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Duties and responsibilities of the Library Director
Recruit, hire and annually evaluate library staff based upon well-defined job descriptions and expectations. Suggest improvements needed in salaries, working conditions and personnel policy.
Carry out the policies of the library as adopted by the board. Recommend policies to library board.
Suggest and carry out plans for library services. Manage day-to-day operation of library. Design library services to meet community needs/interests. Report library's progress and future needs to the board.
Prepare and submit to library board a budget request based on present and anticipated needs. Maintain complete and accurate records of finances. Expend funds based on approved budget.
Advocate for library through contacts with general public, civic organizations and public officials. Attend city council and/or borough meetings. Work to secure adequate funds to carry out the library's services.
Be familiar with library ordinance and keep board informed on laws affecting library.
Participate in continuing education activities and professional organizations; encourage continuing education for library staff. Participate in orientation of new trustees.
Communicate with the library board.
Select and order all books and other library materials and resources.
Attend board meetings; prepared written progress report; provide information as needed/requested by board.
Assist in developing qualifications for new trustees.