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Program Description


The Office of the Director has the responsibility for the overall management and leadership of the Department. The Director's Office also oversees strategic planning and evaluation of services, public relations with the community, marketing the department's services, partnerships, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), and the Library Board. The Director's Office directly manages the Human Resources Unit and three Assistant Directors.

The Human Resources Unit oversees human resources, staff development and training, customer accounts, workplace competency, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) issues, recruitment and training, and labor/management relations.

The Assistant Directors are responsible for programming, outreach, community partnerships, facilities maintenance, ADA compliance/oversight, emergency management/COOP, workplace safety, technology management, data and performance analytics, collection management, digital strategies, the department's budget, contracts, and procurement.

Program Contacts

Contact Steve Kapani of the Department of Public Libraries at 240.777.0045 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved323721323.00
Enhance: Increase Department Staff Training Budget 1250000.00
Shift: Mid-Year Reclassification of a Manager III to a Program Manager II and Move Program Manager II to Administration Program (Human Resources Unit)1130911.00
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts46180.00
Shift: Move Budgeted Lapse from Branch Budget to Systemwide Budget for Clarity and Consistency-2936900.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.741900.00
FY25 Recommended326042224.00