DATE ENTERED: January 20, 2020
APPLY BY: 02/06/2020

Department of Libraries
Salary Range: $57,387.20 - $91,811.20 Annually       
Announcement No: 7012-20C-LIB-HQ    
Closing Date: 02/06/2020     
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Reasonable Accommodation upon Request
Work Location: 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington *METRO-accessible*

Arlington County's Central Library is seeking an Electronic Collections Librarian to work in the Materials Management Division and oversee the library's electronic collections. These collections include database resources such as Gale and ProQuest, as well as collections of downloadable and streaming content such as e-books, e-audiobooks, and videos. Under the supervision of the Collection Development Manager, this position will be the subject matter expert for the electronic collections, working with the Collection Development Manager and Division Chief for Materials Management to determine overall strategy regarding electronic collections.

Specific duties include:

  • Assessing current collection offerings and making recommendations to better serve the Library's patrons;
  • Statistical analysis of collection usage;
  • Training staff and patrons on use of collections;
  • Working with the Library's marketing and collections staffs to develop awareness and incorporate electronic collections in to overall strategy;
  • Troubleshooting current electronic collections and acting as the first point of contact when any service disruption occurs; and
  • Interfacing with vendors to resolve technical issues and coordinating with the Library's Virtual Services and LANRU teams to implement upgrades.


Minimum: Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science and up to three years of experience working and streaming library electronic collections, such as databases.

Applicants may be hired up to the senior level which requires 3 years, or may be hired at lower levels with 1 year required at entry level and 2 years required at the journey level.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Experience in developing and delivering training materials, both remotely (via a web-based training portal such as GoToMeeting) and in-person;
  • Experience evaluating electronic collections in a library market; and/or
  • Knowledge of vendor contracts and subscription models for digital resources.


Location and work hours: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street. Full-time, 40 hours per week to include some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule is determined by the needs of the work location.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached to further present your qualifications, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

All applicants must submit an online application (unless the job announcement states otherwise) for each position for which they wish to apply. The application must be submitted by the posted deadline.

To apply online go to, click on Apply Now, scroll down the alphabetical list of job titles and click on the one in which you have an interest. The link to the employment application (APPLY) is found on each job announcement. Once completed, your application information remains in the system for you to review, edit and submit for future Arlington job openings.
Applicants who have questions or need assistance with the application may telephone (703) 228-3500 or visit the Human Resources Department. Our staff will be happy to work with you to get your application into the system. Public access computers are available at all County Libraries, and in the Human Resources Department.

The examination for this position may include one or more of the following: (1) evaluation of training and experience; (2) written and oral examination; (3) performance test; (4) personal interview; and (5) physical examination.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process. Please call the ADA Coordinator at 703-228-3559 (voice) or email [email protected].

2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-3500 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, weekdays;
or e-mail [email protected]
(no resumes to this e-mail address, please)
Posting Date: 01/17/20