Overview of Essential Functions: Under direction of the Neighborhood Services Manager, to assume responsibility for the administration and programs of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.
Reports to: Neighborhood Services Manager
Supervises: The staff of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.
Scope of Responsibility
Performs other related and/or comparable duties as required.
Education – A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
Experience – Four years of pertinent professional library experience and/or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
Knowledge – Broad knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures and willingness and ability to execute them effectively; extensive knowledge of book and non-book materials; comprehensive knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; demonstrated knowledge of appropriate technology; broad knowledge of library collections.
Abilities – Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; demonstrated progressive, professional development. Proven ability to plan and supervise the work of others; continuing interest in and ability to improve existing work techniques and procedures; demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and public alike.
Skills – Proven skills in oral and written communications; superior ability and willingness to assume responsibility; initiative in generating new ideas. Commitment to library leadership within the neighborhood served; willingness and proven ability to work with patrons of all age groups; professional demeanor; tact, dependability, good judgment and courtesy.
1) Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2) Language - Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) language skills required.
3) Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
4) CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-3
Hours per week: 35