Library Services Manager-Santa Barbara, California

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Job Title:
Library Services Manager
Closing Date/Time:
Mon. 11/09/15 5:30 PM Pacific Time
$96,545.52 – $117,352.08 Annually
Job Type:
Full-time Unclassified
Main Library, 40 E. Anapamu, Santa Barbara, California, USA

THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions

Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Library Services Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the operations, programs and services of the library system. Assignments may also include directing branch operations. This includes eight (8) full-time and approximately thirty (30) hourly staff, and has a budget of $1.8M. As a member of the management team, the Library Services Manager will also assist in the administration and operations of the Library Department; manage the division budget, and serve as the department’s budget liaison to the Finance department; recommend, develop and implement program and policy changes; and recommend, plan and coordinate special projects, including innovations that position Santa Barbara as a leader in library services. Additionally, the Library Services Manager will assist the Library Director in the development of the department budget; speak before civic groups and organizations regarding library services and policies; and perform other duties as assigned. The Library Department provides a broad range of library services to residents of the City of Santa Barbara and to county residents through branch libraries in Carpinteria, Goleta, Montecito, Solvang, Buellton, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. The Library Department circulates more than 1.5 million items annually and provides outstanding outreach to the larger community. The candidate must be a self-starter, innovative leader, motivator and multi-tasker.

Knowledge of: Theories, principles and practices of modern library management, including current developments in library services and information technology. Preparation, implementation, and administration of departmental budget and revenue control procedures, grant reporting and performance benchmarking practices; modern library policies, methods and operations and procedures; supervisory principles and performance evaluation practices; employee motivation techniques; project management principles. Principles of collection development, technical services, circulation and automation services; print, audio-visual and electronic resources selections and cataloging knowledge; general and specialized reference materials, bibliographic sources, online databases, and the field of book publishing. Contract administration and purchasing procedures; automated library information systems and tools; patron advisory methods and practices; customer service principles.
Ability to: Prepare and administer complex financial budgets, involving special funds and operating expenditures. Plan, organize and implement division goals, programs, policies and practices and meet deadlines. Promote library services programs given assessment of patron needs, available resources, and development programs. Evaluate library system, programs networks and financial issues. Assess user Library information technology requirements, set priorities, and allocate resources to effectively meet user needs in a timely manner. Analyze problems, evaluate programs, consider alternatives and develop sound recommendation for improvement. Select, train, supervise, coordinate and evaluate the work of staff and volunteers. Plan, coordinate, and administer projects. Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports, and other written materials. Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines. Coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City management, employees, vendors, contractors, consultants, patrons, volunteers, and the general public. Motivate staff towards a common vision that fosters a collaborative, inclusive, and trusting workplace.
Desirable Experience and Education: A Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or similar field from an ALA accredited college or university; seven years of progressively responsible professional library experience, including two or more years in a supervisory or lead capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license at the time of appointment is required.
It is important that your application show all the relevant education, training and experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that you process that qualify you for this position. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. The selection process may consist of an application rating, a written exam, and/or an oral interview.