DATE ENTERED: October 30, 2023
POSITION: Youth Services Coordinator
LOCATION: Central Virginia Regional Library, Farmville, Virginia
APPLY BY:  Open until filled with preference given to applications received by November 24, 2023.

The Central Virginia Regional Library is seeking a Youth Services Coordinator to manage and promote all services to children and teens.

Central Virginia Regional Library operates three branch libraries in Buckingham County, Cumberland County, and at its headquarters in the Town of Farmville in Prince Edward County. CVRL serves about 50,000 people across 1,235 square miles. Farmville is home to Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College as well as being a regional hub of social and economic activity.  Central Virginia has a rich history and offers numerous outdoor adventures.  Richmond, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg are an hour away.

The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for: supervising three Youth Services Specialists, managing all aspects of children’s and teen collections in our three libraries, and promoting programs and services.  This includes hiring, training, evaluating, and mentoring staff, materials selection and budgeting, creating social media posts, connecting with schools and other organizations, nurturing the habit of reading, coordinating programming; participating in community meetings and events; marketing services and programs, and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have significant experience working in a public library, comprehensive knowledge of books and other materials for children and teens, management/supervisory experience, above average interpersonal and communication skills, relevant technological expertise, an awareness of trends and best practices for children and teens in public libraries, the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with staff and community leaders, and experience with Microsoft Office.

The work schedule (40 hours per week) varies and includes evenings and weekends. Candidates must have at least a four-year degree with an ALA accredited MLIS strongly preferred. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check. This position includes health insurance (100% paid by the library), vacation and sick leave, and a retirement benefit. The starting salary range is $40,000 to $45,000 depending on experience and education.

Only online applications will be accepted.  Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a detailed resume, and contact information for three references to Rick Ewing, Director, at [email protected]. Open until filled with preference given to applications received by November 24, 2023.