Branch Supervisor – New Richland Public Library


• Creates excellent customer experiences—making patrons feel welcome, registering patrons, keeping the library clean and tidy, producing interesting displays, and providing positive and memorable patron experiences.
• Provides useful reference and meaningful reader’s advisory services to patrons by using online and print resources.
• Schedules and produces programs and activities promoting lifelong learning as well as early literacy and transliteracy skills.
• Instructs patrons in the location and use of library materials.
• Assists with computer and e-reader questions.
• Opens and closes library.
• Checks materials in and out, renews and reserves materials, and takes computer reservations.
• Processes overdue notices, fines, interlibrary loan materials, and new library cards.
• Schedules, makes hiring recommendations, and trains branch substitute staff.
• Ensures fresh and attractive collection by rotating and weeding library materials as well as making recommendations to the collection development team.
• Collects statistics and prepares reports for Director.
• Makes recommendations to Director and assists with the administration of policies as set by the Board of Trustees.
• Maintains a good working relationship and promotes the library to local government agencies, the Friends of the Library group, and other local organizations.
• Publicizes library events and services including maintaining library’s Facebook page.
• Oversees petty cash.
• Keeps city administration informed of necessary building repairs and enhancement issues.
• Attends full staff meetings.
• Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• Ability to work in a busy public service atmosphere with frequent interruptions.
• Communicate effectively.
• Apply time management skills.
• Maintain confidentiality and provide outstanding customer service.
• Approach position with professionalism, initiative, and tact.
• Be flexible and continuously learn, unlearn, and relearn.

• High school diploma
• Computer literacy with MS office proficiency preferred
• Knowledge of library operations
• Customer service experience
• Ability to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

Anticipated Hiring Range:
• $13.08 an hour
• Paid sick days, paid holidays, and paid vacation (2 hours of vacation per pay period, 2 hours of sick leave per pay period)

• 22 hours per week, to include day hours, plus one evening a week.
• One staff meeting a month

Please submit applications in the form of a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Apply to Stacy Lienemann, Director at, 507-835-3700 (fax), or via snail mail at:
Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System
408 N State St
Waseca MN 56093

Application deadline is March 31st.

Work Schedule:

M: 1-7 pm (6 hours)
T: 9-1 (4 hours)
W: 9-1 (4 hours)
Th: 1-7 pm (6 hours)

2 hours off desk time, to be flexed each week as needed, including 3-hour full staff meeting once a month in September-April.