Access and Acquisitions Library Supervisor

Job title: Access and Acquisitions Library Supervisor

Company: City of Salem

Job description: Job Summary


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The Salem Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and highly collaborative individual whose main objective is to deliver exceptional internal and external customer service as the Access and Acquisitions Library Supervisor.

You must have leadership characteristics who understands the need to provide materials and resources that are relevant and responsive to the changing needs of our community while also supporting the Vision and Mission of the Salem Public Library. This leader will play an important role in implementing our strategic plan initiatives which will center equity, diversity and belonging to create a welcoming, inclusive community that prioritizes learning, discovery, and well-being for all. A significant focus of your role as a library supervisor will be to work positively and productively with other supervisors and staff to ensure a smooth continuity of operations, ensuring issues are proactively identified and resolved equitably and effectively.

What you will do:
As a member of the leadership team, you will provide direction by developing, defining, and conceptualizing new ventures or approaches that will ultimately result in innovative or more effective services. You will collaborate with staff and management to integrate program services, evaluate, and assess current levels of service and service needs.

The Access and Acquisitions Library Supervisor will oversee the management of the technical services team as well as overseeing access and acquisitions of both traditional and non-traditional library collections and services. This includes the strategic development and maintenance of library collections, resources, and related services and activities. The role will continue to develop as the organizational structure of the library aligns to meet the service needs of our community.

Learn more about the Salem Public Library at: .

Additional information on job responsibilities:

  • Oversees collection development and management of electronic materials collection.
  • Troubleshoots and streamlines issues in acquisitions, cataloging, and processing.
  • Provides oversight of library materials budget including Trust and Agency accounts.
  • Oversees development and implementation of Library policies, plans and procedures that achieve Library goals and are responsive to community needs.
  • Maintains positive relationships with staff, customers, and vendors and regularly reviews Request for Proposals.
  • Evaluate physical and digital collection to ensure they are diverse, inclusive, and equitable and initiate changes where needed.
  • Resolves issues and effectively manages staff, customer, and/or vendor concerns in a professional manner.
  • Oversees the process related for ordering, receiving, and payment for library materials and resources.
  • Creates, maintains, or processes statistics relating to library materials, material use, bibliographic and item records, and acquisitions.
  • Acts as a liaison with various vendors including, but not limited to, the ILS provider, e-content providers, and physical material vendors for books, audiobooks, and other circulating materials.
  • Develops workflows to streamline the selection, acquisition, cataloging and processing of library materials and Interlibrary Loan service.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of bibliographic, item, authority, order, and serial records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What can we offer you for all your hard work?

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
  • Paid vacation and sick time in accordance with City policies.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Employer-paid PERS contribution of 6%.
  • Opportunity for voluntary pre-tax contributions to a 457b account.
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
  • Voluntary long-term care.
  • Employee wellness program.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Employee health clinic.
  • Position schedule is Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with one evening.

What are the minimum qualifications?

  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass a drug test (including marijuana).
  • Must have an Oregon driver license and a driving record that meets the City of Salem’s driving standards.
  • Associate degree from an accredited college or university in a related field to program assignment (i.e., library sciences, business management, public service, etc.), and four years of supervisory experience in a related field, or any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.

Preferred Qualifications (Not required to apply):

  • Experience working with SirsiDynix, WorkFlows and BlueCloud Analytics.
  • A master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Bilingual language skills. Spanish language fluency is highly desired.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • At least three years of public library experience, including some experience in the areas of access and acquisitions, collection development and management, or library technical services.
  • Two years’ experience working with vendors and RFPs.
  • Two years of experience working with diverse patron populations.
  • Experience incorporating DEI components into collection development policy and procedures.
  • Experience of modern office or library environments, practices, tools, techniques, principles and technologies, including emerging technologies within the last 5 years.

What you will bring along:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of strategic planning, change management, and project management.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public library service in the 21st century.
  • Ability to build consensus when managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Respect, seek to understand, and value individual differences to foster and support a diverse and inclusive team-oriented workplace.
  • Strong statistics and data presentation skills.
  • Excellent Communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Budget management skills.

About us:
The City of Salem is the second largest City in the State of Oregon, located in the heart Willamette Valley, and is the capital city of Oregon with a population over 180,000. Centrally located, Salem is 47 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascade Mountains to the east and an hour from the ocean beaches to the west. Salem is an exceptional community for living and working with exciting new and comfortable well-established neighborhoods and carefully preserved historic buildings.

A full-service City, Salem has eight primary departments:
Community Planning and Development, Finance, Fire, Enterprise Services, Legal, Police, Public Works, and Community and Urban Development. Several departments also have functional divisions within their department. The City has five labor unions and employs roughly 1,350 talented and dedicated staff members. The Urban Renewal Agency and the Salem Housing Authority are separate municipal corporations. The Agency contracts with the City for services and the Authority is led by the Housing Administrator within the Community Planning and Urban Development department.

Where can I find out more about the position?
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How can I apply?
The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to, and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

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Expected salary: $7950.8 – 10687.73 per month

Location: Salem, OR

Job date: Wed, 13 Mar 2024 06:51:06 GMT

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