Branch Manager/Librarian - Denham Springs/Walker

Location: Denham Springs, LA

Department: Denham Springs/Walker

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Job Title:                            BRANCH MANAGER

Pay Classification:             LIBRARIAN III – Starting pay $47,752 - annual / $22.96 - hour

Category:                           EXEMPT

Status:                                FULL TIME

Designation:                       MLIS

Location:                             DENHAM SPRINGS/WALKER BRANCH     

Direct Report:                      ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR


Livingston Parish Library seeks a dedicated and experienced Branch Manager to join its staff. We serve a large portion of the local community, including parents and young children. Many of our patrons are kids who come to the library after school and students who use the facility for research. We also have a high volume of fiction and non-fiction lending. Our facility offers a large computer lab, study rooms, public meeting rooms and an “Idea Lab”. This position offers full-time hours with a generous benefits package.

Facility: 28,920 square feet

Staff Size: 28

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The branch manager has oversight responsibility for staff, building and patron services.  These may be accomplished directly by the branch manager or delegated to branch staff. 


  • Training of new employees and re-training of existing staff in new policies and procedures
  • Arranging staff schedules to provide optimum coverage and service
  • Encouraging, motivating, coaching, disciplining and evaluating employees
  • Ensuring accuracy and timely submission of payroll and leave records
  • Maintaining knowledge of library policies and procedures
  • Interpreting library policies, resolving staff and patron complaints and problems
  • Performing ongoing collection development
  • Notifying proper persons of maintenance and repair needs of building and grounds
  • Supervising custodial workers, community service workers, volunteers
  • Assisting in planning and putting on art shows, classes, lectures & seminars
  • Planning and executing programs for all ages
  • Coordinating the ACT tests
  • Supervising pages
  • Having daily oversight of all branch library functions, ensuring effective service to patrons and efficient use of library resources


While the branch manager is responsible for administrative duties, he or she is also a working manager.  The branch manager should be ready and able to step into any staff position and fill it in the absence of that employee or as additional staff in time of need.


In addition to stated responsibilities, the branch manager is also expected to perform any other tasks that are necessary for the successful operation of the branch.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements


Thorough knowledge of library principles, methods, techniques and procedures,

ability to plan, lead and supervise the work of others, tact and courtesy, ability to work in a team environment, ability to speak effectively in public, good professional judgment


Master’s degree in library science issued by an ALA-accredited library school

A minimum of two years’ experience in a library setting.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hand and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally life and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this positon include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each job duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge skills or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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