Federal Documents Librarian @ The State Library of Florida

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of professional library experience.


  • Experience providing reference and research services to library users.
  • Experience working with federal or state documents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is professional work within the Division of Library and Information Services responsible for, including but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Provides complex reference and research services as requested by state agency personnel and the general public. Provides complex on-line searches of multiple database services for bibliographic citations and full-text articles on subjects requested by patrons.  Assists users in research directing their use of multiple sources and collections. Utilizes materials in all formats from all collections. Keeps appropriate statistics regarding the usage of collection.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the Federal Documents Collection.  Directs assigned staff in processing documents.  Responsible for adding information to the catalog, and for claiming, weeding and binding of the collection.  Responsible for reports, surveys and correspondence with the Government Printing Office.  Serves as the State Data Center Coordinator for the U. S. Census
  • Plans, directs and schedules activities of the Reference Unit and acts as the local coordinator for Ask-a-Librarian. Plans and implements workloads, workflows, work objectives and time utilization of reference unit employees.  Participates in proposal, development and implementation of policies and practices for the reference unit.  Generates reports and statistical data for management decision making.
  • Promotes the library and services through presentations, webinars, tours and other types of targeted communication and participates in area federal depository activities.
  • Reviews, evaluates and selects materials in assigned areas in accordance with the Collection Development Policy.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of library and information science.
  • Ability to provide reference and research services to library users.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities.
  • Knowledge of automated library systems and ability to work with a variety of computer applications.
  • Ability to perform extended data entry, lift and process boxes of books that may weigh up to 20 pounds, bend and reach to shelve materials, climb and descend stairs.
  • Willingness to push loaded book trucks.


Special Note:

  • Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.
  • You must be willing to work at least two Saturdays per year.
  • You must be able to lift and process boxes of books that may weigh up to 20 pounds, bend and reach to shelve materials, climb and descend stairs.
  • You must be willing to push loaded book trucks.
  • There may be occasional travel.


How to apply:

Candidates must submit an application, resume and cover letter through PeopleFirst.