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February 2015, Volume 7, Issue 2

Continuing Education Alert

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What is library development reading?


"The Neal-Schuman Directory of Public Library Job Descriptions"

by Rebecca Brumley

book cover of neal schuman directory of public library job descriptionsThe State Library often receives requests from libraries throughout the state for library job descriptions. How do I write one? What job responsibilities should I include? How do I advertise the position: Librarian, Library director, Associate, Clerk?

Rebecca Brumley, author of the "Public Library Manager's Forms, Policies, and Procedures Handbook," now has a new, comprehensive guide to public library job descriptions. Each section includes an overview of the job title, important considerations, and essential elements for inclusion.

This compilation contains 273 actual job descriptions drawn from 92 U.S. public libraries. Twenty major job categories from "Administration" to "Volunteers--Miscellaneous" are subdivided by title, and several different jobs might be listed under each title. For example, listed under Librarian in the "Children's and Youth Services" chapter, one finds descriptions for "Children's Librarian, Children's Services Manager, and Youth Librarian," among others. Each entry is organized into standardized areas covering functions and responsibilities, knowledge and skills, tools and equipment, work environment, and more. A job description writer's tool kit to draft accurate, clear statements and a CD-ROM that reproduces all entries in Microsoft Word are included.

This book is available through interlibrary loan at the SD State Library.





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