Galax-Carroll Regional Library

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Positions


Galax Public Library – Branch Manager

General Definition of Work

Performs administrative work overseeing the day-to-day operation of the branch, interpreting library policies and procedures for staff and patrons, resolving problems, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Regional Library Director.  Departmental supervision is exercised over all branch personnel.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Oversees day-to-day operation of the library branch.

Assists patrons; performs circulation and reference functions; receives and responds to inquiries and complaints; handles patron disputes.

Assists in the recruitment and selection of division personnel; assigns, directs and inspects the work of assigned personnel; recommends rewards, transfers, promotions, suspensions and terminations; coaches, counsels and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; develops staff schedules.

Chooses books and other items for purchase.

Plans programs and books presenters for the branch.

Maintains files and records; keeps statistics of items out, lost, overdue, visitors, etc.

Weeds collection.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation; thorough knowledge of reader interest levels; thorough knowledge of library reference, adult services and children’s services; thorough knowledge of library system computer applications; thorough knowledge of library reference materials and research techniques; ability to maintain accurate records and statistics and complete accurate reports; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree with coursework in liberal arts, or related field and moderate experience in a public library including some supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires walking and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires speaking or hearing and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, sitting, reaching with hands and arms and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).

Special Requirements

None.


Galax Public Library Part-Time Library Assistant

General Definition of Work

Performs skilled administrative support work operating the circulation desk, providing assistance as needed in various sections of the library, assisting patrons in use of library equipment and locating library materials, preparing materials for circulation, maintaining records and files, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Branch Manager, Assistant Regional Director, and Regional Library Director.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Greets visitors; answers telephone; receives and responds to requests for basic information.
  • Assists patrons with location, selection, checking in and out of library materials; registers new patrons.
  • Assists patrons in use of catalog, computer, printer, and copier.
  • Maintains sufficient knowledge of available resources in print and non-print formats for reader’s advisory suggestions.
  • Performs ready reference and other appropriate research, referring questions outside scope of knowledge and/or skill level to appropriate source.
  • Sorts incoming materials; inspects materials for damage; re-shelves material according to classification.
  • Produces morning reports and retrieves titles available; assists with the preparation of intra-library transfers and reserve requests; notifies patrons when items are received.
  • Accepts and accurately documents all incoming fees and fines; places in cash drawer.
  • Assists with other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques; general knowledge of the library circulation functions; general knowledge of office procedures and records maintenance techniques; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; skill in the use of library equipment, materials and resources; ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires walking and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires speaking or hearing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, sitting, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).

Special Requirements

None.


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  • Galax Public Library

    Galax Public Library
    610 West Stuart Drive
    Galax, Virginia 24333
    Phone: (276)236-2351
    Fax: (276) 236-5153

    Branch Manager : Jessi Campbell

  • Get in touch

    Galax-Carroll Regional Library
    610 West Stuart Drive
    Galax, Virginia 24333
    Phone: (276) 236-2351

    Regional Director:
    Trish Fore

    Assistant Regional Director:
    Sarah Largen

    Youth Services Coordinator:
    Angie LeNoir

  • Find us

    Carroll County Public Library
    101 Beaver Dam Road
    P.O. Box 1629
    Hillsville, Virginia 24343
    Business Office: (276) 728-2228
    Circulation Desk: (276) 728-3334
    Fax: (276) 728-3830

    Branch Manager: June Pike

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