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: No

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners and St. Johns County Public Library System is seeking a Full-Time Library Programs Coordinator. This position is responsible for providing specialized services in support of program development and implementation and community outreach for the Main Library and Library system located in beautiful St. Johns County, Florida. This position works 40 hours weekly Tuesday-Saturday, occasional evenings.

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!

St. Johns County Public Library System (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.

The Main Library of the St. Johns County Public Library System seeks a full-time (40 hours weekly) Library Programs Coordinator to aid in the daily operations of programming duties primarily for Youth Services. Prior classroom or programming experience with youth is required.

Examples of Duties

The ideal Library Programs Coordinator 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:

  • Assisting patrons of all ages providing support to the Main Library Programming Department by implementing classes and events, setting up and breaking down from events, and preparing for all classes and events.
  • Providing reader’s advisory, reference and general information.
  • Collects statistics, as assigned.
  • Participates in reference activities and general inquiry.
  • May act as the Supervisor in Charge on nights and weekends.
  • Assists in circulation functions.St. Johns County Public Library System staff work cooperatively between all branches and bookmobiles to provide needed public services throughout St. Johns County. Staff are subject to work assignments at other library branches, county locations, and outreach events on occasional, semi-permanent, or permanent bases depending on staffing and public need.
Education/Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates for the Library Programs Coordinator are encouraged to apply if they meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent recognized certification. Bachelor’s degree from accredited university or college is preferred.
  • Must have two years, paid and progressively responsible library, classroom or programming experience.
  • 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 be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others.
  • 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.