Library Manager Position Open

Library Manager Position Open

The Saline County Library is seeking a bright, dynamic, and enthusiastic manager to provide leadership and direction to a team of public service professionals in the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The Library Manager must have a passion for creating an environment of teamwork that embraces change and excellent customer service. He/she must possess effective management skills and experience, and be knowledgeable about the administrative and programmatic operations of public libraries in a suburban setting.

Job Type: Full-Time, 40 hours per week 

Pay Grade: 10

Pay Range: $21.84-$32.76 hourly

Reports to: Library Director 

Department: Administration

Location: Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library

Summary: 

The Library Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library and oversees the public-facing departments. 

Qualifications: 

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university plus 5 years of supervisory experience. A professional demeanor and strong initiative to be a library leader are essential. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Computer and office equipment fluency and willingness to learn new technologies
  • Must like working with people and be able to motivate staff and foster teamwork across department lines
  • Professional demeanor and ability to maintain confidentiality of records
  • Must exercise sound judgment, identify and assess problems, and decisively implement appropriate solutions or recommendations
  • Ability to effectively multitask and keep track of ongoing projects and timelines simultaneously
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights (until 8:00 p.m.) and Saturdays

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises managers of Adult Services, Public Services, and Youth Services departments and fosters teamwork and cohesion among departments. Ensures public desks are well-staffed
  • Resolves daily issues and suggests policy and procedure changes when necessary
  • Focuses overall effort on providing exceptional customer service, including rallying the main library team around this goal and resolving patron complaints as needed
  • Builds partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, elected officials and community leaders to further strengthen the branch's relationship with their diverse community
  • Serves on Executive Committee aside Library Director, Branch Manager, and HR Manager
  • Has overall responsibility for main library appearance and layout, the procurement of furniture and supplies, and the building grounds and maintenance
  • Supervises main library maintenance and housekeeping staff, and schedules periodic inspections for building mechanical systems including the security system, fire extinguishers, elevator, and AED machine

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