JOB: Deputy County Librarian of the Santa Clara County Library District

The Deputy County Librarian is an Executive Management position, which reports directly to the County Librarian and is responsible for the development of policy and the implementation of the library’s mission, policies and procedures throughout the library system and acts as department head in the absence of the County Librarian.

A qualified candidate would typically acquire knowledge and abilities through attainment of a Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited university and at least five years of recent progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a community library system; at least three of which must include participation in program and policy determination either on a system wide basis or as the librarian in charge of a community library and possession of a valid California Driver’s License. Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library administration and organization; Principles and practices of planning, organization and management techniques as applied to a modern public library system; Principles of personnel, fiscal administration, supervision, and staff development; Planning, organizing, supervising and evaluating intra-system library programs and policies and their relationship with community needs Principles and practices of librarianship including collection development, circulation, reference and reader advisory services.

In addition candidates should have the ability to plan, organize and direct comprehensive programs for providing library services; Effectively supervise and train professional and non-professional personnel; Analyze budgetary and staffing requirements and make recommendations; Organize, analyze, and supervise comprehensive intra-system library programs and policies and recommend specific plans for modifying or extending library services; Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with individuals and groups; Develop and maintain good relations with the public, library staff and community and government organizations.

It is anticipated that this recruitment will be open from September 26, 2012 through October 26, 2012.

The filing period may be extended further or close as early as 10 days from issue date if necessary.

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