Are you ready for your next challenge? Are you a leader with a passion for innovation and talent for teamwork? Would you like to join a library system that is experiencing tremendous growth?
As Head of Branch Services at Middle Georgia Regional Library you will lead a staff of enthusiastic and committed professionals and paraprofessionals in fulfilling the library’s mission “to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.”
One day you'll lead a meeting of branch managers, and the next you'll develop creative solutions to improve staff workflow and patron service. Become an integral part of our forward-leaning, community-embedded library system! Apply today!
Our work culture:
Middle Georgia Regional Library fosters a collaborative culture where teamwork is necessary to make a difference. Our staff is the engine that drives our award-winning facilities, innovative programming, and extensive collections.
Diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences bring unique strengths and perspectives to our team. We embrace each member’s unique identity to ensure our service reflects our diverse community.
Staff at MGRL enjoy a generous benefits package which includes 20 days of vacation leave, 10 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays, membership in the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia, and medical insurance through the State Health Benefit Plan.
The Head of Branch Services directly supervises the Head of Washington Memorial Library and the branch managers of the Bloomfield, Lanford, Riverside, Shurling, and Library Annex branches.
Flexibility is a must to provide services that are relevant and accessible to everyone we serve through our community-embedded library. As Head of Branch Services, you will build relationships in the community and contribute to creating a more literate, engaged, and enlightened Middle Georgia.
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and energetic with a dedication to public service. If you are an experienced, responsible, and creative person who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, and culturally diverse environment, this position is what you've been searching for.
The current Head of Branch Services is available for a meet and greet with interested candidates who would like to hear more about job responsibilities and typical daily duties. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in the meet and greet to learn more about the position.
Examples of duties:
Provides advice to Director on public services, emerging opportunities, and community impact. Provides advice and consultation to Director about library policies and procedures including, but not limited to collection development policy and long-range planning. Interprets, implements, and recommends library policies and procedures. Participates in the development of information literacy objectives and the coordination of library instruction, in addition to providing instruction sessions as needed.
Administers the department's budget, develops new funding sources, and engages in grant writing. Prepares budget, program, annual, and special reports for the Director. Compiles, analyzes, and reports library usage statistics. Evaluates, manages, and improves workflows to maintain efficient use of library resources.
Maintains communication within Macon-Bibb and Affiliate libraries as well as the local community to develop effective library services. Conducts public relations programs to increase public awareness and support of library programs and services.
Oversees training and support for all public service staff members. Participates in professional conferences and workshops to keep informed of changes in the library field.
Plans and implements new information technologies to meet changing needs. Supervises operation of the integrated automated library system. Executes special projects when applicable and performs all other related duties as assigned.
- Supervisory experience
- 4 - 5 years of related public library experience
- Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
The salary for this position starts at $60,000 annually. Starting salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Eligible
- State Health Benefit Plan
- Teachers Retirement System of Georgia defined benefit retirement plan (401A) - 6% employee contribution, 19.81% (increasing to 19.98% on July 1, 2022) employer contribution
- Macon-Bibb County life insurance
- 11 paid holidays per year
- Sick Leave (10 days per year)
- Vacation (accrual starting at 20 days per year)
Additional Info & Requirements
Middle Georgia Regional Library serves seven counties through 19 locations across central Georgia.
Our Vision for Middle Georgia is a literate, engaged, and enlightened community.
The mission of Middle Georgia Regional Library is to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.
- Every user leaves with a good impression
- Highly skilled library personnel
- Good stewardship of taxpayer resources
- Convenient and equal access for all
Middle Georgia Regional Library is anchored in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a vibrant community that values education, lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service. The community has a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage. The city is home to 5 colleges and universities, 6 museums, sports teams, Ocmulgee National Monument, and numerous parks and festivals. Macon has all of the benefits of a large city with a small town cost of living.
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