STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: DIRECTOR OF LEARNING RESOURCES
Class Code: 3487-23 Date Established: 04-05-89
Occupational Code: 7-3-5 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To coordinate and review college learning resource needs and to provide instruction, materials, and research assistance to a college community.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Reviews information needs of students, faculty, and college administration to develop library audio-visual, and electronic work procedures and formats.
· Works with college faculty in planning for the systematic instruction of students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public on procedures for using library materials for research, term papers and media production.
· Develops long range goals, plans and budget requests for the learning resource center; prepares applications for library grants.
· Develops, organizes and maintains collections of educational resource materials.
· Works with college departments in planning and implementing special library programs to assist students in improving research skills.
· Makes recommendations and serves on college, faculty, and related system committees.
· Serves as liaison with local, state and out-of-state libraries in the exchange and borrowing of library materials.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and firing employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions under good conditions in a safe working environment.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in Library Science, including course work in Educational Media and Technology. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Four years' experience in professional library work.
License/Certification: Eligibility for New Hampshire driver's license if necessary for performing job accountabilities. Any license requirement must be stated on the supplemental job description and approved by the Division of Personnel prior to posting at the agency level.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of modern library organization, procedure, policy, aims and services. Knowledge of up-to-date applications of information technology. Skill in developing and monitoring library automation and library information systems. Ability to coordinate workflow within the library, and to train and supervise library staff. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with subordinates, professional and non-professional employees as well as with the student body. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 08/12/02