Springfield-Greene County Library District

POSITION: Branch Manager – Willard / Ash Grove
LOCATION: Willard Branch – 304 E Jackson Street #1A – Willard, MO
Ash Grove Branch – 101 E Main Street – Ash Grove, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
SALARY: $51,126.40 annually

The Branch Manager in this position oversees operations at both the Willard and Ash Grove Branches, currently managing seven staff members in Willard and three in Ash Grove. Both locations offer opportunities to engage with the community in many ways. This position offers growth and the ability to see how library management can be fully engaged and involved in community development.

This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work any hours the library branch is open. Willard is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30am to 6:00pm. Ash Grove is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 6:00pm. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

Excellent Full-Time benefits include Vacation, Sick and holiday pay. LAGER’s Retirement, Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance. Employee Assistance Program, Telehealth and retirement savings plan are also available.
This position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution or currently enrolled and near completion of said degree. To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting
Complete application and submit transcript through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.


Current library employees desiring consideration must:
• have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
• currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
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Job Description

Position: Branch Manager – Willard / Ash Grove
Classification: Full Time
Salary Track: Branch Manager I
FLSA Status: Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Assumes responsibility for daily operations of the library branch
• Manages, schedules, and trains branch staff to assure productivity and high levels of patron service
• Coordinates all branch library services and programming in compliance with system policies and procedures
• Maintains positive relationships with the community; may speak to organizations, conduct library tours, and promote library services
• Prepares and submits the annual branch budget for programming and equipment and is accountable for expenditures
• Is a member of and participates in monthly meetings of the Administrative staff
• Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
• Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
• Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
• This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrated ability to organize work effectively, lead and direct personnel, and carry out programs.
• Considerable knowledge of library management and trends with particular emphasis on patron services.
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Ability to effectively respond to problems and complaints with library patrons and/or staff


• MLS, or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or currently enrolled and near completion of MLIS for the May 2024 posting at Willard and Ash Grove
• Five years of professional, supervisory, public library experience is preferred
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in customer service excellence


• Regular, daily, public service contact
• Regular contact with branch personnel and all system departments including administration
• Frequent contact with community groups


• Reports to the Associate Director

Physical Demands

• May stand for extended periods of time
• May work at a computer terminal for extended periods
• Routine lifting and handling of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.

Working Environment

• Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library/office environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

• Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

To apply for this job please visit thelibrary.org.