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
How to apply
All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application via email by June 28, 2019.
Send cover letter, resume, and employment application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: Dawnna Mims, HR Director