• Full Time
  • Gainesville
  • $16.10 Hourly USD / Year

Website Alachua County Library District

Location Name: Headquarters/Downtown Alachua County Library District
County: Alachua
Region: Central Florida
Address: 401 East University Avenue
City: GainesvilleZipcode: 32601
ALA accredited Masters required: No

This is responsible, varied technical and paraprofessional work in the Alachua County Library District.

An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for performing complex technical duties under general supervision and within prescribed guidelines. Although the employee works with considerable independence, deviations from established library procedures or library policy are made in consultation with a higher level supervisor.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

Functions as lead worker on assigned tasks.


Performs reader guidance and ready reference work within established guidelines through basic searches of online resources and databases; assists patrons and staff in locating materials and/or information.

Organizes, indexes and maintains records, library databases, and files; maintains inventories.

Reviews library materials and recommends purchase to a professional Librarian.

Drives and operates bookmobiles and other library vehicles.

Operates personal computers, terminals and peripherals (scanners, printers, photocopiers) in office support tasks and to assist the public.

Explains Library District procedures and policies.

Keeps abreast of publisher, vendor and outside agency procedures as they relate to library operations.

Plans, schedules and hosts individual program sessions; obtains, designs and produces support materials.

Loads materials onto bookmobile; shelve/reshelve materials.

Operates, maintains and assists patrons in the use of library equipment.

Ensure patron compliance of all policies and procedures through effective communication and enforcement.

Performs related work as required.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Knowledge of organizing materials in alphabetical and numerical order.

Knowledge of a variety of books, subjects and literature, specifically as related to assigned area.

Knowledge of the major fields of learning comprising the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.

Knowledge of operating and basic troubleshooting of computer equipment.

Knowledge of frequently used software applications, word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Ability to perform basic troubleshooting of common software problems.

Ability to use emerging technology for patron service.

Ability to drive Library District vehicles.

Ability to interpret, apply and explain library procedures.

Ability to determine when a situation should be referred to a higher level supervisor.

Ability to receive and convey written or oral instructions; ability to explain informational instructions to others.

Ability to push and/or pull fully loaded hand carts; ability to load and unload materials from carts and vehicles.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the public and other agencies.

Ability to lift, reach, and bend to locate and remove requested materials.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is required to reach and be mobile.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus associated with the constant use of printed matter and computer monitors.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida Drivers license and be insurable by District’s insurance carrier. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Evening and weekend work hours may be required.

The Outreach Library Specialist position operates the library's bookmobiles, which are International model low-profile large trucks with 30-foot trailers. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving and navigating the bookmobiles to remote locations throughout the county. While a CDL license is not required, applicants should be comfortable handling and maneuvering the large truck and trailer combination. In addition to driving duties, the Outreach Library Specialist will play a vital role in providing exceptional customer service, managing circulation, offering readers advisory and reference services, organizing programming, and tracking bookmobile usage statistics. As the position involves regular travel to various locations, the schedule may vary on a week-to-week basis due to event scheduling.

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: April Welcome
Contact Email: awelcome@aclib.us
Contact Phone: 3523341295
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