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The Senior Librarian is responsible for supervising employees in library services and performs professional library duties. This position is governed by state and federal

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Supervises a small professional staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Classifies library materials by reviewing materials to be classified, searching information sources to determine subject matter, and selecting classification numbers and descriptive headings by using appropriate classification system. Assigns classification numbers and produces descriptive headings and explanatory summaries for new materials. Assists patrons and public libraries in the use of reference sources; interviews patrons to determine the type of information needed, suggests alternate sources and decides which database to utilize. Monitors state and federal document collections to ensure they are current and arranged in the required order; monitors the U.S. Patent collection to ensure microfiche and film are kept in order and available to patrons. Develops programs for library services by recommending program policies, developing and implementing program operation procedures, and conducting program evaluations. Organizes and conducts workshops for public libraries participating in special programs, attends workshops and seminars to stay abreast of new technologies, and serves on committees and councils. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science. Knowledge of catalogs, records, on-line databases and classification systems used in libraries. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to prioritize tasks, set goals, and establish methods. Ability to initiate and conduct research. Ability to direct and oversee the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to organize and conduct workshops.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal educational equivalent of a master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school; plus one year of experience in professional library service. OR The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in library science or a related field from a school accredited by the ALA; plus three years of experience in professional library service. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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