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Your leading edge Library career starts with the San Jose Public Library!

 

Explore a Career with SJPL

San José Public Library (SJPL) serves a culturally diverse population of nearly 959,000 in the country's 10th largest city.  SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of nearly 14 million items. Award-winning staff strive to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and received the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.

  

Current SJPL Employment Opportunities

 

Job:  Community Programs Administrator - Library Technology Innovation

Closing Date:  9/30/2014

Salary:  $78,270 - $95,347.20

 

Position and Duties

This Community Programs Administrator is a new position under the supervision of the Division Manager for Technology and Innovation and works closely with Library staff in Information Technology, Instruction Programming Services, Strategic Development, King Library and Branch Libraries operations in the San José Public Library System.  This position will analyze new trends in technology and consider library applications, service models, partnerships and opportunities.  

 

This position will provide collaborative oversight, project management, and participation for the Library's customer-focused projects and initiatives that involve public access to technology, hands-on technology learning, public access to digital resources, and development of public facing and operational enhancements involving Library technology.

 

This position will convene or serve on initiative teams involving library staff, partners, and volunteers to launch technology and innovation pilots, evaluate results, make recommendations and oversee implementation for system-wide up-scaling of successful service models. In collaboration with initiative teams, guide staff with emphasis on creativity, innovation, and incorporating and defining best practices to position San José Public Library as a forerunner in technology-enhanced Library services.

 

This position will facilitate and organize an innovation culture based on design thinking; Serve as a bridge between teams across the organization to align initiatives with strategic technology access priorities; Serve as a bridge between teams and Administration, Information Technology and other resources necessary for successful technology innovation; Evaluate and analyze pilots and experiments, to learn from failures and build upon success.  This position will communicate results internally with Library staff and collaborate with Library Marketing to share achievements and aspirations with the public, potential talent, and resource partners outside the organization.

 

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, social work, sociology, psychology or a related field (Education, Media Arts, or Computer Science)

 

2. Experience:  Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience related to technology-based programming or instruction.

 

How To Apply:

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs.

 

Job:  Community Program Administrator – Partners in Reading

 

Open: 9/8/2014

Closing Date: 9/21/2014

Salary:$78,270 - $95,347.20

 

Position and Duties

Partners in Reading (PAR) is a department within SJPL that delivers adult and family literacy services to residents of San José. Volunteer tutors attend a 14-hour training and are matched with adults to assist with reading, writing, problem solving, computer and life skills. Over the last 25 years, PAR has trained over 4,000 tutors who have instructed over 5,100 adult learners. PAR  has expanded beyond one-to-one and small group tutoring and has developed and delivered vocational literacy programs, and enhanced its family literacy program. PAR has also been offering basic and advanced ESL-classes at libraries and community centers. 

 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the above mentioned programs as well as have a strong understanding of current trends in adult and family literacy that may result in the development of new programs and services for PAR. Other duties will include: directing and evaluating staff; writing, implementing, and monitoring grants; monitoring budgets; collaborating with community organizations, other library jurisdictions, City Departments, and other key partners; collaborating with internal library departments such as Early Education and Centralized Programming/Instruction; working with California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) at the State Library; representing SJPL in community meetings as the adult and family literacy advocate; and understanding current technological trends for adult/family literacy purposes. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

- Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, social work, sociology, psychology or a related field.  
- Experience:  Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience related to adult and/or family literacy.   

 

How To Apply:

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs.

 

 

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Library Career Employment Workshops and Webinars

SJPL hosts and participates in various library employment workshops and webinars.  To be notified of future and workshops email Personnel@sjlibrary.org.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities
SJPL has an extensive volunteer program.  To find more information on current volunteer opportunities and to start gaining valuable and rewarding experience working in a library, go to the SJPL’s Volunteer page to sign up.