DATE ENTERED: June 1, 2021
POSITION: Assistant Division Chief – Public Services
LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA
APPLY BY:  This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of Thursday, July 1, 2021. Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration.
SALARY: $103,584.00 - $158,142.40 Annually. The salary listed is for FY22, effective July 1, 2021.

Arlington County's Public Library is seeking an innovative and experienced manager to join the Public Services Leadership Team. We invite candidates who have proven leadership skills, are strategic thinkers and problem solvers, have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for culture and connection.

Specific Duties include:

  • Providing mentorship, leadership, and management to professional and administrative staff, including development, training, and performance evaluations;
  • Contributing to the planning and evaluation of system-wide policies and best practices;
  • Directing the planning and implementation of services, partnerships, programs, events, outreach, staffing, and volunteer support;
  • Assessing, recommending, and implementing streamlined processes and procedures to ensure and maintain quality standards;
  • Making decisions based on data, including interaction reports, staffing audits, and location-specific reports;
  • Supervising the maintenance of collections, in collaboration with Materials Management Division staff;
  • Participating in Library and County committees or workgroups to further the Library’s mission; and
  • Developing and maintaining community contacts.

Master's Degree in Library Science or Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. At least three years progressively responsible supervisory experience in a public library setting.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Strategic and operational planning;
  • Leading a workgroup of peers in a team environment;
  • In-depth experience in project management and developing short-term and long-range plans and goals, including assessment and prioritization in a library setting ;
  • Experience evaluating staffing and workflow changes;
  • Experience managing areas such as services to adults, facility and meeting room use, collection policies and community outreach strategies;
  • The ability to interact effectively and build productive relationships with managers, employees, clients, and community members;
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in Library program performance assessment and continuous process improvement; and
  • A record of significant accomplishments and innovation in a large, complex Library system in a diverse, urban, socio-economic multicultural diverse environment.


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