JOBS: Senior Librarian – San Jose Public Library, Multiple Vacancies

Senior Librarians manage branch libraries or a major unit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library and are responsible for ensuring that system policies, programs and service initiatives are implemented and guide the operations of the branch or unit. This includes planning, implementing, and evaluating branch/unit operations; preparing and implementing work plans; monitoring branch/unit budgets; planning and implementing programs and outreach to the community; planning and implementing branch/unit goals, objectives and guidelines; ensuring efficient and appropriate delivery of service and programs; and providing guidance and leadership to a professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff. In addition there are system support duties that enhance the development and improvement of library services to the community which involve participation on or facilitation of teams and task forces. It is also critical for Senior Librarians to play a large role in system wide teams and special projects that help achieve the library’s strategic goals to enhance the development and improvement of services to the community.

The library is recruiting for three Senior Librarians  which would be at the Alum Rock/Bascom and Educational Park/ Hillview branch pairs as well as the Senior Librarian for King Reference and Resources. King Library is a unique partnership with San José State University. The Senior Librarian will work closely with their University counterpart in the management and staffing of the reference desk on the 2nd floor and in addition will oversee the public reference services on the 3rd floor, the Children’s Room on the main level, Teen Services, and the California Room.

Final Filing Date:  4/16/2014

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at