Required:Contemporaryprofessional public library practices, functions, methods, and administration. Thorough knowledge of federal, state, county, and local regulations and rules governing public libraries. Knowledge of the management, inventory, and cataloging of library collections. Knowledge of procurement and budget management practices and procedures for a municipal library. Knowledge of City policies and procedures. Above-average proficiency in the use of computers and related equipment, hardware and software, including Microsoft Office applications; working knowledge of library automation systems and of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Exceptional ability to apply independent judgment in the interpretation of policies and to enforce policies and procedures with tact and diplomacy. Ability to supervise, motivate, and instruct staff and volunteers. Requires communication, leadership, interviewing and employee relations skills. Ability to express ideas effectively in English, verbally and in writing, to groups and individuals. Ability to work with others as a team and to work independently without direct supervision. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and fellow employees; strong organizational awareness. Flexibility in work habits and scheduling and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously under time pressures.