The Staff Structure and Roles Within a Public Library

There is a lot that goes on at a public library besides what patrons see—such as planning, purchasing, cataloging, training, marketing, maintenance and community partnership activities. How the staff at a public library is structured depends largely on its size, says library Executive Director Sarah Moore. Libraries have departments that are public facing, such as programming, services, and circulation. They also have many departments behind-the-scenes such as IT, technical services, marketing,...
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