DATE ENTERED: March 6, 2018
POSITION: Adult Research Department Head
LOCATION:  Fredericksburg Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library
APPLY BY: No date specified

DESCRIPTION: This award-winning regional library system is seeking an experienced professional librarian with strong leadership skills to serve the Adult Services Department at our Fredericksburg Branch. This branch contains a law collection, a MakerLab and a Virginiana Room which houses a local history and genealogy collection. Located in historic Fredericksburg, VA, midway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, CRRL serves over 300,000 residents in four jurisdictions through eight branches, a satellite branch and a Library Administration Center. The library enjoys strong community support, with annual circulation over ten million, an annual budget over eleven million dollars, and a dedicated and forward-looking staff of over 300 people. Fredericksburg and the surrounding area are home to an active arts community, the University of Mary Washington, plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities, and a rich history.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: This position works closely with the Adult Services Coordinator and branch staff to ensure exceptional educational and informational services, classes and events for adults from eighteen to senior citizens. Please refer to the job description for this position for a complete summary of duties.


  • Knowledge of adult services and experience working with adults in a public library setting required.
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities, meeting ongoing deadlines, and leadership preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with community groups, staff, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and peripherals required; digital literacy skills including proficiency in internet research and familiarity with a variety of programs and apps.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited college or university is required. At least two years experience working in adult services preferred. Supervisory experience required. Strong customer service orientation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and management skills, and leadership ability required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires work that involves walking or standing, bending and stooping; and involves exerting up to 30 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis to lift and/or move library materials. Ability to sit or stand at a desk and/or computer for extended hours, read computer screens and use computer keyboards.  Requires a valid VA driver’s license.

SALARY:  Hiring starts at $48,718 with excellent benefits, including affordable health insurance premiums and VRS retirement for a total compensation package worth $72,475 per year.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and résumé including three professional references to