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CENTRAL BRANCH MANAGER - Sonoma County Library

Location

211 E Street Santa Rosa, 95404
 

Description

Sonoma County Library

Announces an Employment Opportunity

CENTRAL BRANCH MANAGER – CENTRAL SANTA ROSA LIBRARY

40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL-TIME

 

THE POSITION:

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.

  • Participates with other Branch Managers and Division Managers in formulating branch

          library goals, procedures and strategic planning; makes budget recommendations and

          monitors the branch library budget.

  • Participates on the Public Services Management Team (PSMT) in formulating systemwide

          public services policies and procedures.

  • Supervises directly, and through subordinate supervision, the professional and

          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.

  • Oversees or participates in the recruitment, training and scheduling of volunteers;

          trains and recognizes volunteers and supports related Friends of the Library activities.

  • Analyzes diverse and changing community interests and makes recommendations to

          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.

  • Answers readers’ advisory and general reference questions from telephone,

          webpage and in-person queries by accessing a variety of print and non-print

          resources, including electronic resources.

 

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

 

Knowledge of:

  • 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

          program budget.

  • Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library

          work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional

          library services.

  • Principles, practices and techniques of public relations, community outreach, and

          service promotion.

  • Principles and techniques used in bibliographic research.

 

Ability to:

  • 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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Driver License.

 

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 INFORMATION:

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.
 

Position: CENTRAL BRANCH MANAGER - Sonoma County Library
Organization: Sonoma County Library
Location: Rohnert Park,  CA 
United States
Salary: $47.19-$58.93 Hourly
Posting Start Date: 1/3/2022
Date Posted: 11/5/2021
Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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 Driver License.

Status: This listing expires on: 2/3/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
Sonoma County Library
Address:
6135 State Farm Drive

Rohnert Park,  CA 94928
United States
Email:
dkatzung@sonomalibrary.org
Phone:
(707) 545-0831
Fax:
Contact:
Deanna Katzung