Job: Library Director

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Library Director

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Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


Position Overview: Under the general supervision of the City Manager, performs responsible and varied administrative and professional work related to planning, organizing, and directing all aspects of library services for the City of Mulberry. 

Primary Responsibilities:

• Supervises the library staff, directly or through appropriate delegation, to create a harmonious team environment

• Administers personnel policies and procedures for library employees, including training, development, scheduling, and evaluation, either directly or through appropriate delegation

• Participates in the recruitment and selection of library personnel

• Responsible for developing print and non-print collections, including selection, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal, and disposal of materials, either directly or through appropriate delegation

• Prepares and presents library budget proposal for approval, and monitors and approves expenditures from the official operating budget

• Develops short-term and long-range goals and plans for collections, services, and programs in keeping with the library's mission statement and operating policies; studies and plans development of library services to meet present and future community needs

• Participates in the planning, organization, and management of technical and automation services for the library

• Directs a public relations program to promote and publicize the library's collections, services, and programs within the community

• Maintains knowledge of new developments in the library profession, including technological advances, through professional development opportunities.

• Interacts with the appropriate city employees for the maintenance of the library's building, furnishings, and equipment

• Responsible for the collection and accounting of fines, fees, and other charges

• Administers the volunteer program, including recruitment, training, scheduling, and evaluating

• Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the City Manager.

• Participates in City Commission meetings

• Establishes priorities as determined by need

Additional Responsibilities:

• Advises, consults, and confers with other libraries, professionals, officials, citizens, and community groups

• Reviews and evaluates the library's services and programs on an annual basis

• Prepares grant requests to state and federal agencies and non-profit foundations, and administers grant funds upon award

• Maintains inventory of department equipment, furniture, and supplies

• Prepares specifications for purchase of equipment and supplies

• Assists with direct patron services, as needed

• Works with the Friends of the Library organization in promoting the library before the community

• Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings and reads professional literature to stay informed on issues related to library management and services

• Serves on professional and community committees, as requested, to advance the library and the library profession

• Performs other duties, as required



• Thorough knowledge of the principles, theories, objectives, and practices of library management and library science

• Committed to excellence in customer service

• Strong oral and written communications skills

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to organize work for efficient use of time

• Ability to prepare administrative reports in a clear, logical manner

• Ability to understand and interpret library policies, procedures, and rules

• Ability to keep records accurately

• Ability to interact courteously and effectively with elected and appointed officials, city employees, library staff and volunteers, the library's business contacts, and the general public

• Considerable knowledge of supervision, training, and staff utilization principles

• Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of employees and volunteers in diversified library activities

• Ability to initiate, organize, and follow through on programs, services, and projects

• Solid knowledge of current trends and developments in the library profession

• Thorough knowledge of library resources: print, non-print, and electronic

• Knowledge of library automation

• Working knowledge of public relations procedures

• Ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college, prefer a  Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.5 years of increasingly responsible experience as a librarian in a public library, including 5 years of supervisory experience.    

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to perform duties in an office environment

• Ability to work in an environment subject to continuous interruptions and background noises

• Ability to work under stress from deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities, and conditions

• Ability to operate computers with proficiency using library software, word processing, and the Internet

• Ability to view a computer monitor and/or operate a keyboard for extended periods of time

• Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 25 pounds

• Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, climb, balance, and sit

• Regularly required to talk and/or hear; use hands to operate objects, tools, and controls; and reach with hands and arms

• Vision and hearing at or correctable to "normal ranges"

• Ability to read printed materials and information on computer screens

• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals in person, over the telephone, and via the printed word

• Ability to file books, periodicals, files, reports, notebooks, etc. on shelves ranging from 1 to 7 feet from the floor

• Ability to work flexible hours to observe library during all hours of public operation

• Ability to travel to attend meetings both inside and outside of Mulberry

ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.



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Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Mulberry Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

905 North East 5th Street




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Mulberry Public Library

905 North East 5th Street




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Sharon Lauther

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

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How to apply

If you are interested in this career opportunity, submit a City of Mulberry application for employment, and resume to: City of Mulberry, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 707 Mulberry, FL 33860.

If you are interested in applying, please submit an application, along with your resume to Sharon Lauther for consideration.

We also accept applications via fax at 863-425-0188.

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