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 communicating with various groups through presentations and social media.

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:

  • Promotes, coordinates and supports awareness of State Library services to state agency employees and other constituents through direct contacts by mail, phone and in person, and through webinars, social media and other types of outreach activities.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates the development of the Florida Collection in accordance with the Collection Development Policy. This includes assisting in processing donations, acquisition and processing of new materials, and creating and maintaining indexes and bibliographies as needed.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and selects materials in assigned areas in accordance with the Collection Development Policy.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of social media.
  • Ability to communicate with various groups through presentations.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of library and information science.
  • Ability to provide reference and research services to library users.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations about the selection of library material and equipment.
  •  Knowledge of automated library systems and the 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.
  • Occasional travel & occasional weekend work.

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.


How to apply:

Candidates must submit an application and resume through PeopleFirst