Job: Library Manager - William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library

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Library Manager - William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library

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$57,824.00 - $76,689.60

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


Our Venice Library branch is one of 10 locations in the Sarasota County Library System. The original founding of a community library in the Venice area took place when the Venice-Nokomis Woman’s Club, organized in 1926, took the establishment of a community library as its first project. After many moves, we are excited to showcase the new branch as a beautiful architectural gathering space, complete with a Creation Station (makerspace), indoor and outdoor reading areas, and community meeting rooms. The new location is in our vibrant downtown and part of the cultural campus with the Venice Theatre and Venice Museum & Archives.

Since it’s opening on December 15, 2018, the Venice library has been a high-volume staple in our community:

  • 187,000+ circulated items
  • 184,000+ visitors welcomed
  • 2,600+ new patrons registered

Our current manager is retiring in June and that means a great opportunity for you! Are you ready to take on an impactful leadership role with staff, volunteers and the community?

As the Venice Library Manager you will be responsible for planning, budgeting, directing and supervising the operation of the Venice branch. The manager is responsible for the continuing development of library services and resources; for coaching, mentoring and supervising staff; for developing and maintaining community partners, and for meeting the objectives of the Library System.

The Venice Library has strong community support through the Friends of the Library, foundation funds, and patronage.

Check out our robust employee benefits:

Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.

Job CompetenciesExcellent written and verbal communication, knowledge of core library services and programs, and demonstrated skills in project management. Ability to develop and implement goals and objectives and evaluate work of self and others.  Knowledge of facilitation tools and understanding of the dynamics of self-directed teams. Considerable knowledge of staff management. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, officials, contractors, volunteers, community organizations and the general public. Public media interaction, presentation and negotiation skills.  Advanced knowledge of computers, software and the evolving role of technology in library services.  Commitment to adhere to County policies.



Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Drug Free Work Environment             AA/EOE/ADA


Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's  Degree required from an accredited college or university required in specific field AND four (4) years of related experience.  An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of job-related experience.  Two (2) years or more of supervisory experience required. Year-for-year experience may substitute for the college degree.

Preferred Qualifications:  A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution AND three (3) years of supervisory experience in a public library is preferred. Advanced professional certification highly preferred.


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  • Public Libraries

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William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library Manager

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

300 Nokomis Ave S




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Sarasota County Government

1660 Ringling Blvd




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Pamela Roebuck

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