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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Librarian-Youth Services (#SRLBYSGENO) GENO
$19.60-$31.11 Hourly / $3,397.33-$5,392.40 Monthly / $40,768.00-$64,708.80 Yearly


Performs duties managing a medium size county library.


A Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association accredited college or university; and
One year of post-MLS experience as a Librarian; and
Possession of a valid Driver's 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.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and procedures of professional library work.
  • Considerable knowledge of children’s literature including bibliographic tools and sources, and other children’s library materials, including online databases.
  • Considerable knowledge of books, periodicals, and other source materials in one or more subject areas.
  • Considerable knowledge of age group reference materials and programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of children’s developmental stages.
  • Skill in the use of automated on-line catalog systems.
  • Ability to assist patrons in the use of library materials formats.
  • Ability to use library classification, catalog, filing and record-keeping systems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain work related records and reports.
  • Ability and willingness to develop strong interactive community relationships to ensure satisfactory patron interaction.
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to sit and use the computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift, push, or handle library materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to stand, bend and kneel.


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 one or more of the activities described below.

  • Manages or assists in the management of the operations of a library agency or a library function.
  • Plans, organizes, implements and presents children’s programs to children, parents and caregivers.
  • Maintains regular contact with peers in schools and other children’s services agencies.
  • Coordinates toddler, preschool, youth and teen programs.
  • Conducts outreach programs that include schools, daycare centers, parks and recreation centers, and other designated agencies.
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services.
  • Instructs and assists customers in accessing library information.
  • Participates in community relations activities, programming, and community outreach.
  • Performs collection development and collection management activities.
  • Participates in the acquisition and cataloging of library materials.
  • Designs, compiles and distributes information in automated formats.
  • Participates in the planning and of system-wide programs and services, as required.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Assumes library facility in-charge responsibilities as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.