Librarian Supervisor

Alachua County Library District

Jul 25, 2023

Location - Gainesville, FL, Library District, Millhopper Branch

Salary: $24.67 - $39.15 Hourly

Job Type - Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Library Science from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association and two years of professional library experience, including one year of supervisory/leadworker experience. Must have own means of transportation. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment.
 Position Summary This is advanced professional and specialized supervisory work with some administrative and managerial responsibilities within the Alachua County Library District, requiring professional judgment, and current knowledge of library services, available technologies and managerial techniques learned through formal professional education and experience.

An employee in this classification is responsible for assignments involving significant responsibility and decision-making such as the supervision of a department, branch or other section of a major library division.

Work is performed under the general direction of a higher-level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of results obtained. Examples of Duties:

  • Serves as assistant to the Branch, Department, or Section Manager.
  • Assumes administrative and supervisory responsibility for the Branch, Department, or Section in the absence of the Manager and coordinates service delivery and the safety and security of staff and public.
  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation, as required.
  • Assists Manager in establishing plans, priorities, and procedures and recommends changes in organization structure and resource allocation to meet library goal
  • Provides information services and guidance to library patrons in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials, and in the effective use of technology and library facilities.
  • Develops materials collections District-wide by selecting materials for acquisition, rotating materials throughout the District, and weeding of materials from the collection. Reviews employee and patron recommendations on materials
  • Supervises the development and maintenance of library catalogs.
  • Resolves problems involving subordinate staff and/or the public.
  • Assists Manager in the preparation of Library District budgets.
  • Plans and coordinates special projects to enhance Library services to patrons and the community.
  • Ensure patron compliance of all policies and procedures through effective communication and enforcement.
  • Performs related work as required.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Considerable knowledge of professional principles, practices, systems, and techniques of public librarianship.
  • Considerable knowledge of the major fields of learning comprising the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.
  • Knowledge of technological, general and specialized reference sources.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of management and supervisory techniques and the ability to apply them to create effective and efficient service.
  • Ability to use word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to use emerging technology for patron service.
  • Ability to supervise and organize the work of subordinate staff, enforce disciplinary procedures, coach and counsel staff and effectively appraise employee’s performance.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and provide public presentations and programs of interest.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and library patrons, and civic organizations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain complex records, perform in depth research and prepare reports

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear. The employee is required to reach and be mobile.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus associated with the constant use of printed matter and computer monitors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to loud.

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