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    Posted: 17/Jun/2019 at 6:42pm
Regional Library Manager

St. Louis Public Library

St. Louis Public Library is seeking a Regional Library Manager with leadership and management experience to join our administrative team. This position will play a critical role in shaping the future of the library. Our ideal candidate is someone who is innovative and engaged to help us move forward with our primary mission as a progressive and customer-centered public library providing vital services to the people of St. Louis. This position provides direct supervision of staff at a Regional Branch, as well as two Branch Managers at neighborhood branches who run smaller neighborhood locations. The role will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, quality programming and effective outreach.

In this role you will:

    Oversee the day-to-day operations of a regional branch and associated neighborhood branches.
    Motivate and coach staff through effective communication and embracing change.
    Work with librarians and managers system-wide to develop and execute strong public services.
    Assist in the development of system policies and strategic plans.

You will need to be:

    Friendly, outgoing and able to build relationships at all levels.
    Strategic about engaging staff to meet and exceed library goals.
    Able to see the big picture and promote system-wide consistency and excellence of service.
    Capable of effectively presenting information to executive management, public groups and boards of directors.
    Flexible, positive and willing to work with customers and staff to successfully resolve problems.

You will need to have:

    A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university.
    Four years of progressive experience in public libraries.
    Two years of supervisory experience.
    Strong communication, writing and speaking skills.

You will get:

    Competitive salary range starting at $60,600/year
    Medical, dental and life insurance
    Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
    Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
    Professional development

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

About Carpenter Library:

    Originally built in 1927 and renovated in May 2002
    25,000 square feet
    Collection size approximation is 61,836 (includes juvenile, adult, and foreign language material)
    4 quiet rooms/study rooms
    2 meeting rooms (one auditorium & one smaller conference room)

About the neighborhood:

Carpenter is located in the heart of Tower Grove, an exciting and diverse residential neighborhood with people of all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic classes. It’s the center of the city’s LGBTQ population and features a growing restaurant and nightlife scene. South Grand Boulevard, on which the library sits, is the most diverse corridor in the St. Louis region, with 14 countries currently represented. The mission of the South Grand Cultural Alliance calls the neighborhood “a regional destination known for being a vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. Residents and visitors alike enjoy that there’s always something going on, be it amazing food and drink, entertainment, shopping or an event. South Grand is rooted in community, welcoming to everyone and has a flavor all its own.”

To apply:

A link to apply can be found at

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,600.00 /year


    Library Management: 4 years (Required)


    Master's (Required)

Edited by mxguer - 17/Jun/2019 at 6:44pm
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