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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: District Library Database Manager

Series: Library – Professional










The District Library Database Manager is a stand-alone classification the Library –Professional series.  Incumbents are responsible for providing technical leadership, project management and professional level duties in administering complex operational activities for a specialized District-wide library system.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Supervising staff and functional duties to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.  Daily 20%
  2. Providing library services technical support; developing recommendations for enhancing automated library operations for district-wide system.  Daily 15%
  3. Coordinating, overseeing, and participating in developing strategic and operational work plans for automated systems, cataloging, collections, and database management and services to the campus libraries.  Daily 15%
  4. Supervising and participating in developing, identifying, monitoring, and recommending policies, procedures, and technologies to support the District Library Database and web development.  Daily 10%
  5. Troubleshooting systems of District Library Databases.  Daily 10%
  6. Researching and resolving complex operational or system problems.  Daily 15%
  7. Developing, writing, and revising training materials and manuals.  Daily 5%
  8. Coordinating, overseeing, and participating in the preparation of reports and statistics related to public services, circulation, collection, and resource use; analyzes data and preparing summaries.  Weekly 5%
  9. Assisting in the development of the District Library Services budget; forecasting resources needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitoring expenditures. Overseeing inventory; evaluating and recommending purchases.  Monthly 5%
  10. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required


Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelors Degree and two years experience in relevant technical areas including prior supervisory and data management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Masters Degree preferred.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

  • None required

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles;
  • Applicable computer programs and equipment;
  • Emerging technologies;
  • Library principles, practices and standards;
  • Statistical analysis;
  • Inventory management;
  • Training principles;
  • Customer service principles;

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:

  • Using computers and related software application programs;
  • Researching and resolving complex system problems/issues;
  • Troubleshooting library database systems;
  • Monitoring and evaluating staff;
  • Assigning work;
  • Prioritizing work and performing multiple tasks;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Developing work plans;
  • Performing statistical analysis;
  • Inventorying management;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Revised by Human Resources: 06/07