Collection Development Support Supervisor – Towson, MD

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Schedule:
40 Hours per week. Normally worked Monday-Friday.

Job Summary:
– Strong management and leadership skills. Management experience desired.
– Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
– Creative problem solver and willing risk taker.
– Excellent time management and delegation skills.
– Excellent team player, both within the department and across departments and branches.
– Recruits, hires, trains and evaluates clerical and shipping staff in Collection Development.
– Works with the Collection Development Manager to maintain budget records.
– Meets regularly with Virtual and Media Services and Marketing staff regarding web content and marketing initiatives and adds collection development content accordingly.
– Coordinates and schedules all Outreach and training, including but not limited to: Book -Buzz, Genre Bootcamp, and any outreach events where assistance can be provided to the branches.
– Maintains electronic resources statistics and works with Collection Development Manager to analyze.
– Manages and triages all customer requests for purchase.
– Maintains department scheduling, both in house and in terms of Outreach.
– Exercises appropriate authority in enforcing library rules and policies.
– Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, professional affiliations and other means to keep abreast of current and emerging trends.
– Actively participates on teams, committees and in work groups.

Job Requirements:
– High school diploma, Bachelor Degree preferred.
– Minimum of one year supervisory experience strongly preferred.
– Must have a Maryland driver’s licenses in good standing.
– Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
– Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for up to 5 minutes at a time.
– Ability to stand and/or walk for up to 2 hours at a time.
– Ability to read small print.
– Ability to write and speak clearly and effectively.
– Ability to stay calm under pressure.
– Ability to seek effective solutions.
– Demonstrates initiative, flexibility and creativity.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Polaris or similar ILS systems a plus
– Knowledge of budgeting a plus.
– Ability to communicate effectively and exercise good judgment when handling difficult situations.
– Ability to make presentations to the public and perform outreach activities.

Please Note: This position closes on January 1, 2019.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 4 weeks of vacation,sick and personal leave,subsidized health care options,
pension eligibility, and related benefits.

Salary range:$44,023-$58,967

To apply, please visit:
Collection Development Support Supervisor-Admin Offices (Towson)

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