Library Administrator- Technical Services

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Company Name: 
County of Lexington
Location: 
Lexington, SC
Job Description: 

Plans, coordinates, and directs services and operations of Technical Services. Manages and selects library materials and collections in accordance with the library’s collection development policy. Develops and coordinates programs, services and collections for staff and patrons. • Responsible for the Collection Management and Development for all resources for the Library System. Responsible for assigned budgets as allocated and the purchase of materials. Evaluates collections and plans additions and deletions based on community analysis and usage trends. Creates short and long term plans for internal budget allocations for print and online resources. Selects and deselects print materials adhering to the library's Collection Development Policy. • Supervises Technical Services staff including; scheduling, training, and evaluating. Trains staff with respect to the duties and proficiences. Coaches and mentors staff. Instructs staff in the keeping and reporting of statistics. • Responsible for cataloging all formats of library materials; books, audio-viusals, serials, and eBooks. Access various databases such as Library of Congress and Online Computer Library Center. Verifies each item’s classification number and subject headings. Creates bibiliographical record in library database. Updates and modifies each item record to ensure compatibility with library database. Interprets and applies authority records in order to complete cataloging of materials. Uses experience and other resources to create biliobiographic record of items that are not in standard database. • Compiles data for statistical reports as required. • As a member of the Library Leadership Team, assists with strategic planning for the system to further the goals of the library. Maintains knowledge on current trends on technology, library services, and equipment through professional development. Recommends changes to the collection and services, including suggesting policy and procedures for the library system. Participates in and chairs system committees as assigned. • Advocates for the stated mission and goals of the library system by developing and maintaining good working relationships with the Library Board, schools, and other organizations to promote library services. Conducts interviews of library applicants. Conducts literacy skills training. Represents the library system by serving on and presenting to various external committees and boards. • Acts as the liasiaon between new and current vendors and staff by evaluating and selecting new vendors and managing current vendors’ upgrades and changes. Communicates with vendors on a regular basis to ensure that staff can use their services with the highest degree of efficiency and accuracy. Ensures that staff receives the necessary training to achieve these goals. Schedules training sessions to make sure staff is properly trained on all online resources. Provides mentoring, coaching, and direction as needed. Analyzes the risks and future impact of all decisions. Sets and meets realistic goals and deadlines. Keeps staff abreast of any and all changes. Recognizes problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent. Provides expert and timely advice and resolves conflicts by communicating with vendors on a daily basis if needed. Finds solutions for problems by keeping in contact with staff and vendors.

Qualifications: 

MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university: supplemented by 3-5 years of professional experience in public libraries, including supervisory and management experience.

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