GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under general direction of the Assistant Director, oversees the smooth running of the East Branch by ensuring the proper management of the day-to-day operations, including scheduling for proper coverage, conflict resolution, and management of work activities for employees. The successful candidate will evaluate/revise branch programs, services, and policies in relation to the Library’s mission and long range plans; supervise outreach of the branch library; coordinate activities of the branch and establish procedures; train, supervise, assign and evaluate the work of branch staff; assist with formulation of policy recommendations and procedures for public services; plan and develop work schemes for material flow; provide orientation/training for new employees assigned to the branch; train public and staff in proper use of digital tools and resources; work in coordination with the Collections manager to maintain the relevancy and freshness of the branch collection; attend management meetings; chair and serve on committees; supervise the maintenance of records and statistics to measure the effectiveness of the branch; and perform any duties assigned to ensure continuation of services and to keep the branch operating at current standards.
QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of the curriculum requirements for a Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school, six (6) years of experience as a librarian in a public library, and a minimum of three (3) years management experience in a public library setting are required. Extensive knowledge of professional library science principles and techniques; skill and ability to plan, assign, coordinate, and equally supervise the work of all direct reports; thorough knowledge of personnel management and of supervising members of a bargaining unit; familiarity with planning and budget processes; excellent public service skills, including judgment and tact when handling staff/customer concerns; flexibility in adapting to change; very high functioning technology skills; and the ability to assist the library in today’s ever-changing digital world are necessary to be considered for an interview.
ROCKFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY HIRING PROCEDURES: Each opening within the Rockford Public Library is posted for a specified period of time. Anyone may apply for the position during that posting period unless designated “Internal Posting Only.” At the end of that time, all applications will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be identified. When there are applications from a department of the Rockford Public Library, these applications may be considered first. Applicants may apply at the Rockford Public Library Administration Office, 3rd Floor, 215 N. Wyman Street, Rockford, IL 61101 by the expiration date. All employees hired after November 6, 1986 are subject to employment verification using the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service I-9 Form.
Statement of Policy on Equal Opportunity: Rockford Public Library is committed to hiring and employing without regard to race, color, religion, natural origin, sex, ancestry, age or non-job related disability. Individuals needing disability-related accommodations for interviews should request them in advance.