DATE ENTERED: December 3, 2018
POSITION: Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)
LOCATION: Duncan Branch Library, Alexandria, VA
APPLY BY: This position is open until filled; however, applications received by January 3, 2019 will be given first consideration.

Full Time - 40 Hours/Week – Duncan Branch Library

Alexandria Library is a community resource, with six locations and a virtual branch. We provide opportunities for all people to learn, explore, create, and connect. Our staff is composed of dynamic, innovative, and committed individuals, who are devoted to service. We are seeking enthusiastic and collaborative team players to join our team. The Youth Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Duncan Branch Library Youth Services Team and reports to the Branch Manager.

Alexandria Library is an organization committed to promoting diversity. We honor our diverse community and staff by:

  • Offering programs and resources that reflect our unique community
  • Promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Fostering an atmosphere of dignity and respect
  • Encouraging all staff members to grow and excel
  • People of color, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual skills are preferred, but not required for this position.

General Duties:

  • Supervises, schedules, and writes evaluations for one Children’s Librarian, one part-time Library Assistant and two part-time Library Pages
  • Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives including summer reading programs for youth ages 0 – 18, including scheduling performers throughout the year with a set programming budget. Following the goals of the Alexandria Library to present diverse and cultural programming.
  • Coordinates collection development and maintenance for children’s materials through weeding of the collection and regular bi-monthly orders with a set annual collections budget
  • Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials
  • Coordinates outreach activities with Alexandria City Public Schools, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, and related organizations providing Youth Services in the community.
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve youth services
  • Functions as the manager in charge in the Branch Manager’s absence
  • Evaluate and updates the collection of print and digital resources
  • Participates on system Youth Services Committee

Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, programming and services
  • Management and supervisory skills, including team building, time management, and planning
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred

Minimum Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; at least five years of experience in professional library work, including three or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity at the level of Librarian I; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Salary: $51,552.80 - $60,885.50 Annually

Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance.

Duncan Branch Library 2501 Commonwealth Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the Duncan Branch, and will include days, evenings and two Saturdays per month.

Application Instructions:
Click here to apply attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304. Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or [email protected].

This position is open until filled; however, applications received by January 3, 2019 will be given first consideration.