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Palm Beach County Library System is seeking friendly, customer-oriented staff. We are a busy, fully automated, southeastern Florida library system serving a population of 865,541 with a Main Library, 16 branches, and Outreach Services with 450 employees. To apply for open positions, you may:

  • Apply online.
  • Fax your application and résumé to (561) 616-6893.
  • Drop off or mail your application and résumé to: Palm Beach County Human Resources, located at 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

The Job Hotline number is 561-616-6900; the main number is 561-616-6888. Office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Email résumés are not accepted. The Library System also hires student employees for weeknight and weekend shifts. To find out about theses job openings, visit your local library. We do not advertise the student positions on the web site. Palm Beach County is a drug-free workplace. Library jobs appear on the main Palm Beach County job site also.

Interested in a library career, but not sure where to start? Librarycareers.org

  • Position: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE IV (Circulation) (Lantana Road Branch and West Boca Branch)
    Deadline: 08/01/2014

    ****PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Must be a current, permanent-status County employee and complete an updated employment application in detail****

    Position: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE IV (Circulation) (Lantana Road Branch and West Boca Branch)

    ISSUED: 07/28/2014

    Salary: $33,733 to $55,313 Annually. Pay Grade 21.

    Department: Library/Branch Public Service

    Hours: 40 Variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends

    LOCATION: 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth; 18685 South State Road 7, Boca Raton

    JOB ID: 9820

    DESCRIPTION: Assists with the supervision of circulation desk activities; operates/serves as a trainer for the SIRSI circulation system. Writes performance evaluations; handles employee issues and recommends the hiring, termination and promotion of circulation staff. Ensures that procedures and the facility are in order; assists in circulation and recovery of materials; performs readers' advisory services and reference activities; resolves complaints from the public.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree; minimum of six (6) months of experience working in a library. Equivalency: Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification; minimum of two (2) years of college-level course work (must specify 60-semester/90-quarter hours) AND three (3) years of related experience.

    OTHER: Ability to lift 50 pounds preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

    PREFERENCE FOR ONE (1) YEAR OF EXPERIENCE: Supervising/training personnel; using SIRSI/other automated circulation system (must specify on application).

    Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Application for Employment Form

     

  • Position: LIBRARIAN I (Reference) (Part-Time)
    Deadline: 08/01/2014

    Position: LIBRARIAN I (Reference) (Part-Time)

    ISSUED: 07/28/2014

    Salary: $21,357 Annually

    Department: Library/Branch Public Service/Wellington Branch

    Hours: 20 Variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends

    LOCATION: 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington

    JOB ID: 9821

    DESCRIPTION: Provides reference services to patrons as part of a team; instructs patrons in the use of traditional/electronic reference sources and online public access catalog. Participates in collection maintenance and development; maintains reference and non-fiction collections. Provides readers' advisory services and adult programming; conducts internet and other computer training sessions for the public.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

    OTHER: Ability to lift 30 pounds preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

    PREFERENCE OF EXPERIENCE: Working in a public/academic library reference section; providing bibliographic instruction; presenting programs/instructions to groups; using computer/internet/data-based resources.

    Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Application for Employment Form