• Full Time
  • Clearwater
  • 43,703.40 USD / Year

Website City of Clearwater

Location Name: Clearwater Public Library System
County: Pinellas
Region: Central Florida
Address: 100 N Osceola Ave
City: ClearwaterZipcode: 33755
ALA accredited Masters required: No


Under general direction, the Librarian assists library patrons with library resources, provides cataloguing expertise, and provides excellent customer service. Facilitates programs, assists in collection development, provides purchase suggestions, codes and catalogs materials, and promotes the library services to the community


This recruitment is continuous – open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Engages, assists, and guides patrons at the library reference desk; researches and responds to technical or reference inquiries, demonstrates use of library catalog, answers questions, directs patrons to appropriate shelves, and monitors customer activity in the library.
  • Supports and ensures the delivery of high-quality customer service; assists in the training of library personnel and volunteers, resolves conflict, delegates volunteer work, and ensures daily duties are completed.
  • Researches, develops, and organizes various adult and youth programs; performs outreach projects to community partners to promote library services; develops communications, manages social media outlets, and disburses consistent relevant content and news.
  • Facilitates and assists department staff and personnel in the implementation of innovative technologies and customer tools; catalogs, classifies, maintains, and updates the library collection on a regular basis.
  • Assists with the implementation of ongoing library services, programs, marketing, and distribution of information; ensures updates to programs, referencing, cataloging, digital resources, and specialty services; conducts various other programming activities for all ages.
  • Contributes to Library collection development; weeding of materials, assists with new collection suggestions, and performs ordering and follow up tasks.
  • Maintains and monitors the facility to ensure a clean, attractive, accessible, and welcoming space; ensures library is prepared for all performances, events, and other community projects.
  • Attends and contributes to numerous weekly, monthly, and annual meetings and serves on various committees; understands and communicates the service area needs to ensure the Library is supporting the community in the best ways possible.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

Licenses, Certifications, and Equipment:

  • A valid State driver’s license is required.
  • Master's in Library Science, Master's in Library & Information Sciences, or Master's in related field is required.
  • Does this position require a Commercial Driver’s License? ☐ Yes ☒ No   Type:
  • This position is required to operate the below equipment, machines, tools, and other work aides: Fax, copier, phone, personal computer, and other equipment as assigned.

Education and Experience: 
Master's Degree in Library Science, Library & Information Sciences, or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Knowledge of –

  • Principles of library management including cataloguing and integrated library systems
  • Public library systems, services, and programs
  • Communications, trends, social media, marketing, and technology
  • Computer skills including design programs and spreadsheets
  • Library policies and procedures
  • Research techniques, sources, and availability of information
  • Reporting methods and data delivery
  • Project management
  • Personnel and volunteer supervision and management
  • Customer service principles

Skill in –

  • Performing contemporary library programs and services including social media
  • Cataloguing and referencing all library materials
  • Establishing and maintaining strong and professional relationships
  • Coordinating and organizing library programs and services
  • Personnel Management and exceptional customer service
  • Managing lower level staff and ensuring professional delivery of library services
  • Operating a computer, related software, and various library systems
  • Conflict resolution
Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Human Resources Department
Contact Email: humresweb@myclearwater.com
Contact Phone: (727) 562-4870
How to Apply / Instructions:

Fill out online application and upload resume here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/clearwaterfl.