Branch Manager

Location: Allendale County Library, Allendale, SC


Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Regional Director, the Branch Manager: Manages and coordinate activities of branch operations: develops short and long-range goals and objectives; oversees the library's circulation functions, and meeting room/computer lab functions; develops and improves strategies to enhance delivery of services and programs to library patrons.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures; and conducts staff meetings as necessary; makes hiring and disciplinary recommendations; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals/reviews.

Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet departmental objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; provides progress and activity reports to management; Performs other duties as assigned.

Must possess excellent customer service skills, ability to get along well with others and to communicate effectively with the public and with library staff, and a strong work ethic.

Maintains a current knowledge of trends in the profession, maintains an awareness of new technologies, reads various professional literature; attends conferences, workshops, training sessions, and continuing education opportunities as appropriate.



Position is full time, 35-hour week, Monday-Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Employees may be required to adapt to future schedules and location changes depending on library needs. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some Saturdays.



Full-Time employees are eligible for paid SL/VL, paid holidays, fringe benefits (health, dental, vision, and life insurance) and S.C. Retirement System.


Minimum Education, Training & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Supervisory or leadership experience
  • Must possess a valid SC driver's license.
  • Other combination of experience and training may be substituted.
  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Preferred Education:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an A.LA. accredited college or university.
  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience.



  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to learn, and enforce library policies, procedures, and regulations to patrons and employees.
  • Ability to supervise and direct the work of others and provide coaching, training, and disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of customer records, uses of library resources and services, as well as security-related incidents and personnel issues.
  • Ability to learn the Library's online system used to manage library processes.
  • Ability to learn, implement, and maintain complex filing systems including the Dewey Decimal System with a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct activities of a branch library.
  • Ability to deal with difficult individuals and unusual situations with tact and diplomacy.


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Physical requirements include ability to stoop, twist, turn and move materials in the library; ability to lift moderate weight up to 30 pounds in the handling of library materials; ability to push carts, bins and book trucks loaded with library materials weighing up to 50 pounds.


How to apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter and a completed application. Please download and print out the application linked below. Once completed, email to Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview.