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Monday, August 1, 2016

[LIBJOBS] US - Arlington, Virginia - Branch Manager

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Closing Date/Time:     Thu. 08/25/16 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $31.34 - $53.96 Hourly

$2,507.20 - $4,316.80 Biweekly

$65,187.20 - $112,236.80 Annually

Job Type:         Full-Time

Location:         Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, Virginia

The Arlington Department of Libraries is committed to providing innovative, high-quality services to its diverse community by offering access to information, promoting the joy of reading and creating welcoming spaces for learning and discourse. We are seeking a Librarian Supervisor to lead the Columbia Pike branch Library and welcome candidates with strong leadership experience and customer service ethic.


The ideal candidate will be a skilled strategic thinker and problem solver, able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, understand and focus on system-wide and County priorities, work successfully within a team and communicate effectively face to face and in writing. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of current trends in public libraries, be technologically savvy and forward-thinking, be a proven innovator who can manage change and have a strong background in internal workgroup dynamics and supervision.


Major duties of this position include:

Managing daily operations and customer service delivery;

Contributing to Department strategic planning and evaluation of policies, programs and procedures;

Creating and implementing programs and services that meet the current and anticipated needs of the community;

Developing and maintaining community contacts;

Overseeing the Branch collection and, in collaboration with the Library's Selection Specialist, making sure that the collection is current, relevant and reflects community needs;

Working with staff to merchandise materials regularly to highlight areas of the collection;

Supervising and evaluating assigned personnel and making hiring decisions that reflect the diversity of the Arlington community;

Managing resources effectively and efficiently;

Ensuring equitable staff participation in development and training opportunities;

Participating in a variety of teams/workgroups/committees that further the library mission.

The Librarian Supervisor operates with substantial independence and reports to the Branch Services Division Chief.

Selection Criteria:



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university, plus three years of professional experience providing direct public service in a library which includes at least two years' experience managing a facility or leading a team.


SUBSTITUTION: A librarian's certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for the Certification of Librarians may substitute for the Master's Degree.


DESIRABLE: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

Supervising a diverse staff;

Working with staff and patrons to develop services and programs that meet the needs of the community;

Working in a diverse community;

Creating innovative programs, including technology, to reach out into the community; and/or

Redesigning of services and/or facilities.


Special Requirements:

Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.


Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.


Additional Information:

WORK HOURS: Scheduling is determined by the needs of the location and includes some evening and weekend work.


WORK LOCATION: Employees will be assigned to one of the Arlington Library locations; assignments may change over time. The current vacancy is located at the Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 Walter Reed Drive.



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