DATE ENTERED: September 8, 2021
POSITION: Information Services Lab Manager (Librarian I)
LOCATION: Fairfax County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 9/17/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Information Services Lab Manager (Librarian I)
Salary - $52,323.44 - $87,205.04 Annually
Location - ALEXANDRIA (MN24), VA
Job Type - FT Salary W BN
Department - Library
Job Number - 21-01721
Closing - 9/17/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S21
Posting Type - Open to General Public
To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/3212678/information-services-lab-manager-librarian-i?keywords=Information%20Services%20Lab%20Manager%20(Librarian%20I)&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Job Announcement
Provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on services to adults. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Coordinates the activities and programs of the Technology Lab for all ages and supervises staff. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.

Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Information Services Lab Manager (Librarian I) vacancies.

Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $69,764.24) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends.
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Illustrative Duties
(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library's collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library's operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

Employment Standards
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited library school; or ability to obtain a Master's degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One or more years of experience working in a library or educational setting.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to teach various applications of operating systems and types of business and/or educational software including word processing, spreadsheet and database management, graphics/desktop publishing, animation, video, circuitry and other STEM related activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with 3D printing, digitization services, tablets and other electronic devices.
  • Knowledge of and experience with e-book downloading procedures.
  • One or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience recruiting volunteers.
  • Experience with troubleshooting various technological devices.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a written exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.