Position and Duties:
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 a Senior Librarian to manage the Biblioteca Latinoamericana and East San José Carnegie Branch Libraries, and there is an additional vacancy anticipated for later this summer. Spanish speakers are especially encouraged to apply.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
1. Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
2. Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical staff.
3. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.
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.
Application Deadline: 7/11/2016