• Full Time
  • Sanibel
  • 99,000 - 120,000 USD / Year

Website Sanibel Public Library

Location Name: Sanibel Public Library
County: Lee
Region: Southwest Florida
Address: 770 Dunlop Road
City: SanibelZipcode: 33957
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

Typical duties include preparing and overseeing the budget, developing employment and service policies, strategic planning, public and governmental relations, reporting to the Sanibel Library Commissioners and ensuring compliance with laws.

General Description

This is highly responsible administrative work involving the direction of a broad range of public library functions. Work involves responsibility for the management of a public library collection and for the provision of library services to patrons and community organizations. Duties include policy recommendation, departmental planning, and direction and administration of library activities. The position is also invested with making the most difficult library technical decisions. The work requires that the employee have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field.

Examples Of Duties

  • Drafts and recommends policy to the Library Board and plans for the implementation of public library goals and objectives.
  • Directs the operations of Technical and Children’s services and directly supervises Adult outreach services.
  • Evaluates and administers library programs such as circulation, reference, children’s services, technical services, community services, and public information.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of a public library collection of books, periodicals, records, films, tapes and a variety of other library materials.
  • Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the Library building.
  • Provides staff support to the Library Board of Commissioners by assisting with meetings, preparing reports, and implementing policy decided by the Board.
  • Prepares the annual library budget.
  • Directs and controls the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets.
  • Confers with State agencies, other public libraries, and community groups in the development of library programs.
  • Prepares various kinds of statistical reports on finances or book stock.
  • Cross training with staff.
  • Confers with the Sanibel Library Commissioners to provide information and to resolve problems and complaints.
  • Directs the training of library staff in technical and administrative library skills.
  • Directs and participates in personnel actions such as hiring, termination, assignment, evaluation, and labor relations.
  • Applies for grants relative to the library.
  • Continues to provide innovative STEM related services.
  • Stays aware of trends and innovations in the fields of technology management and administration.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to a public library.
  • Thorough ability in oral and written communications.
  • Thorough ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.
  • Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.

 

 

Education/Qualifications:

A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to a public library.
  • Thorough ability in oral and written communications.
  • Thorough ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.
  • Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.
Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Human Resources Department
Contact Email: resume@sanlib.org
Contact Phone: 2394722483
How to Apply / Instructions:

Sanibel Public Library District is an equal opportunity and at-will employer.  Apply online by email to resume@sanlib.org or you may mail your application to Human Resources at 770 Dunlop Rd. Sanibel Florida 33957.  Your application must be received by Human Resources before the posting closes.  If Human Resources does not receive your application before the posting closes, we will not be able to consider you for the position and your application will not be processed.