Regional Branch Manager – Nicholson Memorial Library System – Garland, TX


Responsible for the efficient operation of the regional branch library to meet the recreational and informational needs of the City.

Use up-to-date knowledge of managerial policies, practices and controls, including federal, state, and city laws, rules, and regulations to manage a Branch Library.

Analyze service delivery and recommend needed revisions to policy and procedure to improve service.

Develop and implement programming ideas that support the library mission and goals.  Evaluate the effectiveness and quality of existing programs to ensure they address customer needs and interest.

Provide staff training, monitor their work, complete performance reviews and goal setting, and counsel/coach staff as needed.

Perform administrative record keeping and reporting including activity reports, timesheets, surveys, analyses, etc.  Analyze branch budget needs and submit annual branch funding requests.

Make recommendations for purchase of library materials based on knowledge of community interests.

Develop cooperative and congenial relationships with service area organizations and community leaders.

Monitor building and grounds maintenance needs and custodial needs of library facility, including furnishings, equipment and grounds to ensure proper working conditions.

Assist and train patrons in the use of Internet, applications (productivity software), and reference databases to meet their informational needs.

Provide professional reference and reader’s advisory services to library users.

Monitor current events, trends and popular culture to forecast customer demands.

Location:  Garland, Texas (Dallas area)

Employer:  Nicholson Memorial Library System

Type of Library:  Public

Salary Comment:  Target Hiring Range: $58,142 to $64,991 (DOQ)

Education:  Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLS, MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited college or university.

Experience:  Four (4) years professional library experience.

Two (2) years experience in a public library.

Two (2) years supervisory level responsibility.

Or an equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Contact:  Kathleen Cizek

Send Resume to:  All applications must be submitted via the City of Garland website under Employment Opportunities.  Phone 972-205-2475.  Fax 972-205-2706


Special Instructions:  Valid Class C Texas driver’s license

Position Start Date:  4/21/2015

Closing Date:  6/20/2015

Interviews will NOT be conducted for this position at the conference placement center.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer