Branch Head Librarian -Parkville - Great Neck Library

Posted on June 25, 2019


The Great Neck Library is seeking a Branch Librarian to head the thriving Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library. Excellent interpersonal, communication and professional skills are a must in this intensely active facility. This is a union position that reports to the Assistant Director.


Note: The duties listed below illustrate but do not limit the tasks performed by this classification. ● Oversee all aspects of branch operations ● Develop, deliver and continually evaluate and improve branch services ● Supervise, train, motivate, schedule and evaluate all branch employees; guide staff toward the highest standards of customer service ● Take lead role in providing reference and readers’ advisory services to customers ● Maintain effective working partnerships with schools, community groups, etc. ● Supervise money collection, including its safe-keeping and appropriate delivery to the Business Office ● Work with other staff to plan and conduct branch activities and programs ● Oversee building and property management functions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person(s) ● Participate in developing the branch collection development including adding and deleting of all formats of materials ● Implement and interpret library policies and procedures to staff and customers with the assistance of the Assistant Director and the Director ● Prepare periodic status reports and statistical reports, etc., as assigned ● Hold regular staff meetings and handle situations Additional Duties: ● Attend meeting[s] as scheduled by Administration ● Support and effectively implement Administration and Board policy, procedures, and core values ● Attend Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars, and conferences as appropriate ● Maintain an awareness of developments and changes in the profession through meetings and professional reading ● Perform additional duties and assignments, as requested


Skills Required: ● Thorough knowledge of library service techniques, administrative practices, and materials selection ● Ability to grasp users’ needs quickly and accurately ● Ability to inspire and supervise library staff ● Ability to analyze situations, and make suggestions for the improvement of service ● Ability to utilize and recommend materials in a variety of formats (print, electronic, media) ● Experience working with computers and Microsoft Office programs ● Well versed in ILS systems such as Sierra and any other computers programs used in a library setting.

Minimum Qualifications: ● MLS from ALA accredited college or university ● Minimum of five (5) years professional librarian experience ● Supervisory experience as a branch librarian or department head highly desirable


Salary commensurate with experience. The starting salary is $64,500+, with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Great Neck , NY


To Apply

Reply with resume and cover letter via email by July 8, 2019 to:

Employment Great Neck Library 159 Bayview Avenue Great Neck, NY 11023 [email protected]

No Calls Please. The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.