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Senior Library Manager-- Timberland Regional Library (Wash.)

posted Mar 30, 2017, 4:14 AM by Lars Hagelin
Are you a leader who thrives in an environment of innovation, outreach and teamwork? Timberland Regional Library seeks an exciting, creative, community-minded individual to lead our Tumwater and Tenino branches as Senior Library Manager.

This Senior Library Manager overseas operations at the Tumwater Timberland Library and the Tenino Timberland Library, serving neighboring communities in Thurston County. Both libraries are local community libraries near City Hall and local schools. While the Tumwater Timberland Library is near Olympia and many state offices, Tenino, just fifteen miles away, serves a smaller, rural community.

Your Typical Day:
  • Hit the ground running as you tackle the latest schedule changes.
  • Brainstorm innovative programming ideas with your Librarians, Library Associates and Library Assistants.
  • Clear your inbox with your top-notch organizational skills.
  • Make community connections with community leaders and educators.
  • Wow the crowd with an engaging presentation to local business leaders on resources available through Timberland Regional Library.
  • Sit down one-on-one with an employee to develop an exciting training plan for the new year.
  • Work in one or both of the libraries you manage.
You Have:
  • A passion and enthusiasm for library service.
  • A graduate degree in library science and experience managing a library or multiple libraries.
  • Experience delivering high quality library programs.
  • Ability to forge strong connections with community groups, library patrons, and staff.
  • A desire to see staff succeed and grow.
  • The drive to seek out and implement innovative programs and services.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
You May Also Have:
  • Experience working in a large library system, or other similar organization.
  • Calm in the face of deadlines.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.
  • The tech-savvy of a digital native.
Your Chance to Shine:
  • Provide a complete application highlighting your talents, with an engaging cover
  • letter.
We Offer:
  • Excellent benefits and salary.
  • An opportunity to participate in an innovative regional library system.
  • Creative and user-focused staff.

Position Type: Full-time (40 hours per week), FLSA exempt.
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME, Local 3758-S.
Pay Range: $5,425.98 - $5,756.46 per month. New TRL employees will be hired at step 1,2 or 3 of the pay range, depending on their qualifications. The full pay range for this position is $5,425.98 - $7,510.86 per month.
Occasional travel to area libraries is necessary. A valid Washington State driver's license is required.
Under limited supervision, plans, coordinates, and manages the operation, program, services, and personnel of a large-size library branch for Timberland Regional Library.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs all activities in the operation of an assigned District library facility.
  • Ensures the effective utilization of library resources and the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community.
  • Identifies trends in patron use of community library services; develops and implements new and/or revised programs and services to meet community requirements.
  • Analyzes library service requirements and develops plans for equipment, facilities, and staffing.
  • Hires, supervises, and monitors the performance of assigned personnel including subordinate librarians; ensures staff compliance with the District's library policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the development/implementation of the District's library policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates and delivers training to library staff and volunteers regarding library operations, processes, and policies.
  • Oversees and coordinates the development, promotion, and delivery of library programs for patrons; attends and participates in programming meetings.
  • Plans and facilitates book discussion groups and/or presentations in relation to library services and resources.
  • Oversees and maintains library collection; ensures print and non-print materials appropriately meet the needs of library patrons.
  • Directs the rotation and weeding of books and media collection materials in accordance with established library policies and procedures.
  • Provides recommendations regarding collection purchases; reviews and evaluates donated materials for addition to the collection.
  • Performs a variety of circulation, reference, and/or youth service functions as required.
  • Responds to patron requests for information, inquiries, and concerns; interprets library policies to the public and ensures the effective and timely resolution of patron issues.
  • Responds to and resolves disruptive patrons, incidents and issues impacting library and patron services.
  • Liaises and works in cooperation with local government officials regarding library related matters.
  • Represents the library within the community; attends and participates in a variety of professional, civic, committee, and/or board meetings.
  • Administers the operation and capital expenditure budget for assigned facility and monitors expenditures.
  • Oversees and coordinates the maintenance and/or development of assigned library facilities; monitors the quality of work performed by maintenance contractors.
  • Responds to and coordinates the resolution of building maintenance issues and emergencies.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, correspondence, and library documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Education & Experience:
  • Master's Degree in Library Science, and five years experience managing the operations of a public library facility; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of library science.
  • Library operations, programs, and services.
  • Community requirements and issues impacting library services.
  • Collection management principles and practices.
  • Reference and circulation processes and procedures.
  • Computer networks, databases, and software relative to library operations.
  • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
  • Customer service standards and procedures
Required Skill in:
  • Overseeing and directing library operations within a large public library system.
  • Ensuring the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community.
  • Overseeing the development, promotion, and delivery of library programs.
  • Supervising and coordinating the development and maintenance of library collections.
  • Representing the library within the community and liaising with local government officials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, outside agencies, community groups, library patrons, and the general public.
  • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
  • Work is performed in a library environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, and occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
Closing Date: April 23, 2017

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