DATE ENTERED: June 10, 2024
POSITION: Full-Time Supervising Reference Librarian (Central Library)
LOCATION: Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA
APPLY BY: Open until filled

Full-Time Supervising Reference Librarian (Central Library) Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Salary:  $21.03 - $27.34 Hourly

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

NOTE: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of "Continuous." If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.    

To Apply: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time.   Click here to apply.

The City of Charlottesville is seeking candidates to be considered for the position of Supervising Reference Librarian for the Central Library who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Commitment, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Collaboration.

The preferred hiring range for this position is between $21.03 to $27.34 hourly ($43,742.40 - $56,897.20 annually). Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, gym membership reimbursement, and continuing education/training opportunities. 

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This position is responsible for supervising Reference Services at a library location and upholding a strong public service orientation. The individual in this role should have a solid understanding of library practices, knowledge of reference resources (including online databases and other internet resources), and familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office Suite. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, providing reader's advisory and reference services, assisting patrons of all ages with the use of library resources and equipment, performing some circulation tasks and general library duties, assisting with administrative tasks, and may serve as the acting branch manager. Reports to a branch manager.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: M.L.S. degree with certification in Virginia is required
    • Or coursework allowing for the completion of said degree within the first two years of employment.
  • At least 2 years of previous library experience.
  • Experience with MS Office suite and online reference resources.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience preferred.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.