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 coordinating the delivery of impactful and engaging library services and programs for a community library within the downtown St. Petersburg district and serving a very diverse population. The library is in close proximity to the largest business district within St. Petersburg, as well as the local court and many legal offices; it houses the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg and is the central location for coordination of the Career Online High School program and the English as a Second Language program. 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 Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
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.
Have a minimum of three (3) years of progressive, professional supervisory library experience.
Physical address where the job position is located.
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