Monday, December 7, 2015

San Mateo County Library - Deputy Director of Library Services (Open and Promotional)

Posted: 11/27/2015
Final Filing Date: December 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
Salary: $10,390 - $12,986 /Month
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The Deputy Director of Library Services is an executive management position, which reports directly to the Library Director and is responsible for the implementation of the Library's mission, policies, and procedures throughout the library system. This position plays a key role in the administration and delivery of library service, and works with the Administrative Team to develop the Library's strategic vision and successfully attain library goals and objectives.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Demonstrate strong management skills (with solid resource management and financial skills), a sound understanding of public library management, and a working knowledge of city and county governments
  • Think strategically and use creative and collaborative approaches to problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; manage teams and set priorities to meet critical time deadlines
  • Visualize, design, and deliver non-traditional and innovative library services that meet the needs of the community
  • Establish and evaluate policies, procedures, and controls related to library programs and services
  • Ability to adapt in fast-changing environments
  • Willingness to take risks and consider new and untested approaches
  • Represent SMCL in a variety of community settings and speak to diverse groups
  • Effectively and persuasively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Develop, control, and monitor the Library's budget and expenditures
  • Build cooperative working relationships using effective communication skills to involve others, build consensus, and influence decision making
  • Inspire, motivate, and mentor others
  • Imagination, curiosity, and sense of humor

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

Education: A master's degree or recognized equivalent degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university AND

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience performing a wide variety of duties related to library management including one full year in a senior level administrative or management position.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. 

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