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Carlsbad City Library
Carlsbad, California, United States
2 days ago


The Position

About Carlsbad
The City of Carlsbad is ideally situated in north San Diego County where a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant open space combine with world class resorts, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere to create the ideal California experience. Carlsbad's 113,000 residents enjoy a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, appreciate high quality community services and an excellent quality of life.  Carlsbad is known for its strong financial health, with a AAA credit rating and solid cash reserves.
About the Library:
The Library & Cultural Arts Department of the City of Carlsbad provides educational, informational, and cultural services for the community, and contributes to a high quality of life by supporting lifelong learning, the pursuit of knowledge, and an environment conducive to community gathering. The Library & Cultural Arts Department operates three public facilities: the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, the Georgina Cole Library and the Library Learning Center. The department also includes the Cultural Arts division which presents public art throughout the community. The Carlsbad City Library is also home to the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, George and Patricia Gowland Meeting Room and the Cannon Art Gallery which support a variety of visual and performing arts programs, arts education and cultural arts services.
About the Position
The Library is currently seeking an experienced and team-oriented supervisor to serve as Lead Librarian in the Adult & Teen Services division under the direction of the division's Senior Librarian.  Adult & Teen services staff assists patrons with library services, provides technology assistance, presents programs and instruction, and coordinates outreach and other programming efforts. Staff also select and deselect library holdings.
The ideal candidate will have proven abilities and experience supervising and developing professional and paraprofessional staff as well as conceptualizing, developing and providing a variety of library services, programs and outreach to adults and/or teens. The Library is looking for an enthusiastic professional with excellent interpersonal and empathetic and respectful communication skills to guide the division through strong community partnerships and able to foster the same skills in staff. In addition, desirable traits include strengths in developing and standardizing training across facilities. The individual should be forward thinking, an optimistic go-getter and exhibit flexibility. They will also be able to receive and internalize feedback from multiple sources. Understand confidentiality, assume positive intent and react to stressful situations in a professional manner.

Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment:
The City of Carlsbad requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to their start date with the city, subject to limited exceptions. New hires will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated*, or have had their first vaccine shot (with the second shot or booster scheduled if/when eligible) (2) submit acceptable proof of vaccination* prior to their start date, unless a request for a reasonable medical, disability or religious accommodation has been approved.
*Fully vaccinated definition:
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 2 weeks or more after they have received the 2nd dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BIONTECH or Moderna), and if 5 months has elapsed since the 2nd dose, they have received a COVID-19 booster.
2 weeks or more after they have received a single dose vaccine Johnson & Johnson and if 2 months has elapsed since receiving the dose, they have received a COVID-19 booster.
**Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:

  • CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider 
  • Personal Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Card obtained by visiting: 

Key Responsibilities

The following are examples of the types of job duties that may be found in Library Professional roles:
Patron Services

  • Provide excellent customer service through active listening, empathy and respect. 
  • Respond to information requests that are in person, over the phone, via chat, or other virtual media to answer questions, locate information and train the public in using the library's resources. 
  • Recommend and locate library materials appropriate to library users' needs.  
  • Provide instruction in the use of various print, electronic and online resources.  
  • Develop and deliver technology related instruction. 
  • Train and develop staff in various patron services.


  • Plan and perform outreach services to community organizations and educational institutions to increase awareness of library resources and services and learn about community needs. 
  • Represent the service area or the library at meetings of library, city, community and professional associations.


  • Recruit, select, schedule and train full time professional librarians, para-professional or clerical staff and/or volunteers. May approve timecards. 
  • Supervise the work of and actively coach staff engaged in providing various library services. 
  • Provide input into development and disciplinary matters.  
  • Manage the budget for a program, functional or specialized area or division. 
  • Lead and participate on committees and teams.  
  • Identify and resolve difficult interactions involving members of the public by interpreting, explaining, and enforcing Library rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; may contact law enforcement or other emergency services during critical events or safety issues. 
  • Act as the person in charge of a library facility primarily on evenings and weekends.


  • Plan, manage and administer professional library services. 
  • Analyze community needs, develop project proposals for modifying or extending library services and present to management; implement and manage special projects. 
  • Prepare grant requests and implement grants related to program and collection development. Monitor grant expenditures and prepares reports.  
  • Manage programming; schedule, attend and/or present training and education seminars, workshops and classes for Library and city-related skills. 
  • Keep current on library trends by reading and/or reviewing data, statistical information, and professional materials, and by participating in professional associations and conferences to identify emerging community issues. 
  • Participate in the development of online resources and their delivery. 
  • Develop and manage library collections for all sites. 
  • Prepare reports based on the collection and analysis of relevant data for library activity.

 Perform other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are located in the attached KSA matrix.

Experience & Education

An equivalent combination of the education and experience listed below:

  • A Masters of Library Science or a Masters of Library and Information Systems from an American Library Association Accredited library school.
  • Two years of professional library work experience is required to qualify for the Lead Librarian level, including a minimum of one year of prior library supervisory experience.
  • May require specialized training in assigned division.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61148198
  • Location:
    Carlsbad, California, United States
    California, United States
  • Company Name: Carlsbad City Library
  • Position Title: Lead Librarian
  • Industry: Public Library
  • Job Function: Adult Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Salary: $64,896.00 - $84,926.40 (Yearly Salary)

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