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Branch Manager

  • Delaware County District Library
  • Delaware, OH
  • Senior-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Branch Manager oversees the daily functions and operations of the Branch, supervises staff, and provides leadership in customer relations and community outreach. Participates as a member of the management team.


$56,269 - $84,404

Required Qualifications

• MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution is required.
• Management experience, preferably in public libraries, with progressive levels of responsibility and supervision is required.
• Three to four years related experience or any equivalent combination of experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability is required.
• Ability to load, unload, lift, shelve, transfer, and/or transport materials up to 75 lbs. is required.
• Ability to work days, evenings, and weekends is required. The schedule may change as the needs of the Library change.
• Ability to travel between Library locations as needed is required.
• Regular and predictable physical attendance is required.

Desired Qualifications

• Strong grasp of the principles of library and information science.
• Knowledge of Library practices and trends in services.
• Knowledge of current Library computing practices, standards, and equipment.
• Familiarity with a wide range of research methods and tools.
• Ability to devise and execute effective searches using the Library’s catalog, subscription databases, and online resources.
• Extensive knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.
• Knowledge of and location of Library materials.
• Ability to address and resolve patron and staff conflicts.
• Ability to multitask and shift priorities as required.
• Self-motivated with strong time management skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, evaluate evidence, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Demonstrates strong supervisory skills, as well as knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
• Demonstrates strong project management skills, as well as knowledge of project planning and techniques.
• Strong technology skills.
• Flexibility and adaptability.
• Well organized with strict attention to detail.
• Ability to interpret and apply Library policy.
• Works well individually and as part of a team.

Employer Statement

If you think you might be interested in this position, ask yourself a few questions. Do you have a strong customer service focus? Have you demonstrated an ability to coach and lead customer service staff? Can you develop and maintain community partner relationships? Are you comfortable speaking publicly in a variety of settings, promoting library services? Do you have a track record of leading projects to successful completion? Have you previously managed the operations of a large branch? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with other departments and branches to fully serve a diverse county? If you answered “yes” to most or all of these questions, we need to talk.

How to Apply

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Additional Instructions:

Please visit the careers page of our website, to learn more and to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who apply within the first two (2) weeks.

Posted On: Aug 16, 2023 / This posting expires: Oct 1, 2023