Library Manager
Posted on Jan 9, 2017

The Library Manager is responsible for the staff, organization, management, supervision and effective functioning of all library services at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River, Wyoming.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Supervises all building level staff, volunteers, and activities including all public services staff on a daily basis.  
  2. Establishes, monitors and approves staff work schedules; trains and evaluates staff; participates in the hiring and terminating of staff under the direction of the Library Director.  
  3. Serves on the library system’s programming committee, arranges and assists with building-level and system-wide adult and youth programming.
  4. Directly or indirectly oversees collections within the library including working with the library system’s Collection Development Specialist to set acquisitions budgets, order materials, and evaluate donations. Responsible for the replacement and weeding of materials and inventory. Investigates, evaluates and recommends new material formats and services to the Library Director.   
  5. As a working manager, maintains a thorough understanding and knowledge of all positions within the library and covers public service desk shifts as needed.  
  6. Compiles monthly statistics, maintains the cash register and deposits, oversees library level budget lines.

 

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Respects confidentiality in discussing patron, staff, volunteer and organizational matters; maintains confidentiality of organization, project, fiscal and personnel related information in compliance with Wyoming state law.
  2. Coordinates with the library system's Maintenance Manager to ensure proper maintenance and cleaning of the library. Recommends improvements for the building and grounds.
  3. Serves as a library system representative for community functions and events when directed.
  4. Effectively communicates with staff inside and outside the department as needed.
  5. Promotes teamwork and exceptional customer service within the library.
  6. Maintains working knowledge of the proper use and operation of library office equipment including computers and computer applications. Works with the library system’s Technology Coordinator to troubleshoot technology problems and keep staff and patrons informed of technology outages and interruptions.
  7. Stays current with local, state and national library operations, trends and processes and participates in statewide and national professional library organizations as time permits.   
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Clerical practices and techniques including word processing, data input and database applications.  
  • General library principles and practices.
  • Arithmetic; keyboarding skills.
  • Effective supervisory and management techniques.

Ability to:

  • Communicate with others, in English, on a daily basis, orally and in writing.
  • Collaborate and maintain positive relationships with all levels of management, library staff, patrons, contractors and vendors.
  • Use a personal computer and electronic devices such as tablets and smart phones.
  • Exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgement and discretion.
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons of all ages and abilities.
  • Learn and become familiar with the library’s print and non-print materials and collections.
  • Manage multiple tasks and details, set priorities, meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality.
  • Make quick, accurate and informed decisions independently and as a part of a team.
  • Adapt quickly and accurately to changing circumstances and workload demands.

Skilled in:

  • Working with limited supervision, with aptitude for detailed work and proficiency in prioritizing.
  • Organizing tasks, managing time and people including identifying the best people for a job and solving problems.
  • Motivating, developing and directing people as they work.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

  • Supervised by the Library Director.
  • Directly supervises 1-4 full time employees including the Youth Services Manager and  3-5 part time employees.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution in progress or completed, 3 years of professional library experience and at least 2 years of supervisory experience.  

Schedule Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include nights and/or weekends.

Travel: This job requires travel using a library vehicle and/or a personal vehicle between the Green River and Rock Springs branch libraries. Must have or be able to obtain a current driver’s license valid in the State of Wyoming, have the ability to operate a motor vehicle and be able to be insured by the library system’s auto insurance policy.   

Work Environment and Physical Demands: The essential functions of this job require the employee to work inside in an office environment. Frequent stooping, bending, walking over uneven spaces, lifting or carrying heavy (up to 30-40 pounds) items is required. 

 

COMPENSATION

Pay starts at $55,000/year and includes generous health insurance and retirement benefits.

 

TO APPLY:  Email a resume, cover letter and completed library job application to library director Jason Grubb at jgrubb@sweetwaterlibraries.com. Applications will be reviewed every Monday starting 1/30/17. Position is open until filled.