DATE ENTERED: January 16, 2024
POSITION: Librarian
LOCATION: Chesterfield County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 11:59 p.m. January 28, 2024

Chesterfield County Public Library
Hiring Range: $59,452 - $69,855
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. January 28, 2024

• The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree in library and/or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA);
• Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to employment, a Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the Library of Virginia;
• At least one year of related experience (experience as a professional librarian or experience in a public library preferred); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Working knowledge of the principles and practices of library and information science.
• Willingness to learn and apply the Chesterfield County Public Library’s (CCPL) approach (CCPL Way) to initiating interaction and engaging customers.
• Ability to adapt and apply traditional and emerging library technologies to include, but not limited to, mobile technologies, physical and digital information environments;
• Ability to plan and implement creative and educational learning opportunities that align with customer needs;
• Ability to operate a computer and related software, mobile devices, scanners, cash register and other common office equipment;
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience within and outside of the organization;
• Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with internal and external customers;
• Good judgment and sound decision-making skills that support county/department initiatives and values;
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) verbal and written skills desired.
An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications may be hired as a trainee at a rate 5% below the minimum hourly rate. An employee in trainee status must successfully meet the minimum qualifications for the position within 12 months of hire, at which time, the employee will be removed from trainee status and the employee's rate will be adjusted to the minimum for the position. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.

This position is a part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience.
CCPL is currently hiring for two full-time Librarians who share our passion and who are willing to learn and apply the CCPL Way in customer interactions.
The Librarian will:
• Provide learning, reference and engagement opportunities to adults, teens, and children by creating an exceptional customer experience (i.e. roving reference, interactive conversations, one-on-one learning sessions, personalized learning plans, etc.).
• Educate customers and staff about the use and evaluation of various information tools and strategies, including research databases.
• Assist with planning and executing quarterly programming and annual signature event as needed.
• Actively participate in system-wide councils/teams to coordinate service delivery and create content for documents and website.
• Apply knowledge of library collection, publishing and authors to meet the reading and viewing preferences of customers.
• Meet with community groups, school employees and others outside the system to provide library services and to promote learning initiatives.
• Provide direction and structure to branch volunteers in collaboration with branch management team members.
• Serve as person in charge in the absence of management team members.
• Perform other work as required.
Work is performed in library office, library locations and other professional settings; extensive use of computers and devices required. Light to medium, occasionally heavy, physical requirements which may include, sitting, standing, walking, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, climbing, stooping, kneeling crouching, keyboarding, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal and reading; not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. Visit to view instructions and to complete and submit an application. (804) 748-1551.

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