Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Library Services Manager - Berkeley, CA

Library Services Manager

Application Deadline : 11/29/10

Situated between rolling hills and the San Francisco Bay, the Berkeley Public Library, established in 1893, has a Central Library and four branches, Tool Lending Library & Adult Literacy program. For its population size, Berkeley Public Library is one of the most heavily used public libraries in California. The Berkeley Public Library supports the individual’s right to know by providing free access to information and developing collections and services that meet the needs of our diverse community. This is an especially exciting time for BPL as we near the date to break ground on a $26 million branch renovation project approved by our voters in 2008. Our Central Library constructed in 2002 is also in the midst of its own makeover which focuses on streamlining the physical layout and service model.

The Berkeley Public Library is currently looking for a qualified and energetic candidate to lead Youth Services. This eligible list may also be used to fill any future vacancies for Library Services Manager in Technical Services & Collection Development or Neighborhood Services.

Library Services Manager is considered a division head accountable for major system wide programs, services and operations in either the Central Library or over branch libraries. Incumbents are key members of the Library's management team and as such assist in the development of policies, procedures, and major planning initiatives. Responsibilities include; the oversight and supervision of all planning, budgeting, operations and personnel management activities in the division. Additionally, the Youth Services Manager establishes, directs, and maintains standards of service to children and young adults system-wide, including oversight of collection management, public events and programs, customer service standards, electronic resources, and outreach to youth and families. If you are the type of leader that prefers to tackle challenges with innovative and creative ideas, this is the ideal opportunity for you.

Base Salary Range: $86,927-$104,749

*City pays an additional 8% on behalf of employee to (CalPERS) plus other retirement contributions.

Benefits: 100% Health Insurance; Delta Dental covers 90% of services with $2000 annual cap; $25k in Life Insurance with option to purchase supplemental coverage; two weeks vacation + 3 floating holidays and 1 week of administrative leave; drastically discounted membership to nearby YMCA and transit subsidies.

Join us in leading an experienced staff which possesses a diverse range of talents and specialties with a constant emphasis on the highest quality customer service to Library users, in a community that is passionately supportive of its public library.

Additional information including job and application requirements and salary and benefits info can be found at the City of Berkeley’s employment page http://agency.governmentjobs.com/berkeley/default.cfm

See you at CLA! Staff will be available at this month’s CLA conference in Sacramento. To arrange an on-site meeting to discuss this position email director@berkeleypubliclibrary.org

If you have any questions please contact Jenifer Shurson @ mailto:jshurson@ci.berkeley.ca.us

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