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Hillsborough County Government

Principal Librarian (#PRLIBGENQ) GENQ
$22.23-$35.30 Hourly / $3,853.20-$6,118.67 Monthly / $46,238.40-$73,424.00 Yearly


Performs professional and supervisory library duties.


Graduation from an American Library Association accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS); and
Three years of post-MLS experience as a librarian; one year of which must have been as Senior Librarian, or equivalent; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and procedures of professional library work.
  • Extensive knowledge of books, periodicals, and other source materials in one or more subjects.
  • Considerable knowledge of reference materials.
  • Skill in the use of automated online catalog systems.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to explain and assist patrons in the use of library materials.
  • Ability to use library classification, catalogue, filing and record keeping systems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to lift, push, or handle library materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, bend and kneel.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Manages the operations of a library agency or function.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and reviews overall agency operations.
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services.
  • Plans, implements, and participates in agency collection development and collection management, and the acquisition and cataloging of library materials.
  • Plans, develops and implements community relations activities, programming, and community outreach.
  • Acts as custodian of all agency monies and inventory.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: PRLIBGENQ; EST: 10/11/1996; REV: 4/30/2010;