County of Alameda

Library Manager I (#4176)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - General Mgmt (R15)
$47.39-$57.66 Hourly / $3,791.20-$4,612.80 BiWeekly /
$8,214.27-$9,994.40 Monthly / $98,571.20-$119,932.80 Yearly

Under general direction plans, directs, coordinates and supervises the work of a Library Service within the County Library; trains, supervises, and evaluates staff assigned to work within the library or library service; assists in the development and implementation of Library policies, procedures, and service delivery programs and performs related duties as required.


Library Manager I is the first professional supervisory level in the Library Manager Series.  This class is distinguished from the Library Manager II in that the Library Manager I is responsible for overseeing a library not requiring a subordinate supervisor.  This class is distinguished from the Library Assistant Manager by having full responsibility for employees in professional classifications and directing programs for a library or library service on a full time basis.


NOTE: The following are duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.    


1.  Plans and directs the day-to-day operation of a library service within the County Library; selects and evaluates staff; supervises professional, paraprofessional, and/or clerical staff responsible for public or library support services; provides supervision and direction for volunteers; directs merchandising and maintenance of collections; participates in developing and updating departmental work procedures and policies; interprets and applies library policies and procedures.  

2.  Initiates and maintains contact with members of the community, including library support groups, schools, service organizations, County departments, and community agencies.   

3.  As delegated by a Library Division Director, has secondary responsibility for working with appointed citizen commissions and committees in their assigned communities.  Arranges visits for members of the community to the library, speaks to organizations about library services; prepares publicity on library activities; promotes the use of the library within the community.  

4.  Assesses needs for staffing, supplies, resources, furnishings and equipment; submits budget requests to meet public and/or support services objectives and manages budgeted expenditures.  

5.  In cooperation with library service coordinators, orients and trains staff and oversees their performance; plans, evaluates, and implements service to the public, organizations, and educational institutions.   

6.  Manages one or more functions of a library or library service, which may include responsibility for public service and/or support service assignments; develops training programs for staff and/or the public; may serve as a project manager in the development of new services or evaluation of existing services.


Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.



Either I

The equivalent of one (1) year full-time experience as a Library Assistant Manager in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of eighteen months full-time experience as a Librarian III in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of two (2) years full-time experience as a Librarian II in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of three (3) years full-time, responsible professional level library experience.

NOTE:  The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE:  The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Example of Duties" section of this specification.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of delivering library services via emerging technologies.
  • Public library programs and their relationship to community needs.
  • Principles and practices of supervision management, and training.
  • Library materials and formats in general use.
  • Library Automation applications and practices.
  • Printed and digital information resources.
  • Library business methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Current technical services trends and practices.
  • Budgeting and resource management principles and practices.
  • Practical applications of library automation and circulation functions.
  • Tools and trends of collection and cataloging.
  • Popular materials, books and authors in several fields.

Ability to:

  • Implement policies, procedures, and services.
  • Establish courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Problem solve and analyze.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to commit to one's work and to invest one's time, talent, and best efforts in accomplishing organizational goals.
  • Make decisions, exercise judgement, and set priorities.
  • Generate innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to find opportunities.
  • Keep the organization's vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
  • Exercise interpersonal sensitivity while working effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Utilize the latest technologies to provide high levels of service.
  • Make presentations to the public on library services and materials.
  • Classify and catalog library materials in various formats.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment.



JGS:db-Rev. 09/90
JGS:pb-Rev. 12/92
Old document: 0385h
Revised 06/97
New document: Jobspecs/4176
CSC Date: 08/20/97
DS:cs Revised (Combined) Supervising Librarian I and Supervising Librarian II 04/11/11
CSC Date: 05/18/11
JG:ah  Revised and Retitled 10/29/18
Old Title: Supervising Librarian I
CSC Date 11/07/18



Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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