BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
COMMUNITY LIBRARY MANAGER, SENIOR – COLLECTION MANAGEMENT - FULL TIME POSITION
Salary Range - $74,617.32 - $119,089.63 per year (dependent upon qualifications)
Broward County, Board of County Commissioners is seeking a qualified candidate(s) for the position of Community Library Manager, Senior in the Libraries Division's Collection Management unit. Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment for a different unit within the library system. This position may be assigned to any location within the Libraries Division based on operational needs.
The purpose of this position is to manage, plan, supervise, and coordinate the activities of the Collection Management section. The functions of this position include, but are not limited to: centralized and decentralized selection, acquisitions, processing and cataloging of all formats; planning, allocating and administering the over 6 million dollar materials budget for the Libraries Division. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing Collection Management policies and procedures; managing the evaluation and selection of vendors; planning and selecting opening day collections for new libraries; providing guidance and support to library staff on all collection-related issues; responding to requests from staff and customers; coordinating the collection needs for college partners, programming, outreach services, and special events; and supporting division-wide initiatives. Consults with public service managers and staff about issues related to collection development and provides training to library staff on using collection development and management tools. Demonstrates creative methods for enhancing resource-related programs and promotions system-wide.
The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of public library management particularly multi-branch systems and a thorough understanding of library collections, selection, publishing and acquisitions issues. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate a clear understanding of current issues, including: access versus ownership issues, copyright issues, and digital rights as it relates to large library collections. The ideal candidate will serve as a strategic partner with management and administration in carrying out goals and objectives for maintaining the Library's full collection including cataloging and metadata, digital collection services, product development and print acquisitions. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills and interact effectively with people at various levels of the organization. The ideal candidate must be able to clearly articulate intellectual freedom principles and demonstrate management and leadership skills.
•Master's degree or higher in Education or related field that is separate but relevant from the Minimum Qualifications.
•Certification in ALA Leadership Certificate; Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute; or Post Master Certificates in Librarian-ship.
•Two (2) years experience developing new policies and procedures relevant to material selection, acquisitions, cataloging, weeding, and requests for reconsideration of library materials.
•Three (3) years purchasing and budget management experience with system-wide library materials.
•One (1) year experience with PeopleSoft Financial Management and Purchasing System.
•Extensive knowledge of Excel.
•At least (4) years Collection Development experience in a large and diverse library system, including two (2) years experience with central selection for multiple branches.
•One (1) year experience planning and implementing an opening day collection for a large branch.
•Two (2) years experience supervising the cataloging unit of a large library system.
•Two (2) years experience working with vendors in the outsourcing of library materials selection and/or cataloging and processing.
•Knowledge of vendor databases and two (2) years experience evaluating and negotiating for vendor products and services.
•Two (2) years experience coordinating training for Public Service staff on procedures and vendor databases.
How to Apply: Your application must be received on-line at www.broward.org/careers by 5:00 p.m. on May 12, 2017.
Be advised that during emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
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Requires a Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or closely related field; and four (4) years professional library experience, including two (2) years Collection Management Experience and two (2) years supervisory experience.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Your application must be received on-line at www.broward.org/careers by 5:00 p.m. on May 12, 2017.