Deputy Director of Library Services

  • Solano County
  • Fairfield, California
  • Sep 05, 2019
Full Time Library Services Executive
  • Salary: $97,177.63 - $118,120.02/year Annually
  • Phone: 707-784-6171
  • Apply By: Sep 20, 2019

Summary

WHY JOIN US AT SOLANO COUNTY?

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including: 

 

  • Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
  • Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
  • Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
  • Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
  • Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
  • Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
  • Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

 

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

To learn more about Solano County, please visit: www.solanocounty.com

WHY WE EXIST

Solano County Library is a progressive and innovative library with secure funding and widespread support from the community. The Library serves the community with eight branches and virtual services in five of the seven cities in Solano County with a staff of 111 FTE. With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, and historical significance, Solano County is a growing community with a promising future as a place to live, learn, work and play. There is an abundance of open space to hike, bike, camp, and explore as well as coastal access for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and fishing. Residing midway between the Bay Area and the Sacramento metropolitan regions and neighboring the Napa Valley, residents enjoy the leisurely options of taking a ferry to San Francisco, train to downtown Sacramento or riding their bikes through valleys of vineyards and over the hill to Napa.  

Solano County Library is guided in its mission to enrich the lives of the people in the County by a Strategic Plan, which is community focused, staff inspired, and outreach oriented. To realize these goals over the next several years, the Library has committed to embracing a spirit of flexibility and experimentation as we examine our current organizational structure and enact changes that will permit us to focus our services in response to community desires. At Solano County Library, we are the people, places, and services that spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and champion learning.

To learn more about the Library please visit: http://www.solanolibrary.com/

Job Description

The Deputy Director of Library Services for Access Services is responsible for the ongoing management over the Technical Services and Information Technology divisions of the Department of Library Services through subordinate managers and supervisors.  This position also includes oversight of the Library’s circulation services, websites and administration of the SPLASH consortium, including ILS management, shared resources, policies and procedures and budget preparation.

The Deputy Director of Library Services serves as a member of the Library’s executive management team and is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, priorities and performance standards for the assigned divisions; participating in strategic planning for major initiatives and new directions for library services; providing innovative leadership in a culture characterized by excellent service; developing, evaluating and resolving service needs and related methods of delivery; and, creating and maintaining relationships with community members and organizations.

The Ideal Candidate is someone who has a progressive vision of library services, is detail oriented, can manage and complete multiple complex projects concurrently, possesses a broad understanding of library information technology and technical services operations, is customer focused, enthusiastic and has a sense of humor. Strong organizational and project-management skills are required as is good judgment, tact and discretion. Effective written and oral communication skills are critical to the position.

This position is an “at-will” senior management position and is exempt from the civil service; incumbents serve at the discretion of the appointing authority.To view the job description for this position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15693

Job Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

Experience: Four years of progressively responsible supervisory experience providing library services and related activities including budgeting and planning/evaluation of services including two years in a library management position.AND 

Education: A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required from an accredited college or university.

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