Job: Library Director

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Library Director

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Salary Range: $66,000 - $99,000

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


The Library Director is responsible for performing complex administrative work in the planning, directing, and oversight of departmental services and resources.  This position is responsible for strategic planning, setting policy, and providing direction to managers in order to achieve departmental goals and objectives. Work is performed under the direction of the Community Services Director.


1.                   Plans, organizes, and evaluates programs and operations

2.                   Plans and coordinates such activities as collection development, programming, outreach, in-service training, technological resources, revenue collection activities, and patron assistance

3.                   Determines goals and objectives; drafts policies and procedures

4.                   Manages, trains, schedules and evaluates supervisory staff engaged in circulation of material, readers’ advisory services, children’s programming, public relations, acquisition of materials,

                 and  reference sources

5.                   Prepares and maintains library budget

6.                   Selects and purchases library resources and equipment and evaluates and controls selections

7.                   Works with volunteers, Friends of the Library, Tavares Library Advisory Board, and other groups

8.                   Prepares reports and maintains records

9.                   Acts as liaison with Library Advisory Board of Lake County Library System

10.               Interacts with general public on a daily basis

11.               Works collaboratively with other divisions within the Community Services Department, as well as with the Lake County Library System


(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)






1.                   Knowledge of management principles

2.                   Knowledge of public administration and governmental operations

3.                   Knowledge of basic accounting and financial management principles

4.                   Knowledge of advanced theories and principles related to area of assignment

5.                   Knowledge of strategy development principles and procedures

6.                   Knowledge of program development and administration principles and practices

7.                   Knowledge of public relations principles

8.                   Skilled in monitoring and evaluating employees

9.                   Skilled in prioritizing and assigning work

10.               Skilled in providing leadership

11.               Skilled in managing projects

12.               Skilled in speaking in public

13.               Skilled in analyzing and developing policies and procedures

14.               Skilled in analyzing complex problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals

15.               Skilled in mediating and resolving conflict

16.               Skilled in preparing and administering budgets

17.               Skilled in managing change and sensitive topics

18.               Skilled in planning, analyzing, and evaluating programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints

19.               Skilled in prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple simultaneous projects

20.               Skilled in reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

21.               Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports, including oral, written, and audio/visual presentations

22.               Skilled in maintaining sensitive and confidential information

               23.               Skilled in providing customer service

               24.               Skilled in gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations based on findings and in support of organizational goals

               25.               Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications

26.               Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals

27.               Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of library science, development and administration

28.               Knowledge of library materials and methods

29.               IT knowledge, skills and ability

30.               Knowledge of community organization and public affairs

31.               Ability to plan, organize and direct library programs and activities

32.               Ability to interpret community interests and needs, and plans for library services

33.               Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

34.               Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with Library staff, City departments and employees, patrons and public community groups

               35.               Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in decision-making


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Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Tavares Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

314 North New Hampshire Avenue




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Tavares Public Library

314 North New Hampshire Avenue




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Lori Tucker, Human Resources Director

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How to apply

The City of Tavares - Land and See!

The City of Tavares, America's Seaplane City, is recognized throughout Florida as an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented employer!  Located in the center of the Sunshine State on the banks of beautiful Lake Dora, Tavares is home to a current population of 14,600 residents and is the capitol city of Lake County. 

Host to an impressive slate of 26 annual lakefront events from 5K runs to air shows, growing numbers of visitors come to Tavares each year to enjoy a thriving downtown entertainment district; and to visit our picturesque hotels, unique restaurants, marina and virtual seaplane airport (FA1) – which is home base to the renowned Jones Brothers Air and Seaplane Adventures, featuring guided seaplane tours over the Central Florida area and seaplane flight training opportunities.  To date, over 15,000 seaplanes have visited our airport since its first official flight in April 2010.

To apply for our Library Director position, submit your resume and a completed City of Tavares employment application by one of the following three ways: 

An application can be submitted three ways:

  1. Email:
  2. Fax: 352.742.6351
  3. Mail: Tavares Human Resources Department
                 P.O. Box 1068
                 Tavares, FL 32778

The link to our employment application is

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Tavares Public Library!



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