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Monday, January 9, 2017

Branch Librarian, Great Neck Library (NY)

The Great Neck Library is seeking a Branch Librarian to head the thriving Lakeville Branch of the Great Neck Library. Excellent interpersonal, communication and professional skills are a must in this intensely active facility. This is a union position that reports to the Assistant Director.

Responsibilities: Note: The duties listed below illustrate but do not limit the tasks performed by this classification. 

 Oversee all aspects of branch operations 
 Develop, deliver and continually evaluate and improve branch services 
 Supervise, train, motivate, schedule and evaluate all branch employees; guide staff toward the highest standards of customer service
 Take lead role in providing reference and readers’ advisory services to customers 
 Maintain effective working partnerships with schools, community groups, etc. 
 Supervise money collection, including its safe-keeping and appropriate delivery to the Business Office 
 Work with other staff to plan and conduct branch activities and programs 
 Oversee building and property management functions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person(s) 
 Participate in developing the branch collection development including adding and deleting of all formats of materials 
 Implement and interpret library policies and procedures to staff and customers with the assistance of the Assistant Director and Executive Director 
 Prepare periodic status reports and statistical reports, etc., as assigned 
 Hold regular staff meetings and handle situations 

Additional Duties: 

 Attend meeting[s] as scheduled by Administration 
 Support and effectively implement Administration and Board policy, procedures, and core values 
 Attend Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars, and conferences as appropriate
 Maintain an awareness of developments and changes in the profession through meetings and professional reading 
 Perform additional duties and assignments, as requested

Skills Required:

 Thorough knowledge of library service techniques, administrative practices, and materials selection
 Ability to grasp users’ needs quickly and accurately
 Ability to inspire and supervise library staff
 Ability to analyze situations, and make suggestions for the improvement of service
 Ability to utilize and recommend materials in a variety of formats (print, electronic, media)
 Experience working with computers and Microsoft Office programs
 Well versed in ILS systems such as Millennium and any other computers programs used in a library setting.
Minimum Qualifications:
 MLS from ALA accredited college or university
 Minimum of five (5) years professional librarian experience
 Supervisory experience as a branch librarian or department head highly desirable

Salary commensurate with experience. The starting salary is $64,500+, depending on experience, with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Reply with resume and cover letter via email by January 30th, 2017 to:

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Avenue
Great Neck, NY 11023
No Calls Please.