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Branch Head Librarian @ Senatobia/Coldwater, First Regional Library System (Senatobia, MS)

30 Jan 2018 1:43 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

Posting Date:   January 22, 2017                                                Removal date:  Until Filled

Location:           SENATOBIA, MS

Position:            BRANCH HEAD LIBRARIAN


Reports to:     BARBARA EVANS

Status:                 P Exempt       Non-Exempt    (Full-Time)                                               


The Head Librarian is responsible for planning and administering programs for the library and oversees the daily operations of multiple branches.   Supervises the Library Assistants and other branch personnel, which includes scheduling, hiring, training, task assignment, motivating, and evaluations.  Supports the Library System’s mission, goals and strategic plan.  Keeps in touch with library developments by attending in-service workshops and conferences. Help plan special library activities such as the Summer Library Program, Book Talks, etc.  Coordinates the selection of library materials for the branch. Maintains a good relationship with local advisory board, county and city officials, area private and public schools, Friends group, area civic clubs as well as with Headquarters staff.   Makes commitments for public speaking to discuss library-related activities, and takes an active part in professional activities within the State.


    2+ years of professional public library experience and supervisory experience required.

    Ability to travel within First Regional Library system.

    Must have knowledge and ability to use current technologies including social media, library’s computerized circulation system, and computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.  

    Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with Library employees, patrons and other community members especially in articulating and enforcing Library policies.

    Ability to coach and mentor library staff.

    Exhibit a positive and enthusiastic approach to public library service.

    Ability to lift/move library materials from overhead and from the floor as well setup tables and move chairs for library programs

    Must be able to work mornings, evenings, and some weekends.

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Excellent interpersonal skills to interact at all levels


Starting annual salary $45,600.   Benefits includes medical, dental, vision & life insurance; participation in PERS of Mississippi Retirement Plan.


Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school in public libraries required.  Two to five years professional public library experience and supervisory experience required.

For more information apply online at firstregional.org 

Email online application to bevans@firstregional.org

EOE minorities/female/disabled/veteran                     



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