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.

 

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

Sunday Library Assistant - Part-Time (4 Hours a Week) - Burke Branch Library & Barret Branch Library

Library Page - Part-Time (15 Hours a Week) - Beatley Central Library

Library Assistant I - Limited Term Part-Time (20-35 Hours a Week) - Beatley Central Library

Administration Assistant - Limited Term Part-Time (35 Hours a Week) - Beatley Central Library

    

 

Central Library Manager (Librarian IV)

Full Time - 40 Hours/Week – Beatley Central Library

 

The Librarian IV is responsible for the operation of the City of Alexandria’s Central Library, the largest library in the system.  The Librarian IV supervises the Circulation, Adult Services and Youth Services Section Managers of the Central Library.  In addition, this position oversees several citywide library services, including Interlibrary Loan Service, Talking Books Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Outreach Services.  The Librarian IV receives general supervision from the Deputy Director of Libraries.

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares annual goals and objectives for the Central Library
  • Plans and coordinates the library services of the Central Library
  • Supervises and evaluates  the Section Managers of the Central Library
  • Delegates library duties, assigns special projects and approves leave
  • Responsible for system-wide Outreach Services through Circulation, Adult Services, Youth Services and Talking Book Service
  • Responsible for developing and evaluating adult material collections
  • Interprets library policies, resolves patron complaints and provides library information for the public
  • Writes monthly, annual, and special reports for Library Administration
  • Participates in the development of new library policies and procedures for the library system
  • Reviews and writes personnel budget recommendations for Library Administration
  • Liaison for the Friends of the Library at the Central Library
  • Plans special library programs at the Central Library, including tours and presentations
  • Serves as a certified passport agent and provides assistance on a rotating basis
  • Secures and ensures the security of the building and the safety of employees
  • Represents the library at regional professional meetings and community meetings

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials and practices, especially as they relate to the field of specialization; thorough professional knowledge of reader interest levels and books and authors; ability to analyze professional and administrative problems, to make recommendations, and take appropriate actions in their solution; ability to utilize electronic databases and computers; ability to supervise and train professional, paraprofessional and support staff in the various activities of a branch library or a major section of the library; ability to interpret library policies and objectives to community groups, public officials, business and education leaders and the general public; ability to participate in the development or improvement of professional library methods and standards and to establish and maintain effective public relations.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum: Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; at least five years of experience in professional library work, including two or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity at the level of Librarian III; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  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: $62,657.92 - $102,994.90

 

Schedule: 

Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the library, and will include days, evenings, two Saturdays per month, and occasional Sundays at the Beatley Central Library.

 

Benefits:

Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance.

 

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, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or careers@alexlibraryva.org

 

This position is open until filled

 

 

Sunday Library Assistant

Part-Time – 4 Hours/Week - Burke Branch Library & Barrett Branch Library

 

The Alexandria Library is seeking an energetic and reliable staff member to join the Sunday Services team at the Alexandria Library as a Library Assistant I.

 

Duties:    

  • Assisting library users in routine selection and location of library materials;
  • Checking library materials in and out for library users;
  • Collecting fines and fees, issuing library cards and revising registration records;
  • Assisting patrons with the use of self-check machines, library catalogs and other databases, Internet computers, printers and copy machines;
  • Shelf-reading, inventory and withdrawal of library materials;
  • Maintenance of one or more sections of the collection; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness to acquire some knowledge of library practices and techniques;
  • Some knowledge of and interest in literature;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public, in busy and sometimes difficult circumstances;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, without constant supervision;
  • An aptitude for customer service.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • A two-year college degree;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English and basic arithmetic and computer skills;
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 15 pounds;
  • Foreign language skills and customer service experience preferred.

 

Schedule: 

4 hours per week each Sunday the Library is open for service.

 

Compensation:   $15.016 per hour.

 

Locations: 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304 & 717 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


Benefits:  

Not eligible for benefits as the position is temporary.


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, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or careers@alexlibraryva.org.

 

This position is open until filled

 

Library Page

Part-Time - 15 Hours Per Week - Beatley Central

 

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 Library – 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304

 

Schedule:           15 hours per week.  Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the branch. The Page position located at Duncan will include Saturday and 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

 

Library Assistant I (Limited Term)

Part-Time 20-35 Hours a week - Beatley Central Library

 

The Alexandria Library is seeking a self-motivated, outgoing, hard-working and eager individual to serve as a Library Assistant I.

 

The Library is looking for qualified individuals to assist with projects and initiatives and general office duties such as filing and organizing.

 

Duties:

  • Assist with the researching, locating, and boxing/unboxing of library materials from vendors and publishers.
  • Receive and process the billing of materials from vendors and publishers using the Library’s ILS system.
  • Receive and unpack deliveries of leased materials from vendor and repack for return shipment.
  • Assist with the processing (labeling and covering) of library materials being added to the collections as added copies or volumes for distribution to branches.
  • Assist with filing, general office cleaning, and organizing
  • Assist librarians with collection maintenance and weeding efforts.
  • Assist with RFID tagging for library materials.
  • Provide data entry support for RFID tagging process.

 

Skills and Abilities:           

Some knowledge of library methods, procedures and practices; some knowledge of library integrated records systems, databases and other specialized vendor purchasing programs; some knowledge of standard bibliographic tools; capable of lifting and unpacking boxes weighing 25 or more pounds; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to work as part of a team; as well as independently.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.

 

Salary:                  $15.01 per hour


Benefits:               This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

Schedule:              20 - 35 hours per week (4 - 7 hours - Monday through Friday -- flexible)

 

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

 

This position is temporary and will not last longer than July 1, 2018.


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

 


Administration Assistant (Library Assistant)

Limited-Term Part-Time 20-35 Hours a week - Beatley Central Library (Administration)

 

The Alexandria Library is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our team.  The ideal candidate will have an exceptional work ethic, a willingness to learn, and the desire to contribute to a busy administrative office.

 

Duties:           

  • Maintain mailing lists and various personnel reports and records
  • Create letters and assist with updating various documents
  • Answer telephone, direct patrons & greet visitors
  • File personnel records & invoices
  • Assist with counting and recording daily cash receipts
  • Help organize/clean out personnel and fiscal files, based on records retention schedules
  • Additional projects and duties as assigned.

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to work independently, as well as to work well with other staff as a contributing team member.
  • Experience with computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

 

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

  • Two-Year College Degree or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to read, speak, and write well in English.
  • Basic arithmetic and computer skills.
  • This position will require confidentiality when dealing with patron, staff, and fiscal information.
  • You must be able to physically lift and carry, either loose or in bags or boxes, up to 40 pounds. Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, and stretch in order to manage materials.

 

Salary:                  $15.01 per hour

 

Benefits:               This position is not eligible for benefits.

 

Schedule:              35 hours per week (7 hours - Monday through Friday -- flexible)

 

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

 

 This position is temporary and will not last longer than July 1, 2018.

 

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