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LIBRARY DEPARTMENT HEAD
Job Title: LIBRARY DEPARTMENT HEAD
Job Code: 1354
Job Level: 00
Revised Date: 08/21/2001
Job Family: JF 29
Plans and manages time, money, staff and other resources to achieve the goals of the department. Responsibilities include managing the department's operations, staff and student budget; coordinating operations of the department with other departments and units of the Perkins Library System and with other Duke libraries; and improving, simplifying, and enhancing services to the department's internal and external customers.
Provide the specific knowledge, critical thinking, management and teamwork skills essential to a high performance department.
Establish goals in support of the Librarys mission to provide excellent resources and services.
Lead the department to deliver quality services and products to its internal and external customers by creating a structure that reflects the Mission and Values of Perkins Library and involves staff in decision making, especially in decisions they will have to implement.
Work proactively, constructively, and collaboratively to identify, define, and resolve problems; establish goals and priorities; share resources; and develop plans that focus on library wide issues, promote excellence in customer service, and advance the Librarys provision of information services.
Assess the performance of staff members on an ongoing basis by providing regular feedback.
Prepare reports and analyses that set forth progress, trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusion in terms of staffing, equipment, and training.
Perform various personnel actions including recommendations on hiring, salary enhancements, promotions, upgrades, and transfers.
Carry out special projects and perform other related duties as assigned by the University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs.
Perform other related duties.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Requires a bachelor's degree.
Requires 6 years of experience with at least 3 years of that experience in management, preferably in an academic or research library.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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