Manages all activities of the youth services department in a community library. Performs collection maintenance by weeding, marketing and merchandising library materials for youth; may supervise one or more Library Information Assistant positions. Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials.
Note: The annual salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $67,652.83) of the advertised compensation range.
Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evening and weekend hours as assigned. The schedule may also vary depending on the needs of the library.
Answers reference questions from customers through the use of standard reference books, documents, and electronic resources;
Assists and instructs customers in the use of materials in various formats;
Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
Trouble-shoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
Remains current in resources, services, and technologies in the information field;
Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
Manages all activities of youth services department in a community library.
May supervise one or more Library Information Assistant positions;
Serves on Branch Management Team and acts as person-in-charge as needed.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
Ability to learn new procedures and resources;
Ability to communicate verbally in order to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
Ability to provide information services to people of all ages;
Ability to work with other employees;
Ability to understand and interpret policies;
Ability to plan and schedule workload;
Ability to promote interest in library services;
Ability to carry out objectives under supervision;
Ability to classify and catalog material.
Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach.
Ability to effectively train and supervise others.
Ability to plan and provide youth-oriented library programs and outreach.
Graduation from college with a master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school, or
completion of coursework towards a master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three months of date of appointment to the position.
Master’s in library science from an ALA-accredited library school. One or more years of professional library experience, to include demonstrated supervisory experience. Experience providing readers’ advisory services to patrons requiring children’s literature or materials. Experience planning, developing, and facilitating programs for children and young adults.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.
Panel interview; may include an oral exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.