Library Specialist - Adult Services Section - Daytona Beach Regional Library

County Of Volusia Deland , FL 32723

Posted 3 months ago

Major Functions

The County of Volusia is seeking a Library Specialist - Adult Services Section, for the Library Services Division. This position is located at the Daytona Beach Regional Library and will be responsible for assisting with training, directing, supervision of staff, volunteers, community service workers, etc., in the areas of customer service, as well as programming assistance, and collection maintenance.

Illustrative Duties

(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)

  • Performs front-line, telephone, and/or electronic service to citizens and visitors.

  • Assists with training, directing, and supervising staff, volunteers, community service workers, etc. in customer service, shelving, material processing procedures, or other related library functions.

  • Serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for assigned branch and coordinates volunteer activities such as scheduling, assigning, training and recognizing the volunteer work force.

  • May serve as the assistant branch head of a full service branch, as the branch head of a community branch, or as "second in charge" of a specialized section of a regional branch or the library support center.

  • May direct and supervise activities in assigned sections in the absence of Section or Branch Heads.

  • Uses the integrated library system, online databases, the Internet, electronic catalog, and other library equipment, software, or hardware.

  • Responsible for daily and/or weekly money deposits.

  • May assist with liaison duties to Friends of the Library groups for smaller branches.

  • Attends workshops or meetings as required.

  • Performs work of all lower level library classifications and related works as required.

  • May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.

  • Must be available to work nights and weekends.

  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.

  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.

  • Responds to emergency situations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

An Associate degree plus one (1) year of paraprofessional library work; OR, two (2) years of experience as a Library Assistant ORAt least three (3) years of paraprofessional library experience. A comparable amount of experience, education, and training may substitute for the minimum requirements. Having met the minimum requirements, the preferred candidatewill have at least one (1) year of customer service.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in library service techniques, including shelving, sorting, alphabetizing the Dewey Decimal System, procedures, and practices.

  • Knowledge of the methods in cataloging, reference, and acquisition phases of a library.

  • Customer service skills.

  • Knowledge of intermediate computer applications related to library services.

  • Knowledge of reader interest, books and authors, and of the theory and objectives of a public library system.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, volunteers, vendors, Friends groups, etc.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records relating to collections, accounting for library materials, etc.

  • Ability to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to compile statistics and generate reports.

  • Ability to train, coordinate, direct, and supervise the work of a small staff or a large volunteer workforce.

  • Ability to teach library techniques and procedures.

  • Ability to support, follow, and effectively promote system-wide or county-wide practices, procedures, or policies.

  • Ability to make independent decisions and use judgment on routine and non-routine matters.

  • Ability to develop methods for improvement of operations.

  • Ability to perform moderate mathematical computations including cash-handling techniques and preparation of moderate to large sum deposits.

  • Ability to ensure the proper operation of library services in a specialized area of the library.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

  • Performs work of lower level library classifications and related work as required.

  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.

  • Abilityto interact effectively with others.

  • Must beavailableto work nights and weekends.

  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.

ADA REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands: Medium, repetitive work. Ability to see, hear and listen, talk; detailed finger dexterity (including grasping and small tool manipulation), may require visually acuity for fine print. Ability to lift and push 25+ pounds, carry, bend, reach, kneel, crouch, stretch, twist, and climb. Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend professional and technical manuals, procedures, and journals; memos, policies, safety instructions, etc. Ability to speak clearly and concisely. Ability to relate information, data, and detail verbally and in writing. Ability to perform intermediate mathematical and monetary functions.

Environmental demands:Inside work.

Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.Veterans' preference in accordance with federal, state, local laws.


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