Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Riverside - Library - Branch Manager


Opening Date/Time:          Thu. 01/14/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:            Thu. 02/04/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:   $1,852.62 - $2,606.31 Biweekly $48,168.00 - $67,764.00 Annually

Job Type:     Full-time

Location:      Riverside, California

The Position 
  • The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of  Librarian - Branch Supervisor to fill one (1) vacancy in the Neighborhood Services division of the Library department.   The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

  • Under general supervision, to perform a variety of professional library work in a specialized library function such as reference, cataloging, audio-visual, documents, outreach and youth services; to supervise the daily operations of a medium sized branch library as assigned; to provide assistance to technical staff and the public in maximizing the use of the library; and to perform other related duties as required.

Highly Desired Qualifications:
  • A minimum of one year of experience in each of the following areas:
  • Supervision
  • Preparing and overseeing grant requests and related reports
  • Working with acquisition systems
  • Representing a public library in the community with various organizations and vendors  and evaluating community needs, interests and trends to develop related community programs

Work Performed:
  • Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plan, schedule, supervise, and participate fully in the day-to-day operations of a medium sized library branch; participate in the development of work plans and goals; develop and administer branch or section budget; make recommendations for future budget needs.
  • Supervise the mechanical maintenance and physical upkeep of the library.
  • Interview and select staff; schedule, assign, train, encourage, review and correct the work of assigned staff including entry level Librarians, Library Associates, Library Technicians, Library Assistants, Library Pages and volunteers.
  • Assist management staff in the development and interpretation of Library policies and procedures, goals, long-term objectives and short-term planning.
  • Serve the Main Library as well as all branches system-wide in regard to troubleshooting operating complaints, diagnosing sources of problems and providing training to library staff.
  • Develop special projects, programs, and services for branch clientele.
  • Assist in interpreting the Library's mission and programs to the public through community contacts and participation in community activities.
  • Search for bibliographic information; using bibliographic utilities, search for catalog records to match material; complete cataloging process; train staff in the use of the automated cataloging system.
  • Place orders for library materials; monitor budget for fund availability; select and requisition office equipment and supplies.
  • Develop and maintain a branch collection; develop a subject area collection; maintain collection by searching for information concerning additions, replacements, and withdrawals; perform other inventory maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Review and select new books; make decisions on the disposition of outdated materials within assigned subject area.
  • Maintain depository program for publications and documents within the library.
  • Conduct a variety of library related educational programs and activities, including story hour, library tours and instructional classes in library use as assigned.
  • Participate in the preparation and presentation of workshops and training for staff development.
  • Prepare reading lists, bibliographies and special indexes; prepare bulletin board displays.
  • Serve at the reference desk and respond to difficult or technical reference and information questions.
  • Supervise and assist in the registration of new customers; explain and enforce library policies and procedures; assist customers in selecting and in making effective use of library materials; instruct customers in the use of the library and availability of materials.
  •  Direct and participate in the maintenance of various files and records; prepare regular and special statistical and narrative reports.
  • Read professional publications and book reviews to keep informed on new publications, trends in publishing, automation and public library practices.

Education and Experience: "Branch Supervisor" Positions:
  • Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible professional library experience.

(Non "Branch Supervisor" Positions: Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science Degree from an accredited college or university. Experience: None required.)

Necessary Special Requirements:
  • Must be able to work irregular schedules including evenings and weekends.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

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