Website City of North Miami Beach

Location Name: North Miami Beach Library
County: Miami-Dade
Region: Southeast Florida
Address: 1601 NE 164th St
City: North Miami BeachZipcode: 33162
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

Under limited supervision serves as head of children’s services; is responsible and oversees the daily activities of this department.  Develops, plans, and implements services for children through 6th grade, including collection development, programming, and community outreach. Serves as a member of the library’s management team. Supervises Children’s staff.  Evenings and weekends required. Reports to a certified Librarian III or higher.

Examples of Duties:

(The duties listed below are the normal duties and responsibilities of this position.  The omission of specific statements related to the duties and responsibilities of this position does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or reasonable within the scope of the position.)

  • Maintains awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature and attending workshops, conferences and courses.
  • Knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research.
  • Provides reference services to individuals of all age groups
  • Provides classes to the community
  • Plans, assigns and reviews the work of subordinate library staff engaged in a variety of library operations.
  • Provides staff development and training of supervised professionals, para-professionals, clerical, technical and promotional services.
  • Assists the public with the continuous familiarization of library resources and digital media.
  • Promoted educational and digital services in the library and the community.
  • Creates digital graphics in the promotion of library programming.
  • Maintains websites and social media in the promotion of library programming and cultural events.
  • Creates educational programming for a diverse community with a wide range of needs from toddlers to seniors.
  • Professional library work involving a wide range of library operations
  • Supervision of lower staff
  • Analyzes collection development needs
  • Ability to reconfigure spaces in order to create various environments based on programming needs.
  • Performs related lower-level work as required.

Supplemental Information:

  • Adult Services and programming experience or digital archival experience.
  • Supervises part-time employees and volunteers involved in delivery of library services.
  • Knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research.
  • Knowledge of library automation systems and applications.
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and techniques.
  • Ability to analyze operational problems and make recommendations for their solutions.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of professional and para-professional and support staff.
  • Ability to interpret library policies, objectives and services to the public and staff.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply technical library theory.
  • Ability to perform effective library reference, reader’s advisory duties and other professional level library work.
  • Ability to develop innovative programs for the library and its customers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with library patrons, employees and supervisors.
  • Ability to maintain fiscal and administrative records.
  • Ability to effectively express ideas and information, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to prepare written reports.
  • Masters of Library Science (MLS) or related program from ALA accredited graduate school.
  • Two years of experience in library service. A combination of a Bachelor’s in Education or Media Specialist,
  • Academic Research, Computer Science or related field with 15 or more credits in an ALA accredited program and Library experience any qualify for application to this position.
  • Graduate degree from ALA accredited MLS or MLIS program or related program required.
  • Three years or more experience in public library services.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license with satisfactory driving record held throughout employment.
Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Kayli Howard
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 305-948-2918
How to Apply / Instructions:

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