Friday, March 21, 2008

Library Collection/Technical Services Manager

Contra Costa County Library, California
Monthly Salary Range: $6,001-$7,295
(plus generous benefits package)

The Contra Costa County Library in Northern California seeks a motivated, energetic Library Collections and Technical Services Manager to actively participate in and lead the development of strategic initiatives that support the Library's ambitious strategic plan as it relates to collections, including: a Countywide Reading Festival; the installation of automated book dispensing machines; multiple opening day collections for new library facilities; floating collections; and centralized selection.

To arrange for an informational interview at the PLA Conference, call 925-864-7404 between March 25-29.

Contra Costa County operates 25 community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves approximately 900,000 urban, suburban, and rural customers with an annual circulation exceeding 5 million.

The Library Collections and Technical Services Manager oversees all Library collections and leads a dynamic, forward-looking staff committee that participates in decision-making. This person will also manage and coordinate the acquisitions, cataloging, and processing of library materials; maintain and develop library vendor relationships; and supervise a diverse staff comprised of librarians, paraprofessionals, and clerks.

Under the direction of a Deputy County Librarian, the Library Collections and Technical Services Manager participates in strategic planning, goal setting, and decision-making for the Support Services Division of the Library. As part of the responsibilities of the Support Services Division, the successful applicant will also gain experience and training in areas of information technology, circulation and resource sharing, virtual library development and digital content management.

Requires possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Possession of a Master’s of Library Sciences degree from an American Library Association accredited school, and three (3) years of full-time equivalent professional public library experience which must have included one (1) year of supervisory experience.

• Knowledge of current library trends related to collection development and technical services
• Possess a high degree of computer literacy
• Ability to gather and analyze statistics
• Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and demonstrated capacity to multitask
• Ability to lead and motivate staff and facilitate change management
• Ability to explain and interpret library policies

The application period is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line and may do so at or a Contra Costa County application and supplemental questionnaire must be received. Resumes may not be substituted for the official application or supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete application or applications received without a supplemental questionnaire will be disqualified.

Janet Hildebrand
Human Resources Manager
Contra Costa County Library
(925) 646-6423
(925) 646-6461 FAX

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