Library Division Manager -- Austin Public Library -- Austin, TX

Library Division Manager
Austin Public Library at the Austin History Center
Austin, Texas
$33.36 to $43.36

This position serves as the City Archivist. The Austin History Center Library Division Manager provides a strategy for the Austin History Center (AHC) and oversees the work of three main work units: Public Services (reference & research), Archives & Manuscripts (includes community archives program), and Media Archives (includes exhibits and digital lab). This position will also serve as the Library’s Information Administrator for Information/Records Management services.

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Develops short and long range plans.
  2. Develops and monitors division/section budget and grant applications.
  3. Chairs and serves on professional committees.
  4. Serves on APL Management Team.
  5. Investigates and resolves customer complaints.
  6. Clarifies City and department regulations.
  7. Develops division policies and procedures and participates in the development of department policies.
  8. Prepares and presents programs, articles, reports and projects.
  9. Represents the City of Austin and the Austin Public Library to the public.
  10. Represents the interests of the Library and/or division to City officials.

Responsibilities - Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for dismissal.

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of professional library procedures, systems, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of reference and research procedures.
  • Knowledge of library materials/tools available for library work.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws.
  • Knowledge of City practice, policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of contract development and management.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software, including Microsoft Office products.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to perform professional cataloging, collection development and reference work.
  • Ability to plan and present effective programs and exhibits.
  • Ability to forecast public demand for services.
  • Ability to analyze/evaluate major programs, policies, procedures, services and facilities to develop recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

Master’s degree in Library Science plus (5) five years’ experience as a professional librarian, (3) three of which were in a supervisory capacity OR a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus (6) six years of related experience, at least (3) three of which were in a supervisory capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:
May require valid driver operator’s license and use of a personal vehicle.

Physical Requirements:
Light Tasks performed with lightweight materials or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty (20) pounds.

Archival Studies:

Demonstrated knowledge of archival standards issues, practices, and trends; demonstrated knowledge of digital imaging issues and trends, especially in regards to archival practice; demonstrated knowledge of electronic records management and preservation.
Demonstrated ability to innovate across library functions for results in increased productivity and excellence that benefit our customers.
Customer Service:
Demonstrated independent thinker who is comfortable making decisions and always errs on the side of excellent customer service.
Diversity and Equity:
Demonstrated commitment to proactively promoting and embracing diversity in ideas, people and organizations, and to contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Demonstrated excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate; including engaging presentation skills and the ability to dynamically connect with an audience.

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