Library Director

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Created: July 7, 2016


The City of Pasadena is seeking an innovative leader to serve as Director of Libraries and Information Services. Click here to view a detailed brochure about this exciting opportunity.

Pasadena is a fascinating and unique city where tradition and innovation flourish side by side. It is a city with an authentic sense of history, roots and tradition, which also sets the pace for the future. The city serves as the venue for world-class events and attracts millions of visitors each year with its charm and hospitality. The city’s library system reflects, perhaps more than any other city service, Pasadena’s commitment to quality of life including a focus on the arts, lifelong learning, and neighborhood stability and livability. The City’s library facilities are some of the finest in the nation. They include a large Central Library listed on the National Register of Historic Places and nine branch facilities. The libraries provide a wide array of services, programs, and collections at the neighborhood level to meet the community’s information needs, and enjoy strong community support. Department resources include a staff of 138 employees, representing 109 FTEs. The library has an annual operating budget of $14.5 million and includes a voter-enacted parcel tax which is valid through 2023.

The Director of Libraries is a department director who participates on the City’s executive team and reports to an Assistant City Manager. The Director provides strategic leadership and direction for the Department, and is responsible for operations and administration through two division managers.

The ideal candidate will be a progressive and innovative library professional with a demonstrated record of accomplishments in dealing with complex issues in a multicultural environment. Service in an organization where community engagement and results are highly valued will help ensure a seamless transition into the Director’s role. While highly regarded for his/her technical expertise, the ideal candidate will be an exceptional people manager. This person is very comfortable engaging directly with the public and displays a passion for working with and serving people. An expert communicator, the ideal candidate has seasoned diplomatic skills and a talent in bringing people together. This individual must thrive on change and be flexible, adaptable and willing to work in a progressive, ever transforming environment. As a trend-spotter and risk-taker, this person has a knack for assessing community needs and trying out innovative solutions. The ideal candidate is outward looking, enthusiastic and tireless. She or he is not only a leader, but a developer of leaders.


The salary range for this position is $144,000 - $180,000 and offers a generous benefits package. Please see the recruitment brochure for more details.

Application & Selection Process
To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, visit and apply online. Open until July 28, 2016.

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC