DATE ENTERED: May 14, 2024
POSITION: Public Services Supervisor (Children’s Services)
LOCATION: Henrico County Public Library (Henrico, VA)
APPLY BY: Monday, June 3, 2024

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability. Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots.  Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas.  Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government.  Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies.  Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers.  Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

The Library System consists of five area and four branch libraries, Mobile Library Services, a law library, and Library Administrative offices. These libraries are located throughout the county, a widely diverse county of 245.06 square miles with 28 miles separating our most distant libraries. The Library System is committed to providing excellent customer service through expert staff, state of the art facilities and innovative technology.

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Henrico County Public Libraries seeks a Public Services Supervisor to lead a Children's Information Services Department of a large area library. The current vacancy is in Children's Services at our Fairfield Area Library. This position oversees staff, reference services, reader's advisory, public computing, classes and programming, book discussions, and outreach services to library users and the local community. This posting may be used to fill additional Public Service Supervisor positions in Children's Services at other locations throughout the library system.

Requirements for the Children's Services Supervisor include: 

  • Experience working with children and families in a library setting
  • Planning and providing programs and outreach
  • Extensive knowledge of children's literature, library and information science, and child development as it relates to library service
  • Ability to inspire superior performance from staff
  • Ability to evaluate performance and develop staff
  • Ability to write and speak effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to resolve difficult interactions with library users
  • Commitment to continuous learning and knowledge of trends in children's services and general library service
  • Awareness of and ability to learn new technologies
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Considerable knowledge of library organization, procedures, and policies
  • Considerable knowledge of reference sources and materials
  • Ability to plan and schedule workloads; ability to effectively train and supervise staff
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and with the general public. 
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.

 This position will:

  • Serve on the Children's Management Committee. 
  • Work closely with the Youth Services Coordinator and cluster branch children's services contacts to plan and implement service priorities. 
  • Work closely with the supervisory team to ensure that HCPL and Henrico County standards of customer service are met and to ensure smooth operation of the facility.  
  • May act as Librarian in Charge in the absence of the Manager or Assistant Manager.

Master of Library Science degree and three (3) years of relevant library work experience, with two years of relevant supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Possession of a Librarian's Certification from the Virginia Board for the Certification of Librarians is required.

May require a valid driver's license to perform assigned duties at various locations.

Night and weekend work is required including Sundays on rotation.

This posting may be used to fill additional Children's Public Service Supervisor positions at other locations throughout the library system. 

The expected hiring range will be at the lower end of the listed pay scale.


Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, June 3, 2024.

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