DATE ENTERED: November 8, 2017
JOB TITLE: Youth Services Librarian
LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 12/7/2017

Announcement Number:     7012-18C-LIB-DC

The Arlington Public Library is looking for a Librarian that is youth and customer service oriented, energetic, enthusiastic, and tech savvy. The Youth Services Librarian provides reference, readers' advisory, and programming services for youth (from birth through age 21) and their families in a diverse community; participates in general library functions including collection maintenance and development; and participates in the daily operations of the branch.

Specific duties include:

  • Planning and providing programs for youth including story times, book talks, school visits and book discussion groups;
  • Participating in the maintenance of the youth services library collection;
  • Assisting customers in the use of library resources; and
  • Participating in the system-wide Youth Services Team and other teams as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Completion of the requirements for graduation with a Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university.

Experience: Up to three years' of experience serving in a Librarian role including at least one year in the youth services or a directly related specialty. Applicants may be hired up to the senior level which requires 3 years of experience or may be hired at lower levels with 1 year required at entry level and two years required at the journey (2 years) level with a similar reduction in the specialty area.

Desirable Qualifications: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Planning and providing literacy programs for youth, especially programs for children from birth through age 3;
  • Maintaining youth services library collections;
  • Using social media to promote the library and its services;
  • Providing customer service in a library environment;
  • Graduate or undergraduate course work in youth services or literature, educational programming techniques, or child/adolescent development; and/or
  • Working with limited English speaking youth and families.

Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week. Schedule includes some evening and weekend work. Current opening is at Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington, and the assignment may change over time.

TO APPLY: Submit required Internet Employment Application at

Arlington County (VA) Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Reasonable Accommodation Upon Request