Library Manager-DC Public Library
The DC Public Library system comprises 26 locations, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, also known as the downtown Central Library. The Supervisory Librarian also known as the Library Manager is responsible for the efficient and customer service oriented operation of the branch. This position plays a leadership role in system wide projects; interprets and assists with the development of DC Public Library policies in managing the branch or a central library department. Consults with the supervisor on complex situations but generally functions independently. Using independent judgment and initiative, the incumbent directs, organizes and plans the operation and activities of the local branch library.
DCPL is seeking Library Managers Washington D.C. We are seeking managers who are strong team-builders with deep experience serving diverse populations in changing neighborhoods.
Join the DC Public Library team to help build a dynamic, inclusive experience throughout the library system. Our participants reflect a wide range of socioeconomic, cultural and religious affiliations within their countries, including people with disabilities, and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.
-Responsible for the efficient and customer service-oriented operation of the branch. Leads librarians in designing services and establishing partnerships for the location that align with community needs and the library’s strategic plan.
-Performs supervisory personnel functions within the department. Creates performance plans and writes performance evaluations for staff. Initiates personnel action as necessary and provides documentation to support such action.
-Interprets and assists with the development of DC Public Library policies in managing the library branch
-Monitors the physical plant of the branch including all furniture, fixtures, and equipment. Reports problems to appropriate departments and initiates requests for equipment and supplies.
-Participates in training workshops, meetings, seminars, etc., directly related to professional development. Stays abreast of professional literature, trends and developments, through active participation in both local and national associations.
-Convenes regular meetings with staff to discuss procedures, rules and policies in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the branch.
-May serve on selection panels, interviewing job applicants for appointment to and promotion within the library system.
-Directs the professional development of staff and the orientation of new hires. Makes recommendations to supervisor on staff development and training needs.
-Represents library at community events and meetings throughout the community and serves as liaison to location’s Friends of the Library group.
The incumbent must possess a Masters-Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or related field (Education, Social Services, Community Development, Public Administration, Public Health in addition to a minimum of three (3) years of experience or at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to the following:
Leading the development of services and programs to diverse population in an urban setting to include working with community partners and government agencies
Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff of diverse abilities.
Designing and implementing improvements to processes, services, programs and initiatives.
Facilitating and leading trainings on programs and services for children, teens and adults
Advising on principles of programming and services for youth, teen and families, including implementation of best practices.