County of San Diego: Deputy Library Director

County of San Diego

Position: Deputy Library Director

Deadline: Open until filled but an initial review will commence on May, 31, 2007.

The San Diego County Library is seeking applicants for Deputy Director. This position will be managing the Library’s bibliographic and technical services, facilities, security, information technology, program services and all other support services. The ideal candidate will possess superior leadership and interpersonal communication skills to successfully direct library staff and coordinate program planning and library services with a variety of elected officials, County management teams, community groups, and other public agencies.

The community-based library system has a demonstrated commitment to service excellence, innovation and customer service. The 33 branch libraries and two mobile libraries serve rapidly growing urban, suburban and rural communities of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The department has an annual operating budget of $34 million and employs over 300 staff.

Qualified applicants must possess a master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited library school program and at least five (5) years of professional management experience. Two (2) years of professional management experience at the level of Principal Librarian (planning, developing, organizing and coordinating a major activity in a library system) is highly desirable. A public library background is required, preferably with a multi-branch system.

The anticipated hiring range is $90,000-$100,000 DOQ. This position is open until filled but an initial review will commence on May, 31, 2007. Complete application instructions are available online from the County of San Diego web site at or by contacting the Department of Human Resources at (619) 236-2191.