Monday, April 18, 2011

Senior Librarian - Marin County

ON-LINE APPLICATION: You may apply on line at:

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE Monday, May 2, 2011 by 5:00pm

SALARY $6,304 - $7,502/ Month

Recruitment #0402-11-03

YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY: The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Free Library are conducting a recruitment for two Senior Librarian positions. One position will be assigned to the Fairfax branch and the other will be assigned to the Novato branch. Both positions will be responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the branch library to which they are assigned. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies that may occur at other branch libraries while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a supplemental application screening, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.


(Tentative Hiring Interview Date by Library Department: THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011)

DUTIES: (Duties may include but are not limited to):

· Administer the day-to-day operations of a large branch library.

· Plans, schedules, supervises directly and indirectly through subordinate supervision, coordinates, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned professional and support staff.

· Represents the library before local community groups and communicates library policy and budget priorities to the public; seeks input from local groups and individuals regarding library policy and collections; maintains communication with the local press.

· Participates as a member of the administrative team in planning for the assigned function; makes budget recommendations to administrative staff; monitors the budget for assigned functions.

· Coordinates the organization and display of branch collections; plans and conducts programs and exhibits for the local community.

· Prepares reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials.

· Oversees the condition and security of branch facilities and equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Employment Standards): Equivalent to an American Library Association approved Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Services or similar curriculum and three years of experience as a professional librarian. Overall work experience must include two years of supervisory experience which may be obtained in a position other than a professional librarian. Experience in a public library setting is highly desirable.

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and techniques of library science and service; principles and techniques of staff supervision and training; resources and activities of the community to which assigned; principles of communication and for obtaining input into community library resource needs; basic budgetary principles and practices; selection and organization of library materials to meet community needs; techniques of records maintenance and report preparation; and basic facilities management practices.

Skill in: Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of assigned staff; monitoring a budget and making effective operational and procedural recommendations to administrative staff; working effectively as a member of a management team; maintaining accurate records and files; evaluating materials for addition to the library collection; using sound independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with persons encountered during the course of employment; providing comprehensive library services to the public directly and through professional and support staff; evaluating and responding appropriately to community needs; and making effective presentations to public groups.

SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS: Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and at any branch as assigned.

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