Job: Librarian III

General Information
Librarian III

Number position available:

$ 51,771.20 - $ 80,246.40 annually

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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


Work with us at the 2016 Florida Library System of the year!

Central Library -  1301 Barcarrota Blvd W. / Bradenton, Fl 34205
HOURS: Monday through Saturday work schedule, with variable daytime and evening hours

Central Library Circulation Supervisor -  Trains and supervises staff and volunteers and acts as liaison for an active Friends group.  Manages facility, overseeing maintenance, technology concerns, collection development and community programming needs.  Maintains current awareness of professional library issues, developments, materials and equipment with emphasis on library trends and services. 

Must possess the ability to work with clientele of a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.   Must possess knowledge of and have the ability to provide basic computer technology and training to adults and children.  Must have effective ability to communicate and collaborate with library and county administration as well as partner with community individuals and organizations.  Must be able to speak in front of community groups and promote library services.  Regular attendance and availability during all operating hours with the ability to work at any MCPLS location. 

This classification performs a variety of highly technical/professional/supervisory duties in the Manatee County Public Library System. Supervision is exercised over library staff. Work involves working both with the public and behind the scenes, handling branch and/or section responsibilities, in accordance with area of assignment. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Library Services Manager and/or Outreach Services Manager.
Working Conditions
Indoor/Office situation; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs. alone; up to 50 lbs. with assistance.
Essential Functions
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.
Supervises the operation of a branch or section within the Manatee Libraries.
Performs technical reference/readers advisory/cataloging services for the general public.
Compiles bibliographies, book marks, reading lists, etc., as necessary.
Plans, coordinates, and presents adult and juvenile programming, both inside the library and in community facilities, as requested.
Acts as library liaison to community groups. Develops community contacts.
Supervises/coordinates the work of clerical support and professional staff.
Maintains currency in professional library issues, developments, materials, and equipment.
Coordinates activities of section in collection management routines.
Trains/instructs patrons in print/non-print/automated library resources.
Interprets and enforces relevant Library/County policies and procedures to the public.
Prepares monthly, annual and special reports/statistics.
May schedule, train and/or supervise volunteers, public service workers, and AARP workers.
Participates in the selection of staff. Trains, supervises, evaluates and schedules staff within area of responsibility. Assigns duties to section staff.
Prepares publicity for assigned area for transmission to information coordinator.
Serves as a member of the library system management team and attends meetings as required.
Recommends policy/service changes to Library Administration.
Makes administrative decisions for section/branch.
Makes budget recommendation for section/branch.
Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required.
Technical Requirements
Knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science and of library materials, library organization, procedures, policies, aims and services.
Knowledge of automated systems with regard to library procedures and services.
Knowledge of basic supervisory principles and practices, with ability to supervise work of others.
Ability to perform library technical tasks and carry out assignments independently.
Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds, push book truck, and shelve books.
Ability to understand and carry out directions as well as direct others in this task.
Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with public and staff.
Ability to use and apply computer applications.
Ability to maintain discipline among patrons.
Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing.
Ability to make decisions in accordance with policy and instruct others.
Ability to acquire special drivers license, if required.
Ability to work rotating schedules, including days, nights and weekends.
Ability to instruct/train staff/public on individual/group basis.
Ability to make suggestions for improvement in services/policies/procedures.

Master's degree in library science from a university or college accredited by the American Library Association, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a library system. Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience.


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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Central Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Manatee County Public Library System

1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Lorrie See

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:
941-748-5555 ext. 6303

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