Job: Librarian Sr. - Manager of Mobile Outreach

General Information
Position:
Librarian Sr. - Manager of Mobile Outreach

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$46,833.02 - $84,332.56

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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

Description:

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

branches.

• 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

system.

• 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

the public.


Education:

• 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

professional librarian.

• 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.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

• 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

is critical.

• 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

critical.

• 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.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
07-09-2021

Application deadline:
08-01-2021

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
South County Regional Library

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

Address:
21100 Three Oaks Parkway

City:
Estero

Zip:
33928

County:
Lee


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lee County Public Library System

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

State:
FL

Zip:
33901

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Aric Christensen

Contact Email:
achristensen@leegov.com

Contact Phone:
239-533-2245

Contact Fax:

How to apply

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, FL  33902.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL  33902.  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.


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