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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, the Business Office, and three Assistant Directors.

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

The Business Office oversees preparation and management of the Department's budget, contracts and procurement, revenue, grants, equipment management, and Council liaison.

The Assistant Directors are responsible for Programming, Outreach, Community Partnerships, Facilities Maintenance, ADA Compliance/Oversight, Emergency Management/COOP, Workplace Safety, Technology Management, Data & Performance Analytics, Collection Management, and Digital Strategies.

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

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved234396223.00
Increase Cost: Mid-Year Creation of Full-Time Administrative Specialist III Position987341.00
Enhance: Funding to Recruit Currently Unfunded Vacant Positions to Improve Customer Service202490.00
Increase Cost: Eight Percent Inflationary Increase for Nonprofit Contract112800.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-465483-2.00
FY23 Approved200874222.00