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Senior Librarian 

Req Number LIB-19-00004  
Department/Division Library  
Location Library  
Eligibility All those who meet minimum requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Hours per Week Approx 40 Hours/Week (Days & Hours will Vary)  
Shift Rotating Days and Evenings  
Hiring Salary $42,291.13 - $48,634.80 Annually (DOQ)  
Position Salary Range $42,291.13 - $48,634.80 Annually (DOQ)  
Position Requirements  
Number of Openings 1  


Under general direction and supervision, plans, directs and coordinates the operation of the Public Service Desks. Participates in Library collection development. Supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate staff. Performs related professional and administrative work as directed. This is a salaried position that is exempt from overtime rules in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Reports to the Library Director.



The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbents(s) of any particular position.

Plans, directs and coordinates the operations of the Public Service Desks and provision of effective and efficient reference services in accordance with Library goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

Supervises subordinate staff members and volunteers. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing, scheduling and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems and recommending employee discipline and discharge.

Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.

Receives, researches and responds to patrons' reference questions; assists patrons in locating materials and in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.

Receives and responds to patron/public inquiries, suggestions, requests and complaints.

Researches, reads/reviews and selects books, DVDs, CDs, periodicals and other resources for the Library collection.

Evaluates the Library's collection for areas in need of additional or updated purchases.

Procures selections through the book lease plan or other methods as appropriate.

Removes and/or replaces worn or outdated materials from collections as appropriate.

Evaluates and oversees gift items for inclusion in the library collection; selects memorial materials matching the interests of the donor with the Library selection criteria.

Participates in the planning of Library goals and objectives; evaluates policies and procedures and makes recommendations for change as appropriate.

Participates on various Library committees as appropriate.

Maintains department records and statistics with accuracy; prepares various reports as required.

Maintains knowledge of current theories and trends in public library operations and technology.

Coordinates and plans the implementation, use and maintenance of automated systems including computer systems, telecommunications, security devices and other electronic systems

Provides technology and computer support to staff and patrons.

Assists with Branch Library through reference services and collection development.

Information Services Senior Librarian

  • Supervises Information Services Staff and Technical Services Staff
  • Oversees adult programming and technology classes
  • Coordinates Inter-library loan operations
  • Assists with Materials Budget allocation

Circulation Senior Librarian

  • Supervises Circulation Staff
  • Oversees Intra-Library loan
  • Oversees cash handling for the Circulation Department
  • Coordinates overdue, lost and collection agency items

Youth Services Senior Librarian

  • Supervises Youth Services Staff
  • Oversees all Youth Programming
  • Manages Friends, grants and donation funds
  • Collaborates with other city departments and schools on services to Youth


Serves as Acting Director in the absence of the Library Director as required.

Shelves and weeds all library materials.

Performs routine administrative/clerical work as required, including but not limited to answering the telephone, typing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, processing mail, attending meetings, ordering supplies, etc.

Performs related duties as required.


Requires a Master's degree in library science with five years of experience in library reference operations. At least one year in supervisory capacity.

An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.

Position Requirements


Must possess a valid Florida driver's license.

This position is Category B for the purposes of Dunedin Emergency Management. The incumbent may be required to be onsite/available as scheduled during times of emergency as declared by the City/County Commission or City Manager.


Knowledge of Job: Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the City of Dunedin as they pertain to the performance of essential duties of the Senior Librarian - in assigned area. Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Has knowledge of the areas of library science, library technology, collection development and maintenance, reference services, etc. Is able to make sound, educated decisions. Knows how to make public presentations. Clearly understands any occupational hazards and adheres to all safety precautions inherent in performing the essential functions of the work. Has the ability to speak and understand the English language.


Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards to the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships. Is able to assemble and analyze information and make written reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a supervisory/managerial capacity for a group of workers. Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels. Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation. Knows how to apply supervisory and managerial concepts and principles; has knowledge of administrative principles involved in developing, directing and supervising various programs and related activities. Is able to train, assist, motivate and provide leadership to assigned staff. Is able to perform employee evaluations and to make recommendations based on results.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization: Has knowledge of and skill in the use of modern office equipment. Requires the ability to use, operate and/or handle equipment such as a computer, copier, calculator, telephone.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to use a variety of reference, descriptive and advisory data and information. Has thorough knowledge of terminology and related professional languages used within the department as such pertain to work responsibilities. Has knowledge of proper English usage, grammar, vocabulary and spelling.

Mathematical Aptitude: Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate decimals and percentages; to use principles of basic probability and statistical inference.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution. Is able to read and interpret materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental or subjective criteria as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable. Has the ability to plan and develop daily, short- and long-term goals related to organizational purposes. Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.


Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another and some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light to moderate weight (up to 20 pounds); some positions require sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as data entry, filing and/or the use of office equipment or supplies.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual and auditory perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.

Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Tasks may require extensive VDT exposure.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
About the Organization The City of Dunedin, Florida, was founded on June 1, 1899, and incorporated under Chapter 4877, Acts of 1899 of the State of Florida. Dunedin (pronounced Done-ee-din) sits on central Florida's west coast, in the heart of Pinellas County's Suncoast. Today, almost 37,000 residents consider this thriving city a truly delightful place to live, while so many others find Dunedin to be a great place to visit or work. It is not surprising that many seasonal visitors elect to stay once they discover the charm of Dunedin.

The City of Dunedin operates on a nonpartisan commission/manager form of government. The Commission is comprised of four Commissioners and a Mayor, who are elected under a staggered system with overlapping terms. The City Commission appoints four (4) Charter officials; the City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney and the City Auditor. The City Manager oversees the daily operations of all City departments and provides policy advice to the Commission.

There are 12 City departments: City Commission, City Manager, City Clerk, Community Relations, Economic Development & Housing/CRA, Finance, Fire, Human Resources & Risk Management, Library, Planning & Development, Parks & Recreation, and Public Works & Utilities (comprised of Engineering, Public Services, Fleet Services, Solid Waste, Water & Wastewater), with approximately 351 employees.  
Category Library  
Salary Grade GR18  
Position Senior Librarian  
Post Internal Days 0  
Open Date 8/14/2019  

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