Branch Librarian III- Assistant Branch Librarian

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Company Name: 
County of Lexington
Location: 
Lexington, SC
Job Description: 

Provides professional library service to the public. Assists Senior Branch Librarian in management of daily operations of a large branch library. Manages the Circulation Department and supervises staff within work area. Performs Collection Development duties for the branch. Assists with planning and implementation of library programs. Provides feedback concerning programs and services delivered by staff. Serves on system committees. • Responsible for branch operations during the absence of Senior Branch Librarian. Supervises staff of assigned department. Includes scheduling staff, instructing, planning, assigning work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement. Offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Coaches and mentors subordinates and colleagues. Assists in the interview and training process for branch staff. Enforces Code of Conduct regarding patron behavior. Serves on internal committees and assists in establishing and implementing policies, procedures, and goals for assigned branch and for own department. • Coordinates Collection Development of internal department. Performs community analysis to determine customers’ needs and interests. Develops Collection Management Plan for assigned areas, including evaluating and determining internal budgeting allocations. Reviews and selects materials for acquisition. Manages weeding and replacement of materials as needed. Serves the Library System by sitting on or chairing collection-focused committees. • Promotes the library and its services and programs to the public, both internally and through community outreach. Provides Readers’ Advisory. Leads group tours of the library and represents the library to meetings of civic groups, schools, and other community organizations. Attends county and community meetings as appropriate. • Resolves patron account issues, including payment plans and account collections. Reconciles revenue with daily system financial report; prepares and delivers bank deposit. Manages the branch supply budget; evaluates branch needs and orders supplies. • Participates in System Collection Development and community analysis. Evaluates materials budget allocation and develops a Collection Development plan for assigned areas. Manages assigned subject areas of library collection including selecting, weeding, and replacing materials according to the System’s Collection Development Policy. • Coordinates use of library meeting spaces for the public. Communicates the Meeting Room Policy and determines eligibility of applicants. Processes applications and collects deposits; compiles and submits usage statistics. • Helps maintain records and statistical data including programming, patron references, and collection data. Ensures department meets performance standards. Suggests policy and procedure changes to services. Evaluates department equipment and furnishing needs and makes recommendations to Senior Branch Librarian • Performs other similar duties as required.

Qualifications: 

MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university or 3-5 years of professional experience in public libraries, including supervisory and management experience.

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