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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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
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 AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of theories, principles, and techniques of library and
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
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
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:
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.