GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Performs difficult professional work in a section in the public library; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Providing professional reference or other patron services; developing and updating collection; selecting materials; assisting patrons; researching reference sources; maintaining records; preparing reports.
Supervises, manages and performs circulation desk operations; answers questions and assists patrons in finding information and materials;
Registers patrons for library cards on computer and keeps information current;
Registers patrons to use computers and enforces policy; monitors public usage of computers and answers questions;
Answers reference questions in person or by telephone and conducts research as required;
Designs, coordinates, oversees, plans and presents a variety of educational and training programs for patrons, patron groups and library staff;
Plans and prepares the library web site; maintains current information regarding current and upcoming events; maintains bibliographies for patron and staff use;
Reads and evaluates reviews; maintains and collects patrons opinions and requests to recommend materials for selection;
Performs related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation; thorough knowledge of reader interest levels; thorough knowledge of library reference, adult, children's and other library services; thorough knowledge of library system computer applications; thorough knowledge of library reference materials and research techniques; ability to maintain accurate records and statistics and complete accurate reports; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school and some library experience or a Master’s degree from an accredited college and library experience.
May require possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Florida.