Website Sarasota County Government

Location Name: Fruitville Public Library
County: Sarasota
Region: Southwest Florida
Address: 100 Apex Road
City: SarasotaZipcode: 34240
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

Join our team at the beautiful Fruitville Library. Conveniently located off I-75 and neighboring the Celery Fields, the Fruitville branch will also be the closest of our 10 branches to the new Sarasota Historical Resources Center. As the Librarian at the beautiful Fruitville Public Library you will provide a full scope of library services to all library users within a teamwork environment. There is a special emphasis on on conducting sessions/classes for various electronic devices to a variety of library users. Apply today!

Job Description:

Communication, Programming & Outreach

Promote understanding and use of the library and resources.
Prepare reviews, press releases, bibliographies, and other promotional displays.
Create displays and offer outreach services.
Plan and direct adult programming.
Analyze and identify service population needs and develop plans to meet those needs.
Network with other agencies to provide and obtain materials and services.
Represent the library and library interests within the community.
Participate in presentation and development of technology training and information literacy programs for staff and patrons.
Participate in ad-hoc/one-on-one training of customers in use of library technology.
Collection Development & Maintenance

Assist with collection development by recommending materials.
Participate in collection maintenance, including, shelving, shifting, and weeding.

Compile, report, and interpret statistics.
Contribute to the development and implementation of system-wide reference services and programs.
Order supplies, prepare work schedules, receive and check-in periodicals and newspapers.
Work Hours:

Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Sundays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Work schedules may vary due to split shifts, rotations, on-call, emergencies, etc.

**Employee may be re-assigned to fill in at other libraries within Sarasota County.


About You:
Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association
OR-  Bachelor’s degree and enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program with the ability to obtain a MLS/MLIS within six (6) months of hire
Valid Florida driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications:

One year of experience in a library environment
Above average customer service skills, ability to multitask, ability to adapt to various and changing duties as required.
Skill in operating library technologies of all sorts.  Skill in using various electronic devices, including, but not limited to Kindle, Nook, tablets, and iPads and imparting this knowledge to customers of all ages. Ability to train/coach patrons in the use of technology.
Subject to Passing Substance Screening:  This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.



About Everything Else:
Pay Range: $43,721.60 - $59,820.80






Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more!
For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit for additional information.
Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.
Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)​​
A different blend of voices prompt better conversations, choices and results for everyone. Sarasota County – Many Voices, One Team.


Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are the keys to serving, representing and understanding our community. We celebrate and value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths that make us different and are committed to creating a culture of understanding and respect where our employees realize that we are stronger together.


Our vision is to have a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that attracts, develops, retains and engages a talented workforce broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great customer service – internally and externally.



Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.



Government employers are drug-free and tobacco-free environments, EEO/AA/ADA employers, and they prohibit discrimination in all services, programs or activities.



Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco-Free/Drug-Free Workplace.

Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Human Resources
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 941-861-5353
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