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Lee County Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, is offering enthusiastic, community-minded candidates the opportunity to become a part of the team at the Cape Coral Library, East County Regional Library, or Fort Myers Regional Library. As a Reference Librarian, you will work primarily with adults but have daily interaction with and provide library services to children and teens as well. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who enthusiastically embraces public library service and demonstrates a positive attitude, good judgment, and a commitment to teamwork.
There are openings at three libraries:
Established by the local community in 1962, the Cape Coral – Lee County Library is located in the southwest portion of Cape Coral. It has a 40,000-square-foot facility, featuring meeting and conference rooms, a butterfly garden, and many computers for patron use. Staff provide services that assist the varied demographic population of Lee County and the 200,000 residents of Cape Coral.
The East County Regional Library is in Lehigh Acres, an unincorporated, fast-growing area of Lee County. This 31,000-square-foot library opened in 2001. Its patron base is varied and includes people of all ages and backgrounds. On school day afternoons, the library attracts many middle and high-school-aged youth from the neighboring schools.
The Fort Myers Regional Library is in the historic downtown River District, a vibrant center of Lee County’s cultural and economic activity. You will be serving a community that is diverse in age, culture, and economic background. The library is frequented by local and seasonal residents, as well as students and the downtown workforce. This is also the setting for the Lee County Library System’s annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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, Experience, Licensing
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science, or closely related field from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association or a Bachelor’s Degree with current enrollment in a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association and a projected graduation date within six (6) months of hire.
Prefer a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association or a Bachelor’s Degree with current enrollment in a graduate library school program accredited by the American 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 with an acceptable driving record is preferred.
Spanish speaking is a plus.
Exceptional communication skills is preferred.
Ability to deliver an exemplary customer experience is preferred.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team is preferred.
Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.
Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups is preferred.
Ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs is preferred.
Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.
Ability to bend, stretch, sit, and stand for long periods of time.
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as cash registers, computers, photocopiers, self-check machines, assistive devices, and automation equipment.
The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.
This position requires 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; hours and days will vary to include 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.
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.