City of Garland, TX

Regional Branch Manager

1 month ago(12/13/2017 10:01 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Job Family
Library Operations
USD $57,574.00/Yr.
USD $74,859.00/Yr.
Target Hiring Range
$59,301 to $66,227
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Library/Inf. Science

Position Summary

Responsible for the efficient operation of the Regional Branch Library to meet the recreational and informational needs of the City.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Use up-to-date knowledge of managerial policies, practices and controls, including federal, state, and city laws, rules, and regulations to manage a Branch Library.
  2. Analyze service delivery and recommend needed revisions to policy and procedure to improve service.
  3. Develop and implement programming ideas that support the library mission and goals. Evaluate the effectiveness and quality of existing programs to ensure they address customer needs and interest.
  4. Provide staff training, monitor their work, complete performance reviews and goal setting, and counsel/coach staff as needed.
  5. Perform administrative record keeping and reporting including activity reports, timesheets, surveys, analyses, etc. Analyze branch budget needs and submit annual branch funding requests.
  6. Make recommendations for purchase of library materials based on knowledge of community interests.
  7. Develop cooperative and congenial relationships with service area organizations and community leaders.
  8. Monitor building and grounds maintenance needs and custodial needs of library facility, including furnishings, equipment and grounds to ensure proper working conditions.
  9. Assist and train patrons in the use of Internet, applications (productivity software), and reference databases to meet their informational needs.
  10. Provide professional reference and reader’s advisory services to library users.
  11. Monitor current events, trends and popular culture to forecast customer demands.


Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:

  • 4-6 years experience in public services at a medium-sized, multi-branch public library
  • 2-3 years experience in a public library
  • 2-3 years supervisory level responsibility


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of public relations methods practices and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals utilized in automated library systems
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including public speaking and presentations
  • Intermediate skill with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Access)
  • Skill in utilizing current technology and social media
  • Ability to work cooperatively and congenially with others, individually and in a team
  • Ability to speak and read Spanish or Vietnamese

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment. Must be able to reach materials at 90” height shelving or shelving at floor level, push/pull 200 lb. loaded book cart, lift up to 50 pound bins, utilize keyboard and peripherals, and operate a telephone. Primary environment will be in a climate controlled, indoor atmosphere with some exposure to dust. Travel between library facilities, as required.


Customer Focus
Decision Making/Judgment
Managing Performance
Managing for Results
Organizational Savvy
Strategic Thinking/Management

Minimum Education & Work Experience

Master's Degree in library and information science (MLS, MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited college or university
4 years professional library experience
2 years experience in a public library
2 years supervisory level responsibility


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