• Full Time
  • Miami, FL
  • $40,286.49 - $70,392.03 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: No

NATURE OF WORK:

This is advanced specialized paraprofessional library work in children services for the Miami-Dade Public Library System.  Employees in this class are responsible for supervising and operating a children department in a public library, including programming, planning, promoting, and implementing children activities.  Responsibilities may include analyzing collection development needs and selecting appropriate library materials, planning and preparing for displays and exhibits, assisting in the bibliographic maintenance of the library database, assisting children with book choices, answering questions from teachers and parents, providing readers advisory services, and serving as library branch supervisor in the managers absence.  Incumbents exercise some independent judgment in the operation of a children department and in assisting the branch manager in a variety of library activities.  Supervision may be exercised over subordinate non-professional staff members engaged in providing various public library services.  Supervision is received from a professional superior who reviews work for the effective operation of the children department and satisfactory assistance in general library operation.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS:

Supervises children department in a branch library including planning, promoting, coordinating, and implementing storytelling programs, other library activities, and school outreach efforts.  Provides readers advisory services, answers reference questions, and assists patrons in the use of library facilities and resources.  Assumes responsibility for supervising a branch library in the absence of the branch manager.  Analyzes collection development needs and selects appropriate library materials.  Charges and discharges books and other library materials; issues library cards; receives fines for overdue items; prepares monthly statistical reports and weekly deposits.  Processes and links children and young adult materials.  Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends affecting children services; reads professional literature and attends workshops.  Assists and trains library employees in library operations, rules, and regulations.  Performs related lower level work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Considerable knowledge of programming, planning, promoting, and implementing children library services.  Considerable knowledge of children literature and library materials.  Considerable knowledge of library policies and procedures concerning operation of a children department.  Knowledge of general library policies, procedures, methods, and techniques.  Knowledge of library circulation, cataloging, and information technology.  Knowledge of effective techniques of dealing with children and young adults in a public library environment.  Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability to work patiently and effectively with children.  Ability to supervise operation of a branch library in the absence of the library branch manager.  Ability to make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures.  Ability to keep records and prepare reports.  Ability to keep informed on current library issues and trends affecting children library services.

Education/Qualifications:

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED. Three years of experience in library services for children or young adults; OR in teaching/curriculum development for children or young adults are required.

RECRUITMENT NOTES: Employees in this class are responsible for supervising and operating a children's department in a public library, including programming, planning, promoting, and implementing children's activities.  Responsibilities may include analyzing collection development needs and selecting appropriate library materials, planning and preparing for displays and exhibits, assisting in the bibliographic maintenance of the library database, assisting children with book choices, answering questions from teachers and parents, providing reader's advisory services, and serving as library branch supervisor in the manager's absence.

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 83351 on or before Tuesday, February 13, 2024 to apply.