CITY & BOROUGH OF SITKA Library Director in Sitka, Alaska

General Statement of Duties Plans, organizes and directs the operations and activities of the City and Borough of Sitka Public Library; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to oversee all Library Science components within the Sitka Public Library. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Administrator and Library Board of Commissioners but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Direct supervision is exercised over the work of all Library personnel. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Library as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Department and City employees, outside vendors, school officials, business and community organizations and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a public Library environment. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Develops, revises and implements Library goals, policies and objectives; Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates and coordinates the activities of all Library personnel in the servicing of public needs; Coordinates all activities with the Library Board of Commissioners through collecting pertinent data, communicating Library activities to the Board and making recommendations as to needed changes; Oversees the reference services within the library and provides reference services to patrons on a wide variety of subjects and educational levels; Maintains a safe and secure library environment through monitoring patrons adherence to library procedures and guidelines and maintaining an awareness of all persons within the facility; Develops, selects and manages the entire Library collection to provide cultural, educational and recreational enrichment to the Citizens of Sitka and visitors to the City and Borough; Develops, produces and oversees extensive adult programming schedule; Schedules all Library personnel to ensure that sufficient staff support is available to the public at all times; Provides Library personnel with guidelines for covering the varied aspects of circulation and reference responsibilities in an efficient and effective manner; Processes all employee time sheets and submits for payroll and maintains confidential personnel records; Conducts annual performance evaluation interviews; Oversees the performance of Library staff and makes continuing recommendations as to specific areas which should be addressed for continued improvement; Conducts staff meetings for the purpose of soliciting information from Library personnel and keeping all individuals abreast of policies changes and new directives; Coordinates the work of volunteers within the Library; Develops, manages and administers the Library budget, including analyzing sources of revenue, investigating expenditures and evaluating needs for services; Presents yearly budget requests to the Library Board and City and Borough Assembly; Develops policies for the selection and acquisition of Library materials; Reads reviews of new materials and makes comparisons with existing titles to acquire subject areas which are not currently covered; Examines newly acquired materials to evaluate the content, classification and possible use; Plans and organizes the use of Library space to ensure all patrons are given an access to desired subject areas; Represents the Sitka Public Library to the public, promotes the features of the Library and solicits community involvement in Library programs; Investigates any complaints involving Library activities and seeks to resolve a