Job: Library Branch Manager

General Information
Library Branch Manager

Number position available:

$56,646.00 Annually

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.



Under general direction of the Public Services Manager, perform administrative and professional library work of considerable complexity.  Identify and provide Library staff with ongoing training opportunities. Develop and maintain community partnerships. Oversee the efficient and safe operation of the library facility. Work with other Library Managers to design and implement library services that strategically align with the Library's Long Range Services Plan.

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be required to perform emergency duties as directed.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities & KSA's

(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
Build collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships with local organizations, including other County departments. Train staff on partnership development.
Plan events which explore the cultural heritage of Martin County.
Develop an annual, system wide calendar of events that emphasizes lifelong learning opportunities.
Promotes community awareness of library services and programs through planning and appropriate communication with media, area organizations, and local businesses.
Develop system wide collections in assigned areas based on Collection Management Guidelines.
Contribute to a culture of collaboration.
Remain conversant in library-related technology trends.
Identify opportunities and launch and manage projects that integrate new technology into existing library services.
Create communication channels and work opportunities that give all staff an opportunity to share ideas and contribute their talents toward designing and delivering programs and services that support the Library's priorities.
Develop an annual library service plan based on the Library's Long Range Services Plan.
Observe and discover trends in the community and the profession that impact library service, facilities, and staff development needs. Propose Library changes that align with these trends.
Propose public services procedure and policies that reflect current service needs.
Evaluate library spaces to determine how to improve them and make them more welcoming and useful to customers.
Monitor day-to-day operations within the facility. Report concerns through appropriate communication methods.
Initiate maintenance requests for building, equipment, and other location needs. Contact appropriate staff for escalating issues.
Ensure that staff work efforts are safe, efficient, and follow appropriate policies and procedures. 
Facilitate ongoing conversations with staff, Public Service Management Team, and Library Leadership around issues and trends that affect our community and our profession.
Identify customer service needs and then design, implement, and evaluate appropriate training for staff to meet those needs.
Develop and maintain staffing models that ensure that library staff meets people at their point of need.
Conduct performance evaluations of library staff. Write formal evaluations, review with staff, clarify performance expectations, and initiate appropriate corrective action as required.
Create work goals and training opportunities for staff that ensure that staff remains knowledgeable of community issues and trends.
Collaborate with community partners to develop workshops and learning opportunities for staff.
(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Knowledge of standard library professional, clerical, and technical methods. 
Knowledge of library policy and procedure.
Knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and techniques. 
Knowledge of community activities, interests, needs, and resources.
Knowledge of library collections and research techniques.
Knowledge of collection development principals and methods.
Knowledge of current and emerging technology and trends that may impact the community and the services the Library provides.
Skill in time management to maximize productivity.
Skill in the use of computer software and the integrated library system.
Ability to operate effectively across a wide range of activities from routine to complex issues with system wide impact.
Ability to provide leadership in developing and maintaining a positive, helpful, and professional organizational culture.
Able to lead from within the organization.
Ability to recognize organizational needs and to develop proposals to address those needs.
Ability to manage projects and participate as a member of a project team.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship within the organization and externally with the community.
Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal communications.
Ability to evaluate problems and find cost effective solutions.
Ability to remain flexible and adapt to a dynamic work environment.
Ability to select, train, mentor, and evaluate staff.
Ability to use discretion in communicating with staff.
Ability to interpret library policies and procedures to the general public.
Ability to work a schedule that may include evenings and weekends.


Education and Experience

Master's Degree in Library Science from college or university accredited by the American Library Association; demonstrated library administrative, supervisory, and leadership experience; three (3) years of work experience in public libraries. 
A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction).
Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.
Ability to push loaded book carts; stand for lengthy periods or time, bend and reach to shelve materials. 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily indoors and involves frequent interaction with people.


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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Martin County Library System

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

2351 SE Monterey Rd

Address 2:
Blake Library




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Martin County Board of County Commissioners

2351 SE Monterey Rd

Address 2:
Blake Library




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Dawn Herk

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How to apply

Please use link above.

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