Job: Senior Librarian, Head of Reference

General Information
Position:
Senior Librarian, Head of Reference

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$46,833.02 - $84,332.56

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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

Description:

Lee County Library System, a dynamic, forward thinking organization, is offering enthusiastic, community-minded candidates the opportunity to become a part of the team at the East County Regional Library. As Senior Librarian, Head of Reference you will work primarily with adults but have daily interaction with and provide library services to children and teens as well. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who enthusiastically embraces public library service and demonstrates a positive attitude, good judgment, and a commitment to teamwork. This position is directly responsible for supervising a staff of 4.

This position is located between Varsity Lakes Middle School & Lehigh Senior High School.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise staff and volunteers and coordinate workflow for effective service delivery.
  • Use considerable independent judgment and initiative along with established policies and procedures to assure a competent staff and high quality service to the public.
  • Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers' advisory. 
  • Oversee a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the adult's collections through selection, weeding, and displays.
  • Participate in branch specific and system-wide committees as assigned.
  • Present tours and programs for school and community groups visiting the library.
  • Provide technology training to staff and patrons. 
  • May be in charge of the library for specific days or shifts.
  • Explain and administer library policies and procedures. 
  • Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of emerging technology and trends.
  • Communicate and work effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information and working cohesively as a team.
  • Interact productively with staff from library administration, library processing, and other branches. 
  • Relate positively to a diverse population, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and assist the public directly as an active member of the public service team at the branch.
  • Work effectively with the Library Friends group and other community groups.

Education:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSING

  • Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association and two years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian in a public library system or a department or division of a main library.
  • Prefer four year(s) related library experience.
  • Prefer two year(s) supervisory experience.
  • Requires possession of a valid Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record. 
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

  • Spanish speaking is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership or management experience and the ability to work independently is preferred.
  • Ability to deliver an exemplary customer experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team is preferred.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.
  • Ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs is preferred. 
  • Must have knowledge of current professional public library principles, methods, and practices, relevant computer applications, literature for various ages, and have the ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as cash registers, computers, photocopiers, self-check machines, assistive devices and automation equipment.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
08-06-2019

Application deadline:
08-20-2019

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
East County Regional Library

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

Address:
881 Gunnery Road

City:
Lehigh Acres

Zip:
33971

County:
Lee


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lee County Library System

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

State:
FL

Zip:
33901

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Brenda Skiba

Contact Email:
bskiba@leegov.com

Contact Phone:
239-533-2245

Contact Fax:

How to apply

 

Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.  Apply at http://www.leegov.com/hr/jobsearch or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Myers, FL  33902.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL  33902.  Your application must be received in Human Resources BEFORE the posting closes.  If Human Resources does not receive your application BEFORE the posting closes, we will NOT be able to consider you for the position and your application will NOT be processed. 

 


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