The Contra Costa County Library is recruiting to fill one vacant 32 hour Community Library Manager position in Kensington, California.
Contra Costa County operates over 26 community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and rural customers with an annual circulation exceeding 6.5 million.
Community Library Managers are responsible for day-to-day administration and operation of a full service community library. Responsibilities include applying individual judgment and influence to manage human, financial and physical resources in a community library and supervise the activities of professional, technical and/or clerical level positions involved in library support and service activities; plan, develop and implement community library goals, objectives, policies and procedures; collaborate with City staff in the planning and development of library programs and services; assess community library needs and formulate proposals and policies and other duties as assigned.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.
- Plan, organize and manage the activities of a community library ; ensure the efficient and effective delivery of high quality library services to the general public
- Plan, develop and implement community library goals, objectives, policies and procedures that reflect the County Library’s mission and services
- Act autonomously to develop and maintain relationships with City leaders, community organizations, local businesses, schools, service clubs and “”Friends of the Library”” organizations, and make presentations to these organizations
- Collaborate with City staff in the planning and development of library programs and services
- Plan and prepare the community library’s budgetary needs; develop budget justification for staffing, service and materials; monitor and reconcile financial resources for county and city, grants, and donations from community organizations, businesses and library friends/foundation organizations
- Manage professional level librarians, technical and/or clerical staff; exercise independent judgment in the selection, training and evaluation of staff; make assignments and counsel employees on work-related issues and take disciplinary action as necessary in accordance with County and department guidelines and direction, regulations or applicable MOU
- Manage task forces in the development of County Library policies and procedures, committee projects or special assignments and make recommendations; interpret library policies and procedures to staff and the public
- Assess community library needs and formulate proposals and policies to support such needs within the County Library and the community
- Manage building security and maintenance issues which may include surrounding grounds; evaluate architectural drawings to assess new library interior designs, layouts, and circulation needs, and make recommendations
- Anticipate and recommend computer technology needs and planning, including internet access and software, and web based research services
- Manage acquisition and collection development, including any specialized collections; participate in centralized collection development to ensure collection materials meet the community’s needs
Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent curriculum.
Two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional/supervisory library experience.
Three (3) years full-time equivalent experience working in a library, which may include two (2) years as support staff, technician or paraprofessional, and at least one (1) year at a professional/supervisory level.
Additional job details and application instructions available online.
$31.98 – $40.84 Hourly