Job: Librarian, Reference (05186KG)

General Information
Librarian, Reference (05186KG)

Number position available:

$39,863.72 - $70,758.22 Annually, depending on qualifications and experience

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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



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 Northwest Regional Library. As a Reference Librarian, 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. 

The hiring salary for this position will be $39,863.72 - $55,310.97 based on experience.


  • Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers' advisory.

  • Maintain a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the adult's collection through weeding, selection, and displays.

  • Demonstrate a proficiency in readers' advisory to adults.

  • May be assigned to participate in branch specific and system-wide committees.

  • 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.

  • Plan and present programs and activities for adults at the library and at outreach locations.

  • May supervise paraprofessional personnel. 


  • Spanish speaking is a plus.

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Ability to deliver an exemplary customer experience.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.

  • Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups is preferred.

  • Ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs is preferred.

  • 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.

The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs. 

This position requires 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays.  

EMERGENCY  RESPONSE/RECOVERY  ACTIVITIES:   All  employees  will  be  required  to  work before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an Emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.  

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment.





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 or the ability to obtain this degree within 6 months of hire and one year of library or closely related experience. 

Prefer a Master's degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association or the ability to obtain this degree within 6 months of hire.

  • Prefer two years related library experience.

  • Prefer one year supervisory experience.

  • Experience with planning and presenting programs to adults is preferred.

  • A Florida Driver's License is required.

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.


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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:
Northwest Regional Library

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

519 Chiquita Boulevard N.

Cape Coral



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lee County Library System

2345 Union Street

Fort Myers



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Brenda Skiba

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How to apply

Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.  Apply at or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, Ste. 200, Fort Myers, FL  33901.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Fort 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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