Deputy Library Director (Unclassified)

JOB CODE: 3052


SALARY RANGE: $70,319 - $117,666

Library Board of Control

Under the direction of the Library Director, performs highly responsible administrative work planning, coordinating, and managing the operations of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System. Work involves assisting the Library Director in achieving system-wide goals, implementing measures to ensure a diversified, well trained, and customer-centered workforce, and coordinating service efforts; participates in the development and implementation of strategic operational plans, monitoring library performance, and administering library policies and procedures. Responsibilities include working with other administrative level personnel on systemwide service and operational initiatives, including the development of capital plans and improvements; manages system personnel issues, policies, important reports, and cooperative efforts in conjunction with the Library's commitments and obligations to the City-Parish Government and other agencies such as the State Library. Work involves the ability to represent the Library working with City-Parish officials, representatives of various agencies, organizations, members of the community, and key stakeholders; a high degree of independent judgment and initiative within the general policy framework which is reviewed through evaluation of results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

Plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages the operations of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System; assists the Library Director in achieving system-wide goals. Implements measures to ensure a diversified workforce; hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel. Engages in the management of personnel issues, policies and procedures; ensures staff compliance with Library policies and procedures. Coordinates service and operational efforts and establishes related partnership opportunities. Ensures the delivery of high quality, customer focused services that meet the needs of East Baton Rouge Parish; assesses and recommends training opportunities for Library employees. Supervises the activities and work of specific departments, sections, or work units as assigned, over a period of time. Provides staff leadership in the development and coordination of initiatives designed to enhance customer experiences. Conducts analyses, develops, and implements long-term strategic plans that are aligned with the Library's mission and goals. Monitors and addresses the Library's operational performance based on the achievement of strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives. Develops, implements, and reviews Library policies and procedures; implements necessary changes. Participates in the development of the Library's budget; monitors and authorizes expenditures; evaluates the needs for new facilities, staffing, and equipment. Responsible for various reports and documentation required for the City-Parish Government and other agencies. Facilitates communication between all levels of Library personnel; conducts staff meetings and conveys information regarding Library operations, goals, and initiatives. Acts on behalf of the Library Director in their absence.

Knowledge of modern principles, methods, and practices of public library administration. Knowledge of library classification and cataloging techniques and practices. Knowledge of public administration and modern office management, practices, equipment, and technology related to library services. Knowledge of books, the book trade, and the reprint and out-of-print markets; knowledge of databases, media, online services, platforms, and systems related to information, education, and library marketplaces. Knowledge and experience of organizational change management, project management, and process improvement. Ability to apply modern library practices and procedures to the system-wide selection of library materials, implementation of technology, development of patron services, staff development, and building maintenance and management. Ability to develop and implement long range planning for staff development and library services. Ability to ascertain the library needs of the community served and to develop policies responsive to that need. Ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the activities of a diversified library system in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to lead and coach both individuals and teams while fostering a collaborative culture. Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents, practices and systems, and to use resourcefulness, tact and courtesy in meeting new problems and in dealing with library staff and patrons. Ability to delegate authority and responsibility and to schedule and program work on a long term basis. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, library patrons, local governmental officials, and the general public.


Master's degree in library science, plus four years of professional experience in library administration with two years of experience involving organizational development or workplace diversity, and three years of supervisory experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Must possess or be able to obtain within the first eighteen months of employment, certification awarded by the State Board of Library Examiners.


Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.