HILLSDALE LIBRARY MANAGER – Multnomah County Library – Portland, Oregon

Job #:                          9780-09
Opening Date:            1/8/2016
Closing Date/Time:   1/22/2016   11:59 pm
Salary:                        $65,153 to $97,729 annually

Multnomah County Library seeks a dynamic leader to join us as the Hillsdale Library Manager. As the Hillsdale Library Manager, you will manage the location’s information services (IS) team; a Regional Librarian, who supports the region’s libraries with their knowledge and skills; and a Library Supervisor, who leads the Access Services staff. You will plan, prioritize, assign, select, supervise and review the work of all Hillsdale staff, particularly the Information Services team, to ensure efficient and effective branch services.

At times, you will provide direct reference, readers’ advisory, and circulation services to the public. You will be required to explain library policies and procedures to the public and investigate patron complaints while making recommendations, if necessary. You will respond to security and patron behavioral issues. You will evaluate access services operations and activities at the library; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports and proposals.

You will also serve as a regional leader.  Our 18 branches are divided into 5 regions.  As a Regional Manager you convene a monthly regional meeting of the three branches in your region, as well as serve on the Regional Manager team, which is a critical leadership team that supports the development of our division’s budget.  Working with your staff and region, you develop and implement an annual outreach and programming plan. You attend meetings of local community groups, participate in community activities, and engage with community stakeholders.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit our website at: http://web.multco.us/jobs

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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