Job: Librarian II - Reference

General Information
Position:
Librarian II - Reference

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$14.35 per hour plus benefits

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:
MAJOR FUNCTION: This is professional library work coordinating and conducting library services and activities in a specific area such as Reference, Public Services, Technical Services, Youth Services or Adult Services. Work may be performed under the general supervision of the Library Director, Assistant Director, Branch Manager or other professional staff.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plans and coordinates the activities of a department, division, or service of the library system, carrying out objectives for assigned library service
  • Participates in the planning and development of policies and budget and assists in evaluating programs, collections and services of assigned areas
  • Uses various resources to assist staff and library users in locating information
  • Coordinate, train and evaluate personnel assigned to the division or department
  • Recommends acquisition of materials and equipment appropriate for the division or department collections to meet the needs of users within the mission of the library
  • Collects and analyzes data and prepares reports, recommending service responses as needed
  • Develops and implements programs and projects in areas of responsibility and develops training materials suitable for various ages and educational levels
  • Assists or trains other library system staff, county department staff, and library users in use of department/division collections and equipment
  • Represents the library system and cooperates with other community organizations in joint projects
  • Keeps abreast of current developments in the field through programs of continuing education, professional reading and participation in professional organizations

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides direct supervision of assigned staff
  • Develops web pages and/or databases for informational needs
  • Prepares displays, publicity and other promotional activities
  • Coordinates volunteer programs and other library activities

(These job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and methods of professional library service and operations, including automation, cataloging, reference and/or programming
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software and networked services as related to the library environment and of information resources in various forms, including electronic
  • Knowledge of community resources, needs and interests
  • Knowledge of the principles of organization, supervision and administration
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills as needed to work effectively with staff, volunteers and library users demonstrating the ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to plan and present programs and to train others effectively
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to change
  • Strong public service and professional commitment
  • Demonstrates broad, in-depth, and up-to-date knowledge of reference resources

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS/DEMANDS:

  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid)
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Light (up to 15 pounds) lifting and carrying
  • Walking, standing, bending, stooping

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: FL Driver’s License by date of employment

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Primarily indoor library setting, but occasionally in other community locations.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Extensive contact with the public of all ages, with library staff members and with community groups, frequently representing the library to the community.

HOURS: Full-time (40 hours per week). Schedule may include some nights and/or weekend hours and may vary according to needs of the Library.


Education:

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum Training: MLS from an American Library Association accredited University. Two years of library experience, of which one year must be at the professional or post-MLS level. A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the above minimum qualification.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
12-31-2021

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://www.columbiacountyfla.com/Jobs.asp

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Columbia County Public Library

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

Address:
308 NW Columbia Avenue

City:
Lake City

Zip:
32055

County:
Columbia


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Columbia County Public Library

Address:
308 NW Columbia Avenue

City:
Lake City

State:
FL

Zip:
32055

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Lisa Roberts

Contact Email:
lisa_roberts@columbiacountyfla.com

Contact Phone:
386-719-2025

Contact Fax:
386-758-2182

How to apply
Each applicant is required to submit a completed County Application for Employment. Successful applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.
Applications should be submitted to:
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
POST OFFICE BOX 1529
LAKE CITY, FLORIDA 32056-1529
(386)719-2025; TDD (386)758-2139
An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer

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