Top Library Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Library Director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Library Director resumes they appeared on. For example, 36.5% of Library Director resumes contained Library Materials as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Library Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Library Director resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Library Materials

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Here's how Library Materials is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Analyzed operational costs of library materials selection and implemented centralized selection resulting in 8,000+personnel hours / year savings.
  • Opened and closed library during specified hours and secured library equipment Located library materials for patrons.
  • Developed and implemented library policies and procedures and maintained a budget for library materials and services.
  • Developed and manage annual library materials and operational budget.
  • Developed the collection and acquired new library materials.
  • Researched and selected library materials.
  • Evaluated orders for library materials.
  • Acquire and maintain appropriate library materials and resources, in both print and non-print format, to support the DeVry curriculum.
  • Located and retrieved library materials from public and non-public areas for library staff or library users.
  • Coordinate lending privileges of library materials through Capital District Library Council (CDLC).
  • Selected library materials and developed collections for system, branch, or special collections.
  • Created new collections and increased circulation of all library materials by 150%.
  • Increased circulation of library materials by more than 30%.
  • Supervised all library employees.Purchased and budgeted for all library materials and resources.
  • Full inventory control of library materials including selection * and cataloging.
  • Performed circulation duties, reshelving library materials.
  • classify and catalog library materialsc.
  • Manage all Westlaw password and student accounts Catalog new library materials.

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2. Collection Development

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Here's how Collection Development is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Operated a college library including the collection development, acquisitions, AACR2 cataloging and circulation of materials.
  • Assessed and implemented collection development policies, library policies & procedures.
  • Oversee acquisitions and collection development as well as serials management.
  • Developed collection development and challenged materials policy for the library.
  • Managed collection development/assessment, selection & purchasing for collection.
  • Shared in collection development responsibilities and collection analysis projects.
  • Performed collection development for numerous Dewey areas.
  • Provided all collection development and programming.
  • Performed acquisition and collection development duties.
  • Involved floor plan oversight, furniture selection, needs-assessment in partnership with faculty, collection development, and hiring and training.
  • Prepared budget, library usage statistics, Virtual Library usage statistics and wrote a collection development plan for future acquisitions.
  • Managed collection development, purchasing, and acquisition across all disciplines, reference librarian to students and public.
  • Assessed collection development and preservation: acquisitions, weeding and inter-library loans in books, audios, films.
  • Performed collection development and acquisitions with a strong emphasis in the topics of health and medical resources.
  • Worked closely with faculty to improve subject collection development, library instruction, and research procedures.
  • Created the Collection Development Plan as the first professional librarian there in over 5 years.
  • Write collection development plan and work with faculty on acquisitions to the library.
  • Managed budget, collection development, building maintenance and all other administrative duties.
  • Ordered textbooks and oversaw all aspects of collection development and processing.
  • Cataloged and organized all electronic records for library.Performed all collection development, cataloging, and reference.

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3. Information Literacy Instruction

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Here's how Information Literacy Instruction is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Increased library and information literacy instruction to all English composition and introductory courses and to include use of online library.
  • Lead and direct collaborative design, delivery and assessment of Information Literacy instruction.
  • Provided reference and information literacy instruction, administered electronic databases.
  • Implemented information literacy instruction across the curriculum.
  • Experience with managing the school library, budgeting, collection maintenance, purchasing, information literacy instruction and supervision of students.

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4. Public Library

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Here's how Public Library is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Directed a small public library and my duties involved overall management of staff supervision, budget, and community relations.
  • Administered, planned, and directed all aspects of the Public Library programs, services, and staff.
  • Planned, promoted and supervised public library programs, services, and operations of 5 branches.
  • Administered the Marshall/Harrison County, Texas Public Library, serving a population of 59,000.
  • Selected and installed the public library s first computers and printers for customer use.
  • Worked as a small town library director for a small public library.
  • Plan, organize and manage the services of the Plymouth Public Library.
  • Represented the City of Austin and Austin Public Library to the public.
  • Manage all aspects of public library operation for town of 10,000.
  • Manage county public library with a service population of 3,100.
  • Controlled public library use and new customer subscriptions.
  • Total management of a public library in NY.
  • Direct all phases of the Public Library.
  • Represent the public library at community meetings.
  • Attended the 2012 Public Library Association national conference in Philadephia, PA.
  • Partnered with the greater Hartford community (Hartford Public Library and Capital
  • Selected and acquired materials in all scientific areas and made the collection more responsive to client needs.Dumont Public LibraryLibrary Intern
  • managed the main branch of the J.C. Holliday Public Library and three branches, and a book mobile.

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5. Online Catalog

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Here's how Online Catalog is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Initiated development of our online catalog.
  • Implemented new online catalog and supervised cataloging of over 15,000 items.
  • Managed and directed all Library automation activities, including intranet online catalog and workflow intranet application, streamlining operations and reporting.
  • Updated online catalog records, processed new serials, filed loose-leaf legal materials.
  • Provide basic assistance in use of online catalog in reference area.
  • Assisted patrons with online catalog and databases.

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6. Library Board

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Here's how Library Board is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Coordinated quarterly and annual Library Board Meetings.
  • Prepared an annual draft budget for approval by Library Board of Trustees, preparing for short-term and long-term library needs.
  • Maintain a working relationship with the Library Board, city council, staff, and library patrons.
  • Hire, fire and create job descriptions with the direction of the library board of trustees.
  • Create and present library budgets and reports to Library Board, Council of Commissioners and CEO.
  • Author library Board of Trustees reports, training manuals, bibliographies, finding aids.
  • Prepared monthly reports, statistical reports, budget proposals and recommendations for library board.
  • Acted as secretary to the Library Board, preparing reports and maintaining minutes.
  • Oversee all operations of the library under the direction of the library board.
  • Worked with an Operating Library Board who were responsible to the City Council.
  • Confer and discuss possible options/direction of the Library with the Library Board members.
  • Developed and helped set in motion library expansion plan with Library Board.
  • Performed research on various subjects and presented findings before the library board.
  • Reported to an appointed 7-member Library Board of Trustees.
  • Reported to the Library Board at regular monthly meetings.
  • Recommended policies and procedures to the Library Board.
  • Meet bimonthly with library board of directors.
  • Lead Library Board of Trustees meetings.
  • Purchased materials and supplies Recommended and oversaw implementation of Library Board policies.
  • Established and maintained positive relationships with staff, patrons and outside entities Reported to and worked with Library Board of Trustees.

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7. Reference Services

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Here's how Reference Services is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures relating to reference services, cataloging, preservation, acquisition and access.
  • Provided reference services and research consultations to both students and faculty to promote quality education.
  • Automated information, acquisition and reference services.
  • Designed Intranet page, incorporated web resource sharing and URL posting, and established reference services and bibliographic instruction.
  • Reference services (phone, email, and desk), cataloging, and periodical subscription management.
  • Served as one of four librarians who provided electronic reference services to all 76 campuses nationwide.
  • Solo librarian managing collection, circulation, reference services, and point-of-use instruction to patrons.
  • Served students and faculty of the whole campus, especially reference services 2.
  • Provided reference services to students, instructors, and staff.
  • Provide reference services to all faculty members.
  • Provided reference services for students and faculty.

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8. Library System

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Here's how Library System is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Engaged the community, library support groups, and staff to develop a strategic plan for the library system.
  • Researched and requested County and State funding 1986-87 allowing Highlands County Library System to form in 1988.
  • Implemented and completed an entire library systems transition to a more modern, digital-friendly library system.
  • Served as member of the Chester County Library System's 2008 budget and database committee.
  • Direct and evaluate operations of the library systems (staff, services and facilities).
  • Attended NIOGA Library System workshops for ongoing training and professional development of library and staff
  • Planned, organized and implemented the programs and services of the library system.
  • Provided original cataloging in all formats, using the SIRSI/DYNIX integrated library system.
  • Managed the operation and supervision of a 48,000 volume four-campus library system.
  • Networked with the Regional Library System on a number of projects.
  • Draft and implement technology and strategic plans for county library system.
  • Led the analysis effort for an automated library system.
  • Authored updates and book reviews for library system newsletter.
  • Implement RFID throughout the county library system.
  • Substitute teacher for Pre-K and Kindergarten students Designed and monitored in-school library system
  • Lead a successful migration of an integrated library system, Sirsi Horizon, to Sirsi Symphony.
  • Volunteer) Renovate the library system to be more user-friendly, systematic and well organized.
  • Managed all aspects of a library system comprised of five branches.Weeded collection.Began training staff.Began making bookkeeping clearer.

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9. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Managed and monitored daily operations of library, developed annual budget, supervised library staff and developed policies and procedures.
  • Served as the library s business manager, managing payroll, purchasing, and accounting for a $100,000 annual budget.
  • Managed operations for the entire facility which included personnel, general operations, and the annual budget.
  • Full accountability for a $2.6M annual budget; conduct cost / benefit analyses of numerous contracts.
  • Saved over $800,000 from annual $1.3 million annual budget over 5 year period.
  • Prepared and managed annual budget for salaries, purchasing, Internet and reference services.
  • Prepare annual budget and present to the City Commission and the Board of Education.
  • Worked within an annual budget to purchase materials and provide programming for all ages.
  • Manage A/P and A/R accounts and support board of directors with annual budget.
  • Maintained daily financial records and billing, employee payroll and annual budget.
  • Managed Library $100,000 annual budget for hospital's Information Management Department.
  • Prepare annual budget with Board Treasurer and data for annual audits.
  • Created and presented annual budgets to community and board members.
  • Administered annual budget of $100,000.00.
  • Plan and implement annual budget.
  • Managed 500K annual budget and supervised a 12 person staff to improve overall efficiency of the Aram library.
  • Ordered and cataloged books Wrote and administered grants Developed annual budget and managed payroll

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10. Internet

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Here's how Internet is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Work with teachers to be sure collection meets curriculum needs, instruct teachers and students in online research and Internet use.
  • Develop and present training classes to library staff and patrons on computer use, and Internet use.
  • Assisted with installation of the first public Internet connection in the area.
  • Coordinated the purchase of new hardware and software for Internet access.
  • Created the Homepage and implemented Internet services.
  • Access to Internet sites related to profession.
  • Teach Internet searching fundamentals to staff.
  • Installed 5 new Internet stations.
  • Conducted training for agency employees in research techniques for nexis.com, specialized media databases and internet
  • merged the internet room to the library* sent librarians to seminars to update knowledge of new techniques in librarianship.
  • Teach students how to navigate the Internet and Kaplan Online Library, and hold keyboarding classes.
  • Conducted county-wide Internet training Generated corporate funds for additional public OPAC and PC equipment.
  • Designed online and courseroom instruction for Pubmed, CINAHL, and internet resources on the web.

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11. Electronic Resources

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Here's how Electronic Resources is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Collaborated with faculty to incorporate print and electronic resources into their curriculum.
  • Trained customers to utilize properly both print and electronic resources for the purpose of conducting research which increased customer use.
  • Develop and maintain, in conjunction with the Information Technology Department, appropriate and accessible electronic resources in the library.
  • Negotiate electronic resources contracts for books, journals, media and coordinate access of same for cost saving purposes.
  • Managed collection development for print and electronic resources.
  • Evaluated and selected electronic resources.

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12. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Discovered numerous cost savings measures and accounting shifts to ensure the long-term sustainability of the library and improve overall customer service.
  • Provided excellent customer service and handled client concerns.
  • Research, customer service, literacy education.
  • Maintained records and statistics of customer services and generated analytical reports as requested by management.
  • Drafted and presented recommendations for improved business efficiencies and customer service.
  • Provided customer service with circulation, reference resources for patrons, and instructional aide for digital literacy.
  • State, County and City reports Customer Service Plan & conduct children's programs Plan & conduct adult programs

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13. Interlibrary Loan

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Here's how Interlibrary Loan is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Developed document delivery procedures to improve interlibrary loan services, processing over 3,500 transactions per year.
  • Supervised Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan staff, Circulation/Reserve staff and Evening Coordinator.
  • Established circulation and interlibrary loan policies firm-wide.
  • Developed new interlibrary loan sources to increase fulfillment rates and reduce wait time.
  • Arranged for interlibrary loans of materials not available in the collection.
  • Introduced students, faculty, and staff to interlibrary loan.
  • Served as the back up for interlibrary loan.
  • Handled interlibrary loans via OCLC.
  • Implemented ILLiad interlibrary loan system.

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14. Community Outreach

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Here's how Community Outreach is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Dedicated to patron amicability, community outreach, and local partnerships.
  • Collaborated with the Provost, wrote and being awarded research grants, which are science-based community outreach programs to K-12 schools.
  • Conceived of and led fund-raising initiatives, as well as community outreach projects.
  • Orchestrated all PR and community outreach operations.
  • Provided community outreach health information training services to the city of Cincinnati.
  • Plan and participate in community outreach activities.

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15. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Supervised daily operations of the facility ensuring that it was adequately staffed and opened as scheduled.
  • Executed daily operations of County Library System, Main branch and 2 satellite locations.
  • Supervised two library assistants in the daily operations of the campus library.
  • Oversee the daily operations of three branch libraries and the Central Library.
  • Manage daily operations of the library including budget, fundraising, and library programming.
  • Managed daily operations of library.

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16. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Supervised five paraprofessional staff members serving across a variety of functional capacities.
  • Conducted training classes weekly in use of Microsoft Office Suite 2003 and 2007 for hospital staff members.
  • Directed the library program for grades ECE - 12 serving 40 staff members and 500 students.
  • Negotiated Union Contract for nine union staff members as Library Board representative.
  • Supervised 15 staff members including 3 librarians and 3 teachers.
  • Promoted two (2) staff members for full-time roles.
  • Performed research projects at the request of staff members.
  • Recruit / train six (6) new staff members, three (3) of whom are fluent in Spanish.

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17. Circulation Desk

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Here's how Circulation Desk is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Checked items in and out at the circulation desk.
  • Managed assignments to staff at the circulation desk.
  • Manage circulation desk for patron materials.
  • Manage day-to-day activity of the circulation desk operations * Coordinate E-readings/Blackboard process and its archives * Maintain patron attendance statistics
  • Facilitated materials check-in/check-out at circulation desk; processed proxy and courtesy library cards; fielded circulation questions and concerns.
  • Oversee 5 circulation desk assistants, execute and overlook opening and closing procedures independently.

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18. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Planned and supervised class projects, field trips, visits by guests, holiday celebrations and special events.
  • Shared books at community special events.
  • Develop flyers, articles and other publicity items for newly obtained Library resources and other special events.
  • Maintained and prepared Multimedia equipment for special events and orientations.
  • Planned, developed and implemented community programming (summer reading/parades/special events).
  • Increase circulation through marketing efforts Promotions/special events/networking Corporate and community associations, individual and business subscriptions

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19. Technical Services

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Here's how Technical Services is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Streamlined technical services operations and recommended vendor cataloging and processing.
  • Prepared from time to time reports for college administration as to the operational functioning of the technical services unit.
  • Assessed ongoing effectiveness of public and technical services including technology, cataloging, circulation and virtual library resources.
  • Provided technical services to patrons who need assistance with computers, faxes, or print jobs.

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20. State Library

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Here's how State Library is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Generate annual reports, state aid reports, e-rate applications, state library reports, and county system reports.
  • Filed all reports in accordance with the Kansas State Library System including the yearly budget.
  • Provided annual reports to the State Library and monthly reports to the Library Board.
  • Trained peers in building relationships with local, regional and state library boards.
  • Completed surveys and made statistical and narrative reports to the State Library.
  • Completed the Texas State Library's Small Library Management Training Program.
  • Process grant applications and prepare reports for the state library.
  • Collected and assessed data for annual state library report.
  • Prepared the Texas State Library Annual Report.

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21. Curriculum Development

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Here's how Curriculum Development is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Cooperated with Faculty for curriculum development 8.
  • Served on Curriculum Development, Marketing, and Placement Committees.

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22. Student Workers

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Here's how Student Workers is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Interviewed, trained, and supervised library staff of three professionals, one clerical and student workers.
  • Created and implemented policies and programs for library including use of student workers in library.
  • Selected, trained, supervised, and evaluated library administrative staff and student workers.
  • Hired, scheduled and oversaw library staff, including library assistants and student workers.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate library staff, including student workers.
  • Oversee a Library Assistant and 3 student workers.
  • Assist patrons, catalog books, supervise student workers, run the library in the absence of the librarydirector.

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23. FTE

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Here's how FTE is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Relocated library to its current location, after the building and its contents were destroyed by fire.
  • Reason for Leaving I took time off after the birth of a child.
  • Redesigned and redecorated the library after it was closed for a year.
  • Teach after-school workshops on 3D printing, keyboarding, and coding.
  • Supervised 1.0 FTE, and maintained building security.
  • Drafted reports using Word and Excel.
  • Hired & supervised 26 staff, 16 FTE.
  • Established the Roswell office after relocating theWashington Counsel's office from Arlington, Virginia.
  • Supervised one FTE and six part time employees.

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24. New Materials

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Here's how New Materials is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Developed, promoted, and maintained library web page and provided program updates/listings of new materials.
  • Order, catalog, process, and shelve new materials.
  • Instruct teachers in use of new materials and technology.
  • Inventoried and purchased new materials for the library.
  • Manage the school's 13,000-volume library media collection, including purchasing and processing new materials, weeding, and repair.
  • Remove old books and prepare all new materials to maintain a healthy collection.

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25. Strategic Plan

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Here's how Strategic Plan is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Coordinated university-wide strategic planning process to facilitate the removal of AIU-Houston from probationary status with the accrediting board.
  • Represent the library in various college activities and venues such as Strategic Planning Committee meetings, convocations, and accreditation visits.
  • Attended and contributed to common council meetings, strategic planning sessions, and other village or county committee meetings.
  • Integrate library services with the university mission, strategic planning, and educational objectives.
  • Guided Board of nine through the production of a new Strategic Plan.
  • Write an RFP for redesign in conjunction with the strategic plan.
  • Managed the Library's personnel, budget, and strategic plans.
  • Proposed and implemented strategic plan of library 7.
  • Lead development of new mission and strategic plan.
  • Handled strategic planning and budgeting.
  • Write 5 year Technology Plan in conjunction with long term strategic plan and budget.
  • Write 5 Year Strategic Plan with community and staff input.

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26. Oclc

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Here's how Oclc is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Administered OCLC WorldCat Local Discovery tool as one of the first community college libraries in the nation to utilize this service.
  • Directed automation systems, including OCLC cataloging systems, government database access, and in-house serial tracking using personal computers.
  • Cataloged medical materials using OCLC and the Library of Congress W schedule.
  • Catalogued and classified all new library acquisitions using OCLC/World Cat cataloguing as required.
  • Created electronic bibliographic and authority records for OCLC and Voyager databases.
  • Trained staff on a wide range of computer research databases, including OCLC and EBSCO.

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27. New Books

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Here's how New Books is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Manage collection development, including acquisition of new books, journals, media, and electronic resources.
  • Preview new books and market them to students based on their interest.
  • Oversee library budget, collection, and purchasing new books.
  • Processed & arranged new books on a regular basis and tracked student reading levels.
  • Entered new books into the library database for circulation.
  • Responded to patron questions and inquiries, ordered new books and maintained collection.

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28. Library Functions

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Here's how Library Functions is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Manage daily library functions when Librarian is out of the office.
  • Managed all library functions for 200+ lawyers in 5 offices.
  • Act as autonomous management capable of overseeing all library functions.
  • Compiled data and prepare analytical reports on circulation and other library functions.

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29. Annual Reports

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Here's how Annual Reports is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Maintain employee and operating records for development of monthly and annual reports, and in compliance with KORA.
  • Prepare Annual Reports for the city, state.

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30. Collection Management

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Here's how Collection Management is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Coordinated information literacy instruction, reference services, collection management and consortia agreements.
  • Coordinated collection management, reference services, and budgets with other Science and Technology Information Program member libraries.

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31. Libguides

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Here's how Libguides is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Create and maintain library web presence in LibGuides and Blackboard.
  • Update all-campus Learning Resource LibGuides and maintain a separate Fort Lauderdale campus guide.
  • Utilized the Libguides software to create Curriculum specific subject guides.

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32. Academic Programs

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Here's how Academic Programs is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Support academic programs through instruction, faculty collaboration, and material purchasing.
  • Collaborated with the Academic Dean, Department Chairs and faculty in selecting materials that supported the academic programs.
  • Ensured library's compliance to standards set by accrediting groups for various academic programs.
  • Supported nine academic programs with all library services.

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33. Reference Questions

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Here's how Reference Questions is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Answered reference questions as necessary.
  • Communicate via phone and email with patrons about various reference questions and software use.
  • Answered reference questions three times per week on the Florida Ask-a-Librarian online reference service.
  • Assisted patrons with computers, choosing materials, and reference questions.
  • Assisted library patrons with reference questions and provided computer help.
  • Respond to reference questions via phone, in-person and email.
  • Utilized library resources including electronic databases and print materials in orderto answer reference questions.
  • Provide research trainings for faculty and students consisting of search queries, reference questions and technology troubleshooting.

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34. Academic Library

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Here's how Academic Library is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Managed all aspects of specialized academic library of over 30,000 holdings representing theology, Eastern Christianity and Slavic studies.
  • Worked to meet national academic library standards.
  • Developed from bare walls a full service undergraduate academic library for a new campus of 1000 students.
  • Managed services, operations, and planning for academic library, serving 45 faculty and 725 students.
  • Direct the daily business at a small academic library.
  • Solo librarian of Air Force academic library.

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35. Day-To-Day Operations

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Here's how Day-To-Day Operations is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Managed day-to-day operations of the library, including all financial record keeping, bill paying, and banking.
  • Supervised day-to-day operations of a professional education resource collection.
  • Managed the day-to-day operations of the library.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a library in a multi-use facility.

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36. Information Resources

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Here's how Information Resources is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Initiated and continually upgraded desktop delivery of medical information resources.
  • Acquire, develop and administer information resources and services that support and enhance teaching, research, and other programs.
  • Supervised the increase to access to information resources at the desk top and through mobile devices students and faculty.
  • Develop library outreach programs to better engage faculty in the use and application of information resources.
  • Collaborated with AIU Directors throughout the world to share information resources and foster new ideas.
  • Obtained over $10,000 in grant funding for literary and information resources.

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37. Computer Lab

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Here's how Computer Lab is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Helped students conduct research and become familiar with computer hardware and software in the library computer lab.
  • Assisted library patrons within computer lab, teaching seniors basic computer skills.
  • Oversee computer lab and Compass Test administration.
  • Managed the computer lab and library.
  • Assist patrons with computer lab.

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38. Westlaw

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Here's how Westlaw is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Conceived and executed plan to migrate database usage from Lexis to Westlaw, saving the Firm over $200,000 per year.
  • Utilized Lexis and Westlaw extensively to locate articles and case law related to the topic.
  • Research using LEXIS-NEXIS and WestLaw databases for legal, business, and newspaper research.

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39. Bibliographic Instruction

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Here's how Bibliographic Instruction is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Designed and deliver series of classes for incoming students providing bibliographic instruction to facility and students.
  • Provided bibliographic instruction to faculty and students.
  • Teach information literacy and bibliographic instruction in classroom sessions and in library brown bag lunches.
  • Provision of both bibliographic instruction and search strategy formulation to house staff and students.
  • Scheduled classes for library tours and conducted bibliographic instruction in the classrooms.
  • Created all bibliographic instructions and workshops.

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40. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Accomplished data entry and labeling of all media using AML software.
  • Performed alpha-numeric data entry into various data bases.
  • Inputted and adjusted information of patrons; Completed data entry of products.
  • Managed payroll data entry using Excel.
  • Used online catalog system for electronic data entry, creating patron accounts, and other circulation duties.
  • Check books out to patrons, shelve returned books Data entry and inventory Supervise and provide support to library circulation employees

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41. New Programs

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Here's how New Programs is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Developed and implemented new programs for the community.
  • Investigate and implement new programs and services.

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42. Job Descriptions

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Here's how Job Descriptions is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Employed library personnel, subject to approval by the board, and provided accurate job descriptions for all staff.
  • Staff training and supervision so that they effectively performed their duties as described in their job descriptions.
  • Develop and organize an efficient library staff with accurate job descriptions.
  • Revised all job descriptions and developed evaluation tool.
  • Revised obsolete job descriptions and developed new Staff Organizational flow.

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43. Public Services

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Here's how Public Services is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Administered public services at a municipal library.
  • Directed the public services program, personnel and fiscal functions, public relations and grant services support functions.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of public services; regularly meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Participated in the Public Services Management Team [PSMT] and its management of the libraries.
  • Planned and organized collection development, public services and library programming for the library.

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44. Budget Preparation

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Here's how Budget Preparation is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Managed all library operations, including budget preparation; managing library staff.

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45. Statistical Reports

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Here's how Statistical Reports is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Created monthly statistical reports using excel.
  • Review, evaluate and produce statistical reports for library operations, finances and programs.
  • Presented statistical reports to the City Council during Budget Hearings.
  • Prepared weekly, monthly and annual statistical reports.
  • Purchased and budgeted for all library books and materials.Tracked monthly statistical reports using excel.
  • Prepared monthly statistical reports pertaining to library resources and services.

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46. Marc

low Demand
Here's how Marc is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Processed and cataloged all library materials, including both original and copy cataloging using Marc Magician.
  • Copy catalog MARC Records of books, e-books, print journals & e-journals and other materials using the EOS catalog.
  • Import MARC Records with Z39.50 protocol.
  • Cataloged library materials (DDC, LCSH, AACR2, MARC, Brodart Precision One).
  • Supervised in-house retrospective database conversion of 10,000 Spanish theological volumes to MARC format.

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47. ILS

low Demand
Here's how ILS is used in Library Director jobs:
  • Served as Systems Librarian, trainer and support for Voyager ILS.
  • Managed the ILS data migration to Evergreen open source software Developed and presented adult programming.
  • Supervised all library staff and managed administrative details for the library.
  • Managed phone calls and emails as well as preparing written responses to routine inquiries.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Library Director

Library Materials44%
Collection Development8.1%
Information Literacy Instruction4.9%
Public Library4.8%
Online Catalog4%
Library Board3.9%
Reference Services3.6%
Library System3.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Library Director

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Library Materials
Library Materials
36.5%
36.5%
2
2
Collection Development
Collection Development
6.8%
6.8%
3
3
Information Literacy Instruction
Information Literacy Instruction
4%
4%
4
4
Public Library
Public Library
4%
4%
5
5
Online Catalog
Online Catalog
3.3%
3.3%
6
6
Library Board
Library Board
3.2%
3.2%
7
7
Reference Services
Reference Services
3%
3%
8
8
Library System
Library System
2.6%
2.6%
9
9
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Internet
Internet
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Electronic Resources
Electronic Resources
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
Customer Service
Customer Service
2%
2%
13
13
Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Community Outreach
Community Outreach
1.6%
1.6%
15
15
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Circulation Desk
Circulation Desk
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Special Events
Special Events
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Technical Services
Technical Services
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
State Library
State Library
1%
1%
21
21
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Development
1%
1%
22
22
Student Workers
Student Workers
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
FTE
FTE
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
New Materials
New Materials
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Oclc
Oclc
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
New Books
New Books
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Library Functions
Library Functions
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Annual Reports
Annual Reports
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Collection Management
Collection Management
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Libguides
Libguides
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Academic Programs
Academic Programs
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Reference Questions
Reference Questions
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Academic Library
Academic Library
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Day-To-Day Operations
Day-To-Day Operations
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Information Resources
Information Resources
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Computer Lab
Computer Lab
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Westlaw
Westlaw
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Bibliographic Instruction
Bibliographic Instruction
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
New Programs
New Programs
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Job Descriptions
Job Descriptions
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Public Services
Public Services
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Budget Preparation
Budget Preparation
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Statistical Reports
Statistical Reports
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Marc
Marc
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
ILS
ILS
0.5%
0.5%

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