JOB POSTING: Library Branch Supervisor – MLIS (Winters)

Salary $58,684.29 – $71,330.90 Annually

Location Winters, CA

Job Type Full Time

Department Library

Job Number 2020-00143

Closing Continuous


The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one regular, full-time position in the class of Library Branch Supervisor (MLIS) at the Winters Community Library of the Yolo County Library system. The selected candidate will work primarily at the Winters Community Library and will be required to work evening and weekend hours as part of their regular schedule. This position will work in a team environment and will oversee the daily operations of a rural community joint-use branch library located on the Winters High School campus.  The Branch Supervisor ensures the smooth operation of the library, including close collaboration with school library staff, recruiting volunteers, acting as the Yolo County Library liaison to Winters High School, the Friends group and other community groups, providing quality library services to school class visits, performing circulation duties, responding to questions from patrons in person, over the phone and by email, developing, planning, and executing programs and community outreach, and overseeing the daily use and maintenance of public computers.  
The ideal candidate will be a community-oriented professional who is bilingual in Spanish, though other languages may also be desirable. The candidate should be enthusiastic about promoting the library to a diverse community and reducing barriers to access. The candidate must show a broad understanding of, and demonstrate support for, diversity, equality, and equity for everyone in the community. They must also show a commitment to maintaining equitable, inclusive, and respectful environments so that every person in the organization has the opportunity to reach their full potential and is valued for their unique qualities and contributions. Experience working in a multilingual, multicultural environment is highly desired. The candidate will utilize their multilingual and multicultural knowledge and experience to not only perform their duties, but also to appropriately serve the community in a manner that is culturally competent and affirming.  They should also be someone who is actively engaged with new technologies; possesses an aptitude to skillfully manage grants and projects; is confident in leading others; and has a firm grasp of current and emerging library trends.
The Yolo County Library Advisory Board has proclaimed: “No matter where you come from, everyone is welcome at Yolo County Library.” The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and embraces all spoken and signed languages, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all immigrants and refugees, and all abilities and disabilities.

Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application,  resumeverification of education, and responses to the supplemental questions.  Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be forwarded to the department for further consideration.  For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.  
Under the direction of a Library Branch Manager, the incumbent oversees the day-to-day operation of a small branch library; provides customer service and assistance to patrons; oversees building maintenance, staff and volunteer supervision, program coordination and the development of the library branch collection; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics 
This classification is responsible for managing all the day-to-day operations of a small branch library. Essential Functions

The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbents in these classifications; however, other duties may also be required.

  • Manages the operations of a small branch library, ensuring that patrons receive the best library service and that the branch is functioning efficiently; 
  • Provides and directs readers’ advisory, reference, hold requests, patron registration, check-in and check-out services and assistance to all library patrons of all ages; processes fines and other patron charges; 
  • Liaisons with the local community, Friends and local school districts and develops partnerships; cultivates and maintains good relationships; ensures that community groups are kept informed of library programs and services; coordinates branch library publicity; 
  • Supervises assigned branch staff (Library Assistants and extra help) and volunteers; recruits volunteers; trains; arranges schedules; monitors workflow; conducts performance evaluations; models expected behaviors; 
  • Serves as a resource to branch staff on library policy, procedures and practices; 
  • Provides high level customer service; responds to patron problems and mediates customer concerns; 
  • Works with Library Program Manager to create and maintain attractive children’s, teen and adult areas stocked with appropriate material; 
  • Ensures the branch collection is balanced and current; weeds; selects and orders new books; conducts shelf pull, grid, and collection rotation; 
  • Schedules special programs at the library; participates at appropriate community functions; 
  • Supports library programs, promotions, tours, and booktalks by contributing ideas and feedback; 
  • Assists patrons with internet use, reference sources, indexes, etc.;
  • Processes material in and out of the branch to fill holds and rotate collections; packs and unpacks delivery material; unpacks mail and supplies; checks in library materials returned to the branch; 
  • Ensures that the building is adequately maintained; schedules needed maintenance or improvements; ensures that the building is opened and closed on time;  
  • Plans and conducts regular branch staff meetings, if appropriate; 
  • Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; 
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in the current policies, procedures and systems; offers recommendations for change; and 
  • Serves as a positive and motivational team leader as well as a positive and effective member of a peer group.

Employment Standards

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science, Library Information Services, or related library field or equivalent from an accredited graduate school of Librarianship; AND

One (1) year professional library experience in a public or private library.

Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation. 

Knowledge of: A wide range of library functions and services; basic supervisory techniques; library computer applications; standard reference materials; Dewey decimal classification system, Library of Congress subject headings, and Library filing rules; correct English usage and spelling; principles of good public relations; principles, practices and philosophy of public library work, especially circulation and reference; a wide range of books and authors; principles of descriptive cataloging; a wide range of library tools, methods and procedures.

Ability to:  Organize, train, supervise, and review the work of subordinate personnel and volunteers; communicate effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of people of all ages; deal effectively and appropriately with the public, peers, supervisors, and those supervised; analyze situations and take appropriate action; use or quickly learn to operate, online circulation systems, online catalog, databases and other computer applications; set priorities; analyze and respond to community needs and requests; teach library skills; represent the library to the community; type twenty-five (25) words per minute; develop and conduct special programs; work flexible and changing schedule including evenings and weekends.Application & Selection Process

It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the closing date.  Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.  A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.  In addition to a completed application and resume, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire, and verification of education/certification for this position.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.  

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:    

  • As an attachment to the online application         
  • By e-mail to         
  • By fax to (530) 666-8049         
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    

Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps may be changed at any time without notice.  

Continuously: Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Continuously:  Screen for Best Qualified
TBD: Department Selection Interviews
TBD: Reference Checks
TBD: Tentative Job Offer/Background Check/Drug & Alcohol Screen

Screening for Best Qualified
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate’s experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.  If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.  Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.  If you have no experience, write “no experience” for the appropriate question.  Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.  

Verification of Education
Acceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student’s name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.  

For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar’s office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.

Please do not send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.

All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site (
Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:

1. A written statement from a U.S. accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.

2. An evaluation of the applicant’s degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.

601 University Ave., Suite 127
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 921-0790

P.O. Box 151739
San Diego, CA 92175
(619) 265-5810

P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817
(714) 237-9272

409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 828-5709

P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
(310) 258-9451

Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.    

Agency County of Yolo

Address 625 Court Street, Room 101

Woodland, California, 95695

Phone (530) 666-8055