Website St Johns County Public Library

Location Name: Main Branch Library
County: St. Johns
Region: Northeast Florida
Address: 1960 N Ponce De Leon Blvd
City: St AugustineZipcode: 32084
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a Full Time Reference Librarian for the Main Library of the St. Johns County Public Library System.  This position works 40 hours weekly including Sundays.

St. Johns County residents enjoy a healthy quality of life with many perks including one of the top rated public school systems in the State of Florida, miles of beach shoreline, peaceful estuary scenery of the St. Johns River, long established agriculture and equestrian scene, and the nation’s oldest city, historic St. Augustine. In 2019 St. Johns County was ranked the 10th fastest growing county in the United States showcasing that there is truly something for everyone in St. Johns County!

SJCPLS encourages a love of literature, the arts, and lifelong learning by providing a variety of information, resources, and entertainment to the community. SJCPLS serves all areas of St. Johns County, including St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fruit Cove, and Hastings. The Library System has six branches, two bookmobiles, and offers books-by-mail service. In addition to books, periodicals, and online databases, SJCPLS offers computer access, notary services, Inter-Library Loan, access to a Seed Library, test proctoring, and many volunteer opportunities. The Library System also offers a dynamic range of programming for adults, teens, and children.

Employees work in a team-oriented environment and are responsible for assisting with library circulation, reference, youth and adult service areas.

 

Examples of Duties
The ideal Reference Librarian candidate must possess St. Johns County’s core values of compassion, innovation, and trustworthiness and must work well in a collaborative team environment. Some of the specific tasks include but are not limited to:

Assists in the collection of monthly usage statistics.
Resolves patron questions, concerns, or complaints.
Responsible for subject/genre collection maintenance; provides Interlibrary Loan and reference services.
Responsible for supervisory duties including training staff and volunteers and acting as the Person in Charge on occasion.
Provides reader’s advisory, reference and general information to patrons of all ages; provides assistance and instruction regarding the use of databases, catalogs, and computer applications.
Minimum Qualifications
Candidates for the Reference Librarian are encouraged to apply if they meet the following minimum qualifications:

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science.
Must have knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices and materials as they apply to public service work.
Sufficient experience to understand basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position.
Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evening, weekend and holiday shifts.
Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language.
Must be able to operate a computer.

Education/Qualifications:

Candidates for the Reference Librarian are encouraged to apply if they meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science.
  • Must have knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices and materials as they apply to public service work.
  • Sufficient experience to understand basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position.
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evening, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language.
  • Must be able to operate a computer.
Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Sheila Rivera
Contact Email: BCCHiring@sjcfl.us
Contact Phone: 904-209-0635
How to Apply / Instructions:

Candidates may apply through St. Johns County’s Online Application System: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sjcfl  

Applications must be submitted through St. Johns County’s Online Application System in order to be considered. Paper documents, emailed resumes or otherwise are not accepted in lieu of an application. All applications must be submitted before the advertised closing date.

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer.

All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.