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Sarasota's County Library System was recognized as the "2012 Library of the Year" by the Florida Library Association. For more information on Sarasota County Libraries, please go to: www.scgov.net/Library
Youth Services Librarian - Jacaranda Library (Official Job Title: Library Professional): This is professional level work supporting, coordinating or leading Youth Services programs/projects, teaching and coaching of staff and citizens, providing customer service, conducting research, performing analytical type work and coordinating collections. While the primary focus will be leadership in Youth Services, the librarian will also work with youth and adults in intergenerational programming. In the team environment employees will participate in setting unit, library, and system goals, contribute to decision making and evaluation of progress. Employees will collaborate with co-workers to support the team process.
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Subject to Passing a 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 Competencies: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Knowledge of modern library principles with emphasis on services to youths and families. Knowledge of practices, theories, procedures, technology and public library operations. Knowledge of materials, reading tastes, and publishers. Knowledge of laws and regulations governing access to information in library. Ability to provide high level customer service. Ability to effectively collaborate/partner with internal and external organizations/services. Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment and handle a variety of customer services issues tactfully. Ability to work effectively in teams, and to train, develop and guide other team members. Ability to educate and instruct internal/external customers. Ability to prioritize, manage, organize, and present work/information effectively. Knowledge in team facilitation, conflict resolution, and team dynamics. Ability to plan and implement new systems and instruct others in their use. Knowledge of office equipment, computers and software.
Physical Demands: Must occasionally lift/move up 50 pounds and frequently lift 20 pounds. A dolly/cart or team member is available to help.
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Work Schedule: Days, Hours will vary. Must be able to participate in all hours of operation including daytime, evening and weekend hours, as well as hours at other locations. May be re-assigned to a different work location.
Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for six months preceding date of application.
Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA
Minimum Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association OR a Bachelor's Degree AND enrolled in an MLS/MLIS program with the ability to obtain a MLS/MLIS within six (6) months from date of hire.
Preferred Qualification: One year of experience in a library environment.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Apply online by visiting www.scgov.net/job or using this direct link - https://bit.ly/2Z1chZp