Job: Librarian I

General Information
Position:
Librarian I

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
45,084

Job Category:
Technical Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

The Hialeah Public Libraries (HPL) proudly serve more than 224,000 residents of the City of Hialeah, a major city within the South Florida metropolitan area and the sixth largest in the State of Florida, providing a wide array of services, programs and resources through our main library and five small branches. The libraries have a strong community focus, a variety of programming, and a broad selection of relevant materials in multiple formats. HPL patrons have access to a collection of more than 150,000 books and audiovisual materials, over 190 public computers, and free Wi-Fi connections at each facility.

The City of Hialeah has one of the largest Spanish-speaking communities in the country. As of the 2000 Census, 94.7% of Hialeah residents are Hispanic or Latino and 91.9 % speak Spanish as their primary language at home. In order to support the Library's mission and meet the needs of our community, the collections, programs and services are tailored to serve this unique population. The Library offers bilingual programs for all ages and comprehensive collections in English and Spanish.

Examples of duties and responsibilities:

Candidates must be able to apply professional library principles and practices to various areas of library operations. Duties and responsibilities include supervision of library technical and circulation services; providing reference services and readers’ advisory; assisting the public in the use of information resources and technology; participating in collection development through selection, acquisition and weeding; working collaboratively in the planning, implementation and promotion of library programs and projects; and continuous familiarization with the library’s collection, professional trends and patrons’ needs.

Supervision may be exercised over clerical and para-professional staff. Supervision is received from a higher level Librarian who assigns duties, reviews and evaluates work for satisfactory performance. This position requires some regularly scheduled evening / weekend hours. 


Education:
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles and practices, including current library technologies, resources and trends.
  • Knowledge of technical services best practices and principles.
  • Strong service philosophy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse, multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to delegate and supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain fiscal and administrative records.

The City of Hialeah is an equal opportunity employer and offers health, dental, vision and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, among other fringe benefits.


Multilingual:
Requested

Job open date:
08-28-2017

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
190 West 49th Street

City:
Hialeah

Zip:
33012

County:
Miami-Dade


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Hialeah Public Libraries

Address:
190 West 49th Street

City:
Hialeah

State:
FL

Zip:
33012

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Theresa Cuba

Contact Email:
tcuba@hialeahfl.gov

Contact Phone:
305-821-2700, ext. 239

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Send resume to Ms. Theresa Cuba at tcuba@hialeahfl.gov

 


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