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Librarian - Gulf Gate Library

Posted by: Sarasota Count Libraries and Historical Resouces

Posted date: 2016-Dec-29

Location: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resouces


Librarian (Official Job Title: Library Professional): Professional duties covering the full scope of library services to all library users within a teamwork environment. Special emphasis on conducting sessions/classes for various electronic devices to a variety of library users.

Customer Service
Develops and implements standards of service that ensure the prompt and efficient resolution of each inquiry by internal and external customers, delivered with the utmost respect and courtesy.
Provides informational services for the community.
Presents individual and group training programs for public and staff in the use of the library, its technology and equipment and its resources.
General reference service in assisting customers by locating answers to questions, including Interlibrary Loan services and referral to agencies outside the library.
Provides general service assistance including the interpretation of policies and procedures.
Keeps abreast of developments, new trends and innovations in libraries.
Provides assistance at service desks and to other sections on a regular basis.
Represents Sarasota County to library users.

Collection Development/Maintenance
Assists with collection development by recommending materials.
Participates in collection maintenance, including, shelving, shifting, and weeding.
May perform item coordinator duties.

Promo tes the understanding and use of the library and its resources.
Prepares reviews, press releases, bibliographies and other promotional displays.
Creates displays and offers outreach services.
Plans and directs adult programming.
Analyzes and identifies service population needs, and develops plans to meet those needs.
Networks with other agencies to provide and obtain materials and services.
Represents the library and library interests within the community.
Participates in presentation and development of technology training and information literacy programs for staff and patrons.
Participates in ad-hoc/one-on-one training of customers in use of library technology.

Compile, report, and interpret statistics.
Contribute to the development and implementation of system-wide reference services and programs.
Identify and develop plans to meet agency staffing, equipment, and resource needs.
Perform routine equipment cleaning/maintenance.
May order supplies, prepare work schedules, receive and check-in periodicals and newspapers.
May perform some cash management functions.

Staff Development
Participates in cross training in other sections and aids in cross training in their section.
Participates in assigned Emergency/Hurricane/COOP role as required by Sarasota County.
Provides opportunities for continuing professional development of self and others, especially in acquiring relevant understanding and skills.
Participates in training and supervision of new staff and volunteers. Encourages staff and volunteers to use their individual talents creatively to address tasks.
Attends agency, system-wide, local, regional, state, and national meetings and workshops to enhance professional skills.
Participates in the development of goals, objectives, for agency plan and performance evaluations.
Job Title Librarian - Gulf Gate Library
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resouces
Salary $40,393 - $55,240
Certification Required? Yes
City Sarasota
State FL
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association OR a Bachelor's Degree AND enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program with the ability to obtain a MLS/MLIS within six (6) months from date of hire.

Job Based Competencies: Experience in a reference related position in a public library preferred. Above average customer service skills, ability to multitask, ability to adapt to various and changing duties as required. Skill in operating library technologies of all sorts. Skill in using various electronic devices, including, but not limited to Kindle, Nook, tablets, and iPads and imparting this knowledge to customers of all ages. Ability to train/coach patrons in the use of technology.
Application Instructions Please apply online
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