Part Time Assistant Library Director

20-24 hours per week
The Assistant Library Director is responsible for assisting the Library Director in the overall management and operations of the library. Responsibilities include training and supervising staff, collection development: selecting, weeding, and merchandising of materials, program development, interacting with patrons and community groups, and assisting the daily operating of the library.
This position requires a high degree of independence yet working under the general direction of the Library Director. The Assistant Director will perform a variety of responsible functions, with willingness to learn library policies and practices, and exercise independent judgement and initiative, especially in situations that are not clearly defined by precedent or established routine. The position is responsible for the direct supervision of library staff in the absence of the Director.
The essential functions and duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the library.
  • Assists the Library Director in technology, budget, acquisitions, building, and administrative manners.
  • Oversees/Supervises the other departments of the library. Assists in interviewing and training.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory service to the public.
  • Participates in long-range planning process for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of services and operations.
  • Stay up to date on professional developments through participation in professional organization, workshops, and Continuing Education opportunities.
  • Seek opportunities to enhance the library’s programs and offerings through grants and other funding sources.
  • Working with library staff, actively participate in and oversees the library’s collection development program through selection, weeding, and merchandizing. Makes recommendations for purchase of materials to insure that the library collection fits the needs of the community.
  • Must complete certification for notary service.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree equivalent required.
  • Three-five years in public service setting in an office, professional and/or library environment required.
  • Management experience.
  • Diagnostic and problem-solving skills, planning and organizational skills, computer skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with the public on all age levels, abilities, and background through written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks, with the ability to work under time constraints.
  • Ability to obtain a working knowledge of all department operations and procedures and relevant WVLC/ALA policies.
  • Work is performed in a public service library setting, which may require some evening and weekend work.
  • Work may require standing for long periods.
  • Work may require the ability to lift, stretch and bend ~Approximately 30 lbs.
  • Work in the Saturday rotation.
Please submit your Resume to director@bhfpl.org.