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Alexandria Library, with six locations and a virtual branch, is a thriving community resource. We provide opportunities for all people to learn, explore, create, and connect. Our innovative staff is devoted to service and we are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join us in offering excellent customer experiences.
Alexandria Library celebrates diversity within our community and staff by:
The Youth Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Duncan Branch Library Youth Services Team and reports to the Branch Manager.
Supervises, schedules, and writes evaluations for one Children’s Librarian, one part-time Library Assistant and two part-time Library Pages
Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives including summer reading programs for youth ages 0 – 18, including scheduling performers throughout the year with a set programming budget. Following the goals of the Alexandria Library to present diverse and cultural programming.
Coordinates collection development and maintenance for children’s materials through weeding of the collection and regular bi-monthly orders with a set annual collections budget
Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials
Coordinates outreach activities with Alexandria City Public Schools, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, and related organizations providing Youth Services in the community.
Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve youth services
Functions as the manager in charge in the Branch Manager’s absence
Evaluate and updates the collection of print and digital resources
Participates on system Youth Services Committee
Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, programming and services
Management and supervisory skills, including team building, time management, and planning
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology
Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library environment
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Prior supervisory experience is preferred
Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; at least five years of experience in professional library work, including three or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity at the level of Librarian I; 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: $51,552.80 - $60,885.50 Annually
Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance.
Duncan Branch Library 2501 Commonwealth Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301
Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the Duncan Branch, and will include days, evenings and two Saturdays per month.
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 email@example.com
Position closes: Open Until Filled