Job: Librarian III

General Information
Position:
Librarian III

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$57,592.00 Annually

Job Category:
Administration

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

Description:

COUNTY OF VOLUSIA
invites applications for the position of:
Librarian III - Adult Services Supervisor/Reference Head - New Smyrna Regional Library

An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $1,971.46 - $2,168.62 Biweekly
$51,258.00 - $56,384.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/08/21
 
CLOSING DATE: 09/22/21 11:59 PM
 

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

The County of Volusia is seeking a Librarian III for the Library Services Division. This position is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and will be responsible for professional, supervisory work in the Reference section of the New Smyrna Beach Library. The preferred candidate will have at least three (3) years of experience working in the Reference area.

PLEASE NOTE, CANDIDATES:
• Must be able to work nights and weekends.
• Must attach a copy of his/her Master’s degree/transcript in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license at the time of hire
 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:

NOTE: (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 front-line, telephone, and/or electronic reference service to citizens and visitors. 
  • Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules and services. Explains the use of print and electronic reference sources. 
  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of paraprofessional and professional employees and/or volunteers. 
  • Compiles formal and informal reports regarding progress toward library's general/specific objectives. 
  • Assists in developing recommendations on policy and procedural changes. 
  • May participate in professional and community associations and organizations.  
  • Uses the integrated library system, online databases, the Internet, electronic catalog, and may assist with maintenance of library equipment, software, or hardware. 
  • May actively prepare, monitor, update, and approve employee schedules and work time in the County's electronic payroll system. 
  • May be responsible for daily and/or weekly money deposits. 
  • Attends library committee meetings, trainings, workshops, outreach and other various meetings as required. This includes traveling to other library branches, other county offices, various outreach locations, and out of county.
  • Performs work of all lower level library classifications and related work as required.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed. 
  • May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SPECIALIZED ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:
 
Reference:  
  • May perform independent work related to the overall operation of a full service branch or oversees daily operations of a specialized area in a regional library. 
  • May plan and implement arrangement of collections based on available floor space. 
  • Markets the collection and the other library supported activities. 
  • May provide reader's advisory services to children, teens, and/or adults.  
  • Describes or demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files, print and media collections, databases, the Internet, etc. 
  • Provides basic assistance to citizens and visitors on general applications of computer use. 
  • Promotes print and computer literacy for children, teens, and/or adults. 
  • Plans and attends outreach or other library promotional activities for children, teens, and/or adults. 
  • Prepares and presents programs before community groups. 
  • Develops, orders, and maintains library collections within established policy guidelines for assigned specialized area or branch.  
  • Oversees, plans, promotes, and executes programs for children, teens, and/or adults. 
  • Responsible for the appearance, security, and reporting maintenance issues of an assigned area or branch. 
  • Assumes responsibility of a regional branch when needed. 
  • Serves as a liaison to city advisory boards, Friends organizations, and other applicable organizations. 
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program plus two (2) years professional library experience after the MLS including experience as a supervisor of technical work and/or a specialized function of library service Reference. The preferred candidate will have at least three (3) years of experience working in the Reference area.

 
PLEASE NOTE, CANDIDATES:
• Must be able to work nights and weekends.
• Must attach a copy of his/her Master’s degree/transcript in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license at the time of hire.
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of complex library functions and operations. 
  • Knowledge of the methods of analyzing library needs and reader interests, and other aspects of the information sciences. 
  • Knowledge of library management and ability to supervise subordinate employees and/or volunteers. 
  • Advanced knowledge of library material selection standards and policies of the library system. 
  • Customer service skills. 
  • Skill in operating integrated library systems and other relevant computer operations. 
  • Ability to plan, promote, and execute age appropriate library programs and outreach activities. 
  • Ability to offer age appropriate reader's advisory services. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to prepare and present reports. 
  • Ability to keep abreast of current trends in library science. 
  • Ability to perform basic to moderate mathematical computations including cash-handling techniques. 
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate subordinate employees and/or volunteers.  
  • Ability to make independent decisions and use judgment on routine and non-routine matters. 
  • Ability to employ appropriate policies and procedures and to explain them to others. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.

ADA REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands: Medium, repetitive work. Ability to see, hear and listen, talk; detailed finger dexterity (including grasping and small tool manipulation), may require visually acuity for fine print. Ability to lift and push 25 pounds, carry, bend, reach, kneel, crouch, stretch, twist, and climb. Ability to stand for long periods of time. 

Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend professional and technical manuals, procedures, and journals; memos, policies, safety instructions, etc. Ability to speak clearly and concisely. Ability to relate information, data, and detail verbally and in writing. Ability to perform basic mathematical and monetary functions. 

Environmental demands: Inside work.
 

Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Veterans' preference in accordance with federal, state, local laws. 

Education:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program plus two (2) years professional library experience after the MLS including experience as a supervisor of technical work and/or a specialized function of library service Reference. The preferred candidate will have at least three (3) years of experience working in the Reference area.

 
PLEASE NOTE, CANDIDATES:
• Must be able to work nights and weekends.
• Must attach a copy of his/her Master’s degree/transcript in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license at the time of hire.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
09-09-2021

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/volusiaco/jobs/3224481/librarian-iii-adult-services-supervisor-reference-head-new-smyrna-regional-li?keywords=library&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Volusia County Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
Volusia County

City:
Volusia County

Zip:
32720

County:
Alachua


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Volusia County Public Library

Address:
Volusia County

City:
Volusia County

State:
Florida

Zip:
32720

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Stephanie Coppola

Contact Email:
scoppola@volusia.org

Contact Phone:
3867365951

Contact Fax:

How to apply

apply online


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