Assistant Director @ City of Chattanooga Library


Incumbents in this classification are part of the Library’s executive team and will work collaboratively to develop and implement a cohesive vision for the Library’s future regarding technology, services and other areas that now or will play a role in delivering library services to the public.  It is expected that incumbents will be forward-thinking, knowledgeable about library trends, as well as possess an appetite for change, working in a fluid environment and solving problems.  Work is performed under administrative review, working with the maximum degree of initiative and judgment.

Essential Functions:

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Supervises library staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.

Develops and promotes a cohesive vision for the Library’s technological future with a goal of improving customer experience.  Researches, evaluates and recommends emerging technological tools for use in the Library system. Assists library administration in planning for the overall information technology direction and needs of the Library.  Collaborates with vendors to identify and select appropriate technological solutions, as well as tertiary software systems in daily Library operations (e.g security cameras, HVAC controls, networks, etc.) Evaluates the Library’s current and future technological needs for content delivery to the public.  Reviews and revises existing processes and make recommendations for improvement. Oversees the administration of the Hamilton County Schools Library Card program.


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