Recruitment #20-A1-0127


Located just west of Washington, DC, Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization that enjoys great community support and has an excellent reputation.

LCPL is offering energetic, creative, community-oriented leaders the opportunity to become a Branch Manager at the Purcellville Library. A passion for exceptional customer service and the ability to forge strong ties within the community through outreach and engagement are paramount for success. Advancing our customers early childhood literacy skills, career development, progress toward citizenship, language learning, artistic and STEM abilities, and promoting the joy of reading are among the core missions of Loudoun County Public Library.


Job Description

The Branch Manager will oversee day-to-day operations, maintain high staff morale and serve as a member of the leadership team. The successful candidate will develop and preserve effective relationships with staff, customers, and the community; be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and stay aware of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in public library services.

Other duties include:

  • Staff supervision and management of a physical facility
  • Library branch operations such as collection management and program implementation

The position is supervised by the Division Manager of Branch Services. LCPL provides services seven (7) days a week including Friday and Saturday nights. Work schedule will vary and will include weekends, evenings and holidays.

This recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies at any LCPL location.

Job Requirements

  • Requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school and at least two (2) years of related professional-level experience, including supervisory or operational/administrative oversight experience and a thorough knowledge and understanding of trends in libraries and related technologies


Special Requirements

  • Requires ability to push or pull wheeled carts weighing up to 200 pounds
  • Constant bending, reaching, walking and standing required
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds required
  • Spanish/English bilingual skills strongly preferred

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

  • Successful candidate will undergo a criminal background, credit and DMV record checks