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.
A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), or an attorney position in the Excepted Service (series 950) who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
General Suitability Screening
This position is subject to general suitability screening; verification of employment history, reference checks and degree/license, as applicable. The appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory general suitability screening.
Enhanced Suitability Screening
The position for which the individual is applying has been identified and designated as requiring enhanced suitability screening; If tentatively selected for the position, a criminal background check, traffic record check, consumer credit check, and mandatory drug and alcohol test will be conducted (as appropriate); and the appointee to the position may be offered employment contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory enhanced suitability screening.
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.
Licenses and Certifications
The work is performed in an office setting.
Other Significant Factors
Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service (MSS).
MSS At-Will Statement: Positions in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is not covered under a collective bargaining agreement.
Promotion Potential - None
Must be authorized to work in the U.S
Equal Employment Opportunity
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited.
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-Go to careers.dc.gov
-In the search bar, type in “ Library Manager”
-Click on “Apply”
-Submit an application