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Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school of library science; AND
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience as a professional librari- an in a public library, three (3) years of which must have been in a superviso- ry capacity; AND
Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License
$91,395.20—$137,072 Annually*
(*The salary posted does not reflect the current 5% salary deduction) Stanislaus County also offers an excellent fringe benefits package for its executives that
typically includes:
Excellent retirement benefit (2% at approximately age 61 formula)
Health Plan coverage for employee and dependents (health, dental, vision)
County paid Deferred Compensation at 2% of base salary
Three weeks annual vacation accrual upon entering County service (after completion of one year’s service, four weeks of annual vacation; after completion of 20 years ser- vice, five weeks of vacation per year)
32 additional vacation hours annually
40 hours administrative/management leave per year (does not carry over)
96 hours of sick leave annually
10 paid holidays annually
Term life insurance
Disability protection
Automobile allowance
Portion of out-of-area moving expenses
To begin the application process, go to Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online appli- cation as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed applica- tion form.
Stanislaus County is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer 1010 10th Street, Modesto, California 95354 (209)-525-6333 or 525-6341
FINAL FILING DATE: February 19, 2014
ORAL EXAM: Week of March 3, 2014

Stanislaus County is looking for a vi- sionary leader with a passion for the transformative power of libraries who can manage and direct all activities and operations of the library’s 13 branches. He/she will be able to take a long-term view and build a shared vision with oth- ers; act as a catalyst for organizational change and influence others to trans- late vision into action. Able to formu- late objectives and priorities and then implement plans consistent with the long-term interests of the library and community. Understand and keep up- to-date on trends that affect the library. Foster an inclusive workplace where individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the library’s vision and mission.
The County Librarian is an at-will posi- tion appointed by the Chief Executive Officer with the concurrence of the Board of Supervisors and reports di- rectly to the CEO and the Board.
The Stanislaus County Library system was established in 1912 under the State’s County Free Library law. Over the years, libraries from local communi- ties joined the system which currently includes the 13 libraries in Ceres, De- nair, Empire, Hughson, Keyes, Modes- to, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Salida, Turlock and Water- ford.
A future of economic vitality where Stanislaus County residents enjoy a better quality of life can be achieved through literacy, youth development, workforce education and training for life skills. The Library plays a vital role in positively addressing these needs by partnering with many organizations to
leverage its resources. The Library enjoys strong partnerships with the Stanislaus Literacy Center to produce the adult literacy program ReadingWorks, the Stanislaus County Office of Education, the Library Foundation and Friends of the Library – groups that provide many services from tutoring to docenting to promoting literacy and reading throughout the county. Other partners include daycare centers, Community Hospice, the Modesto Bee, Valley First Credit Union, Golden 1 Credit Union, and individual experts in the community who provide seminars and workshops on timely topics.
The libraries in Stanislaus County are funded in large part by a 1/8-cent dedicated sales tax, first passed by 2/3 of the voters in 1995, again in 1999, 2004 and, most recently in July of 2013 and in effect until June 30, 2018. Since its inception, the library’s dedicated sales tax has brought in over $100 million to fund the 13 libraries in Stanislaus County. The cost is minimal to the community, about $1.66 per household per month, or $20 per family per year. This tax support guarantees free access to all people of all ages and from all walks of life. Although the tax brings in less revenue during an economic downturn, it has been a stable source of funding for the past 14 years. Without it there would be no library service in Stanislaus County today. It does not provide debt capacity for expansion or renovations, however, which the Library needs in its future.
Located in the heart of California’s fertile Central Val- ley, Stanislaus County is blessed with mild weather year round and some of the world’s richest soil. With a population of nearly 525,000, Stanislaus County is proud of its vibrant citizenry, great traditions, educa- tional opportunities, and multi-cultural lifestyles. The area offers a mixture of urban, suburban, and rural environments and lifestyles. The economy is based primarily on agricultural production and related ser- vices, food processing and retail services. California State University Stanislaus and Modesto Junior Col- lege are higher educational institutions located in the County.
The area offers a variety of cultural events from the Gallo Center for Performing Arts and recreational op- portunities such as a Minor League baseball team. The San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sac- ramento and California’s Central Coast are only a 90 minute drive from Modesto. Eastward are the foot- hills of the Mother Lode gold country which lead to the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemi- te National Park and Lake Tahoe.
A skilled manager who inspires and fosters team commitment and trust; facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish goals. He/she makes well-informed, effective and timely decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions and holds self and others accounta- ble for effective results. Uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities; able to manage resources in a way that instills public trust. He/she builds the organization by developing or improving products or services; takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
An excellent communicator who explains, advo- cates, and expresses facts and ideas in a con- vincing manner. Effectively negotiates with indi- viduals and groups internally and externally.
A coalition builder who develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve com- mon goals. Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization; perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly. Builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
Effectively plan, develop, implement and maintain integrated, comprehensive library programs, poli- cies and procedures
Model leadership, promoting personal responsi- bility, integrity and accountability
Provide appropriate and effective written and ver- bal communication
Create a positive work environment, maintaining the self-confidence/self-esteem of others
Analyze information, anticipate potential trends, and make decisions based upon facts
Perform customer needs assessments and benchmarking and evaluate the data collected
Plan, direct and evaluate the work of staff engaged in all aspects of library services
Work effectively and cooperatively with all customers including staff, community members, County administration, busi- nesses, and the general public Establish and maintain an effective re- sponse system for ongoing internal/ external customer feedback
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and tech- niques by keeping abreast of the pub- lishing industry including standards and practices; library automation principles and practices, computer equipment sys- tems and software; and, web and social media resources
Assesses the library service needs of the community and reports to the Board of Supervisors on the department’s role and activities in fulfilling these needs; Prepares and monitors the annual budget including expenditure control and revenue collection processes; esti- mating and anticipating changes in the level of service required and new equip- ment needed
Sets direction through development of a strategic/business plan;
Oversees processes for recruitment, hiring, selection, evaluation, profession- al growth, and discipline of employees Identifies and prioritizes key processes for improvement based upon customer feedback/trends and develops and im- plements process improvement measures and controls
Acts as an ambassador by promoting and enhancing the library’s image with- in the county and its communities

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