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Employment at the WPPL

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Assistant Library Director - full time


Assistant Director (full time) – SEARCH REOPENED

Under direction of the Executive Director, performs administrative and professional library work of considerable difficulty in the administration of the library, assisting the Executive Director in overseeing library functions and staff.

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 $64,000 (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.