DATE ENTERED: November 9, 2021
POSITION: Director of Libraries
LOCATION: Virginia Beach Public Library, Virginia Beach, VA
APPLY BY: November 28, 2021

About the Position
The Director of Libraries provides leadership and strategic direction for the Virginia Beach Public Library system and the comprehensive, innovative range of library programs and services to ensure access to accurate and current information and materials to all individuals; directs and manages staffing and staff development, exceptional service delivery, preparation and oversight of the budget, program evaluation, and facilities maintenance; and directs and coordinates strategic long-range planning and policy development.

The Director of Libraries reports to a Deputy City Manager. As a City Manager appointee, this position serves at the pleasure of the City Manager and is not considered part of the merit service as defined in City Code, section 2-75.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, direction, and coordination in the management, strategic planning and long-range goal setting, operations, and initiatives related to the City’s library system and its programs, services, resources, and activities.
  • Assertively translate vision and value into actions; build positive relationships and partnerships with customer groups to create and achieve community-wide understanding and support for a broad scope of services.
  • Oversee the comprehensive marketing and promotion of library programs and services.
  • Lead in the evaluation and improvement of library programs and services to include the analysis of trends and issues using performance measures; ensure resources align with City strategies
  • Lead in the research, development, review, and implementation of library policies and procedures.
  • Use feedback and input from throughout the organization and provide recommendations to the City Manager, or designee, on library program/policy innovations, changes, and enhancements.
  • Represent the City and Virginia Beach Public Library with external agencies and the media.
  • Ensure department accountability (e.g., through demonstrated systems thinking, issues and trends identification, and effective resolution).
  • Create a work environment that supports and encourages innovation and promotes learning, productivity, and positive morale.

Preferred Qualifications
Prefer a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a school of library or information sciences/studies accredited by the American Library Association, eligible to receive a Librarian’s Professional Certification from the Library of Virginia and six (6) years of high-level management experience.

SALARY: A.24, $109,075.20 - $165,339.20

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Library Director Job Description


Employee Benefits

  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Maternity and parental leave
  • 11 holidays
  • 3 flexible holidays
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Leave donation program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Wellness program
  • Life insurance
  • Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Deferred compensation
  • Credit union membership
  • Legal resources
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Bereavement leave
  • Car allowance
  • Administrative leave