Branch Manager - Everson/Sumas Libraries

Whatcom County Library System

Rural library district

Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 10th, 2020


$65,655.00 per Year   Calculate


Everson, WA





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks an energetic Branch Manager committed to excellent customer service to manage the Everson McBeath Community Library, along with the Sumas Public Library, a smaller branch located in the neighboring community. The Branch Manager directs all branch operations including staff supervision; assists patrons by providing reference and reader’s advisory services and community referrals; performs community outreach; promotes core Library values, and performs other related duties. Requires Bachelor’s degree, 5 or more years’ relevant experience, or equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience, and a fun and innovative attitude. Full-time exempt position, with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Visit the WCLS website for the full job posting and application instructions.  Further inquiries may be directed to Christina Read, Human Resources Manager, at 360-305-3607 or email

The Community

WCLS has been providing library service in Whatcom County since 1944, currently through ten branches, a bookmobile and outreach services.  With a reputation for exceptional customer service, innovation, and fiscal accountability, WCLS holds a collection of more than 438,000 items and has implemented services such as downloadable eBooks and e-audiobooks, e-magazines, streaming music and video, chat reference service, text messaging, and eliminated late fines at the beginning of 2020.  WCLS strives to provide top-notch library services in an energetic environment that fosters professional growth, creative problem solving, collaboration and an appreciation for humor. 


External Job Ad

HR Info

Christina Read, Human Resources Manager
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone: (360) 305-3607

*  Application packets must include:

·   Completed WCLS Employment Application (available at the address above, any branch library, or online at

·   Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your education and experience.

·   Answers to supplemental questions (available on 

Posted Feb 19, 2020