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    Posted: 04/Oct/2019 at 4:29pm

Located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area - California

Click to apply online: Library Manager I - Recruitment Announcement
or please visit their website at

Deadline for filing is Wednesday, October 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM PST

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Alameda County Library provides library services from ten libraries in the cities of Albany, Dublin, Fremont, Newark, and Union City and the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley and San Lorenzo. The Alameda County Library also provides additional services through Mobile and Outreach Services, Education and Literacy Services, and Social Justice Services. The County Library was established in 1910 and is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises County Librarian, Cynthia Chadwick, and the Board of Supervisors on library services. The County Library is funded primarily by local property taxes, with additional revenue from State grants and contracts with cities for additional open hours and services. The Board of Supervisors allocates a portion of utility users and business license tax which is collected only in the unincorporated areas of the County to the Library for service to the unincorporated areas. The Alameda County Library Foundation and active Friends of the Library or Library League groups in each community support library programs and services. To learn more please visit


Under general direction, Library Manager I’s plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the work of a Library Service within the County Library; train, supervise, and evaluate staff assigned to work within the library or library service; assist in the development and implementation of Library policies, procedures, and service delivery programs and perform related duties as required.


This position is in the Technical Services Department of the County Library. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in collection development and management, with coordinating among vendors and with internal and external stakeholders and will provide excellent customer service to Library staff and members of the public.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed, the ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Implements change management and builds key relationships;
  • Engages with all levels of library employees and celebrates the diversity of library members of all backgrounds;
  • Familiar with the fundamentals of planning, presenting, and evaluating library programs;
  • Possesses a keen understanding of social media and new technology that may affect the library system;
  • Superior command of oral and written communication
  • Successfully motivates and interacts with direct reports
  • In-depth knowledge of Library collections and collection management.


The Alameda County Library has part-time vacancies currently available throughout the organization. Positions will require evening and weekend work. Depending on scheduling needs, work location may occasionally vary.
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