DATE ENTERED: June 13, 2022
POSITION: Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)
LOCATION: Burke Branch Library, Alexandria Library, VA
APPLY BY: This position is open until filled

Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)
Full Time - 40 Hours/Week – Burke Branch Library

The Youth Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Burke Branch Library Youth Services Team and reports to the Branch Manager.

General Duties:

  • Supervises one part-time Library Assistant and one part-time Library Page.
  • Plans, implements and directs youth educational programs, literacy initiatives, partnerships, outreach and volunteer support for the branch.
  • Collaborates with the Teen Services Coordinator to plan and implement programs and initiatives for young adults.
  • Coordinates collection development and maintenance of children’s materials
  • Makes program and collection decisions based on data, which include, but are not limited to program statistics, impact surveys, collection analyses, and system and branch-specific reports.
  • Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials.
  • Coordinates outreach activities with Alexandria City Public Schools, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, and related organizations providing Youth Services in the community.
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve youth services.
  • Functions as building officer in the Branch Manager’s absence.
  • Weeds and updates the collection and evaluates print and digital resources.
  • Participates on system Youth Services Committee and other committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, programming and services
  • Management and supervisory skills, including team building, time management, and planning
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Passionate about public service and outreach to the community.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred

Minimum Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; at least five years of experience in professional library work, including three or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity at the level of Librarian I; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Foreign languages skills preferred.

Salary: $52,326.04 - $70,092.62 Annually


Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance.

Location: 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the Burke Branch, and will include days, evenings and two Saturdays per month.

Application Instructions:
Click here to apply attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. Address Cover Letter to Linda Wesson, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304. Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or [email protected].

This position is open until filled