Branch Librarian

Butte County Library

Oroville

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 27th, 2019

Wages

$53,019.00 to $71,073.00 per Year

Location

Oroville, CA

Hours

40.00

MLS

Not Specified

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Public

Job Description

The ideal candidate for the Butte County Librarian position is a professional, broad focused, lifelong learner who has a passion for working in a culturally diverse rural community. Working as a collaborative partnership with the community, staff, and stakeholders, this person will need to embrace the importance of outreach, leadership, and community engagement. This requires an outward focused problem solving perspective that is open and responsive. A working knowledge and interest in keeping up with changes in information technology and national and regional library trends is essential. Providing one on one assistance to library patrons in order to create a positive impact, with responsive quality service through the development of new programs to serve our community. 

- Directs and manages the activities of a branch library.
- Manages and supervises assigned staff, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; disciplines, trains and evaluates staff; counsels, coaches and instructs employees as required; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations.
- Responsible for branch materials collection, which includes weeding, evaluating, and selecting new titles to meet the needs of the community served.
- Responsible for community-wide outreach and library programming.
- Provides reference services and assists the public in making effective use of the branch.
- Analyzes and evaluates materials, services and facilities.
- Develops and maintains appropriate procedure manuals.
- Provides high level customer service; mediates the most complex customer service concerns and resolves the most difficult patron problems that were referred by branch staff.
- Ensures branch staff consistently maintains high standards of customer service.
- Serves as a resource for branch staff on library policy, procedures and practices.
- Serves as a member of the library leadership team.
- Oversees the care and maintenance of branch facility and library grounds and equipment.
- Develops, coordinates, and promotes activities to meet changing needs and to improve program services.
- Oversees and manages branch budget of restricted cash and other donations from the community; identifies grant opportunities and prepares grant applications for submittal; administers grants; plans and develops fund raising events.
- Acts as public relations representative for branch, which includes speaking to and involvement with interested groups such as the Friends of the Library.
- Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with local officials, government entities, citizens' groups, public service organizations, Friends, community groups, and the public; liaisons with community groups and develops partnerships as appropriate.
- Plans and conducts regular branch staff meetings.
- Identifies opportunities for improvement in the current policies, procedures and systems; offers recommendations for change.
- Serves as a positive and motivational team leader as well as a positive and effective member of a peer group.
- Models outstanding customer service.
- Demonstrates commitment to service by attending workshops and educational programs, reading periodicals and specialized literature, attending staff meetings, and participating in committees and organizations that further the library's mission and goals.
- Keeps abreast of developments in library branch administration and library programs by attending workshops and educational programs and reading professional periodicals and specialized library literature.

The Community

Butte County is a landscape where the fertile valley floor meets the recreation-rich Sierra Nevada. Within it, warm and friendly towns that feel like home beckon you to explore the unexpected in a corner of Northern California all its own.

The ideal candidate for the Butte County Librarian position is a professional, broad focused, lifelong learner who has a passion for working in a culturally diverse rural community. Working as a collaborative partnership with the community, staff, and stakeholders, this person will need to embrace the importance of outreach, leadership, and community engagement. This requires an outward focused problem solving perspective that is open and responsive. A working knowledge and interest in keeping up with changes in information technology and national and regional library trends is essential. Providing one on one assistance to library patrons in order to create a positive impact, with responsive quality service through the development of new programs to serve our community.

HR Info

Rob Barth, Butte County Human Resources - rbarth@buttecounty.net

 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/buttecountyca  Job Number 192805153

Posted Jun 5, 2019