Library Branch Manager, Main Library – Livingston Parish Library – Denham Springs, LA

Job Description:

Professional, supervisory and administrative work directing the day-to-day operation of a mid-size branch library. Duties include staff scheduling, attention to physical branch facility, training and evaluating branch staff. Work also includes developing and implementing programs, services and special events to promote use of the library branch and related work as required. Reports to Library Director and/or Assistant Library Director. The incumbent works under general supervision that is received from the library administration, which reviews work for achievement of desired goals and objectives. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional and paraprofessional employees. An employee in this class must be physically able to operate a variety of job related machines and/or office equipment and be able to move or carry job related objects or materials.

General Duties:

* Develops goals, plans, programs, services and procedures for a branch library.

* Manages, supervises and participates in all daily service and support operations within a branch.

* Develops projections of resources and personnel necessary to meet established goals and objectives.

* Works closely with other branch managers and library management to assure services are responsive to patrons’ needs.

* Ensures that building and grounds of the branch are properly maintained.

* Works closely with the Collection Development Librarian in the materials selection process.

* Prepares reports and statistics for the branch.

* Appraises employee performance and review evaluations of subordinates.

* Performs related lower level work as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

* Knowledge of managerial policies, practices and controls related to the management of a Branch Library.

* Knowledge of reference sources, and collection development practices and methods.

* Knowledge of public relations and customer service methods practices and procedures.

* Knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals utilized in automated library systems.

* Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and policies related to public library branch administration.

* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, officials, contractors, volunteers, community organizations and the general public.

* Ability to provide clear, concise oral and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements:

* Master’s Degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited or approved equivalent graduate school.

* Two (2) years of fulltime experience as a professional librarian which must have been gained after receipt of a Master’s Degree from an accredited graduate library school. One (1) year of this experience must have been in a supervisory capacity at an urban or suburban public library.

* Must be able to work nights and weekends, stand for extensive periods of time during the work day, lift 25 pounds, and work at any location in the Livingston Parish Library System.

Annual Salary: $47,000 (base)

Benefits: Annual leave, sick leave, paid holidays, paid employee health insurance, parochial retirement; participation in dental insurance and disability insurance.

How to Apply:

Submit a resume, cover letter, three references and university transcripts online at

The applications will be reviewed as received. Top qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule for an interview. Livingston Parish Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.