Saturday, December 12, 2015

Calaveras County - County Library - County Librarian - Full TIme

Calaversa County Library


  • Possession of a master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university as required by Education Code 19142 and four (4) years of library management experience.
  • Reporting directly to the Board of Supervisors and County Administrative Officer, the County Librarian is an at-will department head that will be responsible for the overall operation of the County’s library system. With limited staffing, this is a very hands-on position in most aspects, including clerical and administrative work. The County Librarian carries out the objectives of the Board of Supervisors by providing the efficient delivery of public services and will be responsible for:
  • Providing day-to-day leadership for the library system employees and volunteers through communication and demonstration of the organization’s Vision, Mission and Values;
  • Planning, organizing and directing the main library operation and its associated branch library activities;
  • Monitoring developments in the field of library services administration and submits periodic summaries and analysis of these developments for the Board's consideration in policy development for the department;
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective library services;
  • Identifying and prioritizing key processes for improvement based upon customer feedback/ trends and develops and implements process improvement measures and controls;
  • Overseeing processes for recruitment, hiring, selection, evaluation, professional growth, and discipline of employees; Insures accountability for duties and projects assigned to branch managers and other staff;
  • Providing direct professional library services as needed;
  • Planning and managing proper maintenance of the facility or facilities, furnishings and equipment, including work flow and layout;
  • Collection development for main library and its branches;
  • Preparing and monitoring the annual budget including expenditure control and revenue collection processes; estimating and anticipating changes in the level of service required and new equipment needed;
  • Working closely with the Friends of the Library, The Calaveras County Library Commission and associated groups related to library promotional activities.
  • Preparing routine or special reports as needed;
  • Acting as an ambassador by promoting and enhancing the library’s image within the country and communities therein.

  • Our new County Librarian will be articulate, collaborative and confident with a proven track record in library management. 
  • A knowledge of contemporary library service functions and ability to provide proactive support both internal and external customers is expected.
  • Our new County Librarian must be approachable and committed.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of information gathering methods and analysis; budget preparation; and report writing techniques.
  • Our new County Librarian will possess a strong understanding of modern library organization, objectives, procedures, techniques, and services as they apply to a County library system.

Candidates must submit the following:
  • County application
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Supplemental Questions
  • Final Filing Date: Apply Immediately. Position is open until filled.
  • Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.
  • Incomplete or unsigned application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.
  • Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process which may consist of a single personal interview or up to three personal interviews and may include a written and/or practical exam.
  • This announcement may be downloaded from the COUNTY OF CALAVERAS at

Please submit your completed application packet to:

Calaveras County Human Resources & Risk Management Suite 29
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: (209) 754-6303
Fax: (209) 754-6333
Contact: Deborah Schoeman

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