JOB: Senior Librarian, San Jose Public Library, San Jose

Salary: $78,270.40 – $95,347.20

Posting Dates: 3/30/2015 – 4/09/2015

It is an exciting time in San Jose! With overwhelming support from our communities and our City Council we are increasing our open hours at all of our library branches. Would you like to work for one of the most exciting and innovative library systems in the nation? Now is your opportunity!

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 ideal candidate for this position will be a strong and innovative leader and be aware of and support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; have knowledge of current library automation technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and a diverse staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.

The library is recruiting for one Senior Librarian to manage three small branches, Biblioteca Latinoamericano, Joyce Ellington, and East Branch. Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are highly desirable. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Plus three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical staff.

How to Apply

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. For more information about employment with the San Jose Public Library please visit