NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARIES MANAGER (Midland Library) – Multnomah County Library – Portland, Oregon

Salary: $61,036 – $91,554 Annually

Deadline to apply: July 26, 2013

The Multnomah County Library in Portland is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented individual for the position of Library Manager. This position will work closely with the Branch Leader work group and other internal library teams. All Branch Leaders play an integral role in planning and developing system-wide programs for adults and children as well as helping to define and realize Multnomah County Library’s vision for library service of the future.   The Manager also serves as a regional leader for the smaller branches in its region through ongoing planning, as well as the supervision of two Regional Librarians, who support the region’s libraries with their knowledge and skills.

Currently, there is an opening at the Midland Regional Library. The Midland Regional Library is the crown jewel of East Portland, one of the fastest growing parts of Multnomah County.  Last fiscal year Midland had over 500,000 visits, while circulating 1.1 million items and hosted 1,135 programs. This 25,000 square foot library has a staff of 31 employees.  Midland serves a community of great cultural, economic and linguistic diversity.  They have staff who speak Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.  This library is an integral part of the We Speak your Language workgroup, and the Manager supports bilingual staff that are a part of an outstanding system-wide team of over 70 creative and multilingual staff dedicated to providing the best possible traditional and cutting-edge library service to immigrants, both in our buildings and in the community. This position reports directly to the Neighborhood Libraries Director.

This position requires four years of professional library reference experience, including a minimum two years of management experience in a large, multi cultural public library with high circulation and usage. Experience working in a unionized environment is preferred. Experience working with the African American, Chinese, Latino, Russian speaking and/or Vietnamese community is highly desirable AND a Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university with major course work in library science or equivalent is required.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit our website at www.multcojobs.org.

About John Pell

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

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