DATE ENTERED: October 21, 2019
POSITION: Lead Librarian/Collection Development Librarian
LOCATION: Northern Virginia Community College
APPLY BY: 11/10/2019


Position Information

Job Title
Lead Librarian/Collection Development Librarian

Department
Learning and Technology Resources - Library

Posting Number
03502P

Location
Alexandria, VA: 22311

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Salary Range
Commensurate with education and experience

Position Summary Information
Basic Function
Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, this position assumes responsibility for overall
management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees. This position serves as Lead Librarian; the point of contact for other campus units; supervises classified staff; and manages the library in the absence of the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose of Position
Serves as Lead Librarian for Alexandria Campus Library. Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science (or similarly appropriate field) or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in library and information science coursework. Relevant collection development and teaching and/or customer service experience. Knowledge of library acquisition systems and collection assessment functions. Knowledge of emerging professional trends, current developments and emerging technologies in library collection development. Demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association. Additional master’s degree in an academic teaching field. Relevant professional librarian experience in a community college setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of library systems and practices; knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions; demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service; good organizational, technology, verbal and written communication skills; Marketing and merchandizing skills; knowledge of office productivity software such as MS Office. Team player, capable of serving diverse clientele in a busy academic library. Reliable and flexible.

Preferred Competencies
Knowledge of emerging professional trends and current developments in library collection development. Knowledge of emerging technologies; Knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions.

Operation of a State Vehicle
Seldom

Posting Detail Information
Open Date 10/10/2019
Close Date 11/10/2019
Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicants
Background Check Statement
The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background  investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as  I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest.