Library Branch Manager: Southern Prairie Library System – Altus
- Organizes, directs, promotes and implements the activities of the Altus Public Library.
- Develops and presents programs for all ages, maintains library collections, provides leadership, direction, staff supervision and training.
- Ensures that outstanding customer service is provided to patrons of all ages.
- Builds relationships with community organizations.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field with three years or more of library experience in a supervisory position.
- Demonstrated performance in a management position.
- Preferred: MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program with two years of public library supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- High level competency with computer services, software, digital literacy programming, social media, networking, and emerging technologies.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrated leadership and team building skills.
- Demonstrated public program development and implementation.
Schedule: Full-time position, 40 hours per week, includes some evenings and Saturdays.
Send letter of introduction, application, a complete resume and the contact information for three professional references to:
Southern Prairie Library System
421 N. Hudson
Altus, OK 73521
Applications are available at the Altus Public Library, or online HERE, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Did you know you can use Tags in Libby to organize books? You can find the Tags Screen on the Shelf tab. You can create a new tag from the Tags Shelf under ACTIONS.
This is Brittney Willis, she is an AmeriCorps VISTA member. A VISTA member provides indirect service, building the capacity of the organization to be able to provide direct service. AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Those members who serve will receive a partial education award. Brittney’s first assignment was to set up a display of well-known Authors for Black History month in the library. These books and many others are available to check out at the Southern Prairie Library System. Welcome Brittney to our program and we are excited to have you with us for an eventful year.
Please join us at Hoyt Shadid Park for the American Spirit Festival of Cultures on June 25th for family friendly activities, food, and entertainment!
This program is presented by Altus Air Force Base, City of Altus Parks & Recreation, Altus Chamber of Commerce and cosponsored by the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council, the Southern Prairie Library System and Great Plains Literacy Council. This project was supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.
We are excited to introduce you to Gloria Casias. She is our newest contracted office staff member at GPLC. Her employment was made possible by the ARPA grant offered through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL). Gloria is assisting with the organization of our program office and classroom areas. We are glad to have Gloria be a part of the GPLC program.
Let’s listen to Ruth Ortega, Interim Coordinator of Great Plain Literacy Council, as she speaks with Joel Reagan on national radio about our local Great Plains Literacy. Ruth talks about the services offered through the Great Plains Literacy and how these services impact our community.
Did he see his shadow? Do you know what it means if he sees his shadow? Let’s take a look at the Farmers Almanac to see what Groundhog Day and Winter means.
Be sure to stop by the Altus Public Library or the Hollis Public Library to checkout a T-Mobile HotSpot.
The T-Mobile HotSpot checks out for 14 days. To find out more information call Altus Public Library (580) 477-2890 or the Hollis Public Library (580) 688-2744.
Computer Webcams and Headphones are now available for library patrons in the Altus and Hollis Public libraries to use on the library computers!
This project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA).
Questions about diabetes?
Join Haley Babb RD/LD, CDCES from the Jackson County Diabetes Center of Excellence on how to manage many different areas of physical and mental health that affect your diabetes.
This seminar can help you gain the strength and skill you need to help get your diabetes under control.
Every Tuesday @ 11am. November 9 – 30, 2021