Lee County Library System, a dynamic, forward thinking organization, is offering enthusiastic,
community-minded candidates the opportunity to manage County-wide mobile outreach
operations. The mobile outreach department operates with a staff of 3 full-time employees,
occasionally using on-call staff. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who enthusiastically
embraces public library service and demonstrates a positive attitude, flexibility, good judgment,
and a commitment to teamwork. This position is responsible for directly supervising a combination
of full-time and part-time outreach associates and coordinating staff across the library system
performing duties in the mobile outreach department.
The Mobile Outreach offices are currently located within the South County Regional Library in
Estero, with plans to relocate to the new Library Administration headquarters in downtown Fort
Myers next May. The Manager of Mobile Outreach reports to the Manager of Programming and
Community Outreach at Library Administration and they collaborate to ensure the library system is
adapting to growth in the area and expanding services to underserved communities by focusing
on mobile outreach, community engagement and outreach programming. The Lee County Library
System’s strategic plan is dedicated to reach people where they are in the community and the
Manager of Mobile Outreach will be critical in establishing, maintaining and expanding outreach
services by utilizing multiple vehicles at offsite deposit collections, lobby stops, scheduled delivery
routes, and special community events. Mobile Outreach services at Lee County Library System
currently utilize two different vans, with plans to acquire two additional specialty vehicles for
outreach, including a replacement for the previous climb-on bookmobile. This is a unique
opportunity for a self-motivated and highly organized individual to make a positive impact on the
lives of Lee County residents. The ideal candidate will have a vision for promoting library services
to underserved communities and expanding access to non-library users.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervise staff and volunteers and coordinate workflow for effective service delivery.
• Use considerable independent judgment and initiative along with established policies and
procedures to assure a competent staff and high quality service to the public.
• Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources
and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers’ advisory.
• Oversee a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the outreach
collections through selection, weeding, and displays.
• Participate in department specific and system-wide committees as assigned.
• Present programs for school and community groups outside of the library.
• Provide technology training to staff and patrons.
• Explain and administer library policies and procedures.
• Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of
emerging technology and trends.
• Communicate and work effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information, and
working cohesively as a team.
• Interact productively with staff from library administration, library processing, and other
• Coordinate a variety of programming and activities to encourage positive use of the library
by people of all ages.
• Plan and present programs and activities for all ages at outreach locations.
• Develop and maintain communication and contacts with community partner organizations
that serve the residents of Lee County.
• Relate positively to a diverse population, communicate effectively both orally and in writing,
and assist the public directly as an active member of the public service team at the library
• Work effectively with Library staff, other Lee County agencies and community groups.
• Identify and work to resolve issues related to vehicle maintenance and technology.
• Use considerable independent judgment and problem solving skills along with established
policies and procedures to ensure a competent staff and consistent, high-quality service to
• Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in
Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the
American Library Association and two years of progressively responsible experience as a
• Prefer a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school
program accredited by the American Library Association.
• Prefer three years related library experience.
• Prefer two years supervisory experience.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is required.
• This position requires a candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment to pass a
pre-employment drug screening.
• Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
• Spanish speaking is preferred.
• Experience with planning and presenting library programs is preferred.
• Exceptional communication skills are crucial.
• Demonstrated leadership or management experience and the ability to work independently
• Ability to deliver an exemplary customer experience is preferred.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team is preferred.
• Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.
• Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop, and conduct appropriate
programs for targeted groups is essential.
• Ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs and services is
• Must have knowledge of current professional public library principles, methods, and
practices, relevant computer applications, literature for various ages, and have the ability to
supervise and direct the work of others.
• Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of
languages other than English.
• Ability to bend, stretch, sit, and stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
• Ability to operate a variety of office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, fax
machines, and automation equipment.
• Ability to operate a variety of vehicles for County use, including vans of various sizes.
• The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent
transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.
• This position requires 80 Hours bi-weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings,
Saturdays and some Sundays and holidays.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL33902.You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL33902.Your application must be received in Human Resources BEFORE the posting closes.If Human Resources does not receive your application BEFORE the posting closes, we will NOT be able to consider you for the position and your application will NOT be processed.