Assistant Library Director

Position Type: Non-MLS

Library Type: Public


The Assistant Librarian is in a supervisory position over the circulation desk and over the entire library during the absences of the Director. This employee also trains and supervises part-time personnel and volunteers.


Circulation service work includes the following:

  1. supervises the circulation desk, and staff or volunteers working in the library.
  2. trains new staff and/or volunteers on duties at the circulation desk and customer service policy.
  3. supervises the circulation of library materials, including new patron registration, reserve books, processing over-dues, and processing incoming books and 4. supervises the shelving of library materials;
  4. is responsible for the interlibrary loan; is responsible for choosing and preparing books for the bindery.
  5. supervises patron usage of Internet and computer stations and daily maintenance (i.e. clean-up of temporary files, cookies, history, notepaper & pencils at each station).
  6. performs other related work as required.
  7. provides patrons with directional and procedural assistance, either in locating materials here or from other libraries or with computers, copy or fax machines;
  8. provides patrons with reference assistance when necessary;
  9. oversees the daily circulation of materials, interlibrary loan program and the audiovisual materials;
  10. enters new patrons in the computer and processes new library cards for them;
  11. oversees the return of library materials to their proper location
  12. assists in collection development;
  13. enters new materials in the computer and edits records to comply with our collection, when necessary;
  14. oversees cabinet displays and seasonal decorations throughout library;
  15. attends meetings and maintains professional development regarding library functions;
  16. performs related work as needed.

Requirements of Work:

  • knowledge of and adherence to library policies.
  • an evolving knowledge of the professional practices, procedures, and techniques of library science;
  • working knowledge of circulation services and procedures; -maintains and upgrades computer skills as needed in order to help patrons with basic computer skills and programs.
  • ability to instruct and train nonprofessional library staff in library methods and procedures;
  • ability to keep and maintain a variety of library records and statistics;
  • ability to exercise tact, initiative and independent judgment;
  • ability to perform various clerical and computer functions;
  • ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • willingness to work evenings and Saturdays.

Desirable Training and Experience:

  • minimum high school diploma, college or work experience preferred;
  • one to three years previous circulation desk or related work experience.