Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Class Code: 0845-9088
Job Family: LIB
FLSA Code: E
Under the review of a designated administrator, manages a library department.
GUIDELINES FOR USING THE POSITION
Incumbents in this position know and apply advanced managerial and functional expertise to solve new and unusual problems. A comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and independent judgment are required.
Incumbents work from broad policies and goals with considerable latitude within budgetary limits. Self-supervision is expected, with direct accountability for final results. Given general policy statements, incumbents manage a department of major size and/or complexity and are expected to submit short and long-range plans for their department. Actions are usually related to matters of long-term and/or library-wide consequence and significance.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Examples of characteristic duties and responsibilities are listed below. Specific duties will depend on the department where the employee works.
- Works closely with many other library departments so as to be aware of their needs, to assist them in solving their problems and informing them of the status of projects.
- Regularly communicates with other library departments, the library administration, other university departments and units and primary library users to effect smooth coordination on matters of library policies, procedures and activities.
- Functions as a department head and in a functional role as the department’s coordinator and liaison with a variety of library, University and off-campus organizations.
- Applies in-depth knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of areas. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of advanced complex library techniques related to a number of different functional areas. Applies in-depth knowledge and expertise in human relations and managerial skills. Typically requires a demonstrated expertise in computer applications.
- Exercises a high degree of leadership both within the department, but more importantly, within the library in regard to a major functional area. When interacting with the public, interprets and justifies departmental policies and handles all but the most complex issues without consulting and administrator.
- Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years varied experience in a large academic library required. May require a master’s degree (Non-MLLES) or specialized training/internship in a subject or technical area.
- Experience in library applications of computer technologies typically required; managerial experience in a large academic library desirable.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently in directing long-term projects and to provide leadership and direction to a variety of library staff, at all levels, in completion of such projects.
- Ability to manage a complex library function providing service to other units and departments in a large academic library. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage.
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate problem resolution through effective oral and written communications.
- Demonstrated communications expertise and analytical skills. Proven ability to work effectively with Library staff, staff from other institutions, members of the University community; and to represent the Library to off-campus organizations.
Date Revised: 7/98