New Library Directors Handbook

Wanted: A Library Director

Position Summary: The Librarian is responsible for the overall smooth operation of the library, including: the supervision of staff, the creation of a cordial and friendly atmosphere in the library, marketing the library, acting as an ambassador to the community, outreach, lobbying for the library, developing a library budget, collection development, records maintenance, personnel scheduling, and delegation of library tasks.

That was a typical job description for a library director, but what does it mean? This handbook is designed to give you a quick introduction to working in public libraries. It is not a how-to handbook. Instead you will find answers to what, why, and how is it related to Montana. We have also added additional resources throughout the handbook such as the resource listed below. You can check out the resource right now or wait until later.

Montana State Library: Library Devellopment

Your starting point for Public Library information and services.