Senior Library Manager (Appointed)

City of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$47,910.00 to $73,299.00 per Year   Calculate


Memphis, TN





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of a Regional Manager to manage the operations and maintain the safety standards of a level III agency. Performs adult, young adult, and children's readers' advisory and reference services. Identifies barriers to library services, such as illiteracy, homelessness, poverty, etc., that might prohibit learning within a library setting and recommends educational tactics/programs to enable learning. Manages the overall productivity, policies, goals, and objectives of a library agency. Manages and directs the work of subordinate personnel. Develops and uses instruments and procedures, such as community needs analysis, community scanning, community mapping, etc., for assessing the needs of the community and the library agency's effectiveness within the community. Conducts training's for staff development, provides work direction and assignment of duties, evaluates work performance, and in consultation with the Regional Manager, administers discipline, and makes hiring, promotion, and discharge recommendations for library agency personnel. Coordinates the collection of books, audio-visual materials, and magazines, etc., with system-wide, regional, and library agency staff; manages the library agency's budget. Communicates information from meetings and other sources to staff; composes various written materials, such as policies, memorandum, agency reports; Makes oral presentations pertaining to library services. Serves as a liaison between the library and community organizations, schools, government boards, and commissions. Serves as a leader, facilitator, and/or member of various library committees; develops operational and strategic plans on behalf of the library agency. Implements systems for gathering statistics. Monitors the physical condition of facilities and equipment for damages, security, and safety standards and submits reports of impairment and safety, if necessary.


1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment, such as computer and telephone. Requires some stooping,

bending, stretching, lifting, carrying, and moving throughout the building. May lift books weighing up to 40 lbs.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a public library environment. Occasional travel to meetings across the City and out-of-town may be required. Some evening, weekend, or holiday work may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school or a master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and four (4) years' experience in library operations with two (2) of the four (4) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Experience in a large public library agency preferred.


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Posted Oct 29, 2019