An independent taxing district, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is not a part of the city of Las Vegas or of Clark County, but is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council and five appointed by the Clark County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Trustees appoints an Executive Director, adopts policy, approves the annual budget and ongoing expenditures, and sets an annual property tax levy.
The District employs 392 full-time and 380 part-time staff. In addition to professional librarians and other public services staff, the District employs professionals in the fields of finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, general services and development.
Thirteen urban libraries, open seven days a week, are located in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. They offer a variety of library and community-sponsored events including workshops, author visits, computer training, cultural heritage celebrations, films and story times. Four performing arts venues support a variety of activities from lectures to dance recitals to full-scale musical theatre. Emphasis is placed on helping the community’s young people succeed through tutoring, free homework help resources and the annual Summer Reading Program. The CALL Program (Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries) provides ESL classes, GED preparation, adult literacy and work readiness training.
Eleven libraries serve the vast areas of Clark County outside the greater Las Vegas metro area, and are found over approximately 6,277 square miles, from the Mesquite Library near the southwest Utah border, to the Laughlin Library at the southern tip of Clark County.
The Position: The Deputy Director/COO performs executive leadership and administration for the public, literacy, and collection and bibliographic services operations of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy exercises general supervision over the Assistant Public Services Director, Collection and Bibliographic Services Director, Literacy Manager, Access Services Manager, Youth Services Coordinator and other assigned staff. The Deputy participates as a member of the Director’s Executive Council.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association required; ten (10) years of professional library experience required, including progressive management experience in library administration and significant experience with multi-branch library systems.
To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please email a letter of interest, your resume and three work-related references (who will not be called until mutual interest is established) to Human Resources Director Jerilyn Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is an equal opportunity employer.