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Library Professional

Posted by: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resouces

Posted date: 2017-Mar-07

Location: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resouces

Library Professional (Working Title: Collection Development Librarian - Adult Non-Media): Professional position responsible for central selection of adult materials that reflects and anticipates the needs of the public; also responsible for ongoing collection analysis and coordination of system-wide de-selection of materials. In the team environment employees will participate in setting unit, library, and system goals, contribute to decision making and evaluation of progress. Employees will collaborate with co-workers to support the team process.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening

This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.



Attends annual cash management training and assists in all areas of business unit cash management as required

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 courtesy and respect

Meets with vendors and book publishers

Promotes the value of products and services within the library and throughout the community

Uses web tools and social networking communities to engage and provide services to users

Develops strategies and sources to stay well informed as a readers advisor

Collection Development/Maintenance

Integrates research on circulation patterns and trends into forward-thinking planning and purchasing process

Develops and implements system-wide collection development activities in all formats

Participates in establishing policies around materials acquisition and disposal

Makes acquisition decisions consistent with policy

Evaluates materials and resources in various formats to develop and maintain the collection

Maintains an in depth and current knowledge of the collection

Ensures the maintenance of the collection through coordinated de-selection and replacements

Selects and compiles orders for new and replacement materials

Identifies, selects, and maintains special collections

Monitors the materials budget and keeps track of monies spent and encumbered

Develops and maintains a collection of reference resources to meet community needs

Establishes and applies selection and evaluation criteria to build a collection of high quality and relevant resources for Books and Digital materials

Develops and manages the librarys collections of electronic resources and provides distributed access to them

Selects, organizes and maintains the librarys collection of digital resources

Staff Development
Employs sound project management principles and procedures in the planning and implementation of programs and services

Participates as a member or Team Leader in assigned special projects

Provides opportunities for continuing professional development of self and others, especially in acquiring relevant understanding and skills
Job Title Library Professional
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resouces
Salary $40,393.60 - $55,244.80
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 and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university - OR - A Bachelors Degree and enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program with the ability to obtain a MLS/MILIS within six (6) months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred year of library experience experience defined as having worked in a library environment.

Job Competencies: Knowledge of current and classic materials in all formats. Ability to work independently and accurately with attention to detail. Ability to adapt to various and changing duties as required.
Application Instructions Please apply online
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