DATE ENTERED: February 18, 2021
POSITION: Youth Services Librarian: Teen Specialist
LOCATION: Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia
APPLY BY: Open until filled

DESCRIPTION: This award-winning regional library system is seeking an experienced professional librarian with strong leadership skills to serve the Youth Services Department at our Howell Branch. The Howell Branch is located in southern Stafford County, Virginia and is within commuting distance to nearby Marine Corps Base Quantico. Located in historic Fredericksburg, VA, midway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, CRRL serves over 300,000 residents in four jurisdictions through ten branches, two satellite locations, an IdeaSpace and a Library Administration Center. The library enjoys strong community support, with annual circulation over four million, an annual budget of more than twelve million dollars, and a dedicated and forward-looking staff of over 200. Fredericksburg and the surrounding area are home to an active arts community, the University of Mary Washington, plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities, and a rich history.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  This position is a leadership position for teen services, implements collection management, assists with library promotion through text and displays. Please refer to the job description for this  position for a complete summary of the essential duties and responsibilities


  • Programming experience with children and teens in a public library setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of American Library Association’s Every Child Ready to Read and children’s and teen literature desired.
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities, meeting ongoing deadlines and leadership preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of computer hardware and peripherals; digital literacy skills including proficiency in internet research and familiarity with a variety of programs and apps.


QUALIFICATIONS:  A MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited college or university is required; emphasis on children and teen services preferred. Strong customer service orientation. Good communication skills, flexible work habits, and ability to relate to young people, their caregivers, and fellow staff. Experience working with at-risk youth preferred.  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires work that involves walking or standing, bending and stooping; and involves exerting up to 30 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis to lift and/or move library materials. Ability to sit or stand at a desk and/or computer for extended hours, read computer screens and use computer keyboards. Requires a valid VA driver’s license and the ability to drive.

SALARY:  Hiring starts at $47,924 with excellent benefits, including affordable health insurance premiums and VRS retirement for a total compensation package worth approximately $68,687 per year.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and résumé including three professional references to [email protected].