Develops, implements, and monitors complex statewide library literacy grant programs, including the nature and scope of the program, application parameters, personnel requirements, evaluation methodology, and budget. Targets library literacy services to people with limited functional literacy skills of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Monitors and provides the lead for statewide programs funded at both the federal and state level, including but not limited to, the Library Services Technology Act, the California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program, the California Library Services Act, the Library of California, and the Public Library Foundation. Develops, reviews, and interprets applicable statutes and regulations for these programs. Evaluates and monitors federal and state grant projects awarded to local libraries. Makes on-site visits when required. Reviews and approves all required reports. Provides training opportunities for targeted literacy grant programs.
Provides consultative assistance to libraries and library cooperatives and consortia on all aspects of library management and service, including, but not limited to, planning, organization, finance, state and federal law, building, adult and children’s services, literacy, and technology. Analyzes and evaluates current planning, management, and program methodologies in public libraries. Identifies future trends, opportunities, and problems that affect public libraries. Assists public libraries in organizing the community and local officials to implement structured, formal, planning techniques and methods in the management of libraries. Designs programs and training events to strengthen public libraries’ abilities to make library services more responsive to the needs of their communities and to more effectively use local and state resources in support of those services. Assists library management in development of statewide and local programs to accomplish these improvements and to help make the most effective use of staff and financial resources.
Plans, designs, and implements programs and activities that strengthen the California State Library and LDS. Serves as California State Library liaison to local, regional, and state-level systems and organizations of different types of libraries and allied information providers. Makes presentations to libraries and public bodies on California State Library and LDS services and programs. Performs special assignments as defined by Assistant Bureau Chief and Bureau Chief.
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