DATE ENTERED: June 7, 2021
POSITION: ADULT SERVICES CONSULTANT
LOCATION: The Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
APPLY BY: 11:59 PM on June 25, 2021


ADULT SERVICES CONSULTANT
Position #00226 (Full-Time), Pay Band 5
Library Specialist III; 29053
Salary up to $73,500 (commensurate with experience)
Open to the General Public

The Library of Virginia is seeking an Adult Services Consultant for the Library Development and Networking Division. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive consulting services and programs in the areas of service to adults and the aged and similar specialized areas offering direction, assistance, counsel, oversight, and training to the public libraries to facilitate high quality services for these populations.

The Library of Virginia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce that is reflective of the Commonwealth of Virginia. To be successful in this position, in addition to the qualifications listed, you will need to value working for an agency that fosters a diverse, open, inclusive, team-oriented work environment. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability (except where physical requirements are a bona fide occupational qualification). Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS
The Library of Virginia offers a strong benefits package complete with 12 paid holidays, annual leave, family and personal leave, paid sick leave, parental leave, short- and long-term disability, retirement, deferred compensation, flexible work schedule, and much more.
This is a restricted position based on available funding through non-general fund revenue. Restricted employees are eligible for the state employee benefits package (including leave, retirement, life and workers’ compensation insurance). Restricted employees are not eligible for severance benefits or the provisions of the Layoff Policy, DHRM Policy 1.30.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
25% - Manage the Find It Virginia (FIVA) program
10% - Training and tier 1 support to WordPress libraries for both WordPress and Site Improve purposes
25% - Lifelong Learning Programming, Outreach, and Collection Development
20% - Training and Continuing Education for Adult and Aged Library Patrons
10% - Consulting, Collaboration, and Cooperation with Public Libraries
10% - Support LDND Division activities, meetings, planning and team efforts

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire;
  • Knowledge of and experience with library management and information services, the principles, practices, and policies of adult services in libraries;
  • Knowledge of trends and techniques in planning, managing, and evaluating adult services;
  • Knowledge of the principles of Outcome Based Evaluation measurements;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and public policies relating to adults, aging, and adult literacy;
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and policies related to library, reference, genealogy, and local history collections;
  • Excellent technology skills, with currency in virtual communications, programming, and platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research, plan, and conduct programs and training;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work in teams internally and externally;
  • Ability to use computers and standard applications in the modern office environment;
  • Ability to work independently; and
  • Ability to travel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an ALA accredited university with a Master’s degree in Library Science;
  • Virginia Professional Librarian Certificate or ability to obtain;
  • Considerable professional library experience; and
  • Public library experience strongly preferred.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for educational requirements.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply, candidates must submit a completed Virginia state employment application online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for position #00226 by 11:59 PM on June 25, 2021. Questions should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (804) 692-3586 or [email protected]. Please visit our website at www.lva.virginia.gov for additional information about the agency.

The selected candidate must successfully pass a criminal background check. A record of criminal history does not automatically bar an applicant from consideration. Employment verification and reference checks, to include current/previous supervisors, will be conducted.

Sponsorship will not be provided for this position now or in the future. Confirmation of eligibility to work will be required at time of hire.

Yellow/Blue Cards – If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this document BEFORE the closing date for this position. The document may be scanned and uploaded in the same manner as uploading a cover letter or resume during the application process, or it may be faxed to (804) 692-3587. Please include your name and the position number on the fax cover sheet and call to confirm receipt.

Fax, e-mail or mail applications will not be accepted. The online state application must contain all required information and fully respond to questions to be considered for this job opportunity. For assistance or computer access, please visit your local Virginia Employment Office or contact [email protected] or 804-692-3586.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Library of Virginia will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. If you require accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (804) 692-3586 or email [email protected]