Job: Librarian

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This position is a level P15. To determine starting salary, Polk State College takes into consideration the pay level minimum, the candidate's qualifications and internal equity factors.

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



At Polk State, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This Librarian position reports to the Director of Library & TLCC and is an excellent opportunity within the College’s campus library.   We offer a collaborative, creative and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk State. 






Librarians work with the Library and TLCC Director to coordinate and facilitate all areas of library services. The librarian’s primary function is to support the instructional programs at by providing library users (students, staff, faculty, and community users) with quality information services including instruction in the use of information tools and resources.  The Librarian collaborates with the faculty to improve service, participate in college-wide activities and committees, and perform additional duties as needed and assigned. 




  • Provides instruction in the use of information resources (both electronic and print) and technologies to student, faculty and staff  groups, and individuals.
  • Assists students, faculty, staff and community users in locating, evaluating and accessing materials.
  • Assumes responsibility for the daily operation of the library and library staff.
  • Develops instructional resources in print, electronic and multimedia formats to assist users and promote information literacy and critical thinking techniques.
  • Participate in collection development – print, non-print, and online resources.
  • Supervises and facilitates circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan services.
  • Maintains records and statistics necessary for planning and improvement.
  • Provides support for online learning using a variety of technologies.
  • Designs, develops and implements online learning objects and content modules to support online information literacy instruction. 
  • Conducts assessment of the library’s information literacy instruction programs and collaborates with faculty and staff on assessment of information literacy general education outcomes across the curriculum.


Required Education:

Masters Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school.



At least one year of experience in library services is required. 



Preferred Experience: 

Additional related experience, preferably in higher education, is preferred.



Application Requirements: A completed online application consists of:

    • a resume, and
    • an electronic job application (all sections completed).


Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered. 


  • Background Screening: Reference checks, successful completion of a Level II background check (fingerprinting), and third-party Education Verification for all stated degrees will be required prior to employment.


  • Non-Instructional Transcripts:  For most professional/salaried positions (P16 and below), uploading of unofficial transcript(s)(with confidential information redacted) during the hiring process is welcomed, but not required.  However, please note that education will be verified for all stated degrees.


  • Foreign Transcripts:  For staff positions where a degree is required, all international degrees must have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. "equivalency." Polk State College requires that all international credential evaluations be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES®). More information about NACES® affiliatescan be obtained at the NACES® website


  • Submission of official transcripts will be required as a condition of employment following receipt of job offer.


  • Veterans’ Preference: Eligible applicants must use the Documentation Form to apply for Veterans’ Preference for positions in qualifying categories.  All required documentation (Polk State Veteran’s Preference Documentation Form and the DD-214) must be submitted with the completed application for consideration.
  • As a general rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College's need for a candidate with unique skills and expertise and where the College cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored candidates.


  • Relocation: Polk State College does NOT provide relocation assistance for this position.


  • This position will close at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 



NOTE:  We encourage applicants to provide feedback of their experience or request help at 


Polk State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Valparisa Baker, Director, Equity & Diversity (Title IX Coordinator), 999 Avenue H, NE, Winter Haven, FL  33881, Office:  WAD 227, 863.292.3602 Ext. 5378,


Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.


Polk State College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Polk State, please call 863-297-1070 or e-mail and let us know the nature of your request, along with your contact information.  Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.



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  • Academic Libraries

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Job Place:
Polk State College

Job Location:
Central Florida

999 Ave H NE

Winter Haven



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Polk State College

999 Ave H NE

Winter Haven



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