Librarian - Jacaranda Library - Job Code #4354

Sarasota County Government
Job Description

Librarian - Jacaranda Public Library (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 library programming for all ages; maker-space planning, technology, programming, and instruction; and coordinating the marketing and promotion of library services and programming.

Duties:

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 Inter-library 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 as needed.
  • 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.

?Communication/Programming/Outreach

  • Promotes 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; coordinates outreach services in the community with library and system staff.
  • Plans and directs library  programming for adults, young adults, and children, in coordination with other library professionals at the Jacaranda Public Library and throughout the library system.
  • 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.
  • May coordinate library volunteer activities.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of library maker-space technology at the Jacaranda Library; assist in the creation, organization, and maintenance of Jacaranda Library’s maker-space; and provide maker-space programming and instruction.

Administration

  • 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.
  • Attends cash management training and participates in all aspects of the libraries cash management procedures.

 

 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.

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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 an MLS/MLIS program with the ability to obtain a MLS/MLIS within six (6) months from date of hire.   

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