Librarian III

The Mobile County Personnel Board is currently accepting online applications for LIBRARIAN III on a continuous basis.

Once the Personnel Board creates the LIBRARIAN III list, it will be valid for one year and Mobile Public Library will use the list throughout the year to fill vacancies.

You may access the online job announcement and apply at the Mobile County Personnel Board Job Opportunities page.

Kind of Work

This is administrative work directing a major library department or serving as head librarian in the main library.

Examples of Work

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)

Plans, assigns, manages and evaluates the work of professional and sub-professional subordinates.

Coordinates activities of division and sections and branch libraries.

Provides advice and assistance on complex technical matters.

Prepares annual budget projections and requests.

Confers with and advises section and division heads on policies and problems related to the administration and library services.

Directs the supervisors of branch libraries and bookmobile in the performance of their duties.

Drafts plans to develop library system services to meet present and future community needs.

Prepares, submits and monitors grants; plans and implements training and development programs for staff.

Investigates new library operational and control techniques and procedures.

Supervises the operation and maintenance of library automated systems.

Directs and supervises the planning, acquisition, installation, and maintenance of computer systems.

Manages technical support services for staff and customers.

Provides training for new products or processes.

Develops and implements regular and special event programming.

Oversees building maintenance, custodial services, and security.

Participates in the planning, design, and execution of library facility improvement projects.

Oversees the development and maintenance of the library collection.

Oversees the maintenance of the library catalogue.

Revises methods to improve operating efficiency.

Confers on library matters with officials, citizens, clubs and other community organizations.

Presents lectures on library services.

Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Attainment of a minimum of a master's degree from a recognized college or university in library science or a related field and a minimum of five years' experience in responsible professional library work, including a minimum of one year's administrative and supervisory work at the level of Librarian II.

Essential Requirements of the Work

Comprehensive knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and practices.

Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of library administration.

Thorough knowledge of automated and computerized library systems.

Thorough knowledge of reader interest levels, books, authors and professional library publications.

Ability to analyze library needs and evaluate library services.

Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of a large library staff.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community leaders, public officials, professional groups, other employees and library patrons.

Distinguishing Features of the Work

An employee in this class is responsible for directing the activities of the main library or a major department which provides support services to the entire library system.  Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Library Director or other superior, but the incumbent develops plans, systems, procedures and work methods to accomplish goals and objectives.  Supervision over heads of subject sections and coordination of major programs throughout all sections and branches differentiate this class from that of Librarian II.

Working Test Period (WTP)

1 year

Open Until Filled