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Branch Librarian: Martin Memorial Library

Branch Librarian, Martin Memorial Library
Librarian I, Grade 69

Description of Duties:
The Branch Librarian is responsible for the smooth operation of a mid-sized library branch. He or she
maintains the collection, coordinates programs, and trains and supervises staff members. The Branch
Librarian represents the library to residents of the community and works cooperatively with the local
Library Advisory Board and the Friends of the Library. He or she reports to the Regional Director.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  •  Provides excellent service to patrons in areas including reference, reader’s advisory, and
    computer assistance. Serves as a model for staff in patron interactions.
  •  Maintains the collection by selecting new materials, evaluating gifts and donations, and
    withdrawing and replacing materials as needed in cooperation with the regional staff.
  • Promotes the library by maintaining a welcoming, dynamic atmosphere. Publicizes the library
    and its activities through a variety of media sources and through involvement and cooperation
    with other community agencies.
  •  Compiles accurate monthly statistical reports for the library and submits them to the Regional
  • Manages spending for the branch library and ensures that expenses do not exceed the annual
  •  Assists with the hiring process in the branch library, and evaluates staff regularly according to
    regional procedures.
  • Organizes work duties and schedules to ensure efficient library operations.
  •  Provides staff with fair and responsible leadership in establishing routines and dealing with
    conflicts. Requests assistance from the Regional Director whenever needed, and keeps the
    director informed about all problems.
  • Provides training for staff in library services, including use of technology and electronic
  • Supports regional policies and procedures; communicates policies to staff and gives guidance as
    needed to ensure cooperation. Communicates suggestions for policy or procedure changes to
    the Regional Director. Participates in regional planning; may have responsibility for some
    regional programs or activities.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of managerial policies, practices and controls related to the management of a Branch Library.
  • Knowledge of reference sources and collection development practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of public relations and customer service practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals utilized in automated library
  •  Knowledge of federal, state, and city laws, rules, regulations and policies related to public library
    branch administration.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, officials,
    volunteers, community organizations and the general public.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise oral and written communication.

Education and Experience:

  •  Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA Accredited or approved equivalent graduate
  •  North Carolina Public Library Certification within one year of employment.
  • A minimum of two years of full-time experience as a professional librarian, demonstrating
    increasing levels of supervisory responsibility