This is advanced professional and supervisory library work in assisting with coordinating a division of the St. Petersburg municipal libraries. Work includes responsibility for complicated, technical library tasks and supervision and support of professional and nonprofessional personnel engaged in customer service, lending of materials, program delivery, selection, ordering and processing of physical and online collection materials and community engagement, with emphasis on adult, family, youth and/or community literacy initiatives. Work involves assisting with developing and executing a strategic plan for the assigned division, creating and updating procedural workflows, recommending policies to support the library system’s mission and vision, supervising routine and daily tasks of professional and nonprofessional staff, troubleshooting customer and staff issues and serving as a coordinator-in-charge on a rotating basis, involving a balance of daily tasks and responsibilities with oversight of the Main Community Library, located within the central St. Petersburg district and serving a diverse population within the greater city limits, including unincorporated areas of the city. The Main Community Library is the central nerve center of the library system, including the Acquisition Services, Adult Services, Borrower Services, Facilities Services, Management Services, Support Services and Youth Services Divisions, which all serve the six municipal libraries in addition to the Main Community Library, in close proximity to the 34th Street business corridor within St. Petersburg. The library also supports the system’s Teen Advisory Board, a computing and instruction lab supporting small business enterprise, workforce readiness, e-government, among other specialized services. There are also a host of partnerships with government and non-profit organizations based at the Main Library, with some services extending to other St. Petersburg community libraries. This position requires participation in the selection, placement, promotion, training, safety, appraisal and discipline of assigned employees. Work requires continuous, effective public contact; the exercise of considerable patience, tact and diplomacy; considerable independent judgment, flexibility and initiative in scheduling, assigning and coordinating work with that of other units within the system; and participation in the Library’s evening and weekend rotation schedule.
Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
· Have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
· Have the ability to travel between library facilities within the same shift, as needed.
· Have progressive, professional, supervisory library experience in the assigned area of work.
· Have significant professional experience in library borrower services, including circulation, customer care and patron account matters.
· Have some experience in acquisitions, adult, family, and/or youth library services and programming, as well as collection development and modern library technology.
Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:
· Have at least two years of experience working in various phases of a modern library system.
· Have some experience using library automation and technology to enhance customer service onsite and online, including electronic resources, digital services and user experience best practices, as well as customer service management tools and related library technology.
Physical address where the job position is located.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.
The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.
How to Apply:
Apply online at www.stpete.org/jobs - Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.