• Full Time
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • $47,059.69 - $79,321.29 USD / Year

Website Miami-Dade Public Library System

Location Name: Miami-Dade Public Library System
County: Miami-Dade
Region: Southeast Florida
Address: 7501 Collins Avenue
City: Miami BeachZipcode: 33141
ALA accredited Masters required: No

INTERN LEVEL

NATURE OF WORK
This is entry level administrative work which provides the opportunity for employees of the Miami-Dade County Public Library System to receive professional training.  Assignments serve to offer practical experience, professional development and promotional opportunities within the Library System to employees fully accepted into an ALA accredited Master’s of Library Science degree program and registered for classes.

Emphasis is placed on assisting participants to become accustomed with the requirements of the Master’s in Library Science degree to include assisting with assignments and developing skills and work site duties and responsibilities. Supervision is received from a senior staff member. Guidance is received from a Mentor, who serves as a resource to help the participant with professional development issues and training of professional level duties at the assigned worksite.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS
Applies study habits and developing skills to meet the academic requirements of the Master’s of Library Science.
Applies academic knowledge to the routine operations of public library work.
Assists with reference activities including researching and providing patrons with documented answers to reference questions.
Assists with analyzing collection development needs.
Assists with the proper maintenance of library materials and equipment in an assigned library area.
Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature and attending workshops, conferences and courses.
Assists with classifying, cataloging and ordering library materials.
Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of library policies and procedures, methods and techniques.
Considerable knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research.
Knowledge of information technology.
Knowledge of general rules and regulations of the public library system.
Knowledge of library circulation procedures and cataloging rules.
Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
Knowledge of customer service principles and techniques.
Knowledge of databases and other searching skills.
Ability to assist others in various phases of library work.
Ability to perform complex reference activities in a public library system.
Ability to handle simple monetary transactions.
Ability to make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures.
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a diverse public.
Ability to comprehend and apply technical library theory.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with library patrons, employees and supervisors.
Ability to effectively express ideas and information, verbally and in writing.
Ability to assist with the use of the internet, emails and other computer programs.
Ability to prepare written reports.

TRAINEE & LIBRARIAN LEVEL

NATURE OF WORK
This is entry-level professional library work in a variety of phases of library operations.
Employees in this classification are responsible for the application of professional library principles and practices to various assignments in library operations.  Responsibilities include assisting the public in the use of information technology, performing complex reference activities, analyzing collection development needs, and continuous familiarization with the library’s resources and developments in the profession.  Supervision may be exercised over a staff of clerical, para-professional or technical employees.  Supervision is received from a higher level Librarian who assigns duties and reviews work for satisfactory performance.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS
Performs complex reference activities including researching and providing patrons with documented answers to reference questions; instructs patrons in the use of bibliographic materials and information technology; assists patrons in the selection of library materials; performs specialized library programming; resolves patron problems concerning library or County policies.
Analyzes collection development needs, oversees the selection of materials, prepares bibliographies and provides reader’s advisory and reference services for assigned areas of responsibility.
Exercises responsibility for the proper maintenance of library materials and equipment in an assigned library area.
Plans, assigns and reviews the work of para-professional, clerical, technical and volunteer workers engaged in a variety of library activities.
Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature and attending workshops, conferences and courses.
Classifies, catalogs and orders library materials.
Performs related lower level work as required.

Education/Qualifications:

**Salary is determined upon qualification level**

Intern Level:  Must be currently enrolled in an American Librarian Association (ALA) Master's degree program.  Must provide an acceptance letter from the dean.  Must provide an official transcript indicating applicant has taken (or is currently taking) Master of Library Science or related program courses or registration document indicating applicant is enrolled for the current term. Must be able to work weekends and nights.   (Salary: $47,059.69)

Trainee Level: Must be currently enrolled in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate school Master's degree program in Library Science or related program and have completed at least 18 semester credits in Library Science or related program.  Must be able to work weekends and nights.   (Salary: $49,143.07)

Librarian Level: Master's degree in Library Science or related program from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate school.  Must be able to work weekends and nights. (Salary:  $51,903.12)

Recruitment Notes:

Branches: This position may be second-in -command of a small branch or a supervisor at a large branch and will be responsible for staffing the public service desks, developing programs for specific ages, assisting with large scale events and outreach in the community, as well as submitting work orders, performance evaluations and incident reports. The incumbent in this position may be responsible for supervision of Library Assistants and Library Pages or Interns and will assist with Serials Record Management, collection development, and processing and verifying the daily and weekly money.

Special Services: This position will reside in the Special Services Unit and will be serving customers by phone, e-mail and postal mail; responsible for performing in-depth readers advisory for customers and fulfilling requests through 3 ILS modules, OCLC and postal software. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for supervising Library Assistants and Pages, assisting with collection maintenance, and will participate in programs and outreach to childcare facilities, senior facilities, and community events. Additionally, this position will at times require working nights and weekends.

 

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Human Resources
Contact Email: humanresources@mdpls.org
Contact Phone: 3053752665
How to Apply / Instructions:

Please visit careers.miamidade.gov using job opening number 83345, on or before Thursday, April 4, 2024 in order to apply.