Job: Instructional and Innovation Librarian

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Instructional and Innovation Librarian

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Instructional and Innovation Librarian

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


General Description:

The Ladies Improvement Association founded the Delray Beach Public Library in 1913. In 1938 the Delray Beach Public Library Association became a not-for-profit corporation to provide a public library in Delray Beach. Since 1950, our patrons have received library service through a successful public/private partnership between the City of Delray Beach and the Library Association. The City of Delray Beach has provided a large percentage of the annual operating budget and the Library Association has raised capital funds.

 The Delray Beach Public Library exists to enrich the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities by creating and sustaining superior public library services through responsive staff, dynamic collections, appropriate technology, effective programming and access to global information. Our Vision is to become the best public library in Florida.

The Instructional and Innovation Librarian is the lead coordinator of all training for the public and staff. The Librarian develops, coordinates, delivers, evaluates individual, classroom, and online instructional programs focusing on current and emerging technologies. The Librarian develops a comprehensive program of training using existing library technologies (Makerspace, Recording Studio, Computer Lab, etc.)  to address the needs of different target audiences including staff, the public, city agencies, businesses, etc.  The regular creation of web content to promote and facilitate information literacy is essential. Continuous environmental scanning of innovative technology application in libraries is required.  Identifying, piloting and evaluating the success of new technological applications is expected.  Active participation on the Technology Team is expected where this individual presents innovative ways (and related plan with budget) to provide training opportunities focusing on technology.  Public service desk hours on adult reference desk, digital and other collection management and budget responsibilities. Proficiency with technology provides for troubleshooting, identification of valuable technology resources, and project management with related budget costs.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

+ Reporting to the Executive Director and the Head, Reference Services, the Librarian is the lead training coordinator who develops, coordinates, evaluates and budgets for all training opportunities for the public and staff.

+ Effective training skills to lead classes in technology for children, teens and adults.

+ Responsible for collection materials management (print, digital, etc.)  that supports training.

+ Serves on adult reference desk on regular schedule, providing reference service in person, on the phone, via email, and online services.

+ Proficiency in both Windows and Mac operating systems.

+ Ability to use and demonstrate software including:  Photoshop, coding, HTML, Java, CSS.

+ Demonstrated ability in project management including planning, execution and evaluation.

+ Ability to further develop recording studio and other music digital production opportunities.

+ Ability to independently plan, deliver, and assess training classes.  

+ Ability to train colleagues on emerging technologies.

+ Active participant on social media staff team to develop, maintain and enhance all social media presence of the Library.

+ Active participant on Innovation and Excellence Staff Task Force to identify, pilot and execute initiatives to enhance library service.

+ Other duties as assigned.


Education, Skills & Experience Requirements:

+ Master’s in Library Science required. 

+ Minimum of two years of working in a library.

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.

+ Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines

+ Ability to develop and maintain excellent rapport, and cooperative and courteous relationships with supervisor, co-workers, officials, merchants, city representatives, partner organizations, and the general public

+ Ability to lift 25 pounds in the shifting and moving of library materials and equipment required.  Ability to navigate stairs, kneel, bend, reach, stand for 1/2 hour, stretch and stoop in the maintenance of an orderly collection on the shelves required.  Normal speech quality and normal hearing ability expected at level of 25 decibels through the speech frequency, aided or unaided, in order to efficiently serve the public.  Ability to drive a car to perform various duties outside library building and ability to attend out-of-town meetings via commercial transportation.


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Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Delray Beach Public Library

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

100 West Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach


Palm Beach

Institution Information
Institution Name :
Delray Beach Public Library

100 West Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Karen Ronald

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How to apply

Please email resume with one page response to question below to Karen Ronald.

How have you successfully provided training for your colleagues and/or the public, and how have you been able to evaluate its success asa sustainable program?

First review of resumes is July 28, 2018. Open until position is filled.

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