• Full Time
  • Miami, FL
  • $58,566.18 - $89,724.94 USD / Year

Website Miami-Dade Public Library System

Location Name: Miami-Dade Public Library System
County: Miami-Dade
Region: Southeast Florida
Address: 101 W. Flagler Street
City: MiamiZipcode: 33130
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes


This is professional library work with supervisory responsibilities in a variety of library operations.  Employees in this classification may be responsible for supervising the operations of a library unit, department or facility.  Responsibilities include supervising library staff, analyzing collection development needs, assisting the public and continuous familiarization with the library’s resources.  Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional, para-professional, technical or clerical employees engaged in various phases of library operations.  Supervision is received from a manager who assigns responsibilities and reviews work for satisfactory performance.


Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate library staff engaged in a variety of library operations.  Serves as librarian-in-charge in the absence of the Manager; resolves personnel or patron problems concerning library or County policies.  Provides staff development and training of supervised professional, para-professional, clerical, and technical staff members.  Analyzes collection development needs, oversees the selection of materials, provides readers advisory and reference services for assigned areas of responsibility.  Supervises 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.  Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, and promotion of subordinates; authorizes leave; evaluates and rates employee performance.  Performs related lower level work as required.


Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials, and practices.  Considerable knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research.  Considerable knowledge of library materials and information technology.  Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.  Knowledge of customer service principles and techniques.  Ability to analyze operational problems and make recommendations for their solution.  Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of professional, para-professional and support staff.  Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to the public and staff.  Ability to develop innovative programs for the library system.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library patrons, employees, and supervisors.  Ability to maintain fiscal and administrative records.  Ability to effectively express ideas and information, verbally, and in writing.  Ability to prepare reports and presentations.  Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform assigned duties.


Requirements:  Master’s degree in Library Science or a related program from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate school. One year of professional experience as a librarian is required.

Recruitment Notes:  This position will be responsible for the Library Department’s patent and trademark assistance service through the Federal Patent and Trademark Resources Center. In addition, the incumbent in this position will be responsible for business references and research, as well as resource training for the County’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Human Resources
Contact Email: humanresources@mdpls.org
Contact Phone: (305) 375-2665
How to Apply / Instructions:

If interested, please visit www.miamidade.gov/jobs using job opening number 85980 on or before Wednesday, May 8, 2024 to apply.