Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Oakland Unified School District - District Library Services Program Manager - Full Time

Program Manager - District Library Services

Oakland Unified School District Recruitment

Length of Work Year: 12 Months, 261 Days, 7.5 Hours Per Day

Employment Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Salary: $72,401.87 - $92,414.07 Annual

BASIC FUNCTION: Under minimal supervision, the District Library Services Program Manager leads and directs the Library and Information Technology (LIT) centers for all schools in the district. The Program Manager leads, directs, and develops a model Library program that provides all students equitable access to school Library, Information, and Technology Centers, materials, and programming. The Program Manager is a curriculum specialist with expertise in the areas of the school library media programming, reading, information literacy, and information, and communication technologies.

(Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to reflect the principal job elements accurately.)

  • Coordinate the development of District school Library program standards, policies, and procedures; assume responsibility for oversight of the district-wide school library program.
  • Administer the District’s school Library program.
  • Provide leadership for the effective use of library information and communication technologies in the District and at school sites.
  • Provide leadership in staff development and instruction that aligns national and state school Library standards with state content standards and local priorities.
  • Facilitate the training of teachers and students in District Acceptable Use Policy, Board Policy, Cyber Bullying, Social Media and all related Board Policy and administrative regulations related to Library and Information Technology Centers.
  • Participate in the curriculum development process at both school site and District level to ensure the curricula includes the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and other literacies) and competencies necessary to meet content/graduation standards and to develop lifelong learners.
  • Collaborate with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it.
  • Maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:
    • using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program 
    • ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school and district long-range strategic plans
    • using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives 
    • using evidence of practice, particularly in terms of learning outcomes, to support program goals and planning 
    • generating evidence in practice that demonstrates efficacy and relevance of the school library instructional program
  • Work with building level library staff to improve library and multimedia services.
  • Provide professional development to teachers and classified staff related to multimedia, and technology integration.
  • Work collaboratively with the District Office to ensure that systemic multimedia and technology integration professional development occurs.
  • Set standards for the selection, ordering, processing, inventorying and cataloging of school materials for all school sites.
  • Play a supervisory role to ensure all school library, information and technology centers are available outside of the regular school day and, when possible, during summer school.
  • Support personalized learning for teachers and students by advocating for materials and resources to meet their needs, interests, and goals.
  • Work with administrators to establish the District Library budgets.
  • Promote integration of digital media and new emerging technologies in teaching and learning.
  • Provide guidance in software and hardware evaluation, and developing processes for such evaluation.
  • Lead the development, annual review, and revision of the District school library plan to meet approval of the state and county boards
  • Facilitate the assessment of school site level Library programs.
  • Promote reading and assist library staff, teachers and administrators in developing school reading motivation programs.
  • Provide leadership for strong school libraries in the District, state, and nation.
  • Collaborate with principals in evaluating library media teachers.
  • Participate actively in remodeling or planning new construction of library information and technology centers and their infrastructure standard.
  • Participate on the District’s technology committee by providing expertise to ensure that library media information and communication technologies are fully incorporated into the district technology plan.
  • Plan and assist in developing site and remote network access to digital resources.
  • Provide regular updates for the school library media program section of the District’s Web site and assist Teacher Librarians in developing their own school library websites as part of OUSD1.
  • Provide input to the School Quality Review process to evaluate site library programming.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; plan, coordinate and arrange for appropriate training of staff.
  • Provide cross-training to other staff members within the department.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree or its equivalency required (2 years of similar and relevant work level experience = 1 year of college) in Library and Information Science or related field.
  • Five (5) years increasingly responsible supervisory experience in library science
  • Experience and/or training involving library operations, personnel management, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging and library information systems

  • A valid CA Teaching credential or a valid CA Library Media Services credential preferred
  • Administrative credential preferred
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance


  • Planning, organization, and coordination of library and media center programs
  • Library technical processes related to the acquisition, cataloging, classification, and circulation of library materials
  • District curriculum, reading levels, and appropriate reference materials
  • Modern library technology including computer applications
  • Budget preparation and control
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Effective management practices and supervision techniques
  • School district organization, operations, policies, and objectives
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty
  • Planning, organization and coordination needed for assigned program
  • Diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of District students and staff
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Computer software, hardware, and related technology

  • Plan, coordinate, maintain, and supervise the district’s library and media services 
  • Provide expertise and resources for the development and improvement of school library and information technology centers
  • Oversee the District’s Professional Library and Archives
  • Coordinate library technical processes related to the acquisition, cataloging, classification, and circulation of library materials
  • Oversee the District Library Services budget
  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports and present findings to administrators, oversight committees, and Board of Education as requested
  • Conduct staff development training
  • Maintain current knowledge on trends and developments in library and media services
  • Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, parents, OUSD community partners (specifically Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries, Oakland Literacy Coalition, Oakland Reads 2020, Oakland Public Library) and with the general public
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Analyze situations accurately, and adopt an effective course of action
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Evaluate and organize work according to specific deliverables
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff
  • Meet district standards of professional conduct as outlined in Board Policy
  • Operate personal computer, related software, and other office equipment to enter data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate effectively.


  • Office and diverse school site environments; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work; constant interruptions

  • Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.

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