Job: Library Professional - Collection Development Librarian - Adult non-media - R13858

General Information
Library Professional - Collection Development Librarian - Adult non-media - R13858

Number position available:

$42,036.80 - $57,491.20

Job Category:

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



Libraries & Historical Resources




About Our Job


This is a professional position responsible for central selection of adult materials that reflect and anticipate the needs of the public; also responsible for ongoing collection analysis and coordination of system-wide de-selection of materials. In the team environment employees will participate in setting unit, library, and system goals, contribute to decision making and evaluation of progress. Employees will collaborate with co-workers to support the team process.


Job Description:


  • Attends annual cash management training and assists in all areas of business unit cash management as required.


 Customer Service

  • Develops and implements standards of service that ensure the prompt and efficient resolution of each inquiry by internal and external customers, delivered with the utmost courtesy and respect.
  • Meets with vendors and book publishers.
  • Promotes the value of products and services within the library and throughout the community.
  • Uses web tools and social networking communities to engage and provide services to users.
  • Develops strategies and sources to stay well informed as a readers’ advisor.


Collection Development/Maintenance

  • Integrates research on circulation patterns and trends into forward-thinking planning and purchasing process.
  • Develops and implements system-wide collection development activities in all formats.
  • Participates in establishing policies around materials acquisition and disposal.
  • Makes acquisition decisions consistent with policy.
  • Evaluates materials and resources in various formats to develop and maintain the collection.
  • Maintains an in depth and current knowledge of the collection.
  • Ensures the maintenance of the collection through coordinated de-selection and replacements.
  • Selects and compiles orders for new and replacement materials.
  • Identifies, selects, and maintains special collections.
  • Monitors the materials budget and keeps track of monies spent and encumbered.
  • Develops and maintains a collection of reference resources to meet community needs.
  • Establishes and applies selection and evaluation criteria to build a collection of high quality and relevant resources for Books and Digital materials.
  • Develops and manages the library’s collections of electronic resources and provides distributed access to them.
  • Selects, organizes and maintains the library’s collection of digital resources.


Staff Development

  • Employs sound project management principles and procedures in the planning and implementation of programs and services.
  • Participates as a member or Team Leader in assigned special projects.




Provides opportunities for continuing professional development of self and others, especially in acquiring relevant understanding  and skills.

Work Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. varied during the week (40 Hours Per Week)  Work schedules may vary due to split shifts, rotations, on-call, emergencies, etc.: Employee may be re-assigned to a different work location (other than original assignment) within the library system to meet changing service needs. Expected to participate in all hours of operation including daytime, evening, and weekend hours, as well as hours at other locations.



Minimum Qualifications:  A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) from a college/university accredited by the American Library Association with experience in a public library including library supervisory experience preferred OR A Bachelor’s Degree and enrolled in an MLS/MLIS program with the ability to obtain an MLS/MLIS within six (6) months from date of hire.


Preferred Qualifications:  Library experience in Acquisitions/Collection Development preferred.


Job Competencies:  

  • Knowledge of current, and classic materials in all formats. 
  • Ability to work independently and accurately with attention to detail. 
  • Ability to adapt to various and changing duties as required. 
  • Ability to maintain accurate budgetary encumbrances and expenditures.



Subject to Passing Substance Screening:  This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.



About Everything Else

Pay: $42,036.80 - $57,491.20




This Posting is currently Open Until Filled






  • Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more! 
  • For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit for additional information.
  • Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations. 
  • Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)​​


A different blend of voices prompt better conversations, choices and results for everyone. Sarasota County – Many Voices, One Team.


Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are the keys to serving, representing and understanding our community. We celebrate and value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths that make us different and are committed to creating a culture of understanding and respect where our employees realize that we are stronger together. 


Our vision is to have a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that attracts, develops, retains and engages a talented workforce broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great customer service – internally and externally. 



Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.



Government employers are drug-free and tobacco-free environments, EEO/AA/ADA employers, and they prohibit discrimination in all services, programs or activities.



Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco-Free/Drug-Free Workplace.


Job open date:

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
County Administration Center

Job Location:
Central Florida

1660 Ringling Boulevard




Institution Information
Institution Name :
County Administration Center

1660 Ringling Boulevard




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Anne Fleming

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Go back to All Jobs