The Bucks County Free Library, headquartered in Doylestown PA, is looking for an experienced library manager to head our Levittown branch.
Levittown’s diverse patrons depend on the library for a variety of services, especially access to computers. This position is a good fit for someone who loves helping people and engaging with the community. If you like your library a little loud and if you prefer to manage by walking around, this is the position for you. This is not a desk job! The ideal candidate will be a proactive, take-charge person who responds to unexpected and difficult situations quickly, calmly, and with compassion. Service to children and families is a high strategic priority in Bucks County. The ideal candidate will also love engaging with and providing services to children and families.
The Library Manager works within the larger framework of the library system’s strategic plan and make decisions based on established standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines. As the branch librarian, the Library Manager staffs the public floor and gives directional help and high levels of reference, reader’s advisory, and technology help to people of all ages.
If this sounds like you, we hope you will consider joining a dedicated staff who work hard to make the library welcoming to all!
Manages the daily operations of a branch library. Makes sure that daily and long-term priorities and deadlines are met. Makes decisions based on established library system standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Serves as the branch librarian. Staffs the public floor. Supervises day-to-day work of employees. Oversees and directs the flow of incoming and outgoing library materials. Evaluates the branch collection and analyzes circulation trends using standard evaluation tools. Removes outdated or unused materials based on expertise and results from standard weeding tools. Works collaboratively with senior management and support staff to ensure that volunteer programs, children’s services, information technology, facilities, and collection management activities are successfully implemented.
Minimum two evenings per week, every other Saturday, occasional Sundays, and schedule changes as needed. Required to be on call or cover additional hours as needed or as scheduled. This is an FLSA exempt position.
- Requires a master’s degree in library science.
- Three years of progressively responsible public library or customer service experience, including one year direct staff supervision.
- Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites.
- Applicant must provide on date of hire the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; and FBI fingerprint-based background check.
Schedule: Full-time variable schedule, including weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
Starting Salary: $61,534 – $64,209 DOQ
Benefits: Medical and dental for self with premium copay. Vacation, sick, and personal leave and eleven paid holidays. 403b plan with a 5% match after one year enrollment. Life insurance, health advocate and employee assistance program. (Benefits subject to change at any time.)
To Apply: Links to job description and job application are below. You will also upload a cover letter and résumé, and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of five tests: cognitive aptitude, customer service, Word 2016, Excel 2016, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 58 minutes for all five).