LSA, County Library Relations & District Consultant – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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POSITION TITLE: LSA, County Library Relations & District Consultant
POSTING DATE: January 30, 2019
LOCATION:  CLP – Main Library


Job Summary: The position of Library Services Administrator (LSA) – County Library Relations and District Consultant provides leadership and direction for public library service within Allegheny County consistent with CLP’s role as District Library Center and County Library. This position will serve as the primary contact for county library staff for CLP services. The person in this role will forge relationships with appropriate staff internal to CLP and within county libraries, identify and leverage resources within CLP and across the District, and ensure that connections are made to facilitate effective library service for all.


The responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing CLP’s role as District Library Center and County Library; developing and implementing the Pittsburgh District’s Five Year Plan;
  • Provide CLP leadership to county-wide library initiatives including shared services, joint initiatives, cooperative endeavors;
  • Identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating initiatives and activities in conjunction with CLP and County Library staff to improve the quality of library service county-wide and raise the profile of public libraries across the community;
  • Working with and leading colleagues at all levels to overcome barriers to library use, including policies, time, location, transportation, accessibility and awareness;
  • Building effective teams and developing skills and abilities of staff through coaching, learning opportunities, direct and indirect work assignments, building and extending trust, and empowering library staff to work toward shared goals;
  • Leadership and participation in CLP and county-wide activities such as committees, task forces and work teams and modeling behaviors in patron-focused service, self-directed learning, strategic thinking and planning, and personal accountability;
  • Advocating on behalf of libraries to ensure their roles as community assets and maintaining strong reciprocal relationships with other libraries throughout the region and across the state;
  • Evaluating the success of their efforts and continuously improving programs, services and staff to respond to changing needs through data collection and analysis; and generating and sharing the vision of the future-focused library.


Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university;
  • Seven years of progressive experience and increasing responsibility in a public library, including demonstrated leadership capabilities;
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills, including the ability to resolve problems effectively;
  • Continuously improve and innovate delivery of services and content physically and virtually;
  • Make decisions for the betterment of CLP as a system and the Pittsburgh District using independent judgment and understanding of CLP’s strategic directions;
  • Engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse public, peers and staff;
  • Represent CLP to the community (in a library service area, interest area, or special initiatives);
  • Lead, motivate, develop and supervise staff and volunteers;
  • Communicate positively, professionally and effectively; in both written and verbal forms;
  • Interpret and implement policy to staff, customers, and community;
  • Learn, competently use, and demonstrate technology in all forms;
  • PA State Criminal Background Check and PA Child Abuse History Clearance upon offer of



Work Hours: Generally 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday; with additional time on evenings and weekends as needed to support library and related events.


Salary Range: $70,000-$78,000 annually


How to Apply: Interested applicants should apply online by February 24, 2019 at



Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Philosophy of Service

Our customers are our first priority. The staff of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are committed to providing the highest level of service to satisfy the needs of every customer: those who use our facilities, materials, and services; those who access us electronically; the individuals and organizations with whom we interact; and our team of colleagues. We value our role in providing access to a world of information for all people and our impact on the development of a learning society. Our goal is to create a service environment that inspires customer confidence, loyalty and many return visits.