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Head of Public Services @ Middle Georgia Regional Library (GA)

20 May 2020 9:17 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)


Head of Public Services



Middle Georgia Regional Library invites you to apply for the position of Head of Public Services. The Head of Public Services will lead a staff of enthusiastic and committed professionals and paraprofessionals in fulfilling the Library’s mission “to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.”


MGRL seeks an experienced, responsible, creative, and enthusiastic individual who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, and culturally diverse environment. The ideal candidate will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team leader with a strong commitment to public service.


The Head of Public Services directly supervises the branch managers of the Bloomfield, Lanford, Riverside, and Shurling branches. This position also coordinates and manages the day-to-day operations of the Washington Memorial Library.


Additional information:

This position works under the supervision of the Director and within the parameters of the strategic plan. They have broad decision-making responsibilities for routine operational matters and some decision-making responsibilities for non-routine matters.


The successful candidate will have experience and/or knowledge of a variety of library services and activities. The position requires a high degree of flexibility to produce services that are relevant and accessible to each segment of the population that we serve. They will build community relationships and contribute to community goals.


This position will enjoy significant support to attain these goals at Middle Georgia Regional Library with an enthusiastic and committed staff of professionals, management, and paraprofessionals.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Provides advice to Director on the topics of public services, emerging opportunities, and community impact.


Provides advice and consultation to Director concerning library policies and procedures including, but not limited to collection development policy and long-range planning.


Interprets, implements, and recommends library policies and procedures.


Maintains communication within Macon-Bibb and Affiliate libraries as well as the local community to develop effective library services.


Administers the department's budget, develops new funding sources, and engages in grant writing.


Prepares budget, program, annual, and special reports for the Director.


Compiles, analyzes, and reports library usage statistics.


Conducts public relations programs to increase public awareness and support of library programs and services.


Supervises operation of the integrated automated library system.


Oversees training and support for all public service staff members.


Participates in professional conferences and workshops to keep informed of changes in the library field.


Plans and implements new information technologies to meet changing needs.


Participates in the development of information literacy objectives and the coordination of library instruction, in addition to providing instruction sessions as needed.


Evaluates, manages, and improves workflows to maintain efficient use of library resources.


Executes special projects when applicable and performs all other related duties as assigned.


Required qualifications:

    Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university

     4 - 5 years of related public library experience

     Supervisory experience



    Starting at $55,000, depending on qualifications


Our Community:

Middle Georgia Regional Library is anchored in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a vibrant community that values education, lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service.  The community has a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage.  The city is home to 5 colleges and universities, 6 museums, sports teams, Ocmulgee National Monument, and numerous parks and festivals. Macon has all of the benefits of a large city with a small town cost of living.


To apply:

E-mail resume, cover letter, and MGRL employment application (found at bibblib.org/employment) to jobs@bibblib.org.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
First review of applicants is Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM.



MLA's mission is to provide professional leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-5:00pm

PO Box 13687, Jackson MS 39236-3687 

Phone: 601-981-4586


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