Branch Librarian IV

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Company Name: 
Lexington County Public Library
Location: 
Cayce, SC
Job Description: 

Manages all aspects of a large branch. Supervises, trains, and guides staff. Assists in Strategic Planning for the branch and system. Responsible for all daily operations as well as the facility. Oversees the Collection Development for the branch. Advocates library services through programs and community partnerships. Evaluates programs, collection and services and develops related goals within budget allocations. Analyzes and compiles statistical reports. Serves as the liaison to the Friends of the Library. Guides and assists customers in the use of technology and reference services. Provides high level customer service duties related circulation and customer accounts. Performs related professional, administrative, and supervisory work as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manages the daily operations of a large branch library, ensuring compliance with all applicable library and county policies and procedures, laws and regulations, and standards of quality and safety. Ensures that the branch is properly staffed and that resources and facilities are accessible for public use. Maintains high level of customer service throughout the branch. Establishes branch-specific procedures and manages branch-specific budgets. Responsible for acting in an emergency.

Assists in developing policies and procedures for the library system. Serves on library system committees, often in the leadership role. Develops branch-specific policies and procedures when appropriate. Evaluates community needs and interests. Recommends to library administration additions or changes in library services. Evaluates and assists in the planning and implementation of changes and improvements to the facility.

Supervises staff in a large branch (25-35 staff), including professional, paraprofessional, and support staff. Schedules and plans with professional staff. Works to resolve employee difficulties. Mentors and coaches professional and paraprofessional staff. Evaluates all branch staff and monitors their professional growth and development. Assists in the interview process and selection of new staff.

Manages library programs, workshops, and services for and within the community. Develops a long-term curriculum for the branch focusing on literacy, technology, and informational programs and workshops for the public and community groups. Coordinates public relations and marketing materials for branch programs, workshops, and services. Collects and analyzes statistics for library programs, workshops, and services. Allocates and manages funds for programs.

Responsible for forecasting and meeting community needs. Identifies and addresses individual and community technology, literacy, and informational needs. Advocates for library services and programs within the local community. Establishes and maintains partnerships and promotes the branch with the local schools, businesses, and organizations. Serves as the liaison to and guides the governing Board of the Friends of the Library.

Manages and evaluates the branch's collection and materials. Coordinates community analysis to establish needs and interests in order to select materials. Evaluates collection usage data in order to develop a Collection Management plan. Formulates an annual and long-term materials budget for branch. Delegates responsibility of selection and deselection of materials. Monitors and evaluates the collection management assignments. Monitors expenditures monthly.

Performs a variety of functions daily to keep library operational. May open and close facility. Updates signage and flyers. Maintains physical appearance, supplies, and seating/collaborative spaces for public. Proactively addresses basic safety and security issues.

Supplemental Functions:

  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Salary - $47,208 - $50,513

Qualifications: 

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Education - MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university; supplemented by four to five years of Professional experience in public libraries, including supervisory.

  Minimum Qualification - Public library management