Washington County Librarian II - Branch Manager
This position is responsible for the management of a branch library and all related library activities. Activities associated with the job include assisting with the planning of outreach activities and weekly events, ordering materials, supplies and interacting with library patrons.
Additional activities may include responding to patrons’ complaints and concerns, assisting with the compilation of data and preparation of reports for the Library Board of Trustees and regional and state entities.
Job performance is evaluated by the Library Director through review of the overall organization and operation of the branch library, ability to coordinate special assignments, supervisory skills and ability to interact effectively with local officials and library patrons.
This position requires the possession of a valid
driver’s license and standard vehicle liability insurance.
Knowledge and Skills
-Provides direction and management support to facilitate library employee in accordance with established library policies and procedures.
-Assists with planning outreach activities to enhance the awareness of branch library programs and resources.
-Assists with the preparation and submission of grant applications to public and private entities to support and enhance library operations and services.
-Orders books, periodicals, reference materials and non-print items for the branch libraries.
-Assists with human resource issues including the selection and evaluation of library employee.
-Interacts with library patrons and addresses any issues and/or concerns.
-Supervises and directs the daily activities of library employees.
-Oversees and assists with computer classes and assists with maintaining computer hardware components and software applications.
-Assumes responsibility for special assignments as delegated by the Library Director.
-Makes presentations to civic clubs, church groups, etc. to inform them of library operations and services.
-Oversees the collection of any fees/fines for materials and books and ensures that these funds are deposited in a timely and accurate manner.
-Assists with the coordination of fund raising activities to support and enhance library operations.
-Ensures the maintenance of an accurate inventory of all library books, audio books, cd’s, equipment and supplies.
-Oversees and assists with issuing library cards to eligible patrons and ensures that loaned materials are returned in a timely manner and/or appropriate notices are sent out regarding overdue books, audio books, etc.
-Assists with obtaining books and other materials through the interlibrary loan program.
-Recruits volunteers to assist with special events, assist with branch library operations, etc.
-Compiles data and prepares reports for the Library Director regarding circulation, attendance for various activities, budgetary issues, etc.
-Attends conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. to remain current on issues affecting public library operations.
-Performs related duties as required.
Strong organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills, considerable experience supervising and directing the activities of library employee, some experience preparing and monitoring budgets and strong computer skills.
-Knowledge of TCA laws and regulations governing library operations including copyright and privacy laws.
-Thorough knowledge of automated library systems and resources.
-Thorough knowledge of the Library Board Policies and Procedures manual including all revisions, updates and amendments.
-Considerable knowledge of grant preparation and submission techniques and methods.
-Considerable knowledge of acceptable supervisory techniques and practices including the selection and evaluation of library employee.
-Considerable knowledge of networked computer hardware components and software applications (including internet screen devices) utilized for teaching computer skills.
-Ability to effectively supervise and direct the activities of library employee.
-Ability to insure the proper accounting of all receipts and expenditures.
-Ability to make appropriate and timely decisions in response to new and/or unusual events and circumstances, patron complaints, etc.
-Ability to remain current on new developments in library operations and apply them effectively on the job.
-Ability to prioritize personal time and activities to ensure the timely completion of all job responsibilities, meet established deadlines, etc.
-Ability to compile data and statistics and prepare detailed reports for the Library Director and regional and state entities.
-Ability to make effective and informative presentations to civic and church groups, etc.
-Ability to interact effectively with library patrons, local and regional officials, co-workers, community organizations and the public.
-Ability to plan and coordinate special events and activities and perform effective outreach activities.
-Skill in the use of computer hardware components and related software applications.
Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) and a minimum of three years’ experience working in a library field. Experience in library management preferred.
Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.