Job: Librarian Sr. - Head of Youth Services

General Information
Position:
Librarian Sr. - Head of Youth Services

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$46,833.02 - $59,000.24

Job Category:
Children's Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Description

The Lee County Library System is offering enthusiastic and community-minded candidates who are committed to public library services for youth the opportunity to become part of the leadership team at the South County Regional Library.
 
As Senior Librarian, Youth Services you will have a positive impact on our community and help shape the future by providing programs and other library services to children and families. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who embraces public service and demonstrates a positive attitude, sound judgement, and a commitment to teamwork. This position is directly responsible for supervising a staff of 2.

The South County Regional Library is located in a rapidly growing area of Lee County that serves a diverse population. The library moved to its current facility in 1996 and is scheduled for an upgrade and redesign, particularly of the children’s area.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help design the children’s area of the future.

The expected hiring salary range for this position is: $46,833.02 - $59,000.24.  

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Supervise staff and volunteers, create schedules, and coordinate workflow for effective service delivery.
  • Use considerable independent judgment and problem-solving skills along with established policies and procedures to ensure a competent staff and consistent, high quality service to the public.
  • Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers’ advisory.  
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in readers’ advisory to children and teens.
  • Oversee a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the children's and teen's collections through selection, weeding, and displays.
  • Participate in branch specific and system-wide committees as assigned.
  • Present tours and programs for school and community groups visiting the library.
  • Provide technology training to staff and patrons.
  • May be in charge of the library for specific days or shifts.
  • Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of emerging technology and public library trends.
  • Communicate and work effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information and working cohesively as a team.
  • Interact productively with staff from library administration, library processing, and other branches.
  • Coordinate a variety of programming and activities to encourage positive use of the library by children and teens.
  • Plan and present programs and activities for children and teens at the library and at outreach locations.
  • Develop and maintain communication and contacts with nearby primary and secondary schools and community organizations that serve children and teens.
  • Understand, explain, and administer Library policies and procedures to staff and public.
  • Relate positively to a diverse population, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and assist the public directly as an active member of the public service team at the branch.
  • Work effectively with the Library Friends group and other community groups.

Education:

Supplemental Information

 

  • Spanish speaking is a plus.
  • Experience with Polaris ILS is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership or management experience and the ability to work independently is critical.
  • Ability to deliver an exemplary customer experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team is crucial.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.
  • Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups is preferred.  
  • Demonstrated ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs is preferred. 
  • Must have knowledge of current professional public library principles, methods, and practices, relevant computer applications, literature for various ages, and have the ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as cash registers, computers, photocopiers, self-check machines, assistive devices and automation equipment.
  • The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.
  • This position requires 80 hours bi-weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES:  All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an Emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

 

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
06-16-2021

Application deadline:
07-14-2021

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
South County Regional Library

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

Address:
21100 Three Oaks Parkway

City:
Estero

Zip:
33928

County:
Lee


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lee County Public Library System

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

State:
FL

Zip:
33901

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Aric Christensen

Contact Email:
achristensen@leegov.com

Contact Phone:
(239) 533-2245

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply.  Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leecounty or in person at Lee County Human Resources, 1825 Hendry Street, 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL  33902.  You may mail your application to Human Resources at PO Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL  33902.  Your application must be received in 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.


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