Richmond is the only municipality in Contra Costa County that operates its own library system, and I’m guessing that it’s one of only few in the state. But they’re looking for a new chief.

Their former director for their libraries resigned to head back to school. Until a fulltime replacement can be found, they’ve hired an interim manager.

The cost to the city: $13,410 per month.

From the Oakland Tribune:

Richmond is on the hunt for a new leader to head up its libraries, literacy programs and cultural services, after its former director left to return to school.

Officials will hire a recruitment firm to conduct a targeted search for the right person and hope to fill the seat early next year. It takes at least three months to advertise the position, interview candidates and pick a winner before a new library director is hired.

“We’re looking for someone with an interest and aptitude for doing good, strong community outreach and getting more people involved in library services,” City Manager Bill Lindsay said.

Read the full article here.