Job: Librarian I

General Information
Librarian I

Number position available:


Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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



The person who fills this front-line position must be a positive-minded self-starter who enthusiastically connects library members with resources and services they need. This professional position involves collection management, processing, and cataloging duties and overseeing basic circulation operations. The Librarian I trains staff in customer service and computer tasks associated with the friendly and effective delivery of library services and is responsible for supervising membership staff and their efficient application of day-to–day circulation processes along with other activities described below.


  Position responsibilities included, but are not limited to:  


  • Efficient daily operations of membership, circulation, and volunteer services 

  • Train and supervise a knowledgeable team of membership staff and volunteers 

  • Achieve and sustain excellence in customer service through training, directing, modeling, and motivating staff to ensure a friendly, customer-centered focus 

  • Ensure financial process of cash handling, making deposits, and completing operations reports in accordance with established standards

  • Explain and maintain library policies and procedures to staff and the public 

  • Provide supervision and backup for all circulation transactions, including processing holds, circulating resources, issuing library cards, shelving, and related activities

  • Provide stellar customer service by assisting members using Library resources and services, including computers, databases, research and referral, and reader’s advisory

  • Supervision of specialized circulation duties such as Interlibrary loan, Books by Mail, over-dues, billing, reciprocal borrowing and patron accounts

  • Respond to and resolve patron issues, including account questions and policy enforcement

  • Use and management of MARC bibliographic records according to nationally accepted technical standards and participate in related bibliographic activities 

  • Coordinate technical and circulation operations with other library services and functions 

  • Recommend bibliographic maintenance standards in an automated environment 

  • Supervise purchasing, receiving, processing and classification of books and resources 

  • Assigns appropriate Dewey Decimal Classification numbers to resources and performs original cataloging as required 

  • Provide technology training to staff and library members as needed 

  • Support library programming and outreach services 


 This position reports to the Librarian III and is the supervisor in charge in the absence of the Director and Librarians III and II. The Librarian I position is responsible for conveying and carrying out the Library’s Mission and Vision Statements, Objectives and Customer Service Program.




A Master’s Degree in Library Science or current enrollment(MLS, MALS, MLIS) in a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association and at least two years of previous customer service experience is required. Must be able to: work nights and weekends, meet FEMA requirement for NIMS certification, and possess a valid Florida driver’s license. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster. EOE/DFWP.



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Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
New Port Richey Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

5939 Main Street

New Port Richey



Institution Information
Institution Name :
New Port Richey Public Library

5939 Main Street

New Port Richey



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Dana Cliver

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

Contact Fax:

How to apply


Applications can be downloaded at and emailed to or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main St., New Port Richey, FL 34652


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