DATE ENTERED: August 31, 2022
POSITION: Library Manager, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
LOCATION: Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, FL
APPLY BY: No date specified


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Job Description:

About Our Job

This is a management level position responsible for planning, budgeting, directing and supervising the operation of a branch library; continuing development of library services and resources; coaching, mentoring, and supervising staff; developing and maintaining community partnerships, including with the Friends of the Library. The Manager participates with the Management Team to establish service plans to meet the objectives of the Library System. You will be contributing to a culture characterized by respect and commitment to excellent service to our patrons.


  • Oversees daily library operations including participating in budget and business plan development and administration; keeps records/reports to indicate progress and for future planning. Seeks alternative revenue sources.
  • Develops, communicates, and implements strategic plans, and establishes long and short range goals for the branch library.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates special projects, services, and programs.
  • Interprets policies and procedures for staff and the public.
  • Evaluates building, equipment, and repair needs and works with various departments to address issues.
  • Actively participates on the Library System Management Team, particularly in the development of long and short range plans, policies and procedures, and participates in system-wide projects and service teams.


  • Promotes the value, mission, products, and services of the library and throughout the community.
  • Works with library support groups such as the Friends of the Library.
  • Develops and maintains community partnerships.
  • Networks with other agencies within the County, the community, and the library profession.
  • Prepares and presents oral, written, and visual presentations to groups.
  • Promotes the understanding and use of library programs, resources, and services.

Collection Development/Maintenance

  • Monitors the quality of materials collections for the branch, maintains awareness of library collections, and continually analyzes and evaluates the collection based on changing community needs. Communicates changing collection needs to library administration and collection development staff.
  • Maintains currency in library literature for awareness of trends in areas of new formats, methods of delivery, circulation models, new technologies, etc.
  • Oversees the monitoring and expenditure of library budget.

Customer Service

  • Develops and implements standards of service that ensure the prompt and efficient resolution of each inquiry by internal and external customers, delivered with the utmost respect and courtesy.
  • Keeps abreast of developments, new trends, and innovations in libraries.
  • Provides assistance at service desks on a regular basis and to other sections as needed.
  • Represents Sarasota County to library users.
  • Promote effective communication of information to all internal and external customers.
  • Participates in and/or facilitates trainings, community meetings, and activities of the Library Advisory Board, Friends, Alliance, Friends of the Library, etc.

Staff Development

  • Evaluates staffing needs for the unit and interviews and selects candidates for hire.
  • Monitors and manages performance, including the administration of corrective action.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings and one on one meetings with each employee as needed.
  • Participates in cross training in other sections and aids in cross training in their section.

Work schedule will vary based on needs of the Library.

 Normal Working hours will fall between:

  • Monday's from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturdays 8 am -5 pm.

 Required to work 1-2 Saturdays a month and one evening shift a week from 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Currently closed on Sundays, although in the future you will be asked to join a rotation of Sundays.

About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution AND three (3) years of supervisory experience in a public library is required.
Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.


About Everything Else

Pay: $63,627.20 - $76,000


Libraries & Historical Resources Non Bargaining - 9942

Location: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library

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