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Library Branch Manager I - West Branch Library

Library Branch Manager I - West Branch Library

This is professional library work at a managerial and supervisory level involving responsibility for administration and operation of a small branch library.





This is professional library work at a managerial and supervisory level involving responsibility for

administration and operation of a small branch library. Work is performed under the general

supervision of the Library Director or Assistant Director and in cooperation with other staff with

system-wide responsibilities. Work is performed independently within established guidelines and is

reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of results obtained.


Minimum Training: Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year college or university, one year library

experience and one year customer service experience. A comparable amount of training, education or

experience may be substituted for the above minimum qualification.


Knowledge of standard library principles, methods, materials and practices and of the theory and

objectives of a public library system. Demonstrated management and supervisory skills. Knowledge

of literature and the ability to share this knowledge. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days,

evenings and weekends. Ability to set priorities and meet multiple deadlines. Knowledge of

community agencies, services and resources. Ability to work with little supervision and to use

independent judgement to resolve staff and user concerns. Excellent oral and written communication

skills. Demonstrated ability to plan and present programs. Ability use microcomputers, computer

programs and databases. Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously. Ability to understand

and apply highly complex policies and procedures. Ability to plan, assign, coordinate and evaluate

the work of others. Ability to train and instruct library personnel, volunteers and public. Ability to deal

effectively with library users, employees and the general public and to remain calm in stressful

situations. Ability to communicate performance feedback in a timely and direct manner. Ability to

deal with details. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, maintenance

instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to use empathy when understanding others’

perspectives, needs, concerns and culture. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of

measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals, and to compute rate, ratio and

percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts

and draw valid conclusions. Ability to operate a computer with printer, bar code scanner, calculator,

telephone, fax machine, photocopier, and various audio and video equipment in the completion of


SALARY: $18.72 per hour


Each applicant is required to submit a completed County Application for Employment. Successful

applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening. Applications should

be submitted to: 


Post Office Box 1529

Lake City, Florida 32056-1529

(386) 719-2025; TDD (386)758-2139





These functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees

will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as assigned. Oversees operation of

branch library in accordance with established policies and procedures. Plans, supervises and

coordinates the activities of a branch library. Supervises schedules, coordinates and evaluates

paraprofessional, clerical, custodial and volunteer personnel assigned to the branch and assists in

selection of staff. Oversees maintenance of library facility and equipment. Trains and assists library

staff and library users in use of collections, databases and equipment. Interprets library policies and

procedures to staff and public and carries out policies and procedures. Assists users in selection and

location of library materials. Provides library service to users including, but not limited to: assisting

public with reader’s guidance information and reference; assisting and instructing users of electronic

and print resources; checking materials in and out; filling requests; shelving materials in designated

order; registering borrowers; collecting monies and issuing receipts and making change; assisting in

use of photocopier and other equipment; answering the telephone; emptying book drop; maintaining

and promoting excellent customer service in assigned areas of responsibility. Participates in

collection development and maintenance, consulting book reviews, publishers’ and vendors’ catalogs

and other sources to recommend acquisitions and examines donations for potential usefulness.

Represents the library system in activities with other department, governmental and private agencies.

Develops goals and objectives for branch in cooperation with county-wide library system policy and

based on community needs and communicates with library administration regarding branch needs.

Recommends purchases of equipment, materials, supplies and services. Participates in planning and

policy development activities for the library system. Evaluates programs, collections and services of

branch library. Prepares and presents programs in the library or to school and community groups on

an outreach basis. Coordinates publicity and promotional activities with library system and with local

media. Troubleshoots problems with automation and other equipment and initiates requests for

repair and maintenance. Maintains financial and other records, prepares reports and assists with

preparation of budget. Prepares cash reports and may prepare and may make bank deposits.

Performs clerical duties which may include: completing, sorting and filing registration forms, typing

correspondence, checking in mail and faxes, preparing requested materials, making photocopies and

operating various equipment. Applies a working knowledge of all aspects of the library’s automated

system pertaining to this position and resolves system use problems for less experience workers.

Accurately updates and adds records to the system, as required. Maintains access to Library’s

materials collection by implementing circulation control procedures and by preserving the physical

condition and order of collections. Inspects materials for damage and follows through with

established procedures for lost and damaged materials. Routes items through interlibrary loan or

reciprocal borrowing. Searches for reserve, rotation, missing, claims returned lost and other materials

and recommends replacements as needed. Performs opening and closing duties, including floor duty

and lock-up procedures.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Mends used materials and processes new material.

Designs and prepares various decorations, bibliographies, exhibits or displays.

Necessary building maintenance of the facility, which may include but is not limited to: empties trash,

vacuums, sweeps and wipes down surfaces as needed.


Primarily in Library. Occasionally in day care centers, schools, malls and other community locations.


This is a front-line position for providing excellent customer service in person, by mail, by email and

by telephone. Works extensively with the public and with library staff. Works with other library and

county departments and frequently with individuals in administrative or professional positions.

Consultation on problems requires judgment and tact in presentation to obtain cooperation or

approval of action to be taken. Includes contacts of some importance outside library.


Responsible for directly and regularly supervising work of one or more employees as well as

volunteer and community service workers. Duties include assigning, directing, evaluating and

reviewing work of subordinate employees. Responsibilities include providing orientation and on-thejob

training; evaluating performance, recommending selection of new staff, promotions, status

changes and discipline; and planning, scheduling and coordinating work operations.


Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction) with vision requirements including close, distance,

color, peripheral, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Acceptable hearing (with or without

correction). Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to sit, stand, walk, use hands to

finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel and

crouch and occasionally crawl. Noise level is moderate. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.


Florida Driver’s License by date of employment.

Must be a resident of Columbia County within six months of date of employment.

HOURS – Up to 40 hours per week, including some nights and/or weekend hours.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : General

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