Branch Manager I

Job closes May 5, 2017 at 5 PM
POSITION: Branch Manager I, Full-time 35.5 hours a week
LOCATION: Charlotte Hall Library
HOURS: Weekdays, evenings, Saturday rotation
SALARY: Grade 9, starting at $54,845, with full benefits
START DATE: June 12, 2017
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or completion within two years.
  • Five (5) years or more of related experience in a responsible position.
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of library operations, and the ability to interpret them to staff and the public.
  • Knowledge on how to effectively supervise, train and evaluate others.
  • Ability to gain advanced knowledge of St. Mary's County Library policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, employees, library trustees, local government elected and appointed officials and staff members, community leaders and citizens.
  • Commitment to continuing education and continuous improvement in professional skills and performance.
  • Excellent management, customer service, interpersonal, communication, planning, analytical, and creative skills.
  • Under the direction of the deputy director and as a member of the administrative team, directs and coordinates operations and activities of a branch, including personnel
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates all library services within a branch
  • Manages library collections, branch budget allocations, and cash collection
  • Supervises the daily operations of the branch
  • Hires, supervises and develops staff
  • Assists customers; negotiates and resolves difficult customer transactions
  • Serves on administrative team
  • Requests and coordinates facility maintenance needs with appropriate county departments
  • Collects and analyzes statistics
  • Plans, directs, or carries out library promotion and outreach activities.
Applications, resumes, and cover letters should be submitted in writing to Mary Anne Bowman, Deputy Director, St. Mary’s County Library, 23250 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650, email:, fax: 301-884-4415 (MS Word and PDF attachments only.) All application packets must be received by 5 p.m. on May 5, 2017.
St. Mary’s County Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Law requires all applicants to show proof of identity and right to work in U.S.