Branch Manager
Harris County
 Houston, TX

Position Description

Harris County Public Library - Crosby Branch

The Branch Manager is responsible for directing and coordinating the daily operations of the Library Branch; implementing and interpreting library policies for library users and staff; supervising and motivating staff and models; promoting exceptional customer service; and engaging the community to ensure services meet customer needs and align with library strategies. The Branch Manager serves as a liaison between Library Administration, other branches, and staff; monitors current strategic objectives to develop future library services and programs; and exemplifies the high standards and expectations for the library system in its daily operations and services.


  • Interviews, trains, supervises, schedules, coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff.
  • Identifies library needs in the community and plans and provides services and programs to meet community needs.
  • Develops and manages the branch's planned expenditures, including gift funds, when applicable.
  • Develops and maintains rapport with community organizations, including local Friends of the Library organization.
  • Oversees the development of an engaging and attractive library collection through awareness of current literature.
  • Prepares reports and compiles and analyzes branch statistics as needed.
  • Attends staff and administrative meetings, activities, and/or professional conferences, and actively serves on committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email


  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA or AASL accredited school
  • Minimum of three (3) years of Librarian experience
  • Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment
  • Proficient with Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, etc.)
  • Proficient with the Internet and Office 365


  • This is a largely sedentary role; however, some duties will require the ability to lift up to 20 pounds and bending & standing for periods at a time.


  • This job typically operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
  • At times, work can be performed in an outdoor environment with possible exposure to inclement weather, various temperature changes, or dangerous or aggressive/adverse populations.

NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly documented on your application's employment history. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume“ will not be accepted for qualifications. General Information

Harris County Public Library - Crosby Branch


  • 40 hours a week
  • Includes Days, Evenings, Nights, and Weekends


  • $29.09 Per Hour
  • Paid Biweekly
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.