DATE ENTERED: May 24, 2023
POSITION: Librarian II
LOCATION: Virginia Beach Public Library - Bayside Library, Virginia Beach, VA
APPLY BY: June 20, 2023

Librarian II

  • Supervise librarians and/or paraprofessional staff, document performance and conduct annual employee evaluations to provide feedback, identify training needs and set goals for staff.
  • Assist Library Leadership in implementing department and City goals, and objectives to provide guidance to staff
  • Develop and update complex search strategies using the library automated system and other electronic resources to retrieve needed materials or information; conduct in-depth research using print, non-print, and electronic resources to satisfy the information needs of customers of all ages and reading skills.
  • Develop and foster a process improvement environment by encouraging ideas, identifying trends, evaluating processes, and data.
  • Create and maintain an awareness of popular authors, materials and culture, current events and trends to recognize and respond to customers information needs; develops and maintains current knowledge of new technologies and resources in the library and publishing fields through reading professional journals, participation in professional organizations or continuing education activities to anticipate and meet customer needs.
  • May select and evaluate materials to maintain a collection designed to meet the needs of the intended audience, including conservation and preservation.
  • Determines the scope and requirements of a project, coordinates and schedules activities, controls resources, and identifies and controls risk for quality project completion.
  • Tracks and collects data to measure services, program and/or collections.
  • Organizes and maintains library records per an approved record retention schedule for easy access to all relevant data.
  • Generates many different types of reports to facilitate library planning and operations.
  • Collaboratively develops and delivers competency-based trainings to meet the needs of library staff.
  • Serves as a resource for career growth and employee engagement
  • Organize and delegate library tours including information literacy classes, story times, and tours for school groups, community organizations and the general public to promote the library’s collection and services; and create and/or conduct special programs to promote the library’s collection and services.
  • Create/prepare, present, and evaluate group training classes on library resources and technology to library and city staff, customers, school groups, and community groups.
  • Generate age-appropriate library programs that are of interest to the community, planned collaboratively, aligned with strategic programming priorities, and developed using sound instructional design principles.
  • Identify and analyze equipment problems to determine course of action or solution to ensure safety, security, and comfort of internal and external customers.
  • • Plan and delegate the creation of library displays to increase internal and external customer awareness of the library’s collection, community resources, or other salient information; and create booklists, bibliographies, and research aids to assist customers and increase internal and external customer awareness of the library’s collection.
  • May participate in departmental strategic teams to develop library system policies and procedures.
  • Help if required to oversee the library branch and staff as needed.
  • Possibly be required to manage daily service point schedules, supervise opening and closing procedures, including cash reconciliation and securing the building
  • At times could be required to drive city fleet vehicles in order to offer programming and services at Library outreach locations.

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, go online to: EOE.