DATE ENTERED: May 21, 2024
POSITION: Supervising Librarian (Librarian II)
LOCATION: Slover Library, Norfolk, VA
APPLY BY: 6/1/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

City of Norfolk
Supervising Librarian (Librarian II)

$27.59 - $45.63 Hourly
$2,207.12 - $3,650.54 Biweekly
$57,385.00 - $94,914.00 Annually

Norfolk VA 23510, VA

Permanent Full-time


Slover Library


6/1/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

The City of Norfolk's Slover is currently seeking a Supervising Librarian that will assist the Branch Manager at The Downtown Branch at Slover.

The Slover located in downtown Norfolk is comprised of 4 unique areas: venue rentals, business center, creative studios, and the Downtown Branch at Slover.

Essential Functions
Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises employee recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and performance reviews.
  • Directs the operations of the library including customer service, reference and readers’ advisory services, circulation, public computing, use of databases and online digital materials for streaming and downloading, and collection development.
  • Reports directly to the Branch Manager for the Downtown Branch at Slover.
  • Monitors the branch library budget and oversees acquisitions of equipment.
  • Establishes and maintains policies and procedures and implements quality control standards.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring with regard to staff development.
  • Coordinates facility maintenance, custodial services, and security services with The Slover Operations Department.
  • Promotes partnerships and collaboration between the library and the community through outreach and community engagement.
  • Coordinates programming efforts by working with other branches, volunteers, the Youth Services Department, Programming and Outreach Department, and the Multicultural Programming Committee.
  • Responsible for preparing various updates and reports as required by Library Administration.

Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field. Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline which is acquired in a Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university.

Two years experience as a professional Librarian or equivalent professional experience including management experience.  Proficiency in Microsoft applications are required.

Preferred candidate will possess 3-5 years of prior library experience, previous experience in reference work, customer service, management, program planning and/or collection development

Additional Information & Requirements

  • State of Virginia Professional Librarian Certification within six months of employment.
  • Valid Driver's license.

Work Hours:  Workdays and hours will vary depending on organizational needs. Staff typically work schedules anytime within the hours of 8:30 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday.
This position will require flexibility to work some rotating weekends and evening schedules.

Signing Bonus:  This position is eligible for a one-time $5000 sign on bonus.

To apply: Job Bulletin (