Richland Library Wheatley Manager

Company Name: 
Richland Library
Columbia, SC
Job Description: 

Richland Library is seeking a strongly service-minded manager for our Wheatley location on Woodrow Street. The Richland Library Wheatley is located in the Old Shandon neighborhood. This individual will perform supervisory and leadership duties as head of the Richland Library Wheatley. The individual we are looking for is a terrific communicator who understands the importance of keeping everyone on the same page. He or she will lead staff in effectively modeling enthusiasm and commitment to the Library’s mission, values, and strategic plan, providing the best possible example and model of excellence, both on the floor and behind-the-scenes. Here are some of the things you would be doing if hired for this outstanding career opportunity: * Acting as the leader of the branch: providing the best possible example and model of excellence, both on the front-lines and behind-the-scenes. * Coaching, mentoring, guiding, and effectively supervising staff honestly, directly, and consistently to achieve new levels of excellence. * Engaging and managing staff, including initiating and implementing plans for employee development. * Demonstrating excellent communication skills with staff, customers, community partners, and Richland Library leadership. * Training and developing staff in areas such as exceptional customer experiences, product knowledge, collection management, and visual merchandising. * Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and retaining a diverse and talented group of staff and volunteers. * Collaborating with other team members to develop and conduct programming that best serves the branch’s specific community. * Exploring and cultivating community partnerships; participating in local organizations, and community events; acting as a Library liaison to the community. * Overseeing library operations to ensure customer experience standards; delivering an organized schedule and effective staffing. * Demonstrating ability to learn quickly and to apply new skills and knowledge easily, including technology and procedures. * Resolving complex circulation problems successfully; interpreting and communicating library policies and procedures to customers and staff. * Planning, developing, and conducting programs for and with community groups. * Representing the library at community and group meetings. * Answering directional and informational questions about the Library, including services, materials, programs, and initiatives. * Evaluating and analyzing the branch collection as part of an orderly collection development process; maintaining current collection based on customer needs. * Analyzing library statistics and budget preparation; identifying new strategies for maximizing results, and reporting this information to staff and upper management. * Providing reference, bibliographic and reader’s advisory assistance. * Developing, participating, and performing special activities and other duties as required or assigned. Please visit our website at for further details.


* A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a highly relevant field and a minimum of 2 years of documented relevant work experience, including work that would demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to do the job (for example, library, hospitality or customer service management experience). ALA accredited MLIS degree is preferred but is not required (with MLIS degree the experience requirement may be reduced). Transcripts must be presented upon hire. * Valid driver’s license with safe driving record. * Ability to perform job functions.

How to Apply: 

APPLY IMMEDIATELY at No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website.