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Job Opening: Library Supervisor

*********Update: Position Filled as of 3/15/17*******The City of Gravette is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Library Supervisor. Responsible for daily operations of the City Library, which includes planning, organizing, and supervising the work of staff. A strong background in computers/technology would be preferred. Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others. Patience, tact and excellent communication skills.

Please forward resume to:

City of Gravette HR

604 1st Ave.SE

Gravette, AR. 72736.

Library Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Acts as resource person for daily operations.

  2. Assists in personnel, budget, building, and administrative matters.

  3. Recommends technology-related and patron-related policies and procedures to Mayor and advises on long-term needs in relation to these areas.

  4. Provides reference and readers/audiovisual/technology advisory service to the public.

  5. Gathers statistics for the State Annual Report, Monthly Library reports for Council, and other reports as needed.

  6. Attends monthly meetings of the library’s Commission Board and prepares narrative reports as required.

  7. Participates in long-range planning process for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of services and operations.

  8. Develops grants for library programs and services as appropriate and available.

  9. Stays up-to-date on professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, and continuing education opportunities.


  1. Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, and schedules staff.

  2. Maintains payroll and attendance records for staff.

  3. Conducts Library staff meetings.

  4. Supervises staff training of online catalog, databases, online reference service, and web page.

  5. Holds performance reviews for services staff as well as participates in reviews for other staff as determined by the Mayor.

Collection Development and Training

  1. Selects and maintains audiovisual collections including videos, DVDs, audiobooks, circulating software and hardware, and other technologies as relevant.

  2. Serves as Training Coordinator for public computer classes.

  3. Develops technology competencies for staff, creates staff training and troubleshooting manuals, and holds staff training sessions as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A strong background in computers/technology and non-print materials formats.

  • Patience, tact, and excellent communication skills.

  • Enjoys learning as well as teaching.

  • Ability to train and supervise library staff.

  • Strong organizational talents.

  • Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude.

  • Poise in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.

  • Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages.

  • Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues within the library system, local government personnel.

  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of others.

  • Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations.

  • Warm, outgoing personality.

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