19 May 2023

Community Librarian – Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD)

Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is hiring for Community Librarian. The application window closes on May 29, 2023.

SCCLD is enthusiastically committed to ensuring that our communities benefit from the library. We are consistently ranked among the top libraries in the nation in service, innovation, and performance. Join our team serving our diverse communities and grow in a supportive environment.

The ideal candidate is an innovative thinker, collaborative team leader and community builder. This position plays a key role in ensuring our libraries are inclusive spaces where everyone feels welcomed and supported in their lifelong learning pursuits. The district inspires to evolve public library services and looks to leaders who embrace creativity, fresh ideas and truly strive for excellence.  Our community librarians must be strong communicators with experience in leading change. These managers connect the library with its local community and help implement in district-wide initiatives.

SCCLD is hiring two full-time Community Librarians, one position is with the Saratoga Library and the other with the Cupertino Library. The Community Librarian has responsibility for facility operations, budget and directing other supervisors and multiple levels of professional and clerical staff. Additionally, the Community Librarian creates policy and formulates short and long-range plans for the assigned library.

Employment Standards include possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a school of librarianship accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of three (3) years of professional library experience in a capacity comparable to a Supervising Librarian in Santa Clara County and possession of knowledge and abilities listed on the Job Specification for Community Librarian from the County Jobs website.

“At the County of Santa Clara, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just buzzwords, but essential components of a thriving workplace. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels valued and heard, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or any other characteristic. We understand that fostering a culture of inclusivity requires ongoing commitment and dedication. This is why the County continuously evaluates and invests in DEI efforts. By embracing diversity and striving for equity, we not only create a better workplace for our employees, but also drive creativity and innovation. Join us in our mission to build a more inclusive workforce.”