Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a Library Manager III in the Lynnwood Library!
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About the Opportunity
NOTE: If you previously applied for this position in December 2023, your application is still under consideration, and you do not need to reapply.
The city of Lynnwood is a richly diverse and thriving community north of Seattle. Along with an official population of 40,000 residents, the city draws thousands more regionally to its vibrant commercial sector and Edmonds College. The 26,000 sq. ft. public library is at the heart of the civic campus, alongside City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Police and Fire Departments. The library offers a robust combination of programs and services for all ages.
The Library Manager III position is responsible for ensuring effective operations and services in one of Sno-Isle Libraries' largest libraries, which typically have an annual circulation of more than 500,000 items and annual traffic of more than 250,000 visitors. This level of customer activity creates complexity requiring a high level of managerial expertise. This position contributes to the Library District’s effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone.
Job Location: Lynnwood, WA
Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
- Aligns behavior with the library's mission, values, and strategic focus in serving a diverse stakeholder community.
- Manage the assigned library to provide effective and efficient service to its customers. Included are such actions as: planning, developing and directing programs that serve the needs of the library's service areas and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District; directing the operation of the library's physical facilities and equipment, arranging for maintenance and repairs as required; directing effective information services for the Library District including developing methods of presenting reference materials.
- Provide effective direction to assigned library staff. This includes such actions as: interviewing, selecting and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to tasks and services; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; and promoting and terminating staff members.
- Assure the fiscal soundness of the library's operation. This includes developing budgets for operations, staffing, training, equipment and short- and long-range capital acquisitions; negotiating and obtaining budget approval from local government officials; monitoring expenditures compared to budget and taking necessary corrective action; directing daily accounting for library cash transactions; reviewing and approving purchases.
- Perform effective community relations and library promotion activities to enhance the public stature and usefulness of the library to its communities. Included are presentations and business negotiations with local government officials as well as presentations to a wide variety of organizations in the public to promote the library and its programs.
- Address disruptive customer issues to include all behaviors which disrupt other customers or staff and take appropriate action.
- Perform effective library collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of library's customers. Included are such actions as: researching customers interests; materials availability and collection content; implementing a collection maintenance plan.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for library operation and administration.
- Knowledge of library resources, programs and services in a public library.
- Knowledge of advanced reference and bibliographic search methods and systems, collection management, fiscal administration, and community relations.
- Strong customer service and communication skills.
- Strong organization and attention to detail.
- Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
- Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
- Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
- Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
- Ability to provide a valid driver's license from the State of Washington required.
Education and Experience
Knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be acquired by a combination of experience and education including:
- Master's degree in library science from an accredited university is required.
- Five years related professional librarian experience required, or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience.
- Two years of supervisory or management experience required.
- Provide a Washington State Librarian certificate within 60 days of hire.
Benefits and Compensation
Pay Range: $8,779.33 - $12,246.00 Monthly
Benefits: The person selected for this position is eligible for sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, comprehensive benefits that include medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement savings, life insurance, and flexible healthcare and day care spending accounts. For more information about these benefits, visit our Employment webpage.
How to Apply
Job posting closing date: February 16, 2024, 9:59 p.m.
Apply online: https://www.sno-isle.org/employment/
Sno-Isle Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Info & Requirements
We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities, and value the variety of ideas, worldviews, and personal experience that our staff bring to their work. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are foundational values of our work here at Sno-Isle Libraries. Learn more about how we serve and celebrate inclusive needs and perspectives on our equity page.
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves more than 800,000 residents through 23 community libraries, online services, Library on Wheels, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.
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