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Senior Development Research Analyst — San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego, CA


The Senior Development Research Analyst performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Global’s mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction.  The Senior Development Research Analyst is responsible for identifying new prospects, providing in-depth research on prospects requested by gift officers and senior leadership.  This position reports to the Senior Prospect Research & Stewardship Manager.


  • Assists in maintaining the prospect research system
  • Conducts research
  • Provides information on prospects and donor giving capacities
  • Provides other biographical data to the Development colleagues and select SDZG departments
  • Produces the $1,000 gift report and other proactive research identification strategies
  • Participates in and facilitates prospect strategy and portfolio review meetings
  • Provides basic analysis of data related to fundraising initiatives and events
  • Works collaboratively with gift officers and other staff
  • Maintains data integrity of the prospect management system
  • Creates, updates, and runs relevant reports
  • Assists in maintaining donor information in prospect files and the fundraising database
  • Responsible for related file and database systems
  • Controls information entered into files and database
  • Maintains confidentiality of information
  • Determines reporting needs
  • Coordinates information from outside prospect research companies
  • Develops relationships and maintains contact with donors/prospects
  • Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests
  • Performs consistently above organization performance standards
  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics and professionalism in behavior and dress
  • Adheres to all San Diego Zoo Global and department policies and practices
  • Provides GRRREAT Customer Service Standards


  • Independently works on the identification and qualification of fundraising prospects through electronic and hard copy media
  • Compiles a variety of related records, reports, lists, and files as requested
  • Oversees the review of a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and newsletters in order to route and collect informational clippings on existing and potential donors
  • Assists staff in using database system
  • Searches, analyzes, and synthesizes information from  various resources
  • Conducts research at off-site libraries as needed
  • Enters and updates internal donor/prospect records and membership information
  • Enters resulting information and strategies into database as appropriate


Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.


Examples of representative qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in English, Library Information Science, or a related field or equivalent specialized training is desirable; a minimum of 4-5 years of demonstrated research experience utilizing public and subscription based databases; valid California driver license.

Knowledge of:

  • Extensive prospect research strategies, methods, and techniques
  • Prospect research company databases
  • Fund-raising databases
  • Proficient analytical skills

Ability to:

  • Communicate professionally  (verbal and written)
  • Handle confidential information in a sensitive manner
  • Summarize extensive and diverse facts into useful information
  • Compose correspondence
  • Proficient with details
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office, pc applications, word, excel and database
  • Work well with others in a diverse environment

Deadline to submit request of application:  Thursday, April 30, 2015
Applications must be submitted online by 9:30 pm Pacific Time

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Library Outreach Support Coordinator — California State University San Marcos at San Marcos, CA.

The Library Outreach Support Coordinator will work closely with the Outreach Librarian to provide administrative and  operational coordination related to the creation, design, and maintenance of web and print-based marketing materials including
digital signage, website banners,social media campaigns, brochures, invitations, and other visual communications. The
incumbent will also perform paraprofessional administrative support duties for the event planning and promotion of programs
related to the library exhibit series, the common read, and other outreach efforts to reach targeted populations on campus and in
the community.The incumbent will provide lead direction to outreach student assistants and will collaborate with unit and
library staff as appropriate.This position will be under the daily lead direction of the Outreach Librarian, in collaboration with
the Information Literacy Program Director, and the general supervision of the Library Associate Dean.

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Electronic Resources Specialist (Part-Time) — University of California, San Diego at La Jolla, CA.

This position performs tracking and quality control processes to ensure effective user access and long-term holdings management for electronic resources licensed by The Library for the UC San Diego campus and all affiliates.

Under the direction of the Serials & Electronic Resources Acquisitions Division Head in The Library’s Content Acquisition and Resource Sharing Program, position is responsible for the synchronization and consistency of electronic resource information across multiple online systems and files (e.g. link resolver, ERMS, online catalog). Performs electronic manipulation and analysis of multiple streams of metadata to identify and correct discrepancies.

Incumbent serves as a resource regarding perpetual access of online resources licensed by the UC San Diego Library but available to the full campus and remotely by UCSD affiliates. Analyzes contracts, reviews posted legal information and corresponds with publishers to confirm perpetual access details of licensed materials. Maintains perpetual access information at the title level for UC San Diego licensed electronic resources.

The incumbent independently designs, prepares and updates spreadsheets and reports regarding local electronic resources for projects, web posting or other distribution. Responds to inquiries and requests for statistical information on electronic resources. Tracks the status of electronic resource trouble reports and gathers related statistics.


  • Experience working in an academic or research library or with an academic publisher or vendor. Working knowledge of an Integrated Library System or Electronic Resource Management System.
  • Proven intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills to create, edit and manipulate spreadsheets and reports. Proven ability to work comfortably with large spreadsheets and groups of data with multiple data elements.
  • Creative and critical thinking skills to design system searches and data gathering methods to obtain needed information or desired data elements or values.
  • Ability to communicate complex statistical information in a clear, well-structured and appropriate manner to a wide range of individuals and groups through spreadsheets, charts and reports.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to review and analyze contractual documents and publisher sites for pertinent data regarding perpetual and temporal access rights to online content.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and demonstrated interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, flexibility and professionalism.

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Librarian (Reposting) for University of California, San Diego at La Jolla, CA.

Digital Preservation Analyst

The UC San Diego Library is seeking an experienced digital preservation analyst to play a central role building and maintaining national digital preservation systems, to ensure future generations will have open access to our digital cultural materials. This person will be integral to several important digital preservation enterprises including Chronopolis, the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and significant digital curation efforts on the UC San Diego campus. This position will also have the opportunity to work with, and influence, UC, national and international preservation developments.

The successful candidate for this position:

*  will have the opportunity to play a major role in the development and management of systems which provide the underpinning of a nationwide digital preservation network;
* will be instrumental in ensuring that culturally relevant digital materials are preserved for future generations;
* will work with top Research Universities from around the world, and be part of a vibrant multicultural group of people;
* will engage with researchers across disciplines, helping define preservation services appropriate to their needs.

The Digital Preservation Analyst reports to the Research Data Curation (RDC) Program Director within the UC San Diego Library. The RDC Program’s preservation mission is to preserve and ensure continuing access to objects under the stewardship of the Library, and to help define campus and national preservation goals. The Library also manages Chronopolis, a distributed digital preservation network, and is a founding participant in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN).

This position will provide leadership in all aspects of digital preservation, including local campus, UC and national and international initiatives. The position will also work closely with the Library’s Information Technology Program, and its Digital Library Development Program, to define and maintain appropriate digital preservation standards for campus content.

The position includes the following duties:

Project Management:

*  Works under the direction of the RDC Program Director to manage Chronopolis, including the definition of services and deliverables, and providing customer service.
* Maintains timely, regular, and consistent communication with Chronopolis partners and customers.
* Leads daily interaction with DuraCloud technical and managerial staff to ensure proper Chronopolis interactions.
* Leads daily interaction with DPN technical and managerial staff to ensure proper Chronopolis interactions.
* Manages repository and digital preservation projects, including cross-functional projects with partners and collaborators.
* Manages overall project work within defined time, budget and scope.
* Manages multiple projects concurrently.
* Identifies new projects and stakeholders.
* Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements.
* Facilitates the definition of project missions, goals, plans, tasks, tracking methodology, and resource requirements; resolves or assists in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas;


* Documents business requirements and service agreements, and creates detailed functional specifications.
* Documents systems functionality.
* Creates reports for administrative and operational needs.
* Develops guides and presentations as system user resources.
* Documents specific requirements and agreements for partners.


* Develops and provides training to end users on system processes and functionality.
* Develops and provides generalized training for digital preservation.

Required Qualifications:

* ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent combination of an advanced degree with relevant experience.
* Four years of professional experience with digital objects, including knowledge of standards and best practices in the related field.
* Strong technical expertise with digital objects, preferably in a library or cultural heritage organization.
* Strong organizational and project management skills.
* Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work with people from all organizational levels and outside partners.
* Experience working with information technology professionals.
* Excellent oral, written and presentation communications skills.
* Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
* Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
Preferred Qualifications:
* Professional experience with digital preservation, including knowledge of standards and best practices in the field.
* Experience in a cultural heritage organization.
* Knowledge of metadata standards including PREMIS.

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Arts & Humanities Collection Coordinator/Visual Arts Librarian — University of California, San Diego at La Jolla

Arts and Humanities Collection Coordinator/ Visual Arts Librarian
The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, and proactive library professionals to join the UC San Diego Library as our Arts and Humanities Collection Coordinator and subject librarian for Visual Arts. This position is based in the Collection Development and Management Program. The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University and the Library

With nearly 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels.  UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2013, for the fourth consecutive year UC San Diego was ranked 1st in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s College Guide based on the positive impact the university has had on the country in terms of enabling social mobility, research productivity and civic engagement.

The Arts and Humanities Division is uniquely poised on a scientifically-renowned campus. The Division offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and graduate programs to explore the many facets of human experience. Students are supported and guided by preeminent thinkers in our faculty, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, and the MacArthur ‘genius grant’ Fellowship. State-of-the-art facilities such as digital production labs and the cutting-edge Conrad Prebys Music Center support our scholars as they reimagine and redefine our culture. The Department of Theatre and Dance has been among the nation’s top three for more than a decade. New synergies of art practice and avant-garde research are hallmarks of the Department of Visual Arts. The department includes artists, theorists, historians and cultural practitioners in one collaborative environment.

The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the University’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The Library acquires and manages significant information resources in the arts and humanities in all formats including print, electronic, and media with a strong emphasis on 20th and 21st century, avant-garde, and cross-disciplinary arts.

Responsibilities of the Position

The position will report to the Lead Collection Coordinator of the Library’s Collection Development and Management Program. The incumbent will:

  • Provide leadership and overall coordination for the development and management of the arts and humanities collections, which include Music, Literature, History, Philosophy, Theater and Dance, and Visual Arts.
  • Under the direction of the Lead Collection Coordinator, collaborates with the other collection coordinators to manage the collections budget and oversee the management of the Library’s collections.
  • Directs the work of the Moving Image Collection Curator.
  • Serve as the primary contact for liaison services, reference and research support, and instructional needs of faculty and students in the Visual Arts; develop, manage, and promote collections, services, and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of UC San Diego.
  • Collaborate with librarians and staff in other Library programs regarding the collection management, acquisition, digitization, and overall curation of arts resources.
  • Work with other UC campuses in collaborative collection development efforts, and serve as system-wide Resource Liaison for select Visual Arts electronic resources; serve as UC San Diego representative to the UC Art and Architecture Bibliographers’ Group.
  • Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Visual Arts faculty and students; develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for Visual Arts and ARTstor.
  • Serve as UC San Diego Library’s ARTstor Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
  • Academic work in the Visual Arts.
  • 3 or more years of professional library experience in arts or humanities collection development and management, including selecting information resources.
  • Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources and reference tools for Visual Arts.
  • Ability to provide advanced research assistance and participate in course-integrated instruction in the Visual Arts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in identifying and acquiring special art materials such as exhibition catalogues, small press, and artists’ books.
  • Experience and interest in issues related to using, evaluating, managing, licensing, and providing access to Visual Arts electronic resources.
  • Experience using ARTstor and other databases for the provision of digital images in support of teaching and research.
  • Experience developing and managing collections within a library consortium.
  • Experience coordinating the work of staff or librarians.

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications

Closing Date: Application consideration begins May 11, 2015

To Apply:  For full consideration, please submit applications to:

Please provide the following: 

  • A short application letter
  • A resume of education and relevant experience
  • The names of at least three references
  • A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:


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Acquisition Specialist — Booz Allen Hamilton, San Diego

Key Role:
Support the DoD program office in assisting a client with developing and evaluating acquisition strategies, perform related analyses, develop and review related documentation, and provide defense systems acquisition expertise in support of developing, acquiring, and fielding DoD client products. Provide support to the DoD client acquisition manager in systems acquisition program and acquisition management planning for a program of record. Develop acquisition-related guidance and recommend policy to the client. Serve as a developer of program acquisition information for the DoD client. Perform Interim Program Review (IPR) post-Milestone C review planning, analysis and research, and implement all higher echelon guidance and mandates defined in the DoD 5000 document series. Prepare the annual Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) and quarterly Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES) input for the DoD client. This position is onsite and is located in San Diego, CA.

Basic Qualifications:
-5+ years of experience with DoD acquisition program management
-Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
-Ability to create and edit program documents and deliver them with approval-ready quality in the editorial-quality English
-Active Top Secret clearance
-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:
-Experience with the Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR) databases
-Experience with preparing briefings and reports appropriate for senior government executives
-Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint at an expert level
-Possession of excellent customer service skills
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
-BA or BS degree in Business, Law, or Communications
-Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level I or Level II in Program Management or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

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Records Management Coordinator — Newland Communities, San Diego

Purpose: Dynamic national land developer is searching for a Records Management Coordinator to oversee all areas of the Company’s electronic and written records ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Primary Functions and Essential Responsibilities

  1. Provide assistance to users in controlling costs associated with information creation, storage and retrieval.
  2. Evaluate and recommend solutions to information management applications and problems.
  3. Direct the development of records and information management policies and procedures.
  4. Improve, document and monitor Company’s plan for record protection and disaster prevention and recovery.
  5. Manage Company-wide records retention / file compliance efforts for all types of media storage. Ensure adherence to legal requirements.
  6. Coordinate team member training and equipment resources to provide efficient usage of information throughout the Company. Plan long-range and organizational needs for employee development and education.
  7. Utilize expertise to evaluate and/or automate records system as well as make recommendations to senior management and users.
  8. Manage SharePoint shared sites.
  9. Communicate and manage Legal hold process.
  10. Develop periodic and otherwise requested records management reports.
  11. Audit electronic records for compliance with Master File Structure.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Certified Records Manager (CRM) or commensurate certification preferred.

Experience Required:

  • Five (5) years of experience setting and implementing policy and managing records both paper and electronic.
  • Understanding of automated systems and applications including working with Microsoft Office Tools, Excel and Word.
  • Prior experience with file access and roles and permissions.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as project management skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Understanding of policy & procedures implementation and internal control documentation.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of personnel with tact and diplomacy including proven ability to lead and motivate people.
  • Strong ability to perceive and analyze problems, plan and develop alternatives and implement solutions.
  • Ability to travel to field offices as necessary.

Newland is an equal opportunity employer. We will not unlawfully discriminate against team members or applicants for employment on any legally protected basis including, but not limited to: race, color, sex, religion, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age (over 40), pregnancy, veteran status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Newland will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or a team member, upon request, unless undue hardship would result.

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Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

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LIBRARIAN: Adjunct / Substitute Instructor POOL (college credit) — San Diego Community College District, San Diego

Part-time/temporary faculty positions offer flexible hours and the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals. As one of the largest community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs. These part-time positions are as-needed and applicants should live within commuting distance to San Diego.

Assignments may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus classes.

  • Primary duties of adjunct faculty members are related to curriculum and teaching; the assignment is divided between lecture and lab classes as determined by the department. Adjunct instructional faculty are required to be available to students outside of class.
  • Provide instruction in accordance with established curriculum and course outlines.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
  • Fulfill professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member.
  • Teach all scheduled classes.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Provide quality instruction, create and maintain an environment which emphasizes teaching and learning and encourages free discussion of ideas, interests and issues.

Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.

1. Master’s degree in Library Science, or Library and Information Science (American Library Association-accredited); OR,

2. Possession of a California Community College Librarian Credential (valid for life); OR,

3. The equivalent.

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Librarian, Francis Parker School at San Diego, CA.

Job Description

About Francis Parker School: Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1235 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to provide a superior college preparatory education in a diverse, family-oriented environment that meets the academic, social, creative, emotional, and physical needs of the individual student.” Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students. Job Description: Situated at the center of our Middle and Upper School campus, our library is a modern, state-of-the-art building that houses an extensive physical and digital collection, provides collaboration and study areas for classes and student groups, and which also houses the space that will become our Design Lab in the near future. Parker believes that our librarians should strive to create an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based learning, collaboration with fellow faculty members, and that has ample physical, technological and digital resources to support teaching and learning. We are seeking an individual who will continue the excellent leadership of our library and continue its transformation into a learning hub for our Middle and Upper School campus. This individual should have an open mindset regarding the role of the library on a school campus: holding a flexible stance about the future of libraries and having a vision for an innovative, welcoming, and energizing space, while also honoring and valuing the tradition of reading and literacy that a library brings to a school. The librarian has direct purview over the physical space of the library, manages a library assistant, oversees the budget for the library, collaborates extensively with faculty and students, provides information about research resources and techniques, teaches students about relevant library skills, and provides direct supervision of the library spaces. The librarian will collaborate with the tech coordinators, faculty representatives and an incoming design lab coordinator to provide a cohesive program and experience for students and faculty in grades 6 – 12. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Maintain an engaging, relevant, and comprehensive library collection for use by students, faculty, and the Parker community • Research, select, and order new books and resources as needed • Effectively sift through physical and digital collections annually to ensure the collection is up-to-date and meets the learning needs of the School • Actively promote a love of reading and literacy in students • Teach small groups and full classes on research methods and resources, the appropriate use of both physical and digital resources, and strategies for balancing the use of all available research resources • Collaborate with faculty, technology coordinators and the design lab coordinator to provide cross-disciplinary, hands-on, student oriented learning experiences • Curate student work examples for public display within the library and around campus as appropriate • Effectively identify resources and share those resources that enhance curriculum and instruction practices • Create and sustain conversations for learning among faculty and students • Supervise the physical space of the library and engage students in appropriate use of the various library spaces • Provide assistance in the development of the design lab housed inside the library space • Use effective instructional practices when teaching groups and/or classes • Assist faculty and students with research projects, teach teachers how to use new resources that become available, help students find resources, especially digital resources • Supervise and evaluate employee(s) assigned to work in the library • Provide assistance with maintenance of the archives collection of the School

Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences and/or a State Issued Librarian Certificate • Extensive knowledge of print resources appropriate for a grade 6 – 12 program • Strong comfort with technology, including emerging technologies and the use of technology to enhance the educational program • Effective use of technology for communication, presentation, and teaching purposes • Previous experience working with students in grades 6 – 12 and in working with Middle and Upper School faculties • Proven collaborative experience with faculty • Holds a vision of the future of the library while simultaneously paying close attention to the details involved in the day-to-day management of the library and its associated resources • Proven history of sound fiscal management of a complex budget • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including comfort with making presentations to groups of students, faculty, and/or community members • Strong interpersonal skills with students aged 11 to 18 – firm yet flexible, relates well to students, upholds school policy and expectations, collaborates with students to find solutions to problems and identify potential resources • Demonstrated interest in “making,” entrepreneurship, and/or design thinking, along with using the practices and implements associated with those philosophies • Experience managing and supervising library personnel and/or instructional assistants • Able to work flexible hours and work in dynamic environments

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Senior Librarian, Oceanside Public Library — Oceanside, CA.

Examples of Duties:

Typical duties of a Senior Librarian include, but are not limited to: assume management responsibility for an assigned system-wide service and functional area of the Library; assume responsibility for system-wide collection development and programming duties for assigned program area; plan, supervise, administer, coordinate, and evaluate the delivery of system-wide services for assigned area of responsibility; oversee and participate in cataloging and classifying books, video and sound recording, government documents, serials, and other material for the system; check titles against databases; complete physical description of item following applicable rules; assign Library of Congress and local subject headings to titles; classify title using Dewey classification for nonfiction, print materials, and other systems for non print materials; interpret cataloging and classification rules and practices for other staff; supervise and oversee the physical processing of materials including labeling and application of protective covering; evaluate damaged materials for in-house mending, rebinding, and discarding; direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned professional, paraprofessional, and clerical library staff and volunteers; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; serve as a member of the Library’s Management Council; participate in the analysis and review of library services; participate on system-wide planning groups; identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; implement improvements; develop and install new procedures and facilities to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of assigned functions and services; select, train, and motivate assigned Library personnel; assess training needs; plan, coordinate, and/or provide training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures; participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures; prepare grant proposals; implement and coordinate grant programs; research and purchase books, periodicals, microfilm, CD-ROM, and electronic resources for the assigned area; ensure expenditures are within the approved budget; research, analyze, and evaluate statistical, financial, and demographic data for staff reports, studies, and surveys; prepare various reports on operations and activities as required; attend and participate in multi-agency and in-house professional meetings; represent the Library at a variety of meetings including local and regional task forces and committees; participate in the establishment of and maintain community partnerships with school districts, service organizations, and agencies serving the community; utilize methods of proactive outreach and networking with groups and individuals in the community to develop collections, programs and services that are responsive to the needs of the community; plan and implement public relations for assigned services and activities; promote Library services and resources; provide assistance to Library patrons; research reference, reader’s advisory, and technical questions for library patrons; explain use of automated systems, indexes, and databases; resolve complaints received from patrons; operate a variety of library automation, modern office, and other related equipment; and perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive municipal library.
  • Principles and practices of library administration, organization, and management.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Collection development principles and strategies as well as tools for selection.
  • Reference sources and methods and other information-acquisition methods.
  • Cataloging and classification systems.
  • Publishing industry including standards and practices.
  • Principles and procedures of a complex professional and technical library.
  • Library automation principles and practices.
  • Internet usage and structure and various on-line systems.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Public relations principles and practices.
  • Modern office equipment including computers.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:

  • Manage the operations of an assigned system-wide function of the Library.
  • Supervise, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, paraprofessional, and clerical staff.
  • Select, train and evaluate staff.
  • Participate in the development and administration of Library goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Analyze the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community and recommend specific plans for modifying or extending library services.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Conduct accurate and thorough research and prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Prepare effective public relations and publicity materials for media and community publications.
  • Provide recommendations for acquisition of new library materials and supplies.
  • Interpret and apply pertinent federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws, codes and regulations.
  • Interpret library policies, procedures, and objectives to staff, community groups, and the general public.
  • Perform the full range of professional and technical library tasks.
  • Assist Library patrons in response to complex reference and directional Library questions.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Operate computerized cataloging, bibliographical, acquisition and circulation data systems.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and associated word processing applications.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Experience Two years of increasingly responsible professional librarian experience, including some administrative and supervisory responsibility.  Experience in library services to teens such as reference and reader’s/viewer’s/listener’s advisory is highly desirable.

Training:  A Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an accredited college or university.  Coursework in teen literature or services is highly desirable.

Bilingual English/Spanish ability is highly desirable.
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