Website Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Location Name: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
County: Palm Beach
Region: Southeast Florida
Address: 411 Clematis St
City: West Palm BeachZipcode: 33401
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

Come work at one of the Most Beautiful U.S. Libraries*. The Mandel Public Library is seeking a talented, creative, and enthusiastic associate librarian for teen services. This person joins a vibrant youth services team that includes a youth and family-focused licensed clinical social worker, certified teachers, and children’s librarians. The ideal candidate thrives in an environment rich with diversity and finds joy in working with and advocating for youth and families.

The City of West Palm Beach (pop. 117,415) – with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals is a slice of paradise.   As the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country, the City of West Palm Beach offers a dynamic setting in which to live, work, play and enjoy all the attributes of South Florida Living. Our ethnically and culturally diverse community and workplace are the bedrock of our strength and resilience.

The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses over 55 square miles. Among the City’s many attributes is an active and vibrant downtown and waterfront that serves to host a variety of nationally recognized cultural and leisure activities for residents and visitors.

West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government which combines the strong leadership of an elected Mayor, who is responsible for managing the affairs of the City, with a City Commission

This position as Children’s Librarian provides reference and reader’s advisory for the youth services department, provides story hours, children’s programs, and customer service to children and their caregivers.  Promotes library services with local schools.  Coordinates outreach programs.  Works on projects as assigned to promote an interactive creative educational experience and performs related duties as assigned.  This position’s work schedule includes working nights and weekends.

*Fodor Travel, 2022


Master’s degree with a major in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program of study (education will be verified using the "Education Requirements" listed below) and two (2) years of related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work or book sales is required, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

A current and valid Florida driver’s license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.

Alternate requirements:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and the ability to complete the Master's degree in Library Sciences (MLS) within six (6) months from the date of employment, and three (3) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work, or book sales, or related field.

Education Requirements: To be considered valid (or verified) for position qualification purposes, and consistent with City Hiring Policy 4-5, a High School, GED or equivalent diploma, and all higher education degrees or certifications must have been issued by:

a public education institution in the State of Florida or any State or Territory of the United States; or
an institution accredited by an accrediting organization that is recognized by the Florida Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education; or
an institution that is accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
an institution whose degree or certification is accepted by institutions identified in either a), b), or c), above, for the purpose of admission to institutions identified in either a), b), or c) above.
International degrees will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy qualification requirements.

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Shannon DeBrincat
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 561-494-1000