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Branch Managing Librarian; Oconee County

Posted by: Athens Regional Library System

Posted date: 2017-Oct-18

Location: Athens Regional Library System

The following duties are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job. Other duties of a similar nature may be required and assigned, and job assignment may change in the future.
Plans, oversees, implements, monitors, and evaluates library operations and activities; handles problems; keeps Assistant Director informed of library operations for Oconee County Libraries.
Conducts systematic and continuing analysis and evaluation of all library procedures, services and programs; ensures effective and efficient use of equipment, supplies, and personnel; plans for growth and development of all library services.
Serves as communication liaison between Oconee County Library Board of Trustees members and Regional Library administration; attends Board meetings and reports on library activities; maintains local file of Board minutes and information.
Provides information to local funding agencies, communicating regularly concerning funding and facilities; helps ARLS Administration prepare and present budget requests; attends Oconee County Board of Commissioners meetings.
Initiates ideas for libraries growth and development; assists in grant seeking to support library activities and service improvements.
Promotes and maintains a positive relationship with elected officials, local schools, civic groups, and the community; participates in community organizations; promotes the librarys image and programs to the community.
Serves as team leader for planning, producing, and publicizing the libraries services and programming.
Serves as liaison with local Library Friends organizations, assisting in the planning of special events and fundraising activities that benefit the library financially.
Oversees recruitment, training, and work of library volunteers.
Responds to and resolves inquiries regarding service complaints, safety issues, and facility concerns. Oversees the safety and maintenance of library facilities.
Provides direct customer service to library patrons, assisting them with all aspects of library service, including assisting with computer technology and applications.
Maintains and submits required reports; monitors budget expenditures; works with other regional system teams to ensure efficient delivery of services.
Evaluates local materials collection and patron materials needs; works with Regional collection development staff to budget for, select, and weed library materials collections.
Oversees librarys local webpages and social media accounts.
Keeps abreast of trends and developments affecting libraries; attends workshops and professional meetings for professional development.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Oversees supervision of Oconee County Library staff (currently 10.5 FTEs), ensuring ongoing service and compliance with policies and procedures.
Prioritizes and assigns work and oversees staff development.
Holds staff meetings on a regular basis; keeps all employees informed of library policies and procedures.
Conducts performance evaluations for assigned staff and makes hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations to ARLS administration.
Job Title Branch Managing Librarian; Oconee County
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Athens Regional Library System
Salary $52,000+, depending on qualifications
Certification Required? Yes
City Watkinsville
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, and at least five years of progressively responsible supervisory, customer service, and managerial experience is required. State of Georgia certification for Librarianship, Librarian grade 5B, is also required. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Georgia drivers license. Bi-lingual ability (English-Spanish) is preferred but not required.
Application Instructions Submit online ARLS job application at, including a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for this position.
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