Manager of Branch Services

City of Long Beach

Department of Library Services

Annual Salary: $115,000 to $135,000 DOE/DOQ

The City of Long Beach seeks a Manager of Branch Services (Manager) to provide exceptional leadership to the nationally recognized Long Beach Public Library (LBPL), including oversight of 11 of the 12 branch library locations, 65 staff with 12 direct reports, and a departmental budget of approximately $16 million. This position will support the Director of Library Services in creating collaborative team dynamics, maintaining consistent communication, promoting positive change, and enhancing multilingual public programs across all branches. In 2017, LBPL was one of 10 organizations in the nation to receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Services – the highest honor given to libraries and museums that demonstrate excellence in service to their communities through innovative programs. The Manager provides both internal and external guidance to ensure the highest quality of library services and to promote the Library as an essential service to the quality of life in Long Beach. The ideal candidate will bring extensive knowledge and experience in a professional public library leadership, administration, or operations setting and possess a strong skillset for inspiring the community and leading the library workforce. The success of the selected candidate is highly predicated on their ability to demonstrate excellent customer service, vibrant and collaborative leadership, and the ability to build relationships within the community and across other City departments. This is a great opportunity to create your legacy, join an organization that is dedicated to its community, and make a difference in the lives of many!

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