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Sunday Librarian I -- Beatley Central Library -- Part-Time (4 hours)









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



  • Answers all types of reference questions using traditional, electronic, and internet sources in an efficient and courteous manner. 
  • Staffs the information desk to assist library patrons in-person and by phone with inquiries regarding library materials and other sources of information.
  • Assists patrons 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 patrons with other community services provided through the library, including but not limited to, passport processing.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge of reference sources; some knowledge of books and authors.
  • Ability to instruct patrons 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 patrons.
  • 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.



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


Schedule: 4 hours per week – every Sunday 1-5 PM


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


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.

Position is open until filled; however, applications received on or before October 2, 2015 will receive first consideration.