DATE ENTERED: April 25, 2022
POSITION: Assistant Library Director
LOCATION: Henrico County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: Monday, May 16, 2022

Job Title Assistant Library Director
Location Henrico, VA, US
Organization Name County of Henrico Department of Libraries

About Us
Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots.  Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas.  Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government.  Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies.  Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers.  Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

The Library System consists of four area and five branch libraries, a Mobile Library Service, a law library and headquarters. These libraries are located throughout the county--a widely diverse county of 245.06 square miles with 28 miles separating our most distant libraries. The Library System is committed to providing excellent customer service through expert staff, state of the art facilities and innovative technology.

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General Statement of Duties
Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Assists the Director of Library in the operation of the County library system, with particular emphasis on the Library's personnel functions and the interlibrary loan service; does related work as required.

Essential Duties
The Assistant Library Director position supports the library system and the Library Director in overall operation and planning of the County of Henrico Department of Libraries.  Duties include: staffing, collection, services and programming, public relations, policies, facilities, and budget; extensive knowledge of public library administration; extensive knowledge of management and personnel practices as they conform to County regulations and practices; ability to effectively supervise; provides leadership in Human Resources with recruitment, hiring, staff development, Career Development Program (CDP), employee relations, and systemwide annual performance reviews; assists the Director with budget preparation and in matters of support of County Administration; serves on the Director's Administrative Team; serves and supports the Henrico County Library Advisory Board and Friends of the Henrico Library Coordinating Board and members; ability to plan, organize, and direct comprehensive library programs and initiatives; serves as Steering Committee Chair of signature author event with partners; ability to effectively communicate and cooperate with County authorities, public and private groups, agencies and the general public. The Assistant Library Director acts as Director of the Library in his/her absence.

Minimum Qualifications
Possession of an American Library Association-accredited master's degree in library science and six (6) years of progressively responsible library experience, including some supervisory and managerial experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information
Possession of a valid Librarian's Certificate from the Virginia Board for the Certification of Librarians.
A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply
Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, May 16, 2022.
You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.  Please access our job site portal through or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at

Minimum Salary 104885
Maximum Salary 192940