Library Manager Salary
Median pay for Library Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K annually. Most Library Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Library Managers are female. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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Job Description for Library Manager
There are several different settings in which library managers work, such as a local high school, state university, or a community's public library, among others. Those in this position should be highly skilled in communication, both written and verbal, as they must greet and deal with the public, students, parents, and any patrons visiting the library. They also are responsible for managing and overseeing the library's employees.Read More...
A library manager should have knowledge of, and the ability to work with, any technology within the library, including (but not limited to) computers and the Internet. Another important factor for success is one's ability to design a system which works for both staff and patrons; in an ideal situation, patrons can enter the library, ask for a book or other reference materials, and any staff member can help locate it. Designing, implementing, upgrading, and managing this system is a library manger's primary responsibility.
Typically, a library manager must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Some have a master's of library science degree as well, perhaps accompanied by a teaching certificate. In addition, library managers should also have some supervisory experience so he or she can run the library effectively and efficiently.
Library Manager Tasks
- Direct the library services program, and participates in formulating long range goals and objectives.
- Stay abreast of technology in order to work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
- Promote library services and resources, and ensure library policies and procedures are followed.
- Oversee library operations including planning, budgeting and staffing.
Pay by Experience Level for Library Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Library Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $47K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $49K. Library Managers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.
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