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Library Branch Manager

Posted by: Cyndee King

Posted date: 2018-Oct-01

Location: Gwinnett County Public Library

Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) is seeking an innovative, team-focused branch manager to join our award-winning system. Located in the metro Atlanta area, Gwinnett County is home to nearly one million people and one of the most diverse counties in the United States. The Library is an integral part of the community, proactively delivering programs and services at 15 branches and through a multitude of outreach partnerships throughout the county. We have been named a Top Work Place by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the last two years and received multiple national awards for our initiatives. If you are a leader who is excited to work collaboratively to achieve lasting results through building relationships with community members and organizations, creating exciting programs and services, and employing the latest technology, then we invite you to apply for branch manager with GCPL!

Supervises branch staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that staff follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe work environment; and, making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Responsible for ensuring branch employees provide a high quality of internal and external customer service and that customers are satisfied with the service received. Ensures that customer service is a branch priority and that all branch employees maintain a thorough knowledge of library resources, best service solutions, and how to serve all ages of customers in a manner consistent with system expectations.
Ensures branch goals are in conformity with and support the library's strategic plan.
Coordinates and oversees branch program design, planning and implementation and ensures that library policies and procedures are followed. Develops innovative programming to meet community needs.
Oversees the branch budget and assists Library Administration with developing the annual budget by providing input on branch needs and funding.
Ensures that branch staff receive consistent, continuous training on relevant library topics and resources in order to maintain appropriate skills for library employment.
Actively participates in the duties necessary to branch operations, including but not limited to: collection maintenance and shelving library materials; serving work shifts in the public service area and providing direct customer service; leading some branch programming and outreach events; and, maintaining appropriate technological and professional skills through the completion of requisite training.
Oversees the safety and maintenance of branch facilities, including submitting maintenance, janitorial or IT requests and ensuring timely completion of necessary repairs or adjustments. Manages maintenance and security to include ensuring that equipment, furnishings and building systems are in good working order and that the building is secured when the library is closed. Responsible for responding to security concerns during and after hours of operation.
Performs liaison activities, attends meetings, responds to inquiries and makes presentations to other county departments, civic and professional organizations, clients and the general public. Actively participates in community organizations to promote the library's image and programs.
Creates or approves all necessary branch procedures or processes necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the branch and the adequate training of branch staff.
Maintains up to date knowledge of system priorities and initiatives as well as professional news and trends.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Title Library Branch Manager
Start Date 10/01/2018
Library/Institution Name Gwinnett County Public Library
Salary starting salary $59,917 - $69,000
Certification Required? Yes
City Lawrenceville
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications - Master's degree in Library Science
- Four years of progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience or combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the branch manager role
Application Instructions Please create a profile at the GCPL career portal, complete the online application and upload a resume as a.pdf or word doc.
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