LIBRARIAN III/BRANCH MANAGER

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Company Name: 
Dorchester County Library
Location: 
St. George, SC
Job Description: 

Managerial Responsibilities: • Supervises professional librarians and oversees supervision of para-professional branch staff; • Supervisory duties include but are not limited to scheduling, instructing, planning, assigning work, and reviewing work; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; working with HR to select new employees; allocating personnel; documenting/acting on employee problems, and recommending employee discipline and discharge as appropriate. • Trains and directs staff in the performance of circulation, reference and other library services. • Assists in developing strategic goals and objectives for the County library system; participates in the development and implementation of Library policies, procedures and initiatives. • Assists Director in developing and administering grants to support Library programs and projects. • Coordinates branch library activities with other libraries, local schools, community and special-interest organizations, government agencies, etc., as appropriate. • Evaluates branch library operations and recommends policy or procedural changes as necessary to maintain or enhance effectiveness and efficiency. • Coordinates monthly staff meetings and attends necessary management meetings. • Handles public requests for assistance and complaints regarding branch library programs and services. • Keeps the Library Director informed of all department issues and concerns.

Programs & Activities Responsibilities: • Plans, coordinates and implements branch activities and programs; in conjunction with the Director and other branch managers annually. • Oversees branch library collection development; works with other staff to select library materials in all formats. • Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions. • Assists patrons in using various resources and equipment, including the library web page, and all applicable technology • Interprets Library policies and procedures for the public. • Prepares and submits public relations materials for branch programs and activities to public relations coordinator. • Coordinates volunteer services and activities • Serves as branch liaison to the local Friends of the Library organization and attends the meetings. • Assists subordinates with duties as required.

Administrative Responsibilities: • Processes department payroll timesheet. • Oversees the maintenance of the branch library facility and equipment and reports issues as needed. • Maintains accurate, up-to-date branch library records. • Prepares various reports as required. • Performs routine administrative/clerical work as required, including but not limited to 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 or enhance job knowledge and skills.

Qualifications: 

Minimum Requirements: • MLIS degree from ALA accredited program • 5-8 years of professional librarian exp. & 3-5 years of branch management experience • Must possess or be eligible to obtain a SC State Library Professional Certification • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

How to Apply: 

Applications are available online at www.dcl.lib.sc.us or at either location. Submit cover letter with resume and three references to: Human Resources, Dorchester County Library, 506 North Parler Avenue, St. George, SC 29477