JOB: Assistant Director of Library Services, San Mateo County Library (Open & Promotional)

The Assistant Director of Library Services at San Mateo County Library is an executive management position, which reports directly to the Library Director and is responsible for the implementation of the Library’s mission, policies and procedures throughout the library system.  This position plays a key role in the administration and delivery of library service, and assists and advises the Director in the development of the Library’s strategic vision and the successful attainment of the system’s goals and objectives.

$9,415.47 – $11,769.33 Monthly
$112,985.60 – $141,232.00 Annually
FINAL FILING DATE: July 28, 2011 at 11:59pm

Please view the online brochure for a detailed description of this position and instructions on how to apply.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online.

JOB: Director of Library and Information Services, California Academy of Science, San Francisco

The Director of Library and Information Services develops and implements the strategic vision for a 21st century research museum and life sciences library. The Director develops and fosters collaborative partnerships within the Academy and within the life sciences library and information service community. The Director applies for externally funded grants to develop and expand library resources and provides ongoing administrative and strategic leadership to the Library and Information Services Department.

Founded in 1853, the Academy Library is devoted to natural history and the natural sciences. Areas of specialization include Systematics and Taxonomy, Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Local and Regional Natural Sciences, and Natural History. The Library’s varied collections include books, journals (in print and online), archives and manuscripts, photographs, slides, digital images, maps, and other media.

The ideal candidate has 10 + years of broad-based and progressively responsible experience in academic or scientific research institution libraries, including a minimum of five years at senior management level.

Full job description and application.

PROFILE: Tamera LeBeau and Livermore Public Library

The Livermore Public Library was established in 1878. For 23 years the public library relied on membership fees and a library association to stay open. When the State of California passed legislation in 1901 establishing free public libraries in towns and cities, Livermore was the first town in California to take advantage of this law. The residents petitioned the Town of Livermore to establish and maintain a public, tax supported library and formed the Livermore Public Library which continues today. The public library includes a main Civic Center Library plus two neighborhood branch libraries. (Source: Livermore Public Library Long Range Plan, 2005. p. 14.)

Tamera LeBeau
is Livermore Public Library’s Assistant Library Director and BayNet’s Vice President. She graciously offered more tidbits about the library and herself.

Interior of Livermore Public Library

Livermore Public Library

What is one thing your library is very good at? I think the Livermore Public Library does a great job of providing something for everyone, from baby storytimes to retirement planning seminars.

Is there something else about your library that most people do not know? The Livermore Public Library is one of the first public libraries in California to provide a full-service job center, complete with an in-house career advisor.

Who are your most frequent types of users? Livermore community members of all ages are the most frequent users. However, we also get many patrons from surrounding areas such as Pleasanton, Dublin, Tracy, etc. Community members often bring in their relatives and friends who are visiting from out of state to see our main Civic Center Library. We’re glad they like to show it off!

[Read more…]

JOB: Director of Library Services, Holy Names University, Oakland

For more information about Holy Names University, please visit

Purpose of Position and General Description:
The Director of Library Services has primary responsibility for the development, programming and administration of the information and learning resources of the Paul J. Cushing Library. The Director is responsible for the quality, allocation and assessment of collections, services, facilities, and staff in support of the academic learning environment across the undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Effective strategic planning, fiscal management and development activities that support long-term growth and development are an essential part of this position. The Director is the advocate and spokesperson for the educational mission of the Library. [Read more…]