GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The purpose of the class is to manage and supervise daily functions of a branch library of the Pickens County Library system, ensuring safe, effective and efficient operations, and to perform related professional, supervisory and administrative work as required. This class plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
The Branch Manager is responsible for daily operations at the branch including supervising, training, and scheduling staff, providing information and services, and modeling customer service. They ensure that all staff is providing exemplary service to library patrons. The Branch Manager serves as a liaison between the Pickens County Library System and their branch’s community by reaching out to area organizations and promoting the library and its services. The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Plans and administers the programs, activities and personnel of the Pickens County Library system’s branch library. Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner. Supervises subordinate staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, selecting new employees, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, and recommending employee discipline and discharge as appropriate. Participates in training and development programs for department staff. Plans, coordinates and implements Library activities and programs; presents programs as requested. Assists with collection development; selects books and other library materials, including books, periodicals, government documents and other materials; identifies and updates or replaces obsolete collection data and materials; develops collections for new and emerging areas. Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including the Internet; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Works with Outreach Coordinator to plan and direct special projects involving Library promotion and outreach activities. Promotes the Library, its services and programs to the public; gives presentations to various community / civic / school groups. Assists in administering and troubleshooting the Library’s computer automation system; generates system reports as required. Coordinates Library activities with other libraries, local schools, community and special-interest organizations, government agencies, etc., as appropriate. Attends staff, committee, Friends of the Library, County and community meetings as appropriate. Compiles data for, prepares and submits various reports as required. Supervises the receiving and depositing of monies and verifies reporting paperwork. Receives and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding Library programs and services. Keeps the Assistant Library Director informed of all department issues and concerns. Assists subordinates with duties as required. Performs routine administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to attending and conducting meetings, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, assembling materials, answering the telephone, etc. Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences, seminars and/or workshops to maintain knowledge of current theories and trends in public library operations and technology. Performs other duties as assigned.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess valid state driver’s license.
Requires at least 2 years of library experience.
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