Job: Senior Librarian, Manager of Outreach

General Information
Position:
Senior Librarian, Manager of Outreach

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
60,000 - 65,000

Job Category:
Other

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

Description:
Do you have a vision for promoting library services to underserved communities and expanding access to non-library users? If so, then Lee County Library System invites you to apply today for the Manager of Outreach position!

The Manager of Outreach plays a pivotal role in establishing, maintaining and expanding outreach services utilizing library resources, including multiple mobile library vehicles and an extensive outreach materials collection. Outreach programs and services are offered at venues throughout the community including childcare and senior living facilities, migrant camps, special events and festivals. Ideal candidates will be forward-thinking, enthusiastic, and community-minded with the organizational skills to manage County-wide mobile outreach operations.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter and skilled communicator who enthusiastically embraces public library service and demonstrates a positive attitude, flexibility, good judgment, and a commitment to teamwork. This position directly supervises 3 full-time employees and coordinates staff across the library system who assist with outreach.

THE ORGANIZATION 
The Lee County Library System has 14 branches featuring over 2 million items available for patrons to use or check out, and circulates more than 4.75 million items per year. Currently more than 250,000 Lee County residents are registered users.

This position reports to, and works collaboratively with, the Manager of Programming and Community Outreach to ensure the library system is responsive to population growth and underserved communities. This is a unique opportunity for a self-motivated and highly-organized individual to make a positive impact on the lives of Lee County residents.

THE COMMUNITY 
Southwest Florida’s Lee County is a growing, dynamic region, ideally situated along Interstate 75, just two hours from Tampa and Miami. Covering approximately 811 square miles, the county is home to over 750,000 residents. Fort Myers is the county seat of Lee County, which also includes the communities of Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Estero, and Fort Myers Beach. More and more families and businesses are choosing Lee County to call home. From sparkling white sandy beaches and lush golf courses, to an exciting sports and outdoor recreation scene, Lee County’s nationally recognized public school system, low crime rates and exceptional quality of life make it a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For more information, go to https://www.visitfortmyers.com.

The expected hiring salary range for this position is $60,000.00 to $65,000.00 per year. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Supervise outreach staff and coordinate workflow and scheduling for effective service delivery.
  • Coordinate, plan and present programs and activities for all ages at outreach locations and special events.
  • Create relationships with community partner organizations to benefit the residents of Lee County.
  • Identify and work to resolve issues related to vehicle maintenance and logistics.
  • Oversee collection maintenance and promotion of the outreach collections through selection and weeding.
  • Interact effectively and tactfully with staff and other Lee County agencies and community groups.
  • 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 library system.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of emerging trends.
  • 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.

Education:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSING

 

  • Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association and two years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian, or closely related experience. 
  • Prefer a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Prefer three years related library experience.
  • Prefer two years supervisory experience.
  • Prefer two years customer service experience. 
  • Experience with planning and presenting library programs is preferred.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is required.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

  • Spanish speaking is preferred.
  • Prior community outreach and/or bookmobile experience preferred.
  • Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups is essential.
  • Exceptional communication skills are crucial.
  • Demonstrated leadership or management experience and the ability to work independently is critical.
  • Ability to engage community partners in the promotion of library programs and services.
  • Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.
  • Competent in the use of office equipment and ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to operate a variety of vehicles for County use, including vans of various sizes.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
  • 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 and holidays.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
07-27-2022

Application deadline:
08-28-2022

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:
Lee County Library System

Job Location:
Southwest Florida

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

Zip:
33901

County:
Lee


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lee County Library System

Address:
2345 Union Street

City:
Fort Myers

State:
FL

Zip:
33901

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Debbie West

Contact Email:
dwest@leegov.com

Contact Phone:
239-533-2245

Contact Fax:

How to apply

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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