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Manager II - Branch - Jarrettsville


  • Harford County Public Library
  • 08/26/19
  • Belcamp, MD
  • 21017
  • Salary commensurate with experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Position Summary: Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a level II due to variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and readers advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

Oversees the day-to-day operation, activities, and staff of the assigned branch;
Acts as liaison between the branch and administration and works with administration to establish and implement branch goals and objectives;
Provides reference, collection and readers advisory services to the public;
Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for staff having attended training or staff development activities;
Manages the branch budgets and authorizes payment of expenses;
Oversees the assessment and weeding of collections;
Oversees all building and facilities maintenance issues;
Resolves patron complaints; interprets policies and procedures;
Oversees the ordering of branch supplies;
Oversees the upkeep of branch machines and equipment;
Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and ensures accurate reflection of assigned reference tasks;
Oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult services;
Prepares reports as directed;
Works closely with the Friends of the Library group, and acts as liaison between the Friends and library administration;
Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
Supervision Functions:

Hires and supervises assigned staff, including other supervisory staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.


Standard Functions:

Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
Is dependable and punctual;
Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
Performs other duties as assigned.


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