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Date:  Jun 23, 2022


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Requisition No: 465761 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: LIBRARIAN SPECIALIST - 60007140

Position Number: 60007140 

Salary:  agency to update 

Posting Closing Date: 07/10/2022 

Location:  Building 1260 Treatment Mall Resident Library    Anticipated Vacancy


Day Shift:  Monday – Friday       8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Previous applicant need not apply” and “salary is negotiable




It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. 


Effective July 1, 2007, several changes were made to the laws relating to Veterans’ Preference in employment, as follows:

Preference eligibility no longer expires upon appointment of the eligible person to a position with the State or any political subdivision of the State. 

Persons who were previously ineligible for preference because they held or are currently holding a job with a public employer are now eligible to use their veterans’ preference again with all employers covered by State law.


Persons who were previously ineligible for preference because they did not serve during an eligible wartime period, may now be eligible for veterans’ preference if they served during Operation Enduring Freedom (beginning October 7, 2001 to present) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (beginning March 19, 2003 to present). 


Basically this law allows qualified Veterans to claim preference for every job they apply for in the State System. In the past, once you were hired with a State or governmental employer, you could not claim preference for other jobs, such as promotions. Veterans' Preference ensures that qualified Veterans are given consideration in every stage of the hiring process.



The incumbent will administer library and perform related library services. Work in an inpatient mental health library setting. Tasks are varied; selecting, acquiring, catalogueing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference materials, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.



1) Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer patrons' reference questions.

2) Analyze patrons' requests to determine needed information, and assist in furnishing or locating that information.

3) Teach library patrons to search for information using databases.

4) Keep records of circulation and materials.

5) Supervise budgeting, planning, and personnel (volunteers, light duty workers and staff assigned to library for a few hours at a time) activities.

6) Check books in and out of the library.

7) Explain use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies to residents and staff.

8) Review and evaluate resource material, such as book reviews and catalogs, in order to select and order print, audiovisual, and electronic resources.

9) Code, classify, and catalog books, publications, films, audiovisual aids, and other library materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.

11) Direct and train assigned library helpers in duties such as receiving,     shelving, researching, cataloging, and equipment use.


12) Respond to customer complaints, taking action as necessary.

13) Organize collections of books, publications, documents, audiovisual aids, and other reference materials for convenient access.

14) Develop library policies and procedures.

15) Evaluate materials to determine outdated or unused items to be discarded.

16) Develop information access aids such as indexes and annotated bibliographies, web pages, electronic pathfinders, and on-line tutorials.

17) Plan and deliver client-centered programs and services such as special services for corporate clients, newsletters, or programs for special groups.

18) Compile lists of books, periodicals, articles, and audiovisual materials on particular subjects.

19) Arrange for interlibrary loans of materials not available in a FSH Library Services.

20) Assemble and arrange display materials.

21) Receive donations; sort into groups to be inputted into library and those to give to Rehab staff throughout FSH to be used by residents in the unit.

22) Compile lists of overdue materials, and notify borrowers that their materials are overdue.

23) Design information storage and retrieval systems, and develop procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information.

24) Develop and index databases that provide information for library users.

25) Negotiate contracts for library services, materials, and equipment.

26) Provide input into the planning of library moves.

27) Collect and organize books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other materials in specific fields, such as department specific books, Florida, or mental health.

28) Plan and participate in Book sales with monies benefiting the library through Resident Trust. 



Assisting and   Caring for Others

Providing   assistance or personal care to others.

Providing   Assistance or Personal Care to Others.

Observing,   receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Making Decisions   and Solving Problems

Combining,   evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and   solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative   importance of information and choosing the best solution.

Interpreting   Meaning of Information to Others

Translating or   explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to   support responses or feedback to others.

Provide   Consultation and Advice to Others

Providing   consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical,   systems-related, or process related topics.

Coaching and   Developing Others

Identifying   developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to   improve their knowledge or skills.

Communicating With   Persons Outside Organization

Communicating with   persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers,   the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be   exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Documenting/Recording   Information

Entering,   transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either   written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

Analyzing Data or   Information

Identifying   underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data   into separate parts.

Monitor Processes,   Material, Surroundings

Monitoring and   reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to   detect problems or to find out when things are finished.



  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, policies, and procedures of library services and programs.
  • Knowledge of a major area of librarianship.
  • Knowledge of standard and specialized research tools.
  • Knowledge of current library trends and development appropriate to the area of specialization.
  • Ability to catalog and classify library materials.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations about library policies and procedures.
  • Ability to determine resource needs and to review, evaluate and process requests for information.
  • Ability to research, review, and compile bibliographic publications.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to prepare reports.




  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in library science from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association and one year of professional library experience.





The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee