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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Branch Head Librarian, Great Neck Lib (NY)

Branch Head Librarian, Station Branch, Great Neck Library (NY)

The Great Neck Library is seeking a Branch Librarian to head the thriving Station 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.


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 the 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 Sierra 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+, with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Reply with resume and cover letter via email by November 3, 2017 to:

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Avenue
Great Neck, NY  11023

No Calls Please.