This is advanced professional and supervisory library work in coordinating a division of the St. Petersburg municipal libraries. Work includes responsibility for complicated, technical library tasks and supervision of professional and nonprofessional personnel engaged in customer service, lending of materials, program delivery and community engagement with emphasis on adult, family, youth and community literacy initiatives. Work involves community and staff engagement with emphasis on communicating system-wide library and literacy initiatives, facilitating the intra-departmental communication plan under the supervision of the director, overseeing system-wide training, volunteer and employee recognition programs; supporting the development of library partnerships that enhance library and literacy initiatives system-wide, as well as services and programs for the Main Community Library located within the central St. Petersburg district and serving a very diverse population. The Main Community Library is the central nerve center of the library system, including the Acquisition Services, Adult Services, Borrower Services, Facilities Services, Management Services, Support Services and Youth Services Divisions, which all serve the seven municipal libraries in addition to the Main Community Library, which is in close proximity to the 34th Street business corridor within St. Petersburg. The library also has a Teen Advisory Board, a computing and instruction lab supporting small business enterprise, workforce readiness, e-government, among other specialized services. There are also a host of partnerships with government and non-profit organizations based at the Main Library, with some services extending to other St. Petersburg community libraries. This position requires participation in the selection, placement, promotion, training, safety, appraisal and discipline of assigned employees. Work requires continuous, effective public contact; the exercise of considerable patience, tact and diplomacy; considerable independent judgment, flexibility and initiative in scheduling, assigning and coordinating work with that of other units within the system; and participation in the Library’s evening and weekend rotation schedule.
Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
· Have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
· Possess and continue to maintain a valid Driver License.
· Have the ability to travel between library facilities as needed.
· Have a minimum of three years of progressive, professional supervisory library experience.
· Have significant professional experience in library borrower services, including circulation, customer care and patron account matters, as well as adult and youth library programming and services and collection development.
Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:
Have at least two years of experience working in various phases of a modern library system.
Physical address where the job position is located.
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