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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 East County Regional Library. As Senior Librarian, Head of Reference 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. This position is directly responsible for supervising a staff of four (4).
This position is located between schools: Lehigh Senior High School and Varsity Lakes Middle School.
Southwest Florida’s Lee County is a growing, dynamic region, ideally situated along Interstate 75, just two hours from Tampa and Miami. Covering approximately 811 square miles, the county is home to over 800,000 residents. More and more families and businesses are choosing Lee County to call home. From sparkling white sandy beaches and lush golf courses to an exciting sports and outdoor recreation scene, Lee County’s nationally recognized public school system, low crime rates, and exceptional quality of life make it a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For more information, go to https://www.visitfortmyers.com.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise staff and volunteers and coordinate workflow for effective service delivery.
Use considerable independent judgment and initiative along with established policies and procedures to assure a competent staff and high quality service to the public.
Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers’ advisory.
Demonstrate a proficiency in readers’ advisory to adults .
Oversee a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the adult’s collections through selection, weeding, and displays.
Participate in branch specific and system-wide committees as assigned.
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.
Interact productively with staff from library administration, library processing, and other branches.
Plan and present programs and activities for adults at the library and at outreach locations.
Relate positively to a diverse population, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and assist the public directly as an active member of the public service team at the branch.
Work effectively with the Library Friends group and other community groups.
Education, Experience, Licensing
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association and two years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian.
Prefer a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
Prefer two years related library experience.
Prefer two years supervisory experience.
Experience with planning and presenting programs to adults is preferred.
Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record is preferred.
Spanish speaking is a plus.
Exceptional communication skills is preferred.
Demonstrated leadership or management experience and the ability to work independently 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.
Must have knowledge of current professional public library principles, methods, and practices, relevant computer applications, literature for various ages, and have the ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
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.