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Caledonia Public Library Branch Manager

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Position: Caledonia Branch Manager

Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt (Part Time – 25 hours per week)

                       Monday & Thursday – 8am to 2pm; Tuesday & Wednesday – 11am to 5pm

                       Visit to Main Branch Weekly – 1 hour

Reports To: Library Director



The Caledonia Branch Manager is responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of the Caledonia Public Library, including the development, promotion, and delivery of all library services, and providing excellent customer service to library patrons.



  • Communicate and interact effectively with the public in order to conduct transactions, accept requests for information, explain services, and provide other assistance as necessary;

  • Supervise the circulation of all library materials and equipment;

  • Supervise the shelving, maintenance, and development of all library collections and resources;

  • Collect statistical data and prepare reports as required;

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of library policies and operations, and an ability to carry out and explain those policies when necessary;

  • Maintain an interest, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the informational, educational, and recreational needs of library patrons, as well as current library services and materials;

  • Participate in relevant professional development activities;

  • Plan, conduct, and participate in programs and activities which promote and encourage library use;

  • Maintain an understanding and ability to use all relevant technology, including but not limited to library computers, library automation software, the Internet, and clerical equipment;

  • Create and maintain patron records and accounts and maintains confidentiality of those records;

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with local officials, present quarterly service reports;

  • Oversee the maintenance and repairs of the Caledonia Public Library facility, and promptly report needed repairs to the Library Director;

  • Collect, record, and account for all monies received in the library; 

  • Ensure adequate supplies of materials are available;

  • Maintain a welcoming, orderly, neat, and safe library environment;

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Library Director.



  • Work Ethic: Is productive, diligent, conscientious, timely, and loyal. Conscientiously abides by rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Integrity: Models and demonstrates high standards of integrity, trust, openness, and respect for others. Demonstrates integrity by honoring commitments and maintaining necessary confidentiality.

  • Service Orientation: Demonstrates a commitment to quality public service through statements and actions. Seeks to understand and meet and/or exceed the needs and expectations of customers. Treats customers with respect, responding to requests in a professional manner, even in difficult circumstances. 

  • Self-Management Skills: Effectively manages emotions and maintains a positive attitude. Works effectively and cooperatively with others. Treats all people with respect, courtesy, and consideration. Adheres to high ethical standards. Continuously evaluates and adapts; copes effectively with change.

  • Accountability: Accepts responsibility for actions and results. Focuses on quality and expends the necessary time and effort to achieve goals. Maintains necessary attention to detail to achieve high level performance. Deals effectively with pressure. Takes ownership of tasks and mistakes.

  • Self-Development: Adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

  • Professional Maturity: Takes initiative to accomplish stated and unstated goals.

  • Library Advocacy: Communicates the importance of library services to the public.

  • Communication Skills: Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal and written messages and instructions, and expresses information to individuals or groups effectively.

  • Results Oriented: Plans effectively to achieve or exceed goals, sets and meets deadlines.

  • Workflow and Resource Management: Demonstrates ability to plan, prioritize, and organize.

  • Technical Proficiency: Reads, comprehends, and correctly applies all rules, regulations, and policies applicable to work assignments. Performs work with a minimum amount of supervision when necessary.

  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Identifies, analyzes, and solves problems. Has the ability and willingness to cooperate with other employees in identifying and solving problems in order to effectively and efficiently complete assigned tasks.



The qualified applicant must possess the following physical skills:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods.

  • Ability to frequently stand and walk.

  • Ability to stoop, bend and stretch.           

  • Ability to climb step stool or ladder.

  • Ability to perform housekeeping skills.

  • Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 30 lbs.

  • Normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

  • Ability to use audio/visual equipment and electronic office equipment including, but not limited to computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers and FAX machines.

  • Ability to work under conditions involving exposure to dust.

  • Infrequent travel for continuing education, professional development and training.

  • Ability to drive with valid driver’s license; possesses personal transportation.

  • Some evening and weekend work required.


  • High school diploma is required; at least two years of college experience in a related field is preferred;

  • Two years of public customer service experience;

  • Education and prior relevant work experience are equalizing factors that will be considered;

  • Excellent computer/technical skills;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Valid Mississippi Driver’s License.



A 25-hour per week position. Regular working hours are 8:00am – 2:00pm on Monday & Thursday, 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday & Wednesday, and a one hour visit to the main library downtown weekly. Compensatory time and travel may occasionally be required to complete job duties. Employee may be required to work with minimal or general supervision. Tasks may often require standing or sitting for long periods of time. Employee may frequently exert force equivalent to lifting up to 20 pounds and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 35 pounds. Though most duties will be performed in an office environment, employee may occasionally encounter environments that are dusty and/or dirty with a lack of environmental control. Must have the physical ability to climb a step stool and/or rolling ladder, move a book truck, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, and bend. Employee may be required to work under stressful conditions, and in environments which present continuous interruptions and background noises. Employee will be required to respond appropriately to unexpected situations and scenarios.



This position will pay between $9.00 and $12.00 per hour (bi-monthly pay) based on education and experience. Benefits include State of Mississippi Blue Cross & Blue Shield Health Insurance, Life Insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Personal Leave, Medical Leave, and paid Holidays.


The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities to do the job. Rather, they are intended to only describe the general nature of the job.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to Erin at and complete the online application located here. 

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