Reference Librarian, West Palm Beach City Library

By April 15, 2019

Website mycitylibrary Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

City of West Palm Beach Library


Librarian – Reference

Number of positions available:


Compensation Range:

$50,109 – $77,617 Annually. Excellent Benefits!


Job Category:

Reference & Public Services


Position REQUIRES a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program.


Dynamic, bright, energetic City Library in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida seeks Reference Librarian to join our growing team. Must love emerging technologies, providing stellar customer service, and collaborating with coworkers to create one-of-a-kind experiences for patrons.

As a Reference Librarian, you are the face of Adult Services at our beautiful, expansive 4th floor reading room. You educate and inspire our patrons by answering reference questions, educating on technology, and providing excellent readers’ advisory service, in person, on the phone, and by email. You are enthusiastic and creative and enjoy taking on new projects as they come along.

If you are a lifelong learner who loves to share that passion with others, if you get excited when learning about new technology, if you have excellent presentation skills, and if you really want to make a difference in people’s lives, please apply today. The field of librarianship is evolving, and we are eager for you to join us as we continue to evolve with it.

The City of West Palm Beach (pop. 102,000) – with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals – is a slice of paradise whose hallmarks are elegance and luxurious comfort.  West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  We are proud of our ethnic and cultural diversity, both in the community we serve and in our workplace.

The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses 55 square miles and is blessed with a downtown intracoastal waterfront.  The City features a variety of national recognized cultural and leisure activities.  West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government since 1993.  This system combines the strong political leadership of a Mayor, who is responsible for running the affairs of the City, with an elected City Council.

Explore the many opportunities available for those who work, live or play in the paradise we call City of West Palm Beach!

This position as Reference Librarian provides reference and reader’s advisory for the general public, provides general customer service, works on projects as assigned to promote an interactive educational experience including collections, technology, and programs; and performs related duties as assigned.

Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program of study with two (2) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work, book sales or related field.

A valid Florida Driver’s license, required.  A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment.

Alternate requirements:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and the ability to complete the Master’s degree in Library Sciences (MLS) within six (6) months from the date of employment, and three (3) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work, or book sales, or related field.

Driving Requirement:

Have not lost any driving privileges by reason of revocation, suspension, or denial of license, or have been convicted and/or had an adjudication withheld of three or more moving violations or have had one DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in any preceding twenty-four (24) month period.

License suspensions of two weeks or less that have been cleared will not automatically result in revocation of driving privileges.




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