Director of Library Services

Berkeley , California
$162,240 - $223,050
Filing Deadline:
First review of applications: April 24, 2020

The Berkeley Public Library is seeking a Director of Library Services.  The Board of Library Trustees is seeking an experienced and visionary leader who values transparency, equity, inclusion, and open, honest communication. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal leadership skills and foster a team environment through collaboration and respectful management. The new Director will think strategically and makes sound decisions. The ability to effectively lead and manage change and address short-term challenges while maintaining a long-term vision are sought. Additional characteristics identified through extensive stakeholder engagement include:

  • A genuine people person and humble leader
  • Appreciates and values the professionalism and expertise of staff
  • Envisions technology and innovation as a complement to human knowledge and interaction
  • Embraces visibility and the opportunity for community, staff, and union input, collaboration and outreach
  • Committed public servant who understands the necessity for political astuteness
  • Respects the history of the library and builds on the past to prepare for the future
  • Has knowledge of current trends and best practices in libraries
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