DATE ENTERED: March 9, 2020
LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington *METRO-accessible*
APPLY BY: 03/26/2020

Department of Libraries
Salary Range: $57,387.20 - $91,811.20 Annually       
Announcement No: 7012-20D-LIB-HQ    
Closing Date: 03/26/2020     
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Reasonable Accommodation upon Request

Work Location: 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington *METRO-accessible*

Arlington County's Central Library is seeking a librarian with a passion for programming and exemplary customer service to help shape the future of the Library's public programming and partnerships.

Specific duties include:

  • Working with a system-wide team to plan, create and deliver programming for the new library bookmobile in coordination with programming staff county-wide;
  • Working with internal and county partners to create new initiatives and partnerships;
  • Building partnerships with area organizations and businesses;
  • Managing the library's volunteer program and coordinating with branch volunteer coordinators; and
  • Collecting, collating, and organizing statistics for presentations and reports.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be creative, community-focused, energetic, and possess strong collaboration, leadership;
  • Have communication skills and knowledge about current and emerging trends in programming and creating partnerships in public libraries;
  • Be a self-starter who can work in a fast-paced and changing work environment; and
  • Embrace the Library's vision of creating a thoughtful, inclusive, and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.

Minimum: Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science and up to three years of experience serving in a Librarian role that included developing, implementing, coordinating and promoting library programs and services.

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 experience in one or more of the following:

  • Delivering innovative programming to a diverse community;
  • Coordinating the work of staff members and volunteers; and/or
  • Providing customer service, especially with community outreach experience.


Possession of, or ability to obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence and the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

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: 03/06/20