Library Administrator (Assistant Director) – Nicholson Memorial Library System – Garland, TX

Library Administrator (Assistant Director)

Nicholson Memorial Library System

Garland, Texas
Position Description:  Responsible for managing financial operations of the Library System including revenue, budget and capital improvement project funds.  Also responsible for managing professional library staff in the planning, implementation and evaluation of branch libraries, libraries’ technology planning and services, as well as facilities and grounds for the Department. Oversee branch program services of a multi-branch public library system. Manage business operations and facility management for the central library and 3 branch libraries. Manage library technology planning and software acquisition and implementation. Conduct research and make recommendations for improvements in library services and technology. Evaluate staff performance, assess training needs and develop improvements to workflow.
Oversee the annual operating budget; analyze revenue projections and monitor department expenditures. Recommend, coordinate and implement the objectives of the department including performance measures and service improvements. Oversee departmental tasks and projects to ensure deadlines are met. Maintain library facilities. Coordinate capital improvements and maintenance for all property in the Library System. Manage library operations in the absence of the Director.

Location:  Garland, TX (Dallas area)

Employer:  Nicholson Memorial Library System

Type of Library:  Public

Salary Comment:  Target Hiring Range: $68,507.00 to $83,916.46

Education:  Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school or university. 6 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience required. 4 years of administrative level budget planning and capital project fund management responsibility required. 4 years library management experience.

Experience:  Experience as a director, assistant director or senior level manager of a medium-sized, multi-branch public library. Considerable knowledge of public library operations and services. Extensive knowledge of standard cost accounting methods and practices. General knowledge of Library Web 2.0 technology. Comprehensive knowledge of library ILS and web portal enhancements.
Comprehensive knowledge of staff training and personnel issues. Advance skill with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook) and graphics programs. Advance skills in planning for library service improvements and implementing change. Ability to work cohesively with vendors and with the public.
Ability to manage a diverse group of employees and interact well with the public. Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Contact:  Claire Bausch

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

Telephone:  972-205-2457


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