Branch Manager
Job Details
Multiple Locations - ,
Full-time @40 hours per week w/benefits
Master's Degree in Library Science
$72,046.25 Salary/year
Library Manager
The Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is currently seeking experienced librarians for  Branch Manager positions. As a Branch Manager, you will oversee daily branch operations, manage an age level department in a large branch or an information department in a generalist branch, and supervise professional and paraprofessional staff. Successful candidates must have excellent communication skills that include writing, coaching, and presenting, creativity, technology skills and demonstrated values that support diversity and inclusion.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Oversee daily operations of the library branch (projects and initiatives, branch procedures, administrative tasks, Sunday Service, computer lab, special collections, etc.).
  • Supervise library branch staff; monitor and evaluate job performance; oversee staff training and development, as needed.
  • Collaborate with Talent and Culture on the issues of hiring, discharge, suspension, disciplinary action, performance evaluations, and the grievance process.
  • Provide reference, reader’s advisory, and computer assistance to library customers and provide instruction on the use of library catalog and databases.
  • Oversee library information/circulation services desk.
  • Initiate and maintain community contacts and represent the Library in the community.
  • Promote library services and collections to library customers.
  • Oversee programming for library customers, as needed.
  • Establish customer service priorities and coordinate services and activities in response to these priorities.
  • Maintain accurate statistics.
  • Act as Branch Friends liaison.
  • Oversee security guard procedures and practices.
  • Report and follow up on building maintenance issues.
  • Substitute in other branches. 
  • Monitor and follow professional and community developments affecting the library field and seek to continually improve performance. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.   
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • Three to five years of professional library experience including three years of supervisory experience.
  • Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, youth services, as assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills.
  • Excellent organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Planning and goal setting skills.
  • Ability to work in a labor/management environment.
 Additional Information:
  • To be considered for these vacancies, click on the below link or visit: and complete an online application.
  • Positions open until filled.
  • Salary is competitive based on experience.
  • Candidates selected for hire will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
  • May telework once a week after a six-month probationary period.