JOB: Senior Community Library Manager, Contra Costa County Library, Antioch

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local 21 – Supervisory Management
The Contra Costa County Library Department is recruiting individuals for the role of Senior Community Library Manager. This is an excellent career opportunity for innovative library professionals with a strong sense of leadership and a commitment to excellence. The Library Department has an immediate need to fill one (1) Senior Community Library Manager vacancy located in East Contra Costa County.

Under the direction of the Deputy County Librarian, the Senior Community Library Manager plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the activities of one or more assigned county community libraries; and performs other related work as required. This classification is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of one or more full-service county community libraries. A Senior Community Library Manager applies individual judgment and influence to manage human, financial, and physical resources in a community library and supervises the activities of professional, technical, and/or clerical level positions involved in library support and service activities.

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:

  • Leads with flexibility and adaptability
  • Builds flexible and cohesive teams
  • Orients toward strong customer service
  • Understands the needs of the employees, patrons, and communities
  • Leads, trains, coaches, and inspire staff
  • Listens, networks, and maintains open lines of communications
  • Presents and writes with strength
  • Keeps up and maintains curiosity about new trends in the field

To read the complete job description, please visit the website, The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for one year.

Typical Tasks

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent curriculum.

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time equivalent professional/supervisory public library experience, which must have included experience as a Community/Branch Library Manager in a public library,


Four (4) years full-time equivalent experience working in a library which may include two (2) years as support staff, technician or paraprofessional, and at least two (2) years in a professional/supervisory capacity.

Full job description is available here.