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Youth Services Job Opportunity in Alexandria VA

Youth Services position

Starting salary range: $51,552.80 – $60,885.50 Annually

To apply please see our ad online: https://alexlibraryva.org/client/en_US/home/?rm=EMPLOYMENT+OPP0%7C%7C%7C1%7C%7C%7C0%7C%7C%7Ctrue&dt=list

Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)

Full Time – 40 Hours/Week – Burke Branch Library

The Youth Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Burke Branch Library Youth Services Team and reports to the Branch Manager.

General Duties:

 Supervises one part-time Library Assistant and one part-time Library Page.

 Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives including summer reading programs for children ages 0-12.

 Collaborates with the Teen Services Coordinator to plan and implement programs and initiatives for young adults.

 Coordinates collection development and maintenance of children’s materials

 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 building officer in the Branch Manager’s absence.

 Weeds and updates the collection and evaluates print and digital resources.

 Participates on system Youth Services Committee and other committees.

 Other duties as assigned.

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

Minimum Requirements:

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.

Foreign languages skills preferred.

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.

Location: 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304


Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the Burke Branch, and will include days, evenings and two Saturdays per month.

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@alexandria.lib.va.us.

This position is open until filled