Employment at the WPPL
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Deputy Library Director - full time
Library Assistant -
Youth Services Tween Librarian -
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
• 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
• 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
• Encourage use and ease of access to the collections through
development of motivational tools such as pathfinders, booklists and
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
• One year of related experience in a public library or educational
• 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
• Ability to plan, organize and make effective decisions
• Ability to develop creative and resourceful strategies for working with
• 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
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
Evelyn Malles, Head Youth Services
Winter Park Public Library
460 E. New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-623-3300, ext. 4
Library Assistant I -
closes Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Winter Park Public Library prides itself in providing excellent customer
service to our patrons and community. The Library Assistant I is a member of
the team providing that service at our first floor Checkout Desk and
The Library Assistant I is responsible for routine circulation tasks
(checking library materials in and out), shelf maintenance, and various
clerical functions using an automated library system. Additionally, the
Library Assistant I interacts with library patrons, assisting them with
using the library and managing their accounts. The Library Assistant I will
use and uphold library policies and procedures to guide him/her in making
appropriate decisions during interactions with patrons and colleagues.
This position reports directly to the Head of Circulation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Checks library materials in and out at the Checkout Desk; inspects
returned library materials for damage
2. Assists patrons in managing their accounts, including explaining and
3. Shelves library materials in accordance with library numbering sequences
4. Performs routine library computer functions, including registering new
5. Learns and upholds applicable library policies and procedures to guide
interactions with patrons and coworkers
6. Answers telephones; makes telephone calls to patrons on behalf of the
7. Assists with meeting room setups and duties associated with the opening,
closing and securing of the library
8. Complies with all aspects of the library’s Personnel Manual, Service
Philosophy and Code of Ethics
9. Upholds the principles of the ALA Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom
to Read and Freedom to View statements
10. Performs other duties as assigned
1. A high school
diploma or equivalent
2. Basic clerical and math skills; ability to make correct change (skills
will be tested)
3. Excellent people skills; enabling effective and positive interactions
with the public
4. Excellent oral communication skills; ability to communicate clearly in
5. Typing, basic computer skills, and data entry skills sufficient to
create/maintain accurate patron records
6. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
7. Attention to detail and accuracy
8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
superiors, associates and the general public
The physical demands described in this paragraph are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee
is frequently required to stand for long stretches of time. The employee is
also frequently required to use a computer mouse and keyboard; reach; walk;
stoop; kneel; or crouch. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to
30 pounds. Additionally, this position requires specific vision abilities
including close and distance vision and depth perception.
1. Experience working in libraries and knowledge of library operations
2. Knowledge of literature and popular books, movies, and music
Hours/Schedule: 20 hours/week;
including nights and weekends
Supervisor’s Title: Head
4 hours/month sick leave and 3.3 hours/month vacation is accrued; + 2
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Melissa Schneider, Head of Circulation
460 E. New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
applicants must complete the
Winter Park Public Library Application
which should be dropped off at the Library or faxed to 407-623-3489. If
your electronic capabilities allow, a PDF of the completed application
returned via e-mail is preferred.
Testing: To be considered, applicants must pass a basic skills test.
The test will be offered twice. Choose the testing most convenient for
you: Saturday, October 25th at 3:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 26th at 2:00
p.m. No appointment is necessary to sit for the skills test.
(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 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.