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Senior Librarian overseeing Youth Services Section

Posted by: City of Pinellas Park

Posted date: 2017-Sep-28

Location: Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

Working alongside section staff, plans, analyzes, and evaluates library services of the assigned section; recommends and takes appropriate action. Actively participates in fulfilling library-wide goals and implementing policies. Interprets goals and policies to subordinate staff and to patrons and individuals outside of the library. Works with library administration and section staff to develop and coordinate community partnerships for the assigned service section.

Participates in the selection and training of subordinate staff and professionals and evaluates their performance. Coordinates staff schedule and payroll records for the assigned section. Supplies budgetary information and monitors expenditures regarding section. Resolves conflicts with patrons and the general public. Monitors maintenance and other section needs and works with Library administration to achieve needed repairs and improvements. Prepares reports and publications. Represents the Library at meetings, conferences, presentations and workshops. Performs related work as required.

Desired Skills: Knowledge of library principles, methods and best practices; Knowledge of library collections and the information needs of assigned target audiences; Skill in analyzing situations and making appropriate decisions and taking appropriate actions; Skill in coordinating service efforts and personnel assignments to meet a variety of user needs;
Ability to work effectively in a team environment; Ability to foster effective collaborations within the section and also among colleagues and community partners; Skill in staff supervision and guiding staff in identifying priorities, best practices, etc; Skill in using technology for enhanced staff efficiency as well as user education and convenience
Job Title Senior Librarian overseeing Youth Services Section
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Barbara S. Ponce Public Library
Salary $45,721
Certification Required? Yes
City Pinellas Park
State FL
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Requires a Masters Degree in Library and/or Information Science. Applicants should demonstrate progressive growth and increased responsibility in their work experience, with five years of Masters-level experience in the advertised service area and a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience over a library staff section. Requires that candidate have a valid Florida driver license.

Work involves frequent sitting and standing; moderate walking, reaching, bending, stretching, listening, speaking and movement of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Work requires regular attendance at the job site.
Application Instructions Applicants must apply through the City's online portal. (Please take your time and be sure to fill in full work history details. You will be able to attach your resume but you must also list employment history on the application.)
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