The fundamental reason this classification exists is to manage the larger branches/departments within the library system. For example, one incumbent may be required to manage the outreach services department which includes several small branches or an incumbent may be required to manage the central library branch with several different divisions or sections including circulation, children/young adult services, and reference services. Librarian IV's spend most of their time involved in managing a branch or branches, supervising two or more employees, reporting statistics, managing a collection, participating in special projects, serving as a system-wide expert, and performing a variety of library related tasks. Librarian IV's are occasionally called upon to develop and implement programs, perform circulation duties, and serve patrons and the public. The Librarian IV classification differs from the Librarian III classification in that the IVs manage the larger branches/departments within the system. The Librarian IV classification is typically supervised by the Assistant Library Director.
Master's degree in librarianship from a program accredited by the American Library Association and 3 years of responsible and professional experience managing a system-wide department or a library branch which includes the supervision of employees.
Must possess a valid driver's license in order to visit library branches.