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Norman Public Library - Branch Manager (Full-time)

Job Code: 02
Job Status: 01

Branch Manager Position
Location:    Norman Public Library/Pioneer Library System
Salary:         Full-time position; 40 hours per week
                           Annual salary: $50,532 base (Grade 12), based on qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits package

     Open until filled-1st interviews will begin after May 12, 2014

Job Requirements:
          Master’s degree in Library Science from a graduate school accredited by the
            American Library Association preferred,
          Five years relevant library-related experience,
          Three years supervisory experience,
          Or equivalent technical training, education, and/or experience.
          Ability to obtain a valid OK driver’s license.
          Lift up to 25 lbs., retrieve/replace items from floor level to at least 5 ½ feet high. 
          Work a flexible schedule which will include evenings and weekends. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          Ability to plan, organize and control library operations;
          Demonstrates supervision and management principles;
          Displays collaborative leadership skills and talents;
          Conceptualizes and implements strategic plans;
          Exhibits a user-focused customer service philosophy;
          Mentors and directs growth and development of staff;
          Maintains a high level of ethical standards, integrity, honesty,
            trust, and accountability;
          Establishes and maintains effective working relationships;
          Listens effectively and communicates in concise, tactful, respectful manner both
           orally and in writing;
          Ensures a safe and welcoming library environment;
          Stays informed of current developments which may impact the delivery of all
           library services; 
          Acts as liaison between administration, branch staff, and Friends of the Library;
          Establishes staff performance goals and measurements;
          Ensures opportunities for continuing education and training;
          Participates in system-wide committees and initiatives;
          Effective project management and planning;
          Demonstrates a commitment to the library’s mission;
          Fosters community partnerships and services for diverse communities.

To Apply:  Position will be open until filled. Candidates will be selected for on-site interviews after 05/12/2014. Resume alone is not sufficient; completed application form is required.  Completed application form and any accompanying materials should be mailed to Pioneer Library System, Attn:  Human Resources Department, 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072.  Application forms are available at
About the Pioneer Library System:

Founded in 1958, the Pioneer Library System is the largest multi-county library system in the state of Oklahoma, serving more than 359,000 residents in Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties through 11 hometown public libraries, 7 rural Information Stations, an online Virtual Library, a strong literacy department, and a diverse collection of more than 640,000 items and 56 subscription databases and online resources. 

The mission of the Pioneer Library System is connecting you to the joy of reading and to information for lifelong learning. With a commitment to provide the best possible library service to every customer, the Pioneer Library System focuses its resources on four areas of emphasis:
          Early Literacy and Reading Readiness;
          Small Business and Workforce Development;
          Reading of Literature; and
          Community Resources.

The Pioneer Library System embraces the traditions of the past while welcoming the innovations of the future. PLS believes that an open and free library is fundamental to democracy and works to provide responsive customer service, knowledgeable professional assistance, resources and programs to support lifelong learning, welcoming and accommodating physical and virtual spaces, and responsible stewardship of public resources. 

The Norman Public Library is PLS’s largest and most active branch with 84,754 registered customers and an annual circulation of 1,092,088. Because of its convenient location south of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, Norman is a high-growth community of 115,562 in Cleveland County. The library has a collection of 232,156 items and a staff of 81 in the 53,000 square foot facility. A true gathering place, library staff offers public programs in its three meeting rooms as well as works cooperatively with community organizations to provide services.


Pioneer Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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