JOB: Librarian IV, Alameda County Library

THE AGENCY
The Alameda County Library provides library services from ten branch libraries in the cities of Albany, Dublin, Fremont, Newark and Union City and the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley and San Lorenzo. Outreach services are provided through the Bookmobile, the Literacy Program, the Senior Outreach Program, and the County Jails.

The County Library was established in 1910 and is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises County Librarian Carmen Martinez and the Board of Supervisors on library services.

The County Library is funded primarily by local property taxes, with additional revenue from State grants and contracts with cities for additional open hours and services. The Board of Supervisors allocates a portion of a utility users and business license tax which is collected only in the unincorporated areas of the County to the Library for service to the unincorporated areas. The Alameda County Library Foundation and active Friends or Library League groups in each community support library programs and services.

For more information on the Alameda County Library website.

THE POSITION
Under the general direction of the Deputy County Librarian or a Principal Librarian, assumes staff advisory responsibility for the development and coordination of library service programs. This position will coordinate branch operational service functions in the following areas as a member of the administrative staff:

  • Circulation Services
  • Sunday Services
  • Services-As-Needed Staff
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Accessibility Services

This position works a Sunday – Thursday schedule.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
In addition to the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate is a flexible leader with a proven track record advocating for and expanding patron services. The candidate will embrace change, will have high expectations for his/her own work and the work of others, and will excel at the following:

  • Effective training and scheduling of library staff
  • Drafting and implementing procedures
  • Knowledge and expertise in both circulation and reference work and trends
  • Relationship-building with all levels of staff and administration
  • Internal and external customer service
  • Effective oral and written communication

Salary range: $41.29 – $50.20/hour; $85,883.20 – $104,416.00/year

Additional details and application instructions available online.