Sunday, May 26, 2013

Library Services Administrator

The San Antonio Public Library is actively recruiting for a Library Services Administrator who will oversee and coordinate the operations of the Central Library in San Antonio’s vibrant, diverse community and serve as a member of the Library’s Management Team where you will help determine policy, goals and direction for a growing library system.

SALARY: $32.10 - $54.57 Hourly
$66,769.04 - $113,506.90 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/02/13

CLOSING DATE: 07/19/13 11:59 PM

Grant Funded: No

Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday


Under general direction, is responsible for managerial and administrative functions such as planning, directing, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating services to meet present and future services needs for San Antonio Public Library. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.


  • Formulates goals, policies, objectives, plans, and procedures.
  • Provides leadership and direction to professional staff; instructs, coaches, and advises subordinates in developing the knowledge and skills needed in their work and in preparing themselves for growth and advancement in their careers.
  • Confers with and directs supervisors; selects, trains, monitors, counsels, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
  • Coordinates Library activities to ensure effective library services.
  • Analyzes, plans, and participates in the development of capital improvement projects.
  • Maintains awareness of current developments in library operational techniques and procedures and revises them as necessary.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of service programs and takes corrective action as needed.
  • Confers with City officials, Library board members, and citizens on library services, policies, and objectives.
  • Prepares and monitors divisional budget documents and participates in the development of the annual library budget.
  • Participates as a member of the Library Management Team in leadership and governance of the library.
  • Performs final interviews and selects personnel for professional positions.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.


  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university.
  • Six (6) years experience as a professional librarian, to include three (3) years of experience as a branch or Central Library Department Manager.
  • No substitution for education allowed.

  • Experience working in Libraries located in downtown/urban environments.
  • Bilingual.
  • This position requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License or obtain a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License within thirty (30) days after becoming a resident of the State of Texas. Use of your own personal vehicle may at times be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.

Physical requirements include visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, and stooping to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.


  • Knowledge of principles and theories of library science.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of library administration.
  • Knowledge of methods of community analysis for planning library facilities and services.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Knowledge of capital project management.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer, PC applications, and in the use of electronic resources as used in libraries.
  • Skill in supervising, selecting, training, monitoring, counseling, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Ability to analyze professional and administrative problems and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to assess public needs for library services and evaluate library services and programs in relation to these needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to handle all physical requirement of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Substitution Ratio: City employees are allowed to substitute two years of related experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience. Effective July 9, 2010, external applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the job without substitution;

Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing, references, background checks and credential verification. Additionally, since this is a sensitive position, selected applicants must comply with the Texas law enforcement telecommunications system access policy, and you are subject to interval criminal background checks in accordance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations. -->


Human Resources Department
San Antonio, TX 78205

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