DATE ENTERED: November 20, 2019
LOCATION: Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
APPLY BY: Open until filled with the first review of applications on December 6, 2019

Position #00114
Library Specialist III, Pay Band 5
Salary up to $70,000 (commensurate with experience)
Open until filled with the first review of applications on December 6, 2019.

The Library of Virginia is seeking an experienced Continuing Education Consultant & Admin. & Stakeholder for the Library Development and Networking Division. The successful candidate will provide support to the development of public libraries in Virginia by providing timely and accurate information services to public library directors, trustees, Friends of the Library and local government including information on library management, grants, continuing education, and training. The Library fosters an open, team-oriented environment and is looking for a candidate who will support our core values and competencies: collaboration, teamwork, building trust, and supporting the Library’s Vision and Mission.

To be successful in this position, in addition to the qualifications listed, you will need to value working for an agency that fosters a diverse, open, inclusive, team-oriented work environment.  

The Library of Virginia offers a strong benefits package complete with 12 paid holidays, annual leave, family and personal leave, paid sick leave, parental leave, short- and long-term disability, retirement, deferred compensation, flexible work schedule, and much more.

60% - Continuing Education
20% - Consulting
10% - Contribution & Collaboration for the Profession
10% - Division Support


  • Considerable knowledge of library management, both practical and theoretical;
  • Knowledge of trends in library services; of techniques of planning, implementing, and evaluation of library services and programs;
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and policies of public management;  
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working with library boards and local officials; and,
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to hire.



  • Ability to facilitate discussions, conduct research and to plan and conduct programs;
  • Ability to analyze operational and program needs to develop solutions for libraries formed as non-profits, regional systems, and departments of municipalities;
  • Ability to be handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to work in teams internally and externally;
  • Ability to develop trust, rapport and strong working relationships with public library directors, trustees and others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to use computers and standard applications in the modern office environment;
  • Ability to work independently; and,
  • Ability to travel during the day and occasionally overnight.



  • Graduation from an ALA accredited university with a master’s degree in library science; Virginia Professional Librarian Certificate;
  • Experience as a public library director; and,
  • Experience with managing and leading volunteers and boards.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for educational requirements.


To apply, candidates must submit a completed Virginia state employment application online at for position #00114, this position is “Open until Filled”. Questions should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (804) 692-3582 or [email protected]. Please visit our website at for additional information about the agency.

The selected candidate must successfully pass a criminal background check. A record of criminal history does not automatically bar an applicant from consideration. Employment verification and reference checks, to include current/previous supervisors, will be conducted.
The Library of Virginia does not accept employment applications by mail, e-mail, or fax. Information in the application is the primary source for screening the position.  Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their qualifications on the application.

Yellow/Blue Cards – If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this document BEFORE the closing date for this position. The document may be scanned and uploaded in the same manner as uploading a cover letter or resume during the application process, or it may be faxed to (804) 692-3587. Please include your name and the position number on the fax cover sheet and call to confirm receipt.

The Library of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people with National Service experience to apply. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (AD), the Library of Virginia will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. If you require accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (804) 692-3582 or email [email protected]. An EEO/AA/ADA Employer