This is advanced professional and supervisory library work in coordinating system-wide services for the St. Petersburg municipal libraries. Work includes responsibility for interlibrary loan activities; adult literacy services; adult library programming; adult community outreach; and other related adult services, including government documents. Work also involves performing complicated, technical library tasks; supervision of professional and nonprofessional personnel engaged in information delivery services, as well as borrower services, including circulation and patron account matters; coordination of adult collection access, development and maintenance projects; and participation in the selection, placement, promotion, training, safety, appraisal and discipline of assigned employees. Work requires continuous, effective public contact; the exercise of considerable patience, tact and diplomacy; considerable independent judgment, flexibility and initiative in scheduling, assigning and coordinating work with that of other divisions within the Library system and with partnership organizations serving the libraries in different capacities; and participation in the Main Library’s weekend on-call rotation schedule.
Qualified applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university; must have significant professional experience in library information delivery services, including customer care and circulation, adult library programming and services and adult collection development, including both fiction and nonfiction collection development; must have a minimum of three years of progressive, professional supervisory library experience; must have good knowledge and understanding of public librarianship and principles, with emphasis in the areas of staff development, adult programming and outreach services; must possess the knowledge of and ability to apply effective supervisory techniques; and must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class “E” Driver’s License to travel between libraries and to library meetings as needed.
Physical address where the job position is located.
For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.
The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.