librarians in problems of book selection, classification, cataloguing,
 and with other technical administrative problems.

 Ability to speak before professional and nonprofessional groups
 interested in or concerned with public library problems, speaking
 clearly, concisely, and informatively.

 Ability to coordinate library services programs to achieve maximum
 efficiency and proper utilization of available funds, personnel,
 equipment, materials, and supplies.

 Ability to act as consultant and advisor on public library problems,
 services, and techniques.

 Ability to take and maintain a firm stand when differences of 
 opinion and interpretation arise and work harmoniously with 
 subordinates, associates, and superior officers.

 Ability to oversee the preparation of clear, sound, accurate, and
 informative narrative and statistical and other reports containing 
 findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Ability to oversee the establishment and maintenance of essential 
 records and files.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
 related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they
 can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable 
 accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it 
 would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be 

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
02283LC N/A33-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.