DATE ENTERED: June 1, 2021
POSITION: Librarian III - Adult Services
LOCATION: Lynchburg Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 06/13/21 11:59 PM


CITY OF LYNCHBURG
Department of Human Resources
900 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=429     
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Librarian III - Adult Services
An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $44,512.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/02/21
CLOSING DATE: 06/13/21 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:
The Lynchburg Public Library is seeking an experienced professional librarian with strong leadership and communication skills to manage the Adult Services Department. The ideal candidate will have experience working in an urban library environment, possess a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service with enthusiasm, energy and professionalism, and bring a sense of humor to their work.

For more information about  working for the City and the competitive benefits go to https://www.lynchburgva.gov/recruitment

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Demonstrates a solid commitment to customer service with patrons and with coworkers to create an environment that is welcoming to all members of the public and fellow employees. Train and encourage staff in the delivery of quality public service with emphasis on current trends.
  • Develops and maintains community relationships to enhance library services to users of all ages and abilities.
  • Plans, implements, and directs innovative, diverse, and collaborative programs and services for adults in conjunction with the Adult Services team.
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and supervising of all Adult Services and is a key member of the Library’s leadership team.
  • Oversees the Downtown Branch Library by directly supervising the Branch Manager and coordinating collection development efforts for the Branch.  
  • Manages the Adult Services and Branch Library budgets and all departmental purchasing decisions.
  • Sets, interprets, and upholds departmental goals and objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Directs adult collection development with the Adult Services team; guides and trains fellow staff in selection guidelines and budget allocation; leads ongoing collection maintenance and weeding.
  • Provides general and in-depth reference services at the public service desk.
  • Reads widely in order to provide appropriate reader’s advisory; stays attune to popular trends in adult literature to keep the collection vibrant and locally relevant.
  • Compiles statistics on attendance of all adult programs throughout the year, including summer reading, for the annual state report. Conducts outcome measures to gauge program impact.
  • Action-oriented: takes on new opportunities, anticipates challenges, and provides proactive solutions with a sense of urgency, energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Attends professional library conferences, webinars, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and contributes to library staff meetings; represents the Library at City meetings.
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other Library and City departments on special projects, events, and outreach efforts.
  • Must possess strong technology skills, including the ability to troubleshoot basic computer and printer issues, provide help with copying/scanning/faxing, as well as using technology to create and edit virtual programs.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.
  • When unusual situations occur and/or the City Manager declares a State of Emergency, all City employees may be required to accept special assignments and perform as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly supervises assigned support and professional staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school required; minimum 3-5 years of professional library experience working in Adult Services required; 3 years supervisory experience in a public library strongly preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Depending on assignment, possession of valid driver's license issued by Commonwealth of Virginia and acceptable driving record according to City criteria may be required.
  • Must successfully complete IS100 and IS700 National Incident Management (NIMS) training within 90 days of employment.  May also be required to complete higher levels of NIMS training as determined appropriate for the position.
  • Must be eligible to obtain library certification from the State of Virginia within 90 days.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=429
OR
900 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504     Job #02491
LIBRARIAN III - ADULT SERVICES
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