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Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley, California, United States
8 days ago

Description

ABOUT THE POSITION:


Named one of America’s best small libraries in 2015, the Mill Valley Library is recruiting for a Youth Services Supervising Librarian. Candidate will report directly to the City Librarian, oversee the Division’s personnel, programming, and services,  and help implement large-scale initiatives.


The Youth Services Supervising Librarian will:

  • Help the Library transition to a post-pandemic environment.
  • Oversee Youth Services including mentoring staff to provide excellent customer service.
  • Support existing and develop new programs for youth services.
  • Support Library and City efforts to address the need for greater diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
  • Help the City Librarian prepare reports and work with the Library’s support groups.
  • Oversee the Youth Services Collection.


Typical Projects might include:

  • Implement a student success card in the public schools.
  • Create new programs to fill in the gaps in the Library’s strategy of age-targeted programs.
  • Work with staff to measure and increase the diversity of the collection.
  • Assess how the Library can collaborate with schools on literacy, equity, and diversity initiatives.
  • Develop new year-round programming to respond to post-pandemic needs and current issues.
  • Create an outreach plan to make youth services more visible in the community.



(See 
Job Description for complete list of essential duties & abilities.)

The City of Mill Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



ABOUT THE LIBRARY:

Known for its beautiful facility and innovative programming, the Library (pre-pandemic) welcomed 240,000 visitors, had a $2.7 million budget, 20 FTE staff, 130 volunteers, and offered 1,200 programs with 45,000 participants. During the pandemic year, the Library delivered close to 75% of its regular circulation through curbside, offered 225 virtual programs, and created a Tech to Go program. The Library has a Recording Booth, Technology Center, SmartGarden, History Room and a Friends and Foundation.


Ideal Candidate

This is an excellent fit for a take-charge person who thrives in a fast-paced, hard-working environment. The ideal candidate will be ambitious, passionate about developing and implementing innovative and robust programming, and able to lead the Youth Services Division with a positive can-do attitude. Candidate is part of the management team and expected to act in a leadership role to bring staff along on library-wide initiatives. They should  embrace a modern view of Library service and be dedicated to public service.  An M.L.I.S. from an ALA accredited program (or equivalent) and three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in professional library work, including at least two years in a supervisory or administrative capacity is required.



Benefits

  • Leave – the City provides a generous leave package:
    • 15 holidays and floating holidays/personal days
    • 2 to 5 weeks of vacation leave based upon years of service
  • Health Insurance – City provides the full premium for the Kaiser Family Plan or Western Health Advantage HMO.
  • Dental Insurance – City provides the full premium for Delta Dental
  • Retirement
    • New employees with no prior CalPERS service or who have a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more: 2% @ 62
    • New employees who are “classic” CalPERS members and do not have a break in service of more than 6 months: 2.5% @ 55
  • 457 Deferred Compensation – the City offers up to $600/year in matching contributions toward deferred compensation
  • Other – the City also pays the premium for Long-Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance ($50,000)



Special Instructions

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City's official application form via CalOpps, but should accompany the application. All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(415)389-4292
Contact phone extension: 
4730
Contact email: 


Job Information

  • Job ID: 57832287
  • Location:
    Mill Valley, California, United States
  • Position Title: Youth Services Supervising Librarian
  • Company Name: Mill Valley Public Library
  • Job Function: Youth Services
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