DATE ENTERED: September 7, 2021
POSITION: Library Manager II - Greenbrier Library
LOCATION: Chesapeake Public Library, Chesapeake, VA
SALARY:    SALARY: $64,885 Annual
APPLY BY: 9/16/21

City of Chesapeake
Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 233225512

DESCRIPTION: The Chesapeake Public Library (CPL) is seeking a dynamic library manager with a passion for public service to lead and manage busy community library, in a safe city with great schools and a responsive, caring library staff.

The Library Manager will actively and enthusiastically develop, manage, and plan the library operations, evaluate and implement programs for the assigned library.

  • Responsible for developing, planning, and implementing programs, gathering and evaluating data for improvements, preparing reports, supervising and evaluating subordinate staff, and promoting the library.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements programs and system-wide projects within major organizational policies; reports progress of major activities to Library Administration.
  • Develops and manages the library operations in an area library or assigned area.
  • Hires, trains, assigns, supervises, and evaluates subordinate staff.
  • Provides exceptional customer service in an areas of circulation and information services using library resources.
  • Resolves patron and staff complaints, problems, and conflicts and assures customer satisfaction.
  • Promotes the library through public relations outreach.
  • Monitors budget allocations.
  • Prepares and maintains various reports and records.
  • Monitors library building and grounds to ensure safety.
  • Monitors the use of library equipment and troubleshoots equipment problems.
  • Attends or conducts staff meetings to exchange information and implement strategic plan; attends in service training and professional classes, seminars, or conferences to improve professional skills.
  • Performs related tasks as necessary such as recommending policies, developing procedures, selecting materials to integrate into the collection, and serving on library committees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The library manager directs all operations and activities, supervises staff, and serves as a member of the Library System's management team. The applicant must have a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, materials, and practices; knowledge  of professional  library literature and reader interest levels, knowledge of PCs, automated library systems, assorted software programs; ability to maintain public relations with a strong commitment to  exemplary  customer  service.  The library manager will organize and direct the work of a group of professional and paraprofessional subordinates, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

The Chesapeake Public Library is an innovative, forward thinking organization that values service, creativity, initiative, a culture of "yes" and a collaborative approach to problem solving. The CPL is located in the City of Chesapeake in Hampton Roads, Virginia and serves a population of 238,000 with seven (7) libraries and two (2) mobile outreach vans.

The Library 1s committed to making each branch a vibrant community hub reflecting the character and needs of the surrounding population. The library system supports each branch with system resources, updated technology, and modern facilities that respond to evolving service goals.

Public library experience preferred but other experience considered.

Requires American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library Science.

In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standards, this class requires a minimum of four years of related, full-time equivalent experience as a professional librarian including two years supervisory experience. Public library experience preferred but other experience considered.

Requires a valid driver's license and a driving record in compliance with City Driving Standards. Virginia Public Librarian Certificate within three months of employment.

Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or Citywide emergencies.


"The City of Chesapeake adheres to the principles of equal employment opportunity.
This policy extends to all programs and services supported by the City"