Thursday, February 16, 2017

Visalia - Tulare County Library - Deputy Librarian - Full Time At-Will

Deputy County Librarian 

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 01/19/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time 

Closing Date/Time: Continuous 
First Review Deadline of Applications: February 17, 2017

*Recruitment may be extended or closed  at any time

Salary: $36.70 - $55.05 Hourly $2,936.23 - $4,404.31 Biweekly $6,361.83 - $9,542.67 Monthly 
$76,342.00 - $114,512.00 Annually 

Job Type: Full Time At-Will 

Location: Visalia, California 

Department: Library 

The Tulare County Library is seeking an executive to join our team of professionals, who are committed to the highest quality of public service.  We are seeking an individual who desires variety, challenge and growth in their employment and who is dedicated to serving the residents of a geographically large, rural county in central California. The experienced professional expected to be hired for this opportunity will communicate and collaborate with the County Librarian in order to diagnose and resolve organizational, management, fiscal and public service challenges.
Available compensation and benefit information:  

Typical Duties:
Deputy County Librarian is an At-Will position that reports to the Tulare County Librarian. This position assists in planning, directing, evaluating and coordinating library services throughout the County. The Deputy assists the County Librarian in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating library programs, policies and procedures; communicating and interpreting library policies; identifying revenue sources including researching and applying for grant opportunities and planning fund raising activities; coordinating library services and programs with other divisions, branches and County departments; overseeing personnel functions and training for a staff of 45 employees; analyzing and recommending solutions for library staffing, automated systems, workflow, building and space needs, program development and revisions; represents the County Librarian before a variety of interest and advisory groups, various public meetings and library workshop groups to explain library services and its vision.

Typical duties include, but at not limited to, the following:
Assist the County Librarian in planning, directing, evaluating and coordinating  the delivery of library service for the residents of the County Library service area; assist in the development and implementation of library programs, policies and procedures; assist in communicating and interpreting policies and procedures; evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of library services, programs, and procedures through research, data collection, surveys and personal visits in order to recommend changes and improvements; identify additional revenue sources including researching and applying for grant opportunities and planning fund raising activities; confer with staff regarding branch operations in order to identify, recommend and implement solutions; plan new library programs and establish procedures for new operations; coordinate library services and programs with other divisions, branches and County departments; prepare publicity and public relations releases; analyze and evaluate equipment needs and office space utilization to make recommendations for improvement; research budget information as assigned; collect data and formulate preliminary building plans for renovations and  new public outlets; assist in determining personnel needs, personnel selection, evaluation and training; participate in the development of staff performance standards; respond to inquiries and concerns about library services; prepare procedural manuals, reports and correspondence; research, recommend and assist in the implementation of automated library services; represent the County Librarian before a variety of interest and advisory groups, meetings and workshops to explain library services; perform related duties as assigned.  (Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.)

Employment Standards:
  • Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. 
  • A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be a Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of full time professional experience as a Librarian

Knowledge of:
  • Library automation applications; principles of employee supervision, evaluation, training and discipline; public library administration and organization; general literature and periodicals, classification plans, bibliographic methods and reference materials; library equipment; public relations principles and practices.

Skill/Ability to: 
  • Coordinate and direct a county-wide branch library program; plan, supervise and evaluate  the work of staff; anticipate and recommend needed changes in methods and procedures; collect and organize information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and establish priorities; gather and interpret statistical and budget  materials to make recommendations; develop and implement library programs to serve community needs; coordinate work with others; participate in the planning of new library facilities; use self-restraint and good judgment in difficult situations; analyze automation options and make recommendations; establish cooperative and effective working relationships with library staff and patrons; communicate effectively with public, staff, and other agencies; prepare and give public presentations.


  • A minimum of one (1) year experience working as a library administrator or as a manager of a large division of a library.

Knowledge of:  
  • Effective and positive customer service techniques and practices; tools and resources to assess community needs; comparable experiences of libraries in other communities; operations of technical, circulation, volunteer, branch libraries, literacy and children's services; specialized services for youth, the disabled, seniors and other specific populations; personnel policies, laws and procedures; use of computers/electronic devices as an aide in providing library reference services and collection development; social media, blogs and website development as it applies to libraries; innovative library services; government budgeting.

Skill/Ability to:
Be fluent in the ability to read, write and speak in Spanish, as well as  in addition to English; work and communicate effectively with people of various educational and socioeconomic backgrounds by respecting beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes and behaviors of both clients and co-workers; complete necessary tasks with an initiative and positive attitude; work with outside agencies in coordinating and implementing special services; perform library work at all levels when necessary.

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