Job: Youth Librarian I

General Information
Youth Librarian I

Number position available:

$42,744.00 - $60,216.00 annually

Job Category:
Children's Services

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


General Information



Location: Rocky Bluff Library 6750 US Highway 301 N, Ellenton, FL 34222

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 40 hours/week, variable daytime and evening hours

Performs a variety of technical and professional duties for the Manatee County Public Library System.  Provides reference, biographical, and readers’ advisory services to the general public.  Performs circulation and cataloging tasks.  Assists with adult and juvenile library programming.  Educates patrons in the use of library services, resources, and technology.
Job Duties



Essential Functions
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Provides reference, bibliographical, and readers’ advisory services to the general public.  Helps library patrons locate reference and leisure reading materials and conduct research.  Develops pathfinders, bookmarks, reading lists, brochures, booklets, and newsletters.

Assists and instructs patrons in the use of library services, resources, and technology.  Educates patrons on how to properly search for information using library databases.  May teach or assist with classes about information resources and computer instruction.

Assists with adult and juvenile library programming, both on-premise and in the community.  Plans informational and recreational programs for diverse audiences.

Interprets and enforces relevant Library and County policies and procedures to the public.  Refers escalated situations to higher level staff as appropriate.  Recommends policy changes to immediate supervisor or library administration. 

Participates in collection management routines.  Catalogues, classifies, circulates, and maintains library resources and materials.  May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

May act as library liaison, representing the library at county and community meetings and participating in community outreach events.

Assists in training and coordinating work of library volunteers.  May act as a mentor to library interns.

Maintains current knowledge of professional library issues, developments, materials, and equipment with emphasis on current and future trends in technology and literacy.  Also maintains current knowledge of specific area of assignment.  Attends training and meetings and participates in professional library organizations.

Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required.


Minimum Qualifications




Master’s degree in library science from a university or college accredited by the American Library Association. 

Prior library work experience desired.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills
Able to prioritize tasks, deal effectively with competing and changing priorities, and meet deadlines.  Accurate, detail-oriented, and organized.  Able to analyze and resolve difficult situations and problems.

General knowledge and understanding of modern principles and practices of library science and of library materials, library organization, procedures, policies, aims, and services.

General knowledge and understanding of automated systems with regard to library procedures and services.

General knowledge and understanding of regulatory compliance necessary to successfully perform job responsibilities.

General knowledge and understanding of computer systems and software applications required to perform job duties.

Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including public presentation skills, in order to interact professionally and effectively with staff, management, volunteers, the general public, and other stakeholders.  Able to explain facts, policies, and practices.

Works under general supervision.


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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Rocky Bluff Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

6750 US Highway 301 N.




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Manatee County Public Library

1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West

Address 2:
1112 Manatee Avenue West, 5th floor




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Lorrie See

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:
941-748-5555 ext. 6303

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Please complete an online application at:



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