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Senior Librarian

Company: City of Salinas
Location: Salinas
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Job Description:

The City of Salinas is looking for an excellent leader and strategist to help develop services that teach, stir
curiosity, build community and nurture lifelong learning for our customers. Be part of a management team
that is making important changes for our Library and community. Help lead staff in delivering programming
that has a lasting impact on Salinas residents. The Senior Librarian will be responsible for delivering classes
and programming that supports early learning, STEAM education and much more.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must provide proof of education at the time of application or
submit to the Human Resources Department. Applications are incomplete without the required document.
Summary of Duties: The Senior Librarian performs advanced and professional programming, supervision,
leadership, delivery of services, and strategic planning within the Department. Plans and implements
programs, mentors and coaches staff, manages logistics of services, and represents the library in various
community partnerships.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the advanced journey level position in the librarian series and is
distinguished from lower level professional library classes by experience, supervision of specialized library
programs, and by the performance of more complex and challenging assignments. Receives direction from
the Library and Community Services Director or his/her designee, and exercises general supervision of
subordinate library professional, technical and clerical staff, and volunteers.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Mentors, coaches, supervises, and evaluates library staff and volunteers; sets work priorities, provides
yearly evaluations, promotes excellent customer service, coordinates all work to meet administrative
goals, and empowers staff and volunteers.
2. Identifies, assesses, and initiates programs to meet the needs of the community; plans, develops, and
oversees programs; ensures programs receive resources, proper budgets, professional feedback, and
excellent evaluation to ensure their continued success
3. Selects materials for inclusion in special program collections
4. Researches and addresses the barriers to efficient delivery of services and programs; manages
logistics, delivers supplies, and maintains regular communication with staff to facilitate quality, wellplanned,
and expertly implemented programs
5. Assists in developing library policies and procedures in area of assignment
6. Establishes, builds, and cultivates community-wide partnerships and relationships; works with the
media and contributes to public relations efforts; attends meetings and promotes collaborative
planning; identifies goals, objectives, and methods and works with organizations to cohesively create
enriching and educational programs and services
7. Communicates regularly with peers, administration, and community members; identifies areas of need,
resolves potential conflicts, summarizes information gathered, and documents meeting discussions and
action items
8. Participates in the creation, development, and prioritization of the Library Services budget; identifies
grant opportunities; oversees and manages grant proposals; creates documents, gathers statistics,
collects information, and compiles data
9. Supports the development and implementation of the Library Services Strategic Plan; collaborates with
colleagues to create and implement vision, strategies and goals; provides direction, generates creative
solutions, and allocates resources to ensure the goals and objectives are being met
10. Provides and promotes excellent customer service and community programs; participates in
community activities and serves as a representative for the Library
11. Performs other duties as assigned
Typical Decisions: The incumbent must be able to provide excellent and professional customer service, and
handle concerns and issues. Consistently engages staff in long term goals and builds positive team
relationships. Provides staffing, resource, budget, program, and operational direction and decisions. YourMembership.Category: Education, Keywords: Librarian

Keywords: City of Salinas, Salinas , Senior Librarian, Other , Salinas, California

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