DATE ENTERED: May 31, 2022
POSITION: Librarian III- Branch Manager
LOCATION: Virginia Beach Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: No date specified


Librarian III- Branch Manager

Virginia Beach Public Library is seeking a dynamic innovative, energetic, and creative professional with a commitment to enriching the life of our community and creating a climate of lifelong learning to join us and work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment, providing quality services for all Virginia Beach residents.

The selected candidate will the have the following responsibilities:

  • Supervises librarians and/or paraprofessional staff, document performance, and conduct annual employee evaluations to provide feedback, identify training needs and set goals for staff.
  • Identifies training needs and opportunities and develops training programs collaboratively in order to provide staff with the skills to deliver quality service.
  • Participates in a team process to develop the criteria to interview, evaluates and selects candidates in order to hire the best applicant(s); and assists in the preparation of work schedules in order to maintain optimum staffing at all times to provide quality customer service.
  • Leads staff meetings and discussions to explore continued improvement opportunities, solicits feedback, promotes teamwork, and provides training.
  • Researches and analyzes a variety of information, including the identification of outside funding sources, to create a budget to seek adequate funding for agency operations; and directs the expenditure of funds and evaluates the budget to ensure resources are used effectively.
  • Serves as building manager or division coordinator to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of internal and external customers.
  • Documents accident, personnel, and incident reports to comply with City, State, and Federal guidelines.
  • Understands and explains library policies and procedures to customers and staff to resolve conflicts and achieve mutually agreeable resolutions.
  • Develops and fosters a process improvement environment by encouraging ideas, identifying trends, and evaluating processes and data.
  • Resolves information service-related complaints to maintain good public relations.
  • Assists customers with circulation, information service, and programming needs.
  • Assists Library Leadership in implementing department and city goals and objectives to provide guidance to staff.
  • Learns, understands, and incorporates current trends to predict the direction of change and design responsive library services.
  • Implements branch/division, department, and city goals and objectives.
  • Leads, facilitates, and participates in city and department teams to develop strategic plans, resolve problems, and improve current processes.
  • Analyzes library collections to determine circulation patterns, identifies weak areas and recommends purchasing of items to keep the collection current and responsive to customer needs.

Performs other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then-current workloads and department needs.

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