Tuesday, September 27, 2011


SALARY: $55,221 TO $82,832 annually

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2011
Multnomah County Library (MCL) in Portland, Oregon, transforms lives and is essential to the health and success of the community. We respect the past, are attentive to the present and are genuinely excited about the future. We’re a forward-looking library, engaged in and energized by the challenges and opportunities facing public libraries in the next several years.

We are seeking a dynamic, service-oriented individual for the position of Library Administrator. The Administrator and Supervisor collaborate to ensure the smooth operation of the library. They 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 current opening is at the Belmont Library. The position reports directly to the Neighborhood Libraries Assistant Director. In addition to the Administrator, there is also a Supervisor at this library location who between them, manage a staff of 21 individuals. The Belmont Library, a modified Carnegie building of about 5,000 square feet, has one of the highest levels of circulation and usage for a medium-sized library branch location. For fiscal year 2010-11, Belmont Library's circulation was 977,816 and number of visits was 434,927

Please note: Other Neighborhood Library Administrator vacancies occurring during the next 12 months may be filled from the list established by this recruitment.

Experience: Three years of increasing responsible library experience in the areas of reference and reader's advisory, circulation services, stacks services management, collection development and management, or library public programming is required. A minimum of one year of lead (including person-in-charge) or supervisory experience is required AND

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Masters in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) preferred.

To learn more about this position or to apply, please visit our website at www.multcojobs.org.