DATE ENTERED: April 15, 2024
POSITION: Adult Services Librarian
LOCATION: Poquoson Public Library, Poquoson, VA
APPLY BY: Applications will be accepted through May 17, 2024

 Poquoson Public Library

Adult Services Librarian

The Poquoson Public Library (PPL) seeks an enthusiastic and detail oriented full-time Adult Services Librarian with a strong public service philosophy and excellent communication skills to join its team. PPL is an award winning and vibrant one-branch library that serves the small coastal community of Poquoson, located in the larger metropolitan area of Hampton Roads, Virginia. PPL is committed to providing excellent lifelong learning opportunities to its community and highly values teamwork and the contributions of its employees. This position performs advanced technical work planning, implementing and managing the adult services operations of the library, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Library Director. Divisional supervision is exercised over part-time Library Associates/Assistants

Essential Functions: Managing and supervising the daily operation of the reference department and providing reference services to the public including assisting patrons with information needs and managing interlibrary loan services. Compiling and analyzing statistics. Managing the development and maintenance of the adult collection including recommending purchase of library materials, developing displays to promote the library collection, weeding, and developing reading lists and reference guides for the public. Managing library technology services including maintaining the website, overseeing online databases, and social media accounts. Providing technology training to staff. Along with the adult services team, developing, scheduling, and presenting classes and events for adults. Assists the director in promoting library services to the community, including coordinating community partnerships to enhance services. Manages passport services including training of agents and scheduling and serves as a passport agent. Also serves as a Notary Public. Performs circulation desk duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation; thorough knowledge of reader interest levels; thorough knowledge of research methods, techniques, and procedures; thorough knowledge of reference materials and resources and digital databases; ability to evaluate collections and services and recommend and implement new systems or improvements; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to proficiently operate a wide range of library technology; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.

Qualification Requirements: A Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science or equivalent, and moderate experience working in a library, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate must be able to obtain a Librarian’s Professional Certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia Library Board within 6 months of hire.

Starting Salary: $58,610 plus an excellent benefits package.

To Apply: The job application can be found on the City’s website, Please apply online, return application, resume, and cover letter to the City Manager’s Office, 500 City Hall Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662, or email them to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted through May 17, 2024 . For further inquiries, please call the City Manager’s Office at (757)868-3000.