Sonoma County Library
Announces an Employment Opportunity
CENTRAL BRANCH MANAGER – CENTRAL SANTA ROSA LIBRARY
40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL-TIME
Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.
We are seeking a full-time manager to oversee the Central Santa Rosa Library, the county’s major resource library, and the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. This position supervises and coordinates staff and activities; provides professional library services including reference, readers’ advisory, and collection development; and actively participates on the Public Services Management Team (PSMT). Spanish Bilingual skills desired.
TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
- Manages the day-to-day operations of the Central Library including staffing, materials
management, and facilities management; and facilitate the Central Library’s services
among the regional branches.
library goals, procedures and strategic planning; makes budget recommendations and
monitors the branch library budget.
public services policies and procedures.
support staff assigned to work units within the Public Services Division of the Central
Library; trains, evaluates, and schedules assigned staff; recommends staff selection
and disciplinary action when appropriate.
trains and recognizes volunteers and supports related Friends of the Library activities.
ensure that library collections and services are relevant, current and easily accessible
to the community.
Provides assistance to and advises patrons, including children, young adults, adults,
and senior citizens in the effective use of Library collection, facilities and services;
demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic
reference sources; assists with digital downloads.
webpage and in-person queries by accessing a variety of print and non-print
resources, including electronic resources.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
- Principles and practices of library policies, programs, program planning and
implementation, systems development, and library operational trends and practices.
- Principles of supervision and training, including work planning, assignment,
performance review, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.
- Sound budgetary practices and development, monitoring, and implementation of a
- Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library
work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional
- Principles, practices and techniques of public relations, community outreach, and
- Principles and techniques used in bibliographic research.
- Manage the operations of a complex library and facilitate system-wide coordination.
- Assist in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards and to oversee and coordinate library collection development and management activities.
- Identify the needs of the public and develop, implement, and manage assigned programs, service areas, policies, procedures, and/or material collections.
- Plan and conduct effective management, administrative and operational studies.
- Organize own work and the work of others, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
- Interpret, explain, and apply all relevant Library policies and procedures, and applicable Federal and State laws, codes, and regulations.
- Hire, train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff.
- Perform professional library tasks as assigned including reference, readers’ advisory, program and service development, and collection development.
- Explain policies and procedures to patrons and staff.
- Prepare clear and concise reports and other written materials.
Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university; six (6) years of experience as a professional librarian, including three (3) years at a supervisory or management level. Spanish Bilingual skills desired.
Licenses and Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C
SALARY RANGE: $47.19/hour to $58.93/hour
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 26, 2021
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library
to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.
The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).
*************APPLY AT: https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library/job-20181104
Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Sonoma County Library has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All Sonoma County Library employees will be required to either have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing.
RECRUITING PROTOCOL IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19:
Pursuant to California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, and all applicable COVID 19 Shelter in Place Orders issued by the Sonoma County Health Officer, the recruiting process including interviews, testing, etc. will be held via teleconference or online, if possible, unless changes occur in the state and/or county health order.
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Sonoma County Library will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 545-0831 extension 1591 as soon as possible to make arrangements for your accommodation. Requesting accommodations at least 3 working/business days before the scheduled event will help to ensure availability. For further information regarding disability accommodations provided by the Library and related matters, see the Library’s website at https://sonomalibrary.org/accessibility.
Sonoma County Library values diversity, empowerment, community, unity, kindness, connection, and equity. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the recruiting and hiring of staff.