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|SERVE CONNECT EDUCATE ENTERTAIN. The Saline County Library is looking for a committed professional with a passion for public service to lead its Mabel Boswell Branch in Bryant, Arkansas.
Governed by a five-member Board, the Library serves the 107,000 Saline County residents with a dedicated staff of 32 FTEs and a $3 million annual operating budget from two locations the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library (Benton) and the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library (Bryant).
Saline County in central Arkansas is one of Arkansas' fastest growing and most prosperous counties. Ideally located near bustling Little Rock, Saline County residents enjoy a quality of life in their varied smaller cities and towns while appreciating the ready access to the entertainment, shopping, and cultural offerings of the state capitol. Saline County offers excellent school systems, as well as a University of Arkansas satellite campus, a growing hospital, retail and other amenities. Bishop Park in Bryant and the new Riverside Center in Benton provide the communities with access to fitness and aquatic facilities, baseball, soccer and multipurpose fields and the Girls and Boys Club. Other parks, waterways, golf courses, and the nearby Ouachita National Forest offer outdoor recreation. Saline County has it all including a low cost of living and unemployment rate. Learn more about Saline County here.
We need you to lead the five full-time and five part-time staff and work closely with main library staff to provide the best library service possible to the Bryant community. Bring your A game for working with kids because the branch is across from a high school, junior high, middle school and elementary school.
Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited university plus two years of supervisory experience required. Strong leadership qualities, sound judgment, self-motivation, and the commitment to providing excellent service in a public library are essential.
Salary based on qualifications. Excellent benefits package including paid health care/vision/dental insurance, Arkansas Public Employees Retirement, Day Care and Elder Care compensation and a Wellness Program.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Computer fluency and willingness to learn new technologies
Knowledge of professional library principles and practices
Expertise in librarys resources, services, classification system, policies, and procedures
Must like working with people and able to cooperate with other staff
Position requires walking and standing for long periods. Requires light lifting and carrying of up to 40 pounds.
Ability to make decisions and supervise the work of others. Able to make a schedule to fit patron demand.
Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights (until 8:00 p.m.) and Saturdays
Supervises branch employees and makes schedule
Assigns work and tasks to branch employees
Directs in-house training of new and existing personnel
Reviews and approves branch employees timesheets
Collection Development for branch
Monitors patron behavior and enforces library code of conduct
Maintains money drawer
Ensures library is clean, orderly, and that systems and equipment are maintained and functioning
Books Meeting Room and Heritage Room
Leads staff and establishes a strong morale among branch employees by keeping informed of library news and cultivating an environment of high motivation
Works closely with Public Services Manager to ensure processes and policies are followed consistently between locations