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Deputy Library Director - full time
Youth Services Tween Librarian -
full time

Youth Services Tween Librarian -  closes Friday, October 31

Job Description: Reports to the Head of Youth Services and cooperates with the Young Adult Librarian and Children’s Librarian to coordinate activities and services primarily for tweens (grades 5 -7).

•  Provides public services including reference and readers advisory for all ages.
•  Develops, supervises and trains tweens including a junior advisory group and youth volunteers.
•  Plans, implements and publicizes programs of interest to tweens, including programs in the Library, outreach locations, local schools and other non-traditional settings.
•  Develops partnerships and collaborates with community organizations providing services to tween-age youth.
•  Monitors paraprofessionals, clerical personnel and volunteers.

Duties & Responsibilities:
•  Plan, publicize, and present programs for tweens in collaboration with the Head of Youth Services, Young Adult Librarian and Children’s Librarian.
•  Work on the Youth Services Department's public service desks to provide reference and readers advisory to patrons of all ages.
•  Develop partnerships with community organizations to promote Library services and to best meet the needs of tweens.
•  Maintain an inviting and attractive environment in the Youth Service’s Department
•  Assist with the maintenance of the tween collection by recommending titles for selection of materials in appropriate formats; weeding; and watching literacy trends in accordance with the Library’s collection development policy.
•  Encourage use and ease of access to the collections through development of motivational tools such as pathfinders, booklists and displays.
•  Encourage use of Library materials through school visits, book-talking, and other outreach activities.
•  Provide bibliographic instruction to youth in the Library by using print and non-print resources.
•  Apply principles of effective communication which reinforces positive behavior in youth.
•  Maintain ongoing dialogue with tweens by fostering opportunities for Library involvement for this age group.
•  Assist with the development and maintenance of the Youth Services website to publicize tween programs and gather tween input.
•  Monitors paraprofessionals, clerical personnel and volunteers.
•  Regularly monitors the needs of community tweens and applies those findings to developing services and programs for the age group.
•  Develop and demonstrate a strong commitment to the right of youth to have access to information, consistent with the ALA Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read and Freedom to View statements.
•  Keeps current of new library trends and technologies, processes and equipment.
•  Upholds and administers the Library staff manual, including the service philosophy, code of ethics, and other library policies.
•  Upholds the principles of the ALA Library Bill of rights and the Freedom to read and Freedom to View Statements.
•  Performs other duties as assigned.

This job description is meant to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task the employee may be called upon to perform.

Minimum Requirements:
• Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited graduate program
• Knowledge of youth development, developmental assets, adolescent literacy and popular culture in planning for materials, services and programs for youth
• Demonstrate a knowledge of and appreciation for literature for tween youth
• Computer literacy and experience including use of MicroSoft Office, online databases, youth software, Web page design and maintenance, and Internet searching

Desirable Characteristics:
• One year of related experience in a public library or educational institution
• Experience providing instruction for youth in information gathering and research skills using traditional print and online resources
• Experience with developing, planning, publicizing and implementing programs for tweens
• Ability to form professional and effective interpersonal relationships with tweens, adults who provide services to tweens, administrators, and the community
• Ability to plan, organize and make effective decisions
• Ability to develop creative and resourceful strategies for working with tweens
• Ability to learn and use new technologies
• Ability to be flexible in work schedule

Hours: 40/week -- schedule will includes two nights a week and every fourth weekend

Compensation & Benefits:
Salary: $35,000 annually (DOQ)
Health and dental Insurance
401(k) with employee match
3 weeks vacation annually (accrued), 12 paid sick days; 11 paid holidays

Closing Date: Friday, October 31

Apply To:
Evelyn Malles, Head Youth Services
Winter Park Public Library
460 E. New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-623-3300, ext. 4



Deputy Director (full time) - open until filled

If you are passionate enough about libraries that you would keep working even if you won the lottery, you could be our next Deputy Director.

You: You won’t stop short of excellence as we redefine “indispensable” in 21st Century library terms. Your work colleagues would describe you as a results-oriented leader who excels at taking visions from concept to reality. You celebrate victories of all shapes and sizes but also believe that challenges are opportunities to breed innovation. 

Us: We are visioning the 21st century library that will empower our residents to create as well as consume content… all types of content. We value strong community partnerships, including non-traditional ones.

The job: Duties include working closely with the Executive Director and the Management Team on communication and implementation; supervising department heads to maximize their strengths and build a unified team; directing library operations to support customer service, innovation and all other aspects of the Library’s mission; keeping the library running smoothly; serving as a library ambassador in the community; and coordinating special projects. We are offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Applicants should have a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and five or more years of supervisory experience with a history of innovation within or outside of libraries is preferred.

Our community: Winter Park Public Library has been consistently ranked as one of Florida’s best libraries. It is located in Winter Park, Florida, a community that values education and their public library.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization administratively independent from the City of Winter Park.

The Details:

Duties and Responsibilities
Participates as a senior member of the library’s management team and acts as the Library Executive Director in his or her absence.
Supports, mentors and monitors operations of library departments including: Circulation; Technical Services; Youth Services; and Public Services.
Assists in preparation and monitoring of all budgets and expenditures.
Assists in developing, establishing and interpreting library policies and procedures
Conducts relevant research, conducts studies, or garners statistics relating: to library effectiveness, user needs, new services and technologies, promotional campaigns, etc.
Researches and supervises the installation, implementation, and maintenance of all the library automated (hardware and software) systems
Trains and supervises IT staff
Responsible for coordinating building maintenance with the city, janitorial and other pertinent services.
Keeps current of new library trends and technologies, processes and equipment
Upholds and administers the library staff manual, including the service philosophy and code of ethics, and other library policies.
Upholds the principles of the ALA Library Bill of rights and the Freedom to read and Freedom to View Statements
Performs other related duties as assigned

(Minimum requirements)
MLS degree or equivalent from ALA accredited institution and a strong technology background preferred.
Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in management in a public library
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff at all levels
Demonstrated ability to lead
Demonstrated customer service and communication skills
Demonstrated attention to detail

Compensation and Benefits:
Starting $62,574 (DOQ)
Health and dental insurance
401(k) with employer match
Annually - three weeks paid vacation; 12 paid sick days; 11 paid holidays

Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to
Shawn Shaffer, Executive Director
Winter Park Public Library
460 E. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789.
No phone calls please



All applicants for paraprofessional positions must complete the Winter Park Public Library Application, which should be dropped off at the Library or faxed to 407-623-3489. Applications are NOT accepted unless there is a posted opening. If your electronic capabilities allow, a completed PDF of the application returned via e-mail is preferred.