Full-time Branch Library Manager II
Job Title: BRANCH LIBRARY MANAGER II
Sarlin Library- Liberty
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The purpose of the class is to manage and supervise daily functions of a branch library of the Pickens County Library system, ensuring safe, effective and efficient operations, and to perform related professional, supervisory and administrative work as required. This class plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences.
The Branch Manager is responsible for daily operations at the branch including supervising, training, and scheduling staff, providing information and services, and modeling customer service. They ensure that all staff is providing exemplary service to library patrons. The Branch Manager serves as a liaison between the Pickens County Library System and their branch’s community by reaching out to area organizations and promoting the library and its services.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Plans and administers the programs, activities and personnel of the Pickens County Library system’s branch library.
Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner. Supervises subordinate staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, selecting new employees, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, and recommending employee discipline and discharge as appropriate.
Participates in training and development programs for department staff. Plans, coordinates and implements Library activities and programs; presents programs as requested.
Assists with collection development; selects books and other library materials, including books, periodicals, government documents and other materials; identifies and updates or replaces obsolete collection data and materials; develops collections for new and emerging areas.
Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including the Internet; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.
Works with Outreach Coordinator to plan and direct special projects involving Library promotion and outreach activities.
Promotes the Library, its services and programs to the public; gives presentations to various community / civic / school groups.
Assists in administering and troubleshooting the Library’s computer automation system; generates system reports as required. Coordinates Library activities with other libraries, local schools, community and special-interest organizations, government agencies, etc., as appropriate.
Attends staff, committee, Friends of the Library, County and community meetings as appropriate. Compiles data for, prepares and submits various reports as required. Supervises the receiving and depositing of monies and verifies reporting paperwork.
Receives and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding Library programs and services.
Keeps the Assistant Library Director informed of all department issues and concerns. Assists subordinates with duties as required.
Performs routine administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to attending and conducting meetings, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, assembling materials, answering the telephone, etc.
Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences, seminars and/or workshops to maintain knowledge of current theories and trends in public library operations and technology. Performs other duties as assigned.
INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE AND THINGS
Requires planning or directing others in the sequence of major activities and reporting on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.
Requires counseling or instructing/training others through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice or making recommendations based on technical expertise.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires handling or using machines requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, and software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.
Requires performing work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization.
Requires using addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculating ratios, rates and percentages.
Requires reading professional literature and technical manuals; speaking to groups of employees, other public and private groups; writing manuals and complex reports.
Requires doing professional-level work requiring the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry-level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess valid state driver’s license.
Requires at least 2 years of library experience.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires light work that involves walking or standing much of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and meet other physical demands of shelving books and materials, including pushing loaded book trucks; stooping, bending, or stretching.
The job risks exposure to no known environmental hazards.
The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, and color perception.
JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Responsible for actions of others, requiring almost constant decisions affecting co-workers, customers, volunteers or others in the general public; works in a moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but frequent variations from the routine.
Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Contact : Samantha Greer
Please send all applications and any other necessary documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pickens County Application for Employment
You can also apply in person or by mail:
222 McDaniel Ave Pickens SC 29671
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled