Job: Adult Services Senior Librarian

General Information
Adult Services Senior Librarian

Number position available:


Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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



Senior Librarian

Exempt – Grade 33

Definition:   Under general supervision, is responsible for administrative, supervisory and direct 

service functions of a major section of the City library, i.e., Circulation, Adult Services and 

Youth Services.


Essential  Functions:   (Essential functions,  as  defined  under  the  Americans  with  

Disabilities  Act,  may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. 

This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and 

tasks performed by positions in this class.)



Plans, implements, and evaluates library services of the assigned section; recommends and takes 

appropriate action. Actively participates in fulfilling library-wide goals and implementing 

policies. Interprets  goals  and  policies  to  subordinate  staff  and  to  patrons  and  

individuals  outside  of  the library. Works with library administration and section staff to 

develop and coordinate community partnerships for the assigned service section.


Participates in the selection and training of subordinate staff and professionals and evaluates 

their performance. Coordinates staff schedule and payroll records for the assigned section. 

Supplies budgetary  information  and  monitors  expenditures  regarding  section.  Resolves  

conflicts  with patrons and the general public. Monitors maintenance and other section needs and 

works with Library  administration  to  achieve  needed  repairs  and  improvements.  Prepares  

reports  and publications.  Represents  the  Library  at  meetings,  conferences,  presentations  

and  workshops. Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:


Knowledge of library principles, methods, and best practices.

Knowledge of library collections and the information needs of assigned target audiences. Knowledge 

of connected learning principles.

Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Ability to foster effective collaborations within the section and among colleagues and community 


Skill in analyzing situations and making appropriate decisions and taking appropriate actions. 

Skill in coordinating service efforts and personnel assignments to meet a variety of user needs. 

Skill in staff supervision and guiding staff in identifying priorities, best practices, etc.

Skill in using technology for enhanced staff efficiency as well as user education and convenience.


Physical  Requirements:    Work  involves  frequent  sitting  and  standing;  moderate  walking,  

reaching, bending, stretching, listening, speaking and movement of objects weighing up to 50 

pounds. Work requires regular attendance at the job site.





Safety Sensitive               Emergency Personnel Status – 2 Emergency Essential                   



Qualifications:   Requires  a  Master’s  Degree  in  Library and/or  Information  Science.  

Applicants  should demonstrate progressive growth and increased responsibility in their work 

experience, with five (5) years’ of  Masters-level experience  in  the  advertised  service  area  

plus  two  (2)  years’ in  a  lead  or  supervisory capacity.  Employees  are  required  to  pass  

the  National  Incident  Management  System  (NIMS)  training courses identified for their position 

and listed in the most recent version of the NIMS Training Guide within one (1) year of placement 

 into this position. Requires a valid Florida driver license.


Pursuant to section 295.07, Florida Statutes: Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.




Job open date:

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

7770 52nd St

Pinellas Park



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

7770 52nd St

Pinellas Park



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
David McMurrin

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

Contact Fax:

How to apply

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