Employment Opportunities

Alexandria is a great library system to work for, rich in history and located in a city which boasts incredible diversity. We proudly reflect that diversity, with 22 different languages spoken by our 102 staff members. Positions include full-time, part- time, and seasonal jobs in both professional and paraprofessional capacities. Vacancies are posted as they occur, so check back often. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Alexandria Library!

 

Positions

Please submit a completed application form for each position for which you are applying. You may download the Employment Application in PDF format or fill it out online.

 

Librarian II - Full-Time (40 Hours a Week) - Beatley Central Library

Sunday Librarian - Part-Time (4 Hours a Week) - Beatley Central Library & Burke Branch Library

Library Page - Part-Time (10 Hours a Week) - Beatley Central Library & Burke Branch Library

     

 

Librarian II

Full-Time (40 Hours a Week) - Beatley Central Library


The Beatley Central Library is seeking enthusiastic, tech-savvy candidates for a Librarian II position. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, main library. Under the supervision of the Adult Services Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating the Alexandria Library’s volunteer programs, plans special events and community outreach activities, and supervises interlibrary loan functions.

 

Duties:      

  • Coordinates the Library’s volunteer programs to include developing training and evaluation materials and providing guidance to branch library volunteer coordinators.
  • Recruits volunteers for support work and recommends assignments that will make best use of individual skills and library needs.
  • Oversees aspects of public programming, exhibitions, and special events including planning, implementation, and logistics.
  • Become a passport processing agent and assist in passport processing.
  • Oversee a staff member in the Talking Books services.
  • May attend/represent the Library at off-site programs and events.
  • Oversees the interlibrary loan program, to include updating ILL policies and procedures, training staff on ILL processes, and compiling monthly and annual ILL statistics.
  • Processes ILL requests from Alexandria Library patrons and provides materials to other libraries using OCLC.
  • Answers any patron or system-wide inquiries related to ILL policies and procedures.
  • Answers reference questions in person, via telephone or email, and provides instruction on using the library catalog, databases and all equipment in the reference area.
  • Contributes to collection development of the adult fiction and nonfiction areas through evaluating and ordering new materials as well as weeding and maintaining current collections.
  • Serves as manager or building officer in the absence of the Adult Services Manager
  • May supervise up to five staff members (part-time Librarian I and Library Assistant positions) including interviewing, selecting, training and evaluating these staff.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be a US Citizen to qualify for Passport Training.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of automated integrated library systems and comfortable with technology.
  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with reference services using a variety of print and electronic resources.
  • Ability to work independently to manage ILL processes.
  • Some management or supervisory experience preferred.

 

Schedule:       

Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the Central Library and will include evenings, Saturdays and occasional Sundays.

 

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

 

Salary: $51,552.80 - $82,834.44 Per year                

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited A.L.A. library school and the Virginia professional library license are required.
  • At least one year of professional library experience at the level of Librarian I, experience in general reference, interlibrary loan and some supervisory experience is preferred.


 

Application Instructions:

 

Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory.  Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, Human Resources Manager, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions:  703-746-1701, or careers@alexandria.lib.va.us.

 


Position Closes: 6/26/2018


 


Sunday Librarian

Part-Time - 4 Hours Per Week - Beatley Central Library & Burke Branch Library

 

Under the direct supervision of the Branch Manager, the incumbent is responsible for assisting customers at the Reference/Information Desk and providing general support for the Adult Services Department.

 

Duties:                    

  • 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, including but not limited to, passport processing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Skills:                         

  • 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.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and library customers.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, both orally and in writing.

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of e-Readers and e-Book mobile applications.
  • Public library experience.


Requirments:

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.

 

Salary: $ 21.819/hour

 

This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

Schedule:  4 hours every Sunday 1-5 PM

 

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

                         Burke Branch Library - 4701 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304


 

Application Instructions:

Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory.  Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, Human Resources Manager, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions:  703-746-1701, or careers@alexandria.lib.va.us.


Open Until Filled



Library Page

Part-Time - 10 Hours Per Week - Beatley Central Library & Burke Branch Library

 

The Alexandria Library is looking for a dynamic team player to join the team at the Alexandria Library.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, central library. 

 

Duties:

  • Shelving library materials;
  • Sorting book carts;
  • Checking shelf order;
  • Shifting books in order to maintain neat and appealing shelves;
  • Clearing book drops;
  • Assisting other staff as requested;
  • Assisting patrons with locating information and materials;
  • Dusting, organizing and clean up as necessary and
  • Additional duties as assigned which may include Circulation Desk functions.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write, count and communicate well with others in English;
  • Good alphabetic and numeric skills;
  • Be responsible and reliable;
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Have the ability to work harmoniously with both the public and co-workers;
  • Ability to work independently on feet standing or walking for periods up to an hour; and
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and stretch in order to manage materials.

 

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED is required; some college education is preferred. You must be able to physically lift and carry materials either loose or in bags/boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be able to push fully loaded book carts. A knowledge of, or willingness to learn, library practices (including the use of computers and other technologies) is necessary. Previous library experience is helpful.

 

Compensation:           $14.30 per hour

 

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

                         Burke Branch Library - 4701 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304

 

Schedule:           10 hours per week.  Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the branch. The position will include Sunday hours.

 

This position is not eligible for benefits.


Application Instructions:

Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter and resume.  Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or careers@alexlibraryva.org.

 

This position is open until filled