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Librarian, Senior

Company: City of Boynton Beach, FL
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to perform senior level professional library work, including supervision of daily subdivision operations and it's staff; participation in the planning and implementation process; monitoring of library budget and service programs; assisting patrons; selecting and recommending materials for collection; determining patron informational needs; searching electronic databases; and creating reports. Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Librarian, Senior incumbents are assigned to the Customer Services or Youth & Teen Services Division and perform the following duties, accordingly: Establishes schedules, programming and/or customer service methods.Implements policies and procedures; and reviews and approves payroll.Supervises, directs, and evaluates work of assigned staff, addressing employee concerns and problems; directs work, counsels, and manages employee performance.Advises individuals seeking information.Compiles bibliographies and assembles materials on special/timely topics.Compiles statistical reports for a variety of library services.Develops, evaluates and monitors library materials for collection; reviews and recommends books and non-book selections for collection based upon national and local collection development standards.Collects and manages monies from the sale of items and/or the printing jobs for patrons.Participates in the budgeting process, including setting goals and strategic planning.Participates in the planning, development and design for displays and exhibits.Performs research and evaluates the relevance of information as related to patron informational needs; provides reference/research assistance to patrons by answering specific questions either in person or by telephone and/or e-mail.Plans, coordinates and implements library programs.Provides bibliographic instruction to the public.Provides telephone service by answering questions dealing with programs, services and the Library collection.Monitors and evaluates volunteer program; trains volunteers; and monitors and coordinates staff for seasonal programming.Advises and instructs patrons in the use of the Internet and other electronic databases.Collaborates with library colleagues on grant project development and proposal writing.Serves on appropriate committees and represents the Library in the community.Keeps abreast of national, state and local developments.Participates in Collection Development, Collection Management, reviewing customer requests and making the appropriate recommendations for additions and deletions.Oversees and ensures professional and paraprofessional staff are providing exceptional customer service to Library patrons.Assists in marketing the library; speaks to community groups; arranges tours and other special activities; designs and implements response to public needs and concerns.Conducts in-service training within assigned division for professional and paraprofessional staff including orientation.Evaluates staffing levels and prepares scheduling of staff for all customer service points.Serves as a member of the Library Leadership Team.ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONSPerforms other related duties as required.Minimum Qualifications Masters degree in Library and Information Science, from an ALA accredited university or college; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience involving professional library work, with two (2) years of supervisory experience. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIESThe ability to clearly communicate Department and City Goals, Policies, Strategic Plans and other key information to employees and peers using multiple communication platforms including e-mail and social media.Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal direction.Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, owners, tenants, City officials, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of the field of library science in general and of area of responsibility (i.e. assigned division).Knowledge of professional library principles, practices and techniques.Knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of library science, appropriate to the area of assignment.Ability to work with the public and library colleagues in a professional manner.Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, statistical and informational resources.Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in frequently changing situations.Ability to apply principles of influence, such as motivation, incentives, and leadership and to exercise independent judgment in solving problems.Ability to make fair and appropriate decisions when responding to customer concerns.Ability to prepare information and speak to public groups.Ability to write and document events in a professional manner.Ability to perform general administrative tasks and complete data entry.Ability to operate a computer and basic Microsoft Office and library programs.Ability to perform database searches in appropriate subject areas.Ability to troubleshoot, research, and resolve customer issues.Demonstrates ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with all persons interacted with during the performance of duties.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (20 pounds). Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability. VETERANS' PREFERENCE Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

Keywords: City of Boynton Beach, FL, Boynton Beach , Librarian, Senior, Other , Boynton Beach, Florida

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