Library Supervisor Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
the daily operations of multiple library units and maintains and
monitors budgets for a library department.
second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from
the Library Supervisor in that Library Supervisor Seniors exercise
more autonomy and final decision making authority, coordinate areas
with a wider scope and complexity, which creates greater impact and
exposure. This classification is given a larger fiscal
responsibility than the Library Supervisor. The Library Supervisor
Senior's responsibilities are primarily managerial in nature. This
classification may supervise a Library Supervisor. This
classification reports to a Department Head or an Assistant
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Supervises activities of staff and student employees in
multiple specialized library units; coordinates and supervises a
specialized service for the library department.
- Participates in planning department goals and objectives.
- Consults and advises library staff and users to provide
technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to
questions, and interpretation of policies and procedures for the
library unit and department.
- Oversees and coordinates budgets for other units in a
department and apprises units of budget status through periodic
reports; manages and controls expenditures within the
departmental budget; initiates and manages complex multiple
accounts with other libraries.
- Ensures library compliance with state and federal law.
- Coordinates special programs or projects among library
departments; may serve as a liaison from the library to
university programs or departments and non-university clients,
organizations, and programs.
- Advises university and community users, vendors and
libraries in matters of policies and procedures to facilitate a
specific library service.
- Interprets and enforces library and university policies and
recommends and implements changes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of complex library issues and procedures such as
cataloging, acquisitions, reference, circulation or
bibliographic control procedures.
- Knowledge of automated library functions.
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Knowledge of management, administrative and leadership
practices and principles.
- Knowledge of budget and accounting principles.
- Skill in budget and accounting principles.
- Skill in organizing the work of self and others.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree AND four years' progressively responsible library
experience, which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR,
Eight years' progressively responsible library experience, which
includes one year of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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