Montague Branch Manager | Rockford Public Library

Posted on Jun 5, 2019

Under general direction of the Assistant Director/Branch Libraries, oversees one or more branches by ensuring the proper management of the day-to-day operations, including scheduling for proper coverage, conflict resolution, and management of work activities for employees. The successful candidate will evaluate/revise branch programs, services, and policies in relation to the Library’s mission and long range plans; supervise outreach of one or more branches; coordinate activities of and establish procedures; train, supervise, assign and evaluate the work of branch staff; assist with formulation of policy recommendations and procedures for public services; plan and develop work schemes for material flow; provide orientation/training for new employees; train public and staff in proper use of digital tools and resources; work in coordination with the Collections Manager to maintain the relevancy and freshness of branch collections; attend management meetings; chair and serve on committees; supervise the maintenance of records and statistics to measure the effectiveness of the branch; and perform any duties assigned to ensure continuation of services and to keep the branch operating at current standards.


Completion of the curriculum requirements for a Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school is preferred but not required. A minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in a public library setting is desired; knowledge of library standards and techniques; skill and ability to plan, assign, coordinate, and equally supervise the work of all direct reports; basic knowledge of personnel management and of supervising members of a bargaining unit; familiarity with planning and budgeting processes; excellent public service skills, including judgment and tact when handling staff/customer concerns; flexibility in adapting to change; very high functioning technology skills; and the ability to assist the library in today’s ever-changing digital world are necessary to be considered for an interview.




Rockford Public Library
214 N. Church Street
Rockford, IL 61101
United States

How to apply

All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application via email by June 28, 2019.

Download application here

Send cover letter, resume, and employment application to:

Attn: Dawnna Mims, HR Director

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