We invite applications for the position of:
LIBRARY SERVICES MANAGER
$105,643 to $132,054 Annually
Plus a comprehensive benefits package
About This Role
This position is part of the Library’s Leadership Team and manages our Youth and Outreach Services division of six full-time employees, including services for children and teens, the City’s bookmobile, and cross-functional outreach throughout the community.
What You Bring
• Four years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, two of which have been in a managerial capacity, which includes supervision.
• Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Library Science or a related field.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.
• Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution is highly desirable.
Who You Are
• You are friendly, approachable, have emotional intelligence and work effectively as part of a team.
• You appreciate and value different work styles and can get things done with people who see the world differently.
• You are highly knowledgeable in Children’s literature and Children’s library services.
• You are passionate about excellent customer service. You listen, even to what is not said, and get to the heart of a customer’s question. You view complaints as opportunities to rethink policies and services.
• You are a connector, with desire to work with other City staff, schools, and community groups to offer innovative programs.
• You are a strong collaborator and work effectively with peers and staff on new solutions to challenges.
• You are flexible, embrace change, and actively solicit ideas for new and creative ways to deliver library services in response to changing community needs.
• You are fiscally responsible, scrutinize budgets, and suggest creative solutions for better ways to allocate budgets to meet the needs of a changing community.
• You appreciate the value of technology and balance both print and electronic resources. You have an open mind about how library collections can evolve to meet future needs.
• You have the highest ethical standards and are sensitive to the visible role local government plays in our community.
• You are an open and honest communicator, your reports are clear and well-written, and you are comfortable giving presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
• You are an excellent mentor, delegate to help build skills, inspire staff to be their best, and support professional development.
• You have a good sense of humor and creatively approach your work with a serious commitment to excellence, an impeccable attention to detail, and a sense of fun.
What You’ll Do
• Supervise, mentor, train, and develop staff and champion employee engagement.
• Lead three work groups including Children’s, Teen, and the Bookmobile, and balance your time and priorities appropriately.
• Act as a collection manager for print and electronic resources, ensuring the collection meets the needs of the community.
• Work with Library staff, City departments, and outside groups to offer innovative programs that support the City Council’s goals and the community’s needs.
• Act as in charge manager of the building in the absence of the Library Director, resolving issues with facilities, customers, and staff.
• Develop, monitor, and adjust budgets.
• Manage relationships with outside partners including schools and nonprofits.
• Lead outreach activities, both within Youth Services and across library departments, to ensure the Library has an active presence at community events.
• Monitor and analyze Library service trends in the literature and best practices and make recommendations for service enhancements.
• Research and analyze Library activities and measure effectiveness of services.
What We Offer
• Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health
• CalPERS retirement (2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members); employees contribute 11.5% for classic members; 10.5% for new members to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction
• Opportunity to utilize $2,000 in tuition reimbursement for education advancement annually, with an additional one time opportunity for up to $20,000 for the completion of a work related Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
• Up to $100/month City contribution for mass transit expenses, with $10/month minimum employee contribution.
• Management development funds – $1,000 annually.
• Management leave of 80 hours per fiscal year; paid out at end of fiscal year if not used.
• Wellness culture including access to the employee gym and incentive pay for participating in the City’s wellness program
• Employee appreciation days and activities
Are You Ready? Apply
Submit your application, supplemental questions and resume online at http://www.calopps.org or to the
Division, City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309.
Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis with a first application review date of 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday,
December 3, 2018. The recruitment is scheduled to close at any time. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early!