Job: Senior Librarian, Youth Services

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Senior Librarian, Youth Services

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Job Category:
Children's Services

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


This position has been posted previously. We are committed to making a good match. 


We're looking for a collaborative supervising librarian for our youth services section. 

    • Do you have an energy and passion for youth services?
    • Do you have a big picture perspective on librarianship and service delivery?
    • Are you ready to take on the challenges and rewards of being a section supervisor?
    • Do you consider yourself a creative problem-solver?

If you answered YES to these questions, then you might just be our match!

Our library has always been popular among parents of our youngest patrons and now we are eager to grow our capacity to better serve children of all ages in our community. We have created a new tween/teen librarian position to further this goal. We're interested in targeting children who we might not be reaching at present and in growing some strategic partnerships. We are within walking distance of three schools and a short-drive from several others and are looking to take better advantage of that.

Areas We Are Looking to Grow: collection development, incorporation of online resources and technology into service delivery; reader's advisory services



Details from the City's job description:

Definition: Under general supervision, is responsible for administrative, supervisory and direct service functions of the Youth Services section of the library

Tasks: Works alongside section staff to plan, analyze, and evaluate library services of the assigned section. Actively participates in fulfilling library-wide goals and implementing policies. Interprets goals and policies to subordinate staff and to patrons and individuals outside of the library. Works with library administration and section staff to develop and coordinate community partnerships for the assigned service section.

Participates in the selection and training of section staff and and evaluates their performance. Coordinates staff schedule for the assigned section. Monitors ongoing expenditures regarding section (collection, program expenses) and makes budgetary recommendations for section. Monitors maintenance and other section needs and works with Library administration to achieve needed repairs and improvements. Represents the Library at meetings, conferences, presentations and workshops. Resolves conflicts with patrons and the general public. Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:

Knowledge of library principles, methods and best practices

Knowledge of library collections and the information needs of assigned target audiences

Skill in analyzing situations and making appropriate decisions and taking appropriate actions

Skill in coordinating service efforts and personnel assignments to meet a variety of user needs    

Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Ability to foster effective collaborations within the section and also among colleagues and  community partners

Skill in staff supervision and guiding staff in identifying priorities, best practices, etc.

Skill in using technology for enhanced staff efficiency as well as user education and convenience





Qualifications: Requires a Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science. Applicants should demonstrate progressive growth and increased responsibility in their work experience, ideally with five years of Masters-level experience in the advertised service area (youth services) and some related supervisory experience over library staff. Requires a valid Florida driver license.


Physical Requirements: Work involves frequent sitting and standing; moderate walking, reaching, bending, stretching, listening, speaking and movement of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Work requires regular attendance at the job site.


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Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

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Job Place:
Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

7770 52nd Street

Pinellas Park



Institution Information
Institution Name :
City of Pinellas Park

5141 78th Avenue

Pinellas Park



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