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Cobb County Librarian

Company: Cobb County Government

Position: Librarian IV

Location: Marietta, GA

Salary: $56,813.51 - $90,901.01 a year

Posted: 06/20/18

Closing Date: 07/04/18

Job Description: This position is located at the Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Arts Center in the Cobb County Library System. Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned employees, volunteers, or community service workers, processing concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals. Supervises the operations of a large/regional branch or County-wide department: coordinates daily work activities; organizes and prioritizes workload; makes work assignments; provides training as needed; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work; and troubleshoots problem situations. Supervises the development and implementation of library programs and activities in assigned areas: oversees programming to targeted readership; maintains records of program participation; develops goals and objectives for area of specialty; recommends allocation of financial, staffing, equipment, space, and bibliographic resources necessary to meet goals and objectives; interprets goals, objectives, and policies to the public; and coordinates and oversees arrangement of physical facilities in assigned area.

Provides customer service to library patrons and the public: provides assistance and information related to library programs, services, materials, facilities, equipment, fees, procedures, or other issues; responds to questions and complaints related to library operations; researches problems and initiates problem resolution; greets visitors and directs to areas of library; assists patrons in requesting, selecting, and locating library materials; and researches book titles, book availability, patron records, or related information.

Supervises the selection, retention, and general development of a library collection: oversees the selection of books, periodicals, and other materials for purchase; prepares and oversees the preparation of order lists for purchase of library materials; reviews donated materials and determines which items to add to collection; and removes outdated, worn, and little-used materials from library collections as needed. Plans, coordinates and implements virtual services for the library system: creates, manages, and updates website, software, social media, and other online content; troubleshoots problem situations; backs-up databases; creates and submits reports; and creates graphics. Performs related administrative duties: monitors budget for assigned area to ensure compliance with approved budgets; monitors patron activities to ensure safety; monitors branch for needed maintenance or repairs; reviews meeting space applications; compiles statistics; and prepares and submits a variety of reports.

Monitors inventory levels of equipment and supplies: initiates requests for new or replacement materials; and recommends the purchase, lease or rental of equipment related to services in assigned area. Monitors usage of library computers: explains and enforces library rules for use of computers and Internet; performs basic maintenance and troubleshooting of computer systems and library equipment; and coordinates service and repair activities, as needed. Processes inter-library loan requests from patrons and other libraries: verifies and identifies requested materials; receives and processes borrowing requests and incoming material; and completes related documentation. Performs all duties of subordinate library personnel as needed: provides circulation services to patrons; repairs or mends damaged books and materials; re-shelves and locates books and materials; restocks supplies; and performs general tasks related to operation and upkeep of the library.

Manages the overall operations of a large branch/regional library and may assist in the management of a regional area and its encompassing multiple locations of the Cobb County Library System. Oversees the management of the library region in the absence of the Regional Manager. Supervises, evaluates, schedules, and trains staff. Manages the compilation of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual statistics.

Ensures the proper functioning and maintenance of physical facility and such physical equipment and systems necessary for staff and general public safety and well-being; arranges for maintenance and repair as needed. Oversees the development and maintenance of collections. Establishes and maintains a relationship with the community. Develops working relationship between library and community groups. Oversees and manages the development and implementation of library programs and services for all ages. Provides professional librarian services to patrons. Performs other duties as assigned.

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