Job Opening: Senior Librarian at the Santa Barbara Public Library

Are you a results-oriented librarian who embraces collaboration and innovation? Do you have a record of leveraging technology and teamwork to meet customer needs? If the answer is “Yes,” then read on.

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking a Senior Librarian to coordinate and supervise operations primarily at the City Library branches with supporting activities for the County branches within the Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) system. The position requires strong and proven leadership skills, prior collaborative work experience in libraries, and forward-thinking technological vision and skills. The ideal candidate will be an experienced supervisor with a history of working with vendors, colleagues, and internal staff to deliver services that anticipate and exceed expectations. A sample of supervisory responsibilities include: training assigned employees, supporting employee development, recommending and assisting in the implementation of Library goals and objectives, establishing schedules and implementing policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will also bring experience in “digital leadership”. This position will ensure functional technological environments for the Santa Barbara Public Library and incorporate emerging technology and technical services trends into strategies which foster the mission of the Department. Additional responsibilities include overseeing digital circulation functions for the system, online collection development and evaluation, project management, and serving as liaison to vendors and community groups as needed.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with strong leadership skills and experience, gained through hands-on work in a fast-paced, collaborative and creative library environment.

Availability to work some evening and weekend hours is required.

See this web page for further details:

http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/adminsvs/hr/jobs/current.asp