Assistant Branch Administrator
Prince William County Government - Manassas, VA

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The Prince William Public Library System is seeking a dynamic, motivated leader for the position of Assistant Branch Administrator at Bull Run Regional Library in Manassas. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the management and administration of the programs and services for adults as well as RELIC (Ruth E, Lloyd Information Center), a specialized department whose staff and collections focus on genealogy and local history for Virginia and Prince William County.

The Assistant Branch Administrator is part of the branch’s management team. The position will be responsible for the training, supervision and evaluation of Information staff as well as the head of the RELIC department. Coordinates planning and delivery of branch programming as well as scheduling Youth Services, Information and RELIC staff for adult, children’s and RELIC service desks. Responsible for overall collection management activities in both adult and reference collections. In charge of the branch in the branch administrator's absence.

The successful candidate must demonstrate strong customer service, reference and information skills, and knowledge of trends related to technology and mobile communications as well as an awareness of current and emerging trends in public library services.

SCHEDULE: This is a full-time Librarian position, 37.5 hours per week. Schedule includes days, evenings and weekends. Schedule may vary depending upon the needs of the library.

Hiring Salary: $52,023.14 - $69,307.42

General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Performs difficult professional and administrative work managing the operations a community library or system-wide function or major functions of a regional library. Work involves policy planning/implementation, supervision and problem solving in managing and coordinating the public service functions of a branch library (reference/information, circulation, you services) or collection management/technical services and functions or specialized services of regional library to include the day to day financial and personnel matters.


Administers and manages the operations of technical services, automation services, major function so of regional library or a community library;
Plans, coordinates and implements annual objectives;
Ensures delivery of quality services to the public;
Monitors services provided; and evaluates services using statistical and surveying methods;
Responsible for overall supervision of the collections in mini libraries;
Supervises collection maintenance duties; manages the allocation of the mini libraries’ materials budget;
Responsible for Collection Management and Technical Services functions in Library Services Administrator’s absence;
Responsible for selection of titles and the mini libraries’ collections as a whole;
Manages, coordinates and authorizes acquisitions, cataloging and interlibrary loans;
Supervises Librarian IIs and Library Section Supervisors;
Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates work of subordinate personnel staff;
Coordinates selection and training of personnel;
Recommends hiring and disciplinary action as necessary;
Participates in the development of system-wide library policies and interprets library policy to outside groups and individuals;
Responds to complaints from public regarding: services or materials;
Participates in and may chair task forces researching system-wide issues/concerns;
Implements new policies/procedures/services in coordination and cooperation with other branches/system-wide functions;
Prepares and recommends equipment and personnel a budget requests for area of responsibility;
Manages and monitors branch/division budgets and budget reports from the library’s and county’s business/finance office;
Coordinates, monitors and evaluates branch programming;
Conducts branch/division administrative meetings;
Serves as liaison to outside groups, publishers/library vendors, presents talks on branch/library services.


Thorough professional knowledge of library principles, materials and practices, including materials selection, collection development information, searching tools and techniques and cataloging and classification; thorough knowledge of effective supervisory methods, practices and techniques for employees and volunteers; general knowledge of standard office equipment including personal computers and applicable software; ability to manage branch/division budgetary process; ability to plan, train, organize and evaluate the work of subordinates; ability to exercise sound professional judgment independently; ability to plan, organize and direct project work or personnel; ability to interpret library policies and services to community groups, general public, and professional groups; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other staff and the public; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience:

Requires and American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent (Virginia State Library Certification); and 3-5 years increasingly responsible supervisory/management experience in library system operations.

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