Thursday, December 4, 2014

County of Santa Clara - Santa Clara - Deputy County Librarian

County of Santa Clara
Deputy County Librarian
Community Library Development

Salary: $122,646.94—$157,348.88 Annually, DOE

The County Librarian seeks a Deputy County Librarian with the intention, commitment, personal and professional characteristics and skills to further develop the community libraries and public services for the future. Library development means dynamically optimizing the service impact of the community libraries. For the community libraries are more than service points in a system: they are how we engage with our communities to meet their needs, to build communities, and to facilitate change for the better.

In collaboration with the County Librarian, the Deputy County Librarian will develop and implement, evaluate and continuously improve an optimum service model, staffing model, and space use model for community libraries. The Deputy County Librarian supervises, develops, and coaches Community Librarians and oversees the community libraries’ personnel budgets of approximately $17 million.

The Deputy County Librarian reports to the County Librarian and is a member of the County Librarian’s executive staff. The executive staff includes the Deputy County Librarian for Information Technology and Collections and the Financial and Administrative Services Manager. The Deputy County Librarian, Community Library Development works in collaboration with the executive and management staff to insure a fluid, integrated program of service for residents and an optimal operational environment for residents and staff.

This position is an extraordinary opportunity for the professional librarian and experienced manager that wants to make a significant contribution to the community and to library development; to learn and grow in a supportive environment; and to live and play in one of the nation’s most intellectually stimulating regions.

A qualified candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and at least five years of recent and progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a library system.

Applications must be received by December 31, 2014.  This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. For a complete job description, benefits and to apply online, please visit us at

All qualified applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job description.  The most competitive candidates will be invited to compete in the process.  If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Executive Services at (408) 299-5893. EOE

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