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Director of Library

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$52,000
  • Posted Date:10/06/2017


Library Director

Donna Public Library

Job Title: Library Director

In keeping with the mission of the Donna Public Library (DPL), the Library Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a free Public library, responsive to the community’s library needs for information, education, and recreation. Reporting directly to the City Manager of the City of Donna, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, maintains budget, responsible for community relations, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management.

Planning and Policy-Making

Policies insure that decisions about all aspects of the DPL are consistent and fair. Working with the City Manager, personnel department, and staff, the Library Director:

  • Develops long range plans to support and promote the mission of the library.

  • Develops short term plans to address specific issues facing the library as they arise.

  • Formulates, recommends and implements the procedures to carry out these goals.

  • Develops clear descriptions of staff positions including a non-discrimination statement, qualifications for employment, evaluation procedures, and causes for dismissal within City personnel manual guidelines.

Library Services

The regular assessment and development of library services is important to fulfilling the DPL mission. To support these efforts the Library Director:

  • Plans, organizes, and regularly evaluates a program of service that supports the mission of the DPL and reflects the needs of the community.

  • Organizes the selection and maintenance of library materials including books, media, computer programs and other materials and insures that these materials meet the needs of the community.

  • Supervises the purchase, utilization, and maintenance of technology.

  • Reports library statistics and assembles them for monthly meetings of the City Council, the DPL annual report and State of Texas.

Financial Operations

The coordination of all aspects of income and expenses is vital to ensuring the financial stability of the DPL. In order to insure efficient and responsible management of the library budget the Library Director:

  • Manages all aspects of the budget for City library and reviews regularly and in a timely manner.

  • Presents budget requests to the Finance Director.

  • Administers and monitors expenditure of library funds to stay within approved budget.

  • Works with Finance Director to review monthly reports and keep abreast of various funds and accounts.

  • Seeks funds through various efforts.

  • Assists in the preparation grant proposals.

  • Ensures smooth implementation of activities within the daily operations of the library.

Public Relations

The Library Director assigns implements and oversees the Public Relations of the DPL.

  • Assigns or manages internal and external communication of the DPL including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, fliers, and newspaper articles.

  • Identifies and pursues public relations opportunities that engender good will toward and promotion of the DPL.

  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other community organizations.

Personnel Management

As the supervisor of all library personnel, the Library Director:

  • Selects, recruits, trains, evaluates and, when necessary, terminates all staff and volunteers.

  • Assigns duties, defines staff responsibilities, and administers wages.

  • Promotes staff development by providing opportunities for staff to attend workshops and conferences.

Physical Plant Management

The Library Director’s oversees all aspects of the physical plant, grounds and equipment. The Library Director:

  • Schedules and supervises contract services, maintenance personnel and takes appropriate action in emergencies.

  • Purchases equipment and furnishings as needed.

  • Provides leadership and direction for major development projects including construction and renovation.

City Council Representation

The Library Director informs the City Manager of all relevant library business. The City Manager in turn is responsible to the City Council. The Library Director reports directly to the City Manager.

possible library service to the community. The Director has or will agree with the city to follow guidelines, procedures set forth by the personnel manual current at the time of hire.

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