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Deputy Director of Libraries -- Full Time -- Alexandria Library
Librarian III Youth Services Manager -- Full Time -- Alexandria Library
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES – FT/40 HOURS
The Deputy Director of Libraries works closely with the Library Director in administering the operations of the Central Library and all branch libraries, in improving operating systems, and in planning for the future needs of the City for library service. The incumbent in this position assists the Director in the production and implementation of long-range plans for the Alexandria Library Board’s review and approval in such areas as staff development, automation, economy of materials and staffing, publicity, and collection development. Work is performed in accordance with professional standards and established policies and procedures within the Library Department and the City government, with a minimum of direction or supervision. Supervision is exercised over professional and paraprofessional personnel, and work is reviewed through performance conferences, reports and results achieved.
- Under the supervision of the Director, this position is responsible for, but not limited to:
- Conferring with and advising division heads on policies and problems related to the administration of library services
- Directing the supervisors of branch libraries in the performance of their duties
- Instructing supervisory personnel in regulations and procedures, and conducting staff conferences and meetings
- Directing the Library system in the absence of the Director
- Studying methods and assisting in drafting plans to develop all services of the library system to effectively meet more the present and future community needs
- Planning for the career growth and development of the sub-professional and professional staffs, and ensuring that training and development assignments are carried out
- Investigating new library operational and control techniques and procedures, and revising present methods to improve operating efficiency
- Conferring with officials, citizens, clubs and other community organizations explaining the library system objectives, policies and services
- Participating in community activities and presenting lectures and talks about the library services
- Assisting in the preparation and execution of the budget
- Preparing grant applications and supervising grant programs
- Completing special assignments from the Director and the Alexandria Library Board
- Obtaining and reviewing competitive bids for services and recommending selections
- Performing related work as required.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of library administration; comprehensive knowledge of sound methods of management in relation to the operation of a growing public library system; thorough knowledge of community needs and interest in relation to library services; thorough knowledge of reading interest levels, a wide knowledge of books, authors, professional library publications and literature; good knowledge of building maintenance requirements; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community leaders, public officials, professional groups and the general public; ability to analyze library needs and to evaluate library services; ability to represent the library system effectively at professional library meetings and conferences and on professional panels; ability to supervise and coordinate the work of a large professional and clerical staff; and the ability to speak and write clearly and effectively.
Extensive responsible experience in professional library work, including supervisory experience at the level of Librarian III/Branch Manager (or equivalent), and possession of a master's degree in library science augmented by courses equivalent to a minor in business or library administration; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Systems administration or information technology skills a plus.
Possession of a license to practice as a registered professional librarian issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the ability to obtain one in 3 months.
$77,604.94 – 124,695.41 annually
Eligible for annual and sick leave, health insurance, retirement, life insurance, disability insurance, health care flexible spending program, and deferred compensation plan.
Send/Fax/Email: Application, Cover Letter, Resume, and References (3) to:
Veronica Matthews, Human Resources Manager, Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304-2903; Phone 703.746.1701; Fax 703.746.1789; firstname.lastname@example.org apply online.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The Alexandria Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead its Youth Services team. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, main library. Under the direction of the Central Library Manager, this position is responsible for supervising the activities of the Youth Service Department, including training and evaluating personnel, planning programs, collection development and a variety of duties that require a thorough knowledge of youth services.
- Provides overall vision and leadership for Youth Services throughout the Alexandria Library, to include planning and coordinating initiatives and services on a system-wide basis.
- Works as a member of the Central Library management team and submits information and statistics to the Central Library Manager for monthly and annual reports.
- Hires, trains, and evaluates staff within the Youth Services Department at the Central Library.
- Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives including summer reading programs for children ages 0-12.
- Coordinates collection development and maintenance for children’s materials.
- Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials.
- Coordinates activities with Alexandria City Public Schools and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
- Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve youth services.
- Represents the library through interaction with community organizations and participation in professional associations on both a regional and national level.
- Assists with grant writing for Youth Services initiatives.
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.
Minimum: Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; experience at the level of Librarian II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; supervisory experience preferred. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Salary: $57,919.09 - $93,064.22.
The City’s promotional policy states that an employee who is promoted will be placed on the pay grade associated with their new job classification on the step held prior to promotion unless the increase exceeds 20%, in which case the employee will receive a salary adjustment of 20% plus placement on the next higher step of the new grade, or the minimum of the new grade, whichever is greater. In no case may the employee's salary exceed the maximum salary of the new pay grade.
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, supplemental life insurance, long-term disability, long-term care insurance and flexible spending accounts.
Send/Email/Fax Cover Letter, Resume and three references to:
Renee DiPilato, Manager, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304-2903, Phone 703.746.1702, Fax 703-746-1789; email@example.com or apply online.
Applications received by March 7, 2014 will receive first consideration; however, the position is open until filled.