• Full Time
  • Miami, FL
  • $56,860.37 - $87,111.59 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: 33131
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.


Minimum Qualification:  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. Must be able to work nights and weekends.

Recruitment Notes:

This position will be responsible for coordinating the Library Department’s system-wide programming and outreach efforts in the community. This is supervisory professional library work supporting department operations.  The incumbent in this position will be responsible for planning, facilitating and serving in a supervisory capacity for systemwide outreach events, large-scale library programs, and campaigns as part of the Community Engagement and Programming Unit. This position entails assisting and staffing for numerous, simultaneous programs for library campaigns and/or outreach opportunities. Outreach and programming support may comprise about 60% of the worktime dependent on community events and programming schedules, and may include support for Mobile Services.  In addition, this position will be tasked with the monitoring and assessment of large-scale library programs and scheduled outreach events, including acting as the supervisor for library programs and community outreach at events which may take place indoors or outdoors.

This position entails the use of written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, statistical data collection and reporting, submitting incident reports, completing performance evaluations, generating work orders, ordering materials, monitoring inventories, staffing service desks, training colleagues and peers, making public presentations, and serving on systemwide committees.

The position will reside at the Main Library of the Library Department and will report to a Library Services Specialist. The incumbent in this position may supervise a Librarian 1 and paraprofessional staff as required. This position may be required to function as the supervisor-in-charge in the absence of the Library Services Specialist. The incumbent in this position may be required to operate a cargo van or other vehicles to make deliveries of outreach materials, program supplies, and equipment for the set-up and break-down of library events and activations. The Librarian 2 may be required to work mornings, evenings, and weekends with expected flexibility in scheduling - subject to staffing needs for programming and community requests for outreach.

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

Please visit www.miamidade.gov/jobs using job opening number 85314 on or before Thursday, April 18, 2024 to apply.