DATE ENTERED: April 6, 2020
POSITION: Library Director, Library Systems & Services
LOCATION: Manassas Park Public Library, Manassas Park, Virginia
APPLY BY: April 27, 2020

Company Name: Library Systems & Services
Position Title: Library Director
Location: Manassas Park Public Library, Manassas Park, Virginia
Apply By: April 27, 2020

Manassas Park Public Library
Manassas Park, VA

Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is seeking a Library Director for the Manassas Park Public Library in Manassas Park, Virginia. This is a great opportunity for a sharp professional librarian to oversee the day-to day-operations of a new library scheduled to open Summer 2020. The City of Manassas Park has previously been served by a county library system; the City is now establishing a new library to serve the residents of Manassas Park. The Library Director will lead small library staff team committed to creating a thriving library with excellent patron service. The Manassas Park Public library will be in the Bloom's Park area and the City plans to build a new facility in coming years. Primary responsibilities include ensuring efficient and effective operations are implemented and executed and ensuring contract requirements are met. The Library Director, reporting to the Chief Library Officer, supports the LS&S vision, values and fundamentals through exceptional leadership and dedicated patron focus.


  • An individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency  
  • Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization  
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization  
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques  
  • Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the library and to create new opportunities  
  • Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters  
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness  Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization  
  • Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization  
  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities  
  • Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results  
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem  
  • Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization  
  • Oversee scheduling, training, and professional development; create and sustain excellent internal and external relationships with community groups and organizations partnering with the library  
  • Work closely with leadership to implement and promote the library strategic plan


  • ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree required  
  • Three years supervisory experience is preferred  
  • Three years of progressively responsible library managerial experience and/or administrative functions of a library, or equivalent knowledge is preferred  
  • Experience in a role that requires frequent interaction with customers, fulfilling the requests of customers and responsibility for addressing customer issues, questions and suggestions is preferred  
  • Experience analyzing and applying financial reports and library related data (usage, demographics, trends, etc.) is preferred  

LS&S is an EOE; Veterans/Disability

Join Library Systems & Services (LS&S) and enjoy the flexibility, support, and values that come with being part of the nation’s third largest library network. In our unique company, you will find an abundance of opportunities and satisfaction as you:

  • Join a caring community of people who love libraries
  • Share insights with highly credible library professionals, many with MLS degrees
  • Become a trusted partner to our library’s communities
  • Effect positive change for libraries and library science

Being a library professional is a way of life – so we believe in making our employees’ lives as rewarding as possible.  Some of the programs we offer our employees include:
Loan Forgiveness Program for degreed MLS & MLIS employees -
Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage  -  401K Retirement Plan  -  Tuition Reimbursement
Short & Long-term disability coverage  -  Dependent Daycare Plan
Critical Illness Policy - Life Insurance Policies

About Library Systems & Services
LS&S is the premier and most respected provider of library management and data services to state and federal Government Agencies.  We partner with our library clients to provide world class service and professional expertise; protecting their library investment.  With a proven track record, we utilize a team approach - providing accountable, unique and responsive solutions to delight library users.  With already over 80 locations across the United States, LS&S is on a rapid growth pattern with plans for expanding our business.