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Alexandria is a historic city located in northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.  Distinct neighborhoods including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End offer something for everyone.  Headquarters to several prominent organizations, including the Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Foundation, our city of nearly 150,000 residents is a diverse community—a distinctly urban area that retains a small town atmosphere.

Alexandria Library celebrates equity and diversity within our community and staff by:

  • Offering programs and resources that reflect our uniquely multicultural community.
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Fostering an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
  • Providing opportunities for all staff members to grow and excel.

Alexandria Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Proficiency/fluency in Amharic, Arabic or Spanish is highly desired, but not required for these positions. These positions require the successful completion of pre-employment background checks, including a criminal background screening.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Alexandria Library!




Library Operations Supervisor (Law Library) - 30 hours a week

Library Operations Supervisor
Part-Time / 30 Hours a week

Law Library


Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director, the incumbent is responsible for the daily operation of the Law Library.  The Operations Supervisor is the primary contact for the public when accessing and utilizing the Law Library’s resources.  This position requires professional work of a confidential nature, independent judgment, initiative and discretion.



  • Answers all types of legal reference questions using traditional, electronic, and internet sources in an efficient and courteous manner
  • Assists customers in selecting and locating materials
  • Plans and conducts programs relating to consumer law and legal issues
  • Stays abreast of trends in legal information and resources
  • Makes recommendations for the Law Library collection, including reference and print resources
  • Conducts shelf reading and weeding of collection
  • Demonstrates use of catalog and electronic databases to customers
  • Interprets policies and procedures of the library to the public
  • Other duties as assigned.


Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and in a friendly and positive manner with staff and library customers from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
  • Comfort with working independently, within established policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare written reports
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of others, including volunteers
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology
  • Knowledge of legal resources, including print materials and online databases
  • Experience in a library or educational setting
  • Enthusiasm for the work and a willingness to try new things.


Minimum Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year of experience working at the equivalent of a Library Assistant III level.  Prior experience in a library and/or law firm or performing legal research is highly preferred. 


Schedule: 30 hours per week. Hours will be scheduled to meet the needs of the Alexandria Library.

Salary: $24.30 - $30.90 per hour, depending on qualifications. 

Benefits: Eligible for pro-rata annual and sick leave, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and retirement plans.

Location: Alexandria Law Library, 520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


Application Instructions: Click here to apply attaching a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory.  Address Cover Letter to Linda Wesson, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or


Open until filled

Last updated:  June 2022