Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sacramento - CA State Library - Library Programs Consultant - Full Time


Salary:       $5,984.00 - $7,489.00 A

# of Positions: 1

Work Location: Sacramento County

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Facility: State Library Services

Work Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Work Week: Monday - Friday

Under the general direction of the Assistant Bureau Chief of Library Development Services (LDS), provides advice and consultative services to state, local, and other library administrators on the development of local and statewide library programs; develops, awards, and administers library grant programs, including distribution of funds and review of program results; develops, reviews, analyzes, and interprets applicable state and federal regulations; and conducts studies and do research regarding the planning, evaluation, and administration of new library programs.

  • Develops, writes, implements, monitors and reports on complex statewide library grant programs,
  • including the nature and scope of the program, application parameters, personnel requirements,
  • evaluation methodology, and budget. 
  • Targets adult library literacy services to people with limited functional literacy skills of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • Monitors and provides the lead for statewide programs funded at both the federal and state level, including but not limited to, the Library Services Technology Act, the California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program, the California Library Services Act, and the California State Library Foundation. 
  • Develops, reviews, and interprets applicable statutes and regulations for these programs. Evaluates and monitors federal and state grant projects awarded to local libraries. 
  • Makes on-site visits when required. Reviews and approves all required reports. 
  • Provides training opportunities for targeted literacy grant programs.
  • Provides consultative assistance to libraries and library cooperatives and consortia on all aspects of
  • library management and service, including, but not limited to, planning, organization, finance, state
  • and federal law, building, adult and children's services, adult literacy, and technology. 
  • Analyzes and evaluates current planning, management, and program methodologies in public libraries. 
  • Identifies future trends, opportunities, and problems that affect public libraries. 
  • Assists public libraries in organizing the community and local officials to implement structured, formal, planning techniques and methods in the management of libraries. 
  • Designs adult literacy programs and training events to strengthen public libraries' abilities to make library services more responsive to the needs of their communities and to more effectively use local and state resources in support of those services.
  • Assists library management in development of statewide and local programs to accomplish these improvements and to help make the most effective use of staff and financial resources.
  • Plans, designs, and implements programs and activities that strengthen the California State Library
  • and LDS. 
  • Serves as California State Library liaison to local, regional, and state-level systems and
  • organizations of different types of libraries and allied information providers. 
  • Makes presentations to libraries and public bodies on California State Library and LDS services and programs. 
  • Performs special assignments as defined by Assistant Bureau Chief and Bureau Chief

  • Library Programs Consultant reports directly to the Assistant Library Development Bureau Chief.


No other administrative responsibilities other than those detailed in essential functions

  • The Library Programs Consultant has daily contact with the employees of the
  • Library Development Services Section, as well as numerous supervisors and employees of other California State Library sections and bureaus, including the Human Resources Services Office. The incumbent has frequent contact with state employees of other departments, public libraries and with members of the public.
  • The incumbent also has intermittent contact with members of the State Library Executive Team.

  • The incumbent works in an office setting, with artificial light and temperature
  • control. Daily access to and use of a personal computer and telephone is essential. Sitting and standing requirements are consistent with office work. Computer work is typically substantial (6-7 hours per day).
  • Occasional moving and filing of library materials weighing less than 20 pounds is required. Travel by all modes of transportation is often required in this position. Overnight and extended travel can be frequent as well.

  • Incumbent must possess excellent communication skills, good research skills, use
  • good judgment in decision-making, exercise creativity and flexibility, manage time and library resources effectively, and be responsive to the needs of the State Library Development Services department and the Library’s Executive Team.

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