CLASSIFICATION NO. 260
LIBRARY NETWORK MANAGER
Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and manage the Clackamas County Library Network; and to do other work as required.
Within the Department of Business and Community Services, the Library Information Network of Clackamas County provides specialized programs and services to member libraries, including centralized cataloging, shared county-wide computer system administration and interlibrary courier delivery services.
The Library Network Manager is responsible for providing specialized programs and services to libraries within the Library Information Network of Clackamas County network.
The Library Network Manager differs from the Library Director who plans and directs the management of patron library services.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Administers, plans, coordinates, and supervises the management of the Integrated Library Software (ILS) and associate applications, databases, technology, hardware and software. Supervises the maintenance of Wide Area Network (WANS) automation systems operations, including security and back-up procedures, and system documentation and error diagnosis; and supervises centralized cataloging services, centralized interlibrary loan, and courier services.
- Develops and administers the network budget; monitors and controls expenditures; and develops long term financial plans.
- Acts as liaison with vendors and consultants; negotiates contracts, subscriptions, software licenses, databases, and associated services for Library Network and clients. Monitors contract compliance and vendor performance; authorize payments.
- Represents the Library Network in state, regional or national professional meetings; and participates in regional program or service planning.
- Evaluates operations and activities; investigates and implements improvements and modifications; prepares and presents oral and written reports on operations and activities for management and clients; works with clients to identify needs and priorities.
- Hires, supervises and evaluates the work of Library Network staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; provides or coordinates staff training; develops and promotes a team environment encouraging engagement with other libraries, vendors, IT colleagues and user groups to keep up with trends and advancements.
- Remains current on trends and innovations in the field; investigates and makes recommendations to library clients; discusses and agrees on implementation, priorities, cost, resource requirements and timelines with library clients.
- Develops service agreements and communication plan with library clients and their IT staff; arranges peripheral and communications equipment installation at library sites; works with libraries on the development of policies and procedures, system documentation and security procedures; and coordinates training.
- Coordinates the work of projects; guides, formulates project needs and requirements; manages and completes projects within specific time and budget constraints; prepares reports and revises projections to reflect current status.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of: Principles of management, library science, data processing and contract administration; Oregon budget law and general budgeting processes in local government; principles of public administration; core library science areas (acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, and online searching).
Knowledge of: Automated library system operations, procedures, and network operations; library automation marketplace; recent developments in library automation standards and practices; library telecommunications, networks, and shared systems; project planning and management.
Skill to: Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff; guide others, build consensus, and to facilitate meetings; compile and analyze data; design and present effective training to library staff on all aspects of the automation process; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and via multimedia electronic presentations; analyze issues, procedures and problems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with library directors, library and network advisory boards, County employees and the public; maintain complete and accurate records; prepare and administer budget, contracts, and service agreements; supervise and implement a comprehensive computer support program.
Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS
A Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) OR any satisfactory combination of experience and training that would demonstrate possession of the required knowledge and skills.