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191100 - Lead Librarian Supervisor, Public & Reader Services 

Location CLP - Main  

Job Summary: Seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to provide high quality customer service to patrons in this this lively urban environment. The Lead Librarian Supervisor will oversee the daily operation of the New & Featured Department while maintaining a system-wide perspective. This candidate will actively participate as a member of peer and leadership groups to effect change, implement strategies and contribute to long- and short-range direction of the Library.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand, advocate for and engage directly with the community to ensure that information needs are identified and addressed through relevant programs and services;
  • Identify and develop opportunities to strengthen the community through meaningful interactions with the Library and our resources;
  • Assume the Manager’s duties in his or her absence, including oversight of the opening and closing process of the library, resolving customer and security issues, and ensuring smooth operation of the library;
  • Serve as a leader by motivating, supervising, and developing staff and volunteers;
  • Develop advanced knowledge of CLP policies and practices, trends in library science and services;
  • Interpret and implement policy to staff, customers and community;
  • Engage staff regarding CLP’s strategic directions and facilitate effective communication among staff, as necessary;
  • Contribute to developing and achieving goals and objectives related to CLP’s Strategic Plan;
  • Leadership, management and participation in system-wide activities, such as committees, teams and modeling behaviors in patron-focused service, self-directed learning, strategic thinking and planning, and personal accountability;
  • Contribute to the understanding of the needs for resources for staffing, facilities, and collections/content;
  • Make decisions for the betterment of CLP and location/department using independent judgment and understanding of CLP’s strategic directions;
  • Learn, competently use, and demonstrate technology in all forms.
Position Requirements
  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school is required;
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal;
  • Three or more years of related experience and increasing responsibility in a public library, including demonstrated leadership;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a busy urban library with a diverse public and staff;
  • Familiarity with online catalog, MS Windows and MS Office, electronic databases, Internet searching, and using social media to promote programs and resources;
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally for outreach, meetings and professional development opportunities;
  • PA State Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Criminal Records Check and Mandated Report Training upon offer of employment.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Work Hours Full-time, salaried exempt position. Schedule would either be Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Thursday and varies with extended hours, including evenings and additional weekends as needed.  
Salary $50,000 annually  
How to Apply Interested applicants should apply online by January 30, 2020.  
About the Organization Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mission is to engage our community in literacy and learning. The Library's vision is the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.​

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contributes to the educational attainment, economic development, and cultural enrichment of the region. Through critical services such as early learning programs for children, job search assistance and computer and Internet access, the Library fosters lifelong learning and is a renowned leader among the nation's libraries. With more than 2 million visitors and 3.5 million items borrowed each year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region's most visited asset and one of the largest public libraries in Pennsylvania. Established in 1895 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as a public trust to be funded by the community, the Library derives approximately 90% of its annual operating budget from public or government sources, including the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh.
EOE Statement Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, disability status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, political affiliation or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.  

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