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Public Services Director

  • Pickerington, OH, OH
  • Senior-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Objective of the position: Public Services Director Position is responsible for the administration of several key areas of library operations. It provides administrative and professional assistance to the Director in the overall operation and leadership of the library and assumes all administrative functions in the Director’s absence. Responsible for day-to-day Public Service Operations of all library locations, provides strategic direction, budget oversight, program administration and supervision of the Public Service Departments. The Public Services Director works with each department in the library to provide materials and excellent customer service to the customers. Committed to the Pickerington Public Library’s Mission to “Inspiring Knowledge, Connecting Community, Enriching Our World, Reading!”



Required Qualifications

MLS (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited school
• Five years of progressively responsible professional library experience
• Proven management and supervisory skills
• Experience in human resource management, including training, development and conflict resolution
• Knowledge of modern principles and practices of library services and management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Competency in the use of current computer hardware and software
• Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
• Willingness to participate in a small amount of local, state and national travel
• Demonstrated commitment to serving library customers and residents of the community

Desired Qualifications

Ability and skill in managing professional staff, paraprofessional and support staff
• Ability to plan, analyze and structure work duties and assignments to provide an efficient and effective work routine
• Demonstrates adaptability to library needs
• Ability to exercise good judgment in work performance
• Skill in Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to engage with staff, personnel from other libraries, vendors, library administrators, and customers in a courteous and thoughtful manner.
• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
• Ability to think, act and solve problems creatively
• Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time
• Ability to lift or push heavy objects such as boxes of books and loaded book carts
• Ability to pay attention to detail
• Assists in the development of business metrics, performance measurement and goal setting
• Ability to meet the physical demands listed
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends

Employer Statement

Pickerington Public Library is an ever-evolving resource that meets the engagement and life-long learning needs of our diverse community. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Posted On: Jun 26, 2024 / This posting expires: Jul 31, 2024