Thursday, December 24, 2009

Deputy County Librarian - Public Services

Contra Costa County Library
Pleasant Hill, California

$91,339 to $111,023
(plus a generous benefits package)

The Contra Costa County Library in Northern California is recruiting creative, enthusiastic and innovative leaders to fill a vacant Deputy County Librarian: Public Services position. This position is one of three Deputy County Librarian positions and will report to the County Librarian.

The Position:
Serves as a member of the Library’s Executive Management Team; Oversees the operation of over a dozen community libraries, as well as major functions of the library such as reading and literacy or lifelong learning, through subordinate supervisors; Prepares and presents budgets; Provides leadership in the assessment of library and community needs and interests; Plans, develops and evaluates service needs and related methods of delivery; Resolves issues of concern to the public and staff; Creates and maintains relationships with cities, schools and community based organizations to effectively plan resource needs and uses; Participates in planning new and expanded facilities; Guides the implementation of the strategic plan; Represents the County Library at Library Commission, community, governmental, professional and other meetings; Analyzes staffing requirements and recruits, interviews and hires library staff; Establishes performance indicators, and prepares and utilizes a variety of complex records and reports pertinent to library operations; Develops and presents recommendations on the formulation of library policy and practices; Provides leadership in promoting staff development, training and mentoring; Functions as the library’s project manager for special projects.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a school of Librarianship accredited by the American Library Association, and four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent professional experience in a public library, at least three (3) years of which must have been as manager of a major library program or division and included the supervision of professional librarians.

How to Apply:
To be considered in the first round of interviews, a completed Contra Costa County application and supplemental questionnaire must be received or postmarked by Friday, January 8, 2010. The application filing period is open until filled. An application and supplemental questionnaire may be obtained by calling the Human Resources Department at (925) 335-1701. You may also apply online at

Anne Cain, County Librarian
Contra Costa County Library
(925) 646-6423
(925) 646-6461 FAX

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