[Libs-Or] Job Opening: Library Director, Oregon City Public Library

Jon Forest jon at lincc.org
Thu Feb 12 15:19:33 PST 2009

I'm posting this on behalf of a library in our system.  Questions may be
directed to Jim Loeffler, HR Director at (503) 496-1528 or by e-mail at
jloeffler at ci.oregon-city.or.us.  Full application packet is available at


The City of Oregon City is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to be
its Library Director.  The successful candidate will have a passion, and
strategic vision for library services. This is an exciting and unique
opportunity for a creative and motivated professional librarian to lead the
growth and enhancement of the City's library services after several years of
reduced hours and services due to budget constraints.  With the formation of
a new Library District in the county cooperative network of city libraries
in the November 2008 election, funding has been restored and stabilized via
a permanent District tax rate.  Additionally, the new Director will be
expected to lead the planning for constructing a new library building to
meet the needs of our community.   The Oregon City Library is currently
housed in a leased space approximately 13,500 square feet in size.  It is
estimated that a new facility will be 30,000 to 40,000 square feet in size.

Oregon City Library is part of the Library Information Network of Clackamas
County (LINCC), a library consortium serving 11 independent public libraries
in the county.  Clackamas County is located in the south metro area of
Portland Oregon and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable
areas in the US, extending from the southern edge of Portland to the top of
Mt. Hood.  Enjoy all the urban amenities of a thriving metropolitan area
with countless outdoor recreation prospects of the Pacific Northwest (coast
to mountains!).  The 11 independent public libraries form a cooperative by
sharing a single automation system and centralized bibliographic/electronic
resources.  http://www.lincc.lib.or.us

We are proud of the fact that the working atmosphere in our consortium among
the library members and between the libraries and the LINCC Network staff is
very collaborative and friendly.  LINCC libraries circulate over 6.2 million
items a year on their classic Dynix system, but are currently involved in a
migration to the new SirsiDynix Symphony product.

Education and Experience

Requires a Master of Library Science or Master of Library Science and
Information Studies from an A.L.A. accredited Masters program and a minimum
of five years of progressively responsible professional library experience,
including management and supervisory experience, which demonstrates
considerable knowledge in the principles and practices of general
administration and supervision, and extensive knowledge of the methods,
policies, practices, principles, and procedures of professional library

Compensation and Benefits

Salary:  $69,384 (Minimum), $82,632 (Median), $95,844 (Maximum) annually
with the median range as the target.  The Library Director's position
qualifies for the pay-for-performance annual merit incentive program.

Benefits Include:

    * Vacation
    * Sick Leave
    * Holidays
    * Retirement (PERS)
    * Medical/Vision/RX
    * Dental
    * Life Insurance
    * Long Term Disability
    * HRA-VEBA
    * 125 Flexible Spending Account
    * Employee Assistance Program
    * Various Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation Programs

Application Process

Position will remain open until filled.  Qualified candidates must submit
the following:

1. A cover letter describing how your education and experience relate to the
position and why the job is desirable to you.

2. A current resume.

3. Completed Oregon City Application

Candidates may 1) email the application packet (Please state Library
Director position in subject line of the email) to: jobs at orcity.org

Or 2) fax application packet directly to the Human Resources office at (503)

Or 3) mail the application packet to: P.O. Box 3040 Oregon City, OR 97045 -
0304 Attention: Human Resources.

Candidate's resumes will be screened against the requirements on the
attached job description.  Anticipated date to complete first screening is
March 30, 2009.  The City of Oregon City may request additional information
and conduct some telephone interviews.  Once applications are reviewed the
most qualified candidates will be notified and asked to come in for the
first in a series of interviews.  First interviews are tentatively scheduled
for Tuesday April 14, 2009, with candidates receiving a confirmation letter
of the schedule.

AA/ADA/EEO Employer

Jon Forest, Systems Librarian
Library Information Network of Clackamas County
16239 SE McLoughlin Blvd. #208, Oak Grove, Oregon 97267
Email: jon at lincc.lib.or.us.  Phone: 503-723-4892.  Fax: 503-794-8238.

Jon Forest, Systems Librarian
Library Information Network of Clackamas County
16239 SE McLoughlin Blvd. #208, Oak Grove, Oregon 97267
Email: jon at lincc.lib.or.us.  Phone: 503-723-4892.  Fax: 503-794-8238.

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