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Branch Manager III - Cascade Twp.

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Kent District Library

Grand Rapids, MI

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Classification: Non-UnionLocation: Cascade Twp. Branch# of openings: 1Hours Per Week: 40 JOB SUMMARYUnder the general direction of the Director of Branch Services and Operations, serves as a branch manager of a large-sized branch library. Responsible for day-to-day operations, programs and services, supervision of professional and support staff, selection and maintenance of the collection, and implementation of policy and procedural changes.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESCoordinates and supervises the work of 16 staff; participates on interview teams and helps select staff; provides training in branch operations; assigns tasks; monitors, evaluates, and provides feedback on work performance; plans and conducts staff meetings; oversees the preparation of work schedules; verifies and approves electronic timesheets on a bi-weekly basis.Assists patrons at the public service desk 25% (20% WYO) of weekly hours by providing reference services; answering of questions regarding collections, Library services and policies; interpreting patron needs and conducting research necessary to obtain sources of information.Oversees and participates in the selection and ordering of materials in accordance with branch materials budget for the Library's collection based on patron interests, statistical reports and information needs. Reads review sources and catalogs to become familiar with new materials in all formats. Oversees the maintenance of the collection including the shifting of books, weeding and discarding of materials, displaying of new or seasonal materials and reviewing donated materials. Oversees and performs functions including, but not limited to: the coordination of program scheduling; planning, organizing and implementing of library programs and outreach that meet the adult population needs including underserved communities; providing programs for library adult patrons; networking with community groups; developing partnerships and overseeing the preparation of reader's advisory materials and reports. Monitors participation and interest in programs by reading, interpreting and submitting reports and/or data. Supervises the maintenance and upkeep of the branch building and grounds, furniture and equipment by communicating budget and facility needs with municipalities and providing assistance or taking responsibility as needed.Participates in short and long-range planning, recommends policy and establishes procedures, develops action plans, and leads local planning efforts of new or expanded facilities. Gathers staff input for the purpose of establishing branch goals that correlate to KDL strategic plan. Assists in developing, creating and implementing branch action plans. Assists in monitoring progress toward goals and recording achievements in ATT database.Prepares the annual branch and local budgets including the projected costs of staff, materials, equipment, furniture and other budget items; calculates, estimates and submits budget to Library administration for approval; implements, monitors and spends approved budget.Oversees the recording and submission of appropriate statistics. Oversees the counting and recording of monies taken in and ensures the balancing of the cash register daily; and verifies money is forwarded to the Business Office for processing.Support the work and activities of the Friends Group and local Advisory Board by preparing budget and reporting purchases and activities to appropriate sources.Oversees branch web content management on the Intranet. Plans and communicates branch technology needs. Evaluates new technology on behalf of the branch.May provide technical support and assistance to Library staff and patrons in the use of computer and other library equipment; performs routine maintenance and basic troubleshooting tasks. Effectively facilitates access to KDL's digital collection by providing demonstrations of and assistance with multiple format eReader devices. Represents KDL professionally and in the community by joining groups and organizations respective to position at a local, state or national level. Attends community/governmental unit meetings and activities. May write and submit local grants.Performs other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTSThe job requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university.Six or more years of professional librarian work experience including a minimum of three years of supervisory experience.Library of Michigan Professional Certificate.Ability to travel between work locations and related places of business as needed.Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles, methods and practices of public library operations. The incumbent is also required to have comprehensive knowledge of the policies and procedures of Kent District Library.Considerable knowledge of available circulating materials and basic reference sources.Demonstrated knowledge of public library computer hardware and software applications. Demonstrated management and leadership skills necessary to plan and administer the services of a large-sized library.Ability to work under general supervision with latitude in exercising independent judgment and discretion subject to Library policies and procedures and professional practices.Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work with a wide variety of individuals and establish effective working relationships with local government officials, civic leaders, community group leaders, Library patrons and personnel. The incumbent is also required to make formal presentations and communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.Analytical ability to research information; maintains statistical records and summarizes findings in a written document.Visual acuity and physical skills necessary to retrieve library materials from shelves and storage areas, maintain library materials and operate equipment. The incumbent is required to have the physical ability to push/pull fully loaded book carts and lift/carry materials weighing up to 40 pounds.Hearing ability to answer telephone and patron inquiries.Computer skills necessary to effectively utilize word processing and spreadsheet computer software applications and Internet services.HOURS AND LOCATIONKDL provides library services to our local communities seven days per week.All positions may require some evening and weekend hours, including Sundays.While this position is currently assigned to the above location, KDL reserves the right to require all employees to be available for assignments at any KDL location.Job Posted by ApplicantPro

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