GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs difficult professional work in a public library system.
Work involves the responsibility for the effective administration and operation of a unit of the library system.
Supervision is exercised over subordinate professional and paraprofessional personnel.
Supervision is received from a superior in the form of a review of plans and programs and by periodic consultations and conferences.
This class is distinguished from a Librarian I by the additional experience required and by the general supervisory responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Supervises and evaluates professional and paraprofessional staff.
Instructs and guides staff with regard to the library's policies and procedures.
Instructs staff in the use of online sources and reference tools.
Participates in staff development and training.
Compiles bibliographies and assembles materials on special subjects.
Assists in generating program ideas and program implementation.
Coordinates school visits both on and off campus.
Assists in the compilation of statistical reports.
Analyses library collections and assists in their development, maintenance and preservation.
Provides reference assistance and readers advisory to children, teens and adults.
Introduces and instructs children and teens in the use of information retrieval tools.
Introduces and instructs children and teens in the use of the Library's online catalog.
Instructs children and teens on various computer software applications.
Examines and evaluates materials in the youth services collection for replacement or discard.
Answers specific reference questions for patrons in person, by telephone, and by mail.
Acts as Librarian-in-Charge or Branch Manager when needed.
Assists in the development and implementation of Library policies and procedures.
Maintains a fiscally sound budget for the youth section.
Performs related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a small group of professional, paraprofessional, or clerical subordinates.
Ability to analyze administrative library problems and to make recommendations for their solution.
Ability to interpret library policies and objectives to community groups and the general public.
Ability to maintain administrative records and prepare reports.
Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, practices, methods, and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of children's developmental stages from 0-12, children's literature and current trends in education.
Considerable skill in the use of a personal computer and knowledge of basic software applications.
Knowledge of the relevant literature, trends, and developments in the field of library and information science.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and interact with fellow employees with honesty and integrity.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons and co-workers.
Ability to communicate effectively with 'problem patrons' of all ages
Considerable skill in searching and locating information using online databases or the Internet.
Considerable knowledge of basic reference sources and materials and their uses in finding and retrieving information.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A Master's Degree in library science or information science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association, five (5) years of experience in professional library work, and five (5) years of experience working with children; OR, any equivalent combination of relevant training or experience.
Possession of a valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, crouch, crawl, and reach.
Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds, and push a loaded book cart weighing up to 200 pounds.
Must be able to see, speak, and hear.
Must be able to tolerate exposure to dust.
POST-OFFER BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:
The background check process for this position may include:
- Criminal Background Check
- Employment Verification
- Reference Checks
- Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
Physical address where the job position is located.