Job: Public Services Librarian

General Information
Position:
Public Services Librarian

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$39,000-$41,000 per year

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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

Description:

The Public Services Librarian is responsible for the creation, marketing, and delivery of classes and events for adult patrons as the provision of reference services in the library.  Maitland Public Library boasts a robust calendar of events and classes, including cooking demonstrations, health and wellness events, craft classes, and more.  The Public Services Librarian must keep abreast of changes in the delivery of information services and trends in adult programming. The Public Services Librarian should be able to develop creative programming that takes advantage of the resources found in and around Maitland, amongst the patrons, and amongst the staff.

Note: Due to COVID-19, many of the Library's programs are online or hybrid. This trend is expected to ebb and flow, so candidates should be willing to explore this medium.

The Public Services Librarian reports to the Manager of Public Services and works closely with other staff on the development of classes and services for a wide audience and the use of Social Media in marketing library events. The successful candidate will have a high level of motivation and self-discipline, be comfortable working alone or in a team, and can balance their own initiative with the needs of the team. Due to the nature of this position, some night and weekend shifts are required.

About the Library: The Maitland Public Library is an historic gem with a small town feel to it. The Library was created in 1896 with the donation of 360 books by resident Clara Dommerich. First housed in a local teacher’s living room, the Library later moved to a storefront on Horatio Avenue, near the railroad tracks. The current library building on South Maitland Avenue was built in 1907, with additions made to it in 1959, 1972, and 1989. 

The Library has a relatively small staff and a strong team environment. While employees are given freedom to explore creative ideas, no one is left alone in a silo. Staff take pride in their excellent customer service skills. Our programs, computers, and facility are open to all. We have a robust programming catalog and have come up with new and creative ways to serve patrons throughout the pandemic. 

What we are looking for: Someone who enjoys working with others in a collaborative environment. A person comfortable with public speaking, who can think outside the box and come up with new ideas for programming. If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Education:

This position requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university with an emphasis on Public Services or any equivalent combination of education and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as approved by the Director and Manager of Public Services. (A candidate making ongoing and significant progress towards such degree may be considered, with commensurate adjustment to compensation.)


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
05-24-2022

Application deadline:
06-24-2022

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Maitland Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
501 South Maitland Avenue

City:
Maitland

Zip:
32751

County:
Orange


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Maitland Public Library

Address:
501 South Maitland Avenue

City:
Maitland

State:
FL

Zip:
32751

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Catherine Keating

Contact Email:
ckeating@maitlandpl.org

Contact Phone:
407-647-7700

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Send cover letter and resume to Catherine Keating, Manager of Public Services, at ckeating@maitlandpl.org.


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