DATE ENTERED: March 9, 2020
POSITION: Librarian Supervisor
LOCATION: Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington
APPLY BY: 03/26/2020

Department of Libraries
Salary Range: $67,204.80 - $115,648.00 Annually       
Announcement No: 7002-20A-LIB-HQ    
Closing Date: 03/26/2020     
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Reasonable Accommodation upon Request

Work Location: Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington

Arlington County's Public Library is seeking an innovative and experienced Branch Manager to lead the Shirlington branch library in managing daily operations and customer service delivery. We invite candidates who are strategic thinkers and problem solvers, have strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership and communication skills, and are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for culture and connection.

Specific duties include:

  • Contributing to the Library's strategic plan and evaluation of policies, programs and procedures;
  • Supervising and developing staff;
  • Overseeing the Branch collections and collaborating with the Material Management Division to ensure the collection is current, relevant and reflects community needs;
  • Developing and maintaining community contacts;
  • Creating and implementing programs and services that meet the needs of the community;
  • Managing resources effectively and efficiently; and
  • Participating in a variety of teams/workgroups/committees that further the library mission.

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of current public library trends, technologically savvy, able to initiate and manage change, and committed to providing excellent customer and informational service to a diverse spectrum of customers of all ages and backgrounds.

Minimum: Masters' Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus three years of professional experience providing direct public service in a library which includes at least one year of experience managing a facility or leading a team.

Desirables: Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Managing a public library facility or service for a diverse community;
  • Direct supervision and evaluation of staff performance;
  • Working with staff and patrons to develop library services and programs that meet the needs of the community;
  • Working cross departmentally to collaborate on major initiatives, projects or services; and/or
  • Evolving or re-imagining public library services and/or facilities.

Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.

Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week, may include some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule is determined by the needs of the work location and assignment may change over time. The current vacancy is at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave.

The official title of this position is Librarian Supervisor.

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: 03/06/20