DATE ENTERED: December 4, 2017
POSITION: Adult Service Librarian
LOCATION: Danville Public Library, Danville VA
APPLY BY: This position is open until filled.

DESCRIPTION:  Danville Public Library is currently seeking a team-oriented, creative person with a strong public service commitment and experience working in a progressive library environment.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Serve as an integral part of a management team lead by the Library Director to coordinate and lead the staff and activities of the Library.   Supervises, trains, and motivates staff with a variety of backgrounds and experience to provide a professional reference, law, and genealogical services.  Perform a variety of tasks and duties that will support the mission and values of the Library.  Participates in collection development and helps in promoting the use of adult materials and research databases.  Actively participates in providing customer service directly either in person, on the phone, or as part of outreach services.  Plan, schedule, and execute meaningful, cultural or thematic programs that appeal to a wide range of interests and backgrounds.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related course of study and 1 to 3 years in related customer service or similar library experience.  
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of a modern library.  
  • Skill in maintaining effective relationships with customers of all ages and backgrounds.  
  • Skill in the use of tact and diplomacy when interacting with difficult customers.  
  • Strong background in the use of computers and related technology.  
  • Ability to communicate verbally, in person over the phone, and electronically to answer questions.   
  • Ability to supervise, mentor, evaluate, and inspire staff.                     

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with library supervisors and staff.  
  • Demonstrated success in planning and managing projects.                            

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to stand for extended periods, walk, crouch down, and lift or carry objects up to 25 lbs.       

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Applicants must be available and willing to work a flexible schedule that includes some nights and weekend rotations.

TO APPLY:  Job applications can be found by visiting the City of Danville online application, which is available at http://www.danvilleva.gov/1065/Job-Opportunities.  This position is open until filled.  Applications will be considered as they are received.  Starting salary is $38,930