DATE ENTERED: June 10, 2024
POSITION: School-Age and Teen Services Outreach Coordinator (Librarian II)
LOCATION: Fairfax County Public Library, Fairfax, VA
APPLY BY: 6/21/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

School-Age and Teen Services Outreach Coordinator (Librarian II)

Salary - $60,056.05 - $100,093.76 Annually
Location - FAIRFAX (EJ33), VA
Job Type - FT Salary W BN
Job Number - 24-01449
Department - Library
Opening Date - 06/08/2024
Closing Date - 6/21/2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S22
Posting Type - Open to General Public
To apply:

Job Announcement

Coordinates system-wide services, activities and programming to youth and teens. Works with branch staff to develop and/or provide direct programs for youth and teens. Presents professional development workshops, book talks, or informational sessions for teachers and organizations who work with youth and teens. 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 School-Age and Teen Services Outreach Coordinator (Librarian II) vacancies.

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. Occasional overtime may be required. Occasional evening and weekend hours for outreach and programming duties.

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.

Coordinator of Early Literacy or Youth and Teen Services Only

  • Coordinates outreach programs and resources for youth and teens;
  • Organizes system-wide activities and events for youth and teens, such as the children's summer reading program and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten; 
  • Works with library staff to develop and/or provide direct programs for youth and teens;
  • Analyzes effectiveness of programming efforts, goals and objectives, summarizes findings, and recommends improvements;
  • Identifies, establishes, and maintains partnerships with childcare centers, schools, county agencies, and other organizations;
  • Presents professional development workshops, book talks or informational sessions for teachers and organizations who work with youth and teens;
  • Provides training and resources to youth services staff and organizes staff meetings. 

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.

Coordinator of Early Literacy or Youth and Teen Services Only

  • Knowledge of children's literature and early literacy concepts;
  • Ability to plan, develop, and facilitate programs for youth and teens;
  • Ability to develop partnerships with other agencies and organizations. 

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.
  • Valid driver's license.


  • Two or more years of professional library experience to include one or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity to include training, coaching and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated experience providing training or making presentations in a formal setting (workshop, meeting, program).
  • Demonstrated experience planning, publicizing, executing or evaluating library programs for children and young adults, including outreach programming, author events and systemwide events (e.g., summer reading program).
  • Experience working in partnership with other agencies and organizations.

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

Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift up to 15 lbs and perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time and to stoop, bend, reach, squat, and kneel.  Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book carts filled at 70% capacity, requiring 14 lbs. of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 7 lbs. after initial acceleration. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 lbs. of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 lbs. after initial acceleration. Ability to shelve materials at all height levels. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. 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.