Director of Libraries & Information Services

Agency City of Pasadena


FILING DEADLINE March 24, 2023

SALARY RANGE $186,288 – $232,860 Annually

Congratulations to Tim McDonald, the new Director of Libraries & Information Services!

The Ideal Candidate

As the historic Central Library is restored, and new ways of looking at how information is obtained and how libraries will adapt, the City will require an optimistic and charismatic individual; a leader that believes in the mission of the library and can convey and excite the public about the opportunities that lie ahead. The ideal candidate must be a collaborative, dynamic and confident manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills able to build solid business relationships and partnerships, have excellent public speaking skills, and can manage difficult political waters. The Director will be dedicated and committed to working with key stakeholders to ensure that the library embraces and addresses challenges and priorities while being a creative problem solver to continue the high quality of services that the City is known for.

The successful candidate should be comfortable working on a range of issues, have solid financial and budget management, and a proven track record implementing and seeing projects to completion. A spirit and entrepreneurial drive is ideal to ensure a wide array of multi-cultural events, diverse programs to meet the needs of all community members, and the capacity to manage a hardworking and dedicated staff through the changes, continually building teamwork and cohesion. This is a unique opportunity to create a legacy in the industry with this world class library system and to be an integral leader in celebration and the ribbon cutting for the Central Library re-opening.

Please check the Job Brochure for more detailed information.

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