JOB: Senior Librarian, San Jose Public Library, San Jose

Position and Duties

The San José Public Library is currently seeking to fill two (2) Senior Librarian positions. Senior Librarians manage branch libraries or a major unit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library. They are responsible for ensuring that system policies, programs, and service initiatives are implemented and for ensuring efficient and appropriate delivery of services and programs. In addition, there are system support duties that enhance the development and improvement of library services to the community, which involve participation on or facilitation of teams and task forces. It is also critical for Senior Librarians to play a large role in enhancing the development and improvement of services to the community.

The ideal candidates for the positions will be strong and innovative leaders with awareness of the the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library. They will have knowledge of current library technology and trends; they will have experience working with a diverse community and staff, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
  2. Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including lead responsibility for professional and technical staff.If assigned to a specialized program or service: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in a lead role related to the particular program assignment.
  3. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

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