The Barbara S. Ponce Public Library is seeking a Senior Librarian for our Youth Services section. The Senior Librarian supervises the tween/teen librarian and the early childhood librarian, along with four part-time library assistants. From the City job description:
Tasks: Plans, implements, and evaluates library services of the assigned section; recommends and takes appropriate action. Actively participates in fulfilling library-wide goals and implementing policies. Interprets goals and policies to subordinate staff and to patrons and individuals outside of the library. Works with library administration and section staff to develop and coordinate community partnerships for the assigned service section. Participates in the selection and training of subordinate staff and professionals and evaluates their performance. Coordinates staff schedule and payroll records for the assigned section. Supplies budgetary information and monitors expenditures regarding section. Resolves conflicts with patrons and the general public. Monitors maintenance and other section needs and works with Library administration to achieve needed repairs and improvements. Prepares reports and publications. Represents the Library at meetings, conferences, presentations and workshops. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of library principles, methods, and best practices.
Knowledge of library collections and the information needs of assigned target audiences.
Knowledge of connected learning principles. Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to foster effective collaborations within the section and among colleagues and community partners.
Skill in analyzing situations and making appropriate decisions and taking appropriate actions.
Skill in coordinating service efforts and personnel assignments to meet a variety of user needs.
Skill in staff supervision and guiding staff in identifying priorities, best practices, etc.
Skill in using technology for enhanced staff efficiency as well as user education and convenience.
Physical Requirements: Work involves frequent sitting and standing; moderate walking, reaching, bending, stretching, listening, speaking and movement of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Work requires regular attendance at the job site.
Requires a Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science. Applicants should demonstrate progressive growth and increased responsibility in their work experience, with five (5) years’ of Masters-level experience in the advertised service area plus two (2) years’ in a lead or supervisory capacity.
Employees are required to pass the National Incident Management System (NIMS) training courses identified for their position and listed in the most recent version of the NIMS Training Guide; within one year of placement into this position. (Don't let this worry you; all staff have done it.)
Requires a valid Florida driver license.
Physical address where the job position is located.
You must thoroughly complete the City's online application. You can include your resume as an attachment to the application but you still must enter all details on the application itself.