Job: Library Director

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Library Director

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Based on experience

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


Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is seeking a Library Director for the new Homestead Cybrarium in Homestead, Florida. This position is an amazing opportunity for a dynamic, technology driven, leader to manage the operations of the Cybrarium, which will open in October 2020. The Library Director will have a dedicated customer focus and lead a team of library staff who are committed to creating a thriving library in the heart of their community. This position will report to the LS&S Chief Library Officer and also build and maintain a strong partnership with their local official(s) and board members.

Scheduled to open Q4 of, 2020, the Cybrarium will cover two floors of a four-floor mixed use entertainment and community center known at Homestead Station in Miami-Dade County. The Cybrarium will bring excitement to the library, literacy, and learning by using innovations like virtual reality. The Cybraium will feature a Virtual Reality Cube, Book Mountain, and a pop-up Children’s Theatre.

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
• Manages with integrity, honesty and knowledge to promote the culture, values and mission of LS&S and creates thriving libraries in the heart of our communities
• Evaluate library environments and key operational indicators to identify problems, concerns, and opportunities for improvement
• Coaches staff to help achieve operational and personal development goals
• Monitors and manages staffing levels
• Develops the library team to deliver excellent customer service and patron experiences
• Evaluates and supports the performance of staff
• Implements action plans that meet operational and organizational objectives
• Keeps current with library trends, issues and technology as well as political, economic and demographics issues that may affect services and advanced programming
• Plans and executes local, regional and company initiatives to achieve both operational excellence and business results; follows up consistently to ensure accountability to plans
• Utilizes existing tools and best practices to ensure effective operations
• Utilizes and helps staff utilize management information tools and analyzes financial reports and other related data (usage, demographics, trends, etc.) to identify and address system trends and issues
• Oversees the selection, acquisition and processing of materials to meet public needs within the structure of selection policies and budgetary limitations
• Responsible for the local management of the customer relationship (city/county officials, governing boards, library boards)
• Regularly solicits client, other stakeholder and patron feedback to understand client needs and the needs of the local community
• Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
• Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices
• Know, understand and administer the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement, recognizing that freedom of access is a fundamental tenet of a public library. In addition to these freedoms, support client discretion of materials available at your local library
• Follow all legal and policy requirements related to patron privacy and custodianship of patron records



An individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience required.
• ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree required
• Must have completed at least two years of full time, paid, professional librarian work experience after completing the library education program required; Experience must be in a public library that was open to the public a minimum of 40 yours per week.
• At least three years of progressively responsible library managerial experience and/or administrative functions of a library, or equivalent knowledge preferred
• Must be technologically proficient and have experience providing STEM based services
• Experience analyzing and applying financial reports and library related data (usage, demographics, trends, etc.)
• Basic knowledge of programming and financial management
• Experience in a role that requires frequent interaction with patrons, fulfilling the requests of patrons and responsibility for addressing patron issues, questions and suggestions
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

* Selected candidate can expect a tentative start date of September, 2020 to prepare and train for the Cybrarium opening.*  

Equal Opportunity Employer: AA M/F/Vet/Disability



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Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Homestead Cybrarium

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

4 S Krome Ave




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Library Systems & Services

2600 Tower Oaks Boulevard

Address 2:
Suite 510




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Matthew Brown

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Contact Phone:
301-540-5100 ext 2223

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