Library Manager, Sr.


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

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About The Position

Performs professional library services by linking resources to library staff to enhance the public user experience (UX). Serves as an innovative leader within the library, city government, and the community. A Senior Library Manager is an information advocate and forward thinker who inspires learning, discovery and the development of 21st century skills in staff, volunteers, and the community.Inspires, oversees and provides a variety of professional development opportunities for staff as well as analyzes and supports the development, implementation and ongoing enhancements to customer service delivery. Is responsible for the online customer engagement, marketing outreach, and program content of the Library in all social media outlets. Inspires collaboration, assists with focusing and gathering data analytics, analyzing and preparing administrative and operational reports to achieve target marketing goals, and advocates for the library. Provides leadership and supervision to staff in one or more aspects of library operations.Leads in the development and implementation of new and/or enhanced services. A Senior Library Manager supervises a number of library department needs, assists the Library Director with the administration of the City's Library services and functions, and performs administrative, professional and technical library work at middle management level.

Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited university, or a Master's degree in a related field.
  • Fiveyears of progressively responsible library experience, including at least threeyears of supervisory responsibilities.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment. Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

  • Perform daily duties in a manner consistent with the Library's mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Meet diverse community needs, expose the libraries' rich collections and resources to the community and continually learns, applies and teaches new technologies.
  • Prepare oral and written reports for City Council, City Management, Library Board, and other organizations.
  • Supervises and coordinates staff. This may include mentoring, recommending, and/or delivering training, and assigning work.
  • Participates in employee evaluations up to and including preparation and delivery of written performance appraisals.
  • Works with staff to grow and develop each employee's performance.
  • Works with employees to correct deficiencies and identify corrective actions.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Reach, bend, stoop, lift and move arms above shoulder level; lift and carry library materials.
  • Concentrate on and complete tasks in the presence of distractions.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, laptop and/or tablet PC, telephone, e-reader, calculator, cash register, bar code reader, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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