JOB: Deputy County Librarian-Public Services, Contra Costa County Library

The Contra Costa County Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic and innovative leader for an exciting and challenging opportunity as Deputy County Librarian-Public Services. This is one of three Deputy County Librarians and will report directly to the County Librarian. The Deputy County Librarian-Public Services serves as a member of the Library’s Executive Management Team and is responsible for the planning and organization of community libraries, including in depth participation in planning new and expanded facilities as needed. This position will oversee the functions of the library, such as reading and literacy or lifelong learning programs. Additional responsibilities include preparing and presenting budgets; providing leadership in the assessment of library and community needs and interest; planning, developing and evaluating service needs and related methods of delivery; creating and maintaining relationships with cities, schools and community based organizations to effectively plan resources ; representing the County Library at the Library Commission, other community , government, and professional meetings; providing leadership in staff development and training . The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban, and rural patrons with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million. Contra Costa County Library actively promotes reading, maximizes the use of library collections, and offers programs and services that encourage reading. The County Library is proud to be recognized as having one of the State’s most successful literacy programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a school of Librarianship accredited by the American Library Association.
Experience: Four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent professional experience in a public library, at least three (3) years of which must have been as manager of a major library program or division and included the supervision of professional librarians.

Salary Range: $7,701-$9,360/mo

For more information, and to apply, visit the Contra Costa County Human Resources page.

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/01/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time