Employment at the WPPL
All professional and paraprofessional
openings will be listed at www.wppl.org.
Some positions may also be listed in appropriate online listings such as
the Employ Florida Marketplace.
Deputy Library Director - full time
Deputy Library Director
- (full time) - position closes September 21
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.