[kids-lib] Job Opportunity w/Multnomah County Library

Johnette Easter johnette at multcolib.org
Fri Jul 12 10:43:39 PDT 2013


*Salary: $61,036** - $91,554 Annually*

*Deadline to apply: July 26, 2013*

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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.

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This position requires four years of professional library reference
experience, including a minimum two years of management experience in a
large, multicultural 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.
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