DATE ENTERED: June 4, 2024
POSITION: Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)
LOCATION: Fairfax County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 6/14/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)
Salary - $60,056.05 - $100,093.76 Annually
Location - ALEXANDRIA (MN24), VA
Job Type - FT Salary W BN
Job Number - 24-01365
Department - Library
Opening Date - 06/01/2024
Closing Date - 6/14/2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S22
Posting Type - Open to General Public

To apply:

Job Announcement

Manages and supervises youth department of a regional library. Serves as person-in-charge as needed. Serves on branch management team. Responds to the needs of library customers and resolves more complex customer issues. Performs all essential information and support duties. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library. 

Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Youth Services Manager (Librarian II) vacancies. The current vacancy is located at:

  • Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Ln, Alexandria, VA, 22306-2799

Salary: The starting annual salary offer will be in the minimum to mid-point range ($60,056.05 to $80,075.01) and will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised compensation range. Compensation rules apply per Fairfax County personnel regulations for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends.

To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video "Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library"  

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Serves on Branch Management Team;
  • Serves as person-in-charge;
  • May schedule staff and plan workflow to ensure adequate coverage;
  • Resolves non-routine patron interactions by communicating and interpreting library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Addresses the more difficult and complex reference and reader advisory services;
  • Promotes and represents Library System before outside groups;
  • May develop informational finding tools;
  • May select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel;
  • May facilitate staff meetings;
  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • Directly supervises youth services within the branch;
  • Managers all activities of the youth service department at a regional library;
  • Oversees the management of the youth collection in the branch;
  • Serves as a system resource for reader's advisory and programming for youth;
  • May partner with schools and community organizations to provide library services for youth and teens.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • General knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
  • Ability to prioritize and schedule workload of the department;
  • Ability to effectively select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinates;
  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library's collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library's operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material;
  • Ability to plan and provide youth-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Enhanced knowledge of youth materials and programming.

Employment Standards

Master's degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited library school and one year of professional library experience.

Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three (3) months of date of appointment to the position.


  • Two or more years of professional library experience, to include demonstrated supervisory experience. 
  • Experience providing readers' advisory services to patrons requiring children's literature or materials. 
  • Experience planning, developing, and facilitating programs for children and young adults.

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book carts filled at 70% capacity, requiring 14 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 7 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to shelve materials at all height levels. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to stoop, bend, reach, squat, and kneel. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. [email protected] EEO/AA/TTY.