Located along the picturesque Pacific Coast between Los Angeles and Orange County, the City of Long Beach combines the amenities of a large metropolitan area with the tranquility of a California beach town. Residents enjoy the benefits of a global port, a commercial airport, attractive neighborhoods, an award winning school district, and a vibrant and accessible downtown with numerous dining and shopping options. The future is bright for Long Beach as the City is alive with activity.
The Manager of Branch Library Services reports to the Director of Library Services and has management oversight for the 11 neighborhood libraries within the Department. The diverse range of services provided and geographic proximity of branch facilities requires an active, visible and engaged manager to provide cohesive and consistent leadership throughout the operation. With 11 direct reports and an overall staff of 65, the Manager must maintain connection through regular and consistent communication with the branch team members. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the successful candidate will be a collaborative problem solver, and a relationship based, team player that effectively communicates and shares information with peers and staff.
A strong foundation in the development and administration of budgets, project management and best practices are essential to this role. As with any local government employee, a high level of ethics and integrity are a must. A Master of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of five years progressively responsible supervisory experience and/or administrative experience at the level of Senior or Principal Librarian is required. The salary range is $100,000 to $130,000 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at http://www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by May 12, 2017.
Paul Kimura and/or Cris Piasecki
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030