Director/Head of Library, Professional Legal Management
Library Management: at the direction of the Board of Trustees, manages the library’s operation and leads the library’s vision. Director also serves as the secretary to the Board of Trustees and provides staff support to the Board; seeks to continuously improve and promote library products and services to meet the needs of the community;
Financial Management: prepares and controls annual budget of $1.5 million and manages all financial resources; provides monthly financial reports to the Board; monitors and develops all sources of income, including court filing fee deposits;
Personnel Management: supervises staff of 10-12, including hiring, training, scheduling, and discipline. Recommends salary and benefits packages. Maintains positive working relationships with Board of Trustees, staff, patrons, professional organizations and county or other government officials who provide services to the library.
Business Administration: maintains all appropriate records, including financial accounting, banking, personnel, tax reports and fund reconciliation. Negotiates contracts with all providers and manages all purchases;
Law Librarian: supervises all reference services to law library patrons and ensures patrons are appropriately assisted in use of law library resources; participates in law library professional organizations in the furtherance of professional development and law library interests. Stays current with developments in the legal publishing and information industries and the legal profession.
SALARY and BENEFITS COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
Any combination of the following:
Masters degree in Library science from an A.L.A. accredited institution
Strong leadership and team management skills are essential
Substantial budget development and budget administration experience
Significant management experience in a law library setting
Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)
Masters Degree in Public Administration
DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Leadership skills including critical thinking, risk taking, and creativity
Commitment to excellent customer service addressing the diverse needs of a law library's customers
Communications and public speaking skills
Understanding of employment law issues and personnel management
Understanding of budgeting and accounting principles
Office automation and on-line research proficiency
The Alameda County Law Library exists to help ensure that members of the public, attorney and non-attorney alike, has effective access to justice. To achieve that vision, the Law Library provides access to information required for participating in the legal system, resolving legal disputes, engaging in commerce, completing academic projects, and tending to personal affairs.
The law library hosts educational programs for attorneys and the public. It rents conference rooms for depositions, arbitration, mediation, client meetings, corporate trainings, break rooms during trials, and similar uses.
The law library manages the county-wide Lawyer in the Library program and hold rotating art shows in the first floor.
Licensed attorneys and Alameda County residents can register to check out circulating titles.
The law library is governed by a seven member board of trustees comprised of five judges from the Alameda County Superior Court and two other members appointed by the board of Supervisors.
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