ADULT SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR (LIBRARIAN IV) - Sonoma County Library
Sonoma County Library
Announces an Employment Opportunity
ADULT SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR (LIBRARIAN IV) - HEADQUARTERS
40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME
We are seeking a customer service driven professional for our full-time Adult Services Administrator opening at our Library Headquarters in Rohnert Park. This position will primarily focus on adult services for the entire Sonoma County Library system. Please complete the supplemental questionnaire.
Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.
Under general direction, the Adult Services Administrator develops and coordinates innovative methods of service delivery of Sonoma County Library’s programs and services to adults— including public programming and community outreach— throughout the Sonoma County Library service area. Facilitates and supports the Division’s work by coordinating all adult related activities and by providing professional-level resources for organization, managerial and operational analyses and studies; acts as an integral member of the library management team; and performs related work as required.
TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
- Provides countywide leadership and direction for the development and management of services to adults of all ages.
- Maintains liaison with other governmental and educational agencies, nonprofit organizations and associations, community groups that work with adults, post-secondary and technical schools, and special libraries.
- Leads adult services staff in the development of innovative methods of service to adults; provides in-service training, public programming and community outreach, public and post-secondary school relations, and reference and readers’ advisory service, including public programming and community outreach.
- Provides orientation and instructional programs for new professional and paraprofessional staff.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates services and programs for adults.
- Conducts a variety of analytical and operational studies regarding policies and procedures; evaluates alternatives, makes recommendations, and assists with the implementation of procedural, administrative and/or operational changes after approval.
- Principles, techniques, and practices of library science and information services, particularly as they relate to adults.
- Budget development, project management, program development and administration.
- Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services.
- Recent technological, professional, and societal developments, current literature, and sources of information related to library services to adults.
- Hire, train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff.
- Identify the needs of the public and participate in collection development by evaluating and recommending materials for acquisition.
- Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies.
- React tactfully and diplomatically during interactions with staff, the public, community groups while appropriately adhering to and enforcing sound library policies, procedures, and practices.
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; five (5) years of appropriate experience as a professional librarian in a library of recognized standing, the last three of which shall have been in positions of increasing responsibility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Spanish bilingual skills are desired.
Licenses and Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License.
SALARY RANGES: $47.18/hour to $58.92/hour plus benefits
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 PM, Friday, February 4, 2022
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. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. 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).
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.