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Branch Services Coordinator @ Mid-MS Regional Library System (Kosciusko, MS)

Monday, April 18, 2022 3:23 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

Position Description

Position Title: Branch Services Coordinator

Supervisor(s): Executive Director

FLSA Status: Exempt (Administrative Employee)

Position Summary:

A highly responsible administrative position providing support to the Executive Director and branch library staff members with the goal of ensuring efficient operation of a five county, thirteen branch public library system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Executive Director in the supervision of library branch managers, and makes regular reports to the director on communications with library staff;
  • Assists in the administration and implementation of all library services, develops and provides suggestions for improvements in library services;
  • Acts as Mississippi Library Partnership administrator and maintains a thorough knowledge of MLP procedures and technologies;
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the integrated library system (ILS), and trains all new employees on its use, functions, policies, and procedures. Ensures proper use by all employees;
  • Compiles monthly and yearly reports as requested or required by the Executive Director and/or Administrative Board of Trustees;
  • Assists Executive Director in the drafting, updating and enforcement of policies and procedures;
  • Assists in the interviewing, hiring, and performance review of library employees, creates and updates job descriptions as requested or required;
  • Assists the Executive Director in the planning and development of system-wide and individual staff training. Responsible for the staff meeting set-up and coordination as well as presenting relevant workshops and trainings;
  • Writes and initiates grant proposals seeking funding designed to aid, enhance or create library service programs and/or assets as requested;
  • Acts as system contact and coordinator for MMRLS Friends of the Library Groups;
  • Assists in maintaining library website’s helpdesk, creates and ensures that system calendars, informational, and policy manuals are up to date and accurate;
  • Assists and advises in collection development and collection weeding as needed;
  • Assists in the creation of MMRLS promotional materials as needed;
  • Periodically visits branch locations to assist, observe and train. Relates ideas, comments, and other relevant information to the Executive Director as needed;
  • Maintains records of relevant reports and documents as needed, as well as library system and branch history;
  • Performs administrative tasks as needed or required;
  • Helps to ensure the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System complies with local governmental ordinances, State of Mississippi statutes and applicable federal regulations;
  • Maintains knowledge of standard library principles, practices, and laws through the attendance of workshops, conferences, and other training opportunities, as well as reading current literature;
  • Maintains proficiency with computers, current library software, and other relevant digital technology;
  • Performs other duties as necessary, or as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Administrative Board of Trustees.

Core Competencies:

  • Work Ethic: Is productive, diligent, conscientious, timely, and loyal. Conscientiously abides by rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Integrity: Models and demonstrates high standards of integrity, trust, openness, and respect for others. Demonstrates integrity by honoring commitments and promises. Demonstrates integrity by maintaining necessary confidentiality.
  • Service Orientation: Demonstrates a commitment to quality public service through statements and actions. Seeks to understand and meet and/or exceed the needs and expectations of customers. Treats customers and staff members with respect, responding to requests in a professional manner, even in difficult circumstances. Develops positive relationships with customers and staff members.
  • Self-Management Skills: Effectively manages emotions and maintains a positive attitude. Works effectively and cooperatively with others to achieve goals. Treats all people with respect, courtesy, and consideration. Adheres to high ethical standards. Avoids conflicts of interest. Continuously evaluates and adapts; copes effectively with change.
  • Accountability: Accepts responsibility for actions and results. Focuses on quality and expends the necessary time and effort to achieve goals. Has knowledge of how to perform one’s job. Steadfastly persists in overcoming obstacles and pushes self for results. Maintains necessary attention to detail to achieve high level performance. Deals effectively with pressure and recovers quickly from setbacks. Takes ownership of tasks, performance standards and mistakes.
  • Self-Development: Adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Professional Maturity: Takes initiative to accomplish stated and unstated goals. Manages conflicts and defuses situations.
  • Library Advocacy: Communicates the importance of library services to the public and other parties;
  • Communication Skills: Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal and written messages and expresses information to individuals or groups effectively. Often acts as the first line of contact for staff members with library-related questions.
  • Results Oriented: Plans effectively to achieve or exceed goals, sets and meets deadlines.
  • Workflow and Resource Management: Demonstrates ability to plan, prioritize, and organize. Understands and implements established chain-of-command procedures, escalating situations to the Executive Director when required;
  • Technical Proficiency: Reads, comprehends, and correctly applies all rules, regulations, and policies applicable to work assignments. Performs work with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Identifies, analyzes, and solves problems. Has the ability and willingness to cooperate with other employees in identifying and solving problems in order to effectively and efficiently complete assigned tasks.
  • Leadership: Is fair, yet firm and decisive with others. Monitors workloads and provides feedback. Takes charge of situations and demonstrates a willingness to lead. Provides leadership in a manner which motivates and exhibits a determination to accomplish goals. Clearly and comfortably delegates work. Reinforces and rewards employee efforts and positive behaviors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidates with a major in a relevant field may be given preference;
  • A minimum of five years of public library or related experience is required, and at least one of supervisory experience is preferred;
  • Relevant prior educational and work experience are equalizing factors that will be considered;
  • Must be a resident of Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, or Winston Counties, or willing to relocate;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, excellent supervisory, administrative, technical skills;
  • Thorough knowledge, interest, and ability in every facet of the public library field;
  • Valid Mississippi Driver’s License.

Working Conditions:

A full-time, 40 hour per week job. Regular working hours are 8am – 5pm. Overtime may occasionally be required to complete job duties. Employee will be required to work with minimal supervision. Tasks may often require standing or sitting for long periods of time. Employee may frequently exert force equivalent to lifting up to 20 pounds and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 35 pounds. Though most duties will be performed in an office environment, employee may occasionally encounter environment that is dusty and/or dirty with a lack of environmental control. Must have the physical ability to climb a step stool and rolling ladder, move a book truck, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch and bend. Employee will be required to work under stressful conditions, and in environments which present continuous interruptions and background noises. Employee will be required to respond appropriately to unexpected situations and scenarios.


The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, skills, or abilities of the job described, but are instead intended to describe the general nature of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Additional Information:

Probationary Period: Three Months


Access to the Mississippi State and School Employees’ Life and Health Insurance Plan, a self-insured plan that provides coverage for more than 185,000 active employees, dependents, spouses and retirees.

Health benefits are administered by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi through the AHS State Network of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, available exclusively only to Plan participants. BCBSMS provides participants with an online medical explanation of benefits and many other tools to manage their health care.

Optional supplemental employee paid insurance

Co-paid state retirement through the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS)

Annual and sick leave; other miscellaneous leave

Approximately 10 – 12 paid holidays per year

Starting Salary: $42,500.00 – $45,000.00 per year based on education and experience. Salary review after completion of one year of service.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2022.

To apply, visit: www.midmisslib.com/jobs



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