JOB: State Librarian – Salem, Oregon

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    Stephanie Slade


    Serves as Agency Director and Chief Administrative Officer that provides guidance and assistance to the Library Management Team, and represents the Library in dealings with the heads of other state and local agencies and organizations and the Legislative Assembly. The State Librarian directs the Library staff to meet the mission of the agency as contained in the Oregon Revised Statutes and the long range and biennial goals adopted by the State Library Board of Trustees.

    This position acts as the appointing authority to direct all activities of the State Library by evaluating and administering policy, program priorities, and the use of resources as determined by the Board of Trustees. The State Librarian provides vision and direction to the approximately 1,650 public, school, community college, university and special libraries in Oregon, and to the State Library staff.

    The State Librarian plays a major role in several regional and national organizations including those involved in legislation, funding, policymaking and standards.


    You must be a graduate of a library school accredited by the American Library Association or possess the equivalent in training and experience as required by ORS 357.015; AND HAVE

    Six years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
    a) development of program rules and policies,
    b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,
    c) program evaluation, and
    d) budget preparation.

    In the “Work History” section on your application or resume, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

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