Library Manager - Oak Grove Public Library
Oak Grove Public Library – Library Manager
Lamar County Library System seeks an outgoing, engaging, highly motivated, tactful individual to provide leadership at the Oak Grove Public Library located in the Oak Grove community just west of Hattiesburg, MS. Must possess strong work ethic, dedication to public service, skill in developing positive relationships for the library, skill in maintaining a positive digital presence and a high degree of humor.
Manages a very busy public library branch supervising 3 full-time staff members and 1 part-time staff member. This full time employee, under the general supervision of the Director, performs supervisory, managerial, administrative, training, patron service, research, planning, and coordination work for the Lamar County Library System. Provides overall supervision and direction of the assigned library, including supervision of day-to-day operations of assigned staff, management of the facility, collection development and maintenance, and the planning and execution of library programming. Performs all other duties assigned by Director. The Oak Grove Public Library Manager position shall be classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). To learn more about the Oak Grove Public Library, please visit their home page.
Locate and obtain books and materials throughout the library of a wide variety of shapes and sizes; stand or sit at a computer workstation for extended periods of time (high manual dexterity, limited movement or change of position); reach library materials at high and low levels (bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, turning, and reaching above head using a stool required); use of repetitive motion of hands and arms; push fully loaded book carts across the library, lift and carry materials which may weigh up to 50 lbs. (boxes of books, equipment, furniture), push/pull up to 100 pounds (on dollies or wheeled book carts) and do speed work with hands and forearm rotation; visual acuity needed to read computer screens, library material spine labels, etc.; may be exposed to dust and changes in temperature.
This position requires demanding work with the public in a setting where state law and American Library Association Standards are applied and followed. Library Manager is responsible for working directly with the public and providing instruction and assistance with the library collection and the Public Access Computers.
· Working knowledge of current library-related technologies and trends.
· Valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle.
General Responsibilities applying to all staff
· Understand and support the policies and objectives of the library system
· Project a positive image of the library
· Work smoothly and effectively with other staff members and patrons
· Carry out duties as instructed by Library Director
· Exercise good judgment in non-routine situations
Salary and Benefits
State benefits package to include mandatory participation in the MS Public Employees Retirement System, very low-cost health insurance, vacation and sick leave accrual, and paid state holidays. Salary: $33,800 annually.
July 8, 2013, position open until filled. Interviews will begin immediately.