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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 160,000 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!




Librarian I (Sunday) - Beatley Central Library

Sunday Librarian Position

Beatley Central Library

 4  Hours a Week


The Alexandria Library is searching for a part-time Librarian. The incumbent is responsible for assisting customers at the Reference/Information Desk and providing general support for the Adult Services Department.



  • Answers all types of reference questions using print and digital sources in an efficient and courteous manner
  • Staffs the information desk to assist library customers in person and by phone with inquiries regarding library materials and other sources of information
  • Assists customers with the online catalog, electronic reference services, and with the automated internet registration and printing
  • Interprets policies and procedures of the library to the public
  • Furnishes information about library activities, facilities, rules, and services
  • Helps customers with other community services provided through the library
  • Qualify to become a U.S. passport agent
  • Other duties as assigned.


 Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:   

  • Knowledge of reference sources; some knowledge of books and authors
  • Ability to instruct customers using various technologies
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure
  • Ability to assist a diverse population of patrons in a calm and courteous manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and library customers
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment


Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of e-Readers and e-Book mobile applications
  • Public library experience
  • Foreign language skills


Minimum Requirements:

Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. U.S. Citizenship is required for passport services.


Salary: $ 23.14/hour

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.

Schedule: Every Sunday 1-5 PM 

Location: Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304-2903


Application Instructions:

Click here to apply, attaching a cover letter, resume and three professional references. Address cover letter to Linda Wesson, HR Manager, Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304. For questions, contact 703-746-1799 or


Open Until Filled

Last Updated: February 2023