DATE ENTERED: August 2, 2022
POSITION: Branch Manager (multiple)
LOCATION: Prince George's County Memorial Library System, MD
APPLY BY: No date specified


The Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is currently seeking experienced librarians for Branch Manager positions. As a Branch Manager, you will oversee daily branch operations, manage an age level department in a large branch or an information department in a generalist branch, and supervise professional and paraprofessional staff. Successful candidates must have excellent communication skills that include writing, coaching, and presenting, creativity, technology skills and demonstrated values that support diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations of the library branch (projects and initiatives, branch procedures, administrative tasks, Sunday Service, computer lab, special collections, etc.).
  • Supervise library branch staff; monitor and evaluate job performance; oversee staff training and development, as needed.
  • Collaborate with Talent and Culture on the issues of hiring, discharge, suspension, disciplinary action, performance evaluations, and the grievance process.
  • Oversee library information/circulation services desk.
  • Promote library services and collections to library customers.
  • Oversee programming for library customers, as needed.
  • Establish customer service priorities and coordinate services and activities in response to these priorities.
  • Maintain accurate statistics.
  • Act as Branch Friends liaison.
  • Oversee security guard procedures and practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.  

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • Three to five years of professional library experience including three years of supervisory experience.
  • Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six-months of hire.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, and youth services
  • Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills.
  • Excellent organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Ability to work in a labor/management environment.

Additional Information:

  • Visit us online for complete position information at www.pgcmls.info or click here.
  • Salary is competitive based on experience.
  • Candidates selected for hire will be required to work some evenings and weekends