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Yakima Valley Libraries Community Library Supervisor III in Union Gap, Washington

Job Purpose and Summary

The Community Library Supervisor III is responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating public service delivery in a mid-sized YVL library location, ensuring optimal library operations and services that are responsive to community needs. Develops adept, collaborative, and resilient team in assigned location; actively manages individual and team performance. Builds and maintains strong and collaborative relationships with colleagues across YVL, serving as the primary liaison between library management team and library staff in assigned location and demonstrates good stewardship of library resources under the guidance of the Regional Library Manager. Contributes to the development of the Library's strategic direction; develops and executes library plans, which advance YVL's strategic goals. Cultivates a strategic, anticipatory mindset in responding to complex issues in a changing environment.

Supervision Received and Exercised

Receives support and general direction from Regional Library Manager. Exercises direct supervision of staff and volunteers within assigned location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all incumbents, however, and do not include all specific tasks an incumbent may be expected to perform.


Provide necessary support, guidance and leadership to employees within assigned location

Manage and improve library operations, programs, services, and facilities of assigned location

Oversee management of location library staff, including quality of staff selection, orientation, scheduling, work assignments, professional development and performance

Participate in the creation and communication of the vision and strategic priorities of the library

Collaborate with YVL colleagues and supervisor to launch new initiatives, resolve staff and operational issues, and develop locational service plans that align with strategic priorities

In collaboration with Regional Library Manager and Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager, build and maintain strong relationships with organizations within assigned location

In collaboration with Regional Library Manager & Public Services Manager, ensure training and development of staff to optimize service delivery

Monitor assigned budgets

Prepares deposits according to library policies and procedures

Ensure that facilities are safe, welcoming, and healthy for staff and patrons

Assists in the direction of and provides reference and readers' advisory services

In collaboration with Collection Development & Circulation Manager, oversee the maintenance of the collection of library materials to meet objectives of the strategic

Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints

Along with Regional Library Manager and Library Management Team, develops location objectives, monitors progress, and adjusts work plans as appropriate

In collaboration with Regional Library Manager & Programs and Marketing Manager oversees overall programming efforts within assigned location and ensures they align with YVL's strategic plan

Works with location employees and others within library system to develop, conduct, and support programming

In cooperation with Regional Library Manager, evaluates operations and activities of the location; recommends improvements and modifications; prepares various reports on operations and activities

Coordinates and plans with the Regional Library Manager on any technology and facility changes that pertain to assigned location