Librarian II – Montclair Community Library – Montclair, VA

POSITION #: 161126


SALARY: $50,485.50 – $85,683.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/19/17

CLOSING DATE: 08/03/17 11:59 PM


The Prince William Public Library System is seeking a creative, dynamic professional Librarian II to join the staff at Montclair Community Library. If you enjoy working with library patrons and looking for a position that is both exciting and challenging apply today to join the Prince William team.

The incumbent will work at the Information Desk providing reference and readers advisory services; overseeing collection maintenance for part of the collection; participating in policy formulation and supervision; planning and coordinating monthly book displays and opening and closing the information desk.  This person will serve as a member of the management team and will be in charge of the building at times.

Other assigned responsibilities may include adult programming, developing and presenting training programs for staff and the public, assisting with outreach to community groups and agencies and participating in special projects.

This is a regular full-time positions, 37.5 hours per week. The schedule includes days, evenings and weekends. Schedule may vary depending upon the needs of the library.

Hiring Range: $50,485.50 – $68,094


The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Performs responsible professional work leading and participating in either a) a program or public service unit within a community or regional library branch or b) the selection, acquisition, and/or cataloging of library materials for the library system.

Work is performed under general supervision of Library Administrator or designee, and is reviewed through conferences and reports. DISTINGUISHING   CHARACTERISTICS:

The work of the Librarian II requires the application of detailed working knowledge of procedures and policies of library functions, operations and procedures.

The Librarian II in Public Services performs responsible professional work supervising and participating in a program or service unit within a community or regional library branch.

The Librarian II in Material Services positions performs responsible professional work leading and participating in the selection, acquisition, and/or cataloging of library materials.


Public Services Positions:

  • Provides customer service for patrons, including Reader’s Advisory inquires, technological assistance, and resource referrals for electronic and external resources
  • Provides specialized customer service for youth services, adult services, genealogy, and local history
  • Promotes the collection through book lists, book displays, bibliographies, book talks, and press releases
  • Supervises and evaluates the work of Librarian I’s, support staff, and volunteers Participates in personnel interviewing and selection decisions
  • Interprets library policy to outside groups and individuals
  • Establishes, implements, and evaluates objectives for functional area
  • Participates in library planning and development and policy formulation through staff meetings/task forces
  • Coordinates planning and programming activity for assigned branch
  • Coordinates complex projects, defines their own scope within established policies and procedures and coordinates with other departments as required
  • Recommends equipment and personnel budget requests for functional area Participates on task forces and committees for library system
  • Serves as liaison to community and regional schools, groups, and agencies; attends local community events
  • May substitute for Librarian III as needed or assigned

Materials Services Positions:

  • Oversees and directs a specific function within the Material Services Division, such as cataloging, selection, or serials.
  • Determines suitable material for selection and evaluates content
  • Analyzes and estimates usage of collection materials based on school assignments and library program needs
  • Consults with public services Librarians for input and suggestions regarding collection materials Manages system-wide collection management activities for specialized areas such as audio- visual, new technology, reference materials, adult, and youth collections
  • Facilities training related to databases and resources throughout the library system Participates on task forces and committees
  • Administers budget for assigned area


Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices and techniques including collection, cataloging and classification of library materials; some knowledge of effective supervisory methods, practices, and techniques for employees and volunteers; ability to plan, organize and direct project work or personnel; ability to interpret library polices and services to community groups, general public, and professional groups; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other staff and the general public; ability to represent the library at regional and national professional meetings; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college/university (or Virginia State Library Certification) and 2-3 years of experience in library system operations, including experience in a specialized area.

The County’s organization-wide policy mandates 1-2 years of prior supervisory experience (or completion of an approved equivalency training program) for entry into this classification.



4380 Ridgewood Center Drive Woodbridge, VA 22192

Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity.

Prince William County determines the legal employment status of all County employees by utilizing a two step process. Document verification is the first step of the process which is required of all employers as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The second step in our process is E-Verify, an Internet-based system made available by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. This system permits the County to electronically confirm legal employment status of all new hires.


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