Website Lee County Library System

Location Name: Lee County Library System Library Processing
County: Lee
Region: Southwest Florida
Address: 881 Gunnery Road N., Suite 2
City: Lehigh AcresZipcode: 33971
ALA accredited Masters required: No

The Lee County Library System is offering candidates the opportunity to become a part of our dedicated team at Library Processing. We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-directed team player to serve as the Youth Collection Development Manager. The ideal candidate is responsible for effectively organizing our collaborative selection model while confidently managing and overseeing the collection needs of a large library system. Under the direction of the Collection Manager, this position serves as part of the management team in the Library Processing department.

Library Processing is adjacent to the East County Regional Library in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Staff at Library Processing provide centralized services such as the selection, ordering, receiving, cataloging, and processing of collections, administration of the library’s ILS (Polaris), Interlibrary Loan, and the transfer of library materials to our 13 branches.

The hiring salary for this position is $65,000-$80,000. An offer will be made within this range based on competencies, experience, and internal equity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees youth collection management including central selection and weeding of physical and digital youth materials for the system as well as central selection for system-wide events, outreach, programming initiatives, and new/renovated library branches.
  • Creates, schedules, and reviews collaborative collection orders; manages day-to-day workflow.
  • Contributes to the planning and monitoring of allocated branch material budgets, monitors staff spending to ensure funds are spent efficiently, and creates and analyzes collection usage reports to improve collection performance.
  • Leads, trains, develops, and evaluates assigned staff.
  • Leads system-wide collection development meetings and communicates effectively and tactfully with branch staff and key departments to streamline collection management and improve public service delivery.
  • Provides support to branch staff for collection management including selection and deselection training, analyzing existing collections, conducting branch visits, and assisting with large collection projects.
  • Keeps current on trends affecting library collections and services.
  • Creates curated lists and uses new and existing technologies to support the promotion and management of youth collections.
  • Performs other duties or projects within the Library System as needed and assigned.

Education, Experience, Licensing
Minimum Requirements:
Education: Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited graduate library school program or a closely related field.
Professional Experience: Two years of demonstrated leadership or management experience as a professional librarian in a public library system or a department/division of a main library.
Driver's License: Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Education: A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited graduate library school program.
Professional Experience: Two years supervising paid library staff. Three or more years of customer service experience in libraries. Two years of experience selecting library materials for a mid- to large-sized library system. Experience with the staff functions of an Integrated Library System and library vendor selection tools. The ability to plan, train, and supervise the work of others.

Supplemental Information
Knowledge of Library Materials and Collection Development Processes:

  • Understand how libraries acquire, organize, and manage their collections.
    Familiarity with cataloging, classification, and metadata standards.

Independence and Professional Judgment:

  • Ability to work autonomously while making informed decisions.
  • Apply professional judgment when handling tasks related to library services.

Adaptability and Time Management:

  • Be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Juggle multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Meet deadlines even when faced with unexpected changes or delays.

Collaboration with Library Staff:

  • Work closely with colleagues across the library to promote collections.
  • Collaborate on community outreach and engagement initiatives.

Technology Proficiency:

  • Learn and use existing library systems, software, and equipment.
  • Stay up-to-date with technological advancements.
  • Train staff members on library system reports.

Physical Requirements:

  • Be physically fit to perform library duties:
  • Bend, stretch, sit, reach, and stand for extended periods.
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 35 lbs.

Possible Transfers:

  • Employees may need to transfer temporarily or permanently to other library locations based on the organization’s needs.

Work Schedule:

  • This position requires 80 hours bi-weekly.
  • Hours and days will vary, 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.

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Human Resources
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 239-533-4805
How to Apply / Instructions: