Position and Duties
The San José Public Library is seeking a Senior Librarian to manage the Collections and Technical Services Unit for the library system. This position oversees a unit with 18.8 FTE. Activities of the unit include the collection development, receiving, cataloging, processing and maintenance of system-wide collections, both print and non-print. Collections reflect the diverse needs of the community and are in multiple languages. The manager oversees a budget of approximately $5 million. SJPL uses Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS, including the cataloging, acquisitions, and Electronic Resource Management (ERM) modules but also provides original cataloguing of local, unique and foreign language materials. The manager oversees the planning, allocation, control and evaluation of programs and budget of the unit. The oversight includes the evaluations, selection and management of appropriate vendors for library materials in multiple formats. The manager is part of the SJPL management team and represents the library in regional, state and national forums appropriate to the responsibilities of the role.
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, and Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; have knowledge of current library cataloging, 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.
Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical
How to Apply
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