DATE ENTERED: December 6, 2021
POSITION: Branch Manager
LOCATION: Wythe-Grayson Regional Library, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Position:    Branch Manager, Full Time
Hours:    40 hrs. Per week; may include nights and weekends
Compensation:    $14.55/ hour
Status:    Full time; non-exempt, with benefits
Location:    Wythe-Grayson Regional Library, VA
Apply by:    Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Wythe-Grayson Regional Library is comprised of 5 public libraries across 2 counties. The libraries are located in beautiful Southwest Virginia. WGRL is hiring a Branch Manager for our Wythe County Public Library. The successful candidate will be a responsible, creative, and enthusiastic individual.

The Branch Manager will oversee day-to-day operations of the branch, maintain high staff morale and serve as a member of the leadership team. The successful candidate will be an inspiring and effective leader, focused on customer service and community engagement; be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and stay aware of emerging trends and best practices in public library services.

Duties include:

  • Oversees and supervises Branch operations and services; monitors use of materials, supplies, and equipment; oversees the implementation of new technologies; collaborates with other Branch Managers; and works with Administration as part of a leadership team.
  • Oversees services provided by Branch to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and Regional Library policies and procedures; ensures that established systems and processes are operating in compliance with licensure standards and other applicable regulatory standards; manages resources effectively; and assesses program effectiveness, efficiency, outcomes, and quality through various measures.
  • Reviews financial data for branch library; identifies opportunities to improve service delivery; monitors specific finance reports.
  • Supervises a staff of employees and volunteers

The position is supervised by the Regional Director. Wythe County Public Library serves the public Monday – Saturday

Ability to lift books and other materials and move heavy book carts. Some bending and stooping required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Reliable means of transportation and have a valid driver’s license
  • Strong management, communication and computer skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Relevant experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience that will provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of related professional-level experience with increasing supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of trends and best practices in public libraries.
  • Prefer prior experience in multiple aspects of library branch operations such as circulation services, collection management and program implementation.
  • Experience using library ILS (Evergreen)

Education Requirements
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline

  • Equivalent work related experience will be considered

Preferred: Masters in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MSIS or related) from an ALA accredited program

To apply visit our WGRL Employment page ( for full job description and application process.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected]