Sunday, May 15, 2011

Library Director - Sausalito, CA

Library Director
City Librarian

Library: City of Sausalito Library

Address: 420 Litho Street Sausalito CA 94965

Type of Library: Public

Salary: $100,000 and up to $119,081

Location: Marin County

Education Required: Masters of LIbrary Science (MLS) from ALA School

Final Filing Date: June 17, 2011

Job Description:
THE POSITION: The City Librarian is responsible for the leadership role in the strategic and day-to-day operations of the Library in accordance with the policies and regulations established by the City of Sausalito and Library Board of Trustees. This includes finances, personnel, scheduling, patron services, acquisitions, reference, circulation, and technical services. The City Librarian serves on the MARINet (local library consortium of Marin libraries) board of directors charged with planning, budget, and policy making. The City Librarian also serves on the administrative board of the NorthNet consortium, attends Library Board and City Council meetings, and is on the boards of both the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation. As a member of the City’s management team, the City Librarian attends department head meetings and reports to the City Manager. The City Librarian also participate in the day-to-day operations, which include covering the reference desk and developing and maintaining the non-fiction collection.


  • Continue to provide outstanding public service during a period of declining revenues and increased use
  • Develop new or improved service models that effectively align staffing with the Library’s service priorities; including technology that improves/enhances the community’s experience
  • Plan new or renovated facilities that are efficient and provide a welcoming environment for the public
  • Communicate the importance and value of library service in the digital age


  • A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate degree program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in professional public library administration

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