Librarian II - Branch Manager - North Branch

Library, 555 Walnut St, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #845
Monday, November 6, 2023


Under the general direction of the Director of Library Services, to plan, organize, coordinate, and perform responsible advanced professional library work and administration of a branch library. Functionality evaluated by review of plans, programs, reports, and in conferences.


Exercises supervision over lower level staff.


Supervise, train, evaluate, and schedule branch staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed; customers are given efficient, prompt, and competent assistance, and pleasant working conditions are maintained.

Conduct all branch operations in accordance with City and department policy and procedures.

Participate in reference and reader advisory services, as well as circulation and shelving activities.

Develop and maintain a well-organized materials collection by making recommendations for new and retrospective materials and by purging the collection of obsolete and/or worn materials.

Discuss work methods, problems, short and long-range development and/or plans.

Compile, prepare, and maintain essential reports, records, and statistics. Submit monthly reports of branch activities to library administration.

Identify the characteristics of the branch service area in order to recommend materials and to plan and present needed programs and services.

Participate in the budget preparation process by submitting recommendations for equipment, personnel, and supplies.

Remain aware of building and grounds needed to maintain an attractive and safe facility. Report any facilities problems immediately.

Travel to other branches of the Library system and to other City of Abilene departments to assist with programming and branch coverage assignments.


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned


Knowledge of: 

Principles and practices of current library operations.

Reference sources, current literature, trends, and developments appropriate to branch collection development and providing programs and services.

Library collection classification and selection tools and techniques, as well as the principles and practices of office management, work organization, and supervision skills.

Online electronic databases and current technologies for the purpose of statistics reports, library procedures and promoting library resources and programs for the public.

Skill to:

Efficiently and effectively interact with the general public, staff and internal customers to provide exemplary library service and programming.

Monitor financial needs of the branch library and advocate for resources as part of the annual budgeting process.

Plan and schedule the workflow of branch staff.

Perform library functions via automated public catalog and circulation system and implement back-up procedures when necessary.

Train and supervise others.

Ability to:

Analyze problems and to recommend practical solutions.

Use tact and courtesy with the public.

Show initiative in performing work. 

Use good judgment in the daily supervision of services.

Express ideas effectively orally and in writing.

Meet deadlines and be service oriented.

Work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Lead, manage, and perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

For positions with more than one level, all listed requirements at the lower levels are required at the higher levels. Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Four (4) years of experience in professional library work including two (2) years of supervisory experience is preferred.


Graduation from an ALA accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in library sciences or information science is required.

License or Certificate:

A valid Texas driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required    

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

    ___    Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds
    ___    Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds
    _x_    Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds
    ___    Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds
    ___    Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:
N     =    No
E    =    Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)
M    =    Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)
I    =    Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)
A    =    Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task
_M_    Standing
_E_    Sitting
_M_    Walking
_M_    Lifting
_M_    Carrying
_M_    Pushing/Pulling
_I_    Overhead Work
_E_    Fine Dexterity
_I_    Kneeling
_I__    Crouching
_I__    Crawling
_M_    Bending
_M__    Twisting
_I_    Climbing
_I_    Balancing
_E__    Vision
_E__    Hearing
_E__    Talking
___    Other:  _____________________

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $61,766.46
  • Max Hiring Rate $74,120.00
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