• Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • $41,730 - $49,400 USD / Year

Website Lee County Library System

Location Name: Various
County: Lee
Region: Southwest Florida
ALA accredited Masters required: No

Expected Hiring Range $41,730 – $49,400

Are you passionate about libraries, community engagement, and providing exceptional service? Look no further! The Lee County Library System is seeking enthusiastic and community-minded candidates to join our dynamic team at either the Cape Coral – Lee County Library or the East County Regional Library.
Cape Coral – Lee County Library:Established in 1962, this 40,000-square-foot facility in Cape Coral features meeting rooms, conference spaces, a butterfly garden, and numerous computers for patron use. Our staff assists a diverse demographic population, including the 200,000 residents of Cape Coral.
East County Regional Library:Opened in 2001, this 31,000-square-foot library serves an unincorporated, fast-growing area of Lee County. Our patrons come from all walks of life, and the library is particularly popular among middle and high-school-aged youth during school afternoons.
What You’ll Do:
Assist library users in navigating resources, answering questions, and providing guidance on services.
Promote inclusivity by engaging positively with people from all walks of life.
Collaborate with the team to create innovative programs and events for all ages.
Why Join Us?
Diverse Community: Our library serves one of the fastest-growing areas in Lee County, attracting a rich mix of cultures and backgrounds.
Teen-Friendly: The library is a popular afterschool spot for teens, offering a safe and inspiring environment.
Innovation: Expect exciting challenges and opportunities – we’re not your average library!
Collaborative Fun: Our team knows how to work hard while delivering stellar customer service.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers’ advisory.
Maintain a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the adult’s collection through weeding, selection, and displays.
Demonstrate a proficiency in readers’ advisory to adults.
May be assigned to participate in branch-specific and system-wide committees.
Present tours and programs for school and community groups visiting the library.
Provide technology training to staff and patrons
May be in charge of the library for specific days or shifts.
Explain and administer library policies and procedures.
Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of emerging technology and trends.
Communicate and work effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information and working cohesively as a team.
Plan and present programs and activities for adults at the library and at outreach locations.
May supervise paraprofessional personnel.

Education/Qualifications:

Education, Experience, Licensing
Minimum Requirements:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science, or a closely related field from a graduate library school program accredited by a professional library association or a Bachelor’s Degree with current enrollment in a graduate library school program accredited by a professional library association and a projected graduation date within six (6) months of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:Prefer a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by a professional library association or a Bachelor’s Degree with current enrollment in a graduate library school program accredited by a professional library association and a projected graduation date within six (6) months of hire.
Prefer one year of library or closely related experience.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is preferred.

Supplemental Information
Qualifications and Skills:

Spanish Speaking: Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Exceptional Communication: Strong communication skills are preferred.
Customer Experience: Ability to deliver an exemplary customer experience.
Teamwork: Effective collaboration within a team.
Adaptability and Community Engagement:Technology Adoption: Willingness to learn and adopt new technologies.
Community Needs: Analyzing community needs and planning relevant programs.
Partnerships: Engaging community partners to promote library programs.
Diversity: Positive interaction with diverse populations, including children, teens, and non-English speakers.
Physical Requirements:Physical Stamina: Ability to bend, stretch, sit, and stand for extended periods.
Lifting: Capability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
Equipment Operation: Proficiency in using various equipment (cash registers, computers, photocopiers, etc.).
Flexibility and Scheduling:Location Transfers: May be required to transfer to other library locations.
Work Hours: The position requires 80 hours bi-weekly, including evenings, Saturdays, and some Sundays.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES:  All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an Emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.
DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment. Some positions may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening. Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans, who claim and meet eligibility requirements of veterans preference, receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply.

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Human Resouces
Contact Email: hiring@leegov.com
Contact Phone: 239-533-2245
How to Apply / Instructions:

Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.  Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL  33902.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL  33902.  Your application must be received in Human Resources BEFORE the posting closes.  If Human Resources does not receive your application BEFORE the posting closes, we will NOT be able to consider you for the position and your application will NOT be processed.