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Library Manager

High Plains Library District

Erie, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


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Erie, CO


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Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


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Job Description

Library Manager


Manages the operations of a full-service branch library and coordinates district-wide services and programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

25% - PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT – Sets standards for the operation of the branch and District-wide efforts; develops and implements concepts, practices, techniques, and innovations to improve the quality of service, challenges operating processes for greater efficiency and effectiveness, and facilitates problem-solving.   (Essential)

15% - SUPERVISION OF STAFF – Gets information, makes sense of it, sets objectives, organizes resources and makes decisions, coach staff and provides feedback, manages conflict and appraises performance in order to optimize the expected performance of staff.  (Essential)

15% - COORDINATION OF DISTRICT PRIORITIES – Collaborates with peers, other departments, and staff to coordinate strategic priority efforts; establishes effective workgroups and uses project management and outcomes-based planning and evaluation tools to accomplish and implement projects, initiatives, and strategies.  (Essential)

10% - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – Develops and manages an operating budget, oversees local collection management processes, facilitates the flow of information, distributes authority, and allocates resources in order to provide the necessary resources to accomplish the goals of the District.  (Essential)

10 % - PUBLIC RELATIONS – Represents the branch and District to community, business, government, and social groups, agencies, and associations through public speaking engagements, committee participation, and membership affiliation, and provides formal responses to complaints and compliments expressed by the public.  (Essential)

10% - OPERATIONS CONTROL – Sets goals for the branch in support of District goals, establishes timelines for completion, monitors achievement, and oversees processes by reviewing reports from staff and Finance in order to control operations and achieve desired outcomes for the library.  (Essential)

10% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Resolves patron complaints; assists patrons in the use of library materials and technology by guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet in order to locate resources in the collection and on the World Wide Web.  (Essential)

5% - BACK-UP – Performs the duties of direct and indirect reports in their absence to ensure the proper functioning of the organizational unit.  (Non-Essential)

Minimum Requirements:


Master of Library and Information Science


Three years of similar or related experience

Or any combination of education and experience which provides the success factors.

District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer


Contributes to a positive work environment

Strategic thinking

Pursues personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Emotionally intelligent


Knowledge of public library operations


Job Success Factors:

Knowledge of public library goals, policies, and services

Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of professional library science and administration 

Employs sound project management principles and procedures in the planning and implementation of programs and services

Knowledge of reader interest levels and group and community interests

Knowledge of professional library literature, multi-media, and library technology

Knowledge of the principles, practices, theory, and applications of public personnel management

Knowledge of print and online reference resources 

Skill in customer relations

Skill in management and supervision

Skill in oral and written communication 

Skill in using Innovate Interfaces, Inc’s Sierra and Encore or another comparable automated library system

Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, and Outlook

Able to align strategy with people, processes and systems

Able to model expected employee behavior

Able to budget and plan

Able to organize, manage, and evaluate the work of a large staff of professional, paraprofessional, and other library personnel

Able to analyze issues and make informed recommendations

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers 

Physical Success Factors:

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, dependent care, and medical expenses

Tuition Reimbursement

Paid Leave

Additional Info & Requirements

Grade:  56 

FLSA Classification:  Exempt

Department:  Branch Services

Location: Erie Community Library, Erie, CO 80615

Supervisor:  Associate Director of Public Services

Supervises:  Librarian, Library Materials Supervisor, Patron Services Supervisor

Revised:   08/30/2019


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Posted Sep 2, 2021