Reports to: City Librarian, or Manager in charge of the Library

Supervises: Library Staff (more than 10)

Main objectives: To provide quality library services to a local authority, educational institution students/staff or businesses through the management of a medium to large-sized library but does not include manager of a group of libraries.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Ensure the provision of day-to-day library services are coordinated and controlled.
  • Manage the acquisition of new books and other library resources ensuring that the cataloguing and processing of new purchases is undertaken according to accepted library practices.
  • Ensure the library’s collection of books and materials is maintained according to approved standards.
  • Recommend policies and implement plans for the development of the library’s services to meet future needs by reviewing changes in technology, materials and information sources and monitoring the use of existing facilities.
  • Prepare estimates for department expenditure (in conjunction with finance department) and management to approved budgets.
  • Manage staff employed in the library.

Typical qualifications and experience: Incumbents should be qualified librarians with supervisory responsibilities for more than ten staff.