Job is Expired Library Manager-Public Services

Prescott Valley Public Library / Prescott Valley Public Library

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $50,668.80 to $70,948.80   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Arizona Arizona

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision, exercises independent judgment and professional expertise in the day-to-day administration, personnel management, and work flow of the library.  Position is responsible for the Public Service library.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties, knowledge, skills and abilities.  This list of duties is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by positions in this class.

We are looking for a dynamic leader, strong in technology, a risk taker, someone who is passionate about libraries, believes in professional development, getting to know your community and collaborating with staff and community partners.

Examples of Work

Assists in the management of daily library operations and administration.  Supervises librarians, library assistants, and other assigned staff.  Participates in the hiring of staff; training, conducting performance evaluations and works to correct deficiencies through coaching and progressive disciplinary action.  Indirectly supervises other library staff in the planning and organizing of workloads and staff assignments.  Meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.  As a working supervisor participates in the work performed throughout the Library as needed.

Oversees Public Services: Adult, Teen and Children’s divisions.  Promotes and provides outreach regarding services and collections.  Negotiates staff and/or customer conflicts to effect a mutually agreeable resolution.  Develops and evaluates access to resources to meet the needs of the community.  Plans and evaluates library programs that communicate the importance and value of library services in a digital age.

Participates in the development of the annual budget and monitors ongoing expenditures in assigned areas.  Ensures assigned areas are managed in accordance with budget guidelines.  Assists with grant administration and the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  Reviews and approves personnel timesheets, purchase orders and other financial records.

Participates in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, and priorities with direct planning responsibilities for programs and functional areas assigned.  Ensures current library policies are followed and makes suggestions for changes to established policies and procedures.

Makes recommendations for the selection and evaluation of library materials, working with library staff, using the Internet, Library Journals and other resources.

Makes presentations to professional and community groups.  Performs the full range of professional librarian duties as required.  Serves as acting library director as needed.  Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Requires Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration or closely related area.  Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) preferred.  Must have at least four (4) years full time professional library work including two (2) years at the supervisory level.  Or, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Current principles and practices of library science
  • Various boards, commissions, and adjunct personnel to the library
  • Collection development to enhance public library offerings
  • Administrative and operational activities of a public library
  • Principles and best practices of personnel management
  • Principles and best practices of budget and grant administration

Skilled in:

  • Developing, planning, organizing, and coordinating programs within assigned areas
  • Cataloging library materials and maintaining web content
  • Operating personal computers and a variety of computer software applications, including MS Office; library databases; internet research and social media; as well as other standard office and audio/visual equipment
  • Producing and presenting informative presentations to educate others
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Town employees, subordinate staff, outside agencies and the general public
  • Analyzing problems and taking appropriate actions
  • Communicating effectively, clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing
  • Providing high quality customer service to both internal and external stakeholders

Ability to:

  • Interpret and communicate library policies and procedures to diverse audiences
  • Coach, train and develop staff's technical and professional abilities
  • Diffuse difficult customer service encounters with credibility and respect

Maintain a consistently cooperative, courteous and professional demeanor at all times

Description of Community

Prescott Valley sits at 5,100 feet, occupying a spectacular valley between the Bradshaw and Mingus Mountains. Wide open spaces and clean mountain air envelop smart growth and a commitment to positive progress. Our family-oriented community boasts a lifestyle of cultural, recreational and educational activities, a low crime rate and superior public service. We offer comfortable neighborhoods with affordable housing and modern infrastructure, and an abundance of community parks. Additionally we are just ten minutes away from historic Prescott, the county seat. With all it has going for it, no wonder Prescott Valley is often ranked among the top places to live in America.

We enjoy a mild year-round climate with four distinct and equally pleasant seasons. Just an hour’s drive (and at least 15 degrees cooler!) from the metropolis of Phoenix and its deserts and lakes, and a little more than an hour from Flagstaff (and at least 15 degrees warmer!) and its snow-capped mountains and ski slopes, Prescott Valley is perfectly positioned to access most any area of the State. Historic Prescott is just 10 minutes away. 

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 2 -
Professional 4 -
Library - -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

HR Contact Information

Jamie Buckman-



Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary Wage Calculator $50,668.80 to $70,948.80

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

February 7th, 2018

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