DESCRIPTION: This award-winning regional library system is seeking an experienced Adult Services Department Head at our Fredericksburg Branch.   The Fredericksburg Branch is located in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia and is within commuting distance to nearby Marine Corps Base Quantico.  Located midway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, Central Rappahannock Regional Library serves over 300,000 residents in four jurisdictions through ten branches, two satellite locations and a Library Administration Center. The library enjoys strong community support, with annual circulation over four million, an annual budget of more than twelve million dollars, and a dedicated and forward-looking staff of over 300. 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 Adult Services Coordinator and branch staff to ensure exceptional educational and informational services, classes and events to adults from eighteen to senior citizens.  Please refer to the job description for this position for a complete summary of the essential duties and responsibilities.


  • 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 MLS or MLIS 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 and the ability to drive.

SALARY:  Hiring starts at $51,183 with excellent benefits, including affordable health insurance premiums and VRS retirement for a total compensation package worth approximately $72,499 per year.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and résumé including three professional references to [email protected].