Posted: Jun 17, 2022

Branch Manager, Library

Salary: $59,948.20 - $95,917.12 Annually
Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2022

Job Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


$59,948.20 - $95,917.12
Job Title: Branch Manager, Library
Department: Library
Location: Marathon, Florida
Pay Grade: 312
FLSA Status: Exempt


The primary function of this position is to manage, plan and organize all aspects of the operations of the Branch Library in accordance with Monroe County Public Library System policy. Performs professional, supervisory, and administrative work directing the daily operations. Works closely with other Branch Managers, County departments, and Director to ensure services are responsive to public’s needs. Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Libraries.


  • Manages library operations and personnel services.
  • Selects and maintains library materials in print and electronic formats.
  • Prepares budget in relation to short- and long-term planning projects.
  • Prepares statistical reports.
  • Performs community outreach. 
  • Assists and advises patrons.
  • Plans, directs and performs library programs.
  • Maintains familiarity with Library ILS (Integrated Library System) in circulation and acquisition functions.
  • Maintains inventory of office supplies
  • Supervises, trains, and directs employees on a daily basis.
  • Maintains branch collection through regular evaluation and weeding.
  • Selects new materials in accordance with budget constraints, using recognized collection development guidelines and sources.
  • Maintains local history collection.
  • Keeps abreast of Library trends and technological changes, through professional reading, webinars, and conferences when feasible.
  • Utilizes equipment and resources available.
  • Assists public with e-government services.
  • Interprets policies and procedures.
  • Responds to complaint/issues from patrons.
  • Maintains care of building premises and equipment as it affects library service.
  • Handles security and safety issues; care of building premises and equipment as it affects library service.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Master's degree from an ALA accredited college or university program required. Major(s) required:  Library Science, Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Librarianship, Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or Master of Information and Library Science (ILS) 5 years minimum of prior related work experience in a library setting.




  • Ability to oversee the work of a team engaged in providing specific services, completing specific projects or assisting other units.
  • Ability to perform professional-level work dealing with data, people, and technology that relates to administrative, technical, scientific, engineering, accounting, legal, or managerial skills.
  • Ability to oversee numerous functions and staff.
  • Ability to implement policies and procedures that will ensure the success of operation.
  • Ability to oversee and manage more than two employees in the organization performing different types of work.
  • Deep understanding of the principles of librarianship and commitment to the ethics of the profession including the ALA Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read and privacy.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service in a public library setting and create a user-centered focus that is inclusive, accessible and an innovative experience with library technologies, services and physical spaces
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the Libraries and beyond.
  • Commitment to building a branch team that is collaborative, supportive, productive, empowered, professional and a role-model for County public service.
  • Ability to learn and use new professional tools, methods and technology as a life-long learner.


The work is light and requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Manual Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.


Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity and responsiveness to changes that include goals, priorities, and needs of the organization and position.


Monroe County has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.


E.O.E.  Monroe County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

Monroe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.