The Director of the Larkspur Library will work closely with the City Manager to shape and implement the Library’s vision and future. This position will develop lasting and effective collaborative relationships with library team members, City Council, Library Board, community organizations, County and other local libraries, and benefactors to develop and foster intriguing programs and services beneficial to the local community and the City. Though there is currently not a timetable for development, the City is planning for the eventual construction of a new Library and Community Center, and this position is a key member of the staff team involved with this project.
REPORTING TO THE CITY MANAGER, THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL:
- Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate all library programs and services, including outreach, reference, children’s, teens’, technical, and circulation services.
Prepare, administer, and monitor library budget.
Identify sources of revenue and funding, including grants and library collections.
Serve as staff member to the library Board of Trustees; work with the Board, local officials, community members, community organizations, and staff to plan and deliver library services and programs.
Interpret and promote the library, its services and needs to the public.
- Instill a culture and expectation of superior customer service for all staff.
Prepare and submit technical and special reports; make oral presentation.
Serve as board member of MARINet and the North Bay Cooperative Library System.
Direct the development of technology plans to integrate current and new technology into the delivery of library and information services; ensure MARINet’s automation system upgrades and standard system-wide procedures are implemented in the Larkspur Library.
Collaborate with a variety of City staff, the Library Board, Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation in facility enhancements, renovations, and new construction.
Partner with other Department heads to deliver community services effectively.
- Participate in City management committees, work groups and taskforces as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess at least six years of experience as a professional Librarian for a public or school library, including significant supervisory and administrative responsibilities; demonstrated skill in identifying and securing a variety of revenue sources in support of the a library’s programming and mission; honed leaderships skills and the ability to interact effectively with elected officials, community members, local leaders, and City staff; excellent supervision and mentorship skills; strong oral and written communication skills; excellent judgment and a sense of humor.
- Significant City contributions to medical and dental coverage for employees and eligible dependents.
- CalPERS defined benefit retirement, 2.0% @ 55 formula for current members and new members hired prior to 12/31/12; 2.0% at 62 for new members hired after 12/31/12. The employee is responsible for payment of the employee share of the pension cost.
- Vision care expense reimbursement for employees.
- Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.
- Deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, and credit union membership available to employees.
- City-paid EAP, long-term disability and life insurance.
The first round of interviews are expected to take place during the week of November 11, 2019