JOB: City Librarian, San Mateo City Library

The City Librarian provides leadership and guidance to the four segments that collaborate to meet community needs: Children’s/Literacy Services, Adult/Teen/Information Services, Circulation/Technical Services, and Administrative Services.

As a department head, the City Librarian is also responsible for ensuring the library seamlessly works together with all other departments in the City organization.


The ideal candidate will be a high-energy library professional with the ability to represent the library in all capacities, respond to and anticipate customer service issues, fully engage in participative management and interest-based approaches, and apply effective interpersonal, cross-cultural communication skills both orally and in writing.

A creative and resourceful leader, this impressive professional will proactively introduce and support new ideas, creatively solve problems, and balance competing priorities and interests.

The ideal candidate will continue to strengthen relationships with community stakeholders, and both envision and implement the future of the LibraryPrevious experience with leading change efforts will be welcomed.



Five years of increasingly responsible experience in professional public library administration.


Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university supplemented by training in management principles and practices.

Apply at CalOpps by April 3, 2019 or first 100 applicants

For a PDF description of the position : San Mateo_City Librarian