DATE ENTERED: December 20, 2021
POSITION: Librarian III Youth Services Coordinator
LOCATION: Virginia Beach Public Library, City of Virginia Beach
APPLY BY: January 17, 2022


Librarian III- Youth Services Coordinator
Under the direction of the Programming and Community Outreach Manager is responsible for planning, managing, leading, and evaluating library services, outreach, and programs for youth and their families.  Supervises Youth Librarians and Library Program Specialists; does related work as required.

  • Lead development of, justify fiscal resources for, and implement a Youth and Family Services Plan in alignment with departmental and city goals and initiatives and in response to community needs, to ensure that youth are ready to learn, to become productive citizens, to be successful lifelong learners, and to ensure families have access to the resources
  • Collaborate on applications for youth grants to enhance fiscal resources;
  • Manage Youth grant funds and communicate outcomes with funders
  • Develop, along with the Area Librarians, subsets of the Programming and Community Outreach Plan by service areas’ specificity and demographic profile to provide strategic direction for the Youth Services Librarians
  • Collaborate with schools, Growsmart, and other community organizations to plan youth services
  • Collaborate with the Training Coordinator to develop a core curriculum of youth service trainings to library staff to ensure consistent high-quality services
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the library Marketing team to advocate for youth services and develop and enhance departmental reputation;
  • Advise the Library Executive Team on youth implications of strategic plans for the library system and communicate those plans to youth service providers in the system for implementation
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate meetings to accomplish the goals of the Youth Programming Team;
  • Propose policies and procedures for customers and staff to ensure consistent service and shared understanding of library services to youth
  • Coordinate system-wide youth events
  • Coordinate youth outreach and deposit collection services
  • Collaborate with Collection Management on aspects of collection development needed to support youth
  • Provide feedback to supervisors on work quality of other staff engaged in youth services
  • Communicate awareness of other community organizations serving youth to keep library staff informed of programs and to incorporate these programs into annual planning
  • Create an informed passion regarding trends in youth services, etc. to deepen understanding of youth development and services among all staff
  • Advocate internally and externally for the needs of youth and the resources
  • Lead teams both within the department and city to improve services to youth and influence others
  • Serve as library liaison with local, regional, state, and national affiliations and associations in order to maintain high professional standards, stay aware of trends, represent the mission, and represent Virginia Beach Public Library
  • Develop regional relationships to market and advance youth services in the library
  • Plan and present programs for library conferences to market the services of the Virginia Beach Public Library to other library systems in the state and nationally and to create educational opportunities for other youth service providers
  • Develop, facilitate, present, and evaluate trainings for youth services’ providers to ensure consistent services and programs throughout the library system
  • Prepare educational programs for youth-serving agencies on how library services meet youth development needs to enlist their support and understanding of library services and policies
  • Analyze data and prepare reports to show effectiveness and identify gaps in the youth effort.

For more information and to apply online go to www.vbgovcareers.com EOE