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Your leading edge Library career starts with the San Jose Public Library!

 

Explore a Career with SJPL

San José Public Library (SJPL) serves a culturally diverse population of nearly 959,000 in the country's 10th largest city.  SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of nearly 14 million items. Award-winning staff strive to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and received the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.

  

Current SJPL Employment Opportunities

 

Senior Librarian – Multiple Vacancies

Salary: $75,982.40 - $92,560.00 annually

Final Filing Date:  4/16/2014

Job Description:

Senior Librarians manage branch libraries or a major unit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library and are responsible for ensuring that system policies, programs and service initiatives are implemented and guide the operations of the branch or unit. This includes planning, implementing, and evaluating branch/unit operations; preparing and implementing work plans; monitoring branch/unit budgets; planning and implementing programs and outreach to the community; planning and implementing branch/unit goals, objectives and guidelines; ensuring efficient and appropriate delivery of service and programs; and providing guidance and leadership to a professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff. In addition there are system support duties that enhance the development and improvement of library services to the community which involve participation on or facilitation of teams and task forces. It is also critical for Senior Librarians to play a large role in system wide teams and special projects that help achieve the library's strategic goals to enhance the development and improvement of services to the community.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong and innovative leader and be aware of and support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; have knowledge of current library automation technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and a diverse staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.

The library is recruiting for three Senior Librarians  which would be at the Alum Rock/Bascom and Educational Park/ Hillview branch pairs as well as the Senior Librarian for King Reference and Resources. King Library is a unique partnership with San José State University. The Senior Librarian will work closely with their University counterpart in the management and staffing of the reference desk on the 2nd floor and in addition will oversee the public reference services on the 3rd floor, the Children's Room on the main level, Teen Services, and the California Room. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
1. Education: Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
2. Experience: Plus three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical staff.
  

How To Apply:

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs.

 

 

Senior Librarian for Web Services

Salary:$75,982.40 - $92,560.00 annually

Final Filing Date:3/31/2014

Job Description:

The Senior Librarian for Web Services will be under the supervision of the Division Manager for Technology and Innovation and work closely with San José Public Library (SJPL) and San José State University (SJSU) Information Technology and Technical Services.  This position will consider new trends in web and mobile technology, analyze library applicability, and work with SJSU counterparts, Library IT and the San José Way for implementation.  The Senior Librarian for Web Services will provide collaborative oversight of the Library’s web site and coordination of Sierra ILS services, electronic resources and implementation and support of staff technology resources, such as SharePoint.  The Senior Librarian for Web Services will oversee task forces and work to ensure technology is understood throughout the organization.  The successful candidate will supervise SJPL’s web team, electronic resources staff, and may supervise staff that work directly with the Sierra ILS.  We are looking for a leader comfortable with technology and an understanding of how emerging technology can facilitate vital library services.

 

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

- Create websites, web code and applications

- Evaluate, pilot, and implement web solutions

- Integrate social media and e-library technology

- Plan, implement and evaluate programs/services

- Establish performance measures

- Monitor program budgets

- Prioritize and assign work, conduct performance evaluations and ensure staff is trained

- Lead organization-wide staff through web and electronic resources evolution and development

 

Education Required:

1.  Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university, plus three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for professional and technical staff.

 

OR

 

2.   Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and (4) four years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including supervision or lead responsibility for web design staff and familiarity with electronic resources for libraries.

 

How To Apply:

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities
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