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Branch Manager, Collins Branch, Cambridge Public Library (MA)
The Branch Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for managing and training the Collins Branch staff, the day-to-day operation of the branch, and for developing effective programs and dynamic collections. Collaborates with the Manager of Branch Services to establish priorities, set goals and initiate new services. Sets the tone for this service area to provide consistent, personal, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.   Delivers exceptional and engaging service to the public.  Manages branch services in a manner that supports overall goals of the Library and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality assistance to library users.

Union Affiliation:CPLSA, Local 4928
Hours Per Week:37.5 (see link to full description)
Closing date: November 8, 2021

Position: Branch Manager, Collins Branch, Cambridge Public Library (MA)
Organization: Cambridge Public Library
Location: Cambridge,  MA 
United States
Salary: $35.31 per hour to $40.34 per hour in five steps
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 10/26/2021
  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.
  • At least three years of professional library experience in a public library setting (Circulation and/or reference preferred).
  • Previous public library and supervisory experience desirable.
  • In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Provenmanagerial skills: Ability to evaluate staff, to set goals with staff, to implement progressive disciplinary action when needed, to motivate staff, to maintain morale, to provide direction, and to support organizational goals. Ability to manage professional and paraprofessional staff, both full time and part time, in a fast-paced major service area
  • Thorough knowledge of popular adult materials
  • Thorough knowledge of borrower/circulation services
  • Ability to interpret community needs and interests, and to translate them into relevant library service
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and interruptions at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently, and courteously with supervisors, Library Staff, City employees, and the public
  • Ability to always remain calm and clear-headed and especially in emergency situations
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines
  • Flexible generally and in emergency staffing situations
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Broad background and knowledge of library techniques, bibliographic resources, and current literature
  • Necessary attributes: resourcefulness, initiative, good memory, attention to detail, excellent problem-solving skills, maturity and decisiveness, excellent oral and written communication skills, commitment to outstanding customer service, commitment to teamwork within the library system, tact, patience
  • Familiarity with current computer technologies and interest in innovation
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively, effectively, and harmoniously with others in a team model, assisting and supporting coworkers
Status: This listing expires on: 1/24/2022
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Organization Information
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway

Cambridge,  MA 02138
United States
(617) 349-4032
Maria McCauley